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Resouce Hacker 4.0 adds *.RES file creation

02 May 2015, Mike Williams

Resource HackerIt’s been more than three years since the last update, but Angus Johnson has just announced the latest release of his classic freeware tool Resource Hacker 4.0.

The program is designed to view, modify, or save resources from Windows executables (*.exe, *.dll, *.cpl, *.ocx etc) and Windows resource files (*.res).

The download doesn’t contain a changelog, but blogger Vishal Gupta reports that the program now does a much better job of displaying images, in particular 32-bit bitmaps.

Resource Hacker

View, modify and save icons, bitmaps, dialogs and more

Developers will appreciate its new ability to create *.res files from scratch with whatever resources they need: icons, bitmaps, string tables, manifest and version data, and more.

Plus there’s the usual selection of minor tweaks and cosmetic upgrades.

It’s not the most substantial of updates, but we’re very happy to see the project is still alive, and if you need to manipulate resources then Resource Hacker 4.0 remains an essential tool. Go grab your copy now.

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