drke, 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.