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GACView v1.11

Checker on 22 Feb 2015
  • 54KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2008
  • Suggested by Checker

GACView is an alternative to the standard .NET assembly viewer on Windows Explorer. In addition to the standard columns, GACView displays additional information for each assembly, like modified date, file size, full path of the assembly file, file version, and so on. GACView also allows you to delete an assembly the cannot be uninstalled in the regular way.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gacview.exe.
What's new?
  • The configuration is now saved to a file, instead of the Registry.

QIcon Changer v1.0

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

QIcon Changer is a small tool that allow you to patch the icon of any kind of application (including .exe and .scr), overwriting the previous icon resource with the new one you chose. Just drag an icon file (.ico) from your desktop then drop to the application layer then do the same process with your target application, drag an executable from your desktop then drop in the application layer then you can apply the modification and enjoy your new application icon.

Note: If the target application is compressed / packed it will not be able to patch the icon because most packer will make resource format invalid.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. (details)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch QIconChanger.exe

Problems? This process requires an up-to-date component (Innounp 0.37 or above) for Universal Extractor. If you have difficulty extracting the files, follow the steps below and retry:
  1. Download the latest version of Innounp
  2. Extract the RAR package to the \bin folder of Universal Extractor, overwriting the existing innounp.exe
Latest comments
bzl333 on 2013-02-25 18:35

darn, i was hoping this would work on folders so i could quickly add the appropriate icons to folders and sub-folders in the start menu but doesn't seem to.

Midas on 2013-05-22 15:44

@bzl333: have a look at Folderico (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1301).

loin2kolpotoru on 2014-03-12 04:43

Try PEIconChanger - http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21358

It is better then QIconChanger because it supports importing icon from exe files which QIconChanger dose not support

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ResThief v1.20

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

ResThief is a tiny tool to extract resources from binary files. It will examine every executable dropped on its window and extract all the resources (bitmaps, icons, AVI's, sounds, text... anything a programmer cares to stuff into a program) and save them as separate files.

Category:
Runs on: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResThief.exe.
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Emka on 2013-12-16 19:35

links broken

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Visual Terrain Maker v1.4

webfork on 27 Mar 2015

Visual Terrain Maker is a simple 3D-modeling program allows visually create landscapes (maps) for games or other purposes. The program can export to Direct X file format(*.x). The program is not critical to the video adapters and drivers. Suitable for DarkBasic developers.

Note: The main site no longer lists the program, listing a Softpedia mirror.

Category:
Runs on: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: OpenGL v1.1
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VTM.exe.
Latest comments
Emka on 2013-12-16 18:52

Website seems to have changed.

Babyscout19 on 2014-06-28 21:21

I want to REALLY download this to make some soft terrains and backgrounds...... But i cant because the site has changed and now it asks me what system I am running and the budget I have available to spend.... I would like this to be updated... So as for now, unfortunately, thumbs down. Please update as necessary and I will be happy to review the program further. :)

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ResEdit v1.6.6

__philippe on 7 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2015
  • Suggested by Ruby

ResEdit is a resource editor. You can use it if you want to use dialogs, icon, version information or other types of resources. Output files can be compiled by any Win32 compiler, like MinGW and Microsoft Visual C++.

Category:
Runs on: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResEdit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResourceHacker
Latest comments
Midas on 2015-04-26 12:26

Maybe I'm just dense, but I use resource editors frequently, yet could never get the hang of ResEdit. Can anyone suggest some kind of straightforward tutorial?

__philippe on 2017-04-07 16:34

@Midas,

My advice: stay well clear of this ResEdit devilish contraption.
The bloody thing decided to keep crashing on my XP, of late, BSOD included...:-(

Use old faithful ResourceHacker instead :
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=289

Developer Angus Johnson obligingly provides a rich sampling of usage screenshots:
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

Midas on 2017-04-08 02:53

Thanks __philippe. As I never did get the hang of ResEdit, ResourceHacker is still my number one go to hacking tool. (Has been like forever.) :)

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