I'm years late to the party, but I finally got around to modding DR3.
This mod makes the recruit-able survivors available from the start of a new game, without having to complete their missions. It also add more survivors to the board to select.
Survivors added: Dick Rhonda (Blowtorch) Diego Gary Annie Red Chuck The President Isabela Hemlock Hank Matt Kyla Joey Elka Phil Maryl Lucas Big D Kent
Known Issues: *When a character is summoned for a mission or a case, there is a change that character may be removed from the survivor board. (I know, due to this, Dick is pretty much unselectable at any time). I am working of fixing this in a later update. *No Simon, for some reason???
Notes: *IF a mission is active, it is recommended that you do NOT summon the characters needed for it, as it could make the mission uncompletable. *Survivor entries for the locker, as well as their HP counts, have all been removed from the regular coregameplay_bulk files and moved to a new file, coregameplay_bulk_4.bin. These entries are clearly labeled for your convenience.
To install: *Download the archive provided and install all files in the deadrising3\data\gameplay folder. I would recommend backing up the original files. *Start a new game via chapter select
I'll provide some other updates to this in the future.