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Thanks. Seems this big world is not so big.


WildBill has a app. called IconViewer that (with other functions) removes the alpha channel from the XP type icons so that Win2k can use XPize. I think, though I have not tried, you can just use the alpha channel modification part and then use the modified icons in IconSwap.


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I'll try to post it up here.


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I'll send an email.

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itried it and its getting better than it was

Keep a copy of the original 32bit icons because I know that someone will figure out the fix for 2000 :)

A few more icon locations to play with:

%SysDir%\shell32.dll, 20, 20.ico ;Programs in menu

%SysDir%\shell32.dll, 37, 20.ico ;Programs in menu

%SysDir%\shell32.dll, 22, 22.ico ;Settings in menu

%SysDir%\shell32.dll, 23, 23.ico ;Search in menu

%SysDir%\shell32.dll, 134, 23.ico ;Search in menu

Once again, of course, substitute your.ico files for the ones that I am using.

So far, I have only used 16x16,32x32,48x48 multi-icons which are mostly 32bit. Win2k doesn't seem to care but will display them 8bit (256 colors), whatever.

I haven't been able to find the battery icons for laptops for the tray. Any idea?

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yeah i think thats found in batt.dll just like in XP.

i have found all of those in xp, and maybe they are in 2ooo on the same place.

i will look in to it and then send you a list.

see you after the weekend.

bye bye damian666 :hello:

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Hey D.

Nope, my batt.dll only holds the icon shown.

BTW, don't know if you can tell but my screen is set to your V_sta pack.

I am actually running (right now) your pack but some of the icons aren't quite the same so I guess it is set up for XP?

My 3 year old wants a few happy faces. She wants the do-do-do and the red blah-blah-blah and the heart one:



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hi squeeto, well i have had a look, and found a whole bunch of the icons in 2000.

i tried it on my 2000 installation by integrating them in my setup files.

and it works fine!

and that first v_sta pack is really made for 2000.

so maybe its a mistake :blushing: or something thats not done yet.

i will send you what i got so far.

umm its 10mb so i dont know if i can send it by email.

ill try.


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i will send you what i got so far.

umm its 10mb so i dont know if i can send it by email.

Got it .... Wow.

That is a lot of work. Is that every icon finished now?

You should post this for others.

If you do post, attach a small readme.txt to it so that people know to copy their I386 folder to D:\WIN2000 before running the 1-collect.cmd (etc.) files.

I just reinstalled Win2k (I mean like yesterday!) so I probably won't try your V_sta pack until I need to do that chore again.

Also, just thought, do you need a modified SFC.dll or SFCFILES.dll for this to work? If so, include this in an INCLUDE folder to be automatically copied as well.


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well no problem man, i like to do that stuff so, and no its not done man.

i think there are still icons left to change.

i will keep searching...

and no you dont need to have a custum sfc file.

because you patch your install files, windows wont even know that its the wrong resource.

cool huh.

oh that cmd stuff, is not mine btw, i just customized it to my needs.

and you can post it if you like.

for our little project!



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  • 1 month later...

Damian has done a lot of work on his own icon set with an accompanying installer. We are still testing it but it should be finished soon.

Congratulations to Damian and watch for a download soon. :)

He has found most of the icons, bitmaps and avis that hide in Windows 2000. I adapted his source list to come up with a nearly complete iconset.txt file that can be used for IconSwap.

The iconset.txt file for Win2k has been updated - Jan. 9, 2007

(I have installed XP and probably won't update iconset.txt for Win2k as often)

The XP version (XP.txt) has been added and updated - Feb. 12, 2007



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hi squeeto, well you have been busy!

its long and hard work huh, making a list like that.

i know man, all those reshackscripts i wrote, my fingertips hurt if i think off it!

well, nice job man and thanx for the credit, i hope to have the v-p-2000 within a week or so.

speak you soon.



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