If you are playing a game made with RenPy, you might want to edit your save files to change some variables, such as money, items, stats, etc. Editing RenPy saves can be useful for debugging, cheating, or exploring different outcomes. However, editing RenPy saves is not as simple as opening a text file and changing some values. RenPy saves are stored in a binary format that requires a special tool to read and modify. In this article, we will show you how to edit RenPy saves using a free online save editor.
What are RenPy Saves
RenPy is a popular visual novel engine that allows anyone to create interactive stories with graphics, music, and sound. RenPy games can be played on various platforms, such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, etc. RenPy games also support saving and loading game state, which allows the player to resume the game from where they left off.
RenPy saves are files that contain the game state at a certain point in the story. They include both internal state and Python state. The internal state consists of all aspects of RenPy that are intended to change once the game has started, such as:
The current statement, and all statements that can be returned to.
The images and displayables that are being shown.
The screens being shown, and the values of variables within those screens.
The music that RenPy is playing.
The list of nvl-mode text blocks.
The Python state consists of the variables in the store that have changed since the game began, and all objects reachable from those variables. Variables set using the default statement will always be saved.
RenPy saves are stored in a binary format that uses Python's pickle module to serialize and deserialize objects. Pickle is a way of converting Python objects into a stream of bytes that can be saved to a file or sent over a network. However, pickle is not human-readable, so you cannot edit RenPy saves using a text editor. You need a special tool that can read and write pickle files.
Where are RenPy Saves Located
The location of RenPy saves depends on the platform and the game you are playing. Generally, RenPy saves are stored in a folder named after the game inside the RenPy folder. The RenPy folder itself can be found in different places depending on the platform:
On Windows, the RenPy folder is usually located in %APPDATA%\\RenPy\\
On Mac OS X, the RenPy folder is usually located in /Library/RenPy/
On Linux, the RenPy folder is usually located in /.renpy/
On Android, the RenPy folder is usually located in /sdcard/Android/data/org.renpy.android/files/renpy/
On iOS, the RenPy folder is usually located in /var/mobile/Applications/[app id]/Documents/renpy/
The save files themselves have different extensions depending on the version of RenPy used by the game. Some common extensions are:
.save for games using RenPy 6.99 or later
.lsd for games using RPG Maker 2000/2003
.rvdata2 for games using RPG Maker VX Ace
.rpgsave for games using RPG Maker MV
.dat for games using Unity3D
You can also find out the location of your save files by opening the game and going to the preferences menu. There should be an option to open the save folder or show the save path.
How to Edit RenPy Saves
To edit RenPy saves, you need a tool that can read and write pickle files. One such tool is Save Editor Online, which is a free web-based application that can edit various types of save files. Here are the steps to use Save Editor Online to edit your RenPy saves:
Go to https://www.saveeditonline.com/ on your browser.
Click the UPLOAD FILE button and select the save file you wish to edit. 061ffe29dd