Change value in an EXE file

By triplexity ยท 6 replies
Apr 13, 2015
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  1. Hi guys!
    I could use some help here, please.
    I've got Workout Timer - a freeware program including a 17.5 kb EXE file and a few WAVs. The program has preset values of 20 seconds for work and 10 seconds for rest.
    I need them to be 60 and 15 seconds. Is there a program that allows to change these default values so I won't have to set them each time I open the timer? I tried PE Explorer but couldn't find anything that allows me making changes.
    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
    If you want to take a look at the file it's available here.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    Have you tried contacting the author for a revised edition?
    The following files should be included in the zip file:
    Workout Timer.exe
    Workout Timer.txt
    All files MUST be placed in the SAME directory in order for
    the program to work properly.
    This program is freeware and is for all to use and is not to
    be sold.  Please feel free to distribute this program to whom
    ever you choose, individual or otherwise.  However,
    the author retains all rights and privileges.
    If you find any bugs, suggestions on improving, comments or
    questions about this program please email me at:
    C. L. LEWIS
    MAY 2008
  3. triplexity

    triplexity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes, I've sent him a message, no answer so far. Anyway, I would like to learn how to make these changes on my own instead of begging somebody every time.
  4. triplexity

    triplexity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So, nobody knows, eh?
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,730   +3,703

    It's a bit complicated. The EXE would need to be decompiled, edited, and then compiled again.
  6. triplexity

    triplexity TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Seems that writing a new exe is easier than editing an existing one.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,169   +986

    Good choice (y)

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