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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 :)):)):

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

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

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SentientPC
/me continues to wait patiently

We're getting to the final version :D. If we can wrap this up soon, maybe we can release it for B6 (previously said B5 but I guess that is outdated now). Although it might be short lived with the impending final.

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speedy_kevin

Still looks good. Release comes closer :D

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insanekiwi

damm. this makes me drool.

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levijay
We're getting to the final version :D. If we can wrap this up soon, maybe we can release it for B6 (previously said B5 but I guess that is outdated now). Although it might be short lived with the impending final.

hopefully you can release for B6, I (plus many others) want to use it asap :p

Great work so far, I'm just glad someone got off their ass and did this :D

major propz

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phllp_w

Sorry for not reading all pages, but is this gonna be out same time as 3.40?

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gxsaurav

Crystal, cryastal can we have a crystal mod like this

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BeerLion

BTW, why not make a universal patch that will work for the current 3.40BETA, 3.40Final and probably for the future versions? Any problem with replacing resources?

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jcgamer60

wow the interface just gets better and better. I cant wait to try this out :D

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SentientPC
damm. this makes me drool.

Don't make a mess :p.

major propz

Thanks :D.

Sorry for not reading all pages, but is this gonna be out same time as 3.40?

That's the plan. Although maybe sooner :ninja:.

wow the interface just gets better and better. I cant wait to try this out :D

Thanks :D.

BTW, why not make a universal patch that will work for the current 3.40BETA, 3.40Final and probably for the future versions? Any problem with replacing resources?

That has been considered (but by that time WinRAR might have skinning facilities). It is really a matter of finding the time. 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.

Also, I just wanted to add that:

normal_Food%20Rocks.jpg

+O

:yes:

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levijay
but by that time WinRAR might have skinning facilities

what do you know that we dont!?!? :p

come on spill the beans :D

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Hawkeye

Alright SentientPC. Spill the beans. How did you get WinRAR to use Luna and the Explorer window to use Classic in screenshot number 17 in your newly edited first post? ;)

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phllp_w

I just checked all the pictures...

Great work man! :D

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SentientPC
what do you know that we dont!?!? :p

come on spill the beans :D

It's just a guess...honest :ninja:.

Alright SentientPC. Spill the beans. How did you get WinRAR to use Luna and the Explorer window to use Classic in screenshot number 17 in your newly edited first post? ;)

:whistle: ... Actually, it's a VM in the background.

I just checked all the pictures...

Great work man!  :D

Thanks.

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jcgamer60

I really hope you will release it for Beta 6 man :)

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SentientPC

We have been tweaking...it's coming, I promise.. :D

Just an update. In WinRAR, when you right-click the toolbar, you have an option 'Large buttons' that is checked by default. When you uncheck this, WinRAR uses 24x24 icons normally. This version will use 32x32 icons when you uncheck that option. You can see the difference in icon size between 'unchecked' and 'checked' below:

buttonSizesDefl2.png

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Hankyone

can't wait for this! :bounce:

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jcgamer60

Excellent!!!! This is getting me really hyped :woot:

Dont make us wait to long :p

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tiagosilva29

Can't you make the WinRAR people use your/F000d's scheme in their next version?

You could all get your name in the credits and we get a very beautiful software. :yes:

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phllp_w

Looks awesome! ;)

And I agree with tiagosilva29, convince Roshal to use this in the next version! :D

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Bearded Kirklander
We have been tweaking...it's coming, I promise..  :D

Just an update.  In WinRAR, when you right-click the toolbar, you have an option 'Large buttons' that is checked by default.  When you uncheck this, WinRAR uses 24x24 icons normally.  This version will use 32x32 icons when you uncheck that option.  You can see the difference in icon size between 'unchecked' and 'checked' below:

http://pics.xs.to/pics/04090/buttonSizesDefl2.png

The icons keep changing. :omg:

I liked the previous REPAIR icon - with just the single wrench, for example.

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jcgamer60
The icons keep changing. :omg:

I liked the previous REPAIR icon - with just the single wrench, for example.

I agree with him on this one

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blueshirt

:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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