Borderlands Save Editor (Revision 10)

This editor is no longer being updated and does not support newer Borderlands patches. It is highly recommended that you use WillowTree# instead.

Newer build of my Borderlands save editor, fixes the problem with editing Roland (Soldier) saves, as well as several other minor changes and fixes.

Borderlands Save Editor


If you encounter any problems (crashes, etc), feel free to comment this post.

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1,867 Responses to “Borderlands Save Editor (Revision 10)”

  1. some guy says:

    when i open the save editor its in a wordpad format.

  2. curryp says:

    when i try to open my save file, the editor crashes.

  3. Aleta Brunette says:

    My PS3 has gotten a YLOD last week im really sad now ๐Ÿ™

  4. morro87 says:

    hello, there is a version for MAC?

  5. lydia says:

    i tried to open my saved file from my ps3 and it says that it is not a supported borderland file i have windows7 and i have borderland version 1.04

    • Althos says:

      Your an IDIOT. This is for the PC Version. Not the PS3 Version. If you want the PS3 Version, google it. If it only pops this one, well guess what, means someone has not figured out the necessary hacking method to Hack a PS3 file and have it still load properly.

      • Spank says:

        dude, althos, chill your 12 year old sack out. being an internet tough-guy won’t help ‘lydia’.
        for anyone else who doesn’t want althos to shove his ethernet cable up his ass again, try WillowTree. sadly, this editor is out-dated, willow SHOULD work with ps3 saves.

  6. FAGGETS says:


    PS3 savefiles are secured, you cant fucking edit them.

    • your an idiot says:

      yes you can fucking dum ass use willow tree, you fucking retarded fag!!

      • Fuck your an idiot says:

        Hey dude do youi think any1 would trie this editor if willow tree worked for them?!? I have tried with willow tree but it doesnt save the characters in the right formate, theyre saved as willowtree save files instead of borderlands save files so i cant use them in game fuck you limp dickass!!!!!!!!11

        • whateva says:

          your doing it wrong

        • lol @ fuck your an idiot says:


          willow tree gives you two save options: save as willow tree .xml or save as borderlands .sav

          so there’s a 50% chance that a retard like yourself would make fun of himself by spreading ignorant shit all around the internet.

          • GRUTAZrk99 says:

            ok so which do i use?

          • GRUTAZrk99 says:

            anyone report to me if anyone knows how to export/import the savegame into the willowtree locker its really frustrating plz help i feel like a retard here sitting in this chair waiting for a response plz txt me today march,27 2011

  7. vu says:



    • Uber pro says:

      Why won’t it work on ps3? I keep trying it

      • don't really care says:

        ps3 uses a different codec type(computer lauguage) to store the information such as character saves. This program only supports the PC codec and not the ps3 so when you try load a ps3 codec with it the program simply has no idea what you are trying to get it to read cause it doesn’t understand the codec(language) that is used. It’s like getting a person that only speaks chinese to tell a french or spanish person that they are about to die chances are the french person doesn’t know chinese and won’t understand similar thing happens when you try to open an open office document in microsoft word as word does understand the open codec and sites itself

        • GRUTAZrk99 says:

          k then i will say how will i get to mod the guns if i use a usb then import the gamesave into the computer once that i open willowcrack then i go to the locker how do i load the gamesave safely so it wont currupt plz help by text help messaging me back right now my psn ID is the following one on top GRUTAZrk99 as i was saying, i have evrything just ineed a hackers help so i can start importing/exporting the save game into the computer and start the locker thing but i dont now how to import the savegame into the locker so i can start modding so if theis anyone wathing this txt plz do help im looking forward on to see better results proof that ppl can get better help from hackers than other ppl cuz hackers learn everyday but if anyone can help plz do txt on this website plz help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!=)

  8. […] For those interested in modifying their existing characters who can’t be bothered to manually edit the file, there exists a lovely GUI tool for the job, you’ll find it byย following this link. […]

  9. alcount says:

    there is a item list?
    the editor it’s like a db frontend, but where is the db??
    can we have a external db for chose the item?

