Decoding - Unit.dat



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Contents: The unit.dat includes information such as the hitpoints, attack power, defense and speed of soldiers. The stats for citizens are also stored individually.
Status: ~50%
Contributors: Zomis
Documents: Not available
Tools: Merchator download.png





This information was posted by Merchator at the forums:


Just open unit.dat in "/data/defines/" and change this things manually.
(Offsets are decimal).


Offset Typ


00015680: Serf
00086762: Laborer
00023578: Woodcutter
00055170: Carpenter
00094660: Stonemason
00047272: Farmer
00063068: Baker
00039374: Animal breeder
00070966: Butcher
00078864: Fisherman
00118354: Recruit
00031476: Mine worker
00110456: Metallurgist
00102558: Blacksmith

Military units

Offset Typ

0030%252: Militia
00134150: Axe fighter
00142048: Sword fighter
00149946: Bowman
00157844: Crossbowman
00165742: Lance carrier
00173640: Pikeman
00181538: Scout
00189436: Knight
00197334: Barbarian
00205232: Rebel
00213130: Rogue
00221028: Warrior
00228926: Vagabond
00236824: Catapult
00244722: Ballista

Now lets take a look at a swordfighter:

Offset 00142048

03 00 37 00 00 00 00 00 03 00 18 00 0D 00 09

1st byte: Hitpoints
3rd byte: Strenght
5th byte: Strenght against horses (pikes)
7th byte: unknown
9th byte: Defence
11th byte: Speed
13th byte: unknown
15th byte: Look Instance

Please remember that between each "important" byte a "00" is.
Unit.dat include also animations, as far as I know, but I don't know exactly which value means which animation/picture.


Some additional notes by JBSnorro:
The value of the 7th byte is always 0, the value of the 13th byte is always 0 or 13, and after those 15 bytes there still are some values, but 90 % is -1 and I didn't notice any differences in gameplay when I altered the other 10 %.