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Old 09-19-2011, 06:57 AM   #1838
oldbrokenlink
 
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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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The easiest way to apply fixes, tweaks and mods to Dead Island is to use Cab's Dead Island Helper
+ dead island helper
http://www.theplaywrite.com/tools-an...to-edit-files/

If you prefer to manually apply fixes, tweaks and mods to Dead Island then it is recommended that you first watch the following video and read rabrock's guide to modding Dead Island.

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

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

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!

fixes and tweaks
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change fov
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...1&postcount=89

disable motion blur
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=247
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=106

disable weapons blur
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=247

disable bloom
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=247

disable dust
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=247

disable desaturate
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=247

modify fog
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=247

dark gloomy overcast skies plus ominous thundering in the background
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=699

add rainy weather (being worked on)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=247

day and night cycles

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

disable head bob / camera shake (being worked on)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...33&postcount=1

enable analog mode when using keyboard and mouse
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...1&postcount=57
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1627 (alternative way)

change mouse sensitivity (different links have different values to try)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...37&postcount=1
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...5&postcount=30

improved player keyboard / mouse responsiveness (fixes microstutters)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=273
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=608

fix stutter issue
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2103730

F-key fix (use key)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=701

disable ssao (improve performance)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...9&postcount=92

disable logging (improves load times / performance)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=555

enable simple shadows (improves performance)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=872

enabling fsaa with a nvidia card
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2109298

fix for audio crackling / static
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2101250

disable hud elements
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=370

stop health & weapon hud from fading
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=204
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1268

multi-monitor hud and menus fix
http://widescreengamingforum.com/for...d-and-menu-fix

disable ingame voice
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1202 (temporary workaround)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=547 (does not appear to work)

remapping all keyboard keys and mouse buttons to any action
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=253

quick save and quick load (partially there)

how to fix auto-equipping alcohol/medkits/weapons
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=247

using mouse scroll wheel to switch weapons
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=884

using number keys to switch weapons

with this change you won't lose money when you die
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=422

stop popups (working on it)

increase draw distance

enable vsync
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...04&postcount=1

disable intro movie
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...41&postcount=4

window mode
http://forums.steamgames.com/forums/...15&postcount=2

tweak to disable player speech when looting and accepting quests
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1336

how to chat while having a xbox 360 controller connected
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRV9p...FA860&index= 1

single player / friends only mods

videos

utilities
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+ dead island helper utility
http://www.theplaywrite.com/tools-an...to-edit-files/

Last edited by oldbrokenlink: 09-20-2011 at 09:52 PM.
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