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NT4 Visual Update 3 Release Candidate 1

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well it works for 2000 because someone asked for it on 2k, havent done anything with it on xp though


So I can run this on my 2000 machine and it'll work?
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just welcome centre will work on a 2000 machine nt4 visual update as a whole will not work on a 2000 machine, well it might but id recommend using vistapack on a 2000 machine if you wanted to update icons.

but Welcome Centre has been written so that 2000 will work with it properly.(It should work on win95 or higher but not all the links to the places would work.

for welcome centre you just need welcome.exe somewhere and the bmp needs to be in %windir%\system32 (both of these are in the "other" folder in the nt4vu director.)

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since im just happily working on nt4vu3x at the moment i think, im wondering any stuff that needs to be fixed so that it can be the best it can, and i think i need some ideas maybe

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New Release: NT4VU3 Alpha 1

[New Features of NT4VU3 Alpha 1]
-Damian666's filepatcher is used for the installer which means no batch files
and at the is point in time will be used for all future releases.
This means i no longer copy files such as shell32.dll which means that
windows updates can be applied without problem. (even if there arent that many)
This also means there is a more reliable backup and uninstall because they
arent affected by me making mistakes in batch files like before
Also there is an option to install welcome centre after install.
You will have to restart after you have installed NT4VU3A1
-Icon error caused by the reg files has been fixed I think.

[Issues in NT4VU3 Alpha 1]
-Sysdm.cpl has not been patched because im not sure how to apply Marxo's sysdm.cpl.
-Newer logon screensaver is not included because im not sure how to apply it.
-There might be some minor error messages in the installer,
but i havent found any that effect how it functions.
-REGEDIT.EXE isnt patched because it is read only by default,
if it is not readonly it should be patched.
-Shell Update is not supported in this release.
-256 Colour Systray fix has not been applied.

[System Requirements]
Windows NT4 Workstaion
Service Pack 6
Internet Explorer 6 (Not required)
(OE6 for OE stuff and wmp7.0 and or wmp6.4 for wmp stuff)
A computer capable of Running Windows NT4
Video card capable of 16bit Colour for icons
Video card capable of 24bit Colour may be required for some bmps
(Shell Update is not supported in this release)

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Just downloaded this.

I love it!

Great work! I love the new installer.
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Security Center
(Future Optional NT4VU Component like Welcome Center)

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Edited by awergh, 10 February 2008 - 04:42 AM.


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Release: NT4 Visual Update Alpha 2

It now uses an NSIS installer to install before you get to the file patcher so its even less scary,
its in a zip file rather then a 7z file and its only 4.03mb
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[New Features in NT4VU3 Alpha 2]
New Logon BMPs created by Marxo

[Updated in NT4VU3 Alpha 2]
Icwconn1.exe
Rasmon.exe
Rasphone.exe
Rasshell.dll
BROWSEUI.DLL
clipbrd.exe
COMPSTUI.DLL
DCOMCNFG.EXE
desk.cpl
exchng32.exe
FREECELL.EXE
hhctrl.ocx
inetins.exe
loadwc.exe
midimap.dll
mlcfg32.cpl
mmsys.cpl
mprui.dll
msgina.dll
NHLOADER.EXE
ntprint.dll
pbrush.exe
plustab.dll
progman.exe
rundll32.exe
runonce.exe
setup.exe
SETUPAPI.DLL
shell32.dll
SNDREC32.EXE
spider.exe
syncui.dll
taskmgr.exe
unam4ie.exe
UsbTray.exe
user32.dll
USERSTUB.EXE
WINHLP32.EXE
WINLOGON.EXE
wmsui32.dll
write.exe

[Issues in NT4VU3 Alpha 2]
-Sysdm.cpl has not been patched because im not sure how to apply Marxo's sysdm.cpl but
can be found in extras folder.
-Newer logon screensaver is not patched but can be found in extras folder.
-REGEDIT.EXE isnt patched because it is read only by default,
if it is not readonly it should be patched.
-256 Colour Systray fix has not been applied but can be found in extras folder.
-Shell Update is not supported in this release.

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Hiya awergh,

Your patch is awesome! NT4 has never looked better.
My only question:
Any plans for a sound scheme?

Thanks for all your hard work!

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dunno, havent thought about it much, i remember that on a vm i found teh soundscheme annoying , i didnt think the sound scheme in vista was very good so hmm

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Release: NT4 Visual Update 3 Beta 1

[New Features in NT4VU3 Beta 1]
32Bit Icons!!!!! (Thanks to alexanrs the creator of Daedalus)
Transparent desktop icon label program install option

[Updated in NT4VU3 Beta 1]
Almost everything

[Issues Fixed in NT4VU3 Beta 1]
-Sysdm.cpl is now patched
-Newer logon screensaver is now an install option
-REGEDIT.EXE is now patched
-256 Colour Systray fix is no longer needed

[Issues in NT4VU3 Beta 1]
-Sysdm.cpl does not look right if IE6 is not installed and sometimes just goes weird.
-COMCTL32.DLL Toolbar BMP does not look right if IE6 is not instaled.
-Shell Update is not supported in this release.

