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Extracting ".tga" files from ".mui" or ".msstyles"

  1. #1


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Extracting ".tga" files from ".mui" or ".msstyles"


    As the title states, I was wondering how I would do that? Because I really want to add a custom ".tga" 'close' button to my windows theme. I am using WindowBlinds:
    (link) - Skin the Windows desktop interface with WindowBlinds

    WindowBlinds let's me edit and make my own theme by using their own .tga files or you can make/import them yourself to your desire.

    This is the Theme I want to extract the files from:
    Placebo for Windows 7 by SolMiler on deviantART (Won't work for Windows 8 that's why I am asking here.)

    Here's what my buttons look like now:
    Click image for larger version

    What I want them to look like: (Angst version of Placebo theme)
    Click image for larger version

    Any info would be very appreciated!

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  2. #2


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    You can use Gimp to convert them, I used 2.6.12 Download The Gimp 2.6.12 - FileHippo.com

    Open the .png in Gimp.

    Click File > Save as
    Click image for larger version

    Remove png
    Click image for larger version

    Add tga
    Click image for larger version

    Save
    Click image for larger version




    I exported the button images from Placebo for you they are in the zip folder below.

    Jerry
    Extracting ".tga" files from ".mui" or ".msstyles" Attached Files
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  3. #3


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
    You can use Gimp to convert them, I used 2.6.12 Download The Gimp 2.6.12 - FileHippo.com

    I exported the button images from Placebo for you they are in the zip folder below.

    Jerry
    THANK you so much! Saved me a lot of stress I seriously appreciate it!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Iowa
    Posts : 71
    Windows 7 Pro/Win 8.1 Pro


    You're Welcome
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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