Believe me, I've tried those programs. For games like Future Wars, they either provide an external loader program or they patch the original executable, none of which are useful through ScummVM. This is why I was looking for as much info on hardpatching data files as possible. Neverlock et al similarly provide only a loader for Cruise, but it's been confirmed you can patch one of the game's data files to get past the protection and it'll work under ScummVM.
See what I'm getting at?