Author Topic: Avast 4.7- Can't Load 3prty Skins  (Read 8902 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11865
    • AVAST Software
Re: Avast 4.7- Can't Load 3prty Skins
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2006, 07:51:07 PM »
I don't think it will make any difference (regarding the Simple User Interface start) - the executables are identical.

What skins do you have in the skin selection list?
Is there anything in avast! Log Viewer? (in the Error cathegory or above)

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67194
Re: Avast 4.7- Can't Load 3prty Skins
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2006, 07:53:36 PM »
Unless you unpacked them manually using the ashSkPck.exe tool.
What's the purpose of this tool? What can we do with it?
The best things in life are free.

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11865
    • AVAST Software
Re: Avast 4.7- Can't Load 3prty Skins
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2006, 10:27:43 AM »
As Sasha would certainly tell you, it's used to pack the skins after you make them; you can use it for the opposite action as well, however.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67194
Re: Avast 4.7- Can't Load 3prty Skins
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2006, 01:57:25 PM »
As Sasha would certainly tell you, it's used to pack the skins after you make them; you can use it for the opposite action as well, however.
I thought you couldn't unpack the skins with it... at least, I did not get 'parts' of the skin (like unpacking an archive file into its files)...
How can I do that (if possible like you've saying)?
The best things in life are free.

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11865
    • AVAST Software
Re: Avast 4.7- Can't Load 3prty Skins
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2006, 02:16:31 PM »
I didn't mean unpack into parts (bitmaps, sounds, etc.) - just the conversion between the compressed form (*.aswcs) and uncompressed form (*.asws) of the skin.

Offline Lisandro

  • Avast team
  • Certainly Bot
  • *
  • Posts: 67194
Re: Avast 4.7- Can't Load 3prty Skins
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2006, 03:41:44 PM »
I didn't mean unpack into parts (bitmaps, sounds, etc.) - just the conversion between the compressed form (*.aswcs) and uncompressed form (*.asws) of the skin.
Besides the few bytes that we can 'save' from HDD, is there any performance issue related to these two forms of skins?
The best things in life are free.

Offline igor

  • Avast team
  • Serious Graphoman
  • *
  • Posts: 11865
    • AVAST Software
Re: Avast 4.7- Can't Load 3prty Skins
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2006, 04:04:14 PM »
I must say I don't know much about the skins...
I think it's just that avast! needs the unpacked ones, there are packed versions on the download page and this tool makes it possible to convert between those two - nothing spectacular.