PixelVision Steam Skin

PixelVision is one of those Steam skins that are simple in design but have a certain hardcore gamer feel added to them. Despite featuring numerous upgrades, it still maintains a close similarity to the original Steam client in its general overlay. That means Steam users can find it easy transitioning to this skin.

Let’s now get a deeper insight into what the skin is all about.

Skin Color and Design

PixelVision Steam for skin takes a dark black color scheme that’s serious yet bold and clean. The header is solidly in place, with its grey blending seamlessly with the rest of the dark background. Also, the buttons for the skin are a bit more striking, which further adds an inch of beauty to the general aesthetics.

The buttons, boxes and other key information lie over a mix of deep black and dark blue hues, which are quite stunning. PixelVision’s sections are laid together in a somewhat compact manner, but are all the same neat and easily accessible.

How Legible Is The Skin?

Though the skin adopts small and outdated fonts, readability is not an issue. Text on the games list is presented in a mix of bright white and vibrant yellow colors while section titles are highlighted in light blue. Considering then the deep contrast between the text and background colors, reading through or accessing the various functions on the skin sections is just a breeze.

About Usability

Maneuverability is quite easy with PixelVision thanks to the proper layout of various functions and text items. The Store, Library, Community and other titles and icons to the right of the header are vividly brought out, which also increases usability.

You don’t have to try so hard accessing the Big Picture Mode as the shortcut is conveniently placed on the top right corner of the skin. Furthermore, the in game pop-ups and notifications are very vivid, something any gamer would love very much.

Final Thoughts

PixelVision is a dark themed skin that can serve as an upgrade from the rather bland and dull default Steam interface. Everything from its striking menu organization to the superb legibility through to greater maneuverability makes this skin quite likable.

Perhaps the only downside with PixelVision is that the skin version is no longer updated. So it may be lacking some of the latest interface additions. But the skin still works great and has its own group of aficionados. You can give it a try if you’re tired of the default interface.

Steps to follow in installing PixelVision Steam skin

Getting the PxelVision skin up and running on your computer is not that hard. All you have to do is follow these steps:

1.Download the PixelVision skin files; with 'rar’ or 'zip’ extension

2.Extract the files and transfer them to the Steam skins folder i.e. on Windows-based system C: /Program Files/Steam/Skins

3.Open the skin’s Interface section and proceed to click on the Steam Settings button

4.Find the drop down menu with the labeled 'Select the skin…..’ to choose your desired option. In this case, you will choose PixelVision

5.Restart Steam and you’ll have a brand new skin with your desired interface

PixelVision Skin Screenshots

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Download PixelVision Skin

File Details

Steam Client
Windows 7/8/10, Linux
884.9 KB
Date added
Oct. 5, 2018

How To Install

  1. Choose your desired skin and download the skin files. The skin file is a Zip file format.
  2. You need to locate the destination path of Steam installed folder and find the Steam skins folder. C:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/skins/ Extract the compressed file to the skins folder.
  3. Back to the Steam client, click on the Steam menu (top left corner) and find the Settings option. View the Settings and go to the Interface tab, click on the drop-down menu where it says above "Select the skin you wish Steam to use (requires Steam to restart)"
  4. Choose your newly installed skin and click OK to confirm. Restart your Steam client.
  5. Now you can forget the old boring look of the interface and feel a bit rejuvenate with the new skin.

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