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Questions tagged [modding]

Mods are extensions or modifications of other games that enhance or change the game play of the original game. This can often be done with SDKs or other tools provided by the developer. Sometimes, mods require hacking of the original binary and content.

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Need information concerning multiple file extensions used by Krome

all. I have been attempting to work on a mod for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, but of course, in order to do so, I first have to figure out where all the files are placed and how to get to them. So, ...
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How to open a .RKV file from Wii ISO

So, a few days ago, I got the itch to try my hand at creating a modded version of one of my favorite Wii games: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. However, when I unpacked the ISO, I noticed some of the ...
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Modding Super Mario Bros. U Animations

I want to insert custom animations into Super Mario Bros. U. Is it possible to do this? If it is will the game be playable on the Wii U, or will it only be playable on a Wii U emulator?
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Where do I write code in my minecraft modding environment?

So this is probably a stupid question but I'm just beginning so I hope someone can help. I set up my whole modding environment in eclipse but the problem is that I don't know where to start writing ...
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gradlew setupDecompWorkspace eclipse keeps failing

I have been trying to get into modding and I was hoping to start with MC since it seemed easy enough. But at the time I can't even get the thing to open. I have been following a guide (https://www....
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Efficient way to disable reference to objects throughout the game

For an experimental mod concept I want to remove lots of objects from vanilla Skyrim. I know this has to be done by disabling their references - and move them to a place invisible to the player - to ...
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How to know the adresses an editor modifies while saving a file

I hope this question belongs here. Suppose an editor for a specific file extension. It usually has a user friendly interface so you don't see raw data. Once you edit anything and save the editor ...
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Modding sprites in New Super Mario Bros. DS

I'm a New Super Mario Bros. DS modder. My goal is to create a custom sprite over an existing unused sprite. I checked in on fellow modders and they said theoretically, I could copy another sprite's ...
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How to aim bullets at a player in Vavio

In Vavio, how do you make an enemy aim at the player then shoot a bullet? Here's the code I tried: LevelSpawnData/spawnData-L0.json ...
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Read function outside of code while run-time?

Hi it is my first post on this community. So if i was rude or something please let me know :) So I just started learning game development alone. It's been about 1 year since I begin to learn c and c++...
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How can I reorder the order in which the vertices are in an .obj file?

Blender saves the files with the structure of All the vertices All the normals All the UV The game to which I want to import the model, only accepts the following order in structure 1 vertex 1 ...
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Minecraft Bedrock behaviors: drop items for player/owner?

I'm making a simple behavior pack for Minecraft's Bedrock Edition for my own experimenting - the aim is to get tamed wolves to play fetch. The behavior pack is valid and loading, as it sort of works, ...
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How can I start the race from a checkpoint with GTA 5 Map Editor?

When I use the official Map Editor from GTA V then it seems that you are only able to test the Map from the Start Point all the time. This is very annoying when you build a hardcore difficult Map and ...
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SMAPI add warp to existing map [Stardew Valley]

I am trying to add a warp into the existing farm map using SMAPI. I tried the following things but both didn't work. Setting the Warp inside the map properties: ...
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UNIT_SPELLCAST_START event, spell names, localization issues?

I have created a small addon for myself, SheepWhisperer which listens for me casting Polymorph on my mage or Shackle Undead on my priest. When it detects this, and I'm in a party, it will check if I'...
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How do I change the name of map shown in Warcraft 3 list of available maps?

I used an MPQ editor to change some things in one of my maps. Among those changes was the map name defined as a text string in the war3map.wts inside the map. Now, however, I see that the name of the ...
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Remove or skip splash screen from Unity Free/Personal game binary for modding

How can I modify a Unity game (Windows) binary to skip the 5-second Unity logo splash screen? I know how to mod game code using dnspy to modify Assembly-CSharp.dll....
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Runtime Java Module Generation for Game Plugins

Edit: Clarification: I want to create a named module during runtime and put dynamically loaded classes into the created module. I am attempting to build a framework that allows for code generation ...
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Mixing DirectX headers with C mod project not working

I'm trying to add a DirectX 11 renderer (not sure if that is even doable in a "simple" manner) to the Return To Castle Wolfenstein source code and I'm having some problems. I have a rendering class in ...
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How can I read values from a running instance of an existing game? [closed]

I play an indie flight simulation game in Windows. I want to add a specific feature by means of creating a third-party add-on. This apps will "link" and gather current altitude and position data from ...
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How can I create and load models with additional information?

I want to create game similar to original DOOM in Unity (using 2017.2). I'd like to make it possible to load entire levels from file, but I don't really want to write my own level editor that would ...
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How do I prevent modders from creating malicious code?

Let's say I have both a game and a modding system for it. The modding system loads DLL files containing custom features and allows mod creators to override certain functions to change game mechanics. ...
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Balance an RTS to make a unit twice as good

I am modifying an RTS game (Rise of Nations) and want to make a unit twice as good and expensive as it's previous version so the balance is unaffected. When I try to do it, I assumed that if I ...
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How does the change ID increment in the Path of Exile API?

Does any body know how the next change ID increments on the POE API? I think I have figured out the the API returns the latest, system wide next_change_id for the latest stash changes.. but in ...
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How to fix a crowbar mesh deformation problem

I am having a problem exporting my model to Garry's Mod. Every time i compile the model in crowbar it comes out deformed like this when the model is really suppose to look like this how do I fix ...
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Civilization 6 add City States in World Builder

There are instructions to access the Civ 6 Worldbuilder in civfanatics forums. The TZ mod method allows starting with a custom map, but there are no generated city states. How can I add city states ...
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Is it possible to not pack asset files into archives when building a Unity game?

