Tired of platforming just to purify a tile?
Do you wish this was just a strategy game, without tedious platforming segments?
This guide will show you how to edit your savefile to get infinite mercenary coins and skip (almost) all platforming sequences!
What are mercenary coins?
You get a handfull of mercenary coins by beating bosses. (You encounter them at every level-up tower, when getting a higher mage class at the overlord’s keep and very very very rarely in random buildings)
By spending 100 coins, you can instantly purify a region (instead of walking through the region and destroying the wind generator). Essentially skipping the platforming sequence.
Editing your savefile
The savefiles for the worlds are located inside your steam install folder at:
“steamapps\common\A Valley Without Wind 2\RuntimeData\Worlds\”
Inside is a folder for each world you created. Open “world.dat” belonging to the world you want to edit with a text editor of your choice (e.g. Notepad).
Inside that world.dat, there is a line containing “BeginningOfStatisticSet:WorldStatistics”. ABOVE that line, there is a line of comma separated numbers. The 9th number from the right is the number of mercenary coins you have. Change it to some high value (like 999999) and save your change.
(Close the game before making your change.)
Congratulations! You now have more mercenary coins than you could ever spend!
So I can skip all platforming?
“So what you’re saying is, that I can now play it as a strategy game, without having to do any platforming?” – Sadly, this is not the case. There are several instances where you still need to play the platforming sequences to finish the game.
Mandatory platforming sequences that can’t be skipped with Mercenary Coins:
- Purifying the first region (can be skipped by skipping the tutorial)
- Raiding 11 Level-Up Towers (Level 12 is required to beat the game)
- Hacking 4 robotic research facilities (although hacking 3 research facilities can be sufficient, if the lack of triple jump is compensated with perks that give increased jump power)
- Getting the mage class upgrades at Level 3, 6, 9, and 12 (Technically not required, but drastically simplify the platforming)
- Purifying a tile of type Craggy Highlands (This includes the two Citadels you need to purify to beat the game)
- Defeating demonaica
Also getting a level-up tower seems to reduce the danger to NPCs near it.
Although not all platforming can be skipped, this trick allows to cut out some repetitive parts of the game and let’s you focus a bit more on the strategic aspect of the game.