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Windows 3.11 Vista by mrrste Windows 3.11 Vista by mrrste
Please, for the love of God, forgive me for this lol. This is purely for fun

=PoulNyrup made a comment that Windows 3.11 reminded him of the good old days and thought a skin based on it would be cool. This is the result of me listening to him lol

Windows 3.11 never had a close button or a taskbar so I have created them as though they were originally with it and have tried to replicate every little quirk of an old OS for a new OS. It might look like a simple skin but this was actually quite challenging for some strange reason :omg:

I've even tried to make the preview in the same style.

This is the Windowblind for Windows Vista. XP version can be found here [link]

Who needs Aero, per pixel and png's, 16 bit retro revival FTW :lol:
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JDog514 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
Is this still available? I'm having issues downloading it. Thank you very much. 
flatStingray Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
Make it for Windows 7 please
MitchZer0 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
I wish I could download a version of this that doesn't require some questionable thing I have to download
PixelFanBoy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank, this is fantastic! :D
You have no idea how long I've been looking for a windows 3.1 vista theme.
A pretty specific thing to look for, I'll admit :P
AlanBStard Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Very nice. Wish it were a visual style though. And for Windows 7.
freeza-frost Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is there a win7 version?
maskeraderosen Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome :) I really want to try this, but the link to the XP version does not work! :( Can you fix it please?
TheDutchOwner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Epic! You're really bringing life back in 3.1(1)
Skarpskyter Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Haha I love it! Although I never had a taskbar on my old 3.11 computer -_-'
MedinaSilva Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
How Can I Download The Themepack?, I Want to install it in my computer
¿Como puedo descargar el tema? Quiero Instalarlo en mi computador....
Benguy12 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
i actualy have a computer that runs this.
ellastasia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
holy crap my eyes. Well it was better than Apple's orange monotone monitors
Azselendor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Anyone else remember when using windows 3.11 was new and exciting!
KaLam1ty-AC Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Hahaha, that is AWESOME. xD
kimmyfinster2476pro Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh hell no!
xdinax Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I'm surprised someone remember how it looked like at all...:)
AlanRalph Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
I could have sworn I commented on this before. :slow:

This brings back a lot of memories... mainly of the painful variety. :o Particularly when it came to the hack-ery involved in getting onto the Internet (Trumpet WinSock, anyone?) Was overjoyed when Windows 95 came out, as it came with all of that stuff built-in. :phew:
julesiangilos Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Fave for the lulz ! :D
wallybescotty Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
looks good u should have got the icons to match lol
tehosc Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Do you think given with the reputation Windows Vista has got, this should've been the default theme when Microsoft released this?

Great job on the theme. Brings back good memories.
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
lol would have been interesting to see ;)
Skillet98 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Pardon my French... but this is fucking amazing.

I used to run Windows 3.1... you captured it perfectly.

Thank you for this bit of nostalgia, kind sir. Thank you.
mrrste Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
:-) Thank you
fadlycms Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Windows 3.11 Seven ?
blland Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
what's your thought on: [link]
mrrste Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
eeek, let me check it out
EyesOfARaven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
I know this is probably the last thing you expected, but can you make a Windows 7 version, now that WB7 is officially out? Win311 theme actually looks at home with the superbar.
Josso000 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Man that looks lovely. :D

You should make an "expansion pack" and create one with "Hotdog Stand" :p [link]

That would simply be the best. :D
TrillWill Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the upload... it kinda takes me back to 1990 somethin when i used 2 mess around with this ancient OS, but sadly i could never get my mouse 2 work... and now i can!!! but I made a "hot dog stand" version from YOUR theme if u havent seen it check out out my screenshot(btw:i used ViGlance for the windows 7 bar). is it ok for me 2 upload it on this site?
ViralMillennium Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
legendary theme, it really brings me back to the old days
KageMeishin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Ah, good old days. I got this windows on my first computer when I was little. I really love it! Reminds me of better and simple days :)
mrrste Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
hehe :-)
vendris Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
I absolutely love it, oldskool!

My new default skin! thanks!
Ratchet-lombris Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What? an amazing 1MB of memory! This is un-believable!
*sarcasm* VERY good job - I give this 5 stars

Very classic :D
Madenice Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ! :D I was looking for this :D
CodieMorgan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
To think I ran 3.11 from a VM just the other day lol/
imrik Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Actually this is one of the coolest setups i have seen for a while ;)
plastikmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Student General Artist
This makes me want to play good ol' SkiFree all over again... :)
rubbe Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i am gonna use this lol
key-7 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
lol. This is so damn cool old school...
HIWO Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
:rofl: :XD: .... descargando :D
micdt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009

I am old enough to remember that shit :D^
happyandyk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
LOL this was all that was neede ! Thanks for the nice idea ! :)
flclrockstar Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Wow even for Vista? nice!
lypnjtu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
simple and nice!!~Great skin.:)
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Thanks again mate ;-)
barberioX Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I respect the fact, you brought us back the "good old times", and put some hard work into this project. :)

But, now looking at the final (and very) close result, I can tell: I never would use this, mate! :D

Unbelievable! When Win3(.11) has been released long time ago, I thought this was a milestone (ok, it really was).
But compared to now... :D

Anyway! Thanks for a journey into the past. :thumbsup:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Your welcome ;-) I wouldn't use it either lol
bk13garbageman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome job!
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