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    Modding Tropico 3 help needed

    Here are 2 saves from the first lv with diff money amounts

    6771 money lv1 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=9WF4YV5F
    8500 miney lv1 http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VPWFWJ4V

    I used this
    After looking further into the save, each mission will have its own .DAT file encrypted in the save file after it is unlocked. You will have to search the "money" string in each DAT file to find the one you wish to edit. It is very important that you spend money on something before saving as the default 10,000 doesn't seem to show correctly in the save and may make you edit the wrong value.

    Also I noticed I have provided a bad command in the walk-thru text. In line 13 you are told to enter the following:

    packzip.exe -0 0x002b80?? 002b80??.dat 1.sav

    It should read:

    packzip.exe -o 0x002b80?? 002b80??.dat 1.sav

    the -0 should be -o sorry for the confusion.

    Here is the complete text of the walk-thru:

    How to use offzip.exe and packzip.exe with Tropico 3 saves.

    FIRST AND FOREMOST:
    MUCH RESPECT TO JizzaBeez FOR THE DARKSIDERS TUTORIAL. WITHOUT IT THIS WOULD NOT BE. MOST OF WHAT IS INCLUDED IS HIS ORIGINAL WORK WITH MY TINKERING TO MAKE IT WORK FOR TROPICO 3.

    1. Start Tropico 3 on your XBOX360 and make a new game. I have only tested this method with the first Campaign "Bananas".

    2. After reading the initial text for the mission, slow the game speed to pause. Spend money on anything. Note the amount of cash you have remaining. I personally chose to enact the Building Permit Edict. This left me with $9500.

    3. Copy offzip.exe and packzip.exe to the root of any drive. I.E. c:\
    This will make using the command prompt much easier later.

    4. Copy your Tropico 3 saves to the same location. They have very long names so I recommend making note of the correct save name and changing it to 1.sav or something very short again for command prompt usage. I will be using 1.sav for my examples.

    5. Open the command prompt by pressing start and typing COMMAND in the run box and pressing ENTER.

    6. Navigate to the location you placed offzip and packzip as well as your Tropico 3 saves. For me it was C:\

    7. Type the following:
    offzip.exe -a 1.sav c:\ 0
    Press ENTER



    8. Using a Hex Editor, I recommend HxDen, open the DAT file starting with 002b80??. In my experience so far the ?? has been different each time so you may have to open multiple files to find the correct one.

    9. Search for the TEXT STRING money. After this you will find hex value for the money you have available. In my case $9500 = 251C

    10. Edit this value to anything you like. I chose FF FF FF which gave me $16,777,215 in game.

    11. Save the file using your Hex Editor.

    12. Now you have to inject the DAT file you just saved into the Tropico 3 save file.

    13. Back in the Command Prompt window type the following:
    packzip.exe -o 0x002b80?? 002b80??.dat 1.sav
    Remember to change the ?? to the correct values for your DAT file.

    14. Rename the save file to the original name. I told you to make note of it.

    15. Rehash and Resign the save file using whatever method you prefer. I use Modio for this.

    16. Replace the save file on your XBOX360 and lauch the game.


    TUT to mod my saves (offzip and packzip needed)

    But when I rehashed and put back to use the save is always corrupt

    Anyone care to help please :)
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    Re: Modding Tropico 3 help needed

    Hey, I would love to help you with your problem (as I have this game too). I want to get into modding and I'm a very fast learner, what is this TUT program you speak of??? Where can I find it???

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    Re: Modding Tropico 3 help needed

    The corruption of the savegame is probably due to some checksum protection within the game.
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    Re: Modding Tropico 3 help needed

    TUT = tutorial! it is in the spoiler
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  5. #5
    nnaatteedd

    Re: Modding Tropico 3 help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by madasahat View Post
    TUT = tutorial! it is in the spoiler
    Yeah, I totaly realized that a day later and have been smacking myself in the head since, lol.

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    Re: Modding Tropico 3 help needed

    Tropico 4 is coming out this year.
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    Re: Modding Tropico 3 help needed

    Any chance of a mod Tool?

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    Re: Modding Tropico 3 help needed

    I am also looking for a mod tool. Anyone got the file as all the links I've found for it on the net are now broken.

 

 
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