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WinRAR Interface Patch


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SentientPC

(?`?._.?[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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Nexus-

wow this definatly is progressing well (Y) i like it. I will defiatly use it when its made avalible to the public :yes:

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Hawkeye

Wow, I just stumbled into this thread almost by accidnet, and boy am I glad I did.

What I have read and seen over the last 10 pages of the thread had been nothing short of absolutely beautiful work! I think it's astounding that SentientPC is cooperating with both FOOOD and Eugene Roshal on this project. O hope that this will evnetually make it into WinRAr natively, but if not, I hope that the guys over at RARLabs provide a link to the patch on their main download page (right by the download link for WinRAR itself), as well as provide some form of acknowledgment of FOOOD and his work for this on their site and possibly in the WinRAR program itself.

I remember when FOOOD created an icon for Axialis IconWorkshop and then they gave him an acknowledgment in the program. This is a win/win situation for both sides if it works out to its fullest extent. RARLabs gets beautiful new icons for an outstanding program and FOOOD gets even more recognition by being acknowledged on their site and linking to his site.

I am super excited about this project. I am greatly anticipating its ultimate release. :woot:

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SentientPC

First post updated.

UPDATE #7: I attached three 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, 64 (shown below in the new screenshots), and 72 pixel versions are safe bet:D:D. This way, you can tailor the interface more to your preference. More to follow...b>
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SentientPC
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 :)

Sorry... I must have missed this post!

Sure thing. Old screenshots have been moved to links ;).

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fLEx7325
First post updated.

I think I just wet myself. haha..

I love it man.

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Bearded Kirklander

I'm a little confused. Just how many pixels are the standard WinRAR icons? And are the main set of these new icons going to be the same size? If so, why so many different icon sizes? Are you going to be able to select, inside of WinRAR, what icon size you want to use, separate from the "Large Icons" option? Or are there only going to be two options - normal and large?

Thanks,

BK

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SentientPC
I'm a little confused.? Just how many pixels are the standard WinRAR icons?? And are the main set of these new icons going to be the same size?? If so, why so many different icon sizes?? Are you going to be able to select, inside of WinRAR, what icon size you want to use?

Thanks,

BK[/quotEDIT: Updated the first post with a 48x48 screenshot, so you can envision what the smallest version would look like (which is almost the default size in WinRAR (width-wise, anyway).

WinRAR toolbar icons are 48x36 by default. With this patch, you will have the option of either using 48x48, 64x64, or 72x72 pixel icons. There will be no WinRAR settings added for this, as you would just choose the patch you would like to use depending on how big you like your icons. The patcher will make a backup of your original WinRAR.exe, so if you decide the icons are too big/small for your liking, you can easily roll back.

Besides, there should be screenshots available beforehand of each size. That way, you can envision which you would prefer before you actually apply it.

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Nigma

Just spoted this topic. Here is mine WinRar :) (Personal use only)

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Bearded Kirklander
EDIT: Updated the first post with a 48x48 screenshot, so you can envision what the smallest version would look like (which is almost the default size in WinRAR (width-wise, anyway).

WinRAR toolbar icons are 48x36 by default. With this patch, you will have the option of either using 48x48, 64x64, or 72x72 pixel icons. There will be no WinRAR settings added for this, as you would just choose the patch you would like to use depending on how big you like your icons. The patcher will make a backup of your original WinRAR.exe, so if you decide the icons are too big/small for your liking, you can easily roll back.

Besides, there should be screenshots available beforehand of each size. That way, you can envision which you would prefer before you actually apply it.

Thanks for the explanation, I appreciate it.

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briangw
Very nice!

Them horrible WinRar icons were pushing me back from using WinRar.

You can always right click on the file and extract it. I never open my app.

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Bearded Kirklander
You can always right click on the file and extract it. I never open my app.

Same here, but hey, if it is FREE and it is PURDY then why not??? :o

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lalfonsob

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Hi, thanks for doing this. I wonder if that graphic is going to be replaced in the final version of the patch.

Thanks.

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mistical
where can i download this patch????

It is not out yet, it will be out on the final release of winrar 3.40.

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SentientPC

Thanks mistical. I MIGHT release it for B5 if I am satisfied with it, and FOOOD passes his approval. I added five new screenshots to the first post...B3 has a few toolbar icon updates, context icons, file icons, 'About' picture...

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PegasoXP

oh, that was a fast reply! thanks....

I think WinRAR it's a very usefull aplication, but a ugly one...

this is an awesome project !!! (Y) (Y) (Y)

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gxsaurav

Foods iCandy junior is good, but I like Everaldo crystal more, can U also make a Crystal Icon set based WinRAR GUI patch, from the original crystal icons at everaldo.com, if that is so it will be very good, as alongwith icandy Junior, Crystal There are some more famous icons pack, like Rocky's etc

A crystal GUI patch will be good too, plz lauch one

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SentientPC
WinRAR Jnr? :huh:

When you add cute and cuddley pink rabbits, I think it should be renamed to Junior... not just because it has glossy icons now.

:pinch: Ouch...

So what you are saying is you want cuddley pink rabbits added? Sure thing :shifty: I will add them in the next version..

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Shannon
:pinch: Ouch...

So what you are saying is you want cuddley pink rabbits added?  Sure thing  :shifty: I will add them in the next version..

I just dislike the whole kiddie idea. Of course one will very rarely look in the About box, but still.

You mean you'll ask FOOOD for some pink rabbit icons to add in the next version? :p

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SentientPC
I just dislike the whole kiddie idea. Of course one will very rarely look in the About box, but still.

You mean you'll ask FOOOD for some pink rabbit icons to add in the next version? :p

:D Hey, I aim to please my friend. In fact:

bunny_done.png

Enjoy..

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