• 0

WinRAR Interface Patch


 Share

Question

(?`?._.?[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:.

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'

Provided by Neowin member 'Ryan92'

Provided by Neowin member 'amoeba'

Provided by Neowin member 'war'

Provided by Neowin member 'war'

Provided by Neowin member 'StOrM'

Provided by Neowin member 'paradise'

Provided by Neowin member 'TheDarkKnight'

Provided by Neowin member 'Rabbai'

Provided by Neowin member 'The Burning Rom'

Provided by Neowin member 'Shaidar'

Provided by Neowin member 'KZWings'

Provided by Neowin member 'Danrarbc641'

Thanks!

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Original postings (outdated):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'

Provided by Neowin member 'Ryan92'

Provided by Neowin member 'amoeba'

Provided by Neowin member 'war'

Provided by Neowin member 'war'

Provided by Neowin member 'StOrM'

Provided by Neowin member 'paradise'

Provided by Neowin member 'TheDarkKnight'

Provided by Neowin member 'Rabbai'

Provided by Neowin member 'The Burning Rom'

Provided by Neowin member 'Shaidar'

Provided by Neowin member 'KZWings'

Provided by Neowin member 'Danrarbc641'

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

4)

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

5)

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):

4832.png

6448.png

classis48326448.png

Edited by SentientPC
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1,201 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0
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.

Hope it stays a free 3rd party patch then. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Could you please reduce the number of screenshots on the firs page as I am going to check this thread everyday to check on your project and also add this thread to my bookmarks bar. Yes, I am on dialup and it take while so it would be great to only show maybe one or two. Thanks :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

nice job... looks good. But what bout file icons? I hope you could do something bout it, like having an indicator showing what archieve type is that, Zip, RAR or etc. The current file icon is just the three stack of books, you gotta hover over it to find out what type it is.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
nice job... looks good. But what bout file icons? I hope you could do something bout it, like having an indicator showing what archieve type is that, Zip, RAR or etc. The current file icon is just the three stack of books, you gotta hover over it to find out what type it is.

You wouldn't need to touch the resources inside the WinRAR executable or any of it's DLL's. As a matter of fact, it wouldn't do any good. You can set specific icons for each filetype in My Computer -> Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types. It's a real chore though, and it would be a piece of cake to create some sort of installer (that could be integrated into the patch) that would copy the icons to an appropriate location and modify the applicable registry entries.

Heck, you wouldn't even need any programming skills, the freely available NSIS from Nullsoft could do the trick.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

There is a new WinRAR app icon (3 books, sizes up to 128x128)

There's also a new WinRAR file type icon. (I only made one. I suppose if there was enough demand I could make individual ones with each different file type).

There will also be the 'Extract to' icon availabe (Folder with WINRAR icon, so you can change the folder icon where you store WinRAR files if you want.)

These icons will be included & packaged with the theme file

I don't know when it will be released? It's up to SentientPC whether he releases it very soon or waits for the new version to come out & release it after that.

Thanks for the positive feedback so far :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Ahh FOOOD beat me :D

nice job... looks good. But what bout file icons? I hope you could do something bout it, like having an indicator showing what archieve type is that, Zip, RAR or etc. The current file icon is just the three stack of books, you gotta hover over it to find out what type it is.
Might I suggest an updated WinRAR application icon as well? I can't really tell from the screenshots if it has been updated, but a more XP-ish one would be good :)
what about the main winrar icon used in the system on .zip and .rar files, etc?

looks amazing though. FOOOD is a genius.

If we are talking about internally adding new file icons for each file type WinRAR supports, that is a little bit separate from this project. WinRAR itself only includes one icon from which it references all of it's supported file types. It is really beyond the scope of this project to internally add new icons and then tell WinRAR to distinguish between these new added icons when assigning them to said file types.

Of course, this could always be added as an installer option (as was previously mentioned by a poster), or you could just assign your own icons for these file types in Windows.

That being said, FOOOD has included some very nice additions which he has outlined above :ninja: .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

I wonder if Foood considered allowing Eugene to use his icons directly in the program :D Perhaps you could get some recognition out of it? Or snag a couple of free life-time licenses or sort?

It would really be nice to have them integrated :yes: (although I guess a patcher wouldn't make much difference, the end-result would still be excellent).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

yeah, everyone always complains about winrar interface, but no one does anything about it :)

i personally think you guys should just make him new icons and send them to him. yep...

but this will be cool for now until he decides to fix that whole mess :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Great work FOOOD!!! Maybe Eugene should consider using those icons in the next 3.40 release... i'm sure he earns quite a bit with Winrar, enough for paying for such terrific icons ... :D

Edited by Kamael
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

First post updated.

UPDATE #6: The icon size limitation I alluded to in UPDATE #5 is fixed! :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 something to h:cool:ol:./b>

There is still some question about whether to wait until 3.40 final is released before releasing this patch (rough approximation: mid-Sept.), as this would be quite a bit easier. I know everyone is really excited about it, so we will see. Thanks again for all of the encouraging words...you folks rock:) :)

Edited by SentientPC
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
First post updated.
UPDATE #6: The icon size limitation I alluded to in UPDATE #5 is fixed! .  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 something to him .

There is still some question about whether to wait until 3.40 final is released before releasing this patch (rough approximation: mid-Sept.), as this would be quite a bit easier.? I know everyone is really excited about it, so we will see.? Thanks again for all of the encouraging words...you folks rock.:) :)

I think it is fantastic that you quoted that Food is going to provide this for FREE. That is an outstanding way to support the spirit of the internet and free software. I have already registered WinRAR but am thinking that donating to Food for his hard work over time may be a good way for those of us with a bit of funds to help repay him for providing these for free to all the rest out there.

Thanks much, and best wishes to all involve(Y)(Y)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.