It's me again. This time I think I have a tough challenge (possibly I really have no idea how hard it is going to be).
What I require is a GDF file reader, that is Game Definition File reader.
Under Win vista and 7 games are added to game explorer using a Game Definition File usually integrated into an exe or a dll which is basically an XML file embedded into that file.
I can retrieve the data with GDFTrace.exe which is available in the DirectX SDK but this program is copyrighted under Microsoft and so I cannot distribute it with my program, Photon Game Manager.
So what I require is a small app that when given the path to the file containing the GDF then outputs the GDF information to a file (with the text formatted in any way best for you).
Note: A sample file with a GDF in it is minesweeper found at "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Minesweeper\minesweeper.exe"
Thank you for any help you provide
EDIT: The GDF data is also available from tools like Resource Editor but I can't find a command line tool