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How do I change persistent file from Notepad to .sfs

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So,I'm fairly new to the game and I wanted to orbit Kerbin to finish some contracts there.But I heard that orbiting Kerbin will be very hard without upgrading Tracking station.So i upgraded tracking station 2 times and continued with my mission.But then I couldn't launch spacecraft because I didn't have enough money.liquided off,I headed to game's save files and edited "persistent.sfs" with notepad.I added little bit just to get myself off the ground (literally) and press save.Then I couldn't change "persistent" file from text file to sfs.Can somebody help me?

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Hi.

One method is to use Windows cmd.exe (or the Bash terminal in Linux or OS X) to rename the file. I'd also recommend making backup copies of the persistence file before editing it, because it's very easy to get wrong, and the slightest error means a broken save.

You might also consider using the game's built-in cheat menu (alt+f12 in game) and add funds that way. It's a whole lot easier and less likely to cause game breakage due to fat-fingering the keyboard.

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6 hours ago, FixerOfSins said:

So,I'm fairly new to the game and I wanted to orbit Kerbin to finish some contracts there.But I heard that orbiting Kerbin will be very hard without upgrading Tracking station.So i upgraded tracking station 2 times and continued with my mission.But then I couldn't launch spacecraft because I didn't have enough money.liquided off,I headed to game's save files and edited "persistent.sfs" with notepad.I added little bit just to get myself off the ground (literally) and press save.Then I couldn't change "persistent" file from text file to sfs.Can somebody help me?

I believe you change "save file as" and you simply place the .sfs at the end of the file name.

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In short, it doesn't really matter if the file is sfs or notepad. The game still works, and doesn't cause issues. A simple answer to a simple question!

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