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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 13 2013, 3:38pm replied:

Alright, let's see what you have. I mean, apart from disliking comments :D

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♠Atroxyph Nov 13 2013, 5:58pm replied:

Looks like this guy's bombarding the whole ModDB site... Damn, my profile page will be assaulted soon...get the miniguns ASAP! :D.

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loner85 Nov 14 2013, 8:48am replied:

I set up a flak, just if he *flies* above my profile again.

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ShadowLoner Oct 26 2013, 9:09pm says:

and some likes for you

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ShadowLoner Oct 15 2013, 4:28pm says:

thanks for the friend request D. amazing profile. and some likes for you

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loner85 Oct 15 2013, 4:36pm replied:

Hey thanks m8 :D

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loner85 Oct 7 2013, 6:19am replied:

Ohh, how generous of you :3

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TLKwarrior Oct 9 2013, 6:57pm replied:

Let me join in.

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d4v33edz Oct 9 2013, 2:02am replied:

+1 again :)

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