  10. T1g3R says:

    hey how i use this 2 get a gun ?XD

  11. andrew says:

    hey rick i excidently saved over my dads lvl 41 soldier with a sniper with 111×7 damage and i was wondering if there might be some way to retrieve that files data back from where i saved over it so my dad wont be mad at me anymore right now he is using my lvl 31 soldier i modded.

    P.S. also is there a way to duplicate a character with al its weapons and mods.

    thx for the help

    • Lumut says:

      I suggest you backup the *.sav files before playing around with them.

      In Gibbed’s BSE, under “player” you see “Saveslot” the number here must be unique. Not 2 chars can have the same, even if you save the file in another name.

      Will work!:
      Save0001.sav where saveslot value is 1
      Save0002.sav where saveslot value is 2
      Save0003.sav where saveslot value is 3

      Will FAIL:
      Save0001.sav where saveslot value is 1
      Save0002.sav where saveslot value is 1
      Save0003.sav where saveslot value is 1

      Basically, make sure the Saveslot #, is the SAME as the Save000#-value, that will make you happy! ^^

  12. Tristan. says:

    I was wondering if it’s possible to get the source code of this,
    i am really interested in making it better ๐Ÿ™‚ and remove some bugs.
    you can then release it under your site but add some credit for me.
    email me if you are interested at

  13. Rhyono says:

    For Brick, it is not reading the level and outputting 1. For money, it is outputting 80, despite my money being 100s of millions.

    • Random says:

      you can only have up to 9999999. you cant get 100s of millions

      • Money limit exceeds 9999999 says:

        Your money keeps going up when it says you have $9999999, you just can’t tell how much you have. You lose 7% when you die, you can tell how much you have from that.

        • Althos says:

          True, Even though the counter does not continue to increase after $9999999 it still goes up, i have a file, that even if I died 70 times, i would still have more than the max shown money. I never leave anything behind, i always sell sell sell WEEEE Thankyou Diablo 2. Cause I am Greedy Pirate

  14. Aaron says:

    umm yea
    ur gonna need a new one where u can make ur levels go to 68
    cuz now i have to keep going back and forward and set the for the right level then i can go to 68
    if i tried say if i was level 50 and i wanted 68 and i need 600000 exp i would need ot put every exp point each level
    so uh mind if u could make that u can set r levle to 68? :/

  15. floridagizzi says:

    Hi I was wondering if I could use the save editor to reset my character 1 save point. I exited the vault cut scene and when I came back to the vault there was no cutscene, no destroyer, no vault key, nothing. I can’t finish the game now. Will this let me reset so I can finish without having to replay the entire thing?

  16. BEA7475 says:

    been using ur save editor works great only issue is when it comes to changing the weapon and bag items dont know the code names for any of them anywhere u know of has a list or can u provide please thanks for ur time.

    • don't really care says:

      its nearly impossible to do that as PT1 has equivalent PT2 weapons with the same weapon name but different stats (not always are the PT 2 weapons better) I could tell you some names of some good ones but you can never guarentee the stats of the weapons cause even bettween to plays that well could get sledges shotgun and it have completely different stats for both of them

  17. johnyT says:

    how do you get a profile from xbox to your computer so you can mod it? cause every time i try to do this it says my usb stick is empty? please help its really pissing me off

  18. Fuchuck says:

    Everything works until I try to load my guy and the game freezes up….any input on a way to fix it oh yeah this is for the PS3 useing willowtree

  19. ViperSniper567 says:

    When I used the save editor it curropted my borderlands ps3 data

  20. luis says:

    you should upload a save data or have a play were people can upload there save datas they make

  21. Lumut says:

    Nice work, however, there is a small issue. Weapons and items from the DLCs can’t be edited, nor are they shown for that matter =P
    Example of weapons, and mats etc…



    Etc.. There are even shields and other stuff from the DLCs that aren’t shown, nor are editable.

