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Windosu XP - [STD | 16:9 | HD/SD]

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Miorine


Windosu XP (pronounced Wind-ose) is the latest development in computer operating systems by Miosoft Inc!

This skin aims to be as faithful as possible to a famous operating system from the early 2000s. If you've been around long enough to have fond memories of the original, congrats, we're both getting old...

3 different cursor presets are available for download, and the "Standard" option should be your go-to if you're here for the best gameplay. For other options, refer to the cursor options image below!

A 16:9 resolution setting is required to use this skin. For best results, use 100% background dim, enable "Always Show Key Overlay," and use the pie progress display.

Hitsounds used with permission from cyperdark



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Playing on Lazer?
Stable will give you the best experience for this skin.

It is not recommended to use this skin on Lazer. Lazer currently lacks advanced skinning support, and this skin makes use of skinning mechanics that are not fully supported in Lazer and likely to break.

That being said, due to the increased popularity of the Lazer client, I've made an attempt to somewhat support this skin, with the limited tools currently available. This solution is far from perfect, and only gameplay is able to be skinned at this time, but if you're a Lazer user who is feeling adventurous, give it a shot!

Due to the current limitations, these prerequisites are required:
  1. You must be using 1.0x UI scale
  2. Your game must be set to a 16:9 aspect ratio, without any custom letterboxing or playfield edits
This won't be a perfect experience and things will break, but this skin will be properly updated for Lazer as the client receives updates to the skinning system/tools.

"Are you going to add other gamemodes?"
I would love to, but unfortunately the nature of this skin's gimmick makes it challenging to adapt to multiple gamemodes. This skin uses a lot of unintended "hacks" to work, and such tricks don't translate well when the other gamemodes expect "normal" usage of skin elements (for instance, part of the Taiko playfield gets cut-off, the window overlay appears sideways in Mania, and the combo number appears broken in Catch).

There are a couple potential solutions I've been experimenting with, but all make sacrifices to the quality of certain things in each gamemode, which I am not happy with. So between a quality experience that only supports standard, and a hacked-together compromise that supports more modes, I'd prefer the prior.

I could release separate versions of the skin for each separate gamemode, and that may happen eventually, but it's a bit clunky for my liking. But time will tell, and lazer skinning should (eventually) solve this conundrum anyways.

Changelog
Version 2.1
  1. Improved top bar on song select
  2. improved "standard" cursor that is more clear and better fits the theme
  3. Smaller tweaks to make element quality more consistent
  4. Changed hitsounds based on community feedback
Version 2.0
  1. Updated song select with the new songselect-top and songselect-bottom assets
  2. Improved gameplay elements
  3. Changed some elements to better fit the theme
  4. Improved pixel-accuracy and/or sharpness of certain elements
  5. Optimized filesize
  6. Added a couple missing audio files
Version 1.0
  1. Initial release
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sametdze
INCREDIBLE SKIN!! I honestly loved how you made it look like you were playing osu! in 2007. very cool. brought back so much nostalgia! i would love to see more skins from you !!
Ivanok
THIS IS SO FIRETRUCKING NICE. I LOVE THIS.
her everything

Ivanok wrote:

THIS IS SO FIRETRUCKING NICE. I LOVE THIS.
SAME, THIS GIVES ME CHILDHOOD MEMORIES 🥹
nouserwastaken
this is the coolest skin ive ever seen
Topic Starter
Miorine
Windosu XP is now updated to use the new songselect-bottom and songselect-top elements, as well as some other gameplay improvements and optimizations! You can redownload and check the more detailed changelog in the original post at the top of this thread.

If you still prefer the old version of the skin, it can be downloaded here.

Enjoy!
MeuhMeuh62
BTW use linux
Barrelhead
WINDOSU 7 WHEN???1/!??!?!??!?!??!
Srxply
Nah windows in osu is crazy ngl
Chromatiz
Amazing Skin!!
Atla
Great skin!
RubbishNubbish
This is amazing
DR3AMLiKE
wow... just wow
Elias
This MIGHT honestly br my new skin. This is so good wtf
xSid
11/10 skin instant favourite holy
_SallyCarrera
ez win for this
TatianaOrtiz
OMGGGGGGGGGG ME ENCANTÓ
XxANDYxX
it's so good wft :O ta melo
Fruitlolliez
excellent work so creative
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