Revisiting the NeXT icon set for Mac OS X

As I have a system running Mac OS X Tiger, I thought I’d give the NeXT icon set a try again, nearly all sites hosting the components required have now all shut down, thankfully for the Internet Archive copies were saved.
You can obtain a copy of ShapeShifter from here
I’d mirrored the eXec theme which is now unfetchable because it was available as a download from within ShapeShifter. Download, uncompress & rename eXec.guikit to eXec.guiKit before opening.
My NeXT icon set is available here
The original NeXT theme is available from here.
The NeXT icon set applied to Tiger
NeXT icons

NeXT icon set & eXec theme
NeXT eXec

NeXT icon set & NeXT 2.0 themeNeXT Icon set & NeXT 2.0 theme

Everything seems ok on Mac OS X 10.4.11 apart from Safari which causes the original OS X skin to display on the menu bar when it’s the active application.

NeXT Iconset for OS X

I stumbled across an old post on the NIA forum which featured a link to a review for a NeXT theme for OS X
Unfortunately the theme doesnt work with Tiger, but using a combo of eXec theme for ShapeShifter & the NeXT iconset for ShapeShifter which I made using ThemePark you can get a pretty cool desktop

The NeXT Iconset contains itomato’s NeXT flavour pack icons which I resaved (as Preview has issues opening some of the .icns files) using Iconographer & the NeXT Desktop Hue from the NeXT theme for OS X

The end result is this!
eXec theme for ShapeShifter + my NeXT Iconset