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 Post subject: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2016, 03:32 
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Hey y'all.

I recently updated the "Softimage Survival Pack" to support the final version(s) 2015 SP2 and R2 SP2. (Thanks for the heads-up darkseph)

SP1 is not supported

This mod's main function is to restore the pre-Autodesk icons and splash screen, but since the format of this addon (scary exe installer) opens the opportunity of patching some factory files in the same process, I added some little functional tweaks too. See list below. Might add to that list in a future release of this addon.

Here's what this addon does:

This becomes the main program icon:

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preview taskbar:
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Other fixes:

title bar (Note!! The window title fix only appears after the program is loaded because I couldn't find the place where the app window title is encoded. Would be grateful for any hints there)
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top right:
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splash by Tim Borgmann:
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The two functional tweaks mentioned are:

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* Factory function "get data"->"select objects" gets extended so it works also with several selected "get data" nodes. It then selects all objects from all selected get data nodes.

* Applying ICE operators using the menu (Those you define in preferences->ICEOperators) was extended so you can apply an operator to many objects at once.

What this installer does:

* patches XSI.exe, suminfo.dll, toolbar.dll in Application\bin
* patches ICEFlowCommonTools.js in Addons\ICEFlowBuilder\Application\Plugins
* patches ICEUserTools.vbs in Addons\ICEUserTools\Application\Plugins
* adds SetApplicationTitle.pys in Application\Commands

Original files are kept (named something like XSI_exe_original.xxx) and can be restored manually or by uninstalling this addon (WindowsPrograms and Features -> uninstall Softimage Survival Pack)

Always open to suggestions, let me know if you have better icons, splash screens, or tweaks to factory scripts that you would like to see included in a future release of this.

Download: http://www.rray.de/xsi/survivalpack/Softimage_Survival_Pack_v1.6.exe

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2016, 06:57 
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This is. . Actually a nice detail. Thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 10 Jul 2016, 22:51 
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Just call this Softimage Service Pack 3.
Next hack will be Softimage 2016.

We don't need autodesk! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 11 Aug 2016, 21:10 
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Norton deleted the .exe file because it thought it was unsafe.

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 11 Aug 2016, 21:39 
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Just uploaded it to virustotal and it showed none of 49 virus scanners (including Norton) detected it as unsafe, did you try it with the newest virus definitions?

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2016, 03:34 
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rray wrote:
Just uploaded it to virustotal and it showed none of 49 virus scanners (including Norton) detected it as unsafe, did you try it with the newest virus definitions?


Many local virus detection systems will highlight something as dangerous if it's patching something else and isn't signed as having the rights to do so. Safe to ignore.

I've been happily living without the stench of the Autodesk years spoiling my XSI UI for a while now; and I've encountered no other side effects, other than the occasional wry smile. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 20:25 
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I really like the patching stylez. Now, onto the splash screen.dll must have been compiled from original code source.
Or is there any -tip- to accurately convert the splash screen to any graphic?
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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 21:21 
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>> I really like the patching stylez. Now, onto the splash screen.dll must have been compiled from original code source.

Cheers - I wish I had access to that,

>> Or is there any -tip- to accurately convert the splash screen to any graphic?

used a tool called reshacker (http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/). Using that, if you have a bitmap of the same size as the original, you can just patch the dll and replace the original bitmap with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 01 Dec 2016, 23:03 
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I really liked the name: SP for Survival Pack :)
I'll try looking into the titlebar thingy and let you know.

Looking forward more functional SPs ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Softimage Survival Pack 1.6
PostPosted: 02 Dec 2016, 11:58 
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I know it's been long requested but I'd love to see your Survival Pack updated so as to allow a custom colour for the interface chrome. Now that would be of Mountain Rescue proportions. ;)


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