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Chrysalis Steam Skin by Falxor Chrysalis Steam Skin by Falxor
Queen Chrysalis Steam Skin

This one turned out rather well, in my opinion. Despite the stare seeming creepy in the background of the chat, it actually is pretty fun. The dark colors make this skin somewhat friendly with use at night, as it should be soft on your eyes in low-light situations.
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Credits

Background image credit to :icontollaner:
Filly image credit to :iconpurplefairy456:
The stare is credit to :iconderpington1337:
Friend list background credit to :iconmuffinsforever:
Chrysalis Vector (upper-right) credit to :iconphantombadger:
Steam Skin Style done similar to :iconcynicaltechlord:
Font Style (Rostock Kaligraph) credit to Peter Wiegel on Dafont.com
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Copyrights

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Queen Chrysalis Hasbro, all rights reserved.
All images are their respective owners.
All images were used with permission of their respective owners.
Steam Valve Software

I do not own rights to any images or characters depicted.
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Updates

V2: Added handling for the "Friends" Navigator Link at the top of the UI.

V3: Added handling for "Big Picture" link; Tweaked position of the Community sub-links.

V4: Added an additional color (10 total), decreased opacity of friends list background and chat background (to ~60%), added handling for the new UI header links and drop-down menus, Rostock Kaligraph is now used for headers and decorations, base font is now Comic Sans MS (web-safe font that comes with Windows, generally, and is not included: If you do not have it, it will default to Arial instead).
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:iconbubblesfun123:
BubblesFun123 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student
how to use it?
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:iconpanril-hlaedare:
Panril-Hlaedare Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Most things are working fine. When I try to go to anything other than Library, the transparent Chrysalis disappears. Friends list is working properly, Chat however is just a flat green in the actual chatbox... no eyes. You mentioned other versions; are they out yet, and do they fix these problems?
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:iconkurayamireviews:
KurayamiReviews Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
this needs more pink... and Fluffle
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:iconevan555alpha:
evan555alpha Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
I've been using this steam skin since October 15th and Not once has the image in the top right hasn't shown. Is there a way to fix this? Also, in the top left, the big picture overlaps the dropdowns also located there. Is there any way to fix this as well?
Thanks,
Evan
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:iconmasiaswolf:
masiaswolf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
I've been using this skin for a year and now it doesn't work with the new steam watch beta. :(
(still my favorite skin.)
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:iconfuhreralucard:
FuhrerAlucard Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Yeah the new update included the new music player and if you want to find the main list of music or its folders its shows as empty with the skin on. Without it shows it.
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:iconvenombronypl:
VenomBronyPL Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
where i can download this :O ?
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:iconmgsalexxx:
MGSAlexxx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Press that big damn download button...
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:iconrhakark:
Rhakark Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
The recent steam update seems to have partially broken this skin (the chat boxes no longer have the proper background.)  Unknown if this effects the other skins you did too.  Are there any plans for updating and correcting the issue?
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:icon8bitsofmagic:
8bitsofmagic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
the skin is really good, the only thing that bugs me about it is some of the text is hard to read on the color. grey on teal is hard to see. other than that i love this skin
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:iconvespidragon8:
VespiDragon8 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
It's my most favorite of all. & of course, a very excellent work.
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:iconpczelda:
pczelda Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Do you have a Steam skin for, or know of a skin/a way I could improve the size of the game icons in the Detail View? Preferably, to the medium size you can see when viewing the game list in List View, just replacing the wordy game list in Detail as well.
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:icon2007excalibur2007:
2007excalibur2007 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I can't believe you used Comic Sans on this. You had one job... ONE JOB!
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
What's wrong with Comic Sans? It was a decent web-safe font that fit with the idea of Chrysalis.
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:icon2007excalibur2007:
2007excalibur2007 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
This video should explain fairly well: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUCcOb…

It defends the font, yes,  but it also explains the reason behind me and most everyone's hate for the font. :P
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Like I said, I used it because I felt the overall appearance actually fits Chrysalis. Won't say people don't like it.

