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My desktop icon is Crappy

Postby Psykedelius » 16 Jan 2012, 10:21

Hi,

Using the authoring tools, i have exported my application with NSIS Installer type.
The install.exe icon is ok, when installed, the uninstall icon is ok, but the application and desktop icon looks crapy (like a 16*16 resolution icon).
I can't figure why.

When i export as NSIS application, icons are ok but i can't save and load environnement vars in my application (that's why i used the NSIS Installer).

Any ideas ?
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Re: My desktop icon is Crappy

Postby makkar » 16 Feb 2012, 12:53

Mine is not crappy. My icon isn't shown at all with the NSIS Installer. I mean there is an icon, but not mine, probably some default NSIS icon.

When I try to check the desktop icon after installing, Windows says the exe doesn't contain any icon.

Maybe the UAT installer output is buggy?
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Re: My desktop icon is Crappy

Postby broozar » 07 Mar 2012, 22:46

make sure your icon is 48x48 or your icon library (you can store several icon images in one ico file) has at least one icon with that size.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms997636.aspx

i like aicon http://www.towofu.net/soft/e-aicon.php - it loads my png files nicely and stores em all in one file.
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Re: My desktop icon is Crappy

Postby makkar » 08 Mar 2012, 09:32

My icons do have 48x48 size. They have transparency.

And also the 256x256 size is included, maybe that's the problem.

Thanks for the links!
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