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There have been many reports of TriTryst crashing when it gets to 1,000
points. This crash is due to the way that TriTryst formats
numbers. When the score gets to 1,000, the program formats and then
tries to display the number. If the thousands separator character is
anything other than a comma, then TriTryst crashes. This causes the
program to fail on most non-US Windows installations.
I have developed a patch program that fixes this issue. All the
program does is change two bytes of the TriTryst program code so that it will
allow the period as well as the comma as a thousands separator. It will
also allow some other characters, but period and comma are the most
common and the only ones that I've tested.
You can download the patch here: ttpatch.zip,
approximately 25 K bytes.
Installing the patch
Important: Make a backup copy of your TRITRYST.EXE program before you
- Download the ttpatch.zip file and copy it to
your TriTryst directory.
- Unzip the file.
- Run ttpatch.exe. The program will tell you if it was able to patch
You can then delete ttpatch.exe, readme.txt, ttpatch.dpr, and ttpatch.zip.
The patch program is bigger than it has to be. I wrote it in Delphi
because it was quick and easy. The program source code is included for
those of you who are interested in seeing what it's doing.