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1.   Current working copy (not released)

 - Bug fix for wszst CHECK: The summary will include BRRES error counters now.
   A summary line is also printed, if a standalone BRRES file is checked.

 - New command: wlect DL: Short cut for: wlect DUMP --long

 - New command: wlect DLL: Short cut for: wlect DUMP --long --long

 - Tool wlect: Option --perf-mon=FORCE enables performance counter for Dolphin.

 - Command wlect DUMP --verbose: Slot usage map is colored now.

 - Command wszst ANALYZE prints more details now.

2.   szs v2.05a r7879 - 2019-06-09

 - Warnings for not supported versions and for wrong number of sections of
   BRRES sub files (CHR, CLR, MDL, PAT, SCN, SHP, SRT and TEX) implemented.
   Some of these invalid sub files will freeze the Wii:
    - New command: wszst BRSUB: If no file is defined, print a table with
      known BRRES sub files consisting of file format, version, number of
      sections and warn message. Otherwise analyse the version number and
      number of sections of each BRRES sub file of each source and print
      warnings about invalid sub files. This is like command CHECK, but only
      for BRRES sub files.
    - Command wszst CHECK will check BRRES files now. For SZS files, all BRRES
      sub files are checked. At the moment only valid version numbers and
      number of sections are tested.
    - Command wszst LIST: If displaying version numbers, invalid version
      numbers for BRRES sub files will be marked by an appended "!" and
      highlighted by magenta background if colors are activated.

 - Bug fix for wszst DISTRIBUTION: Scanning of slot numbers failed.

 - Option --ktpt2 accepts keyword AUTO now and calculates the position
   automatically. The result is the recommendation of command wkmpt KTPT.

3.   szs v2.04a r7864 - 2019-06-02

 - New option for wszst and wimgt: --cmpr-default=rgb1[,rgb2]
   Define 2 colors for the case, that all 16 pixels of a CMPR block are
   transparent. The default is to calculate an average color of all
   transparent pixels. Before v2.04 white was used.

 - Command wszst DISTRIBUTION: Added battle arena support.

 - Option --bmg-inline removed. It is deprecated since 2015.

4.   szs v2.03a r7854 - 2019-05-25

 - Command wszst CHECK: Hints about special files in subdirectory ./Common/.

 - Command wszst/wkmpt CHECK: Hints about special GOBJ settings, that are
   recognized by LE-CODE only.

 - Bug fix for wszst ANALYZE --json: Object names are enclosed by quotes now.

 - New option: --macro-bmg=file: Load a BMG file and add or overwrite the
   messages to the macro library. The macro library is accessed by escape
   sequence \m{MID} as fallback.

 - New escape sequence for BMG text files: \M{a,b,...}: Each parameter is
   interpreted as message id. If a message with given ID is defined by the
   macro library, then insert the text of the message.

 - New command: wkmpt KTPT: Analyse the start positions (KMP:KTPT) and lap
   counters (KMP:CKPT) and print a simple information list. Use enemy points
   (KMP:ENPT) to find recommendations. This command is dedicated to LE-CODE,
   which supports an alternative position for the finish line at the minimap.

 - New patch option for wszst and wkmpt: --ktpt2=vector
   Insert or replace a second KTPT. Use VECTOR as new position. Then find
   nearest lap counter (CKPT with mode 0) and adjust position and direction.

5.   szs v2.02a r7827 - 2019-05-04

 - New option for wlect: --move1-tracks: Files with more than one hard link
   are copied and removed and not moved to create an unique version of the
   file.

 - New assigning operator for BMG text files: "MID1 : MID2": Copy attributes
   and text of message MID2 to message MID1. Forward and chained references
   are allowed. Multi message ids like 'T12' are supported on both sides.

 - New escape sequence for BMG text files: \m{a,b,...}: Each parameter is
   interpreted as message id. If a message with given ID exists (must be
   defined before and must not have an assigned value), then insert the text
   of the message.

 - New option for wszst EXTRACT: --basedir=DIRECTORY: Extract only files from
   archives, that are below the DIRECTORY. Leading points and slashes and
   trailing slahes are removed from the parameter. --bdir is short cut.  

 - New command: wszst XCOMMON: Scan archives and extract files from archives,
   that are below directory 'common'. Command XCOMMON is a short cut for
   EXTRACT --basedir=common.

 - New command: wszst ANALYZE: Analyse track files and print resulta in
   machine readable format.

6.   szs v2.01b r7802 - 2019-03-21

 - Bug fix for v2.01a: The string support of the text parser had an memory
   allocation bug. wctct uses the new string functions since v2.01 and
   produces occasional (~25%) wrong CT-CODE files (strap files).

7.   szs v2.01a r7798 - 2019-03-16

 - Bug fix for BMG processing: Tools ran into endless loop, if an incorrect
   1A-escape tells a length of zero.

