Oni Editing Tools Emerge
9:44 AM | Michael Eilers | Comment on this story
It seems the long lead time between the release of the demo of Bungie and Gathering of Developer's third-person action title Oni was a fruitful one for code hackers, as limited editing tools for this game are already appearing online. OniShots has published the Oni Saved Game Editor which does exactly what the name implies, while OniRes has updated OniTool, a utility for digging through Oni's resource files.
The OSGE will allow you to edit your saved games to alter your health, weapon status and ammo level, and many other game characteristics including shield strength and cheats on/off. If you've just purchased this game and are already stuck, or want to have some fun with the demo while you are waiting for that FedEx truck to arrive, this utility will fulfill your wishes.
OniTool has a more esoteric function; intended for those who are going after more advanced goals such as creating new level scripts or altering existing ones, this will help you plow through Oni's .raw files. There is also preliminary support for viewing Oni's 3D model files as well. It also supports exporting sound files from the resources, and even comes with its own source code, so would-be hackers can alter the program to fit their own needs.
Oni Demo (77 MM)
Though we doubt anyone is already bored with this game, these tools should evolve rapidly and become quite useful by the time you've conquered this title. If you haven't already, be sure to read our in-depth review of the game, or grab the demo for a first-hand look.
IMG Oni Review
Oni Saved Game Editor
OniRes Utilities Page
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