Windows RG
Average Rating: 5
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Windows RG

Updated Mar 20, 2006 by eyeJ

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Comment #1 Monday, March 20, 2006 7:53 AM
Lmao I love the rating stuff on wincustomize! It is soooooooo funny
Here�s a question for you:
What do u like and don�t like in this skin??

one of the possible things that bothers you is that I said that it is a BETA VERSION
...i am only being fair to you!! so that u don�t download the skin like mad and then complain about no toolbar icons...
There are a few bugs but they are caused by some mistakes in WB5

Otherwise it is a full skin!!!!! You just cant tell how good it is to use without trying!
How about u rate it after u download and try it for a few min. ???

Actually I don�t like the high rating on my iGlass skins (I would give them a 3-4) but much thanks to those who rated and downloaded. Why would I give them a 3-4??
They look good but because of their low contrast they are not much usable in windows env (dark wallpapers contrasty icons�) when they get in contact with usual windows icons the effect is� much more poor than it should be.
This doesn�t happen with Windows RG skin.

Feel free to comment anything that is on your mind� just don�t rate before use.

Comment #2 Monday, March 20, 2006 10:48 AM
I don't often comment on skins, but download often, and particularly like new windowblinds skins. I LOVE this skin. I like the colors and the depth. Just great!
Comment #3 Monday, March 20, 2006 12:05 PM
Thank you!! One comment from some one like you and no one else needs to download if u ask me!
Means alot!!!

Seriously if one person on earth loved my skin and no body else i am hapy like i have 1000000 downloads!!

Comment #4 Monday, March 20, 2006 1:19 PM
Max min etc buttons are misaligned and need work.
Some transparency would be nice.
All programs is misaligned when you use larger fonts.

My main suggestion though would be to do a proper preview image. The skin looks a hell of a lot better in reality than it does on there. Its a very smooth skin and has some lovely detail work- but yes it is still beta and needs polishing. It should not really be released in the main section yet imho.
Comment #5 Monday, March 20, 2006 2:16 PM
What, No toolbar icons??....Just kidding....Like sparklplenty I dont reply much, but I too like this skin. Nice colours and buttons. Can't wait for the final results. Any IP in the furure for this skin?
Great work.

Comment #6 Monday, March 20, 2006 2:25 PM
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee thank you!!!!! (tears off hapyness)
I didnt make translucent window titllebars because then the menubar is not skined!
As soon as stardock fixes the problem i will make nice round titllebar.

Thank you again!
Comment #7 Monday, March 20, 2006 2:29 PM
Ip if i get how to make 3d icons... render in maya for compositing or find some one willing to share info on what does he use to make 3d icons
In the mean while use some Mormegil icons
he has done it!! he makes the best vector icons!! mormegil!!!
Comment #8 Monday, March 20, 2006 2:29 PM
And thank you everyone!!
Comment #9 Monday, March 20, 2006 2:37 PM
Hello eyeJ!
U know who this is.
I gonna just say how I am dissapointed with a rating of this skin..
Guys you gotta know that this is not typical customized skin.
I use skins sice I heard (2,3 t 3 years) for this site so I thnk that my opinion matters.(sorry for my spelling)
Anyway that is likely a reason why eyeJ choose me for his beta tester.
He is aware of his bugs which are really hard to notice and at least half of them are not even caused by his poor knowlege of SkinStudio(which is better than knowledge of most skinners).
Many skinners dont bodher whith fixing these problems.
And yes a agree with kin242(prewiew). For example do you know that the rght click menu is actually semi tranparent!?
How many skinz can brag with that feature?!
I use this skin realy long now and I've got to say it is wery usable. This is the feature of original windows xp skin that may look like shit or boring but it easy to find your way around in windows. RG has that quality AND i looks good. (love glass buttons)
One more thing. how many you guys when using this skin had to look closer to read some letters or aim better whith cursor?
Many skinz have great rating just cause they look good in prewiew and when you download them you realize that it is totally diffrent expirience...
.....Which is in most cases bad (expirience).
And by the way... RG stands for "Realy Good"

Comment #10 Monday, March 20, 2006 2:51 PM
min/max buttons need work... they're jaggedy and also not very unique. You can even tell in the preview that the buttons are all weird. I do like the scrollbars though.
Comment #11 Monday, March 20, 2006 2:57 PM
ok everyone u will get new titllebar buttons this sunday
or so
currently no time!! have a school project
Comment #12 Monday, March 20, 2006 3:47 PM
First skin that I have downloaded in a bit, and that is because I like it. It's a nice skin! Would be great if you worked it into a suite over time. Perhaps some matching widgets... Great job and keep it up!

