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Author Topic: Resource Hacker FX patcher  (Read 3198 times)


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Resource Hacker FX patcher
« on: February 07, 2014, 10:47 AM »
obviously posted via snail-mail:

Resource Hacker is no longer being developed:
Last Updated: 16 September 2011 Version: 3.6.0
I have been overwhelmed by the interest in Resource HackerTM, the emails of thanks, encouragement and suggestions. It's been downloaded many millions of times. However, I've moved on to other things and have no plans to continue its development. Please don't ask for the source code, I'm not releasing it, nor is it for sale.
-Angus Johnson, Resource Hacker

So here is Resource Hacker FX patcher (last updated Nov. 2013)

FX patcher changelog
FX patcher changelog

v1.4.11 (November 23, 2013)
    Allow changing languages of Cursor, Icon, Cursor Group, and Icon Group resources.
    Allow renaming Version Info resources.

v1.4.10 (April 22, 2013)
    Use real transparent icons for tree view. Now it looks correctly on dark themes.

v1.4.9 (April 12, 2013)
    Fix a regression caused by v1.4.6: couldn't open RLE-compressed bitmaps.

v1.4.8 (November 13, 2012)
    When dealing with unsupported Delphi forms, show an error message instead of randomly crashing.

v1.4.7 (September 18, 2012)
    Fixed AVI preview loop abortion (stop failed if you triggered it on the last frame).

v1.4.6 (September 17, 2012)
    Fixed a crash when viewing specific bitmap images.

v1.4.5 (August 31, 2012)
    Fix: dialog editor text was treated as UTF-8 instead of ASCII, which prevented from correctly translating Resource Hacker FX.

v1.4.4 (June 29, 2012)
    Fixed search.
    Fixed a crash when decoding newer delphi forms.

v1.4.3 (April 19, 2012)
    Fixed a hang when trying to decode an unsupported delphi form.

v1.4.2 (March 24, 2012)
    Fix: get back the red star in the dialog editor.

v1.4.1 (March 23, 2012)
    Use a newer version of the richedit control.

v1.4 (February 1, 2012)
    Partial Unicode support:
    Replace resource with a double click.

v1.3.1 (January 14, 2012)
    Small fix: Remove control properties when adding/removing controls in a dialog.

v1.3 (January 13, 2012)
    A new interface and a manifest.
    I've used the icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane.
    Fixed an incompatibility with some controls, such as SysIPAddress32.

v1.2 (October 18, 2011)
    Patch updated for Resource Hacker v3.6.0.92.

v1.1.2 (August 18, 2011)
    Fixed a possible buffer overflow when handling a string with lots of escaped characters.

v1.1 (July 2, 2011)
    Added support for png icons/cursors.

v1.0 (March 13th, 2011)
    First public version.

by RaMMicHaeL 2011, 2012, 2013.


Attention! Direct links:

What does the patcher change:

    Partial Unicode support. More details at
    A new interface with modern icons and a manifest.
    Icons by Yusuke Kamiyamane.

    Resource Hacker FX does not create tree nodes for every language. Usually only one language is used anyway, so it makes it much faster to navigate through resources.

    Resource Hacker FX uses the new open and save common dialogs instead of the old outdated ones. Also, some saving as parameters got improved: the directory of the current file is initially shown, the file name gets filled, the extension is automatically added if not specified.

    If you have a modified file open and you close Resource Hacker FX, you have a Cancel option when asked whether you would like to save the file. Also, if you choose to save it, it just gets saved instead of saving as.

    The Hex viewer shows only the first 10 KB of the binary resource by default to prevent hanging Resource Hacker FX. I could not really fix it, as it’s the Rich Edit control’s fault, it’s quite slow with large texts. Well, it’s not too smart to use Rich Edit to view a Hex dump, but that’s how it works. 10 KB should be usually enough to understand what the resource is about. If it isn’t, you can hold shift to load the whole resource.

    Other minor additions, like e.g. double click to replace resource, minimizing/maximizing effects.

    Lots of bug fixes.

The look was still modern in 2011:

« Last Edit: February 07, 2014, 05:09 PM by Curt, Reason: the look »