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Windows 7: How to change card backs?

01 Sep 2010   #1
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 
How to change card backs?

I'm afraid this may be beyond the scope of my abilities. I thought I might have been able to figure it out but, it's not looking like it.

I want to add a customized card back to the set of standard ones available in the card games in Windows 7. I would like to make it an option when I select card backs from the game options. Or, at least be able to replace one of the lesser desirable ones.

I downloaded Resource Hacker in the hopes that it would be a simple process. However, when I open the file C/Windows/System32/CardGames.dll in ResHacker, I am at a complete loss as to what to do next.

I know this probably sounds like a silly endeavor but, this is something I have wanted to do for as long as I can remember.

Any direction would be greatly appreciated.


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01 Sep 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

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01 Sep 2010   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I've had a look at this with Resource Hacker, Resource Hacker™ - Version 3.4.0. But something is puzzling me. Let me show you what I mean. This is from the 64-bit version of Windows 7:

The file, CardGames.dll, clearly exists in the System32 directory, as shown below:
How to change card backs?-capture.png
When browsing that directory with Resource Hacker, the file apparently doesn't exist:
How to change card backs?-capture1.png
But it does exist, as proved in the first image and by the fact that the card games work. So, I then try typing CardGames.dll into the box, using the exact spelling format as found in the System32 directory. I then click Open and just receive an empty screen:
How to change card backs?-capture2.png
I then click on File and the entry CardGames.dll is clearly visible, as shown here:
How to change card backs?-capture3.png
However, clicking on this entry yields the following:
How to change card backs?-capture4.png
But it DOES exist, as proved in the first image above.


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01 Sep 2010   #4
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Yes but, I want to change the backs of the cards NOT the table (background) they are played on.
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01 Sep 2010   #5
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I've had a look at this with Resource Hacker, Resource Hacker™ - Version 3.4.0. But something is puzzling me. Let me show you what I mean. This is from the 64-bit version of Windows 7:

The file, CardGames.dll, clearly exists in the System32 directory, as shown below:
Attachment 94667
When browsing that directory with Resource Hacker, the file apparently doesn't exist:
Attachment 94670
But it does exist, as proved in the first image and by the fact that the card games work. So, I then try typing CardGames.dll into the box, using the exact spelling format as found in the System32 directory. I then click Open and just receive an empty screen:
Attachment 94671
I then click on File and the entry CardGames.dll is clearly visible, as shown here:
Attachment 94672
However, clicking on this entry yields the following:
Attachment 94673
But it DOES exist, as proved in the first image above.
Same for me with resource hacker Dwarf. Odd that as so many of the files we use it for are system files? Simply left click on the dll opens reshacker, but it is blank, and no options available. A Guy
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02 Sep 2010   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I did further tests, and found that I could open the file from my 32-bit installs, but not my 64-bit ones. In addition, the file was listed in my 64-bit Vista installation (though not in the 64-bit Windows 7, as shown above), but it still wouldn't open. By listed, I am of course referring to the open file dialogue of Resource Hacker. All of this was done from my Windows 7 64-bit installation.
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02 Sep 2010   #7
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
I did further tests, and found that I could open the file from my 32-bit installs, but not my 64-bit ones. In addition, the file was listed in my 64-bit Vista installation (though not in the 64-bit Windows 7, as shown above), but it still wouldn't open. By listed, I am of course referring to the open file dialogue of Resource Hacker. All of this was done from my Windows 7 64-bit installation.
Thanks guys for looking into this. I too noticed that when I navigated to the .dll from within ResHacker, I couldn't find it. What I did was made a copy of the CardGames.dll and put that on my desktop. I opened the copy with ResHacker. My plan was to make changes to the copy and then rename the original and replace it with the edited copy. Alas, I fear I am but a n00b.
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02 Sep 2010   #8
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Reshacker 3.4.0 does not support 64 bit files. You need the 3.5.2 Beta which has 64 bit support.

Link from Vishal Gupta's site
Download New Updated “Resource Hacker 3.5.2 Beta” with 64-bit and PNG File Support - Tweaking with Vishal

There doesn't seem to be any info on Angus Johnson's site about this, but Vishal's site links to the file in Angus' site

EDIT: There IS some info on Angus' site about this
Quote:
One off update - 19 December 2009 (version 3.5.2 beta):

I needed to access resources in a 64bit Windows executable so I've just updated Resource HackerTM to open (ie decompile/recompile) these files too. This new version also displays PNG image resources. However, please understand that I have no intention of reviving this project so please DON'T ask for other features. Also, because this version has only had limited testing I'm releasing it as a beta version.
You can download this beta version here - reshack_setup.exe
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02 Sep 2010   #9
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bug67 View Post
Yes but, I want to change the backs of the cards NOT the table (background) they are played on.
I guess you will have to change the card backs here

DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1.JPG
DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1X21.JPG
DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1X22.JPG
DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1X23.JPG
DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1X24.JPG

I think this is where all the card and card back images are stored.
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02 Sep 2010   #10
bug67

Windows 7 X64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
Reshacker 3.4.0 does not support 64 bit files. You need the 3.5.2 Beta which has 64 bit support.
That's the one I got.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gladson1976 View Post
I guess you will have to change the card backs here

DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1.JPG
DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1X21.JPG
DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1X22.JPG
DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1X23.JPG
DATA\SHEETS\HIGHLIGHTSHEET1X24.JPG

I think this is where all the card and card back images are stored.

Imma take another look...
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