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(?`?._.?[Current Status: WinRAR 3.40 GUI Patch v1.0 Released / WinRAR 3.41 GUI Patch v1.1 Pending]?._.???)(?`?._.?[Last Update (posted below): Update #17 (11/07/2004)]?._.???)[/b>UPDATE #17: WinRAR 3.41 GUI Patch v1.1 coming soon :Dith a bonus :D)!bonus UPDATE #16: Announcing the release of the WinRAR 3.40 GUI Patch v1.0 (English only at this time)!

Neowin member 'DanyBoss' has submitted the WinRAR 3.40 GUI Patch v1.0 to Softpedia!:cool:se vote :cool:.

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Please mirror the file if you can (since I have become overloaded with PMs, please resend me a message if you can mirror the file). More mirrors will be posted to this thread as they become available.available.

Original postings (outdated):

Greetings fellow Neowinians.

I wanted to announce this when I had proper permission from everyone to actually release it, but with all of the recent talk regarding the WinRAR GUI I might as well post the information.

I have been working on a small WinRAR GUI patch based on FOOOD's icons. It began as a private project, but as it progressed, I thought about the possibility of releasing it. The patcher (GUI-based) weighs in at around 270 KB and currently works on the 3.40 B3/4 releases.

This required more time than anything, but I will release it if I can secureUPDATE #1: Eugene Roshal from WinRAR has given his permission. Thanks Eugene.neUPDATE #2: FOOOD from FOOOD's Icons has given his permission. FOOOD is sending me some tweaks to be implemented in the released version. Look for such a release following soon after. I will also contact Eugene Roshal to try to determine an estimated release date for 3.40 final, as only supporting the final version would be much easier. Thanks FOOOD.ODUPDATE #3: WinRAR 3.40 final is not expected until an estimated mid-September (get those last bug reports in!). After I receive the updated components from FOOOD, I will decide how to proceed.o UPDATE #4: FOOOD's updates:yes: arrived :yes:. I think everyone will be quite pleased. I will get to work :cool:ng them :cool:.emUPDATE #5: Screenshot previews using FOOOD's updates added as images #7 and #8 below. Please note that these are not final, as there are still images to replace (such as the arrows, disk drive, key, etc.). The main buttons are at, what effectively is, 36x36. I am trying to find a work around to this limitation right now. These icons really start looking great at 48x48, but they REALLY begin shining at 64 x 64. They are fantastically detailed and of typical FOOOD quality. I really want to show that off. tUPDATE #6: The icon size limitation I alluded to in UPDATE #5 :yes:xed! :yes:. I want to thank Eugene Roshal from WinRAR for taking a second out of working on 3.40 Final to send me some hints on this issue. If you use WinRAR on a regular basis, please register and support them. Also, if you enjoy all of the work FOOOD contributes for FREE to the community, please consider donating a little som:cool: to him :cool:.imUPDATE #7: I attached four more screenshots below to wet your appetite. I also moved the 'Alpha/Concept' screenshots into links for our modem viewers. When the patch is released, you will have a choice of which pixel size icons work best for you. The exact options have yet to be finalized, although 48 (shown below in the new screenshots), 64 (also shown below in the new screenshots), and 72 pixel versions :De safe bets :D. This way, you can tailor the interface more to your preference. More to follow... fUPDATE #8: I MIGHT release this patch for B6 so some foks can test it out (if I am satisfied with it, and FOOOD passes his final approval). I added five new screenshots below and moved older ones to links. 'B3' has a few toolbar icon updates, context icons, file icons, 'About' picture. More to follow... fUPDATE #9: I posted a small update here. More to follow... fUPDATE #10: I just had my power restored following Hurricane Frances. I will have to catch up on the thread. Attached a few screenshots of 'Beta 4' below. More to follow... fUPDATE #11: We are still ;)rking on it ;). WinRAR is getting new 'SFX' and 'Recovery' file icons, as well as tweaked toolbar and context menu icons:cool:y tuned :cool:.edUPDATE #12: Okay folks, here is the deal. FOOOD and I are in totally different time zones. When I am awake, he is asleep (and vice versa). This makes turn-around time on 'suggestions/receiving new files' a bit long sometimes.

We are adding a few more cool things at the last minute, so I think everyone will be quite happy with it.

