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RELEASED StarReader: Starbound Web-Based Player Save File Editor

Discussion in 'Other' started by Gear, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Gear

    Gear Subatomic Cosmonaut

    StarReader Beta 6 (www.starreader.net)

    Update 1/28/14 Beta 6

    • Item Sharing (Exporting and Importing) In the "View More" section for every item there are now "export" and "import" buttons. Clicking export will give you a chunk of text representing that item. Clicking import will open a textbox where you can paste these codes to import the item into that slot.
    • Fixed bug where you couldnt add items to empty slots

    Update 1/28/14 Beta 5
    • I purchased a domain name, go to http://www.starreader.net
    • New, more informative interface!
    • Fixed some bugs with large numbers being calculated incorrectly

    Update 1/27/14 Beta 4C:

    • Added the option to change your current and max health/energy/warmth/breath/hunger
    • Fixed some bugs related to editing items and their properties.

    Update 1/26/14 Beta 4B:

    • Updated for Furious Koala!

    Please make backups before using this tool, i'm not responsible for lost saves.

    How to Use:
    1. Exit Starbound

    2. Upload a .player file from your Steam/steamapps/common/starbound/players folder
    3. MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR SAVE FILE, i'm not responsible for losing your save. Edit and Use at your own risk.
    4. Make changes
    5. Click save to get the link to your new save file
    6. Replace old .player file

    Notice: Changes made to items are not yet saved, i'll be adding it soon.

    Have fun! Please dont kill my bandwidth!

    Hey guys, i'm making the first test version of my web-based save file parser available here:

    Upload your .player save file and it will parse and output information about your character save.

    A big thanks to @McSimp and his files on starbound save structure research, it really helped me fill in the blanks for the things I was missing.

    • Display the rest of the player data that is collected ( Health, blueprints, techs, etc)
    • Show Images for all Items
    • Show generated player image
    • Allow editing of all things
    This is my first forray into processing any kind of save file, please be gentle, constructive criticism welcome.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2014
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  2. Pazius

    Pazius Pangalactic Porcupine

    Editing player description would be great, is that a possibility?
  3. Credey

    Credey Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    It's possible, but I believe this is only for displaying information about a save.
  4. Gear

    Gear Subatomic Cosmonaut

    player description is stored in the player save, so yeah, not a problem!
  5. Pazius

    Pazius Pangalactic Porcupine

    Nope, that's what other players will say when they examine you
  6. Credey

    Credey Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    I meant the save reader itself, it's only for looking at save file info. You can definitely change descriptors.
  7. monkey93

    monkey93 Void-Bound Voyager

    DatNob and TapTap like this.
  8. Kel^

    Kel^ Pangalactic Porcupine

    Very cool. I'd love to see this evolve into a fully fledged web-based save editor.
  9. Gear

    Gear Subatomic Cosmonaut

    That's currently what i'm working on. I've successfully rebuilt a save file from parsed data, so my next step is to make editable forms for the items and see how that holds up when converting back to a save file.

    I've heard the future save files will be based on BSON, so when that happens I have some cool ideas for character and item sharing i'd like to try. Until then i'm trying to focus on making a nice interface for editing and viewing!
  10. Jecoconono

    Jecoconono Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    So where are you yet? If you haven't found a way, i know how to do it, but its kinda long and borring... basicaly get all the items and put em in all slots, save the placement and all...
  11. stumblinbear

    stumblinbear Cosmic Narwhal

    Can't wait for this :3
  12. Gear

    Gear Subatomic Cosmonaut

    I've added the ability to edit your pixels, character name, uuid and some pretty-ness updates.

    Please make backups before using this tool, i'm not responsible for lost saves.

    Editing your items is currently non-functionable, but you can see the interactions for when they do. That'll be in soon, probably.

    Have fun! Please dont kill my bandwidth!
  13. Gear

    Gear Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Somehow I forgot to add the player description editor, thats working now too!
  14. CrownFox

    CrownFox Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Mangles your save data at the moment:

    PlayerException: No such stored player with uuid
  15. Gear

    Gear Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Can you tell me what changes you made?
  16. CrownFox

    CrownFox Subatomic Cosmonaut

    I just changed the description. However, I tossed it in again, changed the name instead, and it still came out non-working.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2013
  17. Gear

    Gear Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Thanks, definitely see the bug there.

    I've made some changes, can you see if its still an issue?
  18. RandonPeerson

    RandonPeerson Space Hobo

    Editing description doesn't botch my save, but I can't seem to add more items to my char. I tried changing the number of silver I had and it just said "you haven't made any changes." Am I doing something incorrect?
  19. Gear

    Gear Subatomic Cosmonaut

    You're not doing anything wrong, the item editing isn't available until i get around to it later tonight.
  20. RandonPeerson

    RandonPeerson Space Hobo

    Oh. Alrighty then. Can't wait.

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