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author alang


ChaosAbout is using the cpuz.exe to find all the needed informations. This is why the first start will last some seconds … systeminfo.txt has to be written.

On some systems, ChaosAbout failes to write systeminfo.txt. If it happens to you, start the CreateInfo.bat, it will create the information file. If you change your CPU or RAM, you have to start CreateInfo.bat too.

Some CPUs might be shown incorrect. If your processor description is corrupted, feal free to contact me, but please be shure you have checked for support of your CPU and please send me your systeminfo.txt file.

If you are missing the Startup-Disk information, then you have only one drive or partition on your system. If your Startup-Disk is pronounced as “Not Namend” then you have to rename your disk.

ChaosAbout is easy to skin. You just have to create a new folder in the subdirectory ‘/skins’. Now you can copy the images from a given skin
and manipulate them as you like it. At the end you must write the name of the new folder into ChaosAbout.ini under the key ’skin’. If you want,
you can change the font here, too.

Developer : d-bug ([email protected])
Version : 1.0
Filesize : 599KB



Comment by danial on 2007-01-08 12:07:38

This skin is very nice and look like real Mac

Comment by TALENCE on 2007-01-26 02:02:43
Comment by Mellie on 2007-03-11 02:51:33

Lovely, but does not seem to work on my Windows 2000 (I needed to open the .bat and it did make the .txt file, but if I open the cpuz.exe it isn’t very Mac-like, it even has the Intel logo here..)
Well, it did look great on the screenshot.

Comment by d-bug on 2007-03-15 03:52:52

The CPUZ.exe is only the Tool to Create the systeminfo.txt. You have to start ChaosAbout.exe to get the skinned Application.


Comment by Rúni on 2007-09-16 22:05:36

Cool stuff, but I have this problem:
This is ONLY when I run About this Mac from the Finder menu…hmmm

When I run the chaosabout.exe file directly from its folder it looks “normal”, like this:

Any idea?

Comment by Rúni on 2007-09-17 04:07:19

alright alright.. once again, I’ve figured this out… I forgot to check the marker for about the mac in prefrences… lol :D

hehe, thx anyways

Comment by lolroflmywaffle on 2008-02-12 02:59:29

out of all of Alang’s about this mac apps……..this one is by far the most polished and closest to the actual thing ^ ^

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