There are lots of fun and useful programs in the CIC Files Section, but many of them are years old. The good news is that DOSBox and other tricks can get almost everything running today. When Wingnuts run across issues on newer hardware, they're super clever at getting things fixed! ARMEdit, the editor for Wing Commander Armada, is a great example. The program lets players doctor up the stats for the game's fighters, but it has issues with 64-bit operating systems. Whiplash did some investigation and managed to get it running with a relatively minor tweak explained below. He also pulled out some fun data tables based on the info that the editor sees. If you encounter an issue and need the help of fellow fans, hit up the CIC Forums!
Sorted! It was much simpler than I thought. Following the instructions in the readme file did not do the trick for me, so I fiddled about a bit. Here's how it works:…
1) Backup Data.tre in case something goes wrong.
2) Unzip the files to the Armada root