Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien™, Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother's disappearance.

As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien.

Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

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Modding Alien: Isolation - The Basics.

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Wrote the guide on steam, too lazy to reproduce it in full here, so here are some primers.
The full guide:
Modding Alien: Isolation - The Basics.

Backup XML + BML files inside the game installation path:
Steam/steamapps/common/Alien Isolation/DATA
They do not take up much space, so keeping a backup of the entire folders of alienconfigs, weapon_info, chr_info, difficultysettings, view_cone_sets, aim_ik_data, behavior, binary_behavior, material_data and a few others, will only take up an extra few megabytes, nothing to worry about hogging space.

Tools:
Download link to BML tool.
Original Forum of BML tool.

The tool is simple to use. A precaution to take before anything else is to just right-click on the executable file, select properties, go to the compatibility tab, just to be safe click the "change settings for all users" and then tick the box for "Run this program as an administrator" and of course apply/ok for it to set.

Whenever you need to convert a .BML file to an .XML file, or the other way around, simply drag and drop the file in question on top of the AlienBML.exe, it then creates the converted version, and adds a "_noconflict"-suffix after each time it creates a new file, to avoid overwriting any existing files of the same name. So you need to drag-and-drop say for example the gbl_item.bml file onto the AlienBML.exe, it creates a file called gbl_item_noconflict.xml, you can open it up in notepad and change things, save, then pop the edited gbl_item_noconflict.xml on the AlienBML.exe to create a bml file again of your edited xml file now called gbl_item_noconflict_noconflict.bml, so next you need to rename the new bml file back to the original by removing the duplicated "_noconflict"-suffixes, and lastly put the modded gbl_item.bml back into the the data folder:
Steam/steamapps/common/Alien Isolation/DATA
Overwriting the existing file when prompted.
(Naturally for other files another folder than the base DATA folder.)

In the base DATA folder exists the GBL_ITEM.BML file which holds such basic things as how much of each weapon ammo/batteries/resources/items you can carry, how many crafting resources goes into crafting any particular blueprint, how many and what items are created through each crafted blueprint, you can also fine tune the hacking game with the time limit (how much time on each difficulty, alarms, how many symbols you need to match etc).

You can tweak the player, Alien, Android and other NPC melee and health in the CHR_INFO/Attributes folder. There are AI variables, hearing and viewconeset info. There are settings scattered in the CHR_INFO/attributes, DIFFICULTYSETTINGS and VIEW_CONE_SETS folders tweaking vision and awareness settings.DIFFICULTYSETTINGS folder is also a good place to look into.

In the WEAPON_INFO/Ammo folder files, you can set how much, if any, damage a weapon does to the Alien, damage to other NPCs, flamethrower fuel consumption rates, how many pellets a shotgun (or other weapon) fires, what kind of damage weapons do, ranges, EMP, Stun, Blind durations etc.

Some of the XMLs do seem to hold info on graphics as well, the most immediate I notice is in the MATERIAL_DATA folder, the Materials.xml, which seems to hold some physics engine variables for objects, and decals, debris, some effects.

Anyway, that´s a start on XML & BML editing. See more at the Steam guide or jump right into modding!

Special thanks to dannyhl2!

Quicker Loading Screens

Quicker Loading Screens

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This mod will speed up load times on every loading screen, including the boot screen.

Alien Isolation UI Mod Tool

Alien Isolation UI Mod Tool

Alien Isolation Mod Tools Archive Tool 0 comments

A tool for modding UI elements in Alien Isolation.

Alien Isolation BML Converter

Alien Isolation BML Converter

Alien Isolation Mod Tools Archive Tool 0 comments

A tool for BML files in Alien Isolation allowing modding of behaviours, weapons and more!

Alien Isolation Model Exporter

Alien Isolation Model Exporter

Alien Isolation Mod Tools Archive Tool 0 comments

A tool to export models from Alien Isolation and re-import them into Blender.

Alien Isolation Animation Exporter

Alien Isolation Animation Exporter

Alien Isolation Mod Tools Archive Tool 0 comments

A tool to export animations and bone structures from Alien Isolation.

No HUD

No HUD

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This will remove the HUD and the crosshair, but keep the essential stuff like button prompts and the weapon wheel.

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☣GenezisO☢
☣GenezisO☢

Please, watch my gameplay, like share subscribe :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt_-UYtjKnk

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somethingelse666
somethingelse666

Me & user dannyhl2, who has done some of the few mods available for this game, have created a primer, tutorial in the steam guides:
Steamcommunity.com

I would add it here as well into the tutorial section but not sure if it violates some rules or not. Plus it´s a lot of effort :D

Should I upload my still unfinished Alien behaviour tweak mod here?

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somethingelse666
somethingelse666

I uploaded a shorter version here, hopefully it will get checked out and cleared soon :)

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MachoMan89
MachoMan89

game needs HEAVY modding and DevTools

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Cilitbäng
Cilitbäng

First tweaks for FOV, no videos, etc. are online

Segmentnext.com

I fixed the crashes in game by activating the page.files and let them managing from Windows (8.1). With this settings, I have no crashes any more.

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Dotdroid
Dotdroid

I have high hopes for this.

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TheUnbeholden
TheUnbeholden

Its awesome, GOTY material.

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bugman300
bugman300

Yeah Forget Rome 2... and Just Total war in General

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Gage3197
Gage3197

I've got such high hopes for this. Just make it sort of like Outlast and it'll be a good game.

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Harley♥
Harley♥

I hope this wont be a disappointment like Aliens: Colonial Marines.

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CommanderIT-5601172
CommanderIT-5601172

yeah, cant belive the develepors lied to us. hopefully this game will save the aliens universe.

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Harley♥
Harley♥

Yeah and if it does become a success then I hope there will be a new Alien movie that stars Arnold Scwarzernager.

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Intelligent AI, Awesome graphics, great sound effects, and 70's sci-fi retro design,
what should i say? it's really cool! amazing.

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if you are biggest fan of ALIEN franchise, BUY THIS GAME NOW!

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