I won't object if you find a good web-safe font to use instead, though.
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:iconmiko11:
Miko11 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Well first who cares if its Comic Sans, and secondly yes they had one job..to make something they themselves liked, personally it fits wonderfully and I wont download a version with a different font please keep it D:
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:iconmiko11:
Miko11 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Though I do understand why people dislike it, and I'd still download the skin again ...just cause chryssi and that it looks wonderful.
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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is there a way to keep everything, except for those eyes in the chatbox background?
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:iconlurkerzerg:
LurkerZerg Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2014
wait it works for you? That won't even show up at all on mine, I've been trying to find how to make it WORK
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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oddly, as you now reply, I might be having a problem with it, in that the usual chatbox background isn't showing. Otherwise though, yeah, I got it working.
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:iconlurkerzerg:
LurkerZerg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Images won't show in my chat background at all, and I'm not sure what the problem could be
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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If the chat background is your only problem, sounds like we're both on the same page.
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:iconlurkerzerg:
LurkerZerg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
but don't we have the opposite problem? I can't get the background image to appear, and you want it to go away
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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I did. Now I'm not seeing it, but wondering why on earth that is.
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:iconlurkerzerg:
LurkerZerg Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
weird, is it the new update?
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:iconearthroot117:
earthroot117 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
i want to hug you!
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:iconearthroot117:
earthroot117 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
omg just installed it.....yes....YES! its awesome! thanks for making it :3
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:iconterrortheslayer:
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
I'd love to have that 8D
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, you can download it on the right side of the screen where it says "Download File." I'll have a guide up sooner or later about how to install custom steam skins.
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:iconmrcubecraft:
MrCubeCraft Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
You need to update this for the Trading Cards Plox!~
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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That looks stellar :D
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks!
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:iconlordpendragonofcaria:
LordPendragonOfCaria Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome :D
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:iconvizey:
Vizey Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
its good but the text i kind of hard to read.
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The text was harder to read before, but I'll take a look at tweaking the setup to make it easier.
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:iconthedang3rman:
TheDang3rman Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
How do I keep the normal font style for steam?
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
All you have to do is either uninstall the font that was provided (or not install it, if you haven't yet) or change the font in the sins "Resource/Styles/Steam.styles" file.

Lines 44 and 45 (basefont and font_decor) in the Steam.styles file. The default setting is Arial. You can edit it in any text-editor.
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:iconshadowman7890:
shadowman7890 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconcannotevenplz:
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:iconshadowwins:
shadowwins Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
another great steam skin keep up the good work and here have a donut :donut:
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:iconperniciouswolf:
PerniciousWolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was wondering if you have plans to update these skins for the new steam interface?
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I do have plans to do so, and recently updated Luna with tweaked colors and fonts as well. I'm going to update the last few with appearance tweaks as well as the UI when I've finished doing those changes.
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:icondeadagent1:
DeadAgent1 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
chrysalis sucks. the only thing she deserves is a shotgun to the face, though it looks like somebody already did that to her.
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
...and why, pray tell, did you feel the need to post that in general? It adds nothing other than pointlessness.
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:iconnewcomer1:
Newcomer1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I would be interested to know that were i am abel to download this for my steam.
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Right underneath the "More Like This" in the upper-right corner, there should be a "Download File" link. Click that and it should work for you. Check my response to the comment below for more information on installing it.
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:iconknighteclipse:
Knighteclipse Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
This might sound like a dumb question, but where can I download these skins?
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The question isn't as dumb as you might think.

Anyway, on the right side, dependent on your screen resolution and window size, the actual location will vary. It should be right below the "More Like This" window, where it says "Download File."

To install it, just extract its contents to your ./Steam/Skins folder, where you installed Steam, and set the skin using your Preferences in the Steam Options window. (I can't be more detailed, as I'm on my way home from a con)

Hope that helps!
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:iconvelancious:
Velancious Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
This isn't really working. When I restart Steam, Steam auto-deletes the files and goes back to the default... I installed a Steam skin a long time ago and it worked, but as they updated it I lost the skin.

The same is happening here except I can't even see the skin at all applied. Any help?
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:iconfalxor:
Falxor Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hm... not sure. What operating system are you using? I don't see a reason for Steam to auto-delete the skin files in Windows, as it has a specific file for them.
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