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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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loner85 Nov 22 2013, 8:15am says:

Damn...just fell off my bike. I managed it home, though I can't move anymore :( Why is this happening at the weekend...

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♠Atroxyph Nov 21 2013, 5:14pm says:

I will bomb you allllllllllll!

Just kidding :D. That bomber dude really got scared off..

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loner85 Nov 22 2013, 8:13am replied:

I hope the danger is over now :D

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ShadowLoner Nov 21 2013, 7:29pm replied: +3 votes     reply to comment
♠Atroxyph Nov 22 2013, 3:15am replied: +2 votes     reply to comment
ShadowLoner Nov 20 2013, 7:40pm says:

Hey Bro How Are You Wats Going On like .you okay

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loner85 Nov 21 2013, 7:23am replied:

Sure man, everything is alright with me! Is everything OK for you?
I really like your avatar, Artyom the quiet warrior :D

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ShadowLoner Nov 21 2013, 8:03am replied:

yeap am good . just been busy with stuff and also updating my pc geting all the bugs out so it runs better . which does now apart that not much really . btw thanks Artyom is the best D

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loner85 Nov 16 2013, 1:40pm says:

Hey, guest, what now? You afraid of my 8,8cm FlaK '41?

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♠Atroxyph Nov 14 2013, 11:42am replied:

Good idea... We'll bomb the random! :D

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