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Automatically generates MonoMod.RuntimeDetour.HookGen's MMHOOK files during the BepInEx preloader phase.

Last updated 2 months ago
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Dependency string Hamunii-AutoHookGenPatcher-1.0.4
Dependants 137 other packages depend on this package

This mod requires the following mods to function

BepInEx-BepInExPack-5.4.2100 icon

BepInEx pack for Mono Unity games. Preconfigured and ready to use.

Preferred version: 5.4.2100
Hamunii-DetourContext_Dispose_Fix-1.0.3 icon

A BepInEx patcher to fix MonoMod.RuntimeDetour's DetourContext.Dispose not working.

Preferred version: 1.0.3



Automatically generates MonoMod.RuntimeDetour.HookGen's MMHOOK files during the BepInEx preloader phase.

Manual Installation: Move the BepInEx folder from the ZIP file to the BepInEx folder of the game.

This project is not officially linked with BepInEx nor with MonoMod.

This software is based off of HookGenPatcher by HarbingerOfMe, which is also licensed under MIT.

Differences to the original HookGenPatcher

  • Instead of only having a fixed list of files to generate MMHOOK files for, AutoHookGenPatcher will get the MMHOOK file references from installed plugins, and generates those MMHOOK files if possible.
  • AutoHookGenPatcher makes use of a cache file to quickly check if everything is still up to date, without needing to check every MMHOOK file for that information.
  • Hook Generation is now multithreaded, meaning that generating multiple MMHOOK files takes less time. For example, generating an MMHOOK file for every file in the Managed directory of Lethal Company takes about 22.5 seconds instead of 40.0 seconds it would take with no multithreading, on my machine.

Usage For Developers

Note: By default, AutoHookGenPatcher already generates an MMHOOK assembly for Assembly-CSharp.dll. So if you only need MMHOOK_Assembly-CSharp.dll, you don't need to do anything.

Using AutoHookGenPatcher is really simple, and the only thing you need to do is tell it to generate the MMHOOK files you want in the first place. This can be by editing the config file AutoHookGenPatcher.cfg, and setting the [Generate MMHOOK File for All Plugins] setting's Enabled value to true:

[Generate MMHOOK File for All Plugins]

## If enabled, AutoHookGenPatcher will generate MMHOOK files for all plugins
## even if their MMHOOK files were not referenced by other plugins.
## Use this for getting the MMHOOK files you need for your plugin.
# Setting type: Boolean
# Default value: false
Enabled = true

## Automatically disable the above setting after the MMHOOK files have been generated.
# Setting type: Boolean
# Default value: true
Disable After Generating = true

When you publish your mod, make sure to add AutoHookGenPatcher as a dependency in the package you upload.


How does AutoHookGenPatcher figure out which MMHOOK files my mod references?

  • During the BepInEx Preloader phase, AutoHookGenPatcher will open and read the metadata of every DLL file* for referenced assemblies and looks for references that start with MMHOOK_. It will then check if any installed assemblies match the rest of the name, and will run MonoMod's HookGen on those assemblies if they exist.

*This is only done if the date modified metadata of the assembly on disk is newer than previous known date in AutoHookGenPatcher's cache file, if a cache entry exists for the assembly. Referenced MMHOOK assemblies are also saved in the cache.