WARNING!!! Hacking a saved game is risky business. One slight error will crash the game and make you lose your saved game forever. You should always save your game under AT LEAST two different names before you try hacking it. That way, if you mess one up by hacking it, you can still always play the other one and no harm is done.
Following is a step-by-step instruction of how to hack your saved games.
Now is where the confusing part begins. In the hex editor your file looks like a bunch of letters, numbers, and other strange characters. The part that you are concerned with is normally on the left side. There are columns containing sets of 4 digits across. The digits will range from 0-9 and A-F.
To edit your inventory items, you will need to scroll down the file some. About 100 lines down or so, you will get to a section of the file that will look something like the following (without the red and blue boxes). NOTE: THE ROW NUMBERS WILL NOT BE THE SAME AS IN THIS PICTURE!!!!
It probably won't match up so nicely as this, so don't be alarmed. Now, here comes the hacking...
The column surrounded by the red box is the items column. The sets of 4 digits are the items in your inventory. For example, in the row labeled 40, 098B is Healing Pills and in the row labeled 80, 208B is your fruit rations. It is possible that 20 be at the end of row 70 and 8B be at the very beginning of row 80. You may even find something like this in the middle of the columns: 0020 8B01. Just remember that the 20 and the 8B go together. Same with the 09 and the 8B, even if they are at connecting ends of consecutive rows or if there is a space between them.
Now let's give your Hero the Dragon Slayer Sword. The Dragon Slayer Sword is labeled as 058B. In row 80, you would replace 208B with 058B. Make sure that all of the digits in the area corresponding to the green column are 0s. Then save the file in your hex editor, close it, and then open it up in Quest for Glory 5. Your Hero will now have the Dragon Slayer Sword. However, you have replaced your fruit with the sword, so you no longer have any fruit to eat. The solution: Go to Marrak and buy some more fruit, it only costs one silver each.
Unfortunately, I have not yet found a way to add items without replacing others. This is not really a problem though, except for having to switch between QG5 and your hex editor repeatedly.
You can replace your fruit with any item in the game. The following is the label for each item in the game. Replace 208B with any of the following to get that
|Replace 208B with||to get||Replace 208B with||to get|
|FD8A||Spear||468B||Handbook of Swimming|
|FB8A||Magic Bow||488B||Hydra Teeth|
|F98A||Slasher Dagger||4A8B||Mystic Magnet (Blue)|
|F88A||Poisoned Dagger||4B8B||Mystic Magnet (Red)|
|F78A||Magic Dagger||4C8B||Proof of Destiny|
|F58A||Magic Helm||4E8B||Magic Wood|
|F38A||Magic Leather Armor||518B||Torch|
|F28A||Leather Armor||528B||Lit Torch|
|F18A||Magic Chain Mail||538B||Sheet|
|F08A||Chain Mail||548B||Sewn Sheet|
|EF8A||General's Shield||558B||Balloon Painting|
|EE8A||Magic Shield||568B||Pegasus Feather|
|048B||Ice Diamond Sword||5C8B||Spearhead|
|058B||Dragon Slayer Sword||5D8B||Arrowhead|
|078B||Magic Axe||5F8B||Magic Seeds|
|088B||Minotaur Axe||608B||Amphora with Water|
|098B||Healing Pills||618B||Ouzo (drink)|
|0A8B||Poison Cure Pills||628B||Retsina (drink)|
|0B8B||Stamina Pills||638B||Ale (drink)|
|0C8B||Mana Pills||648B||Greek Coffee (drink)|
