Apr 16, 2014

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Savegame-Editor for Drakensang - River Of Time

Overview

On this page, I present to you my savegame editor for the roleplaying game "Drakensang - The River Of Time". I wrote it primarily for myself. Then I polished it a bit and released it to the general public. It's free of charge for anybody to use but also comes with no warranty whatsoever.

Features

  • Change character values (strength, upgrade points, regeneration etc.)
  • Add and remove character advantages and disadvantages
  • Change character appearance (hairstyle, head, body, skin colour, complexion etc.)
  • Add, remove or alter talents, special skills, spells and miracles
  • Inventory manager, including adding and removing items to or from the inventory - but also editing them
  • Shows ingame description of talents, spells, items etc.
  • Macro function: Run pre-defined SQL scripts on any savegame or game resource. Included in the editor are two examples: Solving and resetting the puzzle in the Effert temple
  • Does not block savegames. Drakensang does not crash when saving to a file which is currently edited
  • Supports the classic version as well as the addon "Phileasson's secret"

System requirements

  • Minimum screen resolution: 800 x 600
  • Installed Java Virtual Machine (tested on Oracle Java SE 6u23 and 7u2)
  • Installed copy of "Drakensang - River Of Time"
  • Minimum user clue ;)

Installation instructions

  • Download the archive (see below)
  • Extract it with 7-Zip to a location of your choice (I suggest giving it its own directory)
  • Launch the editor by double clicking on the file drasa2editor.jar (if this does not work, something may be wrong with your Java installation - try locating your java.exe and drag and drop the jar file on it)
  • When started for the first time, the editor will ask you where your version of the game is installed. Point it to the main directory of your installation of "Drakensang - River Of Time".
  • You can change the path any time later in the settings dialog. Which is where you can also define the location of your savegames. It is not required but if you do you won't have to navigate to the right directory every time you open a savegame.

Download locations

Locations for current version 1.0.0:

Current status

The editor is stable. There was a one year beta period in which everyone was invited to test it and report bugs. Since bug reports stopped coming a while ago, I assume that there are no bugs left. Or that people just lost interest in the editor. Either way, my work is done and I therefore release it as final version.

New features will most likely not be implemented.

However, I cannot guarantee that there are no bugs left. You should still make a backup of any savegame you wish to edit as always when tampering with savegames.

If you wish to contact me about bugs, my e-mail address is "drasa2editor dot foobar_rant at spamgourmet dot com" (you know how to put it together, don't you?). You can also contact me through the World of Players forum if you wish.

FAQ

But there is already an editor!

Yes, the one by Philipp. A very nice program but I have two issues with it. First, I cannot start it anymore. For some time now, all I get is an exception right at the start. My attempts to contact the author about this failed and I did not want to bother him any longer with my problems. Secondly, Philipps' editor cannot change everything I want to change. Or at least it could not when it still worked on my system. I don't know what functions he added afterwards.

Bottom line: Instead of whining and complaining, I chose to make me an editor myself that could do what I wanted. Then I figured I could release it to the public in case someone might like it.

I have a bug report or a suggestion!

Go ahead and send it to me (address: see above). I do not promise that every wish will be granted because I mainly wrote the editor for myself. But I will seriously consider whatever you send me.

The program does not work right and I am using the OpenJDK

During development, I was using the OpenJDK, too. But the SQLite driver for Java which I used had some problems with it. Those problems disappeared after I switched to the original from Sun (now Oracle). I do not know if these problems are fixed by now but I strongly recommend that you try the Oracle JRE if you run into any problems while using OpenJDK.

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