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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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[TZP]LoNer1 Oct 6 2013, 6:49pm says:

+1 for all of you :)

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loner85 Oct 5 2013, 6:55pm says:

Oh...I just saw that, a hater strolling through my front page. How about track-able vote points? I just hate that, it doesn't look too good...

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loner85 Oct 3 2013, 4:55am says:

Hey guys :D

Just another classic STALKER OST soundtrack :D

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ShadowLoner Oct 4 2013, 7:52pm replied:

that just awesome

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TLKwarrior Sep 22 2013, 5:57pm says:

Have you ever played CS with the mod called "Shoker" (Or Shocker if it is translated.) It's this really cool weapon mod and overall gameplay which improves. You should check it out. Though, the gsc page of it is in Russian.

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loner85 Sep 23 2013, 11:45am replied:

Would be nice to get a link there, I'm just too lazy to use Google here. Additionally, I played with many of these sweet Shoker anims and models already in different mods I tested. It is indeed worth a recommendation!

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loner85 Sep 9 2013, 7:47am says:

20,000 visitors, thanks people :D

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xxVODKAxx Sep 10 2013, 11:03am replied:

No problem man keep it up!

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Northern-Stalker Aug 28 2013, 8:03pm replied:

Would use stalker soup but that thing takes a load of room.

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loner85 Aug 29 2013, 7:26am replied:

It's too buggy...but if you can live with that, no problem :D

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