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  1. W3bbo

    What I'm working on

    No, my dad's company sent us out there; the family has worked abroad in the past (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, etc) but that was before I was born. There was another opportunity to work on a project in Dubai in 2002 but that one fell-through. Anyway, on the matter of the project: my server is now nearing completion and I hope to have something showable by the end of the weekend I'll be back in my student hovel by Monday where my xpize files are.
  2. W3bbo

    What I'm working on

    It's in the Makati area of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, in South East asia. The country that seems to have a popular revolution every 10 years or so. "Bel Air" is the name of the gated community right next door to the school, the campus wasn't officially called that though. The campus was originally built in the 1920s as The American School (the USA has always had a substantial cultural impression on the country and there are many american expats). The site was extended in the 1970s with the new elementary school (the 4-storey square shaped building) and I went there from 1997 to 1999 (Gr.4 and Gr.5). In 2002 the school was moved to a new campus a few miles away, leaving the old campus abandoned. It took them 4 years to getting round to knocking it down.
  3. W3bbo

    xpize 5 lite

    Trade secret
  4. what d you mean by your cursor "shocking"? I think the problem might be related to your earlier installation of XPize Darkside. I think you should just backup your stuff, reformat, and reinstall Windows from your CD, patch to SP3, then install xpize 5R6 (or 5R7 if it's out by then). Your computer looks like it was made in 2004, so if you haven't reformatted since then now would be a good time to do so.
  5. You haven't really described the problems you're having very well, but xpize will never cause your computer to experience a BSOD (which would be reported to you afterwards as a Serious Error). I suspect something else is up with your computer that maybe xpize made more apparent.
  6. W3bbo

    Shut down options screen

    xpize won't affect the layout of the shutdown dialog. Your system's power settings give you one-click access to the Hibernate mode, I forget which settings change it though. If there's only 3 buttons you can still access Hibernate by holding down shift and clicking standby.
  7. W3bbo

    Custom 7-Zip

    xpize already modifies 7Zip's toolbar art and icons. I cannot extract that installer's files onto my system and I'm not comfortable with executing it, so what resources did you use?
  8. W3bbo

    Uninstallation of Xpize 5.6 doesnt remove everything.

    That's your installation log; we're after the uninstallation log.
  9. W3bbo

    Uninstallation of Xpize 5.6 doesnt remove everything.

    You'll find an Uninstallation log somewhere on your system (probably located under Documents and Settings\You\Local Settings\Anolis) this logfile will contain messages that explain why various things that were uninstalled were not uninstalled. If you do find it, copy it to PasteBin then put the link here so I can investigate for you. Also, you did restart after uninstalling, right?
  10. W3bbo

    How to Apply Xpize5 Silenty in uA

    xpize 5 doesn't have an "unattended" option.
  11. W3bbo

    Release 7

    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.
  12. W3bbo

    Release 7

    Here's the current state of Freecell: 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.
  13. W3bbo

    Release 7

    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. You guys can expect Release 7 sometime in January.
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    Release 7

    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.
  15. W3bbo

    Release 7

    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.
  16. W3bbo

    Explorer broken after uninstall

    When XPize 4.7 was installed, it patched pretty much every single system file that contained UI artwork and made a backup copy of those files somewhere on your system. When SP3 was installed, it replaced these patched files with Microsoft's official files (which still contain old UI artwork). XPize 4.7's uninstaller replaces the current file with the backup copy and performs zero validation (i.e. it will replace SP3 versions of files with the SP2 originals. Obviously this will cause problems). After installing xpize 5R6 your SP3 system files will be patched again. So if you uninstall XPize 4.7 at this point you'll see your 5R6'd system files replaced with MS's original SP2 files. There is no "manual" way to fix this I'm afraid, the best resolution is re-installing Windows from scratch. Sorry. (In my defence: XPize 4.7 was developed by Francisco (not me) and at the time there wasn't much of a hint of there being an SP3 for Windows. xpize 5's uninstaller is intelligent and will not 'restore' a system file if it is not exactly identical to how it was after being patched)
  17. W3bbo

