Initially I had a hard time finding my attributes
because they aren't defined in numbers within the
game, but I began to look around in the directories
that the install program created. In a the sub-dir
TEXT, there is another directory called CHARGEN, it
contains the initial information used when creating
the characters at the start of the game in an ASCII
text file called CHARDATA. It seems to be of this
START Mr. Charles Weiss It was announced yesterday that
an heir to the Winthrop estate has been found.
Mr. Charles Weiss of Bangor, Maine, who...
2 3 2 2 5
1 1 1 1
0 0 3 0
1 1 0 0
All I'm concerned with at the moment are the lines
below STATS. The first line as your major characteristics,
in the order of DEXTERITY, KNOWLEDGE, STAMINA, STRENGTH,
and WILLPOWER. So in this example, DEX = 2; KNOW = 3;STA
= 2;STR = 2;WILL = 5. It's good to set those to at
least 200, that will give you a large amount of magic
as well as health.
The next three lines are the individual attributes that
are under the DEXTERITY, KNOWLEDGE, AND STRENGTH headings.
(such as ELECTRONICS, FIREARMS, MEDICINE, etc.) Generally
if you set these to something above 10 (15 works
quite nice) you won't ever fail at the things that you try.
The next two lines represent the spells that you start
with. They are represented in the form of:
I think those are pretty much self explanitory. One thing
though, you can only have two spells at the start, so make
it good ones (Wind of Destruction or Shards of Annihilation
are good attack spells), and make sure to use Elixir of
Health) I've included the list of spells in the game along
with this file.
If you don't want any spells... use -1 -1, -1 -1, -1 -1
through the three lines You don't really need a powerful
attack spell in the game after you hike your stats up,
I was pretty much able to kill about anything with one hit
from my briefcase, although Sword of the Shadow kills alot
quicker for the nastier monsters.
If you're already in the middle of a game and don't
want to start over then get out your hex editor
(Norton's DE, PCTOOLS, or the like) for this next
part. A list of the hex offsets for the character's
DEXTERITY - 5,282
KNOWLEDGE - 5,284
STAMINA - 5,286
STRENGTH - 5,288
WILLPOWER - 5,290
all breakdowns of those attributes are in even numbered
hex locations 5,294 - 5,316
When your character gets low on health or magic
(and he/she will!) the hex
addresses for your health are here MAXIMUM PRESENT
Health 5,262 - 5,263 5,264 - 5,265
Magic 5,266 - 5,267 5,268 - 5,269
Mail them to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org