TheHive can you reexplain how you make work the bootvid.dll . i can't find this post
In sherpa's Bootvid.dll i have ressource RCDATA but i dont know how to change the image
When export RCDATA ressouce i obtain a file RCDARA_1.bin i change extention in bmp and i see the image
I open it in PhotoImpact and it tell me that the format is PNG
bootvid.dll was refernced here by Smiley
@Jacklaz: I remember in the past that Sherpya had created a replacement for bootvid but i havn't tested it...
It may be what we need.
and further explained by jaclaz where to get it.
Yep, it is in one of the links I posted above:
but I didn't try it.
It works by replacing BOOTVID.DLL, which not being the original one, can be "Resource Hacked" to insert custom image.
Download is here:
jaclaz also explained how to create a BMP that would work as a boot Screen.
That image is not made by me, you know how bad I am with graphics!
However procedure is simple, using The Gimp:
1) Open a new file 640x480
2) Draw whatever you like
3) Image ->Mode -> Indexed -> Maximum number of colours:16 - OK
4) Save as -> Select File type by extension -> Select Windows BMP image .bmp
5) The Gimp will (probably) ask confirmation to Export, click on Export
6) The Gimp will ask you for RLE encoded, check the box and click on OK
The attached image is (badly ) drawn as above, please test it in bootvid.dll
Jaclaz posted where to get Resource Hacker and how to put the BMP into the BOOTVID.DLL.
It should not be difficult, you need resource hacker:
Open the bootvid.dll file, choose bitmap 100/1033 then choose Action -> Replace bitmap
Or can you be more specific what the problem is?