Marathon
Average Rating: 10
Yours: -1
File Size: 288.86MB
Master Skin

Marathon

Updated Apr 07, 2009 by mormegil


First Previous Page 2 of 4 Next Last
northeast
Comment #21 Thursday, April 09, 2009 2:24 PM
Excellent work, and for a great cause. Thank you for these.  
BeLGaRaTh67
Comment #22 Thursday, April 09, 2009 4:26 PM
Just purchased this and got a message that I need Impulse to download, I re-downloaded impulse (as I hate the software) and was unable to register the purchase. I hit enter register product, typed the serial number given in the on screen notification, entered my email address, after that its a bit confusing what do I choose? Desktop, Games, Office, Tools? (I chose every one, seperately one after the other, I assumed it would be Desktop) and after that Product. None of which showed this product? Apologies Mormegil, but this is shambolic, I have purchased your stuff in the past and it always gets FUBAR'd by stardock For example I purchased the Apogee Premium Suite which I cannot now download anymore because of Impulse. Stardock are alienating their customers I feel with this software!! Ideally I hope the monies has reached yourself, especially for the cause it is going to. But I wish that I had actually been able to get what I paid for Again not your fault I know
mormegil
Comment #23 Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:16 PM

OK, After running around the office a bit, asking questions I have got some answers for you.

1) You should not need impulse at at all to purchase the Marathon Theme. All the master skins use a separate store and architecture.
            When you purchase the suite you should receive a email with a download link. That should be all you need to get the full pack.
(It will take a bit to download, since it is 288 megs.)

2) I have been told there is a Giant “Get Impulse” button on the bottom of the final “Purchase” screen. This is just for marketing, we would like you to have impulse, but it is not required, our used at all for acquiring the Icon suite.

3) If you don’t have Impulse installed, or you want to update “IconPackanger” you will need impulse. If you own Iconpackager it should just be there to run. You might want to update it so that the “Subpack” instillation goes smoothly. If you own Iconpackager, and it is not showing up in Impulse this is a problem, but unrelated to the Icon Packs. And you should contact support.

4) If you do not have Iconpackager at all you can download it from the link I provided above, or from the trial tab in Impulse.

I hope this helps. I am sorry you have run into trouble with this. The one of the reasons I released this as a master skin was to keep the purchase process as simple as possible.

PS. I asked about Appogee, and it is currently being update to Appogee 2.0, (finally and should be downloadable from Impulse shortly. Updated with more colors and all the Vista Icons.

g around the office a bit, asking questions I have got some answers for you I beleve

mormegil
Comment #23 Thursday, April 09, 2009 5:16 PM

OK, After running around the office a bit, asking questions I have got some answers for you.

1) You should not need impulse at at all to purchase the Marathon Theme. All the master skins use a separate store and architecture.
            When you purchase the suite you should receive a email with a download link. That should be all you need to get the full pack.
(It will take a bit to download, since it is 288 megs.)

2) I have been told there is a Giant “Get Impulse” button on the bottom of the final “Purchase” screen. This is just for marketing, we would like you to have impulse, but it is not required, our used at all for acquiring the Icon suite.

3) If you don’t have Impulse installed, or you want to update “IconPackanger” you will need impulse. If you own Iconpackager it should just be there to run. You might want to update it so that the “Subpack” instillation goes smoothly. If you own Iconpackager, and it is not showing up in Impulse this is a problem, but unrelated to the Icon Packs. And you should contact support.

4) If you do not have Iconpackager at all you can download it from the link I provided above, or from the trial tab in Impulse.

I hope this helps. I am sorry you have run into trouble with this. The one of the reasons I released this as a master skin was to keep the purchase process as simple as possible.

PS. I asked about Appogee, and it is currently being update to Appogee 2.0, (finally and should be downloadable from Impulse shortly. Updated with more colors and all the Vista Icons.

g around the office a bit, asking questions I have got some answers for you I beleve

BeLGaRaTh67
Comment #24 Friday, April 10, 2009 3:48 AM
Thanks for the reply, I still havent received an email, so I will try and sort that out, I generally try and use the settings option in the top right hand side of the wincustomize site nad then choose the option of gettign a list of purchased items, but that is not working at all at the moment as all of them give an error about a problem loading the page with the lizard character on it Either way at least I know the money has gone to a good cause which is the main reason for purchase
ucd
Comment #25 Sunday, April 12, 2009 2:29 AM
I'd be honored donating to such a worthy cause and getting such an incredible icon package in return is just a huge bonus.
This is obviously something near and dear to your heart as can be seen from the effort and quality put into this package.

I lost a great friend to Leukemia several years ago and hope that a cure can be found to such a debilitating disease.  

Thanks for taking the initiative and making a difference Paul! 

  PS. I hope you had a great run yesterday!
Your friend, Darcy
Snowman
Comment #26 Sunday, April 12, 2009 6:21 AM
I have just purchased it -  not just because they are stunning icons, but also simply to support your cause!

