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Free Resource Compilers and Extractors

GoRC.exe
A free resource compiler, which produces RES files from RC files, or OBJ files from RC or RES files, together with documentation.

Resource Extractor
A freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems.

Icon Suite Version 2.1.8
A fully featured Icon Editor capable of creating Icon(.ico) and Cursor(.cur) files containing icons of different sizes (16x16, 32x32, 48x48) and color depths (2, 16, 256, True Color). Released as Freeware.

PixelToolbox
PixelToolbox is a solution for designing desktop graphics for Windows. Create, edit, and apply 1-bit patterns, wallpaper tiles, icons, and cursors - all from a single integrated environment. PixelToolbox offers the standard set of painting tools along with a few filters and features not found in other software. The unique interface, tools, and workflow were engineered to maximize your creative potential.