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0 comments by loner85 on Dec 7th, 2013

Hello, it's me again :D Many "new" STALKER gamers are maybe wondering how the modding system in STALKER actually works and how it differs to other game modding.

First, you unpack the default main database, which is stored in the gamedata.db0 - .dbc files in the main directory of the game, to make every data visible. If you want to alter something in these extracted files, you have to make a gamedata folder in the main directory and put every altered file in that folder to make the game use it in the way you changed them. So, basically, the gamedata is NOT the whole game itself, it JUST contains the modded files.
Deleting for example the "characters_voice" folder in "scenario" will make the game use the default dialogues again.

STALKER modding differs in some ways to "normal" modding. In normal modding you alter the game files itself, so a loss or a f*cked-up file would be game-breaking. In STALKER modding, you create an altered "copy" of the desired file which the game uses then, and if that "copy" gets deleted, the game will use the default "normal" data.

It's very complicated to understand, but very simple to remember once you got through it :D

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl database unpacker:

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky AND Call of Pripyat database unpacker:

If you have any further questions or want to correct something, just use the comments section!



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TLKwarrior Apr 20 2014, 8:54pm says:

Hey Loner, is there such thing as a rebalance addon for MISERY which fixes the way weapons work like jamming and such? Because it is way too intense and I know I shouldn't really ask you but you are a very trustful Stalker.

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loner85 Apr 21 2014, 8:29am replied:

Never heard of anything like that, but about the weapon jamming issue: It's pretty easy, go into gamedata/configs/weapons and then choose the weapon you want to edit, then search for the section: condition_shot_dec = [random number here]. Edit the number from (in case of the AK-74) 0.0008 to for example 0.0000000001 so it degrades less (per round fired).

If you really want NO jamming, go the line "misfire_probability" and change the number 0.005 to 0.0, this way it won't jam at all. But this isn't really realistic, you just asked for jamming being less intense :D

If there are some other things you'd like to change just ask me.

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TLKwarrior Apr 21 2014, 11:15pm replied:

The AI's sharpshooter accuracy especially from Exo-Mercs.

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loner85 23hours 0mins ago replied:

No idea man, try to ask somebody who knows this AI stuff. I don't.

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loner85 Apr 1 2014, 10:25am replied:

Ahh, forget it man :D You're gonna need to put some effort to reach a stage where you have good enough tanks to fight with me...but sure, you should try it :D

Btw I am still playing it.

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Atroxyph Apr 1 2014, 1:09pm replied:

I believe I reached Tier V from the british tree. So I guess that isn't quite so bad :D. I still have a lot more tanks, however. What about your tanks?

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loner85 Apr 1 2014, 4:24pm replied:

Only Tier 9 german Jagdtiger in the garage :D

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Atroxyph Apr 1 2014, 6:34pm replied:

Well that means I'll need to play more :D.

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loner85 Apr 2 2014, 10:20am replied: that :D Keep me up to date with your latest tanks, since I can tell you some things about them!

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Atroxyph Apr 2 2014, 11:59am replied:

Sure thing, I'll start playing as soon as possible...well, most likely next week since I'll be having a break from school due to Easter and stuff.

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