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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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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

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

________________________________Eye candy:Ey'Alpha/Concept' screenshots (outdated) (moved to links fo:)modem users :)):)):

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

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

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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

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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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Besides, SentientPC indicated there might be some extra goody icons somewhere for little geeks like me, so I'm jonesin' for 'em big-time.

I just can't help myself! At first I was like all "Blah" but after chattin' with SentientPC, I got totally jazzed at all the effort they were putting in and got uber-excited about it. Now I just can't wait! Coolness inspires loyalty and excitement! OMG! :woot:

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um, I'm jumping straight through to the end of this thread after seeing the screenshots on the first page. But my comment/question is:

What's wrong with WinRAR's current GUI..? I like it as it is, why spend all your time changing it?

P.S.

The graphics are nice, and the only confusing one was "Convert" - when I saw that green double arrow circular thingy, I immediately thought of the command: "Refresh".

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hmm maybe we are all getting a lil to excited over a lil interface patch

Perhaps. But what are we supposed to do, go outside or something? Don't you know that your planet has a big ball in the sky that BURNS????? My pasty white skin could go up in flames! I could be blinded by excessive natural light! Surely you would not wish this upon us?

So instead, let us worship the software gods from inside our troll-like dens of safety. The illumination from these electrical devices called "Lights" and the glow from these windows into the virtual world called "Monitors" is all we Worshippers of the Mole People really need.

Do not deny us our way of life and mock our traditions, outsider... :blink:

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Perhaps.  But what are we supposed to do, go outside or something?  Don't you know that your planet has a big ball in the sky that BURNS?????  My pasty white skin could go up in flames!  I could be blinded by excessive natural light!  Surely you would not wish this upon us?

So instead, let us worship the software gods from inside our troll-like dens of safety.  The illumination from these electrical devices called "Lights" and the glow from these windows into the virtual world called "Monitors" is all we Worshippers of the Mole People really need. 

Do not deny us our way of life and mock our traditions, outsider...  :blink:

That was a bit excessive wasn't it :cry:

I think that person got your point.

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What's wrong with WinRAR's current GUI..? I like it as it is, why spend all your time changing it?

You may like it as it is, but I and many others are repulsed by the current WinRAR program. The program is great, but the icons are way outdated and ugly.

To each his own.

-VB Guy

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You may like it as it is, but I and many others are repulsed by the current WinRAR program. The program is great, but the icons are way outdated and ugly.

I agree. It is pretty dorky looking. Many of us hardly see it because we use the Context Menu (Right-Click) and do everything from there instead of opening the big window, but when we do have to open it, it is obvious that the icons they are putting together here are much more visually appealing. :)

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Perhaps. But what are we supposed to do, go outside or something? Don't you know that your planet has a big ball in the sky that BURNS????? My pasty white skin could go up in flames! I could be blinded by excessive natural light! Surely you would not wish this upon us?

So instead, let us worship the software gods from inside our troll-like dens of safety. The illumination from these electrical devices called "Lights" and the glow from these windows into the virtual world called "Monitors" is all we Worshippers of the Mole People really need.

Do not deny us our way of life and mock our traditions, outsider... :blink:

lol he is hardly a software god man its just a interface patch :laugh:

But a very nice patch indeed. he is giving people what they want

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Perhaps.  But what are we supposed to do, go outside or something?  Don't you know that your planet has a big ball in the sky that BURNS?????  My pasty white skin could go up in flames!  I could be blinded by excessive natural light!  Surely you would not wish this upon us?

So instead, let us worship the software gods from inside our troll-like dens of safety.  The illumination from these electrical devices called "Lights" and the glow from these windows into the virtual world called "Monitors" is all we Worshippers of the Mole People really need. 

Do not deny us our way of life and mock our traditions, outsider...  :blink:

man.... :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :blink: :/

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That was a bit excessive wasn't it :cry:

I think that person got your point.

I was just starting to relate to this.

I was beginning to feel a warm fuzzy feeling as I read it.

uh-oh. I think that warm fuzzy was me peeing my pants. :blush:

oops.

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I think it would be better if the patch was integrated with the winrar package. Maybe a deal can be done regarding this?

I think that may have been mentioned earlier in the thread.

At least this way, users have the choice and nobody has to worry about royalties or a larger download package or having this change forced upon them.

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been gone for 4 days. still no progress.

They are out there - watching... :alien:

Someday soon, grasshopper, they will take the pebble from your hand and will have learned. :ninja:

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I sent (what should be) the final files to SentientPC yesterday.

Then the plan was for him to finish the patch, send it out to a few of us to test, then release it.

I haven't heard from him since I sent the files yesterday, so I presume he's been busy in the 'real world'.

It shouldn't be too long now :)

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