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Confused National start and end dates

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I am aware that these are hard coded, never the less I do believe that one modder in the community - Plasmakrab - had figured out a way to change these. Anyone have any idea how I could do the same?
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I once edited that kind of stuff a long time ago; let me look around in my notes.
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Many thanks Mark. I would greatly appreciate your assistance with this problem. It has put a real monkey wrench in my progress.

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Unfortunately, I can't find my notes on this; and an hour or so looking at the latest EXE didn't reveal to me any obvious patterns.

I could swear though that I managed this once before, but I think with the older DOS SPWW2 version(s).
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What a shame. Exe? Do you have a copy? Perhaps I can figure something out.
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EXE as in the binary executable winSPMBT.exe that is the game itself.
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Ahh! I should have been able to figure that one out. I took a look at it too with an .exe viewer and could not figure much out either. Zeroes and Ones are a foreign language to me. Can you recommend any programmes (freeware preferably) that could translate some of that stuff into a more legible format?
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Default Re: National start and end dates

.Exe's are always going to be pretty indecipherable (thats kind of the point...) but bits can be read/altered by using programs such as "HxD" (a Hex editor).

I have, in the past, used it to successfully change a nations name for a fantasy OoB - but, unfortunately, wasn't able to find date or base exp / morale values.
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I will see if I can find an hex editor.
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Downloaded HxD. Opened up the oobs, game options and WinSPMBT.exe. I'm none the wiser. The programme does a good job of displaying the decipherable text but a few portions are still unreadable. I guess that is where the relevant info is to be found. Above and beyond my expertise.
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