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Editing the save file DOS2:DE

Posted By: Silvestrae

Editing the save file DOS2:DE - 30/12/18 06:09 AM

Hey guys,
I have the usual story... started playing with 3 other mates, got to Act 3 and then 2 dropped out.
Me and the other friend want to keep going without their player made characters.
Looked online and apparently no one can remove player made characters from their game/party permanently.
I had a look through the save file and found/deleted all references to the characters we want gone, but any changes I make either do nothing or make the game bugsplat when I load the edited save file.

TLDR...
Does any know or can work out how to edit the save file to successfully remove player made characters from the game permanent.
Posted By: Silvestrae

Re: Editing the save file DOS2:DE - 05/01/19 05:47 AM

bump... is this even possible?
Posted By: Norbyte

Re: Editing the save file DOS2:DE - 06/01/19 01:44 PM

There are so many references to the player entity itself throughout the savegame that I'd consider this hard to do. You'd have to remove every reference to the deleted characters handle to completely delete them (eg. remove them from EntityWorld, OsirisVariableHelper, InventoryManager, CombatComponents, CharacterFactory, ...).
In addition you'd have to patch story databases to make sure that the character is gone, otherwise you'll get weird game bugs (there is currently no tool to do this).
Posted By: Silvestrae

Re: Editing the save file DOS2:DE - 07/01/19 08:54 AM

Oh dear lord.. that sounds like way too much effort and too involved to be worthwhile.
I appreciate the reply Norbyte, and thanks for the tool. It was insightful to use and see the different variables that were editable.
I guess we're starting again!
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