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WinRAR Interface Patch


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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

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!

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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 :)):)):

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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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Medievil

Wow that looks nice!

i think you also need to change the winrar logo or soemthing like Bearded Kirklander said :p as its the only ugly icon thats left...

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SentientPC
Have you been able to change the program icon too?  You know the one on the right-click menus and the file archive displays in file manager?

FOOOD sent an assortment of goodies :whistle:

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Bearded Kirklander
FOOOD sent an assortment of goodies :whistle:

Well, I hope you are able to work it all out and put it in one very nice, tight package that can make our WinRAR world a better place to be. :)

Thanks for your effort, even if you are keeping some stuff secret. :ninja:

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rob2090

keep up the good work and release it soon! :yes:

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blueshirt

WinRAR's hot now. Thanks SentientPC, FOOOD and Eugene of rarlabs.

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spacey_sun

Stunningly beautiful !

Why not persuade Eugene to adopt these interfaces in the new Winrar versions?

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Schmoove
Stunningly beautiful !

Why not persuade Eugene to adopt these interfaces in the new Winrar versions?

Exactly, though he might have to pay FOOOD for the icons.

But yeah, I would definitly love that.

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Pink Floyd

wow very good job (Y)

But that wont make me switch from Powerarchiver

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Bearded Kirklander
Exactly, though he might have to pay FOOOD for the icons.

But yeah, I would definitly love that.

That would suck to have that icon guy charge for a project like this. It almost makes it not worth doing then.

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Timan

This is amazing, if it has a new .rar icon it self :p.

Good work both of ya :)

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Dazzla
That would suck to have that icon guy charge for a project like this. It almost makes it not worth doing then.

It would suck?

So you live in the land where people work hard for others so others can get paid? In case you didn't notice Winrar is a commercial product and I'm sure they make a pretty penny, why the hell should Foood work his ass off making custom icons for the app only to give them away so they can continue making money?

Fool.

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Schmoove
That would suck to have that icon guy charge for a project like this.  It almost makes it not worth doing then.

No FOOOD might charge the guys from WinRAR (which I think he should if they want to use his icons).

It would suck?

So you live in the land where people work hard for others so others can get paid? In case you didn't notice Winrar is a commercial product and I'm sure they make a pretty penny, why the hell should Foood work his ass off making custom icons for the app only to give them away so they can continue making money?

Fool.

Exactly.

Though I hope the WinRAR guys like it and pay FOOOD his fair share. That way I can enjoy this in every release. Would make WinRAR a lot prettier.

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Bearded Kirklander
It would suck?

So you live in the land where people work hard for others so others can get paid? In case you didn't notice Winrar is a commercial product and I'm sure they make a pretty penny, why the hell should Foood work his ass off making custom icons for the app only to give them away so they can continue making money?

Fool.

No need to call me names. Pretty unprofessional, especially for a moderator. Why do people seem to feel the need to be so hostile lately?

I am entitled to my opinon that he should donate his icons to WinRAR in exchange for credit in the ABOUT box as a way to contribute to the community and also get some good publicity.

AFTER ALL - it's not like the WinRAR guys went to him and commissioned this, it was a 3rd party who asked them to consider putting different icons in the program. If WinRAR had asked for them to be created and they planned to include them in the retail pacakge, then I'd say yes, they should pay.

Why is having a differing opinion a bad thing? It's not like I'm being unreasonable. I'm just expessing some thoughts on the matter - that's it.

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lunamonkey

Looks great and definitly very good sport of all concerned giving permission. Very good team work!

As winrar is commercial, is anyone savvy enough to make a NeoRar app for free?

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MikeN
Stunningly beautiful !

Why not persuade Eugene to adopt these interfaces in the new Winrar versions?

I would second that idea! :D

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Bearded Kirklander

I thought this was going to be an external 3rd party patch anyway, not anything officially WinRAR from the WinRAR guys?

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Dazzla

At the moment it is a 3rd party patch, but seeing as communications between the patcher and Rarlabs is good there's always the prospect of an official release containing the icons.

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Bearded Kirklander
At the moment it is a 3rd party patch, but seeing as communications between the patcher and Rarlabs is good there's always the prospect of an official release containing the icons.

If Rar labs and food work out some deal, cool. If not, no biggie. After what happened with FireFox and its default skin, I would think Rar labs would want to maintain control of an internally developed set as the default anyway.

Still, the icons are cool and hopefully they will be donated as a free patch for all the world to see. If not, hey, the stock icons don't make me barf... :D

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gregstar05

i LOVE the icons. cant wait for it to be released (if it ever is)

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SentientPC
cant wait for it to be released (if it ever is)

We have been working on it :happy:. All of the visual resources are ready. The main thing now is 1.) the impending release of 3.40 final and 2.) trying to hack in 48x48 bitmap support on the buttons (which is proving difficult at the moment).

I always keep the 'Updates' section on the first post current, therefore allowing anyone to quickly see what's going on with the project at any given time.

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Shannon

Err, I'll ask again. Can't you just send the icons to the WinRAR developer bloke, along with screens of any menu changes?

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SentientPC
Err, I'll ask again. Can't you just send the icons to the WinRAR developer bloke, along with screens of any menu changes?

As has been discussed in the previous few posts, that is mainly a commercial issue that involves many complexities. Anything in that area would be up to FOOOD, as the artwork is his property.

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blueshirt
As has been discussed in the previous few posts, that is mainly a commercial issue that involves many complexities. Anything in that area would be up to FOOOD, as the artwork is his property.

:yes:

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Shannon
As has been discussed in the previous few posts, that is mainly a commercial issue that involves many complexities. Anything in that area would be up to FOOOD, as the artwork is his property.

Fair enough, but wouldn't it make more sense just to incorporate the icons into the release itself instead of relying on a third party patch?

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