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    Live Bootscreen Patcher v2.4


    (Date: 09-Sept-'09)



    ~ Screenshots~

    lbs1.png lbs2.png lbs3.png lbs4.png


    ~ Windows XP (x86) only (All Bootscreens are tested on an up-to-date SP3 XP Pro)

    ~ Languages: all


    ~ Green, Blue, Red, and Purple Vista-like bootscreens.

    ~ The ability to patch your kernel with a custom bootscreen

    ~ The ability to patch your kernel in a XP-CD Source with a custom bootscreen



    Sample:TV-Test screen v1.2

    Custom "bootscreen": By Kirs

    More Bootscreens Here

    Bootscreen requests can be made in this topic, perhaps we can realize them.

    How-to make your own bootscreen:

    To make a custom bootscreen, you'll need an imaging program which can index .bmp's to 4bit (16 colors).

    For example you can use "Gimp" (Freeware). Since we used this software, the rest of this tutorial and the steps described below are based on Gimp.

    • First, you'll need two sample bitmaps (background & progress bar) which you can later modify. These .bmp files can be obtained by clicking on the "Get BMP's" button in the LBS Patcher or through an sample .lbs file (extract with eg. 7-Zip). You can save them anywhere you like.
    • Now, open the .bmp files in Gimp and open the color map (Windows > Dockable dialogs, also see the screenshot below). If you like you can change the colors in the pallet a bit, but you can not add colors. 16 is the maximum! Also the first color has to be black (value: 000000).
    • After modifying, you'll have to save the two files. Save the background image as 'BG.bmp' and the progress bar image as 'PB.bmp'. If you have multiple layers, please merge them when saving to keep the correct color pallet. The BG.bmp should have a resolution of 640x480.
    • Go to the location where you saved the images and zip the BG.bmp and PB.bmp files together. You can name this file whatever you like, as long as it has this composition: "anyname_boot.zip". (You can zip, rar or 7z the 2 bitmap's and even rename it to"anyname_boot.lbs" if you like, but all will work "anyname_boot.zip, rar,7z")

    Now you can select "Custom Bootscreen" in the patcher and locate your "anyname_boot.zip" file!!


    Screenshot: Gimp

    Change log:

    ~ v2.1

    auto-change the colors from the 4bit pallet in the kernel to the 4bit color pallet used in the bitmap.

    redone all bootscreen bitmaps and hex edited them to make them visible.

    added red and purple XPtsp bootscreens

    added preview popup window (tnx Dougiefresh)

    new way to use custom bootscreens via zipped bitmaps from any provided location.

    added checks to make sure correct bitmaps are being used.

    added a get sample button.

    multi lang support.

    ~ v2.2

    The ability to patch your kernel in a XP-CD Source with a custom bootscreen

    Added some skins

    Some minor error fixes

    ~ v2.3

    Fixed bootscreen fade-in at XP start

    Major patching speedup

    added a button to check for update/bootscreens (navigates to the default browser)

    repairs a bug from v2.2

    minor script fixes and updates


    updated the uninstaller

    new setup installer (inno setup)

    added checks for kernel Update's or Downgrades (to make a new backup)

    ~ Todo:

    auto detect xp language.

    add more bootscreen files to the patcher.

    add more languages.

    change the colors from the 4bit pallet in the kernel to the 4bit color pallet used in the bitmap.

    (ability to move progress bar up or down.)

    GUI Updates/ideas.

    GUI support: Dougiefresh

    GUI Graphix: Kirs

    GUI: Mr.Fixit



  2. i really like this black edition everything working me me so far

    thx.. and tnx for reporting!!

    just a quick note, i think the folder icons could be better tho

    i used these for the menu start/mydocs folders


    the folders that need work are the other 200 standard folders, witch are generally not in icon pack's so i took those from green and tried to make them black....

    and the animations from 165 to 170 so need to be redone just my 2 cents :)

    i acctually kinda like avi 165 but the others will be made black in the future...

    if we could get something like black icons

    those are not free.... also i made some black hd icons etc, which are white in the green pack...

  3. other langs will be sprt*.dll... (Fixit can check on his NL source...)

    i can add this for people who are translating XPtsp:

    you can find name changes in layout.inf in xp source folder.

    example :"lhmstsc.chm = 100,,111872,,,,,21,0,0,mstsc.chm)"

    My finds (in dutch xp)

    mstscax.dll = -> "lhmstscx.dll" before install

    mstsc.exe = -> "lhmstsc.exe" before install

    xpsp1res.dll = -> "sprs0413.dll" before install

    xpsp2res.dll = -> "sprt0413.dll" before install

    xpsp3res.dll = -> "spru0413.dll" before install


    when live patching on live system the files will be named just like the english files...


    Resfiles with langID: "0" (neutral) on foren xp..





  4. WOW excellent job guys.


    i hope you catchup with the normal XPtsp in terms of resources modded.

    the only thing that needs updating atm to "catch up" sorta speak is Rick's ehres.dll.res for mce users.

    also black is still beta and needs some work.. however pretty much all 240+ black bitmaps are all ready finished and in the pack.

  5. XPtsp Purple




    FileName: XPtsp.Purple.v1.0.9b1.batch.exe

    File Size: 49.5 MB (51,918,113 bytes)

    MD5: f834bfbb03b96a7923ed76eb340be9d2


    FileName: XPtsp.Purple.v1.0.batch.exe

    File Size: 49.7 MB (52,152,762 bytes)

    MD5: ccacb75c776cba37b306fc4cd88ac41e


    FileName: XPtsp.Purple.v1.0.batch.addon.rar

    File Size: 66.3 MB (69,566,668 bytes)

    MD5: ca2be06e2a3ec98c825f6ba8061044c5


    Change log:


    • Last updated Februari 23 2009


    • -updated the batch file and made a purple addon version from green (Tnx Bober)

      -udated some purple icons...

      -added hex code to patch setupapi.dll, sfc_os.dll, uxtheme.exe(batch version)


      -ehres.dll.res by Ricktendo64

      -Sysdm.cpl.res (2009)

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