    Explorer broken after uninstall

    As stated before on these forums, XPize 4.7's uninstaller is unreliable and often causes problems, especially if SP3 has been installed (assuming it was an SP2 system when XPize 4.7 was installed). For reasons like the one you describe we don't recommend every uninstalling XPize 4.7 (why would anyone want to anyway? ). I guess you'll have to reformat and reinstall Windows. There's nothing more I can do to help you, sorry.
  18. W3bbo

    Resourcer 0.9

    ------------------------------------------------------- Anolis.Resourcer - 0.9.0 Beta, released 2009-09-01 ------------------------------------------------------- Resourcer changes Added a menubar for those seeking Reshacker-like UI (you can disable either the menubar or the toolbar, or have both enabled at the same time) Note the menubar does not expose any new functionality that isn't already (directly or indirectly) accessible via the Toolbar (except for Help Contents) You can hide either the menubar or the toolbar, but not both A context menu on the toolbar lets you choose icon size and allows you to hide or show the toolbar or menubar [*] Thumbnails for bitmaps now maintain aspect ratio (rather than stretching to fill). Bitmaps smaller than the thumbnail area are now centred, rather than upscaled [*] Added a Help file, access it via Help > Help Topics [*] If a resource name only has one lang then its tree view node will not be expanded unless explicitly expandedVarious improvements to the Batch Export form [*]Library changes Fixed an issue with editing resources in Windows Vista (and later) where files with RC Config entries (listed as "MUI" resource types) could not be modified, even though the operation completed successfully The solution has been implemented as a workaround. A more purer solution exists, but would require implementing our own PE/COFF format reader, which is too much trouble [*] Fixed a major issue where icon directories lacking bit-depth information would be applied to a resource source without that information Bit-depths are now obtained from the DIB information if they're missing NOTE: PNG format subimage data is always assumed to be 32bpp [*] You can now choose to replace icons by replacing the subimages rather than merging them. Click the "Edit Factory Options..." button on the Replace Resource Form for more details. Download it.
  19. W3bbo

    Resourcer 0.9

    Resourcer is very much a "read-only" tool beyonds the ability to replace an entire resource's data with that loaded from a file, support for actually modifying resources in-place is a forthcoming feature.
  20. Open up Boot.ini in Notepad (make sure it isn't read-only) Remove the /BOOTLOGO option. You can get a list of drivers as they're loaded by adding /SOS ...there's no reason to do that other than to look 'different'.
  21. W3bbo

    Manually Replace Old Icon in [Downloaded Program Files] Folder

    Merely replacing the icon in the EXE then saving it will have no effect as the file will be overwritten when you reboot. You'll need to bypass System File Protection somehow, there are various means of doing this (Anolis Installer / xpize does it by using MoveFileEx/PFRO table and then rebooting).
  22. W3bbo

    Manually Replace Old Icon in [Downloaded Program Files] Folder

    I'm kinda peeved Angus decided to update his venerable ResHacker to support x64 because my free Resourcer program has supported it from the beginning, now people are going to him for downloads instead of me, ah well.
  23. W3bbo

    From XP Pro 32-bit to Win 7 64-bit

    XPize 4.7's uninstaller is a bit on the broken side. This is why I don't recommend installing it and instead use xpize 5, where the uninstaller won't mess your system up (although to be honest, I don't know why people feel the need to uninstall it...). Note that xpize 5 will refuse to install on 2000, Vista, or Win7 (though you can run the installer, but only to do a CD Image patch/slipstream) I think XPize 4.7 is the same, though I haven't checked lately. As other people have mentioned, you cannot do an in-place upgrade of 32-bit Windows XP to 64-bit Windows 7, due to major differences in each OS's architecture and the way it handles program files. Whilst the LapLink PCMover website says it supports 32-bit to 64-bit upgrades, I'm skeptical of the whole thing. Invariably you're better off just formatting your HDD and starting from scratch with a clean install. I don't believe the risk of having to deal with the stress of nonfunctioning programs after installation isn't worth having: it only takes an hour or so to install all of my applications on a clean install anyway.
  24. W3bbo

    [Poll] Is Vize interesting to people?

    That would be a massive undertaking.
  25. W3bbo

    Icons licence

    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2's library contains a lot more Vista and Win7-style icons. In the meanwhile, have you checked out FamFamFam?