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Modifying PC Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2 PC Mods Forum

Performance Guide

Index of all mods on forum


Tutorials


   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)
     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
    Safe house
    Americana Casino
    Arena
   Collision - controls solid surfaces
   Excel coordinates of all areas

Tools


  See also Gibbed's and Texmod
   Hex Editor

   Infinity Mode
   Work in Progress Mods
   Zombie Mode

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To modify Dead Rising 2 files you must be able to open them.

To open these files use Gibbed's DeadRising2 Tools (Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools(rev 11).rar).

Download Gibbed's DeadRising2 ToolsEdit

Link to download

Thread on the download, [TOOLS] Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools, Dead Rising 2 PC Mods.

Tutorial on how to open filesEdit

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The video will show you how to open big files. Below are screenshots of the video.

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Make sure you have Winrar to open the donwloaded file.

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Locate the folder you have installed Dead Rising 2 in. You will be unpacking datafile.big located in the /dead rising 2/data folder.

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Click and drag the datafile.big file.

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Release the dragged datafile.big file over the Gibbed.DeadRising2.Unpack.exe file.

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The unpacked datafile.big opens into a new folder /dead rising 2/data/datafile_big

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Make your desired modifications, then remember to save the file.

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Click and drag the datafile_big folder over to Gibbed.DeadRising2.Pack.exe

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This will create a new file called datafile_big.big.

Backup the original file by renaming the file (default)datafile.big.

Rename the new datafile_big.big to datafile.big and start the game.


See alsoEdit

  • Mod:List of items Items which can be added to a Datafile.big and will then appear in the game.

External linksEdit

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