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How to modify *.exe files

How to modify *.exe files



learn how to alter *.exe files, in five straightforward steps:

1) do not try and modify a prog by redaction his supply in an exceedingly dissasembler.Why?

Cause that's for programmers and assembly experts only.
try to read it in hex you will only get heaps of crap you do not perceive.

First off, you need Resource Hacker(last version). It's a resource editor-
very straightforward to use, You can download it at h**p://www.users.on.net/johnson/resourcehacker/

2) Unzip the archive, and run ResHacker.exe. You can check out the help file too


3) you'll see that the interface is easy and clean.

Go to the menu FileOpen or press Ctrl+O to open a file.
Browse your thanks to the file you'd wish to edit.
You can edit *.exe, *.dll, *.ocx, *.scr and *.cpl files, but this tutorial is to teach you how to edit *.exe files, so open one.

4) In the left side of the screen a list of sections will appear.

The most common sections are
-String table;
-RCData;
-Dialog;
-Cursor group;
-Bitmap;
-WAV.
*Icon: You can wiew and change the icon(s) of the program by double-clicking the icon section,chossing the icon, right-clicking on it an pressing "replace resource".
After that you'll be able to select the icon you would like to switch the initial with.

*String table: a bunch of crap, useful sometimes, basic programming knowladge needed.
*RCData: Here the real hacking begins. Modify window titles, buttons, text, and lots more!
*Dialog:Here you'll be able to modify the messages or dialogs that seem in an exceedingly program.
Don't forget to press "Compile" when you're done!
*Cursor group: modification the mouse cursors employed in the program a bit like you'd modification the icon.

*Bitmap: read or modification pictures within the programs easy!

*WAV:Change the sounds in the prog. with your own.


5) within the RCData,Dialog,Menu and String table sections you'll be able to do loads of changes.
You can modify or translate the text modification links, modification buttons, etc.

TIP: to alter a window title, search for something like: CAPTION "edit this".

TIP: in any case operations press the "Compile Script" button, and when you're done editing save, your work @ FileSave(Save as).

TIP: When you save a file,the original file will be backed up by default and renamed to Name_original and the saved file will have the normal name of the changed prog.
TIP: typically you'll get a message like: "This program encompasses a non-standard resource layout... it's most likely been compressed with Associate in Nursing .EXE mechanical device." meaning that Resource Hacker cannot
modify it because of it's structure.

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