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Live Bootscreen Patcher v2.4

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(Date: 09-Sept-'09)

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Size:1,85MB

~ Screenshots~

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Requirements:

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

~ Languages: all

Containing:

~ 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

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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!!

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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

~v2.4

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

Gr

Fixit

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Hi!

Here are some custom bootscreens I made from images I found, hope you'll enjoy them.

To see a bigger version of them, just click on the images. The download links are below.

Simpsons_Z_preview.png Lambo_preview.png Bart_preview.png

Yoda_preview.png Goku_preview.png horsebootscr.png

Download Simpsons Z_boot

Download Lamborghini_boot

Download Bart Simpson_boot

Download Yoda_boot

Download Goku_boot

Download horse_boot

More bootscreens can be found here

Greetz!

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You'll need to use a 4bit 16 color bmp whit a resolution of 640x480 pixels..

atm i'm working on some new features that will i.e allow u to change the colors of the pallet and use zipped bitmaps in stead of boot.res files (for live patching)

i'll also write a small tut how to make bootscreens using freeware only. i found that "gimp" works the best for me..(dont save with multiple opend layers)

i'v remade some XPtsp bootscreens and hex edited them so u can see what u are doing :D

BMP's to work from. dl:sample_lbs_boot.zip

when done u can just use them as they are ... (u don't have to make them black for that)

Check if the file properties are still the same after u saved your edited bitmap... (else you'll get a black screen or even a bsod)

if u want to use your bitmaps in a XPtsp patcher u can only use the standard color pallet, else you'll have to do some hex editing to the kernels..

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The LBS_Patcher is updated to version 2.1..

for custom bootscreens please read the minitutorial...

the patcher does not use resource files any more and now all languages are supported.

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Nice tool you have made!

Can you help me with this picture:

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8875/47293683.png

Its already made in the right size and 16 color. The coler palet is diferand. Could you tell me where to hex editing to the kernels? Ore a exemple?

Original here: http://utcollector.deviantart.com/art/Se7e...paper-118523782

Could someone make this toppic pinned.

Edited by UtCollector

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You can just zip, rar or 7z the 2 bitmap's and rename it to "anyname_boot.lbs" if u like, but all will work "anyname_boot.zip, rar, 7z".

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How To Move The Progress Bar In XP (applies to SP2): here

Hex values to look for:

Top = 62 01 00 00

Bottom = 6A 01 00 00

Left = 01 01 00 00 (Unconfirmed)

Right = 78 01 00 00

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i've got the up and down in ntoskrnl sp3, but for left to right the values exists 20+ times for each.

i tried them all but didn't give any result except for some bluescreens.. lol

il try again with ur values when i find my old left to right notes..

Tnx

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Can you help me with this picture:

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8875/47293683.png

I tried and ended up with this: :unsure:

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Download Se7en Energize

{Art by UtCollector}

not quite sure how this thing works, but is it possible to use something to look like this http://killer7ben.deviantart.com/art/Windo...Vista-116849888 ?

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Download Grey Vista

{Art by killer7ben}

:welcome:

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these might be good to make some boot screens out of http://ricdigital.de...-Pack-128636559

edit: hmm nevermind. they all say "windows vista". that would not work for xp. so i've written the guy and asked him if he can make some for xp or provide generic ones

Edited by ccl0

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Live Bootscreen Patcher updated to version 2.2

Changelog:

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

- Added some skins

- Some minor error fixes

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Live Bootscreen Patcher updated to version 2.3 ^_^

Changelog:

~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 small bug from v2.2
  • minor script fixes and updates

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Live Bootscreen Patcher updated to version 2.4 :doh:

Changelog:

~v2.4

  • Updated the uninstaller
  • New setup installer (inno setup)
  • Added checks for kernel Update's or Downgrades (to make a new backup)

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