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MrBig
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(10-30-2012, 02:11 PM)
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Get the newest version of OblyTile here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1899865



1. Give the tile a title, this is used in start screen searches. If you want to keep the tile clean you can check "Hide Name" to not display the title on the start screen.

2. Add the path to the exe of the program you are creating a tile for. Arguments can be added for doing this such as opening Steam in Big Picture Mode by adding the argument "-bigpicture"
Alternatively, you can paste any path into the program field, such as "http://www.neogaf.com/" and it will open up in your default browser (desktop browsers only), or you can link to a local file and it will open in the program associated with that filetype, or enter the path to a drive/folder and it will open in explorer.

3. Choose the tile image. You do not need to keep the tile at this location, it is copied to a folder in C:\Program Files\OblyTile\
The rest of the fields for tile sizes will automatically be populated with the main tile image unless you input a specific image for that size.

4. Background colors are used when tile art has any transparency, this can be set to any color by using the samples or the color picker.

5. Click "Save Tile" and it is added to the end of your Start Screen. Then just position it wherever you want by clicking and dragging it.

6. If you want to change a tile after creating it, open obly tile, select it from the list of created tiles, edit any of the options, save, and reposition it.

To arrange tiles in to groups, drag a tile into an empty space beside an existing group until you see a faint bar appear. Drop the tile on the bar and it will form a new group you can add more tiles to. To name groups, zoom out (ctrl scroll down, ctrl -, or click the icon in the bottom right of the start screen.) Right click on an existing group and click the name group icon in the bottom left of the screen.

There have been some instances of tile art disappearing. If this happens, re-open OblyTile and let it sit for a few seconds, or press the refresh button, to allow it to rebuild the tile cache.
Tiles must be a minimum of a 150x150 .png (recommend 300x300 to increase compatibility with different scenarios). W8 search and start screen zoom uses a separate icon, so if you want a different crop of the icon or something else to appear in searches include an additional 30x30 .png, otherwise the large tile can be used for this and is re-sized automatically.
Any graphic can be used to fill that square, or you can make use of transparency to allow the user to customize it on their own colors. A title can be set on tiles by the user, so you can design tiles around there being a user defined title, a logo on the art, or no branding at all.

I will keep the post updated with tiles for as long as I can, to help people easily find what they are looking for. For your tiles to be added they need to follow this format, to keep the process of organizing them efficient
  • Title each tile set in your post so that people can easily tell what they're looking at.
  • Include, in code tags, the title of each tile set, linked to your post, and your name in parenthesis.
  • Multiple tile sets can be included in each post, just include redundant links to your posts with the title of each set.
  • If a tile is intended to be used for a specific size please not it with, for example, "- wide".


Code format; please copy and paste everything inside the code tags and edit it to include your information (remove the * from the code tags)

Code:

[CODE*][url~="url of your post here"]title of the tile set[/url] (your username)[/CODE*]
Example Post:

Originally Posted by MrBig

Dark Souls


Halo 2


Planetside 2



Code:

[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43768865&postcount=1"]Dark Souls[/url] (MrBig)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43768865&postcount=1"]Halo 2[/url] (MrBig)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43768865&postcount=1"]Planetside 2[/url] (MrBig)

I will continue to update the OP for as long as people continue to post in this format
Last edited by MrBig; 11-04-2013 at 05:05 AM.
MrBig
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(10-30-2012, 02:12 PM)
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Lists are in alphabetical order by set title. CTRL+F to find a specific tile set. If you do not find what you are looking for, make a request or make it yourself and post it in the thread following the guidelines above.


