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Old 08 July 2006, 14:28   #1
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Editing games?

Hi,

Is it possible to break into .dat files and alter in game data??

What program would you use??
 
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Old 08 July 2006, 14:35   #2
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Is it possible to break into .dat files and alter in game data??
Certainly.

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What program would you use??
You have to reverse-engineer the file structure and write your own editing program. This will probably be a different program for each game. If you are lucky someone wrote such a program before for the game you want to edit.
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Old 08 July 2006, 14:43   #3
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What game is it?
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Old 08 July 2006, 14:52   #4
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Championship Manager 93/94!
 
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ahh.. you'll have to do all the hardwork i'm afraid..

You might need asm knowledge (but maybe not). See if the files are compressed.. that is your first job then get a hex editor and start looking for values etc that you can change.. then check to see if it has made a difference.

What do you want to do btw?
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Change some of the names, and some of the other text that appears in game - not really any changes to the structure of the game or the way in which the game works.........
 
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can you upload the .dat file to the zone and I'll take a peek zip or rar it first tho
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Old 08 July 2006, 15:24   #8
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I only the adf files (Champ Manager disk images). It was only in Workbench i saw the dat files, when I asked Workbench to show the contents of the disk.

Some guy did make an editor before - but it only gave you a limited number of options to edit names, attributes etc (file called cmed300.lha) which I have also got.
 
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okay I will have the images.. I'll take a look later to see if they are compressed.

Maybe Galahad can helop as I think he did the whdload slave for it
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Old 08 July 2006, 15:37   #10
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Images/Editor uploaded

Thanks for your help.
 
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Bippy,

Did you have any luck??

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The files seem to be envrypted.. It is probably a simple encryption but i'm not an expert.. sorry
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Old 15 July 2006, 22:06   #13
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did no one on the Amiga side write and editor for CM93/94 is millions of them on the pc (for all the versions over the years)
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Old 05 June 2007, 13:55   #14
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*Bump*

Sorry to bump this but i thought it would be better than create a new thread.

I would really appreciate it if anyone has got any further on this, i would love to edit the names to make them current, and maybe the stadium capacities/names etc.

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Old 05 June 2007, 17:27   #15
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There is an old editor on Aminet that's been knocking around for years now - clicky.

I've never used it myself so I don't know how good it is but it's worth a go.
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I have been looking for something like this for around 10 years, lol. I have had a quick look and it looks exactly what i've been looking foir. Why didn't i search Aminet before

Thanks sooooo much Graham Humphrey
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This editor has also been mentioned in these 2 old threads

... championship manager
... Championship manager editor

In the top thread it says something about cmed240, maybe you should seek out that as well
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Thanks, will check it out.
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@seuden: no problem!

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In the top thread it says something about cmed240, maybe you should seek out that as well
It is, in fact, an earlier version of the program I linked to, so maybe not, hey
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It is, in fact, an earlier version of the program I linked to, so maybe not, hey
Definitely not then
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