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Old 09-07-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Calling all modders! Let's fix/mod/tweak dead island!

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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 and tweaks to Dead Island is to use Cab's Dead Island Helper
http://www.theplaywrite.com/tools-an...to-edit-files/

And the easiest way to use our mods is install the Community Mod Pack
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2140211

If you prefer to manually apply fixes, tweaks and mods to Dead Island then it is recommended that you first watch the following youtube video showing how to make changes
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2109690

and read Rabrock's Beginner's Guide to Modding Dead Island.
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1651

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

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+ We are #1 google search result for dead island modding
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1094

+ WOW! We are a sticky thread!

And WOW! Over 425,000 views, over 2,000 posts and almost 150 pages in just 2 short months!

A great many thanks to everyone involved in so short a time the group has made an astonishing amout of progress, just take a look at the fast growing list of fixes, the group as successfully tackled just about any issued thrown their way and are well underway at fixing a great many more things!

Finally we need members to test and give us feedback of which settings work best for them.

Latest News & Information
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+ [b]dead island f.u.b.a.r mod (4/29/2013)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=3115665

+ slowed down day & night cycles with weather mod for the resort (6/18/2012)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2754994

+ car mod (working headlights, handbrake & horn) (5/27/2012 v2)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2604203

+ dawn of the living dead mod (3/4/2012 v0.9g)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2541813

+ elements mod (1/31/2012 v1.3.1)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2267

+ dynamic day and night cycle in the resort mod (1/6/2012 new release v1.2)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2432340

+ rebalance mod pack (12/4/2011 new mod v2)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2271069

+ dynamic day / night cycle in morseby city mod (11/26/2011 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2254961

+ horror night at the resort mod (12/01/2011 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2264989

+ ak47 for everyone mod (10/29 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2209201

+ left 4 dead island / 28 days later-ish mod (10/27 new mod v0.0.0.1 beta)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2205541

+ decapitator-tots mod (10/27 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2204866

+ dead island silver expansion pack (10/27 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2194489

+ dead island balanced weapons mod (10/27 new release v2.0)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2131004

+ director's cut mod (10/25 new release v3.4)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2119196

+ amputator-tots mod (10/24 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2198839

+ shops sell only legendaries mod (10/23 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2165260

+ swap / equip delay mod (10/22 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2194878

+ no kick stamina mod (10/21 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2192705

+ gunslinger mod (10/21 new mod v2)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2191981

+ realism mod: headshot = dead (10/20 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2182

+ zombie rage mod (10/20 new release v0.8)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2172050

+ crysis mod (10/14 new release v0.3)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2143

+ dead island save keeper (10/14 new release v1.2)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2168410

+ exploding meat mod (10/10 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2118

+ ghastly ui mod (10/9 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1916

+ punch drunk mod (10/8 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2170565

+ tougher mini-bosses mod (10/8 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2161592

+ bloody chainsaw massacre mod (10/8 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2161592

+ randomized spawn mod (10/8 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2161592

+ stackable foods mod (10/8 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2161592

+ still alive parkour mod (10/8 new mod v0.7 beta)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2163071

+ hyperman mod (10/8 new mod v0.81)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2163055

+ math is fun mod (10/8 new mod v1.01 realism and fun)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2163066

+ liberty skill trees (10/8 new mod v1.0)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2163059

+ dead island dynamic day/night cycle mod (10/7 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2161738

+ ai overload mod / gamefix (10/6 new release v2 beta)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2153675

+ no hud mod (10/6 new release v1.2)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2124341

+ javiers one stop gun shop mod (10/5 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2158506

+ guns-n-ammo mod (10/5 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2142452

+ dead island save game editor (10/3 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2133547

+ legendary frying pan (10/3 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=2100

+ dawn of the dead island mod (10/2 new release v5)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2130488

+ george romero dead island mod (10/1 new release v5)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2128844

+ hardmode dead island mod (10/1 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2145557

+ zombies in paradise mod (9/29 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2146576

+ dead island performance mod (9/29 new mod v3.0 beta)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2146610

+ dead island rpg mod overhaul (9/29 new release v1.1.9)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2144595

+ day time change mod (9/28 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2145948

+ hard night mod (9/27 new mod v0.8)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2144182

+ bigger backpack mod (9/27 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2142702

+ bigger inventory stacks mod (9/27 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2142684

+ knuckles mod (9/27 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2142670

+ golden gun mod (9/27 new mod)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2144263

+ dead island unleashed: overhaul mod (9/24 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2137362

