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Tango Patcher 2600 8.06 by vertigosity Tango Patcher 2600 8.06 by vertigosity
Note: Due to other things going on in my life (work, cars, video games, hanging out with friends, etc), work on this project has essentially ceased.

The Super Turbo Tango Patcher is a mostly self-explanatory graphical wizard designed to make simple the process of modifying your system files with resources developed and inspired by the Tango Desktop Project. It currently includes implementations of the basic Tango icon set, the Tangerine icon set developed by the Ubuntu art team, the Industrial icon set from recent SUSE/Novell desktop Linux releases, and the Gnome icon theme, rounded out with various pieces of artwork created by myself and others. Additionally, it includes a reloader module to re-modify your files if they are overwritten, allowing system updates to be performed without breaking the theme. If you experience issues with the Patcher, please consult the included documentation.

It is designed to work on all language versions and editions of Windows XP and Server 2003. 64-bit versions of Windows are NOT supported.

As this is DeviantArt, your feedback, good or bad, will make this beast all the better. Many thanks to those who've volunteered opinions, chances are you either helped development along, or incremented by one my ego counter :) There are some icons that are not patched. I'm not going to throw together some random pixmap just to satisfy the look; I'd like to try to stay at least mostly metaphorically correct to the ideas of the original icon creators, the Gnome HIG, and so forth. Many things in Windows will not have counterparts in any Free/OSS environment, and I'm both lazy and busy, and so they will more than likely not be added to the patcher anytime soon.

Last update (2008/06/15): Split the applications portion out into a separate patcher, since it'll work just fine on Vista, and even X64 (providing you haven't gone and found special 64-bit versions of things), replaced my crappy WiMP icon with the icon from Totem, add comctl32.dll locations for SP3, work around the multiple-notepad.exe business in a better way, optionally extract source code to the patcher directory, added /bootsplash=[0=off|1=on] command-line parameter, and check for Vista and don't run on it.

Note that applications are no longer included in the "system" patcher - they have been moved into a separate package, available here.

If you receive a warning from your antivirus program about WFPdisable.exe, it is safe to ignore. Because of what the program does (disables WFP, which will complain about and attempt to undo changes system files), your AV software likely considers it dangerous. It's technically not a false positive per se, since it's correctly detecting what it is and acting appropriately, but WFP is re-enabled after a reboot, and it reduces the number of complaints from WFP dialogs (so I can't win - it's either complaints about WFP dialogs or complaints about antivirus detection.)

If you're using Windows Vista, you maybe be interested in STTP 6000.
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davidbarcomb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  New member
Excellent. Well done!
jaysoriano Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Does this work for windows 8?
charliehd4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
works in xp 64bit?
Lesik2008 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow..I love that style. Tango Project is genius.
Too bad I updated to Win8 and I have 64 bit.
IRNatman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It looks cool. But I might want to undo this. How do i do that??
FLYBAT Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
How can I edit the icons by myself?
I have found the "Resource" directory inside of Patcher's, but editing the pictures does nothing.
What to do?
cynicalpotato Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
SHIT! I accidentally installed this on windows seven. now i get a gray screen


I can open google chrome and task manager but only though command prompt or using run
omaril22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
simply reinstall windows or if you have restore point run it
anggaFSP Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
hey..i got some error after install it..
after i booting my laptop, in logonscreen i got error and it must be click for several times and after that error i can go to windows..
can u solve for me..?? how to fix it..?

sorry my english is suck
Teodorrrro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Brilliant, brilliant!
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