To set your trace level, money and edit all other aspects of your saved game, do teh following. Note: This procedure requires editing a game file; creating a backup copy of the file before proceeding. Using a text editor,
edit the "*.profile" file in the "he-savegames" directory. The file should appear similar to the following lines (with additional comments added as to the function of each number)
hacktheripper - (Hacker Evolution-he-level-3) #Display name hemod-hackerevolution.mod #Mod being used 3 #Current Level 0 #CPU Slot 1 1 #CPU Slot 2 0 #Memory Slot 1 -1 #Memory Slot 2 2 #Modem Upgrade 1 #Firewall upgrade 2505 #Current score 1000 #Bank Balance 25 #Current hack count 0 #Current trace count 2446 #Not sure what this is???? 0 #Unable to see what this is for???? -1 #Neural network adapter 96 #Trace level - Change this to 0 to clear all trace 0 #Dynamic difficulty setting 37872 #This is a hash of the current file
Just change all the desired details. Be careful what you type as it could corrupt your game. Next, load the game and select "Load or delete". Notice that your saved game is no longer showing in the list (unless you left your backup file there. Your saved game is not there because the game runs a check when you click "Load or delete game" on all .profiles in the save game folder. It hashes the file itself then checks it against the hash saved in the profile. If it matches it shows the game, otherwise it breaks. Luckily, the developers have a log file (application.log) which outputs when a hash doesnt match, and they also print out the expected number and the number recieved. Exit the game and open the "application.log" file in the game directory in a text editor. Look for a line that reads similarly to:
This line tells you that it failed when validating by checksum. The first number in the brackets is what it found in the saved file (37872 in this example) and the second number is what the current file hash is. Replace the hash at the bottom of your profile with the new one. Your modified saved game will now appear in the list, and when you load it you will find all your changes have worked.