  22. Bobneil says:

    I appreciate what you’ve done for so many of us. Is a rev 11 coming out with support for increasing levels past 50 (right now it’s impossible without xp glitches) and/or support for the new items?

  23. Lachipoo says:

    Can you add a feature to edit weapon slots, im stuck with 10 and no way to drop it back to the default ( changing the .ini dose nothing )

    • Lumut says:

      There are features for that already. Btw, there are only (max) 4 weapon slots, the rest is stored in the backpack. The backpack size can easily be edited.
      (The game starts with only 2 weaponslots, those can be increased aswell with Gibbed’s BSE.)

      Or, you just play and do all quests in Fyrestone to get w.-slots/backpack-space ^^

      • Althos says:

        Not exactly. I have so far been able to get 8 weapons in a rotation by changing the .ini file, it just does not show that. But when you either drop or remove a weapon when having that many in the rotation, they usually will take the place of the ones removed from the 4 slots.

  24. crazy fool says:

    got a version thatl work on xbox 360 saves? ๐Ÿ˜›

  25. imy imy says:

    i used willow tree and now i cannot save the game of borderlands. i am playing as roland. please help

  26. jack says:

    for all those stupid little kids and retards who really can’t read, this is really for borderlands version of PC and will not work with other consoles such as PS3, xbox.

    its common sense before you edit something, you make a back up file, if it crushes your file, then you’re obviously too stupid to understand some of the stuff in this editor and/or too greedy, editing them and crushed your own saved game. really this editor is pretty straight forward, pros and cons, overall i would give it 8 to 9 out of 10.

    anyway, its a really good editor, however it does need another update for 1.4.1 patch since current level cap right now is 69, this editor can only edit up to level 50.
    thanks again, and hope for the next update!

  27. Fred says:


    I made on 3 different computers 3 lavel 25 characters so some friend can play along with me playing maij lv25 character. Everything worked fine except that the 3 characters did not have xp when we finnished a quest. when we find something for the quest on my oc there was a sign that i have it and on the other pc there was not. oyhers could not accept a quest. all quest were marked orange in all of them an i had only a few green ones that i only had to deliver but we could not get trough a gate. what did i do wrong?

    Thanks so far


  28. David says:

    After editing my Brick character, any further XP is not registering when its obtained. thw XP bar remains at 0. so essentially I can’t level unless i change my level with your editor. This is very frustrating. is there any help anyone can offer?

  29. Anderson says:

    Well, When I try to use this save, it gives me an error saying “application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135) Click on OK to terminate the application” Any idea how to fix? :/

  30. Milo says:


    Cool editor! Works great!
    I was wondering if the source code could be made available to download?
    There are lots of things that could be improved, like:
    – column width automatically adjusted to name length;
    – copy & paste;
    – to be able to sort columns alpabetically;
    – to be able to select items and properties from a list of items/properties;
    – skill points linked to experience points;

  31. achillespecies says:

    Hi.. i edited my savegame character to be level 69… i also set the xp to 9999999. However, I noticed that i’m still fighting level 40++ enemies on my second playthrough, and the highest mission level i saw when playing one of the dlcs is 44.

    Wouldn’t the enemies also level up near to my level? or is this a known bug in your editor

    • mister okk says:

      If u just haacked your guy to higest level why do u need high lvl enemies you dont need to kill them surely?

    • Mordecai says:

      Some areas don’t scale the level of the enemies. I presume you’re on walkthrough 2? My main is level 60 and when I revisit Old Haven the enemies are level 60,61,62. I didn’t use the level editor to adjust my level. (actually I restored the save from backup so I haven’t modified anything yet.)

  32. Archangel H66 says:

    Awesome save editor. Thanks a bunch ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. jake says:

    I was reading a bunch of things and they said there is a gibbed editor that worked with xbox 360? and everyone links to this version of editor? is there a gibbed for xbox or does everywhere keep lieing?

