Many things that people want to change in a hacked UA design, are accomplished by making changes to UA's main executable file - ckit.exe.
Hexadecimal editing can be daunting to the uninitiated. Luckily, there is a Decimal editor out there called Universal Game Editor. This is useful for people who have ten fingers.http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/misc/uge10.txthttp://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/misc/uge10.zip
Do you want to change the race names, starting equipment, or the items available in shops? Would you like to modify one of the classes, change the exp tables, or fix the thief saving throw bug? Chances are that there is a UGE module that already does what you want. They are all collected here:http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/hacks/ckituge.txthttp://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/hacks/ckituge.zip
Krys Tamar wrote a UANL article describing the process of using UGE.http://frua.rosedragon.org/pc/uanews/uanl28/tc-uge1.htm
Unfortunately, you can't create a diff.tbl file through UAShell anymore if you are using DosBox instead of actual DOS. If you know how to get an actual DOS C:\ command prompt on your windows machine (on mine I go to Start and type cmd) then it is a matter of doing a file compare using the "fc" dos command and redirecting the output to a text file.
Get a DOS C:\ command prompt
This link explains how for users of Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, 95, and 3.xhttp://www.computerhope.com/issues/chdos.htm
This command displays a list of all the differences between 2 files:
fc file1.xyz file2.xyz
For example, if your FRUA is installed in a directory c:\frua, you would type:
fc c:\frua\ckit.exe c:\frua\default.dsn\panic.xxx
And this command writes all those differences to a text file instead of to your monitor:
fc c:\frua\ckit.exe c:\frua\default.dsn\panic.xxx > diff.txt
Open that "diff.txt" text file in Notepad, and you will have all the necessary information you need to create a diff.tbl file.
If you are not familiar with using a DOS C:\ command prompt, remember that you can always type the word "exit" to return to the safety of a windowed environment (the same way you get out of DosBox). Better yet, start a letter writing campaign to the good people at DosBox saying, "I want you to implement the "fc" DOS command".