Halloween is always a great time of the year for skinning as there is so many creative submissions that have to do with Halloween. One of my favorite premium suites has been the R.I.P. suite that was available to WinCustomize subscribers. It has been updated this year for both Vista and WindowBlinds 6, and includes a new wallpaper and weather gadget.
The suite includes:
- WB6 Animated skin for Vista & XP
- Icon Package for Vista & XP
- Wallpaper in 3 Resolutions
- Clock Gadget Calendar Gadget
- Weather Gadget
*Note: You must have the latest version of Theme Manager from Stardock Central to use this suite.
You can apply the suite by using Theme Manager, which allows you to select the different options for the suite, such as the wallpaper resolution. Load the .suite file, click apply and select your options, then click "Yes" to apply the suite.
The WindowBlinds skin, which is compatible with Windows Vista and XP, has been updated with a ghoulish start menu animation. I find myself hitting the start button just to see it when I'm working.
The icon set for IconPackager is a perfect match, and it has also been updated for Windows Vista. There new wallpaper comes in 3 resolutions, and is worth the download just for that. If you have Vista Ultimate, be sure to download the Rest in Peace .dream for DeskScapes.
Also included with the suite are some gadgets, which are mini-applications for your desktop. There is an expandable calendar gadget, a clock gadget, and an expandable weather gadget, all which matches beautifully with the WindowBlinds skin.
You can get the R.I.P. 2007 suite by becoming a WinCustomize subscriber, or if you purchase any premium suite before October 31st, 2007, you will get it free!