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Modifying PC Dead Rising 2


Tutorials


List of what each file does

All game items (items.txt)
  Item animations (PyroEffect)
    Bigfile.xml
All game text
All missions and cases (missions.txt)
  Times of all missions
  Mission breakdown
All major packed files (big files)
  datafile.big
  Character models (npcs.big)
Sgraph - animations
HUD (game player's interface)
Camera.txt (camera view)
Lighting
Zombie models
Game rules (frontend)
Cutscenes (cinematics.big)
Environment
  Royal Flush Plaza
  Safe House
  Americana Casino
  Fortune City Arena
Collision - controls solid surfaces
Excel coordinates of all areas


Tools

Gibbed's tools
Hex editor


Other

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To modify Dead Rising 2 files, you must be able to open them. This tutorial will show you how to use Gibbed's Dead Rising 2 Tools to open and modify your game files.


Download Gibbed's Dead Rising 2 ToolsEdit

Download link for Gibbed's Tools, latest version

Forum thread on the download, [TOOLS] Gibbed.DeadRising2.Tools, Dead Rising 2 PC Mods. (October 12, 2010).

Tutorial on how to open filesEdit

Dead Rising 2 - PC - How to Edit datafile

Dead Rising 2 - PC - How to Edit datafile.big & change Field of View (FOV)

The video to the right will show you how to open .big files. Below are screenshots of the video. Click on an image to enlarge it.

Dead rising ubtri UNPACK and modify datafile big
  • Make sure you have 7-Zip or WinRAR to open the downloaded file.


Dead rising ubtri UNPACK and modify datafile big (8)
  • Locate the folder you have Dead Rising 2 installed in. You will be unpacking datafile.big located in the /dead rising 2/data folder.


Dead rising ubtri UNPACK and modify datafile big (7)
  • Click and drag the datafile.big file.


Dead rising ubtri UNPACK and modify datafile big (6)
  • Release the dragged datafile.big file over the Gibbed.DeadRising2.Unpack.exe file.


Dead rising ubtri UNPACK and modify datafile big (5)
  • The unpacked datafile.big opens into a new folder /dead rising 2/data/datafile_big.


Dead rising ubtri UNPACK and modify datafile big (4)
  • Make your desired modifications, then remember to save the file.


Dead rising ubtri UNPACK and modify datafile big (3)
  • Click and drag the datafile_big folder over to Gibbed.DeadRising2.Pack.exe.


Dead rising ubtri UNPACK and modify datafile big (2)
  • This will create a new file called datafile_big.big.
  • Backup the original file by renaming the file (default)datafile.big.
  • Rename the new datafile_big.big to datafile.big and run the game.


See alsoEdit

  • Mod:List of items, items that can be added to datafile.big and will then appear in the game

External linksEdit