[Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

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[Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby fragmer » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:45 pm

Hello! I made a little tool for messing with PA's save files.

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It's not particularly pretty or feature-rich yet, but it gets the job done. It's definitely compatible with Prison Architect alpha 23/24/25 -- I have not tested with other versions yet. If you run into problems, please let me know. I also welcome suggestions for more features/shortcuts to add. Don't overwrite any existing savegames unless you are feeling brave -- use "Save As..." option to create new ones instead.

Download: PASaveEditor_r32.zip [29.5 KiB]
Updated 9 October 2014. Requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0+ (if you use Windows 7+, you probably already have it)

The tool is free/open-source software. You can check out the source code at GitHub: https://github.com/fragmer/PASaveEditor
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby RGeezy911 » Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:49 pm

This is a pretty nice tool! Thanks for sharing it.

If you're still developing it, a suggestion:

The ability to change the various needs of specific prisoners, and add a new "shortcut" to change a specific need on groups / all prisoners. You could also throw in status' as well (suppressed, drunk, overdosed) which could help with testing the game - or general mischievousness!

Cheers!
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby spectacularnono18 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:38 am

Suggestion: The ability to give a certain prisoner specific contraband.
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby TheMesp » Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:12 am

Can I use this to remove all those bloody Object_FoodWaste that keep cluttering my prison and blocking the doors?
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby RichieGrape » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:16 am

impressive
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby tertaim » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:57 pm

great job! you intend to add new features?
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby fragmer » Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:41 pm

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Yes I plan to keep this tool updated, and to add requested features. In the nearest future, I plan to add:

  • Mac (OS X) support
  • A way to control prisoner intake -- e.g. to fill the prison to capacity in one go.
  • Shortcut for cleaning up all the mess (including food waste and abandoned dirty uniforms).
  • Shortcut to maximize your informants' coverage.
  • View and edit prisoners' needs and statuses.
  • View and edit prisoners' reputation.
  • Shortcut to cure alcoholism/drug addiction.

If you have other ideas, please let me know.
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby spectacularnono18 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:00 pm

fragmer wrote:Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Yes I plan to keep this tool updated, and to add requested features. In the nearest future, I plan to add:

  • Mac (OS X) support
  • A way to control prisoner intake -- e.g. to fill the prison to capacity in one go.
  • Shortcut for cleaning up all the mess (including food waste and abandoned dirty uniforms).
  • Shortcut to maximize your informants' coverage.
  • View and edit prisoners' needs and statuses.
  • View and edit prisoners' reputation.
  • Shortcut to cure alcoholism/drug addiction.

If you have other ideas, please let me know.


spectacularnono18 wrote:Suggestion: The ability to give a certain prisoner specific contraband.


y u forget this D:
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby fragmer » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:50 pm

Giving contraband to prisoners is a whole lot more work than removing it. I'd have to fudge a smuggling/stealing history to go along with it, maybe assign a cell to it, etc. Plus, I'd probably have to read game's data files to get a list of valid contraband. For now I'm marking this request as "too much work," sorry :|
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby awesomeo16 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:24 pm

Is it possible to add a feature where you can make a certain prisoner fight/destructive? If so it would be a cool feature.
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby freakyguy59 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:18 pm

This tool looks nice but unfortunately I can't load any savegames...
After launching the game and choosing the file i get this:

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Error loading test.prison
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An error occured while loading:

FormatException

Input string was not in a correct format.
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OK
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I run Win7 with latest .NET installed. Any suggestions what might cause this issue?
Thanks for any help. :)
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby scout15 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:14 am

awesomeo16 wrote:Is it possible to add a feature where you can make a certain prisoner fight/destructive? If so it would be a cool feature.


If he wants to do this I think it can be accomplished by editing a prisoner's needs.

Pushing all his needs up would make him want to riot.
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby learn_more » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:29 am

freakyguy59 wrote:This tool looks nice but unfortunately I can't load any savegames...
After launching the game and choosing the file i get this:

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Error loading test.prison
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An error occured while loading:

FormatException

Input string was not in a correct format.
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OK
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I run Win7 with latest .NET installed. Any suggestions what might cause this issue?
Thanks for any help. :)

it would help if you could upload the save file somewhere...
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby The Stig » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:03 pm

The download link doesn't work :(
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Re: [Tool] Prison Architect Save Editor

Postby blipadouzi » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:45 pm

The Stig wrote:The download link doesn't work :(


Works fine for me

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