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Had no idea what to name the title :(

I've always had problems when editing ide.img. For example, how would I do something such as turn algernon's 'NERD' into 'GREASER' or 'N_Striker' into 'DO_Striker' without the game crashing?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2012, 04:24:27 PM by JmTsHaW »

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2012, 04:10:52 PM »
Hmmmm I just rememberd that I did edit ide.img fille once , Hope red wont call me a lier after this post Hehe. Anyway I dont know how to change fighting styles yet. I skipped to pedstats.dat but I do know how to edit the peds clique in ide.img Just open up HXD and Change the word Nerd found a bit under algeron to Jock or what ever you want. If your game crashes then I guess you used notepad to edit ide.img . Hope I helped :D

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2012, 04:23:35 PM »
What you wanna do is replace the FACTION such
GREASER JOCK NERD ETC
Ok if you want A greaser to be a nerd Type in NERD  and overwrite the rest of those letters with this dot . You may think its a ordenary dot WRONG FOO!
This . represent a NULL number code so when you use it it reads correctly
Use this . if you wanna sort the faction name up

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2012, 04:29:22 PM »
just replace DO_Striker_A....Act/Anim/DO_Striker_A.act... from a Dropout with Algernon's stats N_Striker_B.Act/Anim/N_Striker_B.act.... then give alge the the DO_striker Stats not a dot more or the game will crash. As for the faction just replace NERD with GREASER

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 04:31:52 PM »
Click the orange tag for FULL SIZE

Overwrited correctly


Overwrited Fatal Error
« Last Edit: December 13, 2012, 04:37:14 PM by xNarumi HELLO KITTY »

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 04:54:57 PM »
just replace DO_Striker_A....Act/Anim/DO_Striker_A.act... from a Dropout with Algernon's stats N_Striker_B.Act/Anim/N_Striker_B.act.... then give alge the the DO_striker Stats not a dot more or the game will crash. As for the faction just replace NERD with GREASER

Well, I tried that but it just crashed before the game even got to the title screen.

Before pasting DO stats on Algernon:


After:


Is there anything wrong with these?

(I did the same thing with Algernon's stats to Leon the dropout, too.)

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 05:11:49 PM »
Where you see "NERDSER" Cuz you wanted to make GREASER a NERD
Make THE SER these  .  .  .  those dots represent null numbers
Copy and Paste those dots their
 aren't ordinary dots that you just type on your keyboard

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2012, 05:20:24 PM »
Leon
DOH2a_Leon..DOH2a_Leon......Huge....DROPOUT.STAT_N_STRIKER_B....F_Nerds.N_Striker...N_Striker_B.Straf_Fat......./Global/N_Striker_B.Act/Anim/N_Striker_B.act....

Algernon
NDH1a_Algernon..NDH1a_Algernon_W........Fat.GREASER.STAT_DO_STRIKER_A...F_Douts.DO_Striker..DO_StrikeCombo..Straf_Dout....../Global/DO_Striker_A....Act/Anim/DO_Striker_A.act...

 Fix your ide to look like this

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2012, 08:24:35 PM »
The guys beat me to the punch.

But I was gonna mention...if someone could decrypt the .idb files within the ide.img, editing these files will become painless, since all they'll require is editing through Notepad++ rather than hex editing.

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2012, 08:40:50 PM »
Really xD
Is like editing pedstats for me

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2012, 08:03:06 AM »
Replace some words such as straf_savage, do_strikecombo, etc with null....
This will make the code shorter and you will keep the ide default size (488kb)

For example you replace p_striker_b with do_grappler_a (the ide size will increase)
Check how many characters were added and replace a word from the ones that are after the stats of a ped with null....

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Re: How to support shorter/longer words when editing characters in ide.img?
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2012, 10:54:53 AM »
I got it working now.

Thanks guys :D