So many people think that programs like Resource Tuner and Resource Hacker are powerful, well they are cool but not so powerful, in some instances these are helpful but in other instances they are not! What if we have a program without any resources? Read this guide any edit it
You might use this for example if you made a program and made a spelling mistake and perhaps you lost the source or so! well it's a funny thing to do! just don't go overboard!
First of all we will need a Hex-Editor I recommend you to use this:-
Freeware Hex Editor XVI32
Its Freeware and it's powerful
Then in this tutorial we will use a simple Application I made so we can experiment with it in this tutorial, it's attached at the end of this tutorial, download it and extract it. Here is a snapshot:-
If you don't trust this application scan it with Online malware scan you will not find any viruses, ok now after that you checked it etc let's start.
First of I will show you that in this case neither ResHacker nor Resource Tuner can do anything see these snapshots all they find are the icons and Version information, so that is a proof that with them we can't edit that!
So what we do? we go more low level and do hex-editing
Fire up XVI32 then File > Open and open up our application
Now you are like.. "huh? What is this? I can't understand" well don't worry! now here we will change the Caption of the Program and the Text in the Program so, in XVI32 press CTRL+F and select "Text String" and write EXACTLY the phrase you will need to find its case sensitive or you could turn case sensitive off ok so now in the Search box write
and press Ok
and you will see something like this:-
You can read it right?
Yes! Now start writing something like Changed and the other letters ( Me ) just replace them with a space but stop there! don't continue pressing space because your application will get corrupted now lets make another search so to edit the text in the application
So search for
Change This Text
and you will be taken a few more lines downwards and there is the text now place it with something like Text Changed and the other characters replace them with a space
Now its ready! Just press File > Save
and here it is fully functional and customized!
Hope you liked it if you have any queries or so just post here
Edited by Roger, 16 January 2011 - 11:32 PM.