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Sunday, November 23, 2014

First release: Escape Dead Island tools

Hello everyone!

A new spin-off game in the Dead Island world was released recently, namely Escape Dead Island, made by Fatshark.

Long time before the release of the game, I said that I had no plans for this new game, but after receiving some inquiries, I decided to take the challenge after all.

Now that there is some progress on my side, I can share some of it. For now, there's only one tool, but if this goes as planned, there will be more. It's not much but it should aid in further research and experimentation with the game.

The first tool is currently called "EdiSaveDataRepacker"; it's meant for unpacking your save-data, letting you modify it using a hex editor or better, then re-pack the save-data so that it can be used in-game. I included some minimal "documentation"/readme with the program, which I've also pasted down below.

As for the future, I must say that the game is a bit limited compared to Dead Island (as one can expect), so I'm not expecting much when it comes to modding the game and save-data.


Download (1.4 MB)


EDI Tools

EDI Tools is a collection of tools for the game Escape Dead Island by Fatshark, to aid with data research and data manipulation.

System requirements

Save-data tools

These tools aid with handling data for saved games.


Used for unpacking and repacking of raw save-data in its uncompressed, serialized form.

What it can do:

  • Accept files via drop-and-drop.
  • Unpack the data into its uncompressed, serialized form.
    • Save it to a file.
    • Edit it directly using the bundled hex editor.
  • Automatically repackages the file when you modify the data.

What it can't do:

  • Make your life easier when handling files for Steam, PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
  • Automatically create backups. It's advised that you always keep a backup to prevent data loss.
  • Display the actual save-data in a human-readable form.


  1. Replies
    1. If you're trying to load PS3- or X360-saves, please know that this program has no convenience-features for them yet, so you would need Bruteforce Save Data/pfdtool or Horizon or something, for now. I don't actually have the game (yet) for any consoles. Feel free to e-mail me if you have more trouble.

  2. that doesn't work it keep saying edisavedatarepacker.exe
    the application was unable to start correctly (0x000007b) click ok to close the application, i have win 7 x64 sp1 and i had installed Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013. both x64 and x86.

    1. Can you please try the latest version?

    2. Then you can use the GUI save editor instead.

    3. gives the same error message, what can i do?