Albion Save Game Editor


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The Albion Save Game Editor is an editor for the save files of the old game "Albion" (german review). Thanks to the strukture of these files, Albion Save Game Editor can not only change common stuff like the amount of money you have, but also nice stuff like the character classes. The Albion Save Game Editor was only moderately tested. It automatically creates backups for the changed save files, but you should manually backup just to be sure.

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GUI Albion Save Game Editor

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System requirements

Java2 version 6 or newer. You can check if you have it using this command line command (Windows: Start->run->cmd):

java -version

If you get nothing or if it's telling you that it doesn't know the command "java", you probably don't have java. If you get something, it should look like this:

java version "1.6.0_06"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.6.0_06-b05)

If the number is 1.6 or larger, Albion Save Game Editor should run.

If you don't have Java or an old version, you can download the newest one at "Download".

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How to start

If everything works, you can just double-click the jar file, but sometimes a compressing software like WinZip graps this file extension.
If that happens, open the jar with javaw (Windows: right click -> Open with... -> Browse -> javaw.exe in the java install directory auswählen (also tick the "always open with"-box))

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Albion Save Game Editor (All operating systems - jar) (28 KB, zip)
Sourcecode Albion Save Game Editor (20 KB, zip)

Oracle pulled a fast one on us, newest (Oracle) Java versions have horrible licencing. So either choose 1.8, the last proper version, or chose OpenJDK:
Java 1.8 via
Newest Java via

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#7 Thankful Guy wrote at 09/29/2020 09:24 AM (EST):
Only one thing: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS!! Amazing! :)

#8 Klaue wrote at 09/29/2020 03:53 PM (EST):
Someone is still playing albion in 2020? Awesome :)

#9 Albion>Avatar wrote at 11/26/2020 07:28 PM (EST):
A great game back in the nineties. Technologically, it was also very mediocre back then, but it lived enormously from the atmosphere. Presumably that's why this mediocre film "Avatar" was shot on the basis of it. I'll play it again soon with cheat mode in the treasure room

#6 Zixinus wrote at 08/03/2011 07:22 AM (EST):
How do I save changes I made?

#4 Josh wrote at 06/15/2011 12:50 AM (EST):
I just found your editor and I find it great! Albion is a true underdog of the rpg genre and I am glad that someone has finally done something with it.

Are you planning on expanding this editor?
I am interested in seeing an inventory editor and a spell editor added to the program. That would make it complete in my opinion.

#5 Klaue wrote at 06/15/2011 01:06 AM (EST):
I like Albion, but I think it's a bit too hard if you don't know it in and out. A normal player will probably miss out 50% of useful items and will not know when to buy what and level who (for example, on my first play, I diddn't level sira while still on the first isle, so I only got the avalanche spell late in the game and then it diddn't freeze most enemies so I diddn't level it and hardly ever used it. As you can guess, this made things a whole lot harder than they had to be).
Good thing I know someone who knows the game in and out and shared some tips with me (I don't think there's anything he doesn't know about it)

Including an inventory editor would require me to do a binary compare for every single item change to find the memory space for the item slots (of every character) and the values of the items - truly a buttload of work, so I doubt I'll ever do it.
But - even thought there were no save game editor for albion when I made this, I since saw one once that included an inventory editor. I can't remember the name or where I saw it, but googling for "albion save game editor" would probably list it.

#2 SIrNugget wrote at 07/08/2010 05:27 AM (EST):
Ahhh ^^ Ok, thanks a lot! :)

#3 Klaue wrote at 07/08/2010 09:27 AM (EST):
You're welcome :)

#0 SirNugget wrote at 07/07/2010 04:27 PM (EST):

I have a question. Since I tried to play Albion again, I searched for a save game editor and found yours. The positive thing is, that I can start the programm - the Albion Save Game Editor.jar, even though I use Vista 64bit. But when I start the programm and I want to open my save game, I can open the folder where the save games are saved, but then i can't find the savegame-files. I see nothing and therefore cannot open the savegame. Do I need the second file (the sourcecode thing)? And what do I do whith it?

Kind regards

#1 Klaue wrote at 07/08/2010 05:03 AM (EST):
You don't need the sourcecode. That's just for people who want to know the programming behind it.
You just need to open the directory. Windows' directory choosing dialog sucks a bit and sometimes it's not clear what to do, but that's windows' fault, not mine ;) Just hit the button "Open" when you're inside the directory where the saves are. (the directory will appear empty because the directory choosing dialog does not display files)
Your savegames in that directory are then listed with their names beside "choose save"

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