That quick and dirty method of slimming your save seems not to work for me (DDE when loading) and I know it's not the signing hack in the xbe because I tried hacking the save before, only changing some player stats, and that worked.
Any sort of large scale deletion (Creatures Killed, NPCs Killed, Cells) seems to affect too many other things. I have tried deleting things with safe mode on and that still doesn't work (probably cause safe mode deletes even more things lol).
Changing my constant effect levitate ring to have a magnitude of 500 was fun though...
I really have to get my save smaller, 156 blocks is too big and gives me too many DDEs on mods.
Any help with this much appreciated