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Standalone Stripper 2.41
The Standalone Stripper stack 'deconverts' standalone applications created by HyperCard v2.3 and higher back into stacks by removing the "stock" standalone resources, changing the file's Type and Creator codes to 'STAK' and 'WILD', and clearing the new stack's 'hasBundle' bit.
What happens during deconversion
- If the standalone you select to deconvert is not running and is not already opened by another application, the Stripper attempts to make a copy.
- If the copy is successfully made, its resources are cataloged.
- If these resources don't seem to belong to a HyperCard standalone, de-conversion stops (and the copy is left on your drive).
- Otherwise, the copy's resources are compared to a reference list of the "stock" resources installed in HyperCard 2.3 standalones (PPC, FAT, and 68K); all of the copy's resources that are of the same type, ID, and size as the "reference" resources are removed.
- The copy's Type and Creator codes are set to 'STAK' and 'WILD', and its 'hasBundle' bit is cleared.
- Any 'vers' resources in the de-converted standalone are left alone.
You are left with a very close approximation of the original stack.