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Pacific General executable patches

Posted: 2020-07-22 18:44, Wednesday
by AndO3131
I've succesfully decompiled Pacific General executable. If there are people interested in my findings, I've put all the files on dropbox.

Latest executable can be found here. Full changelog for this executable is here. Some of the features it introduces:
  1. Increased number of files accessible in campaign play to 48
  2. Possibility to create scenarios with up to 400 map names
  3. AI controlled forts WILL fire at naval units
  4. Access to ingame map editor in /hondarules mode
  5. Fixed prestige bug that occurs when campaign progress is saved after current scenario is completed
  6. Battle Honors for core units in campaign saved and displayed in goto unit screen

Re: Pacific General executable patches

Posted: 2020-07-23 14:14, Thursday
by Radoye
This is most interesting, thank you. Might be just what i need to get back into PacGen :)

Re: Pacific General executable patches

Posted: 2020-07-23 20:14, Thursday
by AndO3131
One more thing worth mentioning - documentation of various file formats for Pacific General.

Contains some loose thoughts about possible changes and documents PACEQUIP.EQP, TFONT1.DAT and SVG (savegame) file formats.

Re: Pacific General executable patches

Posted: 2020-07-28 17:53, Tuesday
by HexCode
AndO3131 wrote:
2020-07-22 18:44, Wednesday
I've successfully decompiled Pacific General's executable ... Latest executable ...
Did you just hex-edit the executable ? Alternatively, did you recompile the executable ?

Re: Pacific General executable patches

Posted: 2020-07-28 18:05, Tuesday
by AndO3131
Just hexedited the executable, but in the process I've been able to identify some functions and variables. If you have IDA Freeware Version 5.0, you can check Pacific General executable database I've created in the process.

Re: Pacific General executable patches

Posted: 2020-07-28 18:33, Tuesday
by HexCode
Is this a long-term project during which successive waves of additional, technical discoveries will be made and publicly communicated, including further hex-editing of the executable ?

Re: Pacific General executable patches

Posted: 2020-07-28 18:50, Tuesday
by AndO3131
It's a hobby project, so no promises :dunno

If I discover something new, I'll put it on dropbox.