Updating the video game
Microsoft Windows NT and its successors (including Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7) use the "service pack" terminology.
Historically, software suppliers distributed patches on paper tape or on punched cards, expecting the recipient to cut out the indicated part of the original tape (or deck), and patch in (hence the name) the replacement segment. Then, after the invention of removable disk drives, patches came from the software developer via a disk or, later, CD-ROM via mail.
It supports solo play against smart AI players, live online multiplayer (cross platform), and pass-n-play.
A Kickstarter campaign is slated for November 2013 to help cover development costs incurred thus far, and with luck, to provide enough additional funding to make The Manhattan Project a top quality conversion.
Computer programs can often coordinate patches to update a target program.
Automation simplifies the end-user’s task – they need only to execute an update program, whereupon that program makes sure that updating the target takes place completely and correctly.
Patches for proprietary software are typically distributed as executable files instead of source code.The maintenance of server software and of operating systems often takes place in this manner.In situations where system administrators control a number of computers, this sort of automation helps to maintain consistency.This type of patch modifies the program executable—the program the user actually runs—either by modifying the binary file to include the fixes or by completely replacing it.On early 8-bit microcomputers, for example the Radio Shack TRS-80, the operating system included a PATCH utility which accepted patch data from a text file and applied the fixes to the target program's executable binary file(s).