R.I.P 2007 Is Here! Free to WinCustomize Subscribers.

And free with any Premium Suite purchase through October 31st

Friday, October 5, 2007 by Zoomba | Discussion: WinCustomize News

Fresh from the grave, Stardock delivers Halloween straight to your desktop. Our macabre desktop is packed full of ghoulish icons, unearthly visual styles, wicked gadgets and a haunted wallpaper sure to send shivers through your bones. This desktop screams Halloween and is our treat to you with the purchase of any Premium Suite. This ghastly deal ends on October 31.

If you're a WinCustomize Subscriber, you get this update completely free!  Just head on over to the Subscriber Resources section to download the suite.

So you're not a WinCustomize subscriber yet and you want the new R.I.P suite?  You have two choices, you can either purchase a subscription to WinCustomize, or you can buy any of our Premium Suites before October 31st.  Your choice.

     

This suite has been updated to take advantage of WindowBlinds 6 and Windows Vista features.

What's New: 

  • Animated Start Menu in Vista & XP
  • Vista Compatability
  • Vista-ready Icons
  • New Weather Gadget
  • New Wallpaper

What's In the Suite?

  • WB6 Animated skin for Vista & XP
  • Icon Package for Vista & XP
  • Wallpaper in 3 Resolutions
  • Clock Gadget
  • Calendar Gadget
  • Weather Gadget
 

Enjoy the super-spooky suite from Stardock Design!

Additionally, if you are a Windows Vista Ultimate user, we're releasing an Animated Wallpaper designed to go with R.I.P completely free.  You don't need to buy anything, but it sure will look good running along side the R.I.P Suite.  Grab the Dream HERE*.

*Requires Windows DreamScene and Stardock DeskScapes to be installed

IMPORTANT: You will need to upgrade to the latest version of Theme Manager from Stardock Central.  If you do not, the suite will not apply properly.  DO THIS FIRST.

Screenshots

   
Windows XP  Windows Vista Desktop Gadgets 
     
  Apogee Halloween Icons  
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Fuzzy Logic
Reply #1 Friday, October 5, 2007 11:33 AM

  

More goodies. I'm starting to get giddy!

Matrix3000k
Reply #2 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:20 PM
Great Theme. Just upgraded to window blinds 6.0 and I love the start menue animations. Good job on this them and thanks for sharing and making it free!!!!
ZubaZ
Reply #3 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:23 PM
I can't handle so many awesome skins!

I've downloaded more skins for personal use this week than I have in months!

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!!!!
Moletai
Reply #4 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:27 PM
Thank you so much
Philly0381
Reply #5 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:30 PM
Just downloaded, great suite, works well with the Halloween sound package. Can anyone suggests Object Dock Icons? I'm going to go throught the library to find some extra widgets or gadgets to go with it. Thanks once again Stardock. Money well spendt.             
RoseNell
Reply #6 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:42 PM
Thanks guys very cool.....
bobbyhundreds
Reply #7 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:47 PM
Blimey,it's gone download crazy here  ,great suite love it!      
cplair
Reply #8 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:48 PM
      

Kewl!!

I'm a subscriber, gimme gimme gimme, I love trick or treats!

Thanks a bunch guys!

WhooHoo!

Cp

      

cplair
Reply #9 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:55 PM
Just downloaded, great suite, works well with the Halloween sound package. Can anyone suggests Object Dock Icons?


Philly's using OD's now!?  

Uh Oh!

Why not export the IP that came with the Theme John and use them on your Dock!

  
Philly0381
Reply #10 Friday, October 5, 2007 12:59 PM
Well are you just going to sit there and gloat or give me a suggestion?       

CP, it's even the plus version, got a regular and a tab dock. No quick launch in the taskbar! So it took a year.             
ZubaZ
Reply #11 Friday, October 5, 2007 1:05 PM
Cool start menu animation!
Island Dog
Reply #12 Friday, October 5, 2007 1:07 PM
Beautiful work!




