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Changing merc skills[message #352346] Sat, 10 February 2018 14:37 Go to next message
Slugg087

 
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I noticed that you can change the merc skills in the MercProfiles.XML file. Can I just change minor and major traits and attributes for anyone willy-nilly? Or will it break my savegames?
Re: Changing merc skills[message #352348 is a reply to message #352346] Sat, 10 February 2018 14:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flugente

 
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Any changes in MercProfiles.xml will not affect any already started campaign, as the data from that xml is read and stored in savegame files from the moment a campaign is started.



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Re: Changing merc skills[message #352349 is a reply to message #352348] Sat, 10 February 2018 14:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Penta

 
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Registered:May 2008
Question: Is there a list of offsets anywhere for hexediting save files? Like, where skills for mercs are stored so we can edit them mid-campaign?
Re: Changing merc skills[message #352350 is a reply to message #352349] Sat, 10 February 2018 15:43 Go to previous message
Flugente

 
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No. That would be pretty pointless, as these would change all the time when we add new variables with a new savegame version. There are also several structures of dynamic length (we save their length as well).

If you really want to alter these values, I suggest building a debug exe and using the debugger. You will need the code anyway to calculate offsets.



“What are you doing?” Joffrey interrupted him.

“… can’t a man give a few last words for his son to carry?”

“…Who told you your son was making it out of this field alive?”

If you want, you can donate to me. This will not affect how and what I code, and I will not code specific features in return. I will be thankful though.


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