|QUOTE (Timpo @ Jun 19 2006, 10:37)|
| how can you edit binary and *stream* ipl's?|
they don't show up normal in notepad.
Notepad is only useful for text files. For binary files like the binary IPLs you want to use what's commonly called a "hex editor." Earlier in the topic, you can see an example of using such an editor with binary IPLs in a post by DiCanio. I use a very old DOS-based hex editor called HEX by Jonathan Durward (written in 1995) when I need to do a quick edit on a binary file but I'm sure you can find a newer Windows-based utility fairly easily. For larger-scale editing or data extraction, I generally write simple C or perl programs to do it.
If you do intend to manually edit the binary IPLs, it would be a tremendous help to have some basic familiarity with hexadecimal numbers, standard data types, and data storage conventions.