Hi all. Sorry about necroing a very old thread, but as this seems to be the main
thread about the 4GB patch, I thought it was the most appropriate place to talk about it and ask questions. A number of people have been talking about the patch recently in various threads, and they've got me thinking that it might be worth trying out.
I don't really have any serious
problems with GPL at the moment, especially as I concentrate mainly on solo driving and admiring the scenery (!), but I have occasionally noticed some slight stuttering at Spa 67. I've seen comments that users should patch the gplcgt.exe, gplc67.exe etc, but surely if they do that, and they're using GEM, then the next time GEM recreates the EXE file, the patch will get wiped out.
My main question therefore is: If you're using GEM, is it best to use the patch on the base gpl.exe? Can GEM still use this as a valid base to create the various mod EXE files? Are there any possible problems which might occur?
And one supplementary question: Is there any available utility which can check if an EXE file has the 4GB patch applied? I checked gplinspect.exe, but this seems to have been developed before the 4GB patch became available, and doesn't mention it.
I suppose one technique to do this would be to back up my current gplcgt.exe (for example), apply the patch to my base gpl.exe, then allow/force GEM to recreate the gplcgt.exe and check it against the original. I have a hex editor which can do comparisons between files, so that should show if the two EXE files are different.
As usual, thanks for any help offered.
Edited by Saiph, May 31 2017 - 03:57 PM.