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Grim Fandango

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Review Date: 10/13/1998

File Size: 2,317k

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This theme is based on the game "Grim Fandango" by Lucasarts, the creator of "Full Throttle" and "Days of the tentacules". Game based themes are usually better than most theme packages simply because most of the work is already done, as far as graphics and sound is concerned. This particular package goes the extra distance with 4 themes to choose from, with 1 containing an active desktop for Windows 98 users and the other 3 containing different 640x480 JPG wallpaper images and well matched color schemes. The desktop icons, cursors, and sounds are shared among all 4 themes and also in the highest quality. There's even an extra font and a set of logo files. The only thing "Grim" about this package is the name.

The wallpaper images are great but only 640x480 pixels leaves out a large majority of 800x600 and even 1024x768 users. The "My Computer" icon is not referenced correctly in 3 of the theme files. It should be "CaptManny.ico" but it's "manny.ico" for some reason. There is no information stating that if you unzip to the root directory, the new startup and shutdown logo files will overwrite your current files (logo.sys, logow.sys, and logos.sys).

Just be sure to backup your original logo files by renaming them (*.backup) before unzipping the package to your root directory. Really, other than the minor desktop icon detail, it's all in order and ready to go.

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