View Full Version : Wip3outSE Windows Theme

20th July 2010, 01:19 AM
This uses *.WAV files from Wipeout3se_fx.zip and Delta.TTF font for a WO3SE styled Windows Theme.

*This WILL change your desktop background and colour scheme so make sure you know where your desktop image is before you install this.* - There is no image is just changes the desktop to a solid grey.

1. Download http://www.wipeoutzone.com/downloads/wipeout3se_fx.zip

2. Extract the contents of wipeout3se_fx.zip to "C:\Windows\Media\"

(Or where ever you installed Windows.)
- You should end up with a path that looks like this:

3. Install the Delta Ray font

4. Double-click on the Wip3outSE.themepack

This themepack has been tested in Windows 7 on 3 desktops and 1 laptop with no problems.
- Does not work for Vista/XP. (See Manual Settings)

Happy 10th Birthday WO3SE!

Windows 7 Theme compiled by DaWorFizm

Delta Ray Truetype Font by Daniel Zadorozny

Wipeout3se_fx .WAV files ripped by Unknown (Thanks whoever it was.)

WipeoutZone Forum Members for Testing & Feedback
If this doesn't work for any reason such as you haven't got updated drivers or are running Vista/XP/2000.
- but you really want it to work...
Here's the assignments:

Manual Settings:
The Font:
Go to 'Personalization' -> 'Window Color and Appearance' -> 'Advanced Appearance Settings' ->
Click on 'Active Title Bar':
Change Font = Delta Ray, Size = 12)
(Or whatever your personal preference may be.)

Asterisk = chkpoint.wav
Close Program = None
Critical Battery Alarm = enedrain.wav
Critical Stop = warning.wav
Default Beep = locked.wav
Device Connect = activated.wav
Device Disconnect = deactiv.wav
Device Failed To Connect = warning.wav
Exclamation = locked.wav
Exit Windows = contemlim.wav
Low Battery Alarm = energycri.wav
Maximise = menumove.wav
Menu Command = menusel.wav
Menu Pop-up = menuslid.wav
Minimize = menumove.wav
New Fax Notification = scrapelp.wav
New Mail Notification = menusel.wav
Open Program = None
Print Complete = quakefir.wav
Program Error = warning.wav
Question = hitwall.wav
Restore Down = menumove.wav
Restore Up = menumove.wav
Select = menusel.wav
Show Toolbar Band = menusel.wav
System Notification = chkpoint.wav
Windows Change Theme = activated.wav
Windows Logoff = contelim.wav
Windows Logon = go.wav
Windows User Account Control = sheildsp.wav

Windows Explorer:
Blocked Pop-up Windows = mine.wav
Complete Navigation = menusel.wav
Empty Recycle Bin = plasmfir.wav
Fax error = chkpoint.wav
Fax sent = menusel.wav
Feed Discovered = go.wav
Incoming call = recharge.wav
Information Bar = mine.wav
Move Menu Item = menumove.wav
Search Provider Discovered = go.wav
Start Navigation = menumove.wav

Windows Speech Recognition:
Disambiguation Numbers = reflectr.wav
Disambiguation Panel = reflectr.wav
Misrecognition = forcewal.wav
Off = deavtiv.wav
On = autopilot.wav
Sleep = cloak.wav

(Or whatever your personal preference may be.)

21st July 2010, 03:34 PM
Didn't work for me (XP user), "Windows cannot open this file" (the themepack file)...
It was worth a try though.

21st July 2010, 03:51 PM
Most of the sounds don't work as expected, they just sound like a bubble popping before them, and that's on the few that work.

21st July 2010, 10:59 PM
Didn't work for me (XP user), "Windows cannot open this file" (the themepack file)...
It was worth a try though.

Yer I didn't think it would do much for XP =[

I've edit the post to include the assignments.

22nd July 2010, 06:05 PM
What does it look like? Screenshots? :)

22nd July 2010, 07:02 PM
Ahem.... Ta - da! :g

22nd July 2010, 09:03 PM
Im guessing this works on Vista also judging from mdhay screenshot.

22nd July 2010, 09:12 PM
You do know I'm on Windows 7, right?

22nd July 2010, 09:16 PM
That would make sense actually. People who have Vista usually would of completely lost all of there sanity now.

Does this work on Vista? Does anyone know? or its not worth giving it a try.

22nd July 2010, 09:37 PM
Honestly, it isn't worth it. More than healf the sounds aren't working, and the others are just a popping noise. Unless you're going to get the sound effects yourself and put them in manually, of course.

22nd July 2010, 09:43 PM
Bugger it. i wont install it. Windows stupid noises just irritate me some more, and gives me a greater incentive to smash the keyboard with my right fist.

22nd July 2010, 09:46 PM
You don't actually need the themepack - just the patience to add the fonts, colours and sounds. But, the creator does deserve credit for doing it for us, despite the shortcomings, so hats off to you. :clap

22nd July 2010, 09:54 PM
Maybe another time ill install it:)

22nd July 2010, 11:30 PM
Honestly, it isn't worth it. More than healf the sounds aren't working, and the others are just a popping noise. Unless you're going to get the sound effects yourself and put them in manually, of course.

Yeah, it's not worth it... Extracting a zip and spending 5 minutes assigning the sounds is just WAY to much trouble... :brickwall

22nd July 2010, 11:55 PM
Don't get yourself down over it, you did great making it! Sure, it may not work as you (or anoybody else) would have intended, but you show that you know what you're doing and that is worth more than a theme. Like I said, hats off to you. :+

23rd July 2010, 01:09 AM
Please keep in mind that this is a work in progress and although it does work as intended on 4 computers I've installed it on, I understand that not all computers are the same and there will be issues as it is far from complete.

I'll be adding things, fine tuning it until it is and may create versions for Vista/XP users if it doesn't take too much time once the Win7 versions are done.
(I'm already unsatisfied with a couple of the sound assignments, But I do find myself deleting files just so I can empty the recycling bin :dizzy ).

Also, The grey background is boring so if anyone has any nice wallpapers they would like to contribute to this project please pass along the details, post links etc.
- I'm open to constructive suggestions as to where fonts/sounds do/don't fit/work.

17th October 2010, 04:36 AM
Awesome work. Appreciate the hard work that went into it.

4th April 2011, 08:16 PM
with some changes to the window colour and a toolbar background modifier, you can make something like this - sounds are of course optional!

14th June 2011, 03:25 PM
I can't say thanks enough for this theme. It's made my transition into Windows 7 better than I can imagine. I just love the shield clip when UAC activates. :3 It also gives me a use for all the WipEout HD pictures I made. My only note is that I wish the audio was a bit "crispier" but all in all I'm grateful you made it. :D