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Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #339838] Wed, 04 March 2015 15:39 Go to next message
BoogieMan

 
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I made a mistake during IMP creation that I didn't notice for a good while and I don't want to restart, so is there a way to edit your savegame or edit a specific merc in a save game? I just need to tweak their strength rating specifically.

[Updated on: Wed, 04 March 2015 15:40]

Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #339841 is a reply to message #339838] Wed, 04 March 2015 18:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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I don't know a savegame editor for JA2 1.13. Only way to change merc stats mid game is a debugger.



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Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #339842 is a reply to message #339841] Wed, 04 March 2015 18:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BoogieMan

 
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Eh, oh well. I guess I'll just train it up over time. Thanks!
Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #339849 is a reply to message #339842] Thu, 05 March 2015 05:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Zulu63

 
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Hey.
Sort of on this subject....is there a way to change the names of the Mercs from A. I.M. Before you start a game?
Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #339854 is a reply to message #339849] Thu, 05 March 2015 09:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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They can be changed in MercProfiles.xml but there are certain audio files where the name is spoken as well so it will probably break immersion if you change the name and the audio says something different.



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Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #339870 is a reply to message #339854] Fri, 06 March 2015 00:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Zulu63

 
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Ahh.
Thanks mate.
Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #342718 is a reply to message #339841] Wed, 07 October 2015 19:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TWJunky

 
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silversurfer wrote on Wed, 04 March 2015 17:29
I don't know a savegame editor for JA2 1.13. Only way to change merc stats mid game is a debugger.



where can i find a debugger? i want to change my imp stats
Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #342720 is a reply to message #342718] Wed, 07 October 2015 20:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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Most of the devs use Microsoft Visual Studio (Express) in various versions. In order to change values you would need to compile your own debug exe, run that and edit the variables that you want but you need to know which ones to change and which values to use. There are hundreds of them. It's not like using an editor and doing a few clicks here and there.



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Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #342819 is a reply to message #342720] Wed, 14 October 2015 12:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TWJunky

 
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so its next to impossibie for someone who doesnt know what they are doing?

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Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #342822 is a reply to message #342819] Wed, 14 October 2015 13:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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Unfortunately, yes. You may be able to kill your IMP and create a new one but I haven't tried that yet.



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Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #344214 is a reply to message #342822] Wed, 24 February 2016 22:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zango

 
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Use jape.
Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #344215 is a reply to message #342822] Wed, 24 February 2016 22:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zango

 
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Use jape
Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #344219 is a reply to message #344215] Thu, 25 February 2016 01:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flugente

 
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zango wrote on Wed, 24 February 2016 20:17
Use jape

Ugh. For the record, no. That tool wont work with any 1.13 exe of the last 10 (?) years. As silversurfer said, use a debugger.



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Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #344222 is a reply to message #344219] Thu, 25 February 2016 05:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
zango

 
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The last time I used jape was in 2008- to understand save game format
Then manually edited the save game to make desired changes
Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #344223 is a reply to message #344219] Thu, 25 February 2016 06:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scheinworld

 
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Flugente wrote on Thu, 25 February 2016 00:39
zango wrote on Wed, 24 February 2016 20:17
Use jape

Ugh. For the record, no. That tool wont work with any 1.13 exe of the last 10 (?) years. As silversurfer said, use a debugger.


Not entirely correct ;)

Latest Jape Version 0.41 should work with old v1.13-2085 build (08.04.27).

http://kermi.pp.fi/JA_2/Modding_Tools/Jape/Jape.txt

http://kermi.pp.fi/JA_2/Modding_Tools/Jape/



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Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #344225 is a reply to message #344223] Thu, 25 February 2016 13:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flugente

 
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Then its closer to 8 years, still the same. We are at r80xx now, recommending outdated tools for current exes is not good.



Saren threw his head back and screamed in impotent fury, before falling to his throne, head in his claws, trembling in horrified disbelief.

Then he heard a faint chime as Sovereign subscribed to her ECHO channel.

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.


Re: Any save game editor or a way to edit merc stats in game?[message #344413 is a reply to message #344225] Mon, 07 March 2016 04:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
duggelz
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I'm pretty busy with work, but in case someone else wants to work on it, I've put the JAPE source code online.

