Downloading Themes for Chameleon (myhack)

A lot of people are getting sick with the default myHack theme or Chameleon theme and some have searched across the Internet to find theme so that they can customise their appearance of their boot loader. I admit , we humans like to dress ourselves just to impress on others. lets face it , you are not going to just wear an underwear for your first date. What would your future wife would think about you ?

Lets get back to our story. Basically , we are all humans (unless you’re a cyborg or random Spambot , then you don’t have a life and you should go kill yourself anyway) and we change our tastes and preferences , os this is why I am going to show on where to download themes for Chameleon (or myHack) and how to replace them.

This time it would be a quick one , which means I wouldn’t be including any pictures to assist you. This is going to be a shortcut way , aka the dirty way. There is a more proper way of doing this , but i love doing this way. Chameleon allows you to select themes but then I’m a lazy guy. I’ll be posting the proper way of doing it later

(the quick brown jumped over the lazy dogThe Quick N Dirty Way)

Firstly go on to Theme Park @ Vodooo Projects Forum (This is the official support forum for Voodoo and I’m pleased to say that i am one of the folks there , so if you’re having issues with Chameleon boot loader or if you have suggestions or even if you have a theme to share. Please by all means , post it in this forum. We welcome everyone)

Next up , pick the theme that you want to use. There are couple of ones , some resembles Apple’s Boot Camp interface and others are cool such as the retro mac theme or windows like theme. So pick a theme which you like the most and download it.

Once the theme is downloaded , extract it and copy all of its contents and place it  /Extra/Themes/default , replace whatever is inside with your theme (assuming you’ve installed myHack or if you’ve installed Chameleon in root of your drive). For EFI users , you’ll have to mount your efi partition and put it inside the default theme folders. Its pretty similar. If you are using EFI , you should know how to do it anyway !

Reboot OSX  and voila you should have your new theme woking

Mr Clean n Tidys method (Thanks Tim)

Prasys’s write up is truly the quick and dirty way, but there is a more elegant way. First, I would highly recommend that people find Lizard, which is a utility to edit the com.apple.plist, as well as install Chameleon from the binaries, plus a bunch of other stuff.

To install themes, browse to your /Extra/Themes folder, and place the different themes in directories here. Whatever you name the directories under themes, will be the name of the Theme. I renamed the Default theme to myHack (if that’s what you used to start), and installed various other themes in that directory (i.e., CleanMac, Choose_Your_OS, Hackintosh, NebulOSX).

Once you have done this, you can select which theme you want from Lizard from the Themes tab. You can also check the Disable boot banner to get rid of version text that appears in your Chameleon loader here.

This whole process allows you to easily try on different themes, and switch at will.

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  1. Prasys’s write up is truly the quick and dirty way, but there is a more elegant way. First, I would highly recommend that people find Lizard, which is a utility to edit the com.apple.plist, as well as install Chameleon from the binaries, plus a bunch of other stuff.

    To install themes, browse to your /Extra/Themes folder, and place the different themes in directories here. Whatever you name the directories under themes, will be the name of the Theme. I renamed the Default theme to myHack (if that’s what you used to start), and installed various other themes in that directory (i.e., CleanMac, Choose_Your_OS, Hackintosh, NebulOSX).

    Once you have done this, you can select which theme you want from Lizard from the Themes tab. You can also check the Disable boot banner to get rid of version text that appears in your Chameleon loader here.

    This whole process allows you to easily try on different themes, and switch at will.

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