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Created by Novoo and Kowoloo
for GAIA07

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Comments (41)

qslig says:

great stuff :)

Tue, Jul 24th at 08:56am (10 years ago)
eXAKR says:


I will download and review the theme later.

Tue, Jul 24th at 09:00am (10 years ago)

good stuff ... a little bulky

Tue, Jul 24th at 09:08am (10 years ago)
eXAKR says:

Hmmm... this is a beta? My suggestion is to make it look a bit more like the one for Mac OS X - thin out the title bar and the taskbar, most importantly of all.

Bug report: the caption buttons does't seem "matched up" with the title bar - the gradient looks off.

Tue, Jul 24th at 09:15am (10 years ago)
nitzua says:

wheres that grass in the preview from?

Tue, Jul 24th at 09:24am (10 years ago)
tazio72 says:

this is wicked...... I need to make a screen with this stuff soon

Tue, Jul 24th at 09:36am (10 years ago)

you've been a busy man. excellent work on this whole suite mate.

Tue, Jul 24th at 09:41am (10 years ago)

i too wish it was more like the Mac style, but this VS is still great

Tue, Jul 24th at 09:44am (10 years ago)
killaart says:

totally nice, but unusable!! fonts are way too tiny, buggy "preview" and plz...some font options!!!!!!

Tue, Jul 24th at 09:59am (10 years ago)
eXAKR says:

*has a brainwave*

Maybe I can get Hirogen to allow a port of the Mac version to Windows. If granted, I will ask for him for the resources, and then I will start a port of the Mac version to Windows, using another Mac theme port's visual style as a base.

Tue, Jul 24th at 10:02am (10 years ago)
novoo says:

sorry guys but we had only 4 days for the complete Visual Style...

Tue, Jul 24th at 10:17am (10 years ago)
Sinaan says:

I love it. But, I think the titlebars are way too bulky. I've been using Area04 forever now, so anything thats not the same kinda proportions looks far too big for me. Maybe I just need to adjust to it.

Great work nonetheless. :D

Tue, Jul 24th at 11:25am (10 years ago)
HughC says:

Guys, this is stunning. Great work all round

Tue, Jul 24th at 11:26am (10 years ago)
Thinker says:

+ Love

Tue, Jul 24th at 02:18pm (10 years ago)

Looks, amazing. I can't wait to try it out.

Tue, Jul 24th at 03:45pm (10 years ago)

hum...nice caption buttons and design,it is nicely done, but not my style,and sincerly i was expecting something more fresh and new.

Tue, Jul 24th at 04:02pm (10 years ago)
Thomax says:

stunningly beutiful :D. congrats on this great release

Tue, Jul 24th at 04:46pm (10 years ago)
bdx says:

I'm second Caliban. =]

Tue, Jul 24th at 05:35pm (10 years ago)
dustkt says:

this is better than christmas

Tue, Jul 24th at 06:30pm (10 years ago)
abyssal says:

This is very nice you two but i rather like the other concept that novoo used in his screen that he submitted to deviantart. Could that be another part of the release maybe? Still an awesome job.

Tue, Jul 24th at 11:10pm (10 years ago)
qslig says:

yeps, second abyssal on that one.

Wed, Jul 25th at 01:53am (10 years ago)
Fuzzier says:

Great Job!

Wed, Jul 25th at 03:08am (10 years ago)
pille says:

i love it, good job... :D maybe we could make a vs looking like the one akka made a mockup on... cuzi really liked that one :D... but jeah great job. :D *loved*

@eXAKR: maybe u should show us somethin you have done before you start giving critics to others...

Wed, Jul 25th at 01:25pm (10 years ago)

Looks cool. @pille: the guy was just giving some reasonably constructive criticism, which he is entitled to do.

Wed, Jul 25th at 02:00pm (10 years ago)

the vs isn't good. way too bulky, scrollbars are huge, so many bugs my brain wants to explode. though, i do know this vs was created in a very short amount of time cause of a deadline. I do with you guys just said fuck the deadline instead of releasing this half done.

Wed, Jul 25th at 04:22pm (10 years ago)

I do wish*

Wed, Jul 25th at 04:23pm (10 years ago)
ParTKiD says:

My only beef at the moment in it's early stage is the font color of the selected window in the taskbar.. way to bright and fruity for me.

Wed, Jul 25th at 07:29pm (10 years ago)
form says:

Great design, but not as fresh as expected. The simplicity and elegance of the Mac style brings the theme together, more so than this version.

This theme's design coupled with the simplicity of the Earth.msstyles (trashmonkey, Torti and Imrik) would ultimately make this VS... well, ultimate.

What I love about the Earth VS is that the titlebar, when minimized, becomes halved and looks and feels much better.

Props to your skills for how fast you guys turned this out.

Wed, Jul 25th at 07:50pm (10 years ago)
falanga says:

Looks cool ! Gonna wait for some updates.

Thu, Jul 26th at 12:26am (10 years ago)

Pretty good, but I canĀ“t open .rar files in my computer...

Thu, Jul 26th at 10:46am (10 years ago)
aMADme says:

its nice...but I think you rushed it

Thu, Jul 26th at 04:23pm (10 years ago)
Damzk says:

This VS has so many great subtle touches......... unfortunately the execution fails........

Thu, Jul 26th at 04:31pm (10 years ago)

I'm bummed I didn't have any time to get in on this suite, but I just wanted to compliment you on such a great suite.

Sat, Jul 28th at 02:35pm (10 years ago)

It's a great, well done suite. However I'm not loving this visualstyle. Better luck next time.

Sat, Jul 28th at 02:57pm (10 years ago)

Really good...but if u change the font then the buttons dont fit

Sat, Jul 28th at 06:16pm (10 years ago)
Hisoca says:

Nice suite, good job u guys did on GAIA Project, even though its not quite my style :)

Sun, Jul 29th at 12:19pm (10 years ago)
dandin1 says:

It's the first time I see a successful VS that uses wood, there usually quite ugly. But it's not my style, I think it lacks colour. If this ia about the environement and nature, it should be blazing with colours! (Ok, not like a VS made by a 12 year old, but still more colourfull.) And I found that the text in the taskbar didn't have enough contrast, somewhat annoying for multitasking. But that black start button I find original, it gives a strange effect, like if a chunk of my screen was missing. It's the first time I see a start button like that.

Wed, Aug 8th at 12:01pm (10 years ago)

Incredible skin. Love it.

Thu, Sep 6th at 05:57pm (9 years ago)
yosshi says:

it looks awsome, too bad it doesnt say the window title in the titlebar. thats the only thing i hate about it :(

Thu, Oct 18th at 03:04pm (9 years ago)

Can someone please write a guide on how to install all this?
(icon, object desktop, style ecc.) with the link to download^_^


Mon, Oct 22nd at 09:53am (9 years ago)

beautiful..great work :)

Tue, Apr 28th at 06:13am (8 years ago)

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