SteveGosselin
Reply #13 Friday, October 5, 2007 1:26 PM
Wooohooo!!
RottGutt
Reply #14 Friday, October 5, 2007 2:05 PM
I am not a subscriber YET, but I just want to comment on the free .dream. First and foremost, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for the free stuff. I have been an OD subscriber for many, many years now, and stuff like this always makes it worth the money. Now about the .dream...

This should absolutely be pulled until it is fixed. Period. I download and try a LOT of .dreams, and I never have problems with any of them, specifically the ones that folks complain about having a bad loop in them. I have found that 99.9% of the time, the complaining users have substandard hardware, and that is the problem. I happen to be using an nVidia 7950 GTX (PCI-X, 256 megs RAM) video card, and I never have issues with any graphic intensive programs that I use. This Halloween .dream is the first one I have ever tried that I experience a VERY pronounced loop/restart in it. Not to mention the ~2 second run-time of the .dream is a joke. If I was the author of this .dream I would actually be embarrassed to release it, the loop is so pronounced, and the run-time is too short. It just feels like a very scratched record (if you are old enough to know what a record is, hehe) skipping over and over. So, here is my suggestion/thought: This would have been one of the BEST .dreams ever (very much like Liquid Dream which absolutely blew me away) if was created as a dynamic .dream as opposed to a regular looping .dream. And the only change that would be needed is to have the bats fly around dynamically and randomly from different areas of the screen, also maybe singley instead of in a big group. All the other animation is fine.

Now, do NOT start the whole "don't use it if you don't like it" crap, because I don't want to hear it, and it is just a quick, easy excuse to dismiss the issue. Anything that is released as a Premium Suite, including the .dream, should be miles apart from the regular suites/.dreams. From the screenshots, it seems as if the WB, Icons, etc. in this Suite meet those standards, but the .dream is an embarrassment to the whole suite. And I DO understand that the .dream was released free, but since it matches the Suite, it should meet the same high standards that a Premium Suite should have applied to it before requiring money for it.

I would ask, very humbly, that the author please fix the .dream with the suggestions that I made above. The entire Suite would then, without quesion, be worth every penny of the $19.95 subscription fee, if not more. I look forward, with fingers crossed, for this fix to be made.

v/r,

RottGutt
ZubaZ
Reply #15 Friday, October 5, 2007 2:16 PM
Anything that is released as a Premium Suite, including the .dream, should be miles apart from the regular suites/.dreams.
As far as I can tell, this is NOT being released as a premium suite.  It is being given away with the PURCHASE of a WC subscription or with a premium suite.  Big difference.

It's like the toy at the bottom the cereal box for me.  I subscribe to WC for other reasons, and I buy the premium suites because I want them.

I can't comment on the deam itself . . I only have Vista Business. 
Philly0381
Reply #16 Friday, October 5, 2007 2:16 PM
Why not export the IP that came with the Theme John and use them on your Dock!


Curtis, I completely missed that. Thanks good friend.  
Stardock Design
Reply #17 Friday, October 5, 2007 2:29 PM

RottGutt is correct, there is an error with the dream.  We are uploading a fixed version right now

Update: Fixed version uploaded.  Thanks for catching that.  Make sure to delete the Halloween dream from C:\ProgramData\Stardock\DeskScapes\ExtractedData before running the new one.

KarmaGirl
Reply #18 Friday, October 5, 2007 2:47 PM

Yeah, was a borked upload.  We don't even have a version of it that looks like that.    The file is actually about 3 times of what showed up. I blame it on the gremlins.

The .dream is not part of any premium anything, btw.  It was released for free for anyone who has Vista Ultimate and wants to use it.

magus
Reply #19 Friday, October 5, 2007 3:29 PM
StardockWeather.ocx is not registered and is required for use of this application. You may have a security application (antivirus, antispyware, etc) that prevented the registering of this module during the MyColors setup. Please contact support@stardock.com for assistance.

Is what I get when I try to run the weather gadget. This is on Vista Ultimate x64.

Magus



Edit: It magically fixed itself with a reboot.
RottGutt
Reply #20 Friday, October 5, 2007 6:07 PM
Bad gremlins! It looks much better now, thank you! I still think it would be awesome as a dynamic dream!

RottGutt

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