Introduction: Hex Editing Item Quantities in TES: Skyrim (Xbox)
First off I want to personally apologize for my recent absence from Instructables as I've been hard at work in college. But I'm back with a useful introduction to basic hex modding of Skyrim saves.
By using this method anything you have in game (I.E. Soul gems, armor, weapons, potions, arrows, ingredients, etc.) can be instantly multiplied into millions.
Step 1: What You Will Need
Ah its the infamous "What you will need" step...
1.) Xbox 360
2.) Xbox compatible flash drive (I'm using a 4gb sandisk cruzer)
3.) Copy of skyrim..... duh -_-
4.) Hex Workshop
5.) Free version of Horizon
6.) A computer
Alright, Let's go!
Step 2: Prepare Your Save...
First thing you want to do is load up your Skyrim save with the item you wish to duplicate.
next, go ahead and find a random empty barrel. NOTE: the barrel cannot be inside of a house you own. I use the barrels next to the blacksmiths in white run since it is right next to one of my houses.
Now empty the barrel of everything and then put in the item to be duplicated. At this point it wouldn't be a bad idea to jot down the name of the item and how many there are.
Finally, save your game next to the barrel and head over to your dashboard.
Step 3: Prepare the Flashdrive!
If your flashdrive is already formatted for use with your xbox as memory then go ahead and skip this step.... Thats right... Go on... scat!
If not then simply insert your flashdrive into your xbox and scroll on over to the memory option in the systems setting tab. you should see your flash drive showing up as a device. click on it and follow the steps they are pretty self explanitory.
NOTE: At this point all the data on your flashdrive will be erased! make sure you have backed everything up on your computer.
Step 4: Copy It Over...
In the memory tab of your console navigate through your harddrive to where the Skyrim save is located (Hard Drive>>>Games>>>Skyrim).
Next, select the save you want to modify and select copy or move from the options. I recommend copying incase something happens during the mod.
select your flash device from the menu and wait for it to transfer...
and now over to the computer....
Step 5: Meanwhile at the Computer...
Plug your flash drive in and boot up Horizon and you will meet a screen like the one in my picture. Notice on the right hand side of the screen there will be a panel with a directory of your flash device. Click on games, then skyrim, then right click on you save and select extract and save it somewhere memorable (I.E. the desktop).
Next open up Hex Workshop and launch the "base converter" from under the tools drop down. from the drop down under "byte order" select "intel" and the other should be "unsigned long". in the box labeled "decimal" enter the number of items you put in the barrel. (For example, I put 5 spriggan sap in the barrel, so I will use the number 5 (05000000)). Jot down this number.
next, replace the number with the number you want to have when your done. for me, I want around 16,000,000 so I enter that number in and get another value (0024F400) jot this one down as well.
Now you need to find the hex code for the item you put in the barrel. you can find a list of them here (for spriggan sap it is: 00063B5F) however we are only interested in the last 5 digits (63B5F) jot that down too.
now within Hex workshop click File>open and select the save you extracted earlier.
press control+F and enter in this string: 4(the five digit item code)(the number you have)
So the string for me would look like this: 463B5F05000000
check "find all instances" and search it.
Step 6: The Editing and Resigning...
Now that you did a search for your item you should get back one result. do the follow for all of them:
Pick the one result and it should be highlighted. next chane the value of the starting (05000000) to what you want it to be (0024F400)
click file>save and it would be smart to keep a backup when asked.
Now go back over to Horizon and select "inject file" (in picture) and browse to your newly modded save. Once you have done this click on the little cog wheel to the upper right of the file explorer panel (in picture) and click on the "save,resign, and rehash" option on the new popup window. Once it is confirmed pop out your flash drive and its back over to the xbox....
Step 7: Loading the Save....
Follow the same procedure as before except this time copy the save from your flash drive to your hard drive, overwriting if necessary. Now boot up skyrim and load up the save.
Open the barrel and collect your items!
BTW BE ON THE LOOKOUT I FOUND A BIG GLITCH IN SKYRIM THAT SHOULD BE POSTED VERY SOON. not a very useful glitch but anytime i can get out of the map, im excited. and as far as watch ive found on the internet this glitch is not yet published.