This journey started back in early 2000, when I started hacking the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. After figuring out the data format for the player profile I developed RoguEdit, an advanced player profile editor. It went through several improvement phases with the version 2.0 released in mid 2001.
There are some additions and fixed mistakes in the current version 2.0:
Fixed some misspelled messages and changed some others
Added “Codes/Awards” button and ability to change passcode data
RoguEdit 2.0 has a new feature which allows you to edit passcode data in player profiles, so now you can try any passcode even without knowing it at all… Click here to download… and May the Force be with you!
Thanks to everybody who responded, especially who sent postcard and people from RogueSquadron.NET Forums for great support during this year passed since the last version. Some of the feedback we received:
I’d just like to say that Luka’s RogueEdit utility is extremely impressive, with an interface that matches the game and it certainly works perfectly on the PC version.
Thanks so much for the Rogue Squadron Player Profile. Without it my daughter and I would never have gotten to the three secret levels.
Thanks for the utility… I can finally play those last three levels.
There are some additions and fixed mistakes in the next version 1.0.1:
Fixed “Save” and “SaveAs” buttons “enable-disable” error
Fixed Player Highest Mission and Rank “left arrow” button “enable-disable” error
Fixed an ugly interface error occurred when the system resolution differs from normal 96 dpi
Added “Explanation Line” hint message
Added web-link to the homepage
I must thank for support everybody who responded, especially Jaster from Obsession Downloads… There were many talks that such an editor was already created shortly after the game was released. Jaster also provided at last a link to this utility – Rogue Editor 1.1 by Lee Lorenz, seemingly the first public realization of Rogue Squadron player profile editor…
I decided to write a small Win32 utility – the Rogue Squadron player profile editor and to place it somewhere on Internet, that everyone can fully enjoy just another outstanding Star Wars game. It was ready in a week and now is available only here and for you… Click here to download… and May the Force be with you!
Want to get more from Rogue Squadron? Three secret levels, three new craft including an imperial TIE-Interceptor… Don’t waste time. Get the RoguEdit 1.0!
Using this small utility you can
Easily edit such player properties as Highest Mission and Rank as well as medals for each mission and available advanced techs
Gain access to the secret levels (“Beggar’s Canyon”, “The Death Star Trench Run”, “Battle of Hoth”)
Get a new craft including legendary Millennium Falcon and imperial TIE-Interceptor
Want to see all these features quickly? Get my Player Profile with all missions, power-ups and craft right now!
Just quickly download this little file, unzip, rename and copy it into your Player Profile folder to enjoy all available missions, powerups and craft!
In the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron the game consists of four chapters, appropriate to certain periods of Rebel struggle against Empire between “Star Wars: A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back”, with five missions in each chapter except the last with only one mission.
After finishing the last – 16th mission I saw that there are no missions anymore and ask myself a question “Is it really end?” (as possibly any player at the end of game). But I had doubts about this, because looking through a file of missions I saw a “level18” message and these doubts had proved to be true – in the “Rogue Squadron News” I read the following
Inspired by these news soon I earned at least a bronze medal in all 16 missions and by deserving the bronze plated insignia gained access to the first secret mission – “Beggar’s Canyon”, staining a little deserved the silver plated insignia and passed into the second secret level – “The Death Star Trench Run”.
But since then (almost 2 months) I could not earn a gold medal in all 18 missions, already promoted to Supreme Allied Commander, armed to the teeth with advanced weapons and able to pilot all available craft – few missions are too tough.
At last yesterday spending half night sitting on player profile files I found a storage format of data about pilot awards and privileges, not completely, but enough to misappropriate a gold medal to myself in all missions except one easy. Then by earning a gold also there enjoyed the gold plated insignia award reel and at last passed into the third (seemingly last) secret level – “Battle of Hoth”!
But it was not all – soon I got the Millennium Falcon and even an imperial TIE-Interceptor!