On Mon, 19 Sep 2016, Mooffie wrote:
On 9/19/16, Mooffie <moof...@gmail.com> wrote:
One possibility is to modify MC's source code:
Change the "6L" (six months) to "12L".
Or you can edit the MC binary directly.
That expression (6 * 30 * 24 * 60 * 60) equals 0x00ed4e00. Use MC's
viewer to edit /usr/bin/mc: press <f4> for hex view. Search for "00 4e
ed 00" (assuming little endian). But it turns out MC's hex search has
a bug: you should tick the "All charsets" and "Case sensitive"
... which reminds of how I learned the first pieces of knowledge about hex
some 20 years ago: I set out to patch Dune 2 save files to get unlimited
spice by replacing the actual value with FF FF (having overheard the
conversation in the corridor). Of course, on the first attempt, I did it
in ACSII mode and guess what, it didn't work! Later, I've got my hands on
hiew, as nc at that time, I think, didn't have a hex editor inbuilt.
Are we seriously THAT old? Sigh...
Yury V. Zaytsev
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