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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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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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RockMax Mar 30 2014, 5:05pm says:

Helped you too. But donĀ“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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d4v33edz Mar 26 2014, 4:54pm says:

Have some up votes man, can't see my friends sitting around with only +1 karma, just isn't right :D

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loner85 Mar 26 2014, 5:39pm replied:

Ha thanks man, liked your profile comments as well :D

By the way, what happened to TheZone? Is he still around?

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d4v33edz Mar 26 2014, 5:47pm replied:

Not sure, maybe he changed his name again, we should check our friends list, I will have a look through tomorrow.

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loner85 Mar 27 2014, 11:35am replied:

Found him, still has his name as "TheZone" but he has a completely empty friend list...I won't bother to try to friend him any more. Period.

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d4v33edz Mar 28 2014, 11:21am replied:

Seems the case, oh well, I seem to recall this happening last year.

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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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loner85 Mar 26 2014, 2:39pm replied:

Bro, I have many downvoting problems right now, and a big problem with .:Dante:. (the creator of that cool HD-Project). He keeps insulting me via PM (even in Cyrillic, which is amazing because his profile states he's from greece)...What to do with that little (pardon my french) f*cker?

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