The forum won't let me post a link, so remove the spaces and paste this into your browser's address bar:

github.com/duggelz/jape

[Updated on: Sun, 16 April 2017 23:53] by Moderator

Any save game editor? [JAPE source code][message #344415 is a reply to message #344413] Mon, 07 March 2016 12:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Scheinworld

 
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Hello Douglas,

and thank you for answering my mail! :-) It's a nice surprise to see you are still active and I really hope one of our coders can make use of your JAPE source code.

I think many people who are as me not trusted with a debugger would be interested in getting an updated version of your JAPE save game editor which works with current 1.13 version and/or last Stable v7609.

Reposted your link to JAPE source code:
https://github.com/duggelz/jape

Uploaded to Kermi's FTP as well:
http://kermi.pp.fi/JA_2/Modding_Tools/Jape/Source/

Thanks again! I hope one of our coders is trusted with Java, right?


Best regards; Schein...

[Updated on: Mon, 07 March 2016 12:40]



Re: Any save game editor? [JAPE source code][message #349548 is a reply to message #344415] Sat, 15 April 2017 01:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kugelblitz

 
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Hello,

Played JA2 a for years a decade ago. Now I rediscovered it in Steam and love to play it again. Also still have my old savegames from 1.05 and love to use my MECS in Version 1.13.
Read that there is no Savegame "Converter to the 1.13 Version.
Thinking about to Screenshot the Stats and then use the v1.13-2085 build (08.04.27) with JAPE to "rebuild" the MECS. and then update to the newest 1.13 Version.
Is that a possible way to go?
Where can I get the "v1.13-2085 build (08.04.27)

Thanks for keeping this AWESOME Game a live for such a long time!
Re: Any save game editor? [JAPE source code][message #349554 is a reply to message #349548] Sat, 15 April 2017 05:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flugente

 
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Hi Kugelblitz, welcome to the pit!

r2085 and the current unstable exe (or, for that matter, the stable 2014 r7609 release) are savegame incompatible, so this won't work (fixing that would require many many ugly hacks and extensive knowledge of the code changes during the last 10 year or so).

Couldn't you just start a new campaign and recreate your IMP character?



Saren threw his head back and screamed in impotent fury, before falling to his throne, head in his claws, trembling in horrified disbelief.

Then he heard a faint chime as Sovereign subscribed to her ECHO channel.

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.


Re: Any save game editor? [JAPE source code][message #349563 is a reply to message #349554] Sun, 16 April 2017 20:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kugelblitz

 
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Hello Flugente,

thank you for your Reply. Yeah I testet it myself before reading your answer. I could load the savegame from 1.05 in JAPE 41 and also a savegame from 1.13 V.2085.
But the Changes did not show up in the game.

So .. how can I recreate the IMP Characters? I can read out their Stats from my Savegame 1.05 in JAPE 41 But where can I type their values in in a new game in 1.13?

Really keen on playing 1.13 also with the Zombies. But love to play with my "leveld up" IMPs and not the noobs they are in a fresh game.

Cheers


PS. Think I found it. sourceforge.net/projects/ja2impact/

[Updated on: Sun, 16 April 2017 21:04]

Re: Any save game editor? [JAPE source code][message #349564 is a reply to message #349563] Sun, 16 April 2017 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DepressivesBrot

 
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Eh ... just set the values during creation on the IMP page as usual? If they were levelled enough that you have problems with points, raise the skill points you get in one of the inis.



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Re: Any save game editor? [JAPE source code][message #349566 is a reply to message #349564] Sun, 16 April 2017 23:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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https://github.com/duggelz/jape

There, posted it for you


Re: Any save game editor? [JAPE source code][message #349567 is a reply to message #349566] Mon, 17 April 2017 00:15 Go to previous message
Kugelblitz

 
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Hey DepressivesBrot
Thanks for the hint! Used the INI Editor.exe to enable BobRays right from the start and give some extra cash for the gear. Also rised the IMP Initial Points and the IMP Max Attributes.
Then used the \Data\BinaryData\PROEDIT.EXE to change the Initial Values of the Characters to match the once I got in 1.05.

Thanks a lot for your Tips Guys!
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