Old 21st May 2014, 08:18   #1
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Generating VPatch files for NSIS in Windows 8.1

I'm not sure if I'm the only one that's really having this problem, but ever since making the transition to Windows 8.1, several of my applications have stopped working very normally, one of these being VPatch GUI, that I use to generate Vpatch files for use in NSIS.

My question then, is whether any one of you guys are getting the same/ similar problem with VPatch GUI, and perhaps maybe if someone knows any solutions to this issue, or maybe an alternative method of creating VPatch files.

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Old 21st May 2014, 08:42   #2
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Use the command line:
GENPAT (sourcefile) (targetfile) (patchfile)
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Old 21st May 2014, 11:15   #3
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I read up on that, but the one thing that I didn't quite get was that in Vpatch GUI, you could add multiple older files, then multiple of the newer files, and combine it into a single .pat file.

I've tried to google on how to get that going via command line but I didn't really get anything too useful.
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Old 21st May 2014, 12:03   #4
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See VPatch readme for more info.

Step 1: Creating the patch file(s)
Make sure you have the source file (original version) and the target file (version to update to). For example, I have DATA.DTA (currently on user system) and DATA_20.DTA (v2.0 of this data file). Now call GenPat.exe:

GENPAT (sourcefile) (targetfile) (patchfile)

In my example, I use the following call:

GENPAT data.dta data_20.dta data.pat

Now, the patch will be generated. This will take some time. You can repeat
this step for multiple different files:

GENPAT title.pcx title2.pcx data.pat
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Old 21st May 2014, 12:16   #5
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NSIS VPatch doesn't come with a GUI (I couldn't find one), I take it this GUI is a 3rd party tool? I would contact the author of the program about this issue.

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You can get it here: http://www.tibed.net/vpatch/
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