senbonzakura87 posted on Jun 04, 2010 11:52:23 AM - Report post
ok i need a step bay step help on how to ues the UGE and how to get it to work in game. I got the money to work but it seems that the ore aspect of UGE isn't working. Help would be much appreciated.
Wild4fire posted on Aug 08, 2011 8:32:01 AM - Report post
I noticed that too. After editting with UGE, nothing changes in-game. Seems we need an updated UGE module for Fragile Allegiance.
I'm trying to see if I can find how and where the game stores its data in the SAVEGAME.000 game. Most likely, it's a default position within the savegame for each type of ore. Should I figure out how to edit those values, I'll release a small utility which I'll post here.
Wild4fire posted on Aug 08, 2011 1:06:44 PM - Report post
Okay, I figured out how the game stores its data. I can now edit both the overall amount of money, the four different budgets and the total amount of each ore present on your starting asteroid.
I also understand why the UGE module didn't work. The location of the data for your starting asteroid differs each time you start a new game. Most likely, when using the UGE module posted here you were actually editing one of the asteroids you hadn't yet discovered.
Luckily, the relevant data is stored at a specific location close to your astroid's name. So in theory, when my limited programming skills pay off, I could write a little program which the user would supply with the name of his/her starting asteroid. Knowing that, the program can look it up in the savegame and then edit the values.
However, I'm not promising anything
Wild4fire posted on Aug 09, 2011 12:45:46 PM - Report post
Well, I've finally made a savegame patcher. It can patch any asteroid you want to, you only have to supply the name of the asteroid you want to edit...
What does this patcher do? Let's see:
The four cheap ores are set to 2500 units. The four medium-priced ores are set to 1250 units. The most expensive ores are set to 500 units.
Your overall budget is set to nearly 250 million credits, if you want to (you can skip the money patch so you'll only have lots of ore).
I'll have to see where and how I'll publish this patcher.
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Wild4fire posted on Aug 10, 2011 11:19:17 AM - Report post
Patcher submitted to CheatHappens. Let's see if they pick it up or not.
-- Edit: an updated patcher is almost available. Version 0.2 lets the user enter the desired amount of ores for each kind of ores (low-, medium- and high-valued ores). If you want to edit the money, that's possible too.
Only problem is: the high-value ores are a bit flaky in their radioactivity. You could end up with such high amounts of radiaton, your entire asteroid will be filled with radiation filters...
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Howling_Mad_M posted on Jun 18, 2012 4:19:24 AM - Report post
Know it's been a while since you've posted but hopefully you'll pick this up.
I've just got playing FA again for the first time in years. (Still pretty rubbish at it for the moment!) Do you download the UGE from somewhere or is it bundeled with the game? Can't seem to find anything on it on a google search and theres noting obvious in my FA directory. Could you point me in the right direction?
JamieK posted on Dec 28, 2013 12:18:55 AM - Report post
I just bought this on gog.com, i remember playing this game back in the day.
I remember being able to use hex workshop to find the location of the money, the ore, the timetables of the transport that brings anything you buy and takes everything you sell.
But that was long, long ago.
Wild4fire posted on Feb 19, 2017 4:18:26 PM - Report post
I've resubmitted my money/ore patcher to CheatHappens. I recently started playing the game again and my money/ore patcher is very fun for those less serious game sessions where you just want to dominate the playing field