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Old 09-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #1310
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Warning
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Applying any of the fixes, tweaks, mods may result in your game crashing.

Getting Started Guide
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Before modding Dead Island it is recommended that you first watch the following video and read rabrock's guide to modding the game.

youtube video showing how to make changes
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2109690

beginner's guide to modding dead island
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1651

in this thread --EUTHANASIA-- documents in easy to read english just about everything that you may possible want to mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2158462

default.loot, default_levels.xml, buffs.xml, hud.xui commented
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1834

things to keep in mind when modding
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2075

VAC Ban Warning
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warning do not directly modify dead island distribution files. any changes that you make to dead island distribution files can result in you being vac banned.

while nothing is 100% sure to the best of our collective knowledge we have come up with a way that we believe to be safe for you to mod dead island.

instead of directly changing the dead island distribution files we extract the files that we would like to change to the corresponding subdirectory in C:\Users\<username>\Documents\DeadIsland\out and then edit those files.

while a bit terse and vague here is what steam support and the game's developers have posted

Steam_Support twitter post about DI mods & VAC
https://twitter.com/#!/Steam_Support...10796128243712

DeadIslandGame twitter post about DI mods & VAC
https://twitter.com/#!/deadislandgam...96399760142336

to further reduce your risk of being VAC banned disable VAC in the games settings

also only play coop with other members that are also playing with VAC disabled.

finally regardless of how you have VAC set you risk being VAC banned if you join a coop game that is VAC enabled or someone who has VAC enabled joins the game that you are playing on.

+ so there is no need to edit any dll or exe or pak files. as i and others have posted a way has been discovered that allows us to make modifications that does not require us to change the dead island distribution files. which while not 100% safe from the risk of being vac ban, sounds promising and less risky. so if you have changed any dead island distribution files please verify cache content immediately and go back to the official distribution.

+ also before doing anything you see in this thread read and understand completely each and every post for the change that you would like to make

+ if you are vac banned, it's for life, it cannot be undone, it can be for all your vac secured games, steam support will not be able to help you, nobody here will be able to help you, so beware, be very careful, you are more than warned!

+ understand completely what it mean to be vac banned
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_...7849-Radz-6869

Backup your game files
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Regardless of whether you are playing an unmodded game or a modded game it is always a good idea to periodically backup your profile and single game save.

It is especially important to backup your profile and save when using mods in case the game save that is created when the game is modded is not restorable when running the regular game without the mod.

So, don't lose your progress, backup your profile and save!

saves and profiles are stored in
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=388

corrupt save fix
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...68&postcount=1

Introduction
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a treasure trove of things to change can be found in in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dead island\DI\Data0.pak

+ unpacking dead island pak files is as easy as opening them with 7-zip and pressing Extract

http://www.7-zip.org/

Call to Arms
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we can use your help, so instead of complaining or playing the game until you puke...

help us out, let's play a new roll playing game were by we scour the pak files , it's all there, identifying where fun things are to mod

and let's get modding!

Modders' Corner (information helpful to members creating mods)
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ryder skills tree
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...16&postcount=3

change draw distance
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2156111

change how zombies spawn
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2098

change zombie behavior
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2098

change zombie/enemy ai
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2098

change zombie/enemy animations
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2098

change weapon accuracy
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2094
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2095
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2097
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2099

swap characters
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...7&postcount=18

change charager size
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2147742

change levels on which inventory items generate
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2072

changing the a characters default levels
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2050

change what weapons look like
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2048

changing kick / punch damage
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2030

editing textures
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1989

editing bin files
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1995

change mesh and skin properties
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1994

http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1985

changing hud melee crosshairs
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1978

unlock all the skills so you may pick and choose which ones you want
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1952

list of all the craft part's that can be added to shops.scr
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1935

how to correctly extract .pak files
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1243

change the minimum zombie level that appears in each chapter
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=216

change how durable weapons are
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=548

editing weapon durability and repair / upgrade costs
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=733

editing rate at which weapons degrade
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=931

changing the amount of damage from weapons
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1418

changing weapon damage type
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1409

editing weapon stats
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1778

pick up food mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=722

change the amount of money dropped
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...00&postcount=7

allow npc to hold your items
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=699

edit player and weapons
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=611

zombies die and explose with just 1 hit
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=849

changing what the shop will sell
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=917

change it so that zombies don't drown
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2110268

change player limits (maxed stamina, health, speed, jump, meele, inventory)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=927

change kicking limits (super kick)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=933

change fists limits (super fists)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=939

change fists stats
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1806

change vehicle and driver limits
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=941

change how health regeneration
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1853
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=860

change health (super health)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...ply&p=25052115

add any mod to any weapon
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...ply&p=25052115
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=993

change player's boomerang skill
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=994
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2117694

change how xp is awarded (for coop games)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=512
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1727
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1727

switching player classes (logan, sam b, purna, etc)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2117041

increase chance of finding rare weapons
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1314

increasing the number of items that can be placed in your inventory
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2116884
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1149

increasing the number of items and the types of items npc shops sell
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1142

adding chainsaw to wayne's shop
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...ply&p=25080373

customize which icons your radar shows
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1198

limited way to replace texture, sounds, ect
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1229

modify sounds files
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1542

improve auto aim
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1255

change what items are in loot containers (including craft blueprints)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1285

change paddles into shutguns
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1306

change level scaling
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1810
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1809
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1324
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...06453&page=121

changing weapon settings
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1351

changing weapon acuracy
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1353

changing the sky (sky box)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1344
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1356

list of all the all weapons/items/collectibles codes
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1379

change the items you get when choosing a chapter
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1368

changing quest rewards
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1368

add damage immunity / very heavy resistance when in a car
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1408

change chance of additional damage from electrocution or vomiting
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1417

how to give a new character starting weapons, cash and all skills
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1465

how to create new .xwb files
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1476

change what items and cash that you start a chapter with
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1495

add painkillers, invulnerability packs, strength boosters and zombie invisibility to lootable items
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1518

change the blueprints that you start a chapter with
http://forum.orbsydia.org/showthread...all-blueprints
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1543

change generated weapons have a level cap
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1548

change weapons stats
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1548
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1566

add all the modded weapons
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2122415

define the stats for the higher leveled weapons
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1558
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1563
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1566

extract form .rpack files
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1925
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1779
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1580

make the chainsaw repairable
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1639

010 editor default.pro template
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1710

stop zombies grabbing you
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1747

break doors instantly
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1747

change how much damage player receives
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1761
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1755

remove bashing door icon
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1758

desaturate colors
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1769

causes much loss of limbs for zombies
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1774

remove intro movies
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1780

change escort quest npcs
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1827
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1826
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1825

99 skill points at level 50 mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2130256

slow down the movement speed
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1929

unofficial modding tools
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+ rick's dead island chrome tools
http://svn.gib.me/builds/chrome/

+ extract from .rpack files
http://forum.xentax.com/viewtopic.ph...=7351&start=20

+ program to extract .xwb files
http://aluigi.altervista.org/papers/unxwb.zip

+ tpfextract and tpfextractgui extract .tfp files
http://forum.orbsydia.org/showthread...=4348#post4348

+ dead island language bin editor
http://deadisland.moddingshack.com/?wpfb_dl=9

+ using texmod to extract and change textures (VAC must be disabled / Single player only / may trigger VAC ban)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1174

+ using offzip to extract from .rpack files (alternative)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1187

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