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Hey guys,

I'm at the Collector base. I accidentally put Tali in charge for stealth mission (infiltrating to the base via maintenance hatch). And chosen Thane to lead the other group. Thane completes the mission without any problems but Tali dies... I read that if henchmen are not loyal or their speciality is not suitable then they die during this mission. So she was not loyal and died... I should have chosen Legion for this task instead because he's master in tech and loyal to me.
But now i can't take it back, everytime i start the mission from beginning i see Tali is dying and i can't do anything to stop it. I have no previous savegames. Please help me...

How can i replace Tali with Legion instead? Isn't there a way to replace her? Is there any way to alter savegames and change it?



EDIT: I downloaded Gibbed's savegame editor for Mass Effect 2 and believe that i found the piece of code/string "visible_end_tali=True" which has something to do with Tali's death. Because Thane never died in mission and his string was "visible_end_asssassin=False". I want to change Tali's string to False but the program won't let me. It only reads the strings.



So i opened the savefile with notepad there was only weird characters..




Then i decided to edit savefile with a Hex Editor. I found the lines in question, copied the dots coming after "visible_end_asssassin" text (which probably means "False") then i replaced them with the dots after "the visible_end_tali" as you can see in the picture. My aim was to make them both appear as "False".





It should have worked but it doesn't. Now Mass Effect 2 crashes whenever it detects edited savefile. Good thing that i made a backup before editing it.

So after spending hours on this i'm still in square one...




Edited by Nautilus - 12/30/10 at 1:59am
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Tali will die no matter what even if you dont pick her for the pipes.
 
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Tali will die no matter what even if you dont pick her for the pipes.
Really? When? How can she die if i don't use her for anything...?
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Tali will die no matter what even if you dont pick her for the pipes.
I had everyone survive except Jack..
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Tali will die no matter what even if you dont pick her for the pipes.
What? I have had all members survive the final mission.
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Really? When? How can she die if i don't use her for anything...?
in the final battle she'll get killed. happened to me with samara.

this is why you ALWAYS complete ALL the loyalty missions.
 
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Anyway. I found a way to bring them all back after the main quest.

All i have to do is unticking the ".... is dead" checkboxes.

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Anyway. I found a way to bring them all back after the main quest.

All i have to do is unticking the ".... is dead" checkboxes.
What is the point in playing the game if your just going to edit the outcome to your liking?
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I put legion through and he was fine. But then I lost grunt by putting him in charge.
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