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Windows 7: Can I change my icons so they are all huge?

31 Aug 2014   #11
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well can I somehow force them to be 256x256?


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31 Aug 2014   #12
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

No. If it's not there, there's nothing to force. You would have to create your own icon and use the Chance Icon panel to make the shortcut display it. The icon images are in a bit by bit format so you can't just magnify/resize them or they'll come out grossly pixelated.
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31 Aug 2014   #13
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

If you upload the icon files you want resized, I'll see if I can create a single icon for each file that you can use for the shortcuts. To create the icon files, use a utility like Nirsoft IconsExtract. When you point the utility to a program (.EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL,etc) it will extract the icons in that program.

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31 Aug 2014   #14
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

It seems like scribblenauts and the psp thing DOES have huge icons but from some reason they do not display


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File Type: ico Astebreed_200.ico (31.3 KB, 2 views)
File Type: ico Bleed_32512.ico (16.6 KB, 1 views)
File Type: ico Jamestown_102.ico (14.7 KB, 1 views)
File Type: ico PPSSPPWindows64_115.ico (80.8 KB, 1 views)
File Type: ico Scribble_101.ico (97.3 KB, 2 views)
File Type: ico recettear_103.ico (2.9 KB, 1 views)
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31 Aug 2014   #15
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

This is sample of Astebreed in JPEG form. The smaller image is the largest in the icon file at 64x64. The larger image is the result of expanding it to 256x256. You can see that some detail is lost as my software has to invent pixels at a 4:1 ratio. If this is acceptable, I'll continue. Otherwise, I would need a better/larger image to use then convert that to an icon file.


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Can I change my icons so they are all huge?-astebreed_200.jpg Can I change my icons so they are all huge?-astebreed_200-lg.jpg 
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31 Aug 2014   #16
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Here's a new one using a game grab. This image is 256x256.


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31 Aug 2014   #17
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Found this one.


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31 Aug 2014   #18
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shippou View Post
It is already set on "very big pictures"
Sorry.

I thought that you were saying they were too big and you wanted them to be smaller.
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01 Sep 2014   #19
shippou

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Found this one.
Perfect :D

How do I turn it into an icon?
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01 Sep 2014   #20
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The Zip file below contains six icons. Extract the icons to a folder and they will be named for each game.

To change the icon for the shortcut, right click on it, select Properties then click on Change Icon. Click on Browse then navigate to the folder where you extracted the icons. They may show as an all black square but they are good. Just select by game name. Click on the icon then click OK. Click Apply, then click OK on the Properties window.

Do this for each game shortcut.

Forgot to add: Keep in mind that the icons MUST stay in what ever folder you use once you update the shortcut. If you move the icons, you must change the icon again in the shortcut to point to the new location.


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