The doctor is in Apr 22, 2013 @ 11:46pm
Calling all modders! Let's fix/mod/tweak dead island riptide!
Announcing Dead Island Riptide Modding Compeition
To kick off modding for Dead Island Riptide, ModDB, NVidia and Deep Silver are sponsoring a modding compeition!

They have prizes from iBuyPower and NVIDIA, so get involved, create a mod, submit a video of it and maybe win a great price!

first things first