Talk:Hex editing UPK files

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I think this article could really use some screenshots. I understood what you were saying, but then ... I already figured out how to use UE Explorer ^_^.

In particular:

  • Navigating to find a particular class / function within a UPK
  • How to open the hex viewer (this took me about 6 hours of frustration :p )
  • How the underlined hex values are the "interesting" one
  • How selecting a hex brings up more information
  • How "hovering the pointer" over a hex brings up more information

yep, good idea. 1,2,4 & 5 are done. #3 no idea what's this about underlined hexes. Maybe you could expand that. A screenshot from buffer view would be nice, unfortunately my UE Explorer doesn't show it correctly, it seems to me a screen resolution issue, but fact is hexes overlap. I kinda got used to it, but it's not fitting for a tutorial :)

March 30, 2013 -- You can upload the file to the tesnexus site, instead of linking it from an external site. I think this is preferable, as it gives more formatting options (maybe?). Better yet, there is less risk of breaking the link due to an external site issue. In the main tesnexus menu (on the left side), down at the bottom in the "Toolbox" section is "Upload file". It is how I uploaded the file that went into the Developer console page -- works well.


May 5, 2013 -- This article is getting rather large and unwieldy. It might be worthwhile to break it into subpages:

  1. Tools and getting started
  2. Basic hex editing (single values)
  3. Advanced hex editing (rewriting functions)