Comment #13 Monday, March 20, 2006 4:16 PM
I have not rated it, as I have not downloaded it (yet) but allow me to help clarify something for you.
If you upload a non-finished skin you are already at a disadvantage in the already less than desirable "ratings game" here.
There is currently no section for Works in Progress so it is generally taken that this section is for completed skins only.

There are a few bugs but they are caused by some mistakes in WB5

Not sure what you mean by that. WB5 is not broken. There are many skins that function just perfectly with it, so unless you can specify what exactly the mistakes are in WB5 then one can only come to the conclusion that your skin is what is broken and not the software.
Not skinning toolbar Icons is not a crime at all, however jagged and unfinished items such as the toolbar buttons is punishable by nothing less that a ratings drop or a tongue lashing .

Based on the screenshot, it looks pretty smooth and colorful, but I can't help but feel that many of the images are only slightly tweaked original luna images.

Keep plugging at it though....
Comment #14 Monday, March 20, 2006 7:23 PM
what???????????????? slightly tweaked luna images .................................. uhhhhhhhhhh that makes me expload!!!!!!!!!!!
uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh iiiiiiiiillllllllllshoooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu (just jokeing)

do u know how much time i spent on this???
this is a project i have put all my thoughts about skining untill now.
a place that is not for unfinished skins??? what are other skins then??? and why did this skin pass the moderation??? hmmmm???
if it didn't pass i would not try to send it again i would add things that are missing and then send it.
as i said i am only beeing fair to especialy dial up people who cant aford the time. and i am cleary warning them that there are things missing.
this is a beta version. That does not mean that it doesnt work (it says that WB5 is also Beta by the way and i am not Microsoft )... i am only asking people to test it and to say what is on their mind. But insted i get people rating the skin without any thinking. Did u here anyone that downloaded to complain about the skin beeing unusable? And you qouted me on the WB5 issue. hmmm let me tell you u have to compromise quite to make a wb skin (mostly windows itself is to blame) but there are some mistakes in wb5. Explain to me why does the menubar for example go unskined when u put a perpixel border. u say that that isnt a mistake? why does some skins menubar look good even if the titllebar is perpixe?? Workaround. What workaround? Simple decide that u whant te menubar to be a flat color and u have almost no problem except classic button replaceing the menubar item image.
There are some things that i call wb5 mistakes and i call them that with a reason. I never blame other people for my desing but i do blame wb5 for some compromising I have to. What do i dere to call a compromise. It is not a compromise if u can't make the whole window transparent because it doesn't say that u can (transparent in means off totaly using tga) But if u can do some thing and then if u change some thing else like in the above menubar and titllebar example and then something unlogical happens that is what i call a BUG or MISTAKE whatever.
i am asking people to help me improve the things i can fix not the ones i cant... and another thing in the OffPanel and LogoffPanel if u make them per pixel and the system button is also perpixel u get windowblinds painting the cancel button on a black square. and there is similar stuff.

ok enough i go sleap it is 1:09 at mine home
No hard fealings just have to explain some things to people. Many think skining is easy and it is if u are just makeing skin with a few gradients and square buttons. but when u use 20-30layers to make a single state of a single button it gets rather complicated.
Hey i love skining that is why i am here!! Help me fix and make beter dont teach me to think. I know how to do that.

But u must understand it looks like xp but everything whas done from zero. hmmmmm stil thinking about that only slightly tweaked original luna images.... How about all whose ports of the next os VisualStyle. Rare are usable with many bugs. and still u dont go to the author and say this looks like this microsofts... I tryed to go above XP not to copy it. I learn from luna because it has usability that rare werry popular skins on WC have. I always try to do my best.

