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My end-of-term is coming up soon, I'll have a short while to be able to put together xpize 5 Release 7.

This release would be few fixes on top of Release 6 and there are a few resources I'd like to finish off (such as in some MMC consoles).

If anyone has any suggestions that haven't already been posted on the Release 6 thread, I'd like to hear them.


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Hey!

First of all, thank you for creating a new release. :thumbup

And I've posted some time ago this 7 sugestions:

http://www.msfn.org/...p...st&p=888295
(I'm sorry if you have already seen it)

And thanks again!


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Hi W3bbo! Great news :thumbup !

It would be nice to gather all suggestions here in one place so everyone can check if his/her suggestion is heard :).

My suggestion is to fix XML parsing, so package authors can use "name" attribute (currently these attributes only used in 'group' tag, en forcing package authors surround each package element in group tag to add convenient name to it). Also there are problems with switching from Simple view to Advanced - several elements remain selected and user should browse all tree to verify that nothing unnecessary is checked. All developer tools are pretty much in alpha stage :(, it is VERY difficult to create a package, a lot of problems are there. Had a lot of suggestions after creating 5r6b, but don't remember all them, will add when recall them :).

Edited by Hell Racer, 11 December 2009 - 06:28 AM.


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Anyone here? lol :)

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I'm afraid I'll have to cancel Release 7 for this year, I'm moving back to my parents' home over the Christmas holiday and there's too much data on my computer to move easily. I guess you'll have to wait until I get back in January.

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I have some more sugestions

Accwiz.exe:
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Outlook Express:
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Wordpad:
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Edit:

Address book:
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Edited by Marru_xD, 14 December 2009 - 06:30 PM.


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As explained in the past, the toolbar in WordPad is hardcoded to 16-color. The only way around it is by releasing a binary patch for it, and I lack the skills to know how to do that.

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Hi.
I'd like to use this first post to thank you for xpize. I always hated those dirty patches and hacks just to skin your XP, they always created more problems than they were worth for. When I found xpize I was really impressed because it just did what I wanted, plus adding bonuses such as a full resources update (which is also, I can understand, the harder part of xpize's job).

What I'd like to see in next release would be a revamped installation, as it's not so easily understandable unless you try a few times what the various options mean, but the installation+reboot doesn't make for an easy testing, so a few things should be clearer. As Hell Racer said, would be nice to fix the advanced/simple views. Also, in those "views", would be nice to see what each selected element looks like before installing, maybe with a picture showing all elements of various themes. The preview pictures used right now are too small and also wrong (or maybe my xpize doesn't work fine?), as I expected a theme and got another one (not a big problem, as I can change them from desktop properties, but that one looked cool on the picture, and it's not in the list of skins :P). It was "old xpize" or something similar, I can't load the installer right now (need a reboot :P), but i can be more precise if that didn't made sense.

Another problem I found is this:

Attached File  xpize_problem.png   6.95KB   7 downloads

as you can see the new resource for the animation is misplaced. If I find more misplaced resources I'll let you know. Btw I'm using Italian XP Pro SP3.

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Hi guys., it's easy to update the wordpad toolbar,, you just need to replace the bitmap with 32-BIT ones..

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Hi guys., it's easy to update the wordpad toolbar,, you just need to replace the bitmap with 32-BIT ones..


Arghhhh!

In the past I was experimenting only with 24-bit bitmaps (naivly thinking the pallete replacement system would work the same even though it wasn't indexed colour). But I just made a test 32-bit bitmap for the toolbar art and now it works!

Thanks for the tip, this'll be included in Release 7 now. You'll find screenshot proof attached. I need to look into why the button images are shifted along by one though.

Attached File  woo.png   18.35KB   97 downloads

You guys can expect Release 7 sometime in January.

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Here's the current state of Freecell:

Attached File  woo2.png   176.08KB   89 downloads

I'm still working on getting the "game win" image looking right; there's nothing I can do about the scaling, I just need to find an image that scales well.

