seen in MacAddict
hackers who just want to fiddle a little with their STRs and
PICTs can stick with Apple's freebie resource editing
program, ResEdit. But serious troublemakers, budding
programmers, and customization addicts will want to cast
their spells with Mathemaesthetics' Resorcerer, which is
more powerful, more accessible and more expensive. Since
Apple dropped the ball on ResEdit (the program's last update
was about four years ago), more Mac hackers have turned to
Resorcerer for the tools necessary to crack Apple's latest
System software. Unlike ResEdit, Resorcerer lets you search
resource files for text matches so you can find resources by
content (such as which control has the Eject in it); or it
can compare two resource files and show you what's different
between them (such as being able to see where a new game
score might be stored); and Resorcerer handles many more and
much larger types of resources, such as those for the Mac OS
8 Appearance and QuickTime.
Tap into Resorcerer's magic and start
editing. To get going, all you need to do
- Fire up Resorcerer and open a file
you want to hack.
- Select the resource type you want
to edit from the Types list.
- Select the resource item you want
to hack from the resource list.
- Start hacking.
Remember that none of your hacks will
take effect until you save, while ResEdit
requires you to save each hack to the hard
disk before you go on. Still, it's always
a good idea to edit copies of files, and
make backups of everything before you
Resorcerer will set you back some bucks because it's
usually priced for professional developers. But, in an
attempt to lure the more casual hacker,
Mathemæsthetics has lowered the price when you order
Resorcerer direct from its Web site. For more details, you
can check out Resorcerer on The Disc, or head to http://www.mathemaesthetics.com/macaddictinfo.html.
Let's get on with learning Resorcerer:
Those links should give you a pretty good understanding
on working with Resorcerer.
Another excellent (and Free) tool is resedit, while the
demos in this section show Resorcerer, Resedit's steps will
be almost identical (even if things don't look quite the