How to decompile a program

Ok so Im learning fullstack coding from codeacademy. But my interest is waning. But I know I personally am best motivated by application. Now there happens to be a program called Masterplan Adventure Design Studio I like which has been abandoned by its developers. There is no source code for it and the website for it is gone. And its starting to get wonky.

So I thought a great learning project for me would be to learn its code, patch it up and improve it. Now I figure there must be some way to get its source code. But all my attempts (right clicking it and looking for a "source code" option) have been futile.

So how would I generally get a look at a program's code?

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Re: decompiling

You'll never get the original source code, because most of the details in it (such a names of variables and comment) are removed when compiling.
All you can get is the machine code in readable form.

Why not find a job in coding? Surely your employer will give you some application to work on, which might be the motivation you need.

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I guess the answer is "You can't". More or less this would be the answer.

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Back in the day they sold decompilers

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