Adding 256 Color Tray icons
Posted 07 November 2005 - 10:44 PM
I tfails to install because the explorer in your project is 69xx and it needs 66xx
Follow the instructions on Dr Hoiby's site to make a patched version.
Then just change the files after running gurg's SP.
BTW His WhoLockMe is a fantastic tool. I add it a a part of my regular build disk.
Posted 19 December 2005 - 06:03 PM
"Okay, these are the changes you need to make, remembering to back up first, and that I'm not responsible if stuff breaks:
For 256-colour tray icons, change the following in explorer.exe (version 5.0.3900.6920, file size 242,448 bytes, located in main Windows directory):
at x618E, change 01 to 11
at x12235, change 01 to 11
at x12246, change 01 to 11
To disable WFP, change the following in sfc.dll (version 5.0.2195.6921, file size 94,456 bytes, located in system32 subdirectory to Windows directory):
at x6276, change 8B C6 to 90 90
All of these have changed since their respective previous versions, so please make sure that you have the right vesions and the like if you do try them."
Thanks again to the original author of this.
Posted 20 December 2005 - 10:03 AM
B: yeah you should use modifype after hacking or changing files....
just create your cd.. and just before burning it to cdrom replace all files that you want to modify with modifype'd versions of the hacked files...
This post has been edited by -I-: 20 December 2005 - 10:03 AM
Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:40 PM
problem is lots and lots of them arn't public - and mainstream support has ended, (so if you want them, buy them).
another option would be to - make a 'as mutch as you can get your hands on' version, its all up to you, (i know if tryed a dutch version, and maybe ill even retry (but chances are slim, and time isn't cheap)),
thats why ive chosen to rather just stick with the enlish version (and made a point to al the who ask me about it, (if you cant use windows 2k in enlish - use xp). its hash but very real (imho)
Posted 29 December 2005 - 01:05 AM
And for those wondering how to replace explorer.exe on running system...
Well, the easy way is to use replacer:
You simply download and follow the instructions when you run it.
I find the easy way to enable 256 color tray icons is using:
1.) Download and run.
2.) Then click file > open and open explorer.exe .
3.) Then you simply click Address > Goto from the tool bar.
4.) So go to the places that Gas_Hed explained above and change their values.
5.) Then you simply save it as explorer.exe to your desktop and use replacer from above.
It's really that simple.
I would just post the exe, but I don't want to get into any copyright issues.
This post has been edited by war59312: 29 December 2005 - 01:09 AM
Posted 03 January 2006 - 11:53 AM
Buggy? I have never experienced any bugs with it. HOWEVER, thanks for the reference to Unlocker.
VERY nice. Beats the pantaloons off WhoLockMe. Hallaylooyah - I am a convert.
Posted 13 May 2006 - 01:43 PM
I have Gurgelmeyers version (patched) it works, and it matches Gas_Heds edits. I suspect your hacked version is being replaced by
file protection. Use ResHAcker to change the ver number of the modded one to..6691 (and then run modifype on it). After you reboot check the ver number of the one in winnt. If it is still 6690 then that is why you do not have 256 color.
Posted 13 May 2006 - 06:40 PM
If you can figure it out, awesome, because I'm stumped. Oh, and I can freely flip my explorer.exe back and forth between 6690 and 6920 while within windows.