Together with a friend, Lin Kuei Ominae has put together an awesome new savegame and universe editor for Privateer 2. It looks really easy to use and lets you tinker with a lot of things. This is a great tool to tune the space combat to your liking and hunt down all those FMV side-plot missions. Grab it here (2.1 megs) and visit the forums to leave feedback!
edit savegame: money, destroyed ships, wingman, special systems (Blindfire, RTS), location, player ship (all civil, neutral, cargo, pirate and CIS ships available), player ship damage, missile bays, module bays, laser bays, cargoship, cargoship bays, cargoship capacity, cargo
edit the dark.exe (dos and win version support): change player ship price, number of modules/rockets/laser and cargoship price per trip, speed, shield class, weapon class, weapons, freight capacity and number of cargobays.