Harmony 0.2 BETA
MS' Zune 2.0 media software is a fantastic piece of software- so good, that I was willing to overlook its minor interface shortcomings (rather bright and the bundled skins scale terribly) and inability to metatag properly.
Not long after the release of the software though, quite some users dug into one of the DLLs of the Zune software, and hell was unleashed (sorta.
You could change the background image (for starters) and even more, hack into the color codes of the software and make everything look better.
- which was precisely what I've tried to do. Harmony was more of a personal theme, as I didn't really like the white of the default themes. However, after some experiments in PS and ResHack, I decided to release this as a 0.2 Beta for experimental usage.
It looks great (IMHO
) but there are some annoying kinks that need to be resolved (arrows, icons, Now Playing view) before it goes 0.5/1.0, but pretty much all of the skin's original aim (much more soothing tone combinations for the eyes) has been done. If you can live with the minor setbacks, try this. It should give the defaults a good run.
BTW- if you can help out with how to fix the other resources, gimme a note. C&Cs (not bug related) also appreciated.
HOW TO INSTALL:
Make a backup of your ZuneShellResources.dll in Program Files\Zune.
Extract both files in the RAR to the Zune folder.
Start Zune 2.0 up, you'll see the different colors but not the background. For that, go to settings-> Display-> Select Custom Background, and type:
(System Drive/Should be C: )\Program Files\Zune\Z1.jpg
Press "Set Image Location" and you're done.
Feel free to make derrivatives from this skin (and send me a link