Marathon Mod Showcase Contd.

Thought of adding another screen with Marathonmod in action. Window Manager is Fluxbox. OS is FreeBSD 9.0-Release of course. The fluxbox theme is a mod of Absurd theme. I am using the Xoria256 color palette on my terminal. The font has been released in my previous post and it points to my github from where it can be downloaded.

Marathon Mod in action

This wallpaper is one of my absolute favorites. It’s not from a bio weapons research lab or a deleted scene from The Shining (It is one helluva film!). It’s from Bell Labs, 1966. Everything works in this picture, the “WTF are you lookin at punk?” look, the glasses, the creepy hallway and much more. I will post the wallpaper and some related stuff tonight. The current network I am on is crapping all over the place.

If you are interested in the animation series in the screenshot, it is one of the funniest series ever, Harvey Birdman – Attorney at Law. The references to pop culture, politics and being extremely funny at the same time made this series stand out. Perfect animation with loads of adult humor. The guy you see here is Phil Sebben from Sebben & Sebben (Stephen Colbert was beyond awesome in this series man!).

Note: I would just like to say one thing about the font. It might be too tall or the character variations might be too much for some of you. I had the same feeling about the font when I started out. But it kinda grew on me.  This is particularly obvious with the semi-condensed version shown in the screenshots. The normal version isn’t that extreme. Besides, I had posted earlier that I am just releasing all the fonts that I have created over a period of time, regardless of their aesthetic appeal.

Color Me Bad Fluxbox Theme

On a related note, I released a fluxbox theme over at boxlook a couple of months ago or so. The idea was to make a theme that would merge with my Xdefaults colors then. You might have seen the old Xdefaults in action in one of my previous screenshots. And the colors are still available over at my dotfiles page, for anyone still interested. Anyway here is an old screenshot of my Color Me Bad fluxbox theme in action. Click on the thumbnail for full view.

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For Openbox users, there is an openbox port of this theme available at boxlook as well. Rydgel ported my theme to openbox. Anyway here is the link for both the themes.

Color Me Bad – Fluxbox

Color Me Bad – Openbox

Note: People who downloaded my fluxbox folder from my previous post, need not download this theme again, since it is already available in the folder.

Collection of my Fluxbox Themes

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Since I have had a request to share my fluxbox folder, I decided to do so, and make it available right here for other interested people as well. Fluxbox is my favorite *box environment, and is installed on all my machines, both at home and work. Its very easy on resources, and very easy to configure to one’s own needs. I have collected a lot of fluxbox themes over the years, right from the very old ones, to the very latest. There are some themes, that I made myself, and some that I heavily modified, and unreleased, but they are all available in this archive. Mostly I will take a theme and rework on it to gel with a certain gtk theme I will be using. As you might have seen in my previous fluxbox screenshots, I am currently using the Royalty gtk and fluxbox themes made by the amazing artist, lyrae aka thrynk. The only thing that I modified is the fluxbox toolbar, which you can see for yourself. Royalty is one of the best themes ever. It’s color neutral and unobtrusive and can go with any background, which is fantastic. Anyway have a look at the themes in the folder and hope you folks find it useful.

I would like to mention another thing. You should modify the main files in the folder, namely, overlay, and init to modify the setup according to your needs. Though you can make a certain theme use a particular font setup, I always use the overlay file to bypass the theme defaults, so that setup is uniform. So have a look in that file. As far as the init file goes, you can change the Workspace names and such in there, and do not have to use my Workspace names, that is unless you are a huge Cowboy Bebop fan like yours truly. Also check the keys file, mostly it is default, except for an entry I added for gmrun.

I archived my fluxbox folder and have uploaded it over at mediafire. Just follow the link below, download the file, unarchive the folder, dot.fluxbox should be the name I think. Then rename the folder to .fluxbox, and make sure that this folder resides in your home directory, i.e, ~/.fluxbox. Let me know if there is any trouble downloading the file, and if anything else is needed.

My Fluxbox Folder@mediafire