GFF editor

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The GFF editor is a tool for opening and editing GFF files, such as savegames. See GFF for information about the GFF file format.

Out of memory error

The GFF editor that comes with the toolset is not very efficiently programmed, unfortunately. When opening GFF files as small as 7 megabytes or so (which savegames can easily reach) the editor's memory usage can skyrocket above 3 gigabytes and potentially cause the editor to crash.

While the memory usage itself can't be worked around presently (it's an inherent flaw in the editor), it is possible to make the editor less prone to crashing when it reaches such large memory sizes using a trick developed by Krayzie_3334.[1]

  1. Download CFF Explorer,
  2. Open Dragonagetoolset.exe with CFF (make a backup first)
  3. In the Left-Hand Pane, Left Click ( Highlight ) "File Header"
  4. In the Right-Hand Pane Click on the "Click here" box.
  5. In the "Characteristics Window" Check the "App can handle >2GB address space" box.
  6. Click OK
  7. File -> Save & Exit.

Please note that the above workaround requires that you have at least 4 gigabytes of RAM.