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Modding the game to change stuff like PRTs Wed, 10 February 2016 15:07 Go to next message
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Does anyone know how to do it? Starsed doesnt have that functionality...

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Re: Modding the game to change stuff like PRTs Thu, 11 February 2016 05:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi!
There's only the hex-edit of the Stars!.exe file. And the tools for that (16-bit code!) are for a long time outdated and mostly unavailable.

BTW user PricklyPea did quite some of such modding and he's still visiting this forum. You could get some advice from him.

BR, Iztok


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Re: Modding the game to change stuff like PRTs Fri, 12 February 2016 11:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, ive sent him a PM a few days ago and just sent him an email through the forum.

If its hex editing, wouldnt any hex editor work? Ive modded master of magic using a hex edtior, although the hard part is finding the addresses. Has anyone here tried to do that?

Edit : What about editing the AI race files to lower their hab range? Is that possible?


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Re: Modding the game to change stuff like PRTs Mon, 15 February 2016 07:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi. Your email went to spam.

I saw your message, but unfortunately can only log in on this forum from one specific computer.

Yes, it is possible to modify races. You need to know x86 assembly. I used the IDA disassembler (free version) to disassemble the EXE and reverse engineer the code. Unfortunately, I lost my IDA database, so can't really help.

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Re: Modding the game to change stuff like PRTs Wed, 17 February 2016 16:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hex editing the EXE doesnt allow you to do anything?

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Re: Modding the game to change stuff like PRTs Tue, 15 March 2016 15:18 Go to previous message
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Not what you want it to do. If you want to edit the AI race parameters you can do stuff like that in the game files, hst, xy, and m iirc.

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