[Release] - Attribute Changer 5.23

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[Release] - Attribute Changer 5.23

Post by Zacam » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:55 am

This is my first Addon, hope it works. :-)

shx_ZacamAddon_AttributeChanger_v5.23.cab
MD5 = B1F7337D7E86ABBC45904D37E2073A96

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02/08/06 - Hosting moved to addons.ryanvm.net
v6: 12/24/05: Cleaned INF's, fixed uninstall, TESTED. Ditched Rapidshare.
v5: Uninstaller added.
v4: Uninstall AddReg information added.
v3: Updated cab and corrected INI/INF's by Xable.
v2: Corrected possible CAB creation corruption by using MakeCab instead of QuickZip conversion from Zip->Cab.
This is Romain's Attribute Changer Shell Extension found here.

Hopefully I've interpreted the RegKey sections properly.

Much thanks to Xable for being psychic and making DateEdit and posting enthusiasim about AC.

Additional thanks to Xable for correcting my sloppy work. :-)

Thanks to Siginet & RyanVM for UpdatePacks, the original Addons and Integrator, the Holy Trinity of Slipstreaming.
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Post by Xable » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:44 am

The cab is corrupt.
! D:\shx_ZacamAddon_AtrChngr_v1.cab: Cannot open D:\AtrChngr.CAB

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Post by Zacam » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:09 am

Hmmmm. Strange. Does the MD5 match? If so, what do you have opening it?

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Post by Xable » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:23 am

Yes md5 matches, winrar to extract. What you using to make the cab?

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Post by Zacam » Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:28 am

It's probably a QuickZip error in converting a Zip archive to Cab (since it doesn't natively make CAB files). I just grep'd MakeCab and ran that for v2, see if that helps.

-edit-

So far I've not gotten any word back on any issues since I switched to makecab. I've tested in both VM and on a real install, so I think I'll call this good. Though I'm still sure I've _got_ to be missing something, it can't actually be _this_ easy.......can it?

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Post by Xable » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:17 pm

Download is good now, i`ve had a look and there is a lot wrong with this. If you had of done testing you would of seen that it didn`t install, main reason being;

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[Optional Components]
AttribChanger

[DateEdit]
I think it`s best if you take a look at the one i built and ask any questions you might have. It installs to the default location of Program Files\Attribute Changer

PS, Siginet`s Defining Entries.ini thread should explain a few things aswell.
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Post by Zacam » Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:50 am

I knew I was missing something. Now I'm trying to debug how it is it worked on the test system and I can't figure it out as a re-install show's that you're right, it doesn't work. *shrugs* There's a reason I call that particular computer "Scrap_Heap".

Yours is obviously much cleaner......no surprise there, you've done this far more often. So, I'm switching mine out for yours.

I am curious though......why did you strip the uninstall strings out of the AddReg?

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Post by Xable » Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:59 pm

As long as you understand how the cab works i would mind if you re-branded the addon as your own.

I always leave out the uninstall reg if the app doesn`t need to be removed to upgrade. But off course your free to put them back if you want.

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Post by Zacam » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:08 pm

Would or would not? :-)

And I don't suppose that the uninstall strings are needed for upgrade as it will install over itself, but if someone finds an app that's more asthetic to their tastes then they might want to. Sadly, work now calls so I won't be updating that until later tonight.

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Post by Xable » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:15 pm

haha, would`nt

and you have a good point.

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Post by Zacam » Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:05 am

Okay. Re-branded and now with Uninstall information added. Maybe now we'll have hit the final version.

If you've already grabbed the previous version, don't worry about updating it unless you _really_ need the uninstaller information (which is just a few simple reg keys).

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Post by Xable » Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:59 am

:D your missing somthing regarding the uninstaller... can you guess what it is?
I think it`s good practice to test then release :)

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Post by mindwarper » Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:17 am

I cannot download it from Rapidshare...
says too many users :(

It that so ? or something else is up with it ?

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Post by Xable » Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:16 am

uninstall.exe entries are missing and in the ini/inf`s it says i made it, all i did was help a bit. but anyway it should work accept the uninstall.

imo everyone should ditch rapidshare and use http://upload2.net instead. :)

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Post by Zacam » Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:03 pm

Rapidshare dropped in exchange for Upload2.net.
Uninstall.exe information added, sorry about that.
Tested on VM and Live install.