Notes:
Many Metro-style icons for common things can be found in this pack.
Some application tiles have transparent backgrounds - use OblyTile to set a custom background color for these tile sets.
Age of Conan (derFeef)
Airmech (Jzero)
Alice: Madness Returns (Mangotron)
Assassin's Creed 3 (MrBig)
Assassin's Creed III (Radec)
Assassin's Creed 3 (CryptiK)
Battlefield 3 (Mangotron)
Battlefield 3 (CryptiK)
Battlefield 3 (Radec)
Bioshock (Quick)
Bioshock Infinite (derFeef)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (CryptiK)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Radec)
Counter Strike GO (CryptiK)
Darksiders (MrBig)
Darksiders 2 (MrBig)
Dark Souls (MrBig)
Dark Souls (VindictiveGnome)
DayZ (Mangotron)
DayZ (CryptiK)
Dead Space 2 (Jzero)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (MrBig)
Diablo 3 (Jzero)
Diablo III (Radec)
Dishonored (MrBig)
Dishonored (Radec)
Dota 2 (CryptiK)
DOTA2 (Radec)
Fallout 3 (Quick)
Fallout: New Vegas (Quick)
Far Cry 3 (Radec)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (derFeef)
FIFA (CryptiK)
Guild Wars 2 (Divvy)
Guild Wars 2 (MrBig)
Halo (MrBig)
Halo - wide (MrBig)
Halo 2 (MrBig)
Hawken (MrBig)
Hitman: Absolution (derFeef)
Hitman Absolution (Radec)
Hotline Miami (derFeef)
Mark of the Ninja (VindictiveGnome)
Mass Effect (Quick)
Mass Effect 2 (Quick)
Mass Effect 3 (Quick)
Metro 2033 (MrBig)
Mirror's Edge (MrBig)
Natural Selection 2 (tci)
Natural Selection 2 (CryptiK)
Need for Speed Most Wanted (CryptiK)
Planetside (MrBig)
Planetside 2 (MrBig)
Planetside 2 - wide (MrBig)
Portal (MrBig)
Portal 2 (MrBig)
Project Cars (VindictiveGnome)
Rage (MrBig)
Rage (xJavontax)
Sleeping Dogs (MrBig)
Sonic Adventure (Rlan)
Sonic CD (Rlan)
Sonic Generations (Rlan)
Starcraft 2 (Jzero)
Star Citizen - wide (MrBig)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II (Quick)
Super Meat Boy (Jzero)
Tales of Monkey Island 2: Special Edition (Quick)
The Cave (Quick)
The Elder scrolls IV: Oblivion (MrBig)
The Elder scrolls V: Skyrim (MrBig)
The Secret World (derFeef)
The Walking Dead (MrBig)
The Witcher II (MrBig)
Torchlight (Jzero)
Torchlight 2 (Jzero)
Warframe (MrBig)
WarZ (CryptiK)
World of Warcraft (Jzero)
World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria (Radec)
XCOM (derFeef)
XCOM (CryptiK)

