By Evolution Interactive
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Do you need to grab assets out of a classic MacOS application or resource fork? If so, then this is the program for YOU. If you wondering what a "resource fork" is, then this is probably not the app you are looking for.
Simply drop an application or resource file onto rezycle and it will extract all of the resources for you and place them into a folder next to the original file. But wait, thats not all! It will not only extract the old stuff for you, but it will also convert it into fabulous modern formats! Have some old 'snd ' resources? BANG! Now you have some spiffy new AIFF files! Old icons and cursors? BANG! Transformed into lovely png files! As a special bonus, anything rezycle can't convert will be exported as binary files for you to attack with your favorite hex editor!
Rezycle currently decodes the following resource types: ICN#, icl8, icl4, ics#, ics8, ics4, icm#, icm8, icm4, ICON, SICN, cicn, icns, TEXT, STR, STR#, PICT, clut, pltt, CURS and crsr. All others are extracted as individual binary files.
If you find that rezycle doesn't convert a resource type that you need or are having issues with a conversion, please take the time to hit the support button to the right and get in touch with me via the contact form on my website. THANKS!
What's New in Version 1.5.5
Added the ability to specify a text encoding for the source resource file. This will help rezycle convert 'TEXT', 'STR ' and 'STR#' resources to unicode properly. Currently supports Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek and Cyrillic.
Does What I Needed
Did exactly what I needed: to extract the resources from an ol application. So it doesn’t have a flashy UI .. who cares? The app works.
Converts PICTs to PNGs just as it says.
I am converting Richard Dawkins’ classic Blind Watchmaker Suite of programs from Mac Classic up to Carbon (and in the near future, up to Cocoa and iOS, using FreePascal and Lazarus.) This product (Rezycle) allowed me to extract hand-drawn PICT resources as PNG files. The process doubtless rasterizes the images as PICTs are vector graphics and PNGs are bitmap images, but that’s good enough for me. After slaving through ResEdit, Rez, DeRez, XCode Interface Builder, and other obsolete RSRC file manipulators, Rezycle came through for me. Notes: original RSRC files were in a classic Stuffit file (.sit), which I unpacked on OS X Yosemite using Stuffit Expander, then dragged-and-dropped the resources files one by one onto Rezycle.
On behalf of myself and Dawkins, Thanks for developing this incredible application, a very important project would dead in the water without it.
Fantastic if Clunky
I would pay ten times more for this app. All I needed was the pics and snds from an old kids game of mine, Catchmouse. First time I ran it, it got the pics but crashed working on some file I did not need. When it crashed again I quit every other program (Yosemite 10.10.3) then had a brainstorm. I went to my old mac and the metrowerks files. Opened the .rsrc file for the game and deleted every resource except the snd and pic file. Rezycle worked great with the two files. It convered the pics to pngs. To do that myself I’d have to save in claris, then transfer via disk. Then use GraphicConverter to convert from pic because photoshop doesn’t do pics. And the sounds are now aif. This program saved me a ton of time.