Begin 2 Shipeditor
The 1980's brought a shareware space combat game known as Begin by Tom Nelson and Mike Higgins. This game, offered a simple yet compelling tactical starship simulation where a player was pitted against one or more computer opponents, each with the same resources and abilities.
I wrote a tool that allows players to customize the ships that they play with in the begin single or multiplayer game. All patches are server-side, so you don't need to send your changes to anyone, just serve the appropriate game.
Using the ship editor
The first step is to export the stats from a begin game. Open a dos prompt (start, run, cmd.exe) and change into the beginmultiplayer directory you extracted
shipeditor.exe -mp -export mystats.csv dos\begin.exe
The -mp flag means the binary is suited for multiplayer with appropriate probe damage and begin1 style armaments with begin2 style damage. This saves all the stats into a .csv file.
Go ahead and open mystats.csv with excel and edit the stats to your satisfaction and save it to the same .csv file in comma separated format.
shipeditor.exe -mp -import mystats.csv dos\begin.exe
and you have a modified begin.exe that has all your stats.
if you want to restore things to the default you can do
shipeditor.exe -default -mp -power.5 dos\begin.exe
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