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Windows 3.11 XP by mrrste Windows 3.11 XP 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 XP. Vista version can be found here [link]

Who needs Aero, per pixel and png's, 16 bit retro revival FTW :lol:
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:iconaeizzattoha:
AeizzatToha Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Well, it looks more different than Calmira II.
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:iconoliverantal:
OliverAntal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
This doesn't work for me, but I've tried. Any helf? :C
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:iconoliverantal:
OliverAntal Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Help*
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:iconbinarystep:
binarystep Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried 3.1 on Virtual PC. Wasn't too shabby, but not as good as XP.
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:iconsoftwareportalplus:
SoftwarePortalPlus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Windows 3.1 is revolutionary but... for it's time. There no way to compare Windows 3.1 and Windows XP. No way!
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:iconbinarystep:
binarystep Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I liked Windows 3.1 a lot. I miss Reversi. :(
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:iconit-reviewmag:
IT-ReviewMAG Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Brilliant and Unique Visual Styles.

Some quirks are present, but nothing that will sabotage the user's experience.

As htfcuddles said, though, converting it to .msstyles format would make it even better for those not willing to purchase or go through the process of hacking WindowBlinds!

A big thumbs up for effort!
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:iconprolapso:
prolapso Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
great!

where`s the icons???? :)
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:iconthedutchowner:
TheDutchOwner Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
You said "Who needs Areo,...". But XP doesn't have areo, it has a theme called Luna. You might want to fix that.
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:iconhtfcuddles:
htfcuddles Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Just as curiosity: There's any way to port this skin to the native .msstyles format used by XP?
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:iconthesmallestcheese:
thesmallestcheese Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Oh no! I'm stuck in the 90's! What an awesome skin!
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:iconsupanut99:
Supanut99 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks a lot! Now my Windows XP is look like the good old Windows 3.11!
Oh another amazing thing is that, I am experiencing both Windows 7 and Windows 3.11 look at the same time!
For Windows 7 part, I use viglance thanks to Leesoft.
And for Windows 3.11 part, I used your theme and it works perfectly no bugs and the superbar and full start orb is still there! Thanks a lot, hope you will make a skin that will transform XP into Windows 2000!
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:icononeonemoneymade:
OneOneMoneyMade Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
THANK YOU!
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:iconstuart23:
stuart23 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
I will have to use this my good man.

This just plan rulz!
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:icondanioc:
danioc Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Hehe, really cool!
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:iconanitokyomics:
anitokyomics Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
GAWD!

NOW THIS IS THE THEME I AM LOOKING FOR...

except there's a start menu...

sighs*
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:iconnodeffect:
nodeffect Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The good old days!!! haha... Nice skin man. ;)
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:iconmagnus87:
magnus87 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Great, can you port it to "Visual Style" ?? *0*
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:icontoanirvash:
toanirvash Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
This pwnt Vista!
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:iconduyvan82:
duyvan82 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
plain old stupid hehe
how have you been mate? Haven't seen you online for ages!!!
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
sucks don't it lol

I'm fine mate ;-) I'm usually online everyday. I've not seen you though :-( Hows things with you man?
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:iconportalcake625:
portalcake625 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Interface Designer
rofl! i thought that was Calmira XP
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:iconhtfcuddles:
htfcuddles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009
This isn't a "I could use this skin". This is "I MUST use this skin". =D
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:iconnervene:
nervene Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
This is truly a revolution in the User Desktop Experience.
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
:lol:
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:iconwolfieinu:
WolfieInu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
Good heavens. What possessed you??

Totally brilliant though :D
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:iconbrayanhabid:
brayanhabid Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009   Interface Designer
why not doing a .msstyles?
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:icondopeysneezy:
DopeySneezy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Amazing! I still have the box, the manual and the installation floppies 3.1 came on. I kind of miss it myself.When I had XP, I could actually transform the entire interface into a 3.1 clone, and as long as no-one bumped the bottom of the screen to reveal the telltale taskbar it was a dead ringer! I hope other old-timers enjoy this as much as I do!
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:iconpadfoot007:
padfoot007 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Ahh! Wonderful! Its like stepping into the TARDIS and going back to the stone ages! :P

Great idea though.
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:iconjazzava:
jazzava Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
You Nut ! =P :giggle:
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:iconobi-s4n:
Obi-S4n Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Great idea! Oldschool ftw o/ o/ o/
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:iconhvrock13:
hvrock13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
if you made this as a plain visual style, you would basically be jesus as a themer.
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:iconalanralph:
AlanRalph Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
:lol: I'm actually using it now... looks pretty weird, but brings back a lot of memories from the early 90s... Windows 3.1 (on top of MS-DOS 5.0, was still a shell back then, not a full OS) running on an Intel 80386DX-based PC with 4MB of RAM, a 256KB graphics card (yes, KILObytes, kids! 1024x768 @ 256 colours, or 640x480 @ 32768 colours :wow:), no soundcard, no USB ports, no network port, just printer and serial ports (one for mouse, other for modem) plus a keyboard port (big IBM original, not the PS/2 variety). :granny:

Kudos on putting this skin together, but I doubt I'd be able to stand using it for very long... by golly, it is fugly! :wtf: Mind you, back then it was about the state of the art in UIs, unless you could afford a NeXT cube or Sun workstation...
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
I won't use it either lol
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:iconlypnjtu:
lypnjtu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
nice skin,mrrste:)!~
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Thanks mate ;-)
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:iconrorokeating:
rorokeating Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
brilliant idea!
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
;-)
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:iconkarmat111:
karmat111 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
This brings back memories! The computer I had with that O/S continually crashed, I almost gave up on them completely. Thanks for the flashback!
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Your welcome ;-)
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:iconiiswiis:
iiswiis Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
What a hot desktop! I can't wait to use it!

Nice work as always. :D
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
hehe thanks mate ;-)
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:iconkiller7ben:
killer7ben Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
can somone make an ms style for the guy´s

that dont have window blinds :)
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:iconspac-2008:
Spac-2008 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
A whopping 1MB of memory? wooow

lol nice work!
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Huge huh lol
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:iconflclrockstar:
flclrockstar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
@_@ Cool.
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Thanks :-)
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:iconmubariz:
mubariz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
great skin but you realise i will never use this skin. EVER
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:iconmrrste:
mrrste Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Me either lol
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:iconkjherstin:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
:clap:
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