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Stardock has released a free massively multiplayer space action strategy game called Stellar Frontier. In the game, you take command of a star ship and must help the empire you choose to side with conquer the galaxy. As your exploits grow, you gain in rank which gives you access to bigger and better ships.
It appears that eFront finally pulled the plug on It's gone.
This isn't completely new news but the full story from the Admins of have put up news. is down and looks like it'll be down for awhile. Visit the link to find out more.
June 23, 2001 by BoXXi on boxxi
As this is a "portal" site to other skin sites, I think you should all pay a visit to It's a great site and just needs more visitors. You may want to upload some of your wonderful skins there too, to fill out the gaps. With many of the skin sites going down, we should be supporting the ones that are left.
The art group Breed has done it once again with an amazing pack of wallpapers and digital art. Definately something you'd like to stop by and check out.
June 20, 2001 by Istari on tandis
The Lord of the Rings website now has some pretty cool (NON XP!) wallpaper up. Now if only there were some skins and themes!
The owner of reports that he may have to close his site in the coming weeks.
The WinCustomize CD is now available! It contains most of the skins on WinCustomize that we have permission to distribute -- over 600 megs of skins, themes, and icons. It also comes with two, never before seen skin suites made by Alexandrie and Treetog. The skin suites include skins for most of the sections on the site. Proceeds from the sales of the CD go to pay for the bandwidth used by WinCustomize.
The public response to the WinCustomize CD has been so positive and the site had gotten so slow that we went ahead and trippled WinCustomize's bandwidth. Hopefully you can already tell the difference in the speed of the site.
Since Deskmod went down, traffic to WinCustomize has increased dramatically. We were already pumping out several megabits per second before then and the recent increase in traffic has simply increased it. The irony is, as Windows customization gets more popular, the harder it becomes to have websites to support it because of the bandwidth. Since banner ads and such no longer pay for these kinds of sites, other ways to fund the site have to be found. Stardock provides WinCustomize with a b...
DesktopX is nearing release after nearly a year of public testing and even longer of internal development. The new version fixes bugs and adds a host of new features not the least being having persistent objects (objects that you can choose to stay between themes). DesktopX is the ultimate shell extender. It's not a shell, it makes Explorer or Litestep or whatever have an object oriented theme model.
The Adrenaline vault has an indepth feature on Stardock's upcoming game network. is the gaming equivalent of which is where WindowBlinds, DesktopX, IconPackager and the rest come from. Stardock also released Stellar Frontier today ( which is a free massively multiplayer action/strategy game. The Avault article talks about the games on it and the upcoming games being made.
Stardock has released a new beta of PocketBlinds, the first and only complete skinning solution for the PocketPC. Version 0.90b now skins the title bar, push buttons, and the menubar along with fixing bugs reported in previous versions. It also comes with some new skins that take advantage of the new features including a port of Dangeruss's Liquid2 skin.
Many people may not know this but there's a really good skin site that has tons of sections: Check it out, it's really well done. It's fast, reliable and has a great interface.
So here we have this scenario: Between 1998 and 2001 a zillion really neat websites are created at great expense. They then run out of funding and the companies go out of business or are forced to sell. The sites have a ton of traffic but the sites have no way to make money off that traffic. Enter in a handful of corporations who are making good money who snap up all these sites at bargain basement prices...