Will IconPackager ever be updated to Windows 8 or even any 64 bit version Windows?
I had to add and change multiple keys in the registry in order to get my icons working, as well as change out a few icons in both imageres.DLLs, but will IconPackager ever work as it should?
I would like to know before renewing my ObjectDesktop subscription since I would like everything to work as it should.
The program hasn't even seen an update in over a year.
The short answer is no... per posts above, this has been an issue for over 5 years, beginning with Win 7 x64.
I've thought about cancelling mine as well, however IconPackager isn't the only program you get in the subscription. If you use other programs that are win 8/8.1 compatible (most programs in the subscription are) like WindowBlinds, Start8, ModernMix, Decor8, WindowsFX, etc. then I would recommend going through the programs you do use and pricing them both as individual purchases and as a subscription purchase. Whichever one is cheaper is the solution I would go with.
My guess, and I could be wrong, is that Stardock is not a large company... and for whatever reason have chosen, to my dislike and irritation as well as others, to not give their programs the simple capabilities of reskinning system live folders. Windows 8 Manager from Yamicsoft allows you to point and click to change numerous windows skinned icons, however it only gives you two options for live folders (Desktop and Download folders).
While you can edit system dll files, the downside is they will more likely than not fail the component store check (sfc /scannow and dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth) registering as corrupted system files. If they do register as corrupted, both sfc and dism will replace the files, thereby losing all custom changes made. Due to the fact you will need to run sfc and dism restore health commands at some point (I'd recommend no less than once a month, as I do mine once a week), it simply isn't worth it unless you make a copy of the dll's you edited and replace them manually after every sfc and dism scan.