OS X Mavericks UX Patcher released to solve Windows 8 and font problems

Sorry for late release as it took quite a while to figure out what really happened and solve it thoroughly. It appears Windows 8 has system files protection in almost everywhere related to system so Branding no longer works as Windows activation uses it. New Internet Explorer updates broke iexplore.exe so I have to remove it along with ieframe.dll file. Facebook font problem is not solved by substituting ‘Lucida Grande’ with ‘Lucida Sans’. Not sure if this is the most optimal for everyone so report if it’s still not good enough so I can change it in upcoming 2.0 release.

Download: OS X Mavericks UX Patcher 1.0

OS X Mavericks Transformation/UX Pack Released – The best OS X Mavericks experiences is now

OS X Mavericks Transformation Pack

UPDATE 3: Patch for Windows 8 released. This will solve most of not all Windows 8 problems related to system files. This will also solve font problems in Facebook too.

UPDATE 2: For users encountering strange problems using OS X Mavericks Transformation Pack in Windows 8, please consider using OS X Mavericks UX Pack for time being. I’m aware of reported problems and most of them are related to modifying some system files having memory lock protection so using OS X Mavericks UX Pack won’t suffer this issue. They both shared the same user experiences and functional improvements. The only advantages of OS X Mavericks Transformation Pack is having graphical updates applied to system files.

UPDATE 1: Due to my clumsiness, I set applying installed programs’ permissions to Program Files’ native path so x64 OS having those files installed in x86 ones won’t have updated permissions making all changes remain the same after reboot. So I uploaded permissions fix patch and update main mirrors with this issue resolved.

You may wonder why there’s no update for Lion Transformation/UX Pack since release. Actually, I made updates but circumstances won’t allow the right time to release it. At first I planned to release 2.0 after next Windows 8 update but there’s Mountain Lion and Windows 8 coming back then. As for Windows 8, I have yet to see such OS X theme that I want to use it myself so I wait and wait until all the pieces come together and now is the time and it’s such opportunity to release it as my birthday present for everyone.  🙂

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Sneak Peak before the release of upcoming new OS X projects


I think I have finished all important parts for now. Looks like I’ll have a good present for my upcoming birthday. Man, modifying Windows 8’s system files was really pain in my back getting broken system here and there. It’s quite a shame that I couldn’t modify some important files thanks to some kind of protection that won’t make OS work after modification but I think it should be fully compatible without breaking stuff in Windows 8 x86/x64 now.


OS X progress updates

Desktop with new 3rd-party apps

After testing out a few apps with consideration about features/performance in mind, I think I’ll settle with them for new features in upcoming project. Many people requested for Mac’s Finderbar but I found its usability is real bad in Windows. And many others are more like old apps for decoration rather than being really useful in Windows.

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OS X progress on Windows 8

After getting messing around with CM ROMs for a while, I think I’m quite satisfied with Linaro+Fidelity mods for Xperia Z/Tablet Z so I can focus on updating OS X projects now. Today I fixed Lion Transformation Pack to work with Windows 8.

Windows 8 Desktop
Windows 8 Desktop

There’s still a lot of work left to do for Maverick and IOS7 updates and few more 3rd-party projects to consider with good performance and usability.