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    Step-by-step instructions for editing ICC with Magpie

    1. Download convdb.exe

    2. Unzip this file

    3. Copy the unzipped file into the folder you have installed ICC in (most likely to be C:\Program Files\Empire Interactive\International Cricket Captain 2002)

    4. Download http://gosh.ex.ac.uk/~nsp201/msvcr71d.dll and http://gosh.ex.ac.uk/~nsp201/msvcp71d.dll

    5. Copy these two files into the directory C:\Windows\System32\

    6. Download Magpie

    7a. Copy magpie.exe from the folder you downloaded it into

    7b. Open the folder you have installed ICC in (should be C:\Program Files\Empire Interactive\International Cricket Captain 2002)

    7c. Paste magpie.exe into this folder.

    8. Find the MS DOS Prompt (Start Menu -> Run -> cmd on Windows XP)





    9. Change to your ICC directory. If you're having trouble, this can be done via the following commands (so long as ICC is installed in the default location):

    9a. cd\

    9b. cd progra~1

    9c. cd empire~1

    9d. cd intern~1



    10. Decrypt team data - Type convdb -d datap.db datap.db1

    10a. If you already have a decrypted datap, make sure it's called datap.db1.

    11. Decrypt player data- Type convdb -d datat.db datat.db1

    11a. If you already have a decrypted datat, make sure it's called datat.db1



    12. Start Magpie, don't close the MS DOS Prompt yet.

    13. Click File -> Set ICC Location

    13b. Select dataT.db in the ICC folder, and click OK.



    14. Click File -> Open.

    15. Begin editing at your heart's content.

    16. Click update after you've finished editing a player/team/whatever.

    17. When finished, click File -> Save.

    18. Restore the MS DOS Prompt, make sure you are still in the ICC folder, and type convdb -e datap.db1 datap.db (to re-encrypt the team data).

    19. Followed by convdb -e datat.db1 datat.db, to re-encrypt the player data.



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    Those links for step4, they come up for me as "page can not be found". Does anyone else have this happen??? Do you have a newer link or something Neil?
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    Cheers Nikhil. Got the 'v' and 'c' the wrong way round...


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    Thanks Nikhil, works fine now.

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    As a point of interest Neil, will there be any simpler ways to do edit ICC with magpie in near future? Just because Magpie will probably end up on cricket games or something...don't want to put off your customers

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    What do you mean by simpler?

    If you mean not having to go through DOS, then no.

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    You could create a batch file. here's what i did. i simplified using these steps. you need to have the files, convdb.exe, dataP.db, dataT.db, and also the DLLs required, in the same directory, prefereably in the icc folder.

    1.create a batch file called decrypt.bat with the following (save in the same folder)

    convdb -d datat.db datat.db1
    convdb -d datap.db datap.db1

    2.create a batch file called encypt.bat with the following (save in the same folder)

    convdb -e datat.db1 datat.db
    convdb -e datap.db1 datap.db

    3.First run decrypt.bat (double click on the file in explorer)
    4.then edit using magpie
    5.save any changes you make (in magpie)
    6.Run encypt.bat. database updated!

    repeat from step 4 if you want to many other changes. you dont need to decrypt every time.

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    Feel free to e-mail me those BATs and I'll upload them for others.

    I'm looking at couple of tips that Dan's given me of implementing them into the program itself via "CreateProcess" or somesuch.

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    I'm having trouble opening the MS DOS prompt thing...I have Windows98, any ideas?
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    start program files accessories

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    OK BIG problems...

    When I open ICC, it comes up with a message box which says "abnormal program abortion" (see attached picture)

    Does anyone know what is wrong here? I never had this problem until I tried to use the editor...

    Maybe reseting the files, how do I do that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJellett
    OK BIG problems...

    When I open ICC, it comes up with a message box which says "abnormal program abortion" (see attached picture)

    Does anyone know what is wrong here? I never had this problem until I tried to use the editor...

    Maybe reseting the files, how do I do that?
    What exactly did you edit?

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    Just some players things - eg. Made Gilchrist really aggresive, put me in the game (but deleted me before I got a chance to play) etc.

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    that happened to me and a few other people...when you made a typo in MS DOS...did you make a typo?

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