  34. Mordecai says:

    I was able to increase my backpack size, but I lost a few items. It would be cool if you could modify just one setting. I presume this is because I have new DLC and have some items not in the database? Also the max level goes up to 50, the character I’m editing is level 60.

    I really only want to increase the backpack size and nothing else.

    • don't really care says:

      just take note of the xp you have for your lvl 60 and input that for the xp it should automatically boost your lvl back to where it was

  35. Hogsy says:

    how i download this?

  36. says:

    See the end of this message for details on invoking
    just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

    ************** Exception Text **************
    System.FormatException: not a Borderlands save file
    at Gibbed.Borderlands.FileFormats.SaveFile.Deserialize(Stream input)
    at Gibbed.Borderlands.SaveEdit.Editor.OnOpen(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton.OnClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m)
    at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam)

    ************** Loaded Assemblies **************
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4952 (win7RTMGDR.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Beast/Downloads/BoarderPeePees%20Modding/saveedit-rev10/Gibbed.Borderlands.SaveEdit.exe
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Beast/Downloads/BoarderPeePees%20Modding/saveedit-rev10/Gibbed.Borderlands.FileFormats.DLL
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version:
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Beast/Downloads/BoarderPeePees%20Modding/saveedit-rev10/Gibbed.Helpers.DLL
    Assembly Version:
    Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4927 (NetFXspW7.050727-4900)
    CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/

    ************** JIT Debugging **************
    To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this
    application or computer (machine.config) must have the
    jitDebugging value set in the section.
    The application must also be compiled with debugging

    For example:

    When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
    will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer
    rather than be handled by this dialog box.


    What did I do wrong?

  37. andy says:

    I need help. I am trying to mod some guns in borderlands for ps3. I got willow tree and this one as well. Both of them when i open .exe file in Winzip it says they stopped working. I am using windows 7. my psn is andym1cha3l. If there are any modders here that would be willing to make me some that would be greatly appreciated.

  38. andy says:

    I put my name in wrong, it’s andy_m1cha3l

  39. Leon says:

    After modding or change some weapon, the game crash when loading the save file…

  40. WTF says:

    I had a legit account up to lvl 19. I just added 90.000 to money and 15 skill points.
    I entered the game, joined a friend and we played for osme hours until i got to lvl 24.
    When I entered the game just now I fund out I’m lvl 19 again and all my progress was gone.
    WTF? Seriously ? ๐Ÿ™

    • don't really care says:

      more than likely you’re save file when you editted it got changed to a read only. I’d check that first.

  41. steven hawkings says:

    You have to be carful when you make guns if you cross over two brands of guns the wepon will dissapear lol

  42. pr0 says:

    Your savegame editor should be updated, since game understands even almost up to 12 million in cash!!!! So you should update it to understand at least that 12 million $. Or you can try yourself if the game understands 99,999,999 $.. =D

  43. pr0 says:

    Besides, with all the DLC’s, the level cap is at lvl69, and your savegame editor doesn’t recognize it. :\ At just says, what I now do remember, is like @ lvl51…

  44. siam2 says:

    you should work on the level cap. i mean willow tree can go to 9999999+ and you are stuck with lvl 50. plus you should make copying weapons easier and show parts to make guns from scratch.

  45. Proudpyro says:

    how it work for ps3 bc for my friends it works but this is the only one i find

  46. PPPRRR says:


  47. Mosey says:

    It doesn’t work for me. Every time I try to use my save game it brings me to the very beginning intro and makes me go through all that. Even when it’s done nothing works, I’m level 1 with starter gear.
    Any help to get this thing to work right? I got the save file and everything but it just wont let me play it.

  48. AkBabyDoll05 says:

    Once the main file is saved on my pc. How do i transfer the file to my xbox 360?? Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. fabi says:

    is this for ps3?