Reshack Help Please

Discussion in 'Desktop Customisation' started by indyjones, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Resource hacking shell32.dll files - Help Please

    Hi there
    I know a few of you like Netryder have been using the great free tool called reshack to change icons within your dll files.
    What I would like is help on making my own custom dlls from older ones.
    The thing is I have some edited up shell32.dll files for example and reshack allows your to export all the custom files from it (such as icons, avis etc).
    Is there a way to import these into your new, (newer version) file ? Because manually doing it one-by-one takes forever.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I haven't ever built a whole custom shell32.dll file from scratch. I just think it's too much work. [​IMG]
    All of the custom files that I have were hacked by other people and posted as public downloads on various forums that I visit. Unfortunately, a lot of these links are dead now.

    As for your question, I'm not sure how you could go about exporting ALL your resources from an old version of a file, and reimporting them all into the new version. It might be possible...I just don't know how.
     
  3. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    ahhh ok NetRyder nevermind then :) I know how to export all resources (in reshack you just go to export all) but was seeing if there was a way to automate. Thanks anyway :)
     
  4. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I agree that manually doing it takes forever, because I just did one a few days ago. But I also agree with NetRyder in that it's a serious undertaking to build one from the ground up.

    By the way, have you had good luck with replacing your shell32.dll? Are you using Replacer to do it? Just curious. :)
     
  5. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    yeah I have had no problem replacing the system files, I am currently using a shell pack, which replaces system files like mydocs.dll as well. Shame there is no easier way to batch transfer resources :(
    When I use replace I always boot into safe-mode and run it from there
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Gotcha. Hopefully we'll see some utilities in the future that will make this all much easier. :)