I'll be double checking all of my release stuff as well as getting some more stuff out the door soon. My work scheduling and other "Real World" issues have managed to make a mess out of my free time, that's hopefully changing now.

Sorry for the slow reply on this, Happy Holidays all.

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Post by mindwarper » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:56 am

I can no longer Download the file, since on upload2.net it is stated:
Sorry, but this file was deleted from our database
Any chance for me getting this file ?
i personally rather not use Kel's UberPack (which includes it), cos it has several additions I personally do not use at all.
And want to save some space with my install

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Post by RyanVM » Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:58 am

I don't understand why more people aren't taking advantage of my hosting offer. It's FREE. It's NO ADS. It's FAST. It AVOIDS SITUATIONS LIKE THESE.

*sigh*
Get up to $200 off on hosting from the same people who host this website!
http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2357

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Post by mindwarper » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:01 am

I see RyanVM
U are absolutely right on that there ;)

By any chance have u got the file mentioned in first post ?

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Post by mindwarper » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:45 am

Version 5.5 is going to come out very soon according to official website:

http://www.petges.com or http://webplaza.pt.lu/~rpetges/
MayB that is good too :)

Currently I am working on Attribute Changer 5.23 Pack (as taken from Kel's UberPack 5.3) :D

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Post by RyanVM » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:04 am

I don't host files unless the author asks me to
Get up to $200 off on hosting from the same people who host this website!
http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2357

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Post by mindwarper » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:20 am

RyanVM wrote:I don't host files unless the author asks me to
Makes sense indeed :)
But do u mind if I upload a self-made pack ?
Well self-made :oops: (took all relevant entries from Kel's UberPack)

I am not sure, that's why I ask it, and if I may I will put the URL here in this topic, OK ?

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Post by Xable » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:43 am

I re-wrote the inf for Zacam and in turn kel took the files and reg from this for his pack so i see no harm in posting it here again untill Zacam can get it back up ;)

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Post by mindwarper » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:08 pm

Xable wrote:I re-wrote the inf for Zacam and in turn kel took the files and reg from this for his pack so i see no harm in posting it here again untill Zacam can get it back up ;)
But I am not sure if the code is correct, I need some of you to double check it please :)

Furthermore is it OK for you Xable if I send u the file via mail or the like so that you can look at it and even host it here if needed :)

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:17 pm

I would like to look at it for you.

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Post by mindwarper » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:30 pm

E-Mail sent....
Only if that is not too much of a hassle for you, don't want to sound rude here :P

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Post by Xable » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:50 pm

I include Attribute Changer in my personal addon so could just upload mine if you like.

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Post by mindwarper » Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:51 pm

ah Ok feel free to do so...
But I only just sent an e-mail to Kel with my addon Pack attached to it, so that he can take a look at it

Dunno what is best to do here in this little akward situation :P

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Post by Xable » Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:06 pm

Haha no worrys, maybe you can learn somthing from making it. Here it is for everyone. Hopefully Zacam can have a link up again soon.

Download
Size = 421 KB
Download Link = Link in start post back up
MD5Hash = C0B49FB3375773CF12E55142F3ED3EDC
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Post by Zacam » Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:43 pm

I will indeed. Thanks for the notification, I hadn't noticed this thread popping up until just now. I'll upload it and ask Ryan to host it as per the latest version, and when it get's updated, I'll update the addon.

*edit*
FYI, I did not submit to having the hosted file deleted off of Upload2.net, so I don't know why it was.

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Post by Zacam » Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:52 pm

RyanVM wrote:I don't understand why more people aren't taking advantage of my hosting offer. It's FREE. It's NO ADS. It's FAST. It AVOIDS SITUATIONS LIKE THESE.

*sigh*
Consider your advantage taken. :o :wink:

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Post by Xable » Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:54 pm

Ok Zacam i`ll remove my link now seen as your on it ;)

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:38 pm

@mindwarper you inf file is missing the %clsid3% sting in the strings section so it will not work.