 - BMG Filter option --msg renamed to the more meaningful name --filter-bmg.
   The old name is still available.

 - BMG Filter option --filter-bmg=modes supports more keywords now.
   See https://szs.wiimm.de/opt/filter-bmg for details.

 - Option --patch-bmg=mode[cond][=param]: The new optional condition COND is
   either '?MID' or '!MID'. In case of '?MID', the patch is only applied if
   the message id MID already exists. In case of '!MID', the patch is only
   applied if the message id MID does not exists.

 - New command: wszst NAME-REF: For each BRRES file or subfile, create a name
   based cross reference and print the result as list in selectable order.

 - Some minor bugs on arena name replication to CT/LE slots fixed.

 - New option: --links: Support hardlinks if creating U8 and WU8 archives.
   Keep hardlinks if normalizing U8 and WU8 archives. On extracting, search
   hardlinks in every archive and try to create hardlinks at local file system.

 - KMP object database updated by CT-Wiiki.

 - LE-CODE support completed for the moment.

 - Support for new file format LEX (LE-CODE extension).
   Commands for tool wlect: CREATE, CAT, DECODE, ENCODE.
   See http://wiki.tockdom.com/wiki/LEX for LEX details.

8.   szs v2.00a r7754 - 2019-02-22

 - Windows version only: Update to Cygwin DLL 3.0.0 / 2019-02-16.

 - A binary KCL with different section order is accepted now (like KMP before).

 - The new option --repair-magics[=MODE] controls the reparing of missing or
   wrong magics of files and sub-files  by analysing file path and file
   extension. MODE is one of OFF, ANALYSE or REPAIR.

 - Command FLOAT accepts '+' and '-' to print the nearest successor and
   predecessor of the previous value.

 - New command: wszst VR-CALC: Calculate a VR increment for each given delta
   value (=VR_winner-VR_loser). Print results as table.

 - New command: wszst VR-RACE: Print a table with VR calculations for a race.
   Each VR is the current rating of a player. 

 - wstrt analyse StaticR.rel: Detect modifications of cannon parameters.

 - wstrt: New option: --cannon=IDX,P1,P2,P3,P4: Define parameters of cannon
   with index IDX (0..2).

 - New mode for option --patch-bmg: 'REGEX=list', where LIST is a semicolon
   separated list of "/REGEX/REPLACE/" expressions (POSIX Extended Regex).
   See https://szs.wiimm.de/opt/patch-bmg for details.

 - New command: wbmgt REGEXP: Test implementation of regular expressions.

 - New tool: wlect: Manage the LE-CODE (Leserattes CT-CODE) extension.
   TOOL IS EXPERIMENTAL AND CAN'T BE USED WITHOUT ADDITIONAL FILES!

 - Tool wctct accept LE-BIN files (LE-CODE binaries) as input.

 - Global option --le-code: Enable LE-CODE (Leserattes CT-CODE) support for all
   tools. It includes option --ct-code.

9.   szs v1.65a r7690 - 2018-12-23

 - Support of BMG files without section MID1.

 - New Option: --bmg-mid=MODE: Control the creation of BMG section MID1.
   MODE is one of OFF, AUTO (default) or ON.

 - The impact of options --n-mipmaps, --max-mipmaps and --mipmap-size changed.
   All 3 options together control the automatic creation of mipmaps.
   Read https://szs.wiimm.de/info/mipmap.html for details.

 - Option --smart is deprecated and ignored now. The new option --fast-mipmaps
   will enable the old algorithm for images with odd width or with odd height.
   Read https://szs.wiimm.de/doc/img/resize for details.

10.   szs v1.64a r7680 - 2018-11-23

 - Tool wstrt: Wiimmfi patching optimized again, especially in combination
   with CT-CODE.

 - New option for tool wstrt: --clean-dol: Remove additional DOL sections,
   reset entry point and VBI address, and try to restore other patches known
   by SZS tools. This is done after loading a DOL and before analysing and
   patching to allow re-patching.

 - Error logging improved.

11.   szs v1.63a r7664 - 2018-11-19

 - Tool wstrt: All around Wiimmfi and CT-CODE patching, and around cheat code
   management tuned and optimized. On the fly, some small bugs fixed.
   Related options: --add-section --gct-move --gct-addr --gct-space
   --add-ctcode --wiimmfi --domain --https --wc24 --force

12.   szs v1.63a.beta1 r7657 - 2018-11-17

 - Tool wstrt: The method to patch main.dol to support the new Wiimmfi login
   changed: It don't use the Gecko Code Handler any more.

 - The cheat code memory is allocated dynamically. It supports a total of more
   than 90000 cheat code lines (>720kb).

 - Behaviour of option --gct-move changed: It optionally accept one of the
   keywords OFF, AUTO and ON. Without parameter, AUTO is used.

 - A warning message is printed, if CT-CODE (option --add-ctcode) should be
   added to a not original main.dol.