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Modifying PC Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2 PC Mods Forum

Performance Guide

Index of all mods on forum


   Opening files to edit (Gibbed)
   Debug Mode
   Swap characters (Model Swap)
   Import Models
    Mod:Dead Rising 1 Files
   Placing characters
     enlarging/ resizing characters
   Create Reskins
   Adding & removing items
     Coordinates/ Rotation
    Resize Enlarge items
   Changing Text
   Weapon modifications
   Texmod: Texmod installation
   Texmod: Download textures
   Texmod: Create Reskins
  Remove missing prop box

List of what each file does

  All game items (items.txt)
   Item animations (PyroEffect)
  All Game Text
  All Missions and cases (missions.txt)
   Times of all missions
    Mission breakdown
  All major packed files (big files)
    Character models (npcs.big)
   Sgraph - animations
   HUD (game player's interface)
   Camera.txt (camera view)
  Zombie models
  Game rules (Frontend)
  Cutscenes (Cinematics.big)
    Royal Flush
    Safe house
    Americana Casino
   Collision - controls solid surfaces
   Excel coordinates of all areas


  See also Gibbed's and Texmod
   Hex Editor

   Infinity Mode
   Work in Progress Mods
   Zombie Mode


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Dead Rising 2 Mods, short for modifications, and also called "trainers" or "cheats", is software for the PC version of Dead Rising 2 which adds extra features to the Dead Rising 2 game.

There are three locations for mods, trainers and forums about modding:

  1. Pro Board Dead Rising 2 PC Mods[1]
  2. Xentax Forums, mod forum for all games, but has around 90 entries on Dead Rising.[2]
  3. Game Copy World (trainers only)[3]

Learn to mod[]

To the right is a box with links to tutorials. There are several kinds of mods:

  1. Mods which move items around in the game. Example: placing all of the magazines in the Safe House
  2. Mods which change the appearance of items in the game (reskin). Example: Changing the color and design of Chuck's jacket.
  3. Mods which create new items, missions, or characters. Example: Creating a bow and arrow which electrocutes zombies
  4. Mods which swap around the skins (appearances) of items or characters (model swaps). Example: A player can play as Rebecca.
  5. Mods which unlock items or abilities in the game. Example: Unlock all cars

The program Gibbed's is a necessity in modding. It allows the modder to unpack (open) original files and repack edited files. Follow these instructions to download Gibbed's.

Once Gibbed's is downloaded, it is recommended that you try the easiest type of mod first, adding, moving, and removing items in the game. See Mod:Adding new items for instructions how.


  • The Bigfile.xml is a file Gibbeds creates. Unpacking with QuickBSM you'll notice there is no Bigfile.


  1. Dead rising 2 mods, proboards. Forum.
  3. Dead Rising 2: PC Trainer Download for Cheats, Product Reviews, (September 09, 2010).

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