Jak957 wrote:Is this a way to changed equipped weapons? Or could it even be used for such a thing?
I haven't tried it just yet, but it should be similar to items. Hell, you may even be able to change an item to a weapon. I've changed pebbles into keys, molotovs in to ritual blood... and it all works. The new items are immediately shifted to their correct place in the inventory. But weapons seem to use more digits than items, so it might get wonky.
Therefore, it might be best to try swapping weapons to weapons first, and I'd honestly do it without them equipped just in case.
I would go to advanced mode, search for your current weapon, and then change it to the weapon you want. In my (very limited) experience, items tend to be listed twice, so you'll need to change it twice. If that's true, then just make sure you do that.
For example, if I wanted to change the Cane into a Church Pick, I would open advanced mode, select my character's save file I want to edit, then search for the Cane (80 B1 F4 01) and replace it with the Church Pick (80 C3 C9 01). Double check that the cane is only listed in your file once, just in case.
Though there are work arounds if swapping doesn't work. Say you wanted the Chikage at the beginning of the game, but can't get weapon swapping to work. Just change a pebble into the Cainhurst badge and boom - you can buy the Chikage now. You can change another item to 1000 cold dews so you can buy it if you want. Just another option.