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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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:iconelliotnash:
elliotnash Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant
Really cool, too bad XP is no longer supported :(
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:icondavidbarcomb:
davidbarcomb Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Excellent. Well done!
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:iconjaysoriano:
jaysoriano Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Does this work for windows 8?
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:icontherealcuddles:
TheRealCuddles Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
No.
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:iconcharliehd4:
charliehd4 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
works in xp 64bit?
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:iconlesik2008:
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.
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:iconirnatman:
IRNatman Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It looks cool. But I might want to undo this. How do i do that??
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:iconflybat:
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?
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:iconcynicalpotato:
cynicalpotato Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
SHIT! I accidentally installed this on windows seven. now i get a gray screen

What do? PLEASE HELP

I can open google chrome and task manager but only though command prompt or using run
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:iconomaril22:
omaril22 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
simply reinstall windows or if you have restore point run it
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:iconanggafsp:
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
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:iconteodorrrro:
Teodorrrro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Brilliant, brilliant!
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:iconlopesian:
Lopesian Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic! Don't worry about it being a virus or anything. It only says that because it changes some pretty vital .dll and .exe files, but trust me when I say it's not going to harm your PC. Great stuff Tango!
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:iconcultofure:
cultofure Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
virus scanner from Kingsoft Cloud Antivirus ran a positive on this file. care to explain?
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:iconanonymous-bot:
anonymous-bot Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Did you even read the artist description/comments? Near the end:

"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."
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:iconrjbernaldo:
rjbernaldo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
just ran the file and now my explorer.exe is effed. can anyone help me revert the changes? I just want my old desktop back :(
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:iconadrianoesposito:
AdrianoEsposito Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Nice! :D
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:iconfullbloomhydroponics:
fullbloomhydroponics Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
nice
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:icondasbaer:
Dasbaer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
hallelujah!!! thanks a million for this!
100 times i wanted to change all these stupid default icons and a 100 times i let it be, thinking of the work i would have, finding the dlls first and then patching it all by hand...
:explosion: :cries:
so, i really see how much work you put in it and i appreciate it.
i've been using the retrofukation icon set, btw. that, too worked really nicey smoothly piece of cake. thanks again. i just knew this application must be out there somewhere...
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:icondeveleylulz:
Develeylulz Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconazowrath:
AzoWrath Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Looks like a sick pack man! BUT it's come up as malware for me...
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:iconelnuminos:
ElNuminos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Great! Many thanks! I prefer the nostalgic and pure GNOME Classic Icon Theme. :)
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:iconniitesky:
niitesky Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Why does it have Trojan?
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:iconelnuminos:
ElNuminos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Don't worry, read the description.

"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.)"
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:iconangel-ibiki:
angel-ibiki Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thanks.... me gusta en vendad este parche le da un aire mas tranquilos al escritori.
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:iconnexus-13:
NEXuS-13 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Love it!
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:icon65hyper:
65Hyper Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Nice, I like it.
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:icondaglus:
daglus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
~daglus Moments ago
Greet Work! But I have a problem. I can not setup, error "New notepad.exe does not exist. Current file kept." setup stoped and only press cancel , after reboot 50% did not change.

Windwos XP SP3.

P.S. Sorry for my bad English :jarksaber:
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:icondaglus:
daglus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Greet Work! But I have a problem. I can not setup, error "New notepad.exe does not exist. Current file kept." setup stoped and only press cancel , after reboot 50% did not change.

Windwos XP SP3.

P.S. Sorry for my bad English
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:iconcr7network:
Cr7NeTwOrK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
please release this for windows 7. thanks
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:icon70mmy:
70MMY Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
Fear
[link]

not-a-virus:RiskTool.Win32.WFPDisabler ?

please upload clean version
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:iconraianthefallen:
RaianTheFallen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Love the icons. Could I have a template for it? I like to have icons for special folders (games, anime, ect) and I'm not sure how to do it myself without a template. I tried it once before but the icon looked small and stuff. Thanks :3
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:iconardiitt:
ardiitt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010   Interface Designer
its says a "MICROSOFT AS UNSAFE..."

DoeS it means like a virus ??
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:iconsinistabg:
SinistaBG Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
there is probably no one that had bad experience with this.. makes XP less ugly
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:iconvulcanmeister:
vulcanmeister Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
I've tried numerous windows mods, and yours is the best! Thanks for sharing this. Makes my system happy [link]
Joy
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:iconramonvillaw:
ramonvillaw Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
VIRUS?
[link]
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:iconpliskitt:
pliskitt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
The Super Turbo Tango Patcher reloader found 91 file(s) that needed reloading!
You need to reboot to apply the changes. reboot now?

I would appreciate any help anyone can give me on getting rid of this dialog window. It doesn't matter if it works or is removed. Thanks A Lot for your time.
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:icongregre1234:
gregre1234 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Thats cool, but i cannot install it. Install freezes in the beginning...
win xp sp2.
help!
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:iconliuyinzhisha:
liuyinzhisha Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
WOW!!!
COOL...
THANK YOU!!!~~~
^_^//
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:iconjr4594:
Jr4594 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i just started using xp again cause I got a new netbook and I miss this patcher so freakin badly
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:iconandroyce:
androyce Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Awesome patch I am using it right now. Just a question though, when it patched I have the icons from the top right from your preview I wanted to know how to get icons from the top left. Thanks!
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:iconbjm121:
BJM121 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Pretty sure you need to just re-install the patch and when it asks which files you want to install, there's 4 different check boxes for the different icons you want. pick whichever one you want and it should change it.
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:iconuniekez:
uniekez Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
cool. but more smooth plz.
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:iconlabou:
labou Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
thanks. this is great
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:iconvbled:
Vbled Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
great pack, good work.
i have a question. how do i get back the original bootscreen, without uninstalling the pack? sorry, if it was asked already by somebody else, but i can't go through all the comments now.
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SinistaBG Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
i scanned my system for spyware and malware, with no intention to find anything about Tango Icon Patcher (which is like my life support unit on XP), i found this in the installation folder of Tango Icon Patcher:

Name: RiskTool-WFPDisabler
Type: Malware

Description:
Does not threaten computers directly, but can be used to create viruses or Trojans, or to carry out illegal activities such as DoS attacks and breaking into other computers.

Files:
c:\windows\tango patcher 2600\tools\wfpdisable.exe


maybe its not some -ware thing, can some1 give me more detailed info on that file in Tango and its purpose, thanx!
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:icontoxicbubble:
toxicbubble Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
This disables edits some Windows XP system files (like login and boot screens). Thats what that hex editor that pops up near the end of the installer as it edits the .exe files.

Basically Microsoft has put some protection against Windows system files called "Windows File protection". This just disables it.

Potentially other applications/viruses on your PC can now edit Windows XP files without you noticing, but if things are doing that on your PC, they could have already owned you.
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:iconsinistabg:
SinistaBG Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
thank you! that was an interesting thing to know (x
i used to be a customization maniac - i customized the looks of my OS, then shortly things would screw up and i would reinstall
now im not into customization at all, i still find it interesting, i keep on checking in here for new vista and xp things and give my oppinion (x
now i have vista on my notebook, because some BIOS settings are preventing me from installin XP and i dont wanna mess with the BIOS, im friends with him (x
i have turned off theme and some other services so my vista loads with the classic theme, now im a performance maniac, but i am not tweaking anything else... so far im fine with some crappy "Symantec notebook security" thingie
wish u all the best!!!
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:iconhaevan:
haevan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
cool! :)

does this patch XP-SP3 system files without downgrading them?
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:iconlordjoey:
lordjoey Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Great Work!! :D
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