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Thread: How far are we from no longer being able to patch the exe?

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    How far are we from no longer being able to patch the exe?

    Just a question when I was poking around the exe with Olly recently. I was looking at the countries (i.e. Austria, Mexico) or the leagues (Southern Leagues, Isthmian League), where the database structures are in the game and wondered if it was possible to create a league structure for them to make them playable. Probably impossible because of the fixed size of the exe size. Then something hit me with utter horror? Is there a point where no more changes can be made because there are no more spare line in the exe? If so, how much space is left?

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    Exe size is no longer fixed, Nick (and someone before him, I forget who) has found a way of getting around the size limit - so that will never be a barrier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Locke View Post
    Exe size is no longer fixed, Nick (and someone before him, I forget who) has found a way of getting around the size limit - so that will never be a barrier.
    So are there things that could now be possible that were not possible before?

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    Size was not really a problem, no matter the approach. Anoxic's approach, and changes were the most hardcore: https://champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12439 (A copy of what he uploaded is here: http://nic.hopto.org/open/cm0102/DDRAW_CM0102.ZIP - properly masterful stuff).

    I often get asked "is x possible?". The answer is always "Yes" - but "is x probable?" is probably the better question. Anything is possible - It's just about having the time, skill and desire - but you can say that about anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick+Co View Post
    Size was not really a problem, no matter the approach. Anoxic's approach, and changes were the most hardcore: https://champman0102.co.uk/showthread.php?t=12439 (A copy of what he uploaded is here: http://nic.hopto.org/open/cm0102/DDRAW_CM0102.ZIP - properly masterful stuff).

    I often get asked "is x possible?". The answer is always "Yes" - but "is x probable?" is probably the better question. Anything is possible - It's just about having the time, skill and desire - but you can say that about anything
    Cool, so long as there's space to do things, my mind is at rest.

    Looking at it, with DDraw, you can create additional competitions and league structures?

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    Indeed. Possible - but not probable, sadly!

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