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Topic Subject: Changing Difficulty
posted 07 July 2007 13:20 EDT (US)   
Is there any way to change battle difficulty mid-campaign? I'm quite far along a VH/VH Egypt campaign in XGM, and I've just found out that VH throws some very hefty (and unfair!) combat bonuses to my opponents on the field. I'd rather win an easy battle without the nonsense of combat bonuses than use cheap combat bonuses to level the playing field.
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posted 07 July 2007 15:53 EDT (US)     1 / 10  
Unfortunately no

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posted 07 July 2007 17:04 EDT (US)     2 / 10  
There is an file for download that is an editor tool. I use it to check difficulty of saves I download and play.

It can be used to alter difficulty. Not sure if it works on XGM.

Here is a link:

Rome Sage
http://rtw.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=3949

This is the Readme file for Rome Sage:
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RomeSAGE is a Saved Game Editor for Rome: Total War.

It allows you to change some of the options in saved game files once you have started
playing the game. For example, if you are well into a campaign and found it too easy, or too
hard, with RomeSAGE you can change the campaign or battle difficulty in your saved game file.

RomeSAGE currently supports the following options:

o Campaign difficulty
o Battle difficulty
o Battle time limit on or off (as per MarkP's great TiLiN tool).
o Short or long campaign
o Changing the unit scale (also known as unit size).
o Changing year and season. This does not undo any other changes that may have occurred in the game.

Some of these options can be changed within RTW itself, but others, like the difficulties, cannot be
altered in RTW once you have started a campaign, so for this you need RomeSAGE.

I have successfully tested Battle difficulty, Battle time limit and Unit scale. Although the other two
options load OK, I'm not sure if they are having the right affect, so would appreciate any
feed back.

Unit scale is normally set through the RTW Video options, and then applies to any new games. When you
change the option in RTW it does not affect any existing save games, which is where RomeSAGE comes in.
With RomeSAGE you can change the unit scale for existing games, and this will affect any new units
that are recruited (but not existing units).

For example, for Hastati the unit sizes are:

o Small20
o Normal40
o Large80
o Huge160

I hope you find RomeSAGE easy to use. Use the Browse button to load an existing
RTW saved game file (in the "Rome - Total War\saves" directory). The current settings for the
options will be displayed by RomeSAGE. Use the "Set" check boxes to choose which options
you want to change, and then change the option and hit Apply. RomeSAGE NEVER alters existing
saved game files - it copies the existing file to a new one and applies the changes to the new
file. The new file will be called RomeSageNNN.sav, where NNN is the first free slot between 000
and 999. Simply load the RomeSageNNN.sav file in RTW.

RomeSAGE does not include options which can be changed from within RTW itself. To be able to include
other options, I need two saved game files, one with the option switched on, and one with it
switched off. Even then it may not be possible to do.

You can email me for support at romesage@shellshock.demon.co.uk.
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Hope that helps.

Sev

[This message has been edited by Severous (edited 07-07-2007 @ 05:14 PM).]

posted 07 July 2007 17:51 EDT (US)     3 / 10  
Awesome, thanks a lot. I'm dling as we speak.
posted 07 July 2007 22:04 EDT (US)     4 / 10  
Does this utility work for BI/Alexander?

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posted 08 July 2007 04:59 EDT (US)     5 / 10  
Wow, I didn't have a clue about that, well done sev

Carthage
And beyond, green fields under a swift sunrise
Oh well, thats not so bad, is it?
No, no it's not

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posted 08 July 2007 19:59 EDT (US)     6 / 10  
I just checked it out:

- BI (it works)
- Alexander (it doesnt work)

Sev
posted 08 July 2007 22:39 EDT (US)     7 / 10  
For some reason the game crashed on me immediately after a saved game loaded which had its difficulty and unit scale changed. Julii, M->VH, Large->Huge

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posted 09 July 2007 00:53 EDT (US)     8 / 10  
Maybe you don't have enough people in your cities too make up your larger armies?

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posted 09 July 2007 13:58 EDT (US)     9 / 10  
I also had a crash after altering the difficulty. But another time it worked.
posted 04 March 2021 06:20 EDT (US)     10 / 10  
I'm playing the Roma Surrectum III mod for Rome Total War 1, and I want to check the difficulty on a campaign I've been playing for two weeks.

I intended it to be Hard/Hard although I had to reset a few times so I may have clicked through the menu and used the defaulty Medium/Medium instead by mistake.

I tried using this save game editor to check the difficulty of my RSIII RTW save but it showed the faction as "gauls" and the campaign as "????" which I assume is because of the way the mod is set up.

Is there any way to view the raw decoded .sav file and search it for key words to determine the difficulty of the save file ?

Here is the save file:

https://ufile.io/i172l69g


Thanks in advance for any help.
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