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How do I open .dlls to edit them in windows 10?

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That's my question. I can't seem to get dlls to display anything but gibberish in notepad.

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What are you trying to do? DLL's are binary files and generally contain compiled machine instructions but may also contain bitmaps or other resources. You cannot edit them with Notepad. There are tools available to extract the bitmaps or other resources if you know what you're doing.

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Well there is a .dll I need to see if there is code written in, and add it if it is not, I just remember in years past being able to just convert it to being opened by notepad I could add this code.  It's been several years since I've actually done this so I may be misremembering this. If you want to know exactly it's for FS Labs Concorde X,  they recently updated it to work in SE of FSX. They have said that I need to do this for it to work properly. (I think it was the exact same thing in regular FSX as well)

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Well there is a .dll I need to see if there is code written in, and add it if it is not, I just remember in years past being able to just convert it to being opened by notepad I could add this code. It's been several years since I've actually done this so I may be misremembering this. If you want to know exactly it's for FS Labs Concorde X, they recently updated it to work in SE of FSX. They have said that I need to do this for it to work properly. (I think it was the exact same thing in regular FSX as well)

I think you misunderstood what they suggested. The file they were referring to is undoubtedly "DLL.XML" (which is a text file that can indeed be edited with Notepad).

 

That file tells P3D which add-on DLLs to load, and FSL probably wants you to check it to insure that the DLL files needed by the Concorde are properly listed and configured.

 

DLL.XML is a type of config file. However an actual DLL itself is compiled machine language, and cannot be opened or edited.

 

I am not near my computer, so cannot give you any info on how to locate the DLL.XML file to check it, but perhaps someone else here can do so.

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You are on the button, with that advice, Jim, as I too had to edit that DLL.XML when installing the FSL ConcordeX in SE, found at User/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/FSX.

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Thanks! I forgot all about this, it's been years since I've had to set up this particular bird.

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