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Ryder Database Editor - Swapping Drivers with teams

Discussion in 'F1 2012 - The Game' started by jakeaprice, Feb 10, 2013.

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  1. Hi all,

    I'm new to the forum, big F1 fan, and have just downloaded F1 2012 on Steam.

    I have been attempting to do some database.bin editing, using the latest Ryder Database Editor, I want to be able to swap drivers and teams, so for example I am trying to swap Kimi and Lewis around so that Kimi drives for Mclaren and Lewis for Lotus.

    I open up the database.bin in RDE and then open the "f1drivers_f1teams" table. I then quite simply find the "f1driver" id for Lewis & Kimi and on each line edit the id for "f1team", from 21 (mclaren) to 24 (lotus) and vice versa, I then save the database.

    I have made sure that all files in "..SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\F1 2012\database" are not read only and that I am running RDE as an administrator.

    I then go to start the game, it launches and the F1 2012 black box pops up, the window then opens to a black screen and then shuts right away. No warnings, just won't open. If I replace the database.bin with the original it all works again, but obviously that's no good because I want to be able to swap drivers!

    So my question is, am I doing something wrong? Or can this not be done, either in this way, or at all?

    Appreciate any help you can give me on this :)

    Many thanks.
  2. First of all, a very warm welcome here at RD :)

    First thing you have done wrong is where you posted the question:
    There is a thread dedicated to this very topic, where I ask you to re-post your question. You will surely be helped there.

    If you look around on the forum a bit, you will very soon realize that what you have attempted can in fact easily be done - with a little patience. If somebody helps you with that, it will definitely be easier, but it can be done.

    I'm not an expert to this, but I advise you to ask this question in the dedicated thread and I am sure, somebody will be able to help you.

    This is the thread:

    Due to what I have explained, I will ask the moderators to close this thread - just to keep the forums as clean as possible :)

    Other than that, enjoy your game and

    Keep racing!
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  3. Thanks very much for the info and warm welcome! Good to know it can be done :) Will go post it in that thread now.
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  4. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
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    As said above, please continue in the dedicated thread. I moved this one out of the mods section, and closed it.
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