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What Program would I use to edit this??
« on: June 30, 2005, 05:53:59 am »

What program would I use to edit ur-quan?? I've heard many say it's possible. so I'd like to give it some minor adjustments.
what program would I use, and where to get it??

thanx in advance, Kamain
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Re: What Program would I use to edit this??
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2005, 07:28:14 am »

Edit what? To change anything in the executable (uqm.exe) you'll have to get the source code and recompile.

Modifications to the content files are easier.
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Re: What Program would I use to edit this??
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2005, 10:38:38 pm »

If you want to edit the source files you can use any C compiler.

I am currently trying to use Borland C++ builder 6.
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Re: What Program would I use to edit this??
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2005, 05:38:16 am »

No need to have a compiler to edit the C files, a text editor can do the same. An IDE might make it easier, but it's not neccessary.

It's probably not a good idea to start reccomending the borland c compiler until you've actually got it working yourself, or recieved confirmation from a third party that it is capable of building uqm.

I know for a fact that MSVC++ 7 can compile uqm, and I think the snapshot builds are made with GCC (plus a small shell script to automate the process) so either of those will definitely work.
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Re: What Program would I use to edit this??
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2005, 04:27:57 am »

well what I had in mind was editing the exe.. and I just wanted to edit some basic planetary details, and maybe mod the weapons..
so as long as the program is free, or shareware....
(I'll look into the programs mentioned thus far)

so any thoughts on something easy and free?


(btw thanx to the guys that mentioned the other programs)
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Re: What Program would I use to edit this??
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2005, 12:51:11 pm »

GCC is a GNU command-line compiler. The Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit 2003 is another free compiler, which is also operated via the command line, contrary to what you would assume from the name.

The GNU Dev-C++ IDE also has a compiler with a GUI, I think it might just be GCC or something though. For what it's worth, I was ablt to compile UQM's aiff2raw tool without any problems with Dev-C++, whereas GCC kept coughing up garbage. Probably because I'm inept at using GCC in the first place.:-/

Also, I've heard that the free-for-now Visual C++ .NET 2005 Beta is in a workable state, but I've never tried it myself.
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Re: What Program would I use to edit this??
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2005, 06:54:52 pm »

thanx Halleck Cool

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Re: What Program would I use to edit this??
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2005, 03:17:36 am »

Heh.. don't waste your sacrifices on me. Now's about time to start praying to the twin gods, Compiler and Linker.  Grin
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