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MeshGearFox

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Windows GUI text hacking.
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:43:43 pm »
Got Lunatic Dawn: Passage of the Book on steam and poked around the main executable with a hex editor to see if I could glue some English to it.

1. Window titles are stored in plain SHIFT-JIS encoded strings.

2. Button labels and the contents of dropdown menus are not showing up in the hex editor anywhere. I don't see any external data files for text, though, and these are generic Windows GUI elements which I don't think usually draw from outside data anyway.

So yeah, is the button label/dropdown text encrypted/compressed or something, and if so, any idea on how I could actually modify it?

For what it's worth, I'm thinking this was probably written in C or C++ -- it predates .NET's wider adoption.

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Re: Windows GUI text hacking.
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 10:30:58 pm »
Try this.

Load the EXE into it and you can edit the GUI.
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Re: Windows GUI text hacking.
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 12:00:44 am »
That worked perfectly. Thank you *so* much.