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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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The Proboards modding community no longer uses Texmod, see Mod:Create Reskins instead

See also Preview and download textures and Creating reskins

Texmod is a free program which allows a Dead Rising 2 player to use reskin mods in the PC version of Dead Rising 2. For example, Texmod allows the player to change Chuck's outfit to a different color, or have different writing on it.

This article explains how to:

  1. download and install texmod
  2. Use existing created reskins, created by texmod in your game.

Reskin ModsEdit

Download TexModEdit

For reskins:

Texmod

1. Download TexMod Broken?

New texmod link

Texmod extract

2. Extract the ZIP file.

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Dead rising 2 download reskin

Link to download on deadrising2mods.proboards.com for Undead Chuck reskin

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Dead rising 2 download zip file

Mediafire site hosting the download.

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Download reskin fileEdit

3. Download the reskin mod you want to use (TPF file).

Dead rising 2 mod move to texmod folder

Place the TPF files in the same folder as the TexMod's files

4. Extract the TPF files, placing the TPF files you're going to use in the same folder as TexMod's files.

Use TexModEdit

Dead rising 2 mod texmod at startup

Texmod at start up

5. Click TexMod.exe to start the program.

If your using Vista or Windows 7, you may need admin status to use the program.

The program will auto-boot up in the "Packing Mode" tab.

Dead rising 2 mod texmod at startup selected

Click the folder.

7. In the top left corner you'll see a folder. Click this folder.

Dead rising 2 texmod select deadrising2 exe

8. Navigate to your Dead Rising 2 folder, click DeadRising2.EXE

Dead rising 2 texmod package selected

9. Make sure "Package Mode" is selected.

10. Click the folder icon in the middle of the program window.

Dead rising 2 texmod package selected finished selecting

11. Select the TPF files you want to use in the game. For example, "Undead Chuck v1.tpf".

Dead rising 2 texmod package run

12. Click "Run". The game will start. If necessary, find the outfit that the mod replaces. The changes should be reflected now.[1][2][3]

Troubleshooting TexmodEdit

Dead rising 2 virus alert

Occasionally a virus protection program will indicate that this program is a trojan virus. This is a false alert and can be ignored.[1]
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If you have AVG virus protection, and get the message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." See this video to fix this problem.


Dead rising 2 avg directory excludes

Tools >> advance settings >> Exceptions. Add folder with TexMod into the folder.

For me, this video suggestion did not work, I had to add the file to the excludes folder. Tools >> advance settings >> Exceptions. (see picture to the right).


ReferencesEdit

  1. deadrising2mods.proboards.com
  2. deadrising2mods.proboards.com
  3. deadrising2mods.proboards.com

External linksEdit

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