3ds Max (MrBig)
7-Zip (Jzero)
Ableton Live (StudioTan)
Adobe CS4 (Jzero)
Adobe CS6 (Jzero)
Adobe CS (scotcheggz)
Adobe CS (MrBig)
Alchemy (MrBig)
AMD Catalyst (Jzero)
BitComet (Jzero)
Canon EOS Utility (Jzero)
Chrome (MrBig)
Chrome (Quick)
CPU-Z (Jzero)
Cubase (StudioTan)
Daemon Tools Lite (Jzero)
Dolphin (Jzero)
Dropbox(lexi)
Dxtory (Nymerio)
EpGuides Watcher (jakeellis01)
ePSXe (Jzero)
FileZilla (tci)
Firefox (MrBig)
Firefox (Quick)
Foobar (MrBig)
Fraps (MrBig)
Fraps (Nymerio)
Game Save Manager (3chopl0x)
GIMP (billsmugs)
GGPO (MrBig)
GnuCash (Quick)
Handbrake (Jzero)
HeidiSQL (Nymerio)
Hex Chat / XChat (MrBig)
Inkscape (billsmugs)
Instagram (jakeellis01)
iTunes (Quick)
Jasc Animation Studio (MrBig)
KeePass (derFeef)
Maya (Quick)
Maya (StudioTan)
Media Player Classic (3chopl0x)
MSI Afterburner (Jzero)
MSI Afterburner Alternative (nazfalas)
Mudbox (StudioTan)
Mumble (CryptiK)
nullDC (Jzero)
NVIDIA Inspector (MrBig)
Nvidia Inspector (3chopl0x)
Office 2013 (Jzero)
Origin (Quick)
Paint (billsmugs)
PCSX2 (Jzero)
PS3 Media Server (jakeellis01)
PS3 Media Server (Quick)
PS Vita Content Manager (Quick)
Roccat Driver (nazfalas)
Spotify (Jzero)
Sony Acid Pro (StudioTan)
Spotflux (3chopl0x)
Steam (Quick)
Steam (MrBig)
Steam (jakeellis01)
Supercade (MrBig)
Teamspeak3 (Jzero)
uTorrent (Quick)
Vim (Nymerio)
Visual Studio 2012 (Jzero)
VLC (scotcheggz)
VLC (Quick)
Wamp Server (Nymerio)
Winamp (jakeellis01)
Windows Media Player (jakeellis01)
XBMC (Quick)
Zbrush (StudioTan)
Zune (MrBig)
BBC (scotcheggz)
Facebook (Quick)
Facebook (jakeellis01)
Gmail (jakeellis01)
Google Drive (MrBig)
Google Drive (jakeellis01)
Google Music (jakeellis01)
Google+ (jakeellis01)
Grooveshark
Hulu (Quick)
Hulu (MrBig)
NeoGAF (MrBig)
Pandora (Quick)
Pulse (Jzero)
Rdio (Quick)
Twitter (Quick)
Youtube (jakeellis01)
Restart (MrBig)
Shutdown (MrBig)
Last edited by MrBig; 11-04-2013 at 04:51 AM.
Subitai
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(10-30-2012, 02:12 PM)
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Woot! This decades desktop thread!

subscribed!

Thanks MrBig
DoctorWho
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(10-30-2012, 02:12 PM)
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Good idea. There are a ton more in the Windows 8 thread that need to brought over.
Divvy
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(10-30-2012, 02:13 PM)
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Subscribed
Enco
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(10-30-2012, 02:14 PM)
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This HUGE metro pack is a must.
MrBig
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(10-30-2012, 02:26 PM)
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Halo: Combat Evolved


The Walking Dead


Rage


Planetside


Mirror's Edge


Hawken


Metro 2033


Dishonored


Warframe


Assassin's Creed 3
Last edited by MrBig; 11-04-2012 at 03:46 AM.
Epic Drop
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(10-30-2012, 02:33 PM)
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Cool thread! I didn't know this was possible. Subbing so that I can come back and get some sweet tiles once I upgrade to W8!
Trojita
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(10-30-2012, 02:34 PM)
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Pretty Cool stuff. Would be nice if Windows could integrate this for HTPC Game playing like Steam has........ but I doubt it.

Can you navigate Metro with a 360 controller?
Windu
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(10-30-2012, 02:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trojita

Pretty Cool stuff. Would be nice if Windows could integrate this for HTPC Game playing like Steam has........ but I doubt it.

Can you navigate Metro with a 360 controller?

no
SteveWD40
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(10-30-2012, 02:51 PM)
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Can you do this in RT as well?
Rlan
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(10-30-2012, 02:53 PM)
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Have they figured out how to make the "wide" icons as well?
brandonh83
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Originally Posted by Enco

This HUGE metro pack is a must.

Pretty much the last thing my OCD needed to discover today.
derFeef
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(10-30-2012, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Windu

no

Huge oversight....
MrBig
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brotkasten
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(10-30-2012, 03:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by derFeef

Huge oversight....

The old Windows Media Center remotes work. You only need to remap the Media Center button as start button, to bring up the start screen again.