When I build a game in Unity, it packs the assets into strange data files with strange extensions like .split2 or .split1. But what if I want to give the player the ability to replace textures and ...
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How to make a game people can mod? [closed]

In C++, how can one make it's game load content developped by other people? For instance in Java you can look for jar files and load specific class from it.
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Scoreboard setdisplay list shows correctly per char. Can i make my sidebar show correctly per char as well?

So I've been writing a script over the last little while in Python that interacts with the Minecraft console. I'm basically trying to make a scoreboard based currency system that is world independent ...
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How to encourage players to not lessen their own gaming experience with mods and cheats?

In many games (often single-player computer games) there's a built-in way to alter gaming experience; either by modding (e.g. Minecraft, most games on Steam Workshop and Nexus Mods) or by some in-game ...
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Letting an Pathfinding Algorithm generate movement paths for all possible Connections in a Starsystem-based Universe

First of all I want you to forgive me when I make mistakes in my writing, english isn't my first language, and also: If this is the wrong place to ask, please direct me to the right place then. So, ...
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Minecraft 1.11.2 Forge Block Registry Creates Air

First, tech specs: Forge for 1.11.2 MDK (Latest Version) Minecraft Coder Pack (Latest Version) Minecraft 1.11.2 (Latest Version) IntelliJ IDEA 2017 (Latest Version) Then, the problem: When I try to ...
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Minecraft modding - Dealing extra damage from a sword

I am making a Minecraft mod, and in my tin sword, when it deals damage to an entity, it randomly deals more damage. ...
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Creating new static sprites for Warhammer 40K Armageddon Pc Game [closed]

I want to create new unit sprites for the Warhammer 40K Armageddon pc game. Game uses simple 3D static PNG sprites facing 6 different direction for all units. They don't animate in game, just ...
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How to make Unity game moddable with scripting in a friendly way?

I am building a game in Unity using C# and visual studio. I want to make it possible for users to write code in some scripting (for modding purposes) without necessarily opening the source. What are ...
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How can I open the map in Skyrim using Papyrus or SKSE?

While making a mod for Skyrim, I'd like to allow a player to chose a location to teleport to. Essentially, I'll be: enabling Fast Travel if disabled changing fast travel speed so that the travel ...
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Moving entities above a tile entity

Sorry if my code looks amateur I just started modding, although I have experience in Java. I have a tile entity checking every frame if there are entities above it. It works, but then stops after 1 ...
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TModLoader reports a file to be missing when its not

I'm Making a terraria Mod that adds all sorts of Junk, but one single issue keeps hitting me: It Thinks one of the Items needed does not exist. The error I seem to be getting is: ...
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How would I make my Python game Moddable?

before you mark it as duplicate, I want to say I have read this: I want to make a moddable game. How does this affect my programming language choice? And it did not help me. Just for proof of concept,...
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Why won't my model display fully in a mod made with an older version of GameMaker?

I have a model of a corkscrew that I am modding into a game made in what I believe was Game Maker 8.0. Unfortunately, there is little to indicate what version it was made in, other than that it was ...
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How to edit visual appearance of mod in Euro Truck Simulator 2(ETS2)

Not sure if this is the right place, so here goes nothing... I want to update my truck's appearance in-game, to make it more on par with it's real life counterpart. The part of the truck I want to ...
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How much more do I have to learn? [closed]

So I started learning java sometime ago and now I am understanding packages. My main goal is to do minecraft modding. Can someone with modding experience please tell me how hard(or easy) minecraft ...
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Garry's Mod gamemode scripting (lua) - How do I tell if an object is inside a hollow cylinder?

I'm fiddling about with gMod trying to make a gamemode where you have to throw a piece of cake into a cylinder that spawns on the map. This is the code I'm using to spawn the cylinder: ...
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How to create an API for event-based, modular Java game?

I don't really know how to explain what I am trying to do that well, but yeah I'll try my best. I'm currently creating a game with LWJGL 3, and I hope to make it event based and rather abstract as to ...
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Unturned weapon modification not spawning in singleplayer

I've been working on my first modification for Unturned and I'm having some serious trouble doing the process due to the lack of up-to-date tutorials on modding weapons. I've done everything I can ...
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C++ - Lua Preventing malicious lua code

Im working on a "game" that uses lua for scripting and i plan on making it very mod-able. However, malicious code can be written without much difficulty in lua... So how can i go about stopping that? ...
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Is it possible to mod a GameMaker game? [closed]

I been google searching on how to mod Game Maker games (Hyper-Light-Drifter to be more specific) but so far everyone says it's impossible to mod the files. The reason I want to do this is I want to ...
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How can I create a car mod for GTA: Vice City?

I am a player of GTA games. I want to create my own car for GTA: Vice City. How do I create a mod that adds a new car to the game?
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Unity - Exporting and Importing Terrains

To provide modding support via Unity editor, I need to export terrains in editor and load the exported terrain in runtime. Is this possible by any manner?
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Minecraft Forge 1.8 Custom Recipe Manager, need help

sorry for asking this question. Some of you will probably find it very easy but I just can't figure out how to do it. I want to write a custom Recipe Manager. It has to check the recipes. Therefor I ...