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Kaleidoscope

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Download Kaleidoscope231US.bin (1.82 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download Kaleidoscope231DE.bin (1.84 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download Kaleidoscope231FR.bin (1.84 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download Kaleidoscope231IT.bin (1.97 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download Kaleidoscope231JP.bin (1.88 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download kaleidoscope101US.sit (320.85 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download kaleidoscope16US.sit (485.80 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download kaleidoscope171US.sit (497.20 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download kaleidoscope182US.sit (645.84 KB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download kaleidoscope201US.sit (1.28 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download kaleidoscope222US.sit (1.79 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download kaleidoscope_schemes.zip (649.97 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Download kaleidoscope_banned.zip (11.62 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Kaleidoscope is the ultimate in user interface customization for the Macintosh, letting you switch between completely different interface designs provided by plug-in modules called Schemes. Top 5 DL's are for version 2.3.1, the final (language specific) release.

[Items 1 - 5]: Full installer, Kaleidoscope version 2.3.1, Language; English (Kaleidoscope231US.bin), German (Kaleidoscope231DE.bin), French (Kaleidoscope231FR.bin), Italian (Kaleidoscope231IT.bin) & Japanese (Kaleidoscope231JP.bin)

[Items 6 - 11]: Earlier Releases, English language only: Versions 1.0.1 (Kaleidoscope101US.sit), 1.6 (Kaleidoscope16US.sit), 1.7.1 (Kaleidoscope171US.sit), 1.8.2 (Kaleidoscope182US.sit), 2.0.1 (Kaleidoscope201US.sit) and 2.2.2 (Kaleidoscope222US.sit)

[Items 12 - 13]: All 4,010 schemes in one zip file ("kaleidoscope_schemes.zip", 650 MB),
"kaleidoscope_banned.zip": Apple issued takedowns against any scheme that tried to replicate OS X's "Aqua" look, a selling point of its then-new OS

The official site closed circa January 2015, but its vast scheme collection can still be browsed on the Wayback Machine. In the complete alphabetical listing, click on an author's name to preview all of their designs. Approximately 3,700 of the 4,010 schemes can be downloaded from this archived version of the site.

As for the rest, here's a download of all 4,010 schemes in one zip file:

kaleidoscope_scheme_archive.zip (650 MB)
Download from Mega.Co.Nz

But wait, there's more! Apple issued takedowns against any scheme that tried to replicate OS X's "Aqua" look, a selling point of its then-new OS. This next download compiles 32 of the "banned" schemes:

banned_kaleidoscope_schemes.zip (11.6 MB)
Download from Mega.Co.Nz

Selected Kaleidoscope schemes are also hosted on OSX2000's website.

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

Comments

by atarikee - 2015, March 26 - 7:01am

These guys did a Yosemite scheme for Kaleidoscope 2. Start bugging them to release it!
http://simplebeep.com/podcast/e3-kaleidoscope-scheming

by shifuimam - 2014, June 22 - 4:27am

For anyone interested, use AC10-M345K-VW98C-359 to register.

by atarikee - 2010, July 26 - 9:21pm

"Another way to change your Mac's face is by using Themes. There were a lot of themes on the Internet , some of the best are aqua theme, and Liquid theme."

I use Liquid Metal on my Pismo and it rocks. Not to mention, Themes are a lot less resource-intensive...

by andymac - 2009, August 25 - 5:45pm

Another way to change your Mac's face is by using Themes. There were a lot of themes on the Internet , some of the best are aqua theme, and Liquid theme.

by Anonymous - 2009, June 14 - 9:50am

"A complete list of scheme files dowloadable from the official site can be found here:
http://kaleidoscope.net/schemes/schemes/"
This link is working,but I did not found it on kaleidoscope site.
THANKS

by Anonymous - 2009, June 13 - 1:20am

A complete list of scheme files dowloadable from the official site can be found here:
http://kaleidoscope.net/schemes/schemes/

You can still view descriptions and sample images by going to http://kaleidoscope.net/schemes/ and selecting the appropriate links, but any download links you find using this second link will NOT work.

I will try build a backup of the files in case the link goes offline. It's 4,011 files long!

by Anonymous - 2009, June 12 - 10:13pm

"For the truly lazy (and to avoid an insane number of links in this post):
http://www.google.com/search?q=Kaleidoscope+(themes|schemes)"
Of course i checked this method too,but would be to simple to found what I need Wink
Im looking only Windows scheme.If have some one information where I can download this scheme please put here link.

by Anonymous - 2009, June 12 - 10:05pm

Thx for reply. I checked Your method but they are not works for me.
Scheme archive on www.kaleidoscope.net is not working any more.
regards
eastone

by Anonymous - 2009, June 12 - 9:49pm

Firstly, try http://www.kaleidoscope.net/schemes/ (still up as of 2009.06.12 17:38 GMT-4)

Several other sites which gather these files are still up as of this date, as well. Apple apparently created a tool for converting Kaleidoscope schemes into Appearance Manager themes, but I'm not sure if it was ever released to the public.

For the truly lazy (and to avoid an insane number of links in this post):
http://www.google.com/search?q=Kaleidoscope+(themes|schemes)

by Anonymous - 2009, June 12 - 9:06pm

Where I can get schemes in 2009?