Anyway thank you Phoon!! I accept critics to! Actualy critics are werry welcome.
But don't think i dont have an opinion.
Comment #15 Monday, March 20, 2006 10:24 PM
I have a question, and I'm sorry in advance if it's a stupid one.
The screenshot you have up @ your "hxxp://" with the picture of two different styles of this skin. The one with the solid blue start menu. Is there any way I can make it look like that? I have NO skills in making skins, but if you have an easy way to make it look like that while we wait for the finished skin then I would really like that one too.
Again, sorry if this is a dumb question.
Thanx much.
Comment #16 Monday, March 20, 2006 10:36 PM
dude, you seriously need to chill out. first of all, wincustomize is not the place for beta testing...go over to deivantart and submit it as such there. unless a skin is seriously defficient, it will be accepted here. to freak out the moment you see a low rating is uncalled for, and to start bashing people who would potentially download it with your very first comment speaks volumes of you as a person and a designer. skins gernerally start out with a rating of 3 stars and go from there...perhaps you have a low rating simply because this skin isn't 4 or 5 star material. no matter how much time you spent on it.

second of all massen's writting style is intriquingly similar to your own...wonder why that is? the fact that you created another user name just to back your skin is incredibly lame...don't do it.

you want help in improving your work...then here goes:

- grow up
- make what you like...not what you think others like
- no one cares how much time you spent on something, spend the time for yourself and do it for yourself
- sweat every detail - i tried this skin - you missed quite a bit
- grow up

this is not a place for beta testing, nor will any of the experienced users on this site put up with your "act".
Comment #17 Monday, March 20, 2006 10:48 PM
i can see you're very attached to this skin... which is fine, if i spent hours creating something, i would probably also feel this way. the skin looks nice.. very nice actually. smooth and well themed. i really like the tabs and scrollbars. my only problem is that personally i don't like the colors, or the feel. it's too "luna-like" for me. and like the others, i don't care for the min/max/close buttons. the menubar really should be skinned too. i know you said something about a bug in wb5 - but i see lots of other skins that don't seem to have a problem skinning that. maybe you're trying to do something really cool that isn't support yet, not sure. but anyway, i still think the skin is very nice, and it's easy to see you spent countless hours creating. good job!
Comment #18 Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:13 AM
Love the drop down menus.
Like the blue glassy buttons.
Like the style sheets apart from the green button.
Hate the "lozenge" buttons.
Hate the peachy colour.
Hate the max/min buttons.
Generally too luna.
Keep trying.
Comment #19 Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:14 AM
wow what a discussion. ahhahahaah sicon u've gone to far, to make a new user name to backup my skin?? I would never go that far!!! Never!!! I don't even care that much. I can see that i am getting beter in skining with this skin. The reason he has the sam writing style is because he is from croatia to and also doesnt know english verry well. He is my friend and he was realy pissed when he saw the rating, he whas more pissed than I could ever be. You see that is the problem, people are acting to be investigators instead of talking about the skin. And they try to change my way of thinking even if I think the same way as they do. Put up with my act??? Ok. What did i do to offend anyone?? I am yust saying what is on my mind.
If u act all the time and just say Nice even if u dont think so then u create a illusion.
I have to repeat myself again. The thing with all this typeing I do is because I ask you what dont u like about the skin?
Comment #20 Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:29 AM
And another thing if it reminds you of Luna to much i cant help you!
here are the things that just wont change

Overall design of the start menu
This will not ever go from current state to a twocolor skin

Tell me again why is it called Windows RG?
It is a remake of Luna style!!!

You missed quite a bit. For an experianced user that is a stupid thing to say. U dont say ever to someone you missed quite a bit. U say what is wrong if u say quite a bit then it is not your place to judge the skin at all. You need some other skin! I am not saying that everyone should like it but dont expect me to change the whole skin just for you. U will get permition for modifying the skin in no time just mail me and u can start modifying the skin for your own needs.

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