View Full Version : Renaming a ship?

01-31-2013, 09:00 PM

First of all, this game is great. I've been completely hooked for the past couple of weeks. But I was wondering if it was possible to somehow rename your ship. I'm not completely happy with the name of my highest-level ship, and instead of starting over, I'd prefer to just rename it. I can see that the data pertaining to a ship is spread over several files: a .chr file, a .his file, a .map file and a .wld file. The .chr file seems to specficially concern the stats, equipment and other vital details of the ship judging by what opening the file in Notepad reveals, however, considering the file is mostly garbled gobbledegook when viewed in a text editor, I'm worried that merely replacing the references to its current name to a new one might yield unexpected and unwanted results.

Soooo... can it be done by some means?

02-01-2013, 11:28 AM
There's no official way. If you are careful you could probably do it with a hexedit type of program and then just rename all of the files. I would make backups of your save files first though.