From: metro Chicago, Illinois, USA
Thank you gentlemen for all your hard work. Your dedication to this game is remarkable, to say the least. And now I'm hoping you'll be able to solve my problem with the no-encryption extension.
I just updated to 2.0 over a fresh 1.0 installation. From the East Front folder in the main directory, I sent shortcuts to the desktop of all the .exe files. Then opened the properties tab on each and added the -X. These are the paths for each exe. shortcut:
"C:\Matrix Games\John Tiller's Campaign Series\East Front\East Front.exe" -X
"C:\Matrix Games\John Tiller's Campaign Series\East Front\ef.exe" -X
"C:\Matrix Games\John Tiller's Campaign Series\East Front\efedit.exe" -X
"C:\Matrix Games\John Tiller's Campaign Series\East Front\efmap.exe" -X
"C:\Matrix Games\John Tiller's Campaign Series\East Front\eforg.exe" -X
Testing by altering the SP value of a unit in an .oob file, I've been unable to effect a change in the eforg.exe or the efedit.exe. I CAN change the value in the encrypted .obx file and get the expected result. I think I must be doing something wrong with the extensions. If it helps, I was trying to change the SP value of the first unit in platoon26.oob. Any ideas what I've done wrong?
Thanks for your time
No, the -X NoEncryption option only applies to the second of your shortcuts, for ef.exe. The others are totally unnecessary.
(BTW, you might want to add -W, to run the game engine windowed.)
You then start ef.exe directly (but with the -X option) by, in Windows Explorer, double clicking on that shortcut.
Yes, you bypass the frontend etc., but that's WAD.