[System Requirements Update]
Video card capable of 32bit Colour may be required for some icons and definately required
to see NT4VU3 Beta 1 in all its glory.

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Awesome!

Thanks!
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Hmmm .....

@awergh

Can you kindly post nt4vu packs on multiple hosts please ? divshare wants premiums for downloads in certain geos ... That's not gonna help ...

Rgds

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really thats terrible, ill host it at my 110mb ( http://awergh.110mb.com/ ) site cause i can direct link to that, ill do that today or in the next few days

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NT4VU3 Beta 1 Direct Link

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:thumbup Win2KAdvSvr=looks great with 16Bit High Colors!!!Adds definition to screen and Ati Radeon 7000 card too.......thanks :rolleyes:
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Hmmm .....

Thanks awergh ! much appreciated ..... Will give it a go soon ...

I'm wondering about daedalus, is it a non released stuff by alexanrs ? My apologies if I'm off topic but does daedalus implement only 32bit icon support or will it be able to integrate some other stuff in NT4VU (perhaps icon text bk) ?

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Daedalus is not yet to be discussed, you will be informed when the time is right, it is possible that it will include some other stuff.

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Release: NT4VU3 Beta 2

[New Features in NT4VU3 Beta 2]
NT4 Server support.
Shell Update support reinstated again.
New Logon BMP
Seperation into Packages

[Updated in NT4VU3 Beta 2]
Fixes here and there.

[Packages]
This build is Seperated into different packages. This means that you can choose to an extent what stuff you want which means the size should be smaller. The base package uses the NSIS installer present in previous versions, the other packages are zip archives which need to be extracted into the resources folder. For NT4 Workstation you need to choose either the standard shell which is the default shell or the shell update which comes with IE4. I have not made a shell update package for NT4 Server because I do not believe this necessary.

NT4VU3_B2_Base: The base package needed by everyone.
NT4VU3B2_IE6: Needed if you have installed IE6.
NT4VU3B2_Server: Needed if you have installed Windows NT4 Server.
NT4VU3B2_Workstation: Needed if you have installed Windows NT4 Workstation.
NT4VU3B2_Workstation_Shell-Update: Needed if you have installed the Shell Update on Windows NT4 Workstation.
NT4VU3B2_Workstation_Standared-Shell: Needed if you have not installed the Shell Update on Windows NT4 Workstation.

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question

does this work w2k and if it does can you make it compatible with nlite where it will replace the icons on the cd with the patched ones like what xpize does

if it doesnt work could you point me to someone who is doing a simular project with 2000

Thanks
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Edited by Richard Arkless, 26 August 2008 - 08:42 PM.


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it probably works on 2000 though ive never tested it and it would patch stuff like it would patch nt4, mainly meaning the login screen would say nt4 instead of 2000 etc

vistapack however is designed to work on 2000
http://www.msfn.org/...ed-t119468.html

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Thanks I tried your NT4 project and it only changed the startmenu to more like the xp/vista classic theme, nothing else AFAIK

Thanks for showing me the vista pack looks really good :)

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well NT4VU has no theming like uxthemes, it mainly patches bmps and icons though what happens on 2000 i dont know and some stuff i patch in NT4 might not be obvious in 2000

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:whistle: Does VistaPack2000 and NT4VU3B2 use alot of resources??????*Using on W2KAdvSrv Edition...and looks "Great ...but Mem and taskmgr. show "Heavy"useage???also using"KDW add-on for WMP10......Unusual??? :sneaky:

Edited by thydreamwalker, 02 September 2008 - 07:57 PM.

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heavy usuage?, never seen that, define heavy as in how much average cpu usage and stuff

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Release: NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1

[New Features in NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1]
Tahooma Font

[Updated in NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1]
Minor Fixes

[Downloads]
This build is seperated supports both Windows NT4 Workstation and Windows NT4 Server.
There are three different builds, NT4 Server, NT4 Workstation with the standard shell and NT4 Workstation with the shell update. NT4 Server with the shell update is not supported. NT4 Terminal Server is also not supported.

NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1 Workstation (Standard Shell) - Download
NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1 Worstation (Shell Update) - Download
NT4VU3 Release Candidate 1 Server - Download

To download many of the old versions of NT4VU because you have nothing better to do with your time.
http://awergh.110mb.com/archive.html




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