Make Message File Utility (MKMSGF)

Release date: 
Tuesday, 29 July, 2008



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Make Message File Utility clone and decompiler. Source code included.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Make Message File Utility (MKMSGF) v. 1.10 (12/9/2023, Michael Greene) Readme/What's new
## Background So, I was bored and started playing with ArcaOS. This little trip down memory lane led to installing the current Open Watcom v2 and trying to compile my old RexxUtil project after 15+ years. Go figure, I found some issues and started fixing things. As I was fixing, I decided to test each function. I was on `SysGetMessage` and, as a diversion from looking at the stem functions, I remembered I had done a mkmsgf clone. I made a couple test MSG files with the mkmsgf to use with `SysGetMessage` and realized they were not quite correct. Yep, down a rabbit hole. Well, I need to look at the real format of MSG files. I needed to decompile an MSG file to verify the format. In the end, there was mkmsgd. I can decompile an MSG and use the old IBM mkmsgf to recompile with most options. See the wiki for more info: **References:** [CPGuide - Message Management]( -------------------------- 9 September 2023 I got bored and did a rewrite which fix a lot of issues. Also added a MSG decompiler MKMSGD.EXE. 10 September Added an /E option to MKMSGF to tack on fake extended header.  local copy
Make Message File Utility (MKMSGF) v. 1.00 (29/7/2008, Michael Greene)
Record updated last time on: 17/09/2023 - 17:36

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