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Harmony 0.2b: A Zune Theme by the-negative Harmony 0.2b: A Zune Theme by the-negative
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. =p)

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 :lol:) 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 :p) Enjoy!
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:iconjayvonswagg:
jayvonswagg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do i know what version of Zune I'm running?
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:iconjayvonswagg:
jayvonswagg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because I cant change the background type.
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:iconjasonjhyap:
jasonjhyap Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
dude can u send me a link for normal ZUNESHELLRESOURCE?? i think i got error
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SirBiggithBrian Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is why i love Microsoft!!!!

Yeah!!!!!!
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llpp Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
dis skin kinda looks cool but ain't working with zune 4.......so help and if u see that woody skin for zune,those transparent like panales would really look awesome with this one........hope so..
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Michael-Jackson-Fan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
zune 4 ????
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wantme234 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
haha i like the hives.
this looks extremely good!
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xtoombsx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Digital Artist
nice work i was readin some comments and realized that you made this in photoshop? i got ps and was wondering how you applied the theme to your actual zune program. Could you tell me?
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psychowolf21 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
how do ou get those backgrounds TELL MEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!


my zune must pwn NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



=D
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:iconthe-negative:
the-negative Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Oh, it was done in Photoshop with noise, filters and blur. :P
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