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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!

Additional mirrors contributed by outstanding Neowin members:

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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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FOOOD

Glad you're liking it so far.

The blue wrench icon looked bad at smaller sizes (& not too great at larger sizes).

I could tweak it though if really necessary :)

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gaviaal

I NEED! Hope we get to try this soon.

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Bearded Kirklander
Glad you're liking it so far.

The blue wrench icon looked bad at smaller sizes (& not too great at larger sizes).

I could tweak it though if really necessary :)

It now looks out of proportion to the other icons.

Looks way smaller than the FIND icon even, and having two items instead of one looks out of character compared to the rest as well. Plus you changed the color of the wrench thing from BLUE to Silver, which does not fit with the rest of the icons.

I like the big checkmark for TEST better too.

Maybe you guys are over-thinking and over-tweaking? Sure looked great the way they were earlier. Here is a pic of what you posted earlier. I think these looked more than fine.

It's turning from a set that would be cool to use to one that is getting worse in each iteration, in my opinion.

I totally appreciate the effort, but sometimes over-doing it takes away from what you are trying to accomlish in the first place.

Just trying to be forthright and honest. I figure you would not want it any other way. :)

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nekrosoft13

wow

great work

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b3ta

Totally unbelievable! (Y)

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ozgeek
Maybe you guys are over-thinking and over-tweaking?    Sure looked great the way they were earlier.  Here is a pic of what you posted earlier.  I think these looked more than fine.

It's turning from a set that would be cool to use to one that is getting worse in each iteration, in my opinion.

I totally appreciate the effort, but sometimes over-doing it takes away from what you are trying to accomlish in the first place.

Just trying to be forthright and honest.  I figure you would not want it any other way. :)

Those icons you saw in the screenshot you posted was temporary, I believe because FOOOD was in process of making the necessary icons. Like the TEST and the REPAIR icons to make them meaningly (make it easier to identify their purpose if "Show text" is disabled).

And in the screenshot Splend posted (on the last page) also notice the status bar. On the left. It changed. So he is not tweaking too much. Just trying to cover as much of the program as possible with FOOOD's icons.

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Bearded Kirklander
Those icons you saw in the screenshot you posted was temporary, I believe because FOOOD was in process of making the necessary icons. Like the TEST and the REPAIR icons to make them meaningly (make it easier to identify their purpose if "Show text" is disabled).

And in the screenshot Splend posted (on the last page) also notice the status bar. On the left. It changed. So he is not tweaking too much. Just trying to cover as much of the program as possible with FOOOD's icons.

Just giving my opinion. I like the icons in the graphic I attached instead of the ones he is replacing them with. That's all. :)

The change from blue to silver in the repair is inconsistent, and the removal of the big blue Check mark and replacing it with a more complicated, less bright icon is, I think a step backwards.

Hey, I don't have to use it, so it's not that big a deal on my personal system. But I felt they might want some honest feedback to help them get a read on what a user might be thinking about the changes.

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rob2090
:drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

yes these icons make us drool... :woot:

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VG11489

:yes: :yes: :yes:

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Kenny McCormick

It looks totally awesome!!

When will you relese it?

I can't wait to use it.

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ring0

my god... every time i see work like this, it reaffirms my belief that a lot of icon/msstyle makers need to be hired by ms to do official ui stuff

wow

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insanekiwi

still waiting...

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semifamous

So when this is done, is someone going to send them to WinRAR so they can be made the standard icons that come with the program? I remember reading in another post that the company wouldn't mind someone sending them a complete set of icons to use...

Just wondering.

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scumdogmillionaire
So when this is done, is someone going to send them to WinRAR so they can be made the standard icons that come with the program? I remember reading in another post that the company wouldn't mind someone sending them a complete set of icons to use...

Just wondering.

that's what should be done. i would buy it if it looked like this :D

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MikeN

This little project seems to have caused quite a stir with us WinRAR users -- understandably so. :) I just have to reiterate again that I really really hope these brilliant new icons by Foood get the official seal of approval from the WinRAR developer(s) and some agreement can be found to use them as the default application icons.

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slang123

OMG this is the coolest thing ive seen all day. good luck to you

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CommanderRomeo

Please WinRAR people USE these icons make your program look more xp like, make it blend in more. the icons kinda look like windows 98-2000. I'll pay 2x for & buy 5 licenses for 5 friends if you use these for winRaR 3.40 It's worth it look @ how well it blends in ? dont get me started on the right click menu that icon looks so much sweeter then the default.

-Romeo

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jcgamer60

The more i look at those wonderful screenshots the more i cant stand winrar's usual look

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FOOOD

We're not going to please everyone with the choices of icons we use.

Some people will prefer the changes we make, some won't.

The patch hasn't been released yet, so nothing is final until it's er... final :rolleyes:

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jcgamer60

lol

Take your time man as long as you release it :)

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theyarecomingforyou

Looks promising... official permission is really rare and a very nice gesture.

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SentientPC

First post updated.

UPDATE #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...b>

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