A short guide about
how to examine and edit the contents of EV's pilot file
|At first, I have to admit that my research is not complete and maybe
not always accurate. At least I found the locations of the most interesting
entries (from my point of view, of course). If you have additional infos,
corrections, questions,... just contact me (Marko
Many thanks to seant, who published the raw material at Ambrosia's EV-boards in summer 2000. I got interested enough to wade through all these figures and added the offsets to this list.
1) you will need:
2) using the De/Encryptor:
NOTE: At the first glace, you won't see a big difference after decoding
the file. Below is a screenshot with both versions of the same pilot.
3) the hexadecimal-system:
4) getting the information (finally ;-)):
|Just forget the right column, the four columns in the centre store
the data and the left one tells you the offset of the first data in each
Now, it's time for Ambrosia's list with it's annotations for each figure you'll see. Open this file with your favorite text-editor and look for something you want to know about your pilot (ship-type, outfits, weapons, cargo, escorts, missions, wich systems you visited and your status there,...).
This file looks like this:
"short" does mean that this info is stored in four hex-digits and the numbers, I added at the beginning of each line, is the starting offset. (In case you didn't know, you can search for a special offset in the "find" menu.)
Well, I think that should be enough for now. If I forgot something or this page needs an update: mail me.
Okt 31th, 2000