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Here's the current state of Freecell:

Attached File  woo2.png   176.08KB   89 downloads

I'm still working on getting the "game win" image looking right; there's nothing I can do about the scaling, I just need to find an image that scales well.


Wow! Thats Perfect!
Thanks for the tip!

And what about minesweeper?? Is possible to XPize it too??

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Nice!!!
We'll be looking forward to the RELEASE 7!! =)

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But I just made a test 32-bit bitmap for the toolbar art and now it works!

Maybe it is possible to fix Regedit folder icons too?

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Hello again.. it's Already done and posted.. just search for 32-bit icon patch for regedit... in XPize subforum..

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waiting eagerly ;)
plz how to let Xpize make SP3 theme patch un uA installation of SP3?

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waiting eagerly ;)
plz how to let Xpize make SP3 theme patch un uA installation of SP3?


The UxTheme.dll patcher built-in to xpize 5 supports Windows XP from RTM through to SP3, and you can only install xpize 5 on an SP3 system so there would never be a case where you'd install SP3 after installing xpize, unless you're refering to XPize 4.7, which I recommend uninstalling before installing SP3, or better yet: reformat your system.

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waiting eagerly ;)
plz how to let Xpize make SP3 theme patch un uA installation of SP3?


The UxTheme.dll patcher built-in to xpize 5 supports Windows XP from RTM through to SP3, and you can only install xpize 5 on an SP3 system so there would never be a case where you'd install SP3 after installing xpize, unless you're refering to XPize 4.7, which I recommend uninstalling before installing SP3, or better yet: reformat your system.

am using Xpize5b6 via the patching method but even though I still can't apply unsigned MS themes like (Luna Roayle)
why we can't let xpize make a default theme for us?

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Good to know you're still working on it :)

My only suggestions are: support for patching Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 and some kind of Reloader. Maybe the "Generic" style I proposed some time ago would be nice too but that's not a priority.

PS Happy holidays ;)

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@W3bbo: Are you able to include the 32bit icon mod for regedit and taskmgr? (requires some hex editing...) check this thread 32-Bit Icon patch for Regedit...

thanks! :ph34r:

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One wish for the new release: make option - do not modify the boot screen.
All versions xpize including the latest breaking my boot screen, even if I did not set a new boot screen in instalator.
Example: programs like PerfectDisk or PartitonManager perform their "offline" functions and displays the state of work immediately after the boot screen,
with xpize it happens but as it were "under" the boot screen.
So it is impossible to check the status of the same chkdsk, or monitor these service program's.

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Hello again.. it's Already done and posted.. just search for 32-bit icon patch for regedit... in XPize subforum..

I've seen that, but I'm not sure this could be done through xpize patcher, hence I've asked :). Also... I'm not comfortable with reshacker and other such programs. Could someone upload patched Regedit and Taskmgr with 32 bit patched and with resources replaced (with xpize-style icons) please? :blushing:

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One wish for the new release: make option - do not modify the boot screen.
All versions xpize including the latest breaking my boot screen, even if I did not set a new boot screen in instalator.
Example: programs like PerfectDisk or PartitonManager perform their "offline" functions and displays the state of work immediately after the boot screen,
with xpize it happens but as it were "under" the boot screen.
So it is impossible to check the status of the same chkdsk, or monitor these service program's.


I second this request, at least make the option to NOT change the boot screen extremely visible! :-)

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Hello again.. it's Already done and posted.. just search for 32-bit icon patch for regedit... in XPize subforum..

I've seen that, but I'm not sure this could be done through xpize patcher, hence I've asked :). Also... I'm not comfortable with reshacker and other such programs. Could someone upload patched Regedit and Taskmgr with 32 bit patched and with resources replaced (with xpize-style icons) please? :blushing:


this is it!! (for EN-US XP SP3 only): xpized files


good luck.

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this is it!! (for EN-US XP SP3 only): xpized files
good luck.

Oh my god!! Thank you very much and happy new year! :)




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