You got the arrow buttons (arrow keys), OK (enter) and the back button (return).
OldAsUrSock
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(10-30-2012, 03:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Windu

no

Wow, they have metro on the 360 but do not allow you to use a 360 controller for the PC version? LOL
WascallyWabbit
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(10-30-2012, 03:45 PM)
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Awesome thread!
Really gonna be following this hard

Anyone know if there's a good ESPN icon out there?
I think I'm gonna take a stab at making an iFanboy icon too, since it's a smaller website and i'm not sure anyone has one yet
dk_
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(10-30-2012, 03:53 PM)
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I approve of this thread.
HollovVpo1nt
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(10-30-2012, 03:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

The old Windows Media Center remotes work. You only need to remap the Media Center button as start button, to bring up the start screen again.



You got the arrow buttons (arrow keys), OK (enter) and the back button (return).

I'm curious, does the Xbox 360 media remote work with W8 too? Mine is still sealed (got it with a bundle)

kinggroin
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(10-30-2012, 04:02 PM)
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No controller navigation is stupid of the highest order.


That said, this thread is something special. Can't wait to get to the PC and start customizing my categories.
Anton Sugar
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(10-30-2012, 04:05 PM)
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Very cool!
Zaptruder
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(10-30-2012, 04:08 PM)
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Too lazy to tile this manually.

What we need is some sort of plug-in that can automatically search a user edited database and download the relevant graphics.

Like XBMC and its various plug-ins.
brandonh83
(10-30-2012, 04:09 PM)
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Any for Winzip or Winrar?
Dynopia
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(10-30-2012, 04:15 PM)
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I keep getting 'Unable to copy the image file'

Also how do you get sub headings like Main and Games??
Last edited by Dynopia; 10-30-2012 at 04:21 PM.
miked808
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(10-30-2012, 04:16 PM)
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Pretty easy to use. Here's start menu so far.

Last edited by miked808; 10-30-2012 at 04:38 PM.
Windu
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(10-30-2012, 04:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by brotkasten

The old Windows Media Center remotes work. You only need to remap the Media Center button as start button, to bring up the start screen again.



You got the arrow buttons (arrow keys), OK (enter) and the back button (return).

even older ones work too.



i might buy another one though, i want more buttons.

I reprogamed the green button to windows key, then those other 4 buttons, dvd etc to access the charms bar, taskswitcher, app bar and tab. Can get around the applications decently. Mostly just use xbmc and hulu desktop though. Start screen (and a mapped win key) makes it very easy to switch between them.
Last edited by Windu; 10-30-2012 at 04:21 PM.
Tattooth
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(10-30-2012, 04:29 PM)
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Someone on GAF made a program that allows the xbox controller to open and use the start screen. I can't remember who it was, but I am sure some will.

Also, OblyTile seems to have stopped working for me.
Dina
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(10-30-2012, 04:35 PM)
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This website has some tiles for apps and games as well: http://walloftiles.net/
DMPrince
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(10-30-2012, 04:47 PM)

Originally Posted by miked808

Pretty easy to use. Here's start menu so far.

happy birthday to Megan Carter.
Hilbert
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(10-30-2012, 05:11 PM)
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You can't make sub start screens can you? Like have a tile for RPGS, and when you click the start screen is filled with my rpg icons?
Quick
(10-30-2012, 05:15 PM)
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Here is my folder of tiles. Mostly program/app tiles, with Mass Effect tiles for gaming. I'll include more gaming ones and post 'em here.
MrBig
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Originally Posted by Hilbert

You can't make sub start screens can you? Like have a tile for RPGS, and when you click the start screen is filled with my rpg icons?

No, but you can have a group labeled "RPGs". There is no limit to how far the start menu extends; if you have a lot of icons and they're labeled/grouped you can use the zoom view (bottom right, or ctrl+mouse wheel down) and click on the group you want and jump to it.

Originally Posted by Quick

Here is my folder of tiles. Mostly program/app tiles, with Mass Effect tiles for gaming. I'll include more gaming ones and post 'em here.

