I'm not sure if i am too late with this, since not much happening here anymore...
But anyways, i had a little spare time and was tired of the work needed to modify texts in the winntbbu.dll, so i put together a little VB-Application.
I tried to keep it as tight as possible, so if i am not mistaken all you will need to run this are the vb6 runtimes (which, if you dont run winxp anyway, can get from ms directly).
WinntbbuEd.bmp 68.43KB 8912 downloads
Note, this is the first release, consider it Beta, there are limitations, much room for improvements, and surely there will be bugs. But i will try to work on this as my free time allows.
Ok, to make it bit more clear heres the list of current limitations:
In its current Version this editor only allows editing of the following in Winntbbu.dll: *Colors *Fonts (Large & Small) *Headlines & Billboards *Step Texts *Pictures (HighColor & CDBoot only): Backgroundimage Step Images Top-Left-Logo Processinganimation ---------------------------------------------------------- Preview: The Preview is currently only available for small resolution setups. Only changes made to the appropiate Resources will take visual effect. Of Cource all made changes get written to the dll. SysSetup: Though for visual completeness Texts from syssetup.dll, if present in the same directory as the selected winntbbu.dll, are displayed, they are, at least at the moment, not editable. Pictures: There are no validation Checks on the Bitmaps that you might use, so have to take care yourself. All Pictures are limited to the use of Bitmap Images. Every Bitmap has a display in the pictures editor with its current size, hold the mouse over that, and you will get a tip with the size microsoft has intended. Fonts: The font that you use MUST be present and registered at the time of setup. Since only Fontname and Fontsize are stored in the .dll even though the dialog for fonts allows it, you cant use styles like bold etc. Dont Knows: There are still some aspects in the resources i dont know what they are good for, any additional information is welcome.
Comments & Suggestions are very welcome
Last Update: 29.07.2005
Current Version 0.3.1
Mirror = http://www.wpiw.net/...ntbbuED_3.1.exe
Hope you'll like it
The Mad Guy
Edited by Kelsenellenelvian, 12 December 2007 - 01:20 PM.