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### #1scp

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:18 AM

It is possible to change the text color / progress bar color in WINNTBBU.DLL:

1. Open a Hex Editor

2. Search for the hex word "83 F8 08 B8"

3. You will see something like this:

00001d30h: 59 83 F8 08 B8 FF FF FF 00 A3 48 0A 00 5A A3 44
00001d40h: 0A 00 5A A3 3C 0A 00 5A A3 38 0A 00 5A A3 34 0A
00001d50h: 00 5A A3 20 0A 00 5A A3 18 0A 00 5A 76 45 B9 00
00001d60h: 25 6D 00 89 0D 1C 0A 00 5A 89 0D 24 0A 00 5A C7
00001d70h: 05 40 0A 00 5A FF 80 00 00 C7 05 4C 0A 00 5A 07
00001d80h: 9E 05 00 C7 05 5C 0A 00 5A 00 32 96 00 C7 05 58

Original value = description
FF FF FF 00 = text color / progress bar background color
00 25 6D 00 = title text shadow color
FF 80 00 00 = text color (current step)
07 9E 05 00 = progress bar color

You can replace these values by using HTML hex values, most picture software will display it in there color picker.

You can also use my little commandline tool:
- Unpack it
- Fill the bbucolor.ini with your values
- Run bbucolor.exe C:\path\to\winntbbu.dll

Note: If you don't use the tool and make it with a hex editor you have to set the Last Modified time/date stamp manually back to its original value, otherwise setup will display a error.

### #2scp

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:22 AM

Here is a screenshot of a test bbu:

### #3gmx

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:46 AM

thanx do u know how to change the colors in the dos setup screens too

### #4scp

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:49 AM

No, I think that is stored in another file, it would be difficult to find.

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 05:44 AM

scp, on Apr 6 2004, 09:18 AM, said:

It is possible to change the text color / progress bar color in WINNTBBU.DLL:

1. Open a Hex Editor

2. Search for the hex word "83 F8 08 B8"

3. You will see something like this:

00001d30h: 59 83 F8 08 B8 FF FF FF 00 A3 48 0A 00 5A A3 44
00001d40h: 0A 00 5A A3 3C 0A 00 5A A3 38 0A 00 5A A3 34 0A
00001d50h: 00 5A A3 20 0A 00 5A A3 18 0A 00 5A 76 45 B9 00
00001d60h: 25 6D 00 89 0D 1C 0A 00 5A 89 0D 24 0A 00 5A C7
00001d70h: 05 40 0A 00 5A FF 80 00 00 C7 05 4C 0A 00 5A 07
00001d80h: 9E 05 00 C7 05 5C 0A 00 5A 00 32 96 00 C7 05 58

Original value  = description
FF FF FF 00 = text color / progress bar background color
00 25 6D 00 = title text shadow color
FF 80 00 00 = text color (current step)
07 9E 05 00 = progress bar color

You can replace these values by using HTML hex values, most picture software will display it in there color picker.

You can also use my little commandline tool:
- Unpack it
- Fill the bbucolor.ini with your values
- Run bbucolor.exe C:\path\to\winntbbu.dll

Note: If you don't use the tool and make it with a hex editor you have to set the Last Modified time/date stamp manually back to its original value, otherwise setup will display a error.

Are those the only colors u found?..im kinda particular to red

### #6MCT

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 11:49 AM

can someone help me plz

ive followed the instructions here, but i get the error message as stated above, then i downloaded and run the program (bbucolor.exe) it says its searching for winntbbu.pdb any cant find it, any ideas plz?

i know this post is kinda dated, but still

thanks

### #7jsolares

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 09:36 AM

you have to pass the winntbbu.dll file as argument to the bbucolor.exe, like so :

bbucolor winntbbu.dll


and that's all there is to it, it changes the colors accordingly to what's in the bbucolor.ini files. hope that helps.

### #8MCT

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 10:20 AM

i ended up gettin it, i used modPE + a hex editor

### #9Rudi1

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 01:50 PM

I try to run this,but no success.This is my folder with all files,so can someone help?
Thanx!

C:\bbucolor>dir
Volume in drive C has no label.

Directory of C:\bbucolor

09.06.2004 21:30 <DIR> .
09.06.2004 21:30 <DIR> ..
06.04.2004 17:04 24.576 bbucolor.exe
09.06.2004 21:39 183 bbucolor.ini
31.12.2002 14:00 764.928 WINNTBBU.DLL
3 File(s) 789.687 bytes
2 Dir(s) 39.367.389.184 bytes free

C:\bbucolor> bbucolor.exe C:\bbucolor\winntbbu.dll

C:\bbucolor>bbucolor winntbbu.dll

C:\bbucolor>bbucolor.exe winntbbu.dll

### #10MCT

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Posted 09 June 2004 - 02:29 PM

just do it the way i did, modifiy the values using a hex editor, then run modpe u can find instructions @ http://unattended.msfn.org then make your .cab file

good luck

### #11scp

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 05:48 PM

Now you can download the updated command line version above, which also works with SP2 and other versions (like LH4074 bbu).
Below I also provide a easier GUI version.

### #12scp

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 05:52 PM

shadol, on Apr 13 2004, 05:44 AM, said:

Are those the only colors u found?..im kinda particular to red

These are only the colors I found on a quick look into the BBU. Do you have more colors found? It woud be nice to integrate them.

### #13Rudi1

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Posted 13 June 2004 - 09:36 PM

Well done scp with nice gui!I have no problems now

Thank you!

### #14Lost Soul

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Posted 30 June 2004 - 05:35 PM

now that new updated gui is very nice great job

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 11:07 AM

Very nice job.
Thx for the gui mode
but in my installprogress i get in the
blue mode weher the files are copied to the
hd a message that the file is corrupt,
when I press esc to continue everythings allright.

What hav I to do eliminate this message?

haVE fun

### #16Alanoll

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 11:14 AM

you may have to makecab the file after editing, or modifype the file to correct the checksum.

makecab winntbbu.dll

or

modifype winntbbu.dll -c

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Posted 14 August 2004 - 11:35 AM

ok the problem was an old version of
the UXTHEME.DLL file.

haVE fun

### #18trainee

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:05 PM

After using the new gui version (haven't tried the commandline version), I recieve an error for WINNTBBU.DLL during TEXTMODE installation (slipstreamed SP2 RTW). I have successfully used modifype.exe to get past the problem but I was wondering if anyone else was having the problem and if there was a known fix (besides modifype). Thanks. And Thanks SCP for the program.

### #19eirogge

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 01:28 PM

this is no error or something as the checksum of the file changes if you modify the bits and bytes in it. windows setup calculates the checksum of each file and compares it to the value which is saved inside each file.

if you dont use modifype -c, this value isnt equal to the checksum of the file which will be calculated by windows setup and it will give you an error. this is important in cases of corrupted files produced by defected hard- or software as those files could harm your system.

### #20jcarle

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 05:55 PM

@scp: Do you know how to change the text positions?