Cool, put them all into a post and I'll add them to the list
scotcheggz
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(10-30-2012, 05:23 PM)
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Here's a few popular ones I made the other night:

Adobe suite:






VLC:



BBC:



I'm sorely thinkging of just making all my metro tiles one or two colours, it's starting to look far too messy!
MrBig
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(10-30-2012, 05:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by scotcheggz

I'm sorely thinkging of just making all my metro tiles one or two colours, it's starting to look far too messy!

Yeah, in my own set-up I'm doing white icons only for applications, with some BG color set in oblytile

For those of you not using the NeoGAF Pro Dark theme, these will be hard to see. They're flat white versions of the program icons, use OblyTile to set the background color - example

Hex Chat / XChat


Zune


Chrome


Firefox


Foobar


Alchemy


Compressed File (Winzip/WinRAR)


Fraps
Last edited by MrBig; 11-01-2012 at 05:28 PM.
Mangotron
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I "made" these (just cut them down from other pics) if anyone wants to partake.









Also how do you get sub headings like Main and Games??

If you haven't figured it out yet, click the minus button in the lower right (so the groups minimize) and then right click the groups. A little bar should come up with a "name group" button on it.
Last edited by Mangotron; 10-30-2012 at 05:36 PM.
Quick
(10-30-2012, 05:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by MrBig

Cool, put them all into a post and I'll add them to the list

Done. I'll leave my Adobe stuff off, since there's already better ones posted here.

Programs







Games




Anton Sugar
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(10-30-2012, 05:58 PM)
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It's pretty crazy how much better and organized the Start screen looks with legit/slick icons.
Robobandit
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(10-30-2012, 05:58 PM)
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Awesome work guys.

Keep the tiles coming :)
Dynopia
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(10-30-2012, 05:59 PM)
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Any for iTunes?
Enco
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(10-30-2012, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dynopia

Any for iTunes?

Check out the deviantart pack.
brandonh83
(10-30-2012, 06:01 PM)
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any for winrar or winzip?
StudioTan
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(10-30-2012, 06:03 PM)
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Great thread! Subscribed.
MrBig
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(10-30-2012, 06:13 PM)
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I added most of the posts to the list, but please use the format in the OP in the future, and label each set of tiles. I don't know what everything is and I can't spend that much of my time making a link to every post that will be in this thread myself :(
Swag
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(10-30-2012, 06:22 PM)
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This thread will be glorious once I upgrade to W8, glorious
Subitai
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(10-30-2012, 06:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Swag

This thread will be glorious once I upgrade to W8, glorious

You mean with K-pop titles :o
Swag
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(10-30-2012, 06:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Subitai

You mean with K-pop titles :o

Not so sure about that, don't think that will work well with how organised I am
Jzero
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(10-30-2012, 07:43 PM)
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Here's mine:


Code:

[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779437&postcount=48"]Super Meat Boy[/url] (Jzero)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779437&postcount=48"]Torchlight[/url] (Jzero) 
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779437&postcount=48"]Torchlight 2[/url] (Jzero)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779437&postcount=48"]Airmech[/url] (Jzero)
Last edited by Jzero; 10-30-2012 at 08:06 PM.
BreakyBoy
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(10-30-2012, 07:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trojita

Pretty Cool stuff. Would be nice if Windows could integrate this for HTPC Game playing like Steam has........ but I doubt it.

Can you navigate Metro with a 360 controller?

I started working on a controller profile to use with Pinnacle Game Profiler for anyone that uses it. If anyone is interested, or know someone else already working on one that I can try out, let me know.

On topic: this is awesome. Thanks to everyone involved.

If I could make a request: a spiffy tile for launching XBMC? I can't be the only one.
Last edited by BreakyBoy; 10-30-2012 at 07:57 PM.
Quick
(10-30-2012, 07:57 PM)
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Facebook


Twitter


Hulu



VLC


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[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779890&postcount=50"]Facebook[/url] (Quick)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779890&postcount=50"]Twitter[/url] (Quick)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779890&postcount=50"]Hulu[/url] (Quick)
[url~="http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=43779890&postcount=50"]VLC Player[/url] (Quick)

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