hi to all reading this, right where to start, i want to mod my se7en to the style i want, im on 32-bit ultimate, the trouble is i dont want to use the patchers that are out there, ive used the universal theme patcher by deepx,"really good" and ive also opened up the patched files in rez hacker, what i see with both the patched and unpatched files is all thats changed is when you run the ux theme patcher is that the chksums might change, but heres my problem. looking at the two seperate files patched/unpatched all the code looks the same, so what does the patcher actually do, is it just a matter of taking ownership on those files and changing the owner to me"administrator" or does something else magical happen that im not aware of, im only asking as i want to create my own theme a dark/electric blue theme, if anyone can help or learn/tell me how to patch it manually then i'd be very grateful, however if its just a case of taking ownership then i have no problems in doing that. thanks rezhakzer. ps. im really curios and eager to learn "even the hard way"???