Author Topic: Show two .exe files side by side and highlight differences  (Read 2456 times)

Tenko Kuugen

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Anyone know if there's a program for this?
I need to document all the changes I made to my .exe so I can apply them again to a clean one since the old one is kinda irreversibly trashed since Aali dropped support for the old Menu Overhaul with his latest driver.
On that note, does anyone still have the old Menu Overhaul mod? I need an .exe with just that to compare a clean and MO-only .exe so I can ignore those changes for my documentation of my own changes to the .exe

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A quick Google search turns up WinMerge, which I've heard of before. If you have Tifa's Bootleg Torrent, it's in there. I'll send it to you over PM regardless.

Tenko Kuugen

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WinMerge only compares text files. .exe files in hex aren't text files so that's not gonna work out.

If only I had actually kept track of what version of MO I used. Sigh.

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Get Notepad++ and get the hex editor plugin.

N++ can compare files even without the plugin, but comparing exes in ASCII isn't a very good idea. The hex editor plugin solves that problem.

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Thanks, I'll check that out

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There's a program I use at work called Beyond Compare that can do hex compares. I use it a LOT with text/code and even binary comparisons.

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i use vbindiff a visual binary diff tool.

http://www.cjmweb.net/vbindiff/ for a copy

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HxD has a nice binary comparison feature, if I remember correctly
http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/