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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

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Atroxyph Mar 31 2014, 6:55pm says:

Hi there! Were you the good sir that used to play WoT? Because I've created an account some time ago and we could play if you like :D. Though I have to get used to everything again since I've been playing APB lately.

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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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RockMax Mar 30 2014, 5:05pm says:

Helped you too. But don´t worry, the brighter days are coming :)

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loner85 Mar 30 2014, 5:40pm replied:

Yea, spring finally arrived here as well :D

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loner85 Mar 28 2014, 5:54pm replied:

Multiple times last year...I'd like to know more about his (apparent) disease, might be something like Asperger's, but then again, I am no doctor :D

It's just pretty unusual for a teenager to appear and completely disappear at one of his favourite sites randomly...

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