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a save editor for HBS's BattleTech PC game

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This editor allows you to modify your save files. Please note that this is a work in progress as I have not completely interpreted all the data in the save file yet, so I will be updating this as I find the time.

Notes:
I recommend having a backup of your save before you modify it (just in case). If you are modifying a steam save, you will need to keep the save file name the same or it wont show up. 

Current Abilities:
  • Change your company's Funds
  • Add/Remove items to your inventory (weapons, equipment, mech chassis, etc...)
  • Scan your BattleTech installation directory to make adding inventory easier
  • Pilot Skills and Abilities can be edited
  • Change your access to the Black market
  • Change your reputation with the major factions
  • remove star systems and contracts to recover saves from mod removal (in some cases)
  • move to any star system (still experimental) 
  • Add and Remove the mechs in your mechbay

Ideas for Future Abilities:
  • Edit the mechs in your mechbay
  • replay Flashpoints
  • resurrect fallen pilots
  • add new pilots
  • allow Ronin pilots to appear for hire again

Known Problems/Limitations
  • Currently only available for 64 bit windows (I have tested Windows 10, but older versions should work)

Common Problems and Questions
I found a bug or have a strange issue, how do I report them?
To help me debug the issue you are seeing, please provide me with a clear description of the issue, steps to reproduce, a save that replicates the issue, the game logs and the log from the editor. you can send these to me via google drive, drop box or discord (@Jamie Wolf) through the battletech game discord (or roguetech, or battletech 3025 extended). feel free to post them here as a comment, a bug or as a private message.

Does it work with mods?
Mods that use Modtek to load into the game should be picked up by the scan function. I have used it just fine with 3025 Extended and RogueTech. If you run into problems, report them to me with mods you are using,  an example save and the output log from the game.

How do I add Mechs?
Open the Mechbay editor tab, select the mech you want to add (you must perform a scan first to find mechs). Press add to mechbay

Pilot Skills and Ability editing
the Editor allows you to setup pilots however you want, do be careful however I have not tested how the game reacts if you set an ability twice or an ability without the skill needed for it so bad things may result.

I use ME, RT or XLRP and when I add a mech it is not valid
Using Mech Engineer or a mod that depends on it (RogueTech, XLRP) complicates the mech adding process because the mech files do not contain all the extra components that ME adds to a mech. Adding fully functional mechs is still possible but requires a few extra steps and a recent version of CustomComponents to work. Steps are detailed by the 'ME/RT/XLRP Help' button in the editor. Huge thanks to Denadan for adding support into CC that makes this possible.

I added MECHPARTs to my inventory but no mech shows up in my mech bay
Mechparts work differently than you might expect, the game never expects that there are enough parts in your inventory to complete a whole mech (otherwise it should have given you the mech), furthermore it only checks if a mech should be added when it goes to add a part of that mech to your inventory. Adding enough mechparts to complete a mech (or more) can cause the game to behave strangely so I do not recommend trying it .

My modified save fails to load if I edit it while the game is open
This is due to the way the game is designed. the game does some pre-allocation for the save games, modifying a save may cause it to grow (or shrink), this means the game will fail to load the modified save due to the pre-allocated buffer being too small. restarting the game or editing a save while the game is closed will work around this.

Is there a linux version?
There is a beta version for linux, but it is not fully tested, if you find issues please report them
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