Thanks again for all of the comments...I know you folks want to play with it and we are trying our best to get it out.

Regards.

UPDATE #13: As this patch has progressed, we have continuously identified areas we could improve/expand upon. Although we are open to additional tweaking in the future, we want this to be as complete as possible right out the door. The enthusiasm in this thread has been (and currently is) great to see and is most definitely a motivation to make you folks as happy as possible with the finished 'product'.

Instead of a rush job, we want to make sure we implement the highest quality artwork in all areas of WinRAR. As FOOOD mentioned, time sometimes becomes a constraint. While this project has taken longer than originally anticipated, its scope of coverage has also increased over what was originally planned. Let it be known that we are working to the best of our ability to make this happen as soon as we can, with the highest quality possible. pUPDATE #14: As FOOOD mentioned, additions to the patch are complete. All that remains is writing/organizing the copyright text, completing the Readme, and compiling together the patcher executable. We are in th;)homestretch ;). reUPDATE #15: Greetings folks. The complete download package has been sent off to FOOOD for his final approval and posting. It weighs in at 3.82 MB, which includes several file type icons created by FOOOD, documentation, and, of course:Dthe patches :D. Hold tight..ldUPDATE #16: Announcing the release of the WinRAR 3.40 GUI Patch v1.0 (English only at this time)!

Neowin member 'DanyBoss' has submitted the WinRAR 3.40 GUI Patch v1.0 to Softpedia!:cool:se vote :cool:.

Download:

MD5 hash: 01fb46eb96a81138040894ca3d04fbe5

Neowin member 'B3AN' provided the initial mirrors for distribution here (reported to have generated over 40GBs of traffic before B3AN had to remove it!) and here!

Additional mirrors contributed by outstanding Neowin members:

Provided by Neowin member 'nekrosoft13'

Provided by Neowin member 'Larney'

Provided by Neowin member 'harleydog'

Provided by Neowin member 'jmc777'

Provided by Neowin member 'Shilohw'

Provided by Neowin member 'oqwarrior'

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Provided by Neowin member 'The Burning Rom'

Provided by Neowin member 'Shaidar'

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Please mirror the file if you can (since I have become overloaded with PMs, please resend me a message if you can mirror the file). More mirrors will be posted to this thread as they become available.available.

Thanks again for the great co:happy: folks :happy:.

________________________________Eye candy:Ey'Alpha/Concept' screenshots (outdated) (moved to links fo:)modem users :)):)):

1)

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04085/rarIcons1.png

2)

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04085/rarIcons2.png

3)

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04085/rarIcons3.png

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http://pics.xs.to/pics/04085/rarIcons4.png

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http://pics.xs.to/pics/04085/rarIcons5.png

6)

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04085/rarIcons6.png

________________________________'Beta 1' screenshots (outdated) (moved to links fo:)modem users :)):)):

7) [Luna]

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04082/rarpatchbeta.png

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04082/classic.png

________________________________'Beta 2' screenshots (outdated) (Only 48x48 and 64x64 pixel versions are shown!;);):

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04094/Beta2Luna48All.png

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04094/Beta2Luna64.png

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04094/Beta2Luna64All.png

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04094/Beta2Classic64.png

________________________________'Beta 3' screenshots (outdated):d):

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04095/3about.png

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04095/3toolbar.png

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04095/3information.png

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04095/3wizard.png

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04095/3assorted.png

________________________________'Beta 4' screenshots (current):t):

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mtrftw

are there new icons for the files (zip, rar, etc) and the main program?

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Bearded Kirklander

Sorry. Just hate the TEST icon and the REPAIR icons you have in there now. The one previous set, the large blue Check and the single Wrench with the blue looked much better and fit the theme better. Silver wrench does not look as good as the blue one did.

Most folks may dig it, but I think I'm just gonna pass on this thing. You are so over-thinking it that it is getting worse instead of better, imo.

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gaviaal
You are so over-thinking it that it is getting worse instead of better, imo.

Thank god it is only in your opinion.

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D!rtySh@dy

Can you release your winrar.exe ???

The theme : [Luna - All Icons -48x48/32x32 pixel version]

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Bearded Kirklander
Thank god it is only in your opinion.

