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Modifying PC Dead Rising 2


Tutorials


List of what each file does

All game items (items.txt)
  Item animations (PyroEffect)
    Bigfile.xml
All game text
All missions and cases (missions.txt)
  Times of all missions
  Mission breakdown
All major packed files (big files)
  datafile.big
  Character models (npcs.big)
Sgraph - animations
HUD (game player's interface)
Camera.txt (camera view)
Lighting
Zombie models
Game rules (frontend)
Cutscenes (cinematics.big)
Environment
  Royal Flush Plaza
  Safe House
  Americana Casino
  Fortune City Arena
Collision - controls solid surfaces
Excel coordinates of all areas


Tools


Other

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Note: Texmod is deprecated by the Proboards modding community and is no longer used. See Mod:Create Reskins instead.
See also Preview and download textures and Creating reskins.

Texmod is a free program which allows a Dead Rising 2 player to use reskin mods in the PC version of Dead Rising 2. For example, Texmod allows the player to change Chuck's outfit to a different color, or have different writing on it.

This article explains how to:

  1. Download and install Texmod
  2. Use existing created reskins, created by Texmod, in your game.

Reskin Mods[]

Download Texmod[]

For reskins:

Texmod

1. Download Texmod.

Texmod extract

2. Extract the ZIP file.

Dead rising 2 download reskin

Link to download on deadrising2mods.proboards.com for Undead Chuck reskin

Dead rising 2 download zip file

Mediafire site hosting the download.

Download reskin file[]

3. Download the reskin mod you want to use (TPF file).

Dead rising 2 mod move to texmod folder

Place the TPF files in the same folder as the TexMod's files

4. Extract the TPF files, placing the TPF files you're going to use in the same folder as TexMod's files.

Use TexMod[]

Dead rising 2 mod texmod at startup

Texmod at start up

5. Click TexMod.exe to start the program.

If your using Vista or Windows 7, you may need admin status to use the program.

The program will auto-boot up in the "Packing Mode" tab.

Dead rising 2 mod texmod at startup selected

Click the folder.

7. In the top left corner you'll see a folder. Click this folder.

Dead rising 2 texmod select deadrising2 exe

8. Navigate to your Dead Rising 2 folder, click DeadRising2.EXE

Dead rising 2 texmod package selected

9. Make sure "Package Mode" is selected.

10. Click the folder icon in the middle of the program window.

Dead rising 2 texmod package selected finished selecting

11. Select the TPF files you want to use in the game. For example, "Undead Chuck v1.tpf".

Dead rising 2 texmod package run

12. Click "Run". The game will start. If necessary, find the outfit that the mod replaces. The changes should be reflected now.[1][2][3]

Troubleshooting Texmod[]

Dead rising 2 virus alert

Occasionally a virus protection program will indicate that this program is a trojan virus. This is a false alert and can be ignored.[1]

How to Fix - You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.
If you have AVG virus protection, and get the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." See this video to fix this problem.


Dead rising 2 avg directory excludes

Tools >> advance settings >> Exceptions. Add folder with TexMod into the folder.

For me, this video suggestion did not work, I had to add the file to the excludes folder. Tools >> advance settings >> Exceptions. (see picture to the right).


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