From: Eagle River, Alaska
Hi Ya Nick, glad to see your still around, we had great times with your HPS TOP and Panthers mods too long ago now.. Weren`t they great Games ??
Hey Rich that was a LONG time ago, although I am still working with HPS and the new Tigers on the Prowl is in the works - but I digress.
It is not that easy with BoB/BtR. It is not a clean programming with editable lists in some aspects....too much is hardcoded.
There were some early editors (by harley a few years back.....but you most often ended with a messed up game)
Yeah I'm familiar with the limitations and dangers having done editors for many of Gary's games (USAAF, Steel Panthers, Pacific War, West Front, Carrier Strike, BTR -a pilot editor, War in the Pacific) but that never seemed to be much of an issue since the users know what they are "risking" ie nothing other than a game which can be quickly brought back to normal using a few backup files.
I didn't release the Pacific War editor because I knew there would be hell to pay for allowing people to change savegame files which allows for "cheating". Since I suspect a similar situation with this game, the only thing I could do was look at the .dat files. I am not not sure how Matrix feels about this. Might consider it "reverse-engineering" which is a no-no. As an aside, back in the early-mid 90's when I was hexediting Red Baron, Aces of the Pacific, Aces over Europe it was called "hacking". Now that term has a much more sinister connotation!