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Left 4 Dead v1.04 by rthaut Left 4 Dead v1.04 by rthaut
ATTENTION: This skin is no longer compatible with Steam.




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Included icons, created by Vaksa ([link]), used with permission.

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Copyright Ryan Thaut (2009). All rights reserved. No modification or distribution without my written permission.
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:iconsnowyhuskybutt:
SnowyHuskybutt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Would you ever be updating this ever? I love how the skin looks and would love to use it.
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I don't have any plans to port it to the new Steam GUI right now, but maybe in the future I will.
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:iconzarathustra2k1:
zarathustra2k1 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
What a wicked skin! Is there a current/compatible one for API v012/Package 1928?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Not at this time.
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:iconeziofortress:
Eziofortress Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Does not work for the new steam ui....(husss other one of thoes Nice themes without new ui) plz fix :D
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:iconspoonsofdoom:
spoonsofdoom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Hey, im a fairly new steam user and recently became a fan of L4D in the last year. With the steam summer deals i bought the bundle package with all teh valve games. anyway to cut to the chase i found i could change the UI skins for steam! :D then i noticed your lovely theme and i downloaded and stuck it in the folder. However, steam fails to even recognize that the Left 4 Dead folder you've created even exists leaving me without a skin.
Is this due to the new UI update i've heard about? and if so any assistance?

Viewtube865 said he's working on "restoring" this skin. Is it no longer compatible with the new UI? Will there be an update?
srry for so many questions.. :D thanks!
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:iconviewtube865:
Viewtube865 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Im going to work on restoring this steam skin into the new UI. Ill use it as a personal skin and give you the files just in case you might want to see them.
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:iconspoonsofdoom:
spoonsofdoom Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
you said something about a restore. maybe read my above post btu i was wondering if you have one?
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:iconviewtube865:
Viewtube865 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
No I don't, I tried working with it a bit and it's really difficult to get everything into place.
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:iconspoonsofdoom:
spoonsofdoom Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
hmm alright thank you :D just thought id ask just in case. if you ever do find a solution id be very excited if you'd share it with me :) thanks
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:iconviewtube865:
Viewtube865 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Ill be working on it. I really love this Steam theme. :crying:
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:iconspoonsofdoom:
spoonsofdoom Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
alright sick. :) if u get it goin drop me a notification on spoons2501@aol.com plz :D and ill be more than happy to DL it
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groseron Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
really nice, thanks
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:iconninjasaus:
NinjaSaus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Love the skin.

I have one problem though, I can't get the News/Friends/Servers/Settings/Support to change when I hover on the buttons.

I noticed also that the Invite to Chat/Start voice chat doesn't have an hover too.

I'm not asking for much, but where can I change it? Is it even possible to give those buttons a hover on state?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It is possible to give them a hover state, but it would take some work. In the SteamScheme.res file, you would have to define a new state for each of those buttons in the Appearances section when they are hovered over. Then you would have to set the hover state for each of those buttons to that new appearance in the Controls section.
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:iconninjasaus:
NinjaSaus Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Just wondering, do you know any good site with a good explanation of the all stuff that you can find in the .res file? I have tried [link] but it doesn't explain the things very well.

You see, I'm completely new to this stuff and all I have find is tutorials on how to install the skin (which I already know.) But maybe you know any place where everything is explained/where you started to learn the steam skinning.

Don't get me wrong, with your explanation you gave me, I could give the buttons a hover state with huge success because they just needed the colors to be changed. Thanks for that btw! :)

Also, is there a way to reload the skin without restarting steam? Just thinking about my poor friends I have on steam, that get the popup message I'm online all the time..
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rthaut Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You can reload the skin with CTRL + ALT + R, but if you modify images you must restart Steam for the changes to appear.

Unfortunately there is no good source of documentation; I learned simply through trial and error, as there were no other skins in existence at the time for me to start from. However, there really isn't much reason to look into it now, as the new UI is nearing release, and all of the older skins do not work with it at all.
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NinjaSaus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
Ah okay, thanks for tips.

Yeah I've tried the new UI but I didn't like it. That's when I found this very pretty skin via a person on the steam forums.

I'm thinking of doing my own skin when the new UI has been releases, but I guess I have to do as you, learn through trial and error.

Thanks for all the replies and everything. Keep up the hard work!
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:iconninjasaus:
NinjaSaus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Ok thank you, sorry to bother you with such small thing.