+ dead island automatic save script
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2121796

+ fists of rage mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=948

+ fists of rage must see video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoLadZotBuE

+ dead island plus mod (increases realism and difficulty) (9/17 new beta release v1.1.1)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2113826

+ rob's dead island gameplay mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2116151

+ mini zombies mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1671

+ aisha's fair solo play mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1864

+ zombie spawn and ammo increase mod (9/18 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2123667

+ equal coop xp mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=512

+ no level scaling mod (9/20 updated release v1.3)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2128012

+ hard core level scaling mod (9/20 new release v1.0)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2128012

+ sub core level scaling mod (9/20 new release v1.0)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2128012

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

+ dark island project
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2113344

+ less ammo capacity & slower weapon degrade [hardcore edition]
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1308

+ more ammo capacity & slower weapon degrade
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1309

+ rainy weather mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1313

+ horror weather mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1316

+ more money, more ammo, more guns mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1205

+ bloody island mod (9/17 new release v1.11)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1278

+ zombie hords for real mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1497
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1519 (step by step instructions)

+ hordes of zombies mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...php?p=25074327

+ ultimate fists mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1307

+ telekinetic fists of awesome
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1692 (9/16 new release v2)

+ firearm overhaul mod (realistic weapons)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2123515

+ dead island Ak47 for everyone mod (v4.0)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1862

+ the rare epic wakizashi sword with high-voltage mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2121328

+ pirahna mod is now explosive rounds/weapon mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1529

+ dead island hud mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...&postcount=952

+ level 75 +/- cap mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2124964

+ easy start mod (9/21 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2131753

+ super easy start mod (9/21 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2131753

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

+ benjamin318's dead island better resolution and texture mod (9/21 new release)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2131505

+ hd texture mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2134984

+ low gravity mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1865

+ iron man mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1866

+ healthy zombies mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum...postcount=1867

+ replaces the walkers with infected mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2131374

+ di fps mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2118105

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!

fixes and tweaks

single player / friends only mods

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:39 PM   #2
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Anyone who could mod those things away would be my hero
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:41 PM   #3
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Anyone who could mod those things away would be my hero
Lol, mine as well.

This,and a longer delay for holding F when you want to equip the weapon you just got.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:44 PM   #4
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excellent.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:48 PM   #5
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What if we mod it to work...
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:50 PM   #6
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let find out how to

change fov
Yes.
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disable bloom
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disable blur
YES!
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #7
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What if we mod it to work...
Gentlemen, we can rebuild it. We have the technology.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:56 PM   #8
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Gentlemen, we can rebuild it. We have the technology.
we are also crazy enough to
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:58 PM   #9
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almost worthy of a kickstart page...

good luck.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:58 PM   #10
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"Edit Data0.pak and then repack it.

I used winrar to extract the file, and then total commander to edit the file (F4) and finally put the edited default_levels.xml back into Data0.pak using winrar.

Code:
Data\Skills\default_levels.xml - FOV
Data\Menu\Movies\IntroMovies.scr - comment everything with // to disable intros,
Data\Scripts\varlist_blur_camera_motion.scr - change all to 0.0 to disable motion blur"
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #11
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Let's start by importing Gamebanana's super high rez weapons. Then switch up the player models to make Purna and Xian Mei less ""ry.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:13 PM   #12
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"Edit Data0.pak and then repack it.

I used winrar to extract the file, and then total commander to edit the file (F4) and finally put the edited default_levels.xml back into Data0.pak using winrar.

Code:
Data\Skills\default_levels.xml - FOV
Data\Menu\Movies\IntroMovies.scr - comment everything with // to disable intros,
Data\Scripts\varlist_blur_camera_motion.scr - change all to 0.0 to disable motion blur"
Did the exact same thing, with total commander and notepad++ and it just crashes on start. Only edited the FOV
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #13
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thanks folks we are making progress!

dont be deterred by crashes

start with small changes maybe something that we know that can be changed and then work to fov which maynot be all the easy

also somewhere there has to be video card processing scripts i would think

if we can find them we may be able to edit out blur and bloom, like in fuel, i'll post link to that one when i find it again to give you idea of what they may look like
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:17 PM   #14
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Now the developers will think, "Forget the patch, let's let our customer fix it. Thanks for your money!"
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:19 PM   #15
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You need to patch one of the DLLs to load the edited files.

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change the bytes from 0x17134E to 0x171354 in engine_x86_rwdi.dll to "E9 8F 02 00 00 90"
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