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...so, I name my squads after the colonial marines, but it's a pain trying to get soldiers that actually look like them.

Anyone know where in the savegame files it is defined what portrait goes with what soldier name?

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Open the save file in a hex editor, HxD is free and simple. Search for a soldiers name, look down a bit you'll see text that talks about country of origin, experience etc. You'll see one of "nor", "med" or "cust" the character immediately after those letters is the portrait number matching the filename. That number is in hexadecimal.

Make a note that you can only overwrite, I haven't got adding even a single character to work anywhere. So you can change from nor to med but not to cust. It's super easy. Editing soldier stats and real names is similar, there is six values spaced apart, followed by a number that manipulates rank.

I learned from getting impatient with restarting my game everyone a new experimental build came out :-)

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