Access your new icons|
To use the icons you can find on this site you will need to transfer them to the icon resource file used by your replacement desktop. This file will most likely be found in the directory where your desktop is run from and will probably be called ICONS.RSC or something similiar. To transfer the icons between the downloaded RSC-file and the one used by the desktop you will need a resource editor that is capable of handling colour icons.
One of the best programs available for doing this is ResourceMaster which has been written by Armin Diedering. This shareware version is somewhat restricted as it won't allow you to edit and save icons. However, if all you want to do is set up the icons for use with Thing, Jinnee or another desktop replacement you will find that this program allow you to fix this with ease. Just remember to register the program if you continue to use it on a regular basis! [Download]
Convert from Windows to Atari format (ICO/DLL->RSC)
Edit icons assignments
When you have saved the new icon resource file you will need to assign the new icons to certain files, file types or directorys. This is either achived through the desktop itself or a stand-alone program, as THINGICN for Thing.
The resource files containing the icons can not save any information about the colour palette. Therefore icons are depending on a certain palette to view properly. 99% of the icons in the library are made for the system palette used by CAB. It seems like it is the closest thing to a standard we will get these days.
Note: I believe that all files for download on this page are freeware or shareware and thus free to distribute. If you think that any of the programs aren´t then please get in touch with me and I´ll remove it.
Joakim Högberg (firstname.lastname@example.org)