MPQDraft 1.1 is now available. This release basically adds proper support for Mach-O PowerPC and Intel programs. The download link is available from the sidebar, or you can update via Sparkle.
MPQDraft 1.0 is now available, after a ridiculous 6 years of development. This is my second oldest project, second only to MPQKit (and its predecessor, MPQ2K Mac Edition). The highlights are as follows:
- Support for patching PowerPC CFM programs on both PowerPC and Intel Macs. Mach-O and Intel support are forthcoming.
- MPQ Loader 0.5 only supports Starcraft. Warcraft III support will be added only if there is demand.
The download is available from the sidebar and on the MPQDraft project page.
MPQDraft has an interesting history which I will be revisiting in an upcoming post. This will bring us all the way back to the days of Classic Mac OS.
In addition, I am planning on releasing in partnership with Campaign Creations updated versions for their classic campaigns using this new version of MPQDraft. Hopefully, people will check out the richness of the Starcraft modding community before stepping into the next chapter that Starcraft 2 will begin.
This is probably coming out of the blue, but the renewed interest in StarCraft spurred by the ongoing development of Starcraft 2 has prompted me to take a look at MPQDraft again. As the title indicates, I now have the technology working again on Intel and PowerPC Macs for CFM (that’s Code Fragment Manager, a relic from classic Mac OS) applications (the primary target of MPQDraft, StarCraft, is still a CFM application).
I will be releasing the new version once a few more bugs are addressed and proper testing on Leopard is completed. Once that’s done, I will probably contact old friends at Campaign Creations to have updated versions of all their classic StarCraft campaigns posted.