I spent quite some time modding my installation folder ( necessary as supported by this thread: https://forums.elementalgame.com/434780 ) and when 1.02 update appeared, I gathered all files I modded, replaced them with originals and updated. Now I face a major problem, namely trying to determine what was changed in the updates and add them to my files, OR try to determine what I changed and edit those into the originals.
It seems to me a small utility could be developed, probably with java or vb scripting, to read the lines 1 by 1 and write out lines with line numbers that are different into a 3rd file. This could make this task much easier. Anyone up to the task? Perhaps someone knows of an existing utility that would do this? fc.exe (file compare) included with Windows almost works, but fails to get back on track.
My motivation to repeat the modding process is whacked on the head until something like this happens ( or preferred: the devs fix the broken system )