Created by user Raw D Coy, Black Rock Shooter is a primarily black and dark blue Steam skin that doesn’t change much in terms of layout, but instead looks to add a bit more life to the Steam interface.
Colors & Design
The standout feature of the Black Rock Shooter skin is the art behind the Steam header. Not only is the pattern itself cool and interesting, but it’s brilliant worked into the design, managing not to obscure the text that’s on top of it, and fading into black toward the right-hand side where smaller interface items can often be obscured by overpowering backgrounds.
Most of the text has been recolored to a dark shade of blue, while the active Steam section has a light blue glow. Important but smaller interface links have a strong light blue color, too.
The games list features similar tweaks and makes good use of light blue text on darker backgrounds. There are perhaps some slight issues with the menus and the header background – the text in this area is a little close to merging into the art behind it – perhaps the menu drops down text should also have been a stronger, brighter blue.
The Black Rock Shooter theme ticks all the boxes. People used to the default Steam interface won’t be looking for commonly used interface elements, the big picture icon is in the right place, and there are otherwise no major issues.
It’s a cool skin. It’s not a complete overhaul like some others, but it changes enough to feel fresh and is functional enough to encourage daily use. Aside from some nitpicking about text color in the header area, I can’t really find fault with it.
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Black Rock Shooter Skin Changelogs
- Does not exist!
- Download the skin file below, you should get an archive with the “.zip” or “.rar” extension.
- Extract the ZIP or RAR and move the folder to:
C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/skins
- MAC OS X: right-click Steam.app and choose show package contents then
- Open the Steam interface and in top tab, click on “Steam” / “Settings”.
- Then open the Interface section.
- Find the option “Select the skin you wish Steam to use (requires Steam to restart)” and choose the skin that you want.
- Completely shut down and restart Steam.
- That was all; now you must have another interface.
- Only go back to the Interface tab in Steam’s Settings and select a different skin.
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