OK, Guys, Gals, and Alien type peoples…
After fighting a finicky compiler and DAZ’s ever changing error messages, I think I may have a utility that will work for most of you. The preferred method for repair is still a hexeditor, but for those of you just wanting a quick fix, here ya go.
There is a zip file with both 32 and 64 bit exe’s in there. The 32 bit should work on all systems, but I’ve run into at least 1 tester who needed the 64 bit version to get it to work. Also, I’ve had a tester who had a problem getting the 32 bit to work with Vista.
I’ve personally tested the exe’s on W7-64, W7-32, and XP-32 environments using all of the installers that I’ve downloaded since the switchover.
If the utility cannot recognize the error messages in the last 64K of the exe file it will quit, but it will leave behind a file named what you selected as the new file. This is deliberate. The original installer is copied before it is analysed.
If these can help some people then it will be worth the few hours that I’ve put into them.
EDIT: I still haven’t heard from any Mac folks.