|0D8B||Health Potion||658B||Today's Special (drink)|
|0E8B||Vitality Potion||668B||Immitation Blackbird|
|0F8B||Mana Potion||678B||Windproof Sheet|
|108B||Fire Proofing Potion||688B||Augmentation Scroll|
|118B||Amphora||698B||Shrink Spell Scroll|
|128B||Lethe Water||6A8B||Thermonuclear Blast Scroll|
|138B||Hippocrene Water||6B8B||RIP Scroll|
|148B||Styx Water||6C8B||Boom Scroll|
|158B||Goo||6D8B||Juggling Lights Scroll|
|168B||Alabaster Amphora||6E8B||Resistance Scroll|
|198B||Chocolate Box||718B||Fascination Scroll|
|1A8B||Pepperoni Pizza||728B||Interesting Toolkit|
|1B8B||Jalapeno Peppers||738B||Barbed Spear|
|1C8B||P&J Pizza||748B||Ornate Shield|
|1D8B||Artichoke Pizza||758B||Magic Staff|
|1F8B||A&A Pizza||7D8C||Fetch Spell|
|218B||Pick-Pocket Knife||7F8C||Force Bolt Spell|
|228B||Grapnel||808C||Flame Dart Spell|
|238B||Magic Grapnel||818C||Frost Bite Spell|
|248B||Rope||828C||Lightning Ball Spell|
|258B||Rope & Grapnel||838C||Dazzle Spell|
|268B||Stealth Oil||848C||Calm Spell|
|288B||ACME Toolkit||868C||Glide Spell|
|298B||Tinderbox||878C||Detect Magic Spell|
|2B8B||Black Lotus||898C||Reversal Spell|
|2C8B||Sigil of Ios||8A8C||Protection Spell|
|2D8B||Sigil of Keros||8B8C||Resistance Spell|
|2E8B||Sigil of Naxos||8C8C||Aura Spell|
|2F8B||Sigil of Parros||8D8C||Juggling Lights Spell|
|308B||Sigil of Tinos||8E8C||Summon Staff Spell|
|318B||Peace Statue||8F8C||Zap Spell|
|338B||Winged Lion Statue||918C||Augment Spell|
|348B||Magic Statue||928C||RIP Spell|
|358B||Bead Necklace||938C||Boom Spell|
|368B||Gold Ring||948C||Fascination Spell|
|378B||Hera's Ring||958C||Thermonuclear Blast Spell|
|388B||King's Ring||968C||Dragon Fire Spell|
|398B||Ring of Truth||978C||First Aid Spell|
|3A8B||Amulet of Defense||988C||Shrink Spell|
|3B8B||Amulet of Attack||E08C||Healing (Paladin Ability)|
|3C8B||Good Luck Charm||E18C||Honor Shield (PA)|
|3D8B||Atlas Armband||E28C||Magic Ward (PA)|
|3E8B||Stealth Charm||E38C||Destroy Undead (PA)|
|3F8B||Magic Charm Bracelet||E48C||Peace (PA)|
|408B||Katta Pin||E58C||Sense Aura (PA)|
|418B||Water-Breathing Amulet||E68C||Holy Strength (PA)|
If you are so inclined, you can also change the amount of an item you have in your inventory. The blue column contains the data for the amount of an item you have. Be forwarned, the numbers are in HEX, not decimal. Therefore, a value of 35 for the first two digits does not correspond to having 35 of the item in your inventory. It is 53 of the item in your inventory. To figure how many of an item you have:
Multiply the first digit by 16 and then add the second digit as follows:
Thus a hex value of 35 for the first two digits of the blue column is
53 of the item in inventory.
Now lets say that you want 200 Drachmas.
Divide 200 by 16 to get the first digit.
200/16=12 remainder 8.
12 corresponds to a hex value of C.
The second digit is the remainder.
8 corresponds to a hex value of 8.
Therefore, 200 is C8 in hex.
In the row with 478B in the red column, change the first two digits of the blue column to C8 and the last two digits to 00. Make sure that the green column for this item has all zeros.
The second two digits in the blue column are for even higher amounts of an inventory item. It is suggested that you not play with these digits because it tends to mess up the game.
DON'T FORGET TO BUY MORE FRUIT WHEN YOU ARE DONE EDITING YOUR FILE OR ELSE YOUR HERO WILL STARVE!!!!
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