For those that know how to HEX edit your Dead Island unencypted GS:
I have a Windows Command Prompt program I created called Midas. It assumes you know how to HEX edit a GS. It also assumes you are familiar with other command prompt programs like CD and DIR.
It took me some time to figure out and though this forum has been helpful I did figure it out by myself through trial and error.
The program works by looking for weapon strings. All weapon strings are really two consecutive strings. The second string is "None" or some blueprint mod. Following the second string is a long. aa bb cc dx. We are interested in the 4th byte. In the 4th byte dx we are interested in nibble x. If we make it a 4 or a C we will have a golden weapon. It's that simple.
This routine will take an unencrypted Dead Island Game Save file
and turns all the weapon items it contains into Gold
Useage for Midas Version 1.03:
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Here is what Midas.exe says in a command prompt if no filename is specified.
This is the contents of my GS before running midas on it.
This is midas being run on that same GS.
Finally here is what that GS looks like after being modified by midas.