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Merc Profile Editor[message #346005] Thu, 23 June 2016 20:30 Go to next message
Gopas

 
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Hi everyone, i would like to make some slight changes to the merc likes and dislikes and here are my thoughts : I am using JA2 Gold, 1.13 ,7435 and the 7609 update, i am also using the 1.4 Arulco Revisited. No other mods or maps or anything. I followed the instructions and once running the zPatch.bat, the merc editor changes from the detailed one with all the drop down menus, to one with only a few tabs on the very top and the leftmost one highlights blue. Clicking on it produces no results. That's it. How do i use this editor ? Is there a tutorial somewhere ? Can i get some instructions on how to use it and save the changes ?
Any help would be appreciated and forgive my ignorance, i am old and not highly educated.

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Re: Merc Profile Editor[message #346008 is a reply to message #346005] Fri, 24 June 2016 07:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
edmortimer

 
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I wouldn't use the merc editor as it may corrupt the files -- I'm not sure about that having never used the merc editor, but I know the ini editor is not to be used to modify ini files because it will corrupt the files.

Instead, use a text editor like Notepad++ (not Word or Wordpad) to modify the MercOpinions.xml It will really help to have a list of all the Mercs and their index number while modifying this file. You can make a list yourself, or use the one I have on my blog: http://arulco.blogspot.com/p/character-list.html




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Re: Merc Profile Editor[message #349877 is a reply to message #346008] Thu, 25 May 2017 06:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Huberclim

 
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Hi everyone,

I have a similar question: What is the latest recommendation to change MERC stats and traits of v1.13? Which program?

Can I edit the stats and traits while a game has been started (of course I quit the game during editing), I mean while I run a campaign. Or do I have to start a complete new game to have the effective change of data?

Thank you,
H
Re: Merc Profile Editor[message #349880 is a reply to message #349877] Thu, 25 May 2017 11:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
silversurfer

 
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A proper text editor like Notepad++ is the recommendation to modify the XML and Ini files of the game.

There is no savegame editor I'm aware of the can modify savegames from 1.13. Only way to modify stats and traits in an ongoing campaign is a debugger. So you will have to modify the files first and then start a new campaign with your modifications.



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Re: Merc Profile Editor[message #349883 is a reply to message #349880] Thu, 25 May 2017 17:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Huberclim

 
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Thanks silversurfer for your reply happy
Using a debugger sounds complicated, do I need a special software for this? How would I do it?
Re: Merc Profile Editor[message #349888 is a reply to message #349883] Thu, 25 May 2017 21:21 Go to previous message
silversurfer

 
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A debugger is part of a development tool. We usually use Visual Studio. I don't want to discourage you but if you have never coded before it's probably not worth your time to bother with it.



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