Po' Smedley's Life And Brain Drippings

So I have been subscribing to ODN on a monthly basis, even though it costs more in the long run, it's what I could afford or I should say 'how' I could afford it. I have received the emails saying that the monthly sub will be discontinued as of April 2016.

My question is this : Come April, will programs that have NOT been compatible with Windows 10 be updated or not?

I am referring to 

  • SoundPackager (which I miss dearly)
  • IconPackager (Another I miss dearly especially now that there is a version of Windowblinds that I can use with Windows 10)
  • Icon Developer
  • Skin Studio

I just want to know what I'm getting for the money. I'm not trying to be sarcastic or anything, it's just that this is the first time that I can recall where so many items were behind or being left out.

I understand the demise of DesktopX. But I'm still a little touchy about the absence of Object Edit (I don't know if I'll ever understand why that was taken away. It was an insanely helpful program for a noob like me) and Icon X (which I can't believe couldn't be updated for newer versions of Windows, unless that was not the issue)

Again, not trying to sound argumentative or anything, just wondering what I am sure quite a few folks are wondering. Will these programs be ready come April, and if not, do you all have some kind of timeline of when they will be?  

There is one other thought that runs through my mind in that, if I CANNOT install these programs because they are not compatible with Win10 but are part of the ODN package, what happens in a year when they are compatible and my sub has run out? DO I get them retroactively or do I have to subscribe again? I understand the sub gets me all the updates, etc., but sometimes some of us can only afford to pay for these things when it's convenient for US, if you know what I mean.

Looking forward to your response.

Thanks, 

Po 


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on Mar 03, 2016

SkinStudio 10 is already in beta, along with WindowBlinds 10.

IconPakcager - This is something that might be updated in the future, but there is no timeline right now.

SoundPackager - No info on an update right now.

Icon Developer - No info on an update right now.


There is one other thought that runs through my mind in that, if I CANNOT install these programs because they are not compatible with Win10 but are part of the ODN package, what happens in a year when they are compatible and my sub has run out? DO I get them retroactively or do I have to subscribe again?

To get updates you would need an active subscription.

 

on Mar 03, 2016

if you are that broke, you should really think twice about spending even a single penny for desktop customization. that's irresponsible. 

on Mar 03, 2016

I'm running Windows 10, and Iconpscager works perfectly for me Po. In fact it works even better than on Windows 8.1 Like many people, I'd resigned myself to not being able to run Iconpackager on Win 10. But I read somewhere on DeviantArt that it worke on in 10 after you set the compatibilty for Win 7. I figured it was worth a shot, not really expecting it to work. But to my surprise, it workd, and now it runs exactly the way it should. Also displaying live folders properly

on Mar 03, 2016

Bears repeating from Neil:

 

DO NOT INSTALL ANY VERSION OF ICONPACKAGER ON WINDOWS 10

The older versions are not blocking install as they are not aware of Windows 10
If you uninstall your OS is liable to break!!!!

on Mar 03, 2016

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on Mar 03, 2016

moshi

if you are that broke, you should really think twice about spending even a single penny for desktop customization. that's irresponsible. 

Really?!?! Without even knowing ANYTHING about me and my situation except for a couple paragraphs?!?!? REALLY?!?!?! If you're THAT ignorant, you shouldn't be commenting on ANY persons financial situation or how they should manage their funds. Walk a mile in my shoes first and then let me beat you upside the head with them. WHO the fuck do you think you are, my mother? Cause even she wouldn't presume to go where you went. 

For fucks sake, I knew their was more than one reason I started lurking instead of posting.


ID, thanks for the info and a BS free answer.

on Mar 04, 2016

sure. it's your life after all, so keep doing what you do if this is your path to happiness. seems to work great for you.

on Mar 04, 2016

moshi

sure. it's your life after all, so keep doing what you do if this is your path to happiness. seems to work great for you.

Now see, there you go again, assuming you know me or enough about me to offer more personal advice. You have your head so far up your own ass that you think your shit smells so much better than anybody else's, you can just run around being presumptuous and get away with it cause you are in such deep denial about your superiority complex.

There used to be a button or a way a person could fix it so that he didn't have to see comments from specific fucktards in his thread. Until I can find it, I would greatly, deeply, and most profoundly appreciate it if you didn't comment in my threads and I will do you the courtesy of ignoring any thread you deem to start.

Now, I know it'll be killing you, so I will gladly give you the last word on this, just to avoid your already swollen head from exploding should you attempt NOT to get the last word in.

and btw....my path to happiness may not be fanfuckingtastic, but I get some satisfaction knowing that it is paved with the corpses of pretenders such as you.

on Mar 04, 2016

PoSmedley

There used to be a button or a way a person could fix it so that he didn't have to see comments from specific fucktards in his thread.

Gotta do it from the Joe User site.

on Mar 04, 2016

RedneckDude

Gotta do it from the Joe User site.

Thank you.  

on Mar 04, 2016

Man does not live on bread alone. In the worst of times, we all need something that helps us take our heads out of our misery, even if it's just for a short while - so we can recharge batteries and find the strength to keep going.

You should know that, Moshi.

on Mar 04, 2016

JcRabbit

Man does not live on bread alone. In the worst of times, we all need something that helps us take our heads out of our misery, even if it's just for a short while - so we can recharge batteries and find the strength to keep going.

You should know that, Moshi.

Yeah, absolutely!  Sometimes an inexpensive distraction is the best way to step aside for a bit before taking stock and re-evaluating things

on Mar 04, 2016

Life is like the proverbial box of chocolates. When you get started you never know what it will throw at you. You change what you can, leave alone what you can't and the rest...you don't worry about. Its knowing the difference between them that's hard. You do what you have to because its for you (meaning family et al) and no one else. Been there...done that.   

on Mar 04, 2016

JcRabbit

Man does not live on bread alone. In the worst of times, we all need something that helps us take our heads out of our misery, even if it's just for a short while - so we can recharge batteries and find the strength to keep going.

That. 

on Mar 04, 2016

Hi, I am running win 10 and you can use the custom icons, but you have to do it one folder at a time. I am using my fave packages and mixing them up  . also, when i did the initial upgrade from win 8.1, I had start 8 installed and it also worked fine, but i like the win 10 design, so I uninstalled it. Also i use fences like religiously, and that also works. Window Blinds 8 also was working, but with limitaions. The only icons you cant change in 8 or 10, is the system library icons. which isnt cool

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