To hack this game is the same as hacking command and conquer.
I would wait until later levels before changing this one, so that you have a more definate original hex code, as there may already be other data in the file with the same hex code. eg. level 1, there is about 20 occurances of the hex code you need to search for.
BUT, if you change any areas which are set to
It will change the computer players AI (Artificial Intelligence attack strategies) and it is even possible by changing the correct "01" areas to disable a unit type from attacking!
It will just stand there even when one of your units are standing next to it!
To toggle an AI zone change the "01" (smile face character) to a "00" (nul character).
Experiment for your self, just don't change anything but the gold, and groups of the following type hex codes eg:
01-00-01-01 01-01-01-01 - 01-01-01-01 01-01-00-01
01-01-01-01 01-01-01-01 - 01-01-01-01 01-01-01-01
01-01-01-01 01-01-01-01 - 01-01-01-01 01-01-00-01
You can spot the AI control areas by large groups of the smiley face
character in the hex editor.
Their position varied, so i can't give a specific offset.
I never got around to mapping these. But I got the impression this gave you a much more extensive control of the games AI settings than even the level editor offered.
Note: 00(off) and 01 (on)