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This is an effort to create an exhaustive collection of MagicWB icons for the simple reason that there are certain scattered packages of lovely MagicWB icons that are not easy to access unless you know their names precisely and search for them on AmiNET. Furthermore, some of the MagicWB icons you find are not quite uniformly standardised. For example, the icons for preferences sometimes appear with a question mark to the left of the icon and sometimes to the right. Sometimes, the preferences icons have a question mark that lights up, sometimes they do not. Some drawers are in a squashed "small" format (such as the ones used in ClassicWB), sometimes they are large.

All these issues lead to the need of a good, large and fat icon set that you can use on MagicWB whilst preserving the dimensions and style - which, by consequence also helps sorting and arranging icons so they are on the same sort row and column.

We chose only one standard out of all these variations; not because they look "better" than the others, but rather because they are more icons of the same style publicly available!

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Specification

The style we picked roughly conforms to the following specification:

  • All icons are MagicWB icons - they can, of course, be used on OS3.9 but not necessarily.
  • Large drawers (unlike ClassicWB)
    • The drawers may have an arbitrary shading as background as long as they have a picture displayed on top of the drawer.
  • Preferences have a question mark on the left side of the icon and the question mark lights-up when the icon is selected.
  • Commodities have a flat visible border on the edges of the icon.

The collection of MagicWB icons that were sorted using the following methods in order:

  1. all icons are sorted alphabetically
  2. if the icon was recognised as corresponding to an application, it was named after the application
  3. if the icon had a name, it was copied as that name
  4. if the icon had no name, then the image of that icon was conceptualised as a word or a contraction of two words
  5. if an icon already exists but looks different, then it is serialised by appending a number to the name of the icon

Also note that all the drawers 0-9, A..Z that do not contain icons have a warning sign icon on the drawer. This makes it easier to distinguish from other drawers that do contain icons.

On number 4, we would like to mention that conceptualising means attributing a word to an icon "dog", "cat", "brush", etc… And that it may happen that some of these icons correspond to an application instead. For example, a drawer with a monkey looking creature is apparently attributed to ImageFX such that we renamed the icon from "Monkey" to ImageFX.

The set we present here should not be taken as a complete collection of MagicWB icons but rather an attempt to sort icons by their size and aspect. It is also possible that, say, a commodity does not have a flat border around the edges, but it is a commodity yet it is sorted in this collection as an application.

Icons Created

Wizardry and Steamworks makes no copyright claims to the artwork in this package. Our work consists in collecting, sorting and cataloging the work of others with the following mentioned exceptions which are icons created by ourselves:

  • The Meridian preferences icon:
    • Preferences/Meridian.info
  • The PDF drawer icon:
    • Drawers/P/PDF.info
  • The main drawer icon with the [WaS] logo.

We release the aforementioned icons created by Wizardry and Steamworks to the public domain.

All Other Icons

This compilation could not have been assembled, concocted and composed if it weren't for the work of the following artists and collectors:

  • Mikhail Malyshev - icons, fixes and templates!
  • Mark Sorensen / Australia - Mark's Icons
  • Alisdair Walker / Australia - AW Icons
  • Jan-Tore Eliassen / Norway - JTEMWB Icons
  • Marcin Orlowski / Poland - Shapeshifter Icons
  • La Veglia Gionatan / Switzerland - (Icon Collector)
  • Armin C. Künstler / Germany - ACK Icons
  • Anonymous - MNT Icons
  • Torsten Hiddessen - MagicIcons
  • Tony Scott - (Icon Collector)
  • Richard Harris - FOXX Icons
  • Thomas Baetzler / Germany - MagicIcons
  • Matthias Eckardt - MWBMAC
  • Martin Rolfsmeyer / Germany - MagicGaston
  • Mark Rose / Germany - MUGicWB
  • Roman Patzner / Austria - RomIcons
  • Tom Heeren / Australia - TomIcons
  • Tobias Ferber / Germany - Tobi Icons
  • Martin Huttenloher (Partial), Osma Ahvenlampi - TauIcons
  • Karsten Böhm / Germany - Creatv-Icons
  • Aheco ten Bokkel Huinink / The Netherlands - Magical

The idea stems from a project called MagicWB Schatzkiste (MagicWB Treasurechest) which is a comprehensive collection of icons taken off an Amiga public domain CD. We adopted the idea and extended the work to include as many icons as we could find.

We would like to apologise in advance in case we omitted to name someone from whom some of these icons stem, and, if that is the case, please do drop us an e-mail so we can add you to this list. Similarly, if you want your icons removed, please contact us and we will remove them promptly. Conversely, if you are an icon creator and would like to have your icons included please drop us an e-mail and we will sort them and file them into the chest.


amiga/standardised_magicwb_icons.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/07 11:40 by office

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