The title speaks for itself ;)
This new version of the UPX addin has a new name: "EXE Packer AddIn v2.00". The full source is included.
I'll be making a tiny update soon, to support WinAsm new CURRENTPROJECTINFO structure (I'm currently getting the project type directly from the .wap file).
I also have some other updates in mind, but none in the near future.
Tell me what you think so far! :)

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Posted on 2004-02-17 13:38:05 by QvasiModo
Hi QvasiModo,

I don't know what i did wrong, but even after rebuild the project i cannot see the packer in my addin list :(
Got WinASM & XP pro....

Any idea ?
Posted on 2004-02-18 05:18:25 by PhoBos

Same problem here. I 've already PM'ed Qvasimodo. Let's wait for him :grin:

Posted on 2004-02-18 05:20:33 by akyprian
Hi, PhoBos and akyprian. Thanks for the feedback :)


I don't have XP to test it, but my first guess is it has something to do with the manifest file. Please try removing it and rebuilding, to see what happens.
Also I don't know what the error code 0x36B1 means (the winerr addin shows no string for that one).
Sorry I can't be of more help... :(
Posted on 2004-02-18 13:40:10 by QvasiModo
New upload on top.

- Changed the manifest script, let's see how XP chews this one.
- Small bugfix: now the "Pack" item at the "Make" menu is grayed when no project is loaded.

Pls tell me if it works now :)
Posted on 2004-02-18 16:33:17 by QvasiModo
' Morning :)

Well QvasiModo, i'm afraid it's not working here :(
Same prb than before....

Posted on 2004-02-19 02:29:41 by PhoBos

It doesn't work for me either.

From winerr addin:
0x36B1=This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.


Posted on 2004-02-20 00:18:31 by akyprian
The error description seems to confirm the problem is in the manifest. Both because Win98 doesn't have that error description, and I had some bug reports for the AddManifest addin for RadAsm about some people getting that error when running programs with buggy manifests. The problem is, this time I don't know what I've done wrong with the script... :confused:

Please try to remove the manifest altogether, to see what happens... :(
Posted on 2004-02-20 11:27:52 by QvasiModo
After trying everything, even ripping the manifest from an existing addin to check out it's manifest, I turned to the most obvious course of action: to open the xml file in IE. If it can read xml files, it can certainly check their syntax.

This was the problem: since I couldn't add the manifest directly as a string in the script, I copied and pasted it from an existing rc into an xml file. But I forgot to remove the extra double quotes! No wonder it wasn't working...

Anyway, I've updated the attachment with the new version ( It has some minor changes in the GUI, but the most important change is the addition of "Profiles". That way you can keep predefined settings for different packers. I thought it would be useful if you want to try several of them, to see which one gives you the better compression rate.

Let's see how well it does now :)
Posted on 2004-02-21 17:47:04 by QvasiModo

While trying to figure out what was wrong with the addin, I compared my xml script with the one I found in the WABuildEX.dll addin. They turned out to be identical, which only contributed to my confusion :grin:

I'm wondering if that addin doesn't have a problem with XP styles too... :confused:

Here's my corrected version, using ResHacker:
Posted on 2004-02-21 17:49:52 by QvasiModo
Hi Qvasimodo,

I am glad you (probably) solved the problem. The earliest I can test it is on Wednesday. Sorry!


Posted on 2004-02-23 09:16:40 by akyprian
Hi again,

Unfortunately there was a problem in your xml file. I used my own xml and everything is OK. Also there was a problem with your GetOpenFileName Filter string that I fixed. Here is the working version (with your source modified).

Regards and thanks for this useful Add-In,


Shall I upload to my site?
Posted on 2004-02-25 02:53:02 by akyprian
Sorry I didn't reply before, I've been ill this past few days and couldn't leave my bed, let alone going to a cybercafe :P

Sure, no problem, upload it whenever you want :)
I'll be checking out the new source to (finally) learn what I've done wrong with the xml.
Posted on 2004-03-01 16:40:03 by QvasiModo
Version Small bugfix and changes. :)
New upload on top.
Posted on 2004-03-08 16:19:49 by QvasiModo

Will be uploaded to my site soon.


Posted on 2004-03-09 03:55:02 by akyprian