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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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ShadowLoner May 26 2014, 6:28pm says:

howdy ho stalker

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loner85 May 27 2014, 9:17am replied:

Howdy bro!

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[TZP]LoNer1 May 22 2014, 2:18pm says:

I was away for a day or so man, but still, hope you had a good birthday!

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loner85 May 23 2014, 7:57pm replied:

Oh...yes I had :D

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High_Scorpion May 3 2014, 10:23pm says:

Hello Stalker! :D

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loner85 May 4 2014, 7:24am replied:

Hello brother :D

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loner85 Apr 30 2014, 3:18pm says:

Just to let you know people, if you reply to a comment of mine, I enabled the e-mail notification thingy, so I WILL KNOW ;)

And if I am replying hours or few days later, it means that I have to do either some RL stuff (see, I am also actually a human), checked the Gmail inbox too late or I decided to fully ignore it.

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TKAzA Apr 28 2014, 12:48pm says:

Yes im stalking the stalkers, creepy i know :D

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TLKwarrior Apr 21 2014, 11:15pm replied: Online

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

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loner85 Apr 22 2014, 9:41am replied:

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

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