I am very new to the whole litestep situation. I saw these themes on deviantart.com and was blown away. (namely, obsidian, of course)
I tried all of last night to use the litstep updater posted by jc999. The default litestep works fine on my computer, other than "litstep has stopped working" when I try and tell my computer to shutdown. But all I have to do is log off and then tell it to shutdown.
anyways, I couldn't get obsidian to work properly. I half-way loaded up, and then got stuck at the "initializing" step.
I am very enthused by litestep and would absolutely love to use it. I am running vista home premium on my computer and I suppose that it simply is not campatible yet.
If someone knows of a file I can download that would fix my experienced problems, please let me know.
IF NOT: I would like to make this post a "call to action" to see if anyone who actually knows how the code works is willing to work on a vista compatible version of litestep.
Finally, thank you for your time and reading. I might be retarded, I might get lucky. Thats how I'm looking at it.
Enjoy your day/night. :)
I heard one person who got it working fine, don't recall who.
Well, thats useful hahaha.
I'm running litestep on Vista Home Premium without any real problems. A few non-critical things crash, and Obsidian doesn't work for me either. Otherwise, though, the theme I'm using works beautifully.
Well, what themes ARE you using? Are you just using the default like I am? Or have you gotten themes other than obsidian to work too?
I heard somebody mention running it in compatiblity mode as 2003 got LS to work in vista.
And also if obsidian hangs on initalizing that may sound like your missing a dll for mzscript to actually run the scripts in that theme.
Check out this post and report if it helps...
Oh yeah, I already applied those to my computer in the sytem32 section. I just used zipgenius to extract them there.
Do I need to send them to the litestep directory, specifically?
And, also, how exactly do I change litestep to "compatibility mode?" I read about that somewhere, but I'm not sure if I ever did it. And, if I did, then it was probably before I deleted something important in a coding file and then broke litestep.
So, I reinstalled it and decided to call it good until I could get one of you seasoned veteran guys to help me out.
I really appreciate the help. Please clarify further on the questions I've asked.
Put those dll files in your windows/system folder as well... It cant hurt.
To run compat mode on an exe just right click on the litestep.exe file itself and click properties then compatibility and select your mode.
Ok, sounds simple enough, to put it into compatibility mode.
I'll do both of those things and report back. Thanks for the help! ^_^
Ok, I've already got those .dll files in my system32 file, so I'm going to place them into my litestep directory also.
I've put litestep into compatibility mode for XP(service pack 2).
How would you suggest testing for if this actually worked? Should I try installing obsidian again?
No just a reboot will do...
You did not mention if you placed the files in windows/system folder.
Ok, yeah, I placed all the .dll files into my windows/system32 folder and into the litestep directory.
I put my computer into compatibility mode for XP(service pack 2) AND IT WORKS! OMG, IT WORKS!
My windows sidebar doesn't appear to work with these themes, but everything else works great! I'm not sure if it was the .dll files, or compatibility mode. But I'm pretty sure that it was compatibility mode, since it didn't seem to work before, with the .dll files.
COMPATIBILITY MODE & .dll files from the link given above & the jc999 litestep updates, and everything works!
Thank for the help, guys.
Oh, one more question, but its not quite related to the vista topic:
when I download some of the modules required for themes, AVG tells me that it has encountered viruses, occasionally. So far, I've put them in the virus vault.
Are these actually viruses? or just files that act as a virus typically would, so that AVG gets angry?
Probably similar behavior...don't think I've ever seen a module with a virus. AVG is notorious for false positives.
What modules and/or themes?
Well, the rainlendar or whatever was counted as one, and that was when I decided to call shenanigans. I put it in the vault just to be safe, but I really didn't think that there would be viruses in any of the themes. I mean... hahaha, I'm sure there would be at least ONE person in the comments being all enraged.
Alright, well, I should reinstall the theme and just tell AVG not to worry about it?
LiteStep runs fine on Vista except for these 2 issue's:
(should be fixed soon)
This if for the 32bit version of Vista. For the 64bit version (and the 64bit version of XP) there are additional problems.
There might be some module's with additional issue's, but I've never heard of them.
Yeah, I've got the 64bit version. No major issues though. Minor stuff.
Everything operates fine.
Just stopping in to see how you made out.
Looks like you are good.
Glad to hear that!
I'm getting Litestep to work fine on Windows Vista Home Premium using the complex simplicity theme and some other themes. But I have a laptop with certain proprietary programs that seem to be linked to the explorer.exe startup (battery display, FN keys, etc.)
I was wondering how I go about finding which programs startup with explorer.exe and how it is that I manually configure them to startup naturally (msconfig?)
I'm also having a problem with the volume slider at the base of my laptop, neither vbang nor lsslider work and I suspect this is because of a completely different sort of volume mixer setup in vista as compared to other versions of windows? Any help in this area?
this thread is encouraging as i'm about to make the leap to Vista64 and don't know what i would have done without out my Litestep Theme..
Glad my confusion could be of some help. ^_^
Bobster: Don't get confused...Vista32 is different than Vista64 and Vista64 will bring in a bunch of new issues.
indeed, most things are working, but the control panel will only display 32bit :(
Ilmcuts has been working on Vista support. So, any major issues should be resolved in the 0.24.8 release as long as people report the related bugs and work arounds. So if you know of an issue that is not being tracked here: http://www.lsdev.org/bugs/view.php?id=32
be sure to let us know.
I just ordered a new gaming computer, and since I want DirectX10 support, I decided not to spend the extra $75 (USD) to get XP, but I really don't want to give up Litestep (I've been using it exclusively since '99). I'm seriously hoping I can get it to work, especially since Obsidian has been my favorite theme for almost two years now.
BTW, I'm not concerned about antivirus mucking things up, because: I. Don't. Open. Attachments. /PSA