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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:26 pm 
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I would love a batman start menu skin, however I lack any skill whatsoever in customizing these skins. Would anybody be willing to take upon themselves the challenge of creating one and posting a link to download for all the others in the world who would love to have one?

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:39 pm 
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I dont think it WAS done with classic shell, however it could be re-created just fine:


http://topwindows7themes.com/batman-custom-theme-for-windows-7-and-rainmeter/
seems to be the original source of the image, but the theme is provided as an exe (and they are usually .theme files, so use at your own risk, though its understandable if it also installs a start menu alternative in 1 step)

Also It should be noted that it claims windows 7 compatibility, which means that the start menu itself wont work on another OS (unless it packs a start menu replacement in the exe)

Who knows, maybe theres a batman fan on this forum willing to re-create it though, because the theme is nice enough


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:28 am 
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I'm running Windows 8.1 which is why I didn't bother downloading the theme. I don't have a clue how to convert the theme into being compatible with Windows 8.1

I also understand it's not a classic shell creation, but it was the closest thing I could find online to what I'm looking for and thought it would be a good visual for the idea.

Thanks for commenting and letting me know my request is getting attention. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:15 pm 
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It does work on Win7. Did come with browser data captureware.:(
Theme didn't work on Win 10 either.

It would probably be better to ask on a theme site,
as to what extra info to put in the msstyle files resource folder,
as well as use an alternative compatible Win7 menu program,
that works exactly from theme files, possibly Startisback.

The toughest would be to make into a CSM skin.
Looking at the curves on the top of the Batman menu,
means the horizontal width has to be locked in to exact pixel amount, to avoid stretching.
Ivo has put in a couple of settings that could work with that.
The blue text glow won't work in 8/10.

It is possible for a basic menu skin.
I wouldn't mind trying later.
Only after I finish with conversion of one of my Win7style skins, back to classic style.
These skins take time. :)

Maybe someone could convert the image frames, that someone from Rainmeter made,
into animated start buttons? I saw them in their video fom Jcee's link.
I put the frames in a zip.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:45 am 
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Here you go.

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=5320


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:37 am 
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You did an amazing job. I really can't thank you enough. Absolutely what I was looking for.


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