crayzee's patcher help
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First look
  First time you launch the program, it will show you an about window. You can turn this off in the
  In the main window there are some buttons and edit boxes. Two buttons on the left and edit boxes on the rigth are used to enter filenames to work with. The large button is used to perform an action, depending on the actual mode. The mode can be chosen in the menu. You can also do everything using the menu instead of the buttons if you wish.

Generate patch script mode
  This mode is used to compare two files and write the differences to a patch script file or a stand-alone minipatcher, respectively.
The best way to explain this is an example:   Any configuration settings that apply to patching (use patch script mode) will automatically be saved to and used by any created .exe minipatcher.
  If some of the files cannot be read, a retry-cancel message will appear. If the patch script file cannot be written, a message asking you to enter a new file name will appear. If the compared files are so different that the patch script file would be bigger than the original file you will be asked if you really want it (you can turn this question off in the
  Warning: Choosing an already existing minipatcher/patch script file to save to and wanting to overwrite it means you don't want the existing file no matter what happens! If the comparison is not successful (e.g. the files had no differences) the minipatcher/patch script file will be deleted.

Use patch script mode
  This mode is used to patch a file if you have a .pth patch script file you got somewhere (you could have downloaded it
right here) and the original (old) file. You can use this mode also with your .exe minipatcher files if their program part seems to be corrupted or not working as you'd like it.
  Again an example:   If there are any problems during the process messages will be shown asking if you want to continue. If you don't want these to appear, turn them off in the configuration.
  Warning: Choosing a file which already exists and wanting to overwrite it means you are directly asking to wipe out the existing file! If the patching is not successful (e.g. the crc is bad), this patched file will be deleted.

  You can access the configuration window through the menu (options-configuration).
There are 3 buttons: and the following configuration tabs:

Command line
  The patcher works in GUI only, but anyway, it supports the command line, too. The "explorer .pth file association" is based on the command line capability.
The command line usage is: where <mode> can be:
g - generate patch script file; then <file1> is the original (old) file
<file2> is the changed (new) file
<file3> is the patch script file to generate
u - use the patch script file; then <file1> is the patch script/minipatcher file to use
<file2> is the original (old) file
<file3> is the patched (new) file to create
If you do not enter any <file?> you will have to do so in GUI.
  The command line does not support generating a minipatcher automatically - this means it won't make a minipatcher if you enter an .exe file as the <file3>. If you want a minipatcher using command line enter the <file1> and <file2> ONLY, then choose a minipatcher in the file type and enter a desired file name.


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page created 05/08/1999
last update 07/30/2000

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