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Offline Dichotomy

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Where are the stats?
« on: March 04, 2013, 08:48:25 AM »
Basically, if I wanted to try out stat tweaks on my own copy, how would I do it?
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Re: Where are the stats?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 08:49:14 AM »
You mean, tweaking the stats of the ships?  They're compiled into the game, so there's not really a way to do that.
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Re: Where are the stats?
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013, 11:06:01 AM »
That was what I meant. Keith had mentioned something about balance tweaks being easy, so I thought there might have been an internal table or something. Oh well.

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Re: Where are the stats?
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013, 11:11:25 AM »
That was what I meant. Keith had mentioned something about balance tweaks being easy, so I thought there might have been an internal table or something. Oh well.

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They're easy to make for me :)

But yea, all hardcoded.  In theory (i.e. dangerous and really hoses multiplayer) you could hexedit your install's dll to change the main values, but there's dozens of rules that are checked afterward that may override the value, etc.  Basically you'd have to change a significant amount of compiled code to do substantial balance changes.  I've known people who find that kind of thing entertaining, but you seem more interested in sanity than that ;)
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