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Albook extended VS V1.2 64bits by StopDreaming Albook extended VS V1.2 64bits by StopDreaming
This package contains the complementary 64bits files for the visual style "Albook extended VS V1.2" [link]

Updated: New version of explorer.exe file in order to avoid problems that could be caused by the latest Windows updates.

Please note that all this conversion work has been made by my friend DELRUBB [link] ! I strongly suggest to all german speaking people to visit his website [link] !

An other person I have to thank is ToMOFFeL [link] , 'cause he beta-tested all of the files included into this package!

The package contains:
- explorer.exe (File Version 6.0.6001.18000)
- browseui.dll
- imageres.dll
- shellstyle.dll
- shell32.dll
- wmploc.dll (windows media player skin)
- A text file about how to install those system files

To complete this package, you can download the full icon set here [link] for .ico, and here [link] for .png

- All the system files are made to work together (for example, if you install the visual style without the shell32.dll, the left part of your control panel will look like shit!).
- The folder band toolbar is in auto-hide mode, I don't use it at all, so a simple mouse over will make it appear.
- Don't try to change things if you have doubts about the manipulation needed, bad manipulations would damage your program or your system.
- The original Albook concept is from Laurent Baumann ([link] or [link]).
He is the creator of 357 albook icons and the UNIQUE owner of the albook icon project.
- Please not that his work is under a Creative Common Licence 2.5 ([link]).
It means that you are free:
to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
Attribution. You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author, Laurent Baumann [link] (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners.

Comments and bug reports are welcome, enjoy! :-)

Happy new year too!:-)
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loismustdie555 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Does it work for Windows 7?
gabriela2400 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I hope you port it to windows 7, all the albook stuff are great. :)
JEDI974 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
a quand une version win7 ?
MyDogJake Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
I didn't find a visual style in the download, am I missing something?

The visual style looks great!

Thanks for sharing.
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Don't worry, it's just an add-on for the main deviation [link]
The visual style is included in the main package with some other skins.
All I hope, it's that there are not too much system files that have been updated since sp2 release (I only have 32 bits at home and can't work on 64 bits files if nobody send them to me lol).
Thanks for your kind comment :-)
barb-e-dehl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Is it just me or is the explorer version 6.0.6001.18164 and not 6.0.6001.18000? I went Explorer>;Properties>Details and it said 6.0.6001.18164
samm547 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
You fixed my problem before I wrotre it, thats pretty cool!
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
I'm glad to see you're pleased ;-)
When there are updates on 64 bits OS, people signal it here, and I make updates.
It's a bit hard to maintain everything up to date, but with the help of the other deviantARTists, life is sweeter :-)
SonnstNix Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Salut !

Mais... Ce qui m'échappe à moi qui suis simple d'esprit, c'est le pourquoi du comment on doit mettre des versions 64bits dans C:\Windows\System32 plutôt que, par exemple, dans C:\Windows\SysWOW64 lorsqu'on utilise un Vista64... Je sais, c'est ballot... Mais c'est quoi la différence entre ces dossiers ?

Voilà !.. Sinon, ce VS est très, mais alors très très beau !
StopDreaming Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Salut :-)
lol non, tu n'es pas simple d'esprit, et dans l'affaire, ça serait plutôt moi le simple d'esprit!
En fait, je n'ai pas d'OS 64 bits sous la main, et mes amis sont soit sous xp, soit sous des distributions Linux, du coup je fais comme je peux en pêchant les fichiers chez d'autres deviantARTistes. Donc, je ne suis pas très au point sur le 64 bits.
A force de faire des deviations à la sortie du boulot, il m'arrive de choses élémentaires comme ce que tu viens de me signaler.
Puis bon, avec les updates de vista et des autres applications, plus les requêtes de nouvelles icônes, le plus tu en fais, le plus tu as de maintenance et de demandes.
Mais enfin, on fait tous ça pour le plaisir et pour partager :-)
Pourquoi est-ce qu'on doit mettre dans SysWOW64 et pas dans system32? Sincèrement, je n'en sais rien, sans doute une question de structure sous 64 bits, en tout cas, c'est ceux que je connais et qui utilisent Vista 64 qui m'ont donné l'information pour les dossiers de destination.
N'hésite pas à demander si tu as des questions ou des commentaires à faire, c'est tjrs avec plaisir! (en plus, ici y'a peu de trolls et pas mal de critiques constructives).
Merci pour le VS, ça fait plaisir :-). En tout cas, je fais de mon mieux pour que ça plaise à tout le monde, n'hésite pas à visiter ma galerie si tu cherches des thèmes d'applications qui iront bien avec :-)
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