Next you will want to go to a theme archive, some of which are listed on
the Links page, and download a theme.
Note: When you go to download a theme attempt to avoid
the older themes. Older themes will most likely be incompatible with the
newer Litestep Builds. Unzip the theme you
downloaded into a Temporary Folder.
Open your Main Litestep Folder in your favorite file manager and
rename your Step.rc to something along the lines of Step_bak.rc.
Now copy the Step.RC file and Modules.ini files from your new themes
Temporary Folder into your Main Litestep Folder.
Now hopefully in your Temporary Theme Folder, you will find a folder
If you do find a Themes Folder, open it up and you should see a Folder
with the same name as the theme you downloaded. Copy this entire Folder
into your \Litestep\Themes Folder. If you are ok up to now, you should
be able to recycle and see if everything loads up ok.
If you do not have a "Theme" Folder in your Temporary Theme Folder, it's
a bit more complicated. You should refer to the readme.txt file that came
included with the theme. This should give you some instructions on
what to do from this point.
Hopefully you have recycled and your new theme has loaded up ok. If you
get any error messages then you will need to change a few things in
your Step.RC. Here are some of the more common scenarios.
If no images are being displayed, open the Step.rc file and check that
the LSImageFolder points to the themes Images Folder correctly.
If you got an "Error loading module" message, check in the Step.rc and
make sure that the path to the module is correct and that the actual
module.dll exists where it you specified it to be in your Step.RC.
If these hints do not lead you to a solution please seek out help either
via e-mail sent to the Mailing List or please feel
free to join #LS_Help on EFnet. You may also
choose to e-mail the theme author for help on the theme installation,
configuration, or graphic creation.
Once everything is working ok, feel free to start poking about and
changing a few things in your Step.RC. Have a look through the Step.RC and
see if you want to change any popup settings or anything else. Before you
get to in depth into changing your Step.RC make a backup copy just in case
something goes wrong.
Once you get your theme tweaked you can sit back and marvel at your new