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Aqua scheme for Kaleidoscope

Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:25 pm

Just for fun, here's a download of Kaleidoscope and an OS X Aqua theme for it:

http://www.emaculation.com/basilisk/Kal ... e231US.bin



The scheme collection on the official page is broken, but there are a bunch of nice schemes over here:


Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:46 am

I knew I saved this screenshot somewhere on my disk... I thought it looked pretty cool.:



I remember the artist said that he added the "Minium" icon set by Rad.E8 to Max Rudberg's "SmoothStripes" kaleidoscope scheme... but wouldn't release it to anyone (else) because it contained works that didn't belong to him. He e-mailed me once, saying that it was merely a compilation/combination of the two. All he did was just convert the Minium icons from OS X and ported them to OS 8.5-9.x.

(i do have this k-scheme, but I leave it up to him to decide if he wants any other people to have it)............ his name is spelled with funny characters, which i can't even remember, but it looked like ConFusion or something.

Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:04 am

Very pretty! You should contact the author if you still have his details.

Sun May 03, 2009 2:56 am

The link to the Aqua theme doesn't work for me.


Sun May 03, 2009 3:27 am

Right click. Save as.

Sun May 03, 2009 3:30 am

Fun fact:

By default, Firefox tries to display .hqx files instead of downloading them.

http://www.mail-archive.com/vintage.mac ... 12767.html

Sun May 03, 2009 5:34 am

I use Firefox. That's what it was probably trying to do.


Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:19 am

I learned today that all of the schemes on the broken official page are available here:


Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:11 pm

I thought the Kaleidoscope website removed the Aqua themes due to copyright problems.

Here's another site of Aqua themes.

Sat Aug 29, 2009 12:54 pm

realblack by menou was always my favorite. I made several variations of it for K2.x, but couldn't release it because it still used too many of the original author's work (icons, mostly)

Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:48 pm

That's some cool stuff... Still, does anybody know if Kaleidoscope can cause any real compatability problems in System 7.5.3? I'd like to know before I go and try it.

Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:24 pm

I think it is okay. Although some of the schemes I've tried will crash the emulated system (but not, it seems, a real system).

Re: Aqua scheme for Kaleidoscope

Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:47 am

I found an awesome Aqua theme for Windows XP:

Re: Aqua scheme for Kaleidoscope

Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:52 pm

Since you seem to be interested in this stuff, make sure to check out some of the stuff on Wincustomize. They have some old themes that run on old software for old operating systems.
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