Hi kryton, Had another read of your posts. It seems you have only changed the skin which you should be able to post a pic of. That way you don't even need another program to do it. That would give us an idea of how you made the changes you have made. It would be interesting to see.
If you can get people putty it will run on win7 not sure about 8 though. The drawback is that you can't save anything you make. Just before the demise of Haptek i got win 7. So i put putty on it & found i couldn't register it. I wrote to Jack Wiley of Haptek & he informed me that they haven't set it up for 7 & would probably not do so. That is why Haptek is where they are now. NOWHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A question has been asked about if you can put the active background haptars into Hal. You can. You don't have to change them to htr. You have to have the console running then drop them into the console.