At least I care enough to spew this filth. :D

If I did not care, I would not invest so much Icon-Centric emotion, man! Viva La WinRAR! :woot:

heh...

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ozgeek

nice update, splend. (Y)

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SentientPC
Sorry.  Just hate the TEST icon and the REPAIR icons you have in there now.  The one previous set, the large blue Check and the single Wrench with the blue looked much better and fit the theme better.  Silver  wrench does not look as good as the blue one did.

Most folks may dig it, but I think I'm just gonna pass on this thing.  You are so over-thinking it that it is getting worse instead of better, imo.

Just so people don't think I am just ignoring this, we are discussing over PM.

are there new icons for the files (zip, rar, etc) and the main program?

https://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=...ost&p=584474497

Can you release your winrar.exe ???

The theme : [Luna - All Icons -48x48/32x32 pixel version]

https://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=...ost&p=584489461

nice update, splend. (Y)

Thanks for the comment ;).

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Bearded Kirklander

Yeah - we are PM'ing. Why? Because we know they are watching... :ninja:

:woot:

heh...

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gaviaal
At least I care enough to spew this filth.

And so do I :p

Wanna use it! :woot:

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Bearded Kirklander
And so do I :p

Wanna use it! :woot:

err....

:x

:unsure:

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FOOOD
Sorry.  Just hate the TEST icon and the REPAIR icons you have in there now.  The one previous set, the large blue Check and the single Wrench with the blue looked much better and fit the theme better.  Silver  wrench does not look as good as the blue one did.

Most folks may dig it, but I think I'm just gonna pass on this thing.  You are so over-thinking it that it is getting worse instead of better, imo.

No problem. You're free to choose whether or not you use the patch once it's released :)

The patch hasn't been released yet, so nothing is final until it's er... final :rolleyes:

:whistle:

I don't like the blue wrench, I'm not happy with it.

I've tried tweaking it but still don't like it. Shouldn't I have some say what's used here? :rolleyes:

I've sent a new Repair icon to Sentient PC to try. If if looks better we'll keep it, if it doesn't then we won't

We're not going to please everyone with the choices of icons we use.

Some people will prefer the changes we make, some won't.

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Bearded Kirklander
No problem. You're free to choose whether or not you use the patch once it's released :)

I have to admit, the latest set Sentient PM'd me looks really, really good. A few tweaks here and there on that maybe and I'd be drooling over 'em. :) As it is, the last one he sent me looks ready to be beta tested. (Y)

Sizes more consistent, colors more consistent, easier to read. Dig 'em much better.

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msg43

did you use reshacker?

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remix17

Wow. This look amazing. Can't wait for a final release

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User_Deleted

WOW where did this come from

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war

Nice job!!

Cant wait. :cry:

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rogerroger

I just joined this thread and I can see what all the excitement is about! I can't wait now. Some great work being done by some great volunteers. I appreciate what you two are doing. Keep up the good work! Thanks!

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burning_jonny

I just joined the thread too...why not make this default for WinRAR (I'm sure someone already said this)? ...looks sexier.

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unforgivendown

This looks really nice. I never minded WinRAR's defaults, but I will concede that they do NOT match XP's look and feel at all. And I'm all for anything FOOOD related. Great work, I look forward to using it!

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Bearded Kirklander
did you use reshacker?

What is Reshacker? I'll try a Google search, but wanted to ask just in case.

Thanks,

BK

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BeerLion
What is Reshacker?  I'll try a Google search, but wanted to ask just in case.

Thanks,

BK

Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables. It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on all 32 Bit Windows OS.

here, author's homepage seems like down :(

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Bearded Kirklander

Thanks. I'll look into it.

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urbsom

The GUI design looks awesome! A much needed look and feel update for WinRAR.

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Bearded Kirklander

The last set SentientPC showed me roxored the boxors. I hope that becomes the release version. Hope he posts it up here soon too so the world can see the greatness... (Y)

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SentientPC
did you use reshacker?

https://www.neowin.net/forum/index.php?act=...ost&p=584490294

It is done mostly by scripts I wrote at the moment, although putting it all into a 'RAR Skinners GUI' would certainly be neat.? A project for the future, no doubt.

Not to say you couldn't for some things, but there is no way to do some of the editing I had to do in regards to altering button sizes, special ordering of icon size/color depth groupings, etc.

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