Changing difficulty mid-campaign


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#1 drke

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 06:13 AM

If I edit the save file using notepad to change the difficulty: 0-4 to something else, does it work properly and are there any issues associated with doing this? Thanks

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 09:34 AM

Providing you do it in geoscape nothing wrong should happen, also you don't need to use notepad, I believe we have somewhere in files difficulty changer. If you change difficulty in tactical mode, you will still encounter aliens from the difficulty you started the battle.
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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:06 AM

You can't edit the difficulty via Notepad (I really wish it was that easy though), you need to use a hex editor or something like MS-Edit. There are game editors out there which can do it though. Posted Image

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:54 AM

View Postdrke, on 03 February 2017 - 06:13 AM, said:

If I edit the save file using notepad to change the difficulty: 0-4 to something else, does it work properly and are there any issues associated with doing this? Thanks
Notepad won't work. You need a hex editor, like Frhed. Hex-edit byte 61 (offset 60 or 0x3C) of IGLOB.DAT while on the Battlescape or in a save-game file (it has the difficulty in memory while on the Geoscape).

I haven't tried it, so I don't know if there are issues.




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