This is the best looking skin I ever had on steam, thank you for making it. :)
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:iconxentrox:
xentrox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Best steam skin that will ever be made. Hands down.
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:icon1the-one1:
1The-One1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
This is AWESOME, thanks. :)
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:iconbodom92:
bodom92 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009   Writer
Love it.
I was just wondering, can we expect a l4d2 skin sometime in the future?
Thank-you for sharing your work with us all and for putting so much time and effort into it.
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have no intentions of making an L4D2 skin. If I were to make a new skin, it would likely just have a different silhouette on the Games page. So there is no reason for me to actually release an L4D2 skin, since a simple modification like that can be made by nearly anyone and does not deserve to be released as a new skin.
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:iconbodom92:
bodom92 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   Writer
I know. I only realized that after leaving my comment though so I felt a bit stupid.
Anyway, thanks for replying.
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No need to feel stupid; I am asked that question nearly every day. :)
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:iconxentrox:
xentrox Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Best STEAM skin available on the internet.
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:iconpsychodlc:
psychodlc Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
How did you make skins?
You use any program?

Out of that, EXCELENT SKIN.

EXCELENT
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I use Photoshop to make the graphics and do all of the coding by hand in Notepad.
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:iconpsychodlc:
psychodlc Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
and how did you put it to Steam?

there's any "special" program? or just PS and NP ?
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No, there is no special program. Just Photoshop and Notepad.
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DharionDrahl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this skin, but noticed some PC lag issues with XP if i opened the main screen or update news pages.
dno why really, didnt have this issue when i ran it on vista.
any idea what might be the issue?

running XPpro SP3 x86, 3GB mem with ATi HD4650pro 1GB
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I was working with someone a couple of months back who helped me identify one of the images that may be the culprit. However, neither of us was ever able to determine why that one image in particular was causing the issues on his end. We also were not able to confirm if that one image is the reason for a few other people experiencing lag or not.

Here are some steps you should follow:
1.) You need to remove the following file: "Left 4 Dead\Graphics\FrameBL.tga"
You can just rename it to "FrameBL_OLD.tga" in case you want it back (or in case this doesn't fix the issue for you).
2.) You need to open the "Left 4 Dead\Resource\SteamScheme.res" file in a text editor (try to use one with line numbers).
3.) Go to line 2344 and make it like this (note the added "//" at the beginning of the line):
//"2" "image( x0, y1 - 600, x0 + 800, y1, Graphics/FrameBL )"
4.) By making that change you are commenting out that line. Steam will ignore that line until you remove the "//"
5.) Now save the file and restart Steam.

Please let me know if this fixes the issue for you, as it will help me to figure out what might be causing the lag for some people.

Also let me know if you need more help.
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DharionDrahl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great thanks, that works perfectly!
Also; thanks for the quick reply :)
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:iconnjittie:
njittie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Love it.
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:iconunkq:
UNkq Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Beautifull!....its the best theme i everseen.

Could you make one clasic?..without L4D?..cuz im not playng L4d ,but i play CS1.6 ....

Thank You ^_0
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:iconjul1a-wow:
Jul1a-wow Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
wow ???????????????
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:icontuesdaydreams:
TuesdayDreams Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student
THIS IS GOLD!
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks.
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:iconlord-xaldin:
Lord-Xaldin Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
I love this skin, it's dark and stylish and has that touch of ruin and blood. It's definitely one of the best I've seen.
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks.
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:icon47k:
47K Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Just popped in to say thanks for this great skin, Ive been using it for a while now and it's never bored me to look at. :)
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you. I am glad to hear that.
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:iconisee3:
iSee3 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
nice Skin. Thank u. Would that be a L4D2 Skin too?
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:iconsparklehorse:
sparklehorse Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
A very minor "bug" I noticed. For version 1.04, in the About box, your name is listed as two squares. Here's a screenshot: [link]
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rthaut Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's strange. I don't see anything at all there when I look at it (i.e. my name is missing completely). I will check it out when I get a chance. Thanks for the heads up!
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:iconsparklehorse:
sparklehorse Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
No problemo! :thumbsup:
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:iconrthaut:
rthaut Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just fixed this. I managed to delete a quote mark when updating the version number. :doh:

Thanks again for pointing it out!
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:iconsparklehorse:
sparklehorse Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
You're welcome--glad to hear it was easily fixed. On a side note, I can honestly say that I'm going to be using this skin for a very long time. So, thank you for all your time and effort spent creating it and continuing to improve upon it.

:thumbsup:
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:iconredrumy3:
redrumy3 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Hey, Just FYI new steam client beta adds a new verification button under settings this skin breaks it hope to see an update for this skin :)
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rthaut Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. I haven't had a chance to try the new beta yet, as this has been a busy week. However, I noticed a few people were mentioning issues with skins, so I plan on looking into it soon. I am assuming all of my skins have this problem, but I think it is a really easy fix. In fact, if you want to test it out, let me know. Mind you I will be "shooting blind," but I have a pretty good idea of what change needs to be made.
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