Happy Birthday, Paul!
John Wharton
Comment #27 Sunday, April 12, 2009 11:35 AM
I nice icon package but I thought I was getting a set of icons in different color schemes. This appears not to be the case. They are just black icons. The only way I found to change the color scheme is within Iconpackager and that just changes the tint of the icons. Not what I was expectiong. I have deleted the package.
MadDeez
Comment #28 Sunday, April 12, 2009 12:27 PM
john wharton, would you by chance be running vista 64 as your operating system?
John Wharton
Comment #29 Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:17 PM
Yes I am running Vista 64.
mormegil
Comment #30 Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:30 PM
Sorry about the miss post, my iphone dose not seam to like the commenting tool.

The ods are that you need to update Iconpackager to the latest version. Older version do not know how to un zip the Subpacks correctly.



Sub packs in action. You might need to re-install the package after you update IP, to make sure it installs correctly, if it dose not, you can just change the .IP to .ZIP, un compress the suite, and drop all the folders from the resulting Marathon Folder into your C:\Users\Public\Documents\Stardock\IconPackager folder. This should work with any version above 3.

mormegil
Comment #30 Sunday, April 12, 2009 4:30 PM
Sorry about the miss post, my iphone dose not seam to like the commenting tool.

The ods are that you need to update Iconpackager to the latest version. Older version do not know how to un zip the Subpacks correctly.



Sub packs in action. You might need to re-install the package after you update IP, to make sure it installs correctly, if it dose not, you can just change the .IP to .ZIP, un compress the suite, and drop all the folders from the resulting Marathon Folder into your C:\Users\Public\Documents\Stardock\IconPackager folder. This should work with any version above 3.

John Wharton
Comment #31 Sunday, April 12, 2009 5:50 PM
Thanks for the recommendation. I did have the latest version installed. Even tried uninstalling and reinstalling Iconpackager. Same problem. I have the Apogee icon package which has different colors. Seeing how the folders were created for Apogee, I created Marathon folders for each color and copied each group into its respective folder. It works now but I do not know why it won't create the subfolders when the package is installed. Interesting enough the Apogee package does create its folders when installed so I'm not sure why Marathon is doing this. Anyway it's working now. Perhaps just a quirk with Vista 64. Thanks again.
Snowman
Comment #32 Sunday, April 12, 2009 6:42 PM
I had that exact same problem. Only the main package + two subpackages showed in the config after installing it. (allready had latest IP)
I simply added the individual subpackages to the 'Team in Training.packages' manually, and hey presto
(Marathon (Black) had to be installed seperately though.....)

Loving these icons to pieces. Top job, Paul, as always!
MadDeez
Comment #33 Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:32 PM
i communicated with a stardock tech support person Thursday or Friday in the #stardock irc channel concerning this issue, Mr Wharton. it seems it is a vista 64 issue and the powers that be are looking into it. there's been no "official" word on it yet ( i didn't want to bother them again so soon) but i wouldn't be surprised if the issue is corrected in the next few days. ----update---- I just tried what Paul suggested. Renaming the .ip file to .zip and extracting the files into the individual folders given in the paths for the files has installed each one of the subpackages on Vista64. I highly recommend that procedure.
Z71
Comment #34 Sunday, April 12, 2009 8:50 PM
Finally got it. Well done.
John Wharton
Comment #35 Sunday, April 12, 2009 9:58 PM
Thank you very much for your help! I learned something new about renaming a .ip file to .zip. That worked very well! I figured the problem was related to my using Vista 64 and am glad that I mentioned the problem here. Again thanks for being so helpful! I will really enjoy using this set of icons.
danioc
Comment #36 Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:34 PM
Really cool pack and great initiative.
AlanWade
Comment #37 Friday, April 17, 2009 4:09 AM
The package looks great (from the graphic posted). The cause is definately a worthy one. The price is right so what is the problem? The band width!!! I have been trying to download this for 24 hours without success. Its sad because it will make me think twice before buying something from Wincustomize again, worthwhile cause or not. (
mormegil
Comment #38 Friday, April 17, 2009 7:37 AM

I am sorry to here you are having problems downloading the pack. Unfortunately this is the largest Master skin done to date, so we had to put it on the servers with our Digital Content from Impulse. And impulse is being hammered at the moment downloading 1000ish copies of Demigod a day, at 2.4gigs each. This seams to be leaving little room for the poor Marathon Icon Suite.

The good news is the problem should right itself soon as the early sales of Demigod leval out. I was wondering why sales had almost flat lined since tues day, this gave me the clue to fiqure it out.

Thank you for the support. I don’t think you should ever have this issue again, specially with a normal sized master skin averaging around 2 or 3 megs, not 288

Please login to comment and/or vote for this skin.

Welcome Guest! Please take the time to register with us.
There are many great features available to you once you register, including:

  • Richer content, access to many features that are disabled for guests like commenting on the forums and downloading files.
  • Access to a great community, with a massive database of many, many areas of interest.
  • Access to contests & subscription offers like exclusive emails.
  • It's simple, and FREE!

Featured IconPackager

Popular IconPackager

Top IconPackager Skinners

Yesterday  |   Last 30 Days  |   All Time
1. AceMatrix 15052
2. Vampothika 9824
3. basj 5403
4. pinchecl 3927
5. bugaaatti 1502
6. mrSkope 1033
7. treetog 1003
8. qiyamatawil 959
9. yangge 952
10. starone 908
11. Z71 897
12. mormegil 798
13. ModBlackmoon 777
14. D. Arnaez 756
15. Skinhit 723



walnut1