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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.
For Texmod, see also: Mod:Create Reskins and Mod:Texmod installation.

With the program Texmod, a modder can view all the Dead Rising 2 texture files and then convert them to a desired format. For Dead Rising 2, this format is ".dds".

Texture files are the colors, styles, and designs for all items, people and places in the game.

A modder can then change the color and texture of these files, or even draw in these texture files, compile these texture files, and then play these files in Dead Rising 2 with Texmod.

InstructionsEdit

1. Start Texmod.

2. Click the yellow folder icon under "Target Application".

3. Search for your "deadrising2.exe" file.

4. Select "deadrising2.exe".

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Texmod logging mode

5. On the Texmod box, click the middle button "Logging Mode".

6. Change the output format to "DDS".

7. Under "Log with", select the button to save the texture in. The default is the enter key. This can be changed to any of the f-keys. However, remember that the game uses many of these f-keys.

8. Under "Output Folder", select which folder the converted textures will be saved in.

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Dead Rising 2 running with Texmod (red writing in top left) and debug with skip cinematics setting.

7. When you start the game, four lines of instruction will appear in red:

Press + and - to select a texture and enter (or the f-button you choose) to save it. Press , to reload replacement textures.
Hold * to filter drawn textures.
Press / to reset filter mode.
Textures loaded: 1015 filtered: 0
No textures selected


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Different textures in the top left corner.

8. When the game starts, press the - key. You will start to see the different textures in the top left corner.

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Texture of Chuck's boots note how his boots are highlighted bright green in the game.

The texture which is being shown in the corner of the screen will turn bright green.

9. When you want to save the texture, press enter (or the F-button you choose). This texture will go to the Texmod/out folder by default.

Below are some of the texture pictures.

Continue to Mod:Create Reskins for instructions on how to modify these reskins.

Controls in Logging modeEdit

All controls are located on your numpad.

Key function
+ Select next texture
- Select previous texture
* Only chosen textures will be selectable. This filters selected (drawn) textures.
/ reset filter mode (show all textures again, including those textures you have not selected)
, If you have selected a Deffile on the Texmode box at startup, Texmod will reload the replacement definition file. This will reload modified textures without restarting Dead Rising 2.

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

  • "That was with Texmod [...] http://social.bioware.com/project/2015/ Launch deadrising2.exe with logging mode, use numpad + and - to sort through textures, rip the ones you want, exit the game and edit what you want, then create a package of the .log file it creates and re-launch the game with package mode or whatever it's called."[1]
  • Dead Rising 2 props
    • http://www.facepunch.com is the official GMod forum
    • Open VTF files in DR2 models/materials/models/Deadrising with VTFEdit
      • File > Export to export as a .png file or other format
  • Blender is a free program that can make 3D models.[1]
  • Milkshape 3D is another downloadable program that can make 3D models.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 3d modder model updates? (Cinema 4D and Blender), Dead Rising 2 PC Mods, (October 21, 2010).
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