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Post by Zacam » Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:13 pm

Link updated to addons.ryanvm.net. I'd have updated the link a tich sooner, but I was embroiled in Deus Ex for awhile. :-)

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Post by Daemonforce » Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:41 am

An attribute changer? Are people here that lazy? lol
RyanVM wrote:I don't host files unless the author asks me to
Which could be avoided again if this forum allowed attachments. -_-

Although that would be a bad idea because some asshat would come along and probably ignore the no-crack policy. o.o'

That makes me wonder, how do these people send you the files to host? Do they just email an attachment?
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Post by mindwarper » Thu Feb 09, 2006 9:06 am

Kelsenellenelvian wrote:@mindwarper you inf file is missing the %clsid3% sting in the strings section so it will not work.
ah thanks for pointing that out
going to fix it :)

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Post by rds_correia » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:09 pm

@Zacam
Great job :).
I was really looking for something like this and now I found it :D.
But would you consider renaming this addon to 1.0 instead of 5.23.
That way it would look consistent with the naming used on the other addons available here at RVM.com

@Kelsenellenelvian
Would you please add this addon to the addon download page since I believe it's up to you to maintain it?

Thank you both.
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Post by Zacam » Sat Feb 11, 2006 5:24 pm

rds_correia wrote:@Zacam
Great job :).
I was really looking for something like this and now I found it :D.
But would you consider renaming this addon to 1.0 instead of 5.23.
That way it would look consistent with the naming used on the other addons available here at RVM.com
I would, but I believe in reflecting the version information of the application of the addon. And since this particular addon didn't go through a great deal of revisions (aside from correcting some initial mistakes) I figure people knowing what version of the application is going to be installed would be a better deal, especially since this addon is pretty well finalized. Now, if this was my theme pack (still in progress) then I would version number it based on releases instead. Thanks for the input though, if there are more similarly minded people that comment (in PM please) then I'll consider renaming the addon.
rds_correia wrote:@Kelsenellenelvian
Would you please add this addon to the addon download page since I believe it's up to you to maintain it?

Thank you both.
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It already is, under shell extensions. The only other addon I've done to date that _isn't_ on the list is the MS True Type Font properties extension.

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Post by rds_correia » Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:06 pm

Zacam wrote:Thanks for the input though, if there are more similarly minded people that comment (in PM please) then I'll consider renaming the addon.
I see your point.
No problem, just keep it as it is ;).
Zacam wrote:It already is, under shell extensions.
Indeed, I don't know how it slipped through my eyes :oops:.
Zacam wrote:The only other addon I've done to date that _isn't_ on the list is the MS True Type Font properties extension.
Then at least we have something for Kel/Siginet to take care after all :lol:.
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Post by Mrs Peel » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:44 pm

Zacam wrote:I would, but I believe in reflecting the version information of the application of the addon. And since this particular addon didn't go through a great deal of revisions (aside from correcting some initial mistakes) I figure people knowing what version of the application is going to be installed would be a better deal, especially since this addon is pretty well finalized. Now, if this was my theme pack (still in progress) then I would version number it based on releases instead. Thanks for the input though, if there are more similarly minded people that comment (in PM please) then I'll consider renaming the addon.
I agree wholeheartedly with this.

I also name my addon packs by that standard. In my mind that is the authors orginal work and I am nothing more than a humble repackager, so I defer my personal credit to the author by using his/her version numbers and where appropriate to include their name in the title of my release posts. I also use the date the app was made by the author as my builld date in the entries file and a link to their website (if it still exits) rather than link a link to this board.

To me this just seems the right thing to do and if the author is ever going to be pissed that they found one of their apps repackaged for download elsewhere on the web, I kinda hope that it softens their reaction a bit to see they had full honorable mention. Maybe that's a bit niave of me, but anyhoo thats where I currently stand with it.

I only give my own version numbers to multi-packs, such as my font packs and games packs or to windows tweaks that have no particular version number.

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Post by mitsukai89 » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:03 am

update to 5.3 please

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Post by mitsukai89 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:27 pm

this addon crashes(tested in vmware)

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Post by Zacam » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:22 am

Funny, it doesn't crash here on live installs.

And you are the first person to mention having a problem with it.

But that's okay, because I am going to update it, but it will not be released until almost the first week of December.

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Post by Kiki Burgh » Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:09 pm

hi zacam! any chance this could be updated to ver 6.20? thanks!
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