A little script that themes the colours for Metro for steam from wal or wpg.
A little program that themes the colors for Metro for steam from
wpg. Now with HiDPI support!
wal_steamis a tiny program that is meant to work with either
wpgtk, by reading the colors they generate and making a color theme for a slightly tweaked version of Metro for Steam.
Disclaimer: Steam isn't nearly as "theme-able" as it once was. Over the years many of the UI elements that we used to be able to change with themes with be re-written with hard-coding to use steam's default blue theme. As a result
wal_steamhas gotten noticably worse since I originally wrote it. I'll accept pull requests when I have time to test them, but this project is very low priority to me since I barely use Steam anymore. I suggest getting your games on itch, gog, or humble.
Wal is a little program for linux that creates a terminal color scheme based on your wallpaper (in addition to being able to set the wallpaper and a few other interesting features).
Wpgtk is based on wal, but with the added feature of being able to generate gtk themes with the colors and bring a nice simple ui to wal.
Note for Windows users: You're going to need to install python 3 then imagemagick first. Then search for command prompt, right click it and open as administrator, then run the pip command below but without the sudo part.
sudo pip3 install wal-steam
Arch Linux AUR:
yay -S python-wal-steam-git
git clone https://github.com/kotajacob/wal_steam.git
Post-install: See the "Using" section of this readme.
Make sure you've run wal or wpgk at least once to generate the colors and set the wallpaper.
Note: On some distros, notably Ubuntu you'll have to run the command python3 instead of python or you'll have an error about failing to import urllib.request. Additionally, OSx users may need to use the system certificate store (outlined here).
If you cloned the repo all you need to do is run the script with python 3 from wherever you downloaded it.
Usage: wal_steam.py (-w | -g | -u) [-d] wal_steam.py ( -s ) ["/home/kota/bin/custom_steam_install/skins/"] wal_steam.py (-h | --help) wal_steam.py (-v | --version) wal_steam.py (-f | --fonts) ["Ubuntu, Ubuntu Bold, Ubuntu Medium, Ubuntu Light"]
Options: -h --help show this help message and exit -v --version show version and exit -w use wal for colors -g use wpg for colors -u force update cache and config file -d apply HiDPI community patch -s "/steam/skins" specify a custom steam skins folder to use -f --fonts specify custom fonts -a --attempts specify the max number of patch download attempts (DEFAULT=5)