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Is There Any Way To Change Ship Names?


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#1 bijection

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 03:33 AM

I've been checking around the hack utils out there, but I haven't found anything for changing the names of the ships. Yeah, it's a tiny thing, but tiny things like being able to rename your soldiers and giving your bases names are fun.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 05:19 PM

I've been checking around the hack utils out there, but I haven't found anything for changing the names of the ships.  Yeah, it's a tiny thing, but tiny things like being able to rename your soldiers and giving your bases names are fun.

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Yeah that's a good idea, I been wanting to change my Skyranger-1 to "USS Enterprise" hehe

Maybe hex editor or something? But that would be a chore....

#3 SupSuper

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 08:53 AM

you can't rename them because they're not stored anywhere. ships don't have names, they just have some number to identify them and then the game shows it as "ShipType-Number" (eg. SKYRANGER-4).
the game just stores each ship's number (an ID of sorts) and the last used ID for each ship type so even if you sell SKYRANGER-1 a new one would be SKYRANGER-5 or SKYRANGER-6 or whatever.

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:26 PM

Well so much for my idea of renaming my Avengers at Vostok to "Pengo" and "Snobee".
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