mjdxp - YouTube

This page lists YouTube videos I've published. Included are embedded versions of each video, a link to the video (intended to make my videos easier to watch in VLC or MPV), and a description for some.

Hi Herbert


EarthBound Anti-Piracy Ending


A lot of people have been making anti-piracy screens or endings for their favorite games, so I thought I'd do the same. EarthBound is well known for its brutal anti-piracy, so I decided to take it to the next level. Of course, this is entirely fake. I took some inspiration from the infamous save clear if you get to Giygas on a pirated copy, and decided Pokey should call you out on your crime. Hope you enjoy!

Fallback Window Themes in Windows 10 Showcase - Aero Basic and Classic Theme


There are two little known fallback Windows 10 themes, the Aero Basic theme from Windows Vista and 7 and the Classic theme. This video shows how to access both themes.

First the Aero Basic theme is shown through setting compatibility settings to XP SP2 or earlier. This causes the window to change to the Aero Basic theme. The second way is through an MDI application, or an application with multiple child windows inside of one larger parent window (see here: Multiple Document Interface - Wikipedia). This UI design was mostly used during the Windows 3.x era, but was mostly phased out afterwards. There are very few modern applications which use this UI language, but one example is the open source Windows File Manager, based on the one from Windows 3.x and NT 3.x. The child windows will use the Aero Basic theme instead of the system theme. I'm not sure why, but it could be to more easily tell child windows apart from parent windows.

Finally, the illusive Classic theme is shown. It was officially removed from Windows 8 but still resides in the system, although it's difficult to access. I found it by accident while using VcXsrv, an X server program for Windows that allows for graphical Linux applications to be run on the Windows desktop. Upon trying to run programs such as Xeyes or Oclock as shown in the video, the window will be a glitchy Classic theme window. It cannot be moved around unless the move option is selected in the menu, and the window controls don't work properly. However, when the window is resized, the window can be moved again and the window controls work properly. Double clicking to maximize works, as well as tiling the window with Win+Arrow keys or by dragging it to the edge of the screen. Interestingly, the Classic theme color palette resembles the Windows Vista/7 Aero Basic theme. Actually, when Vista or 7 is started in safe mode, this same Classic theme color scheme is used. It's most likely the colors were not changed due to the Classic theme being essentially unused in 8.x and 10 except for strange situations like these. It's actually possible to change the colors of the Classic theme using the registry.

More videos coming soon. This page is not yet complete.