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« Reply #105 on: August 31, 2019, 09:54:44 am »
QBrows (QBROWS.EXE)

Omega (OMEGA.EXE)

"Solved". OS/2 icon file for QBrows, based on original source file LOADED.PNG.

"Solved". 80x80 PNG file and OS/2 icon file for Omega, based on a character.

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #106 on: August 31, 2019, 09:32:54 pm »
QBrows (QBROWS.EXE)

Omega (OMEGA.EXE)

"Solved". OS/2 icon file for QBrows, based on original source file LOADED.PNG.

"Solved". 80x80 PNG file and OS/2 icon file for Omega, based on a character.

I revised the qbrows to look better with a dark background.  I revised the astyle giving it a bigger 40x40 icon.  Modified the Omega png 80x80 some. Modied the 40x40 and 32x32 icons in the omega icon.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2019, 09:56:02 pm by David Graser »

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #107 on: September 01, 2019, 12:33:12 pm »
I revised the qbrows to look better with a dark background. I revised the astyle giving it a bigger 40x40 icon.  Modified the Omega png 80x80 some. Modied the 40x40 and 32x32 icons in the omega icon.

Excellent; I actually wanted to mention a white background. Such a background shouldn't be required. I did delete the "shadow" of the planet, because often such a shadow doesn't look that good. I did consider to change the usual blue planet by appending the "tail" of a Q, but I think an unexpected Q-shaped may look weird.

Perhaps I should have changed the color of the Omega icon, because e.g. folders are yellow too.

W.r.t your archive there were still 2 files without an *.ICO extension. "DIR *. /s" should find those files with a missing dot.

At the moment text2pdf, of my "text2pdf (drop target)", is "under construction". To OS/2'ify it, including possibly using a part of a rather basic PDF-icon of a Windows 3.x-distribution of about the same original package. Our lazy ports are iconless Unix utilities, and tend to use STDIN and STDOUT.

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #108 on: September 01, 2019, 02:09:05 pm »
Hi David

I'm looking for a "pointers folder" and an "animated pointers folder" (it does not have to be animated, it just has to represent the animated pointers) based on the ArcaOS default blue folder. Do you have something about this?

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #109 on: September 01, 2019, 04:44:04 pm »
Hi David

I'm looking for a "pointers folder" and an "animated pointers folder" (it does not have to be animated, it just has to represent the animated pointers) based on the ArcaOS default blue folder. Do you have something about this?

Regards

Martin, I had not.  I made you four ptr folders.   Fixed the 40x40 icons in the ani second folder and reuploaded.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 06:18:59 pm by David Graser »

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #110 on: September 01, 2019, 06:36:27 pm »
Thanks, that is what I was looking for.

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #111 on: September 01, 2019, 07:40:43 pm »
PhotoMesa icon files, based on the embedded, original 64x64 PHOTOMESA-LOGO.GIF source file:

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #112 on: September 03, 2019, 05:49:46 pm »
Hi

I just want to confirm this, 128px is the bigger icon we can have on the OS/2 desktop with a PNG icon (with Dynamic icon), right?

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« Reply #113 on: September 03, 2019, 07:45:22 pm »
Martin, I can confirm,  The properties page must be a backdoor to increase the PNG size beyond 80x80.  Beyond this is referred to as a custom size.  It is not listed in the properties menu of the folder until you make a custom size.

Listed is before and after.  Thanks for pointing this out.  I did not realized we could go beyond 80x80.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2019, 07:47:26 pm by David Graser »

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #114 on: September 04, 2019, 12:23:53 am »
I don't have ArcaOS, but according to an useful dump of AOS files by Dave Yeo files like \sys\icons\BIGICONS\binocular_128px.png do exist indeed.

Is this documented, for example for developers!? I don't have a clue what the default size is, nor how it's used, nor how e.g. an installer can assign a PNG file to a WPPrograsm object.

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #115 on: September 04, 2019, 12:51:38 am »
Text2PDF (drop target) (TEXT2PDF.CMD)

"Solved", by not using the Rexx front-end anymore. A basic and generic PDF icon of TXT2PDF for a.o. Win-OS/2 was too simple.

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #116 on: September 04, 2019, 01:04:28 am »
Sigh...  ;D Here's one. I mean ... #1. :-\

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #117 on: September 07, 2019, 12:33:48 am »
CityDisc xxxxxxxxx (CITYDISC.EXE)

"Solved". Offline map technology of the early 90s. Two rather country-specific icons for Holland (capital and the seat of government only).

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #118 on: September 07, 2019, 02:11:11 am »
Lingo (LINGO.EXE)

"Solved". The attached file, almost with too many details, is based on some tv-screenshot.

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Re: David's Doodles
« Reply #119 on: September 07, 2019, 03:04:43 pm »
The DOS game Death Rally/[url] has a 32x32 Windows icon file but it's dark, not great and similar alternatives are too detailed and too dark.

Carambole Classique (BILJDEMO.EXE)

"Solved". The icon, again almost too detailed, represents the goal of such a game quite good. Hit at least three cushions with your white ball before having hit both other balls. Being too detailed is not a complaint, FWIW. Designers of 80x80 and 128x128 may frequently notice a lack of details. It's not always easy to keep all sizes in mind.

I'm running out of off-topic messages, for one because often there's no good, or no iconic, original or alternative icon...
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