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    Default Reading and editing a .dat file

    I am trying to view and edit the code here but all I see is jiberish. Anyone know how I can translate this into meaningful info?

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    Default Re: Reading and editing a .dat file

    You have to use whatever programme created the DAT file. a .DAT could be anything.

    I cant figure from that site what it is either. Is it some kind of game save? If so youll need the game save editor.

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    Ah, I see. I had a hunch I had to use the SDK from Apple. I'm trying to hack Star Defense
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    I can't believe I cant edit apps unless I have a Mac. Wow. Apple is worse than MS.
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    Heh,

    So no one has made a open windows/linux editor?
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    Salam,

    Ya, the file seems to be a random series, except of course the ASCII stuff at the very end. There's no discernible header, no telltale sequence I could find, and so on. It seems to be a proprietary file. The only thing I can deduce is it's not packed/compressed, meaning you can use any hex editor you want.
    Quote Originally Posted by aamantubillah View Post
    I can't believe I cant edit apps unless I have a Mac. Wow. Apple is worse than MS.
    Applications are executable files. Depending on what you want to do, you will probably need some insight into assembly to do a successful hack of any executable on any machine. A MacIntosh is no different from a PC in that respect.

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    Nerds....
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    God does not give them courage." - Bulleh Shah

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    Salam,

    I know. They'll never amount to anything.

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    Salam Ratatosk

    Quote Originally Posted by Ratatosk View Post
    Salam,

    I know. They'll never amount to anything.

    Regards,


    Salam

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    lol, you guys are so silly

    Does anyone know how effective it is to partition and install a mac os on a machine running vista? That way I can get the SDK (and have Mac OS!!). The onyl other way is running an emulator which might produce more problems than results...methinks
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    Default Re: Reading and editing a .dat file

    Salam,

    The other way 'round is way easier. Installing a virtual PC environment on a Macintosh is a breeze. Boot Camp™ or Parallells Desktop™ do exactly that; they emulate a x86 environment on a Mac. I know that is not what you want, so I won't fail to mention the recommended way is to install a Linux system, and then emulate both the PC and the Macintosh systems. (Or simply have different partitions for the systems. LILO does that, y'know.)

    I don't know any really good or even passable virtual Mac systems for the PC. You could try SoftMac, it was fairly decent back in the halcyon PowerPC days of yore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratatosk View Post
    Salam,

    I know. They'll never amount to anything.

    Regards,
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