No, there is no speed hit. It really makes no difference.
Originally Posted by Uno3whO
Wow, excellent work!!! Have you noticed any speed issues with doing this hack to the images?
Can you replace to a larger icons for the buttons?
I am more interest in replace/enlarge that "menu" button.
For sure, other folks also interest in making it more user friendly. Procedure? icons/dialoge name/number so they can mod the exe themself cuz distribuiting the exe is "illegal" right?
I can modify up a copy of igpatcher to distribute this.Originally Posted by MatrixPC
JIT: When you are done with the exe message me. However, what version are you doing this on? If it is 2.0 the 2.0 exe is not compatable with the 2.1.x maps, so you may need to help me in making a 2.1.1 exe to distribute as well.
I built it based on version: 2.1.2NA
There is no way on earth I will be able to apply all the images, and changes to dialog buttons etc. all over again to another version! We're talking at least 5 hours of manual work!!!!
Folks with 2.1.2NA are in luck, other will have to live without it. Sorry guys
Originally Posted by PURDooM
Absolutely yes, I will be replacing the images on the main menu buttons, with images that will cover the entire button. I already tested this, and yes it is definitely possible. Planned on doing that today.Originally Posted by MatrixPC
The MENU button can be made as large as you want, however the underlying 'clickable area' does not scale -- it is hardcoded unlike most of the other buttons.
Well not enough people use 2.0 for it to be important, but I can patch versions 2.1, 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 to your build. I think thats alright... isn't it?Originally Posted by justintime
I guess it would make more legal sense to allow downgrading then upgrading.
so it wont work for 2.1NA ??Originally Posted by justintime
Originally Posted by PURDooM
If we create a patch for 2.1.2NA, I don't think it can be applied to 2.1 or 2.1.1. Or can it?!
I can't see how we are going to get around having to modify each version manually prior to generating a patch.
Alright, this is just a bunch of brainstorming and is all over the place, so stick with meOriginally Posted by justintime
It can. They would just be running a 2.1.2 exe with the 2.1 data files (which works fine.) The only question I have is if this is ethical. I mean they would need to buy iguidance to use the program anyway, right?
Let me clarify: I just feed my bdiff program an input file and an output file and it makes a third file to show what the differences between the two are. So if i fed it iguidance 2.1 as the input and JIT's 2.1.2 as output then anyone could use the patch to turn their 2.1 exe into a 2.1.2 exe (but only if they had 2.1).
However the point of the diff files was they would only contain changes that us the community made and no iguidance code. The 2.1 to 2.1.2 diff would contain the code for 2.1.2 that 2.1 lacks.
So you see... I'm not sure if its a good idea. Downgrading is fine, but free public upgrades is probably shunned upon.
JIT you should message me on how you are making these changes so I can make a 2.1 exe with all the changes you have. Is there any way to export all the resources for a program and input them into another program?