Creating Game Patches
Question submitted by (23 October 1999)

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  How would you go about creating a game patch after you have updated your game?  

  There are plenty of commercial apps out there that will compare old files with new and store just the differences. This process isn't terribly complicated, but it can get quite tricky (determining offsets and shifts in the data-set.) They also come with installation tools that will automatically apply the patches, verify proper versions (so as to apply the proper patch), etc.

Response provided by Paul Nettle

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