[NTLK] [OT] Extracting icons from Mac OS 9 applications

Donald Wilson donald at donaldwilson.info
Mon Apr 25 10:04:41 PDT 2022

You could use ResEdit to extract the icon, and save it into a diff app.

~Donald Wilson

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On 4/25/22 11:09 AM, Vladislav Korotnev wrote:
> Hello list, hope everyone's been well these days
> I've got some spare time on my hands and decided to go ahead with improving my old Mac OS
> 9 theme for Xfce4 (GTK 2).
> However Mac OS 9 icons are pretty scarce online and don't really cover all the needs for
> a complete theme.
> Installing an emulated OS would be the easiest way to get all the icons I might need, but
> exporting files into the Linux host might only be possible via a shared folder, which
> creates AppleDouble (file and ._file pairs) entries.
> In the ._file part I assume it will be a simple RSRC fork, however I haven't been able to
> find any tool that can read them under Linux.
> Does anyone know of any tool that could do the trick?
> (Or, as a different approach, export the icons from a file into a set of PNGs within
> MacOS 9)
> Best regards,
> Vladislav
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