16M colour 16x16 icons for Runrev EXE in Windows

Robert J Warren (howsoft.com) warren at howsoft.com
Wed Oct 8 10:17:00 EDT 2003


Dear All,

Last night, I confirmed the following:

>It seems that the Resource Hacker CAN susbstitute the Revolution EXE icon
>for one of 256 colours (32x32 pixels), but I have not tested it
sufficiently
>to discover whether it works with all programs.

>When you open the EXE prog in Resource Hacker it shows you 2 "Icon Groups".
>If you DELETE the 2nd icon group this seems to make room for substituting
>the icon of the 1st icon group with one which is "fatter".

>As I said, I have done only a few tests, but all the programs tested have
>worked.

Today, by the same method, I have managed to put a 16M-colour 16x16 pixel
icon into a Runrev EXE. However, nothing I have tried so far has enabled me
to substitute with a 32x32 16M-colour icon. The icon is substituted OK, but
the EXE does not execute any more. So this is a small limitation. For anyone
who is sufficiently interested, perhaps an e-mail to the author of the
Resource Hacker would provide further suggestions.






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