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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:

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Reborn:X Jun 24 2014, 3:07pm says:

How many loners are there?

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loner85 Jun 25 2014, 10:41am replied:

Mostly imposters, except for the LoNer1. Which kind of makes me an imposter...

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Crysis1892 Jun 25 2014, 10:19am replied:


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Crysis1892 Jun 22 2014, 2:11pm says:

Howdy, loner. It's been a long time.

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loner85 Jun 23 2014, 9:26am replied:

Well, howdy ;)

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RockMax Jun 4 2014, 10:11am says:

Hello Loner what´s up? No new screensots? Why is that? :)

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loner85 Jun 4 2014, 10:57am replied:

Yea, pretty busy right now with RL stuff now, not that much time for gaming :D Hope you'll forgive me, but I'm putting up some stuff for weekend :D

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RockMax Jun 4 2014, 4:04pm replied:

Nah it´s ok :)

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loner85 Jun 5 2014, 3:26pm replied:

Nah, I do, I promise :D

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RockMax Jun 6 2014, 10:53am replied:

Ok I will be stalking you if you don´t :D

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