I attempted this a few times, but while I was successful in changing the face values of the stats, they were useless. I also tried to mess with skill exp, but because of the way growth works with different items as it is, I wasn't able to get anywhere. So... I did the ghetto thing. I froze money, and the items used to make some Pickaxes, Potions, and Ingots. This let me leave it running while at work/sleeping and level 4 characters Strength, Dex, or Vit, respectively. I did learn if you do this, find and freeze the END RESULT as well as the values for the materials to make them; otherwise you'll make so many you go over the "max" and the game has some really weird sprite issues, ultimately crashing.