Post by omeganuepsilon on Dec 23, 2010 4:56:28 GMT -5
Thanks for that Tab.
I'm still contemplating what I want to do or how much effort I want to sink into it. It looks to be no small task to really dig into files with a hex editor, so the effort is appreciated.
I was wondering if different characters heads would clip as badly in the shoulder/neck/back area(or the head hair), or if it wouldn't be easier cleaner to just be able to switch between various characters as a whole, and a slew of what other choices / options I'd want to include.
I like to start with a goal, but I find myself tiring of the game itself(I don't work in the winter so I play games obsessively), and may not go anywhere with it.
I'll have to put it on hold until after the holidays as well.
you don't need a cracked game for any mods, i'm running off of steam and it works perfectly fine. you don't even need a crack period, the game doesn't have any kind of DRM other than games for windows live, and it doesn't check for CDs or anything.
actually it's not hunting down bits of code or anything. it's just a list, plain text and all. super simple.
i don't really remember what heads i tested other than europa's and rebecca's but from what i remember rebecca's head has a really weird placing and doesn't clip well with any other hairs, at all, which is a shame
also, turns out i don't have the shirt/face file anymore so uhh yeah
edit: voice pack just changes the grunts and stuff, so yeah melee grunts, rolls, being attacked, jumping, climbing, etc. nothing like survivor calling or talky stuff. i think some of the drinking noises are also still chuck's? i didn't really replace much, i think.
I've been messing with all the model mods and wanted to test out this one because it's unique and looks interesting. Curious to see how the story "changes" with as Stacey, lol.
Two questions: 1) Does this still work with the most recent patch? 2) What do I download and how do I properly re-implement the .BIG files? Seems to crash each time I try to re-compile the file. Thanks!
EDIT: Thanks Thetommah for helping me figure out modding. I can actually get things working properly now!
Last Edit: Apr 4, 2011 21:31:46 GMT -5 by james009
1) The mods work regardless of the game's version number, as you won't modify the .exe.
2) If you are using Windows OS 64bit, the tools use to crash. Someone said an older version of Gibbed's works with 64bit, though I don't know which.
As for installation, look at the readme with the file:
Stacey Clothing Model Mod by Tab --
It's the exact same process as all the other model switches;
1. Extract the /data folder into the /dead rising 2 directory or folder, it should replace a default.big and a playerfullbody.big
2. Using gibbed's extraction/packing tools unpack your npcs.big found in the /data/models folder of your dead rising 2 directory. (it's a drag and drop operation, so just drag the npcs.big onto the unpacker exe)
3. Now place the rest of the files into the unpacked folder, replacing whatever needs to be replaced.
4. Repack the folder by dragging it onto the packer exe.
5. Rename the npcs_big.big to npcs.big and replace the same file found in the /models folder.
There's some major clipping and stuff, but whatever. No biggie.
Pretty much every single clothing, hair/head, and shoe item change something now. Except the TIR T-Shirts.
Outfits are still outfits, hats/head stuff are accessories, and shoes are hairstyles.
Nice to see a new face.Seems everyone is already helping you.Also if you have a question about the modding of DR2 or OTR it goes in the general modding discussion in the DR2 boards and the OTR boards.Just some advise for you the next time you ask for help or have a question.