Home » PLAYER'S HQ 1.13 » v1.13 General Gameplay Talk » Turn iron man off - it is possible?
Turn iron man off - it is possible?[message #358426] Sat, 02 November 2019 03:38 Go to next message
Toy
Messages:2
Registered:November 2019
Hello.

Is there are any way to turn off "iron man" setting of in middle game?
I play 1.13 + Arulko revisited + Better AI with "Iron Man" settings.
I forgot this is a "bugged alliance" and i tired of try to complete
some missions 2-3 times because of bugs and crushes.

Any advise is welcome.
Re: Turn iron man off - it is possible?[message #358427 is a reply to message #358426] Sat, 02 November 2019 05:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
sevenfm

 
Messages:1987
Registered:December 2012
Location: Soviet Russia
Toy wrote on Sat, 02 November 2019 06:38
Hello.

Is there are any way to turn off "iron man" setting of in middle game?
I play 1.13 + Arulko revisited + Better AI with "Iron Man" settings.
I forgot this is a "bugged alliance" and i tired of try to complete
some missions 2-3 times because of bugs and crushes.

Any advise is welcome.
Playing Iron man mode is not recommended for 1.13, because of possible bugs, the game was never stable enough for that since vanilla.
If by "Arulko revisited + Better AI" you mean 7609+AI project, then you can always save in cheat mode, also you can always enable "soft iron man" mode in the ingame settings and save in realtime.
For stock 1.13, there is probably no solution except using developer tools to attach to process with debugger and change data manually.

[Updated on: Sat, 02 November 2019 05:10]




7609+fix | 7609+AI (r1335) | Unofficial modpack | Win8+ fix | Experimental project | Youtube

"It's already "dog-eat-dog", friend. Not sure what worse a bunch of zombies could do."


Re: Turn iron man off - it is possible?[message #358428 is a reply to message #358427] Sat, 02 November 2019 11:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
townltu

 
Messages:374
Registered:December 2017
Location: here
Yes.

Before you do anything else, copy&paste your save game to a safe place, in case smth goes wrong!

Run the game, open the save game with a hex editor which is capable to also open a running process and edit values in Ram,
i can recommend the free hex editor HxD by Maël Hörz.

The byte at offset 134h (aka 0x134) in the save file is (at least in older 1.13 versions) the main "switch" for iron man mode,
but it is not sufficient to change that single value in the file.
So mark bytes 012Eh to 013Dh (the game starting settings) and copy them to clipboard,
now open the process JA2.exe with the hex editor and select to search for bytes,
paste the 16 bytes into the search mask, there should be only one hit.
(here it was at offset 10805217h to 10805226h, but it may be different on your machine)
Change the value of the corresponding byte from 1 to 0 in Ram (or was from 0 to 1? ;)
Tab back into the game and select to save the game,
confirm success by closing the game, run it again, load the just saved game and save it again.


Note this was successfully done with older 1.13 version,
later releases have some of the in game starting options moved to the .ini file,
so the string of 16 bytes may be too long, in case a string of 16 bytes can not be found try a shorter string incl byte 0134h.

If that also fails to find the byte in ram, the whole save game structure may have changed
and the IM byte may have been moved to a different offset, in case the approach in general:
Start e.g. 5 games as IM and 5 as non IM, keep all other setting identical, save each game asap, compare the files with HxD,
you will probably find more than only one difference, but the sum of compared files should reveal the byte,
now again mark a string including bytes in front and behind that byte, lets say we start with 2, resulting in a string of 5 bytes,
search for string in ram, if you get multiple hits increase the string length by marking more bytes around suspected byte/offset,
increase the selection of bytes you search for until it is long enough to get an unambiguous result.

[Updated on: Sat, 02 November 2019 11:53]

Re: Turn iron man off - it is possible?[message #358429 is a reply to message #358428] Sat, 02 November 2019 18:06 Go to previous message
Toy
Messages:2
Registered:November 2019
My god, thank you guys, i'll try all this solutions, and some one will work for me for sure.
It is very impressive, by the way, this old game live in 2k19 and has a helpful community.
Previous Topic: How do resistance from Bodybuilding trait and physical resistance from background work?
Next Topic: Hiring Mike
Goto Forum:
  


Current Time: Mon Nov 18 12:49:17 EET 2019

Total time taken to generate the page: 0.01165 seconds