WHAT IS THIS?
This is the eighth set of my NewIcon images for your Workbench. These all use
the standard NewIcon palette, so they won't allocate any extra pens from your
Workbench if you are already using NewIcons. The entire AESicons series is
well over 700 icons!!!
IMPORTANT! If you are not running NewIcons, these will only look like little
squares and you won't see any cool icons. Read the documentation to find out
how to install them.
WHAT'S NEW IN THIS VERSION?
Included are over170 (!) images not found in the original NewIcons archive,
NewIconsXtra set, or my previous 7 AESicons archives. Most are totally
original, and a few are adapted from parts of Roger McVey's work and other
The emphasis of this archive is on ToolManager Docks. If you didn't know
already, NewIcons works with Toolmanager, so you can have those nifty looking
NewIcon images as DockIcons. I've used the standard 36 x 40 size for the
DockIcons, so you can use them as regular icons if you like also. :)
There are also plenty of non-dock icons in this package as well, including
icons for all your favorite browsers, some great games (like WORMS!) and much,
With each archive, I get more and more requests for icons. I have tried my
best to fulfill all the requests so far, although there may be a few I haven't
done yet. The archive was just getting too large and I had to get a release
out there to the masses. If you don't see an icon you asked for, let me
The next archive will contain those image folders everyone is asking for. I
I hope you like this set. Keep coming with the requests!
HOW DO I INSTALL THESE TINY LITTLE SQUARES?
If you plan to use these images, you need the NewIcons Package. It's available
on Aminet (pub/aminet/util/wb/NewIconsV2.lha). If you are not running NewIcons,
you will only see little squares for the icons, and this package will be of no
use for you. To install these images, use the "copynewicon" utility to transfer
the images over to the appropriate icon. DON'T use the "creatdefaulticon"
utility. That's for creating NewIcon images for files that don't have ".info"
files attached to them. Copynewicon is safe to use on your existing icons,
because it won't mess with your default tool or your tooltypes. Also, DON'T
just copy the .info file over to your existing programs, because you won't keep
your default tool or tooltypes that way either. Like the NewIcons documentation
says, think of this collection as a catalog of "images" rather than icons, from
which you copy the image over to your other programs, rather than replacing the
whole icon itself.
NewIcons Version 3 is well on its way, and should be out sometime this summer.
There are LOTS of enhancements to the existing binaries, including a brand new
Deficons brainfile that recognizes many more filetypes, and the NewIcons
system has been greatly enhanced, with commodity support as well as an RTG
mode that won't chew up all your chip mem if you have a GFX board. There are
many more nice surprises to come with the upgrade. I've been testing the
latest version with my CV64, and it works flawlessly at the moment. Watch
this space for more info in the coming months!
HEY SOFTWARE AUTHORS!
For you software authors out there, how about putting some NewIcon images in
with your programs? For those not using NewIcons, they don't see them anyway,
and it saves me the trouble of having to deal with deleting those purple MWB
icons and me having to make new images for your software. You can easily make
them from DPaint IFF brushes. If you're not an icon artist, send me some
mail, and perhaps I can make something for you.
Regardless of whether you prefer MWB or NewIcon images (or neither!), it's
important to remember that the NewIcons system works with any style of image,
and gives you the benefit of not having to worry about what your palette is
set to in preferences. The images will auto-remap to the appropriate color.
Personally, I prefer the NewIcons style, but you can use NewIcons to adapt
your icons to any style you like.
Thanks go out to Nicola Salmoria for his great programming work, and Roger
McVey for his talented artistry.
This set is freely distributable, and the individual icons may be used or
modified as you please. If you pass on the package to others, please keep the
archive intact with its documentation. The authors of the programs for which
these icons were designed have my permission to add them to their program
archives; please let me know if you do. Email gives me incentive to keep this
little (?!) series going, so let's hear from you.
These icons were created with DeluxePaint IV AGA, NED (Newicons EDitor, Roger
McVey's NewIcon editor - still in beta form) and NewIcon2brush. Final
formatting was done with killoldicon by Michael Barsoom, and my batch NewIcon
processing script, Brush2NewIcon (which I may upload to Aminet someday if I
make it more user friendly).
Feedback is always appreciated. If you use these icons, and love (or hate)
them, send me some e-mail and let me know. If you have a particular request
for an icon, I'm usually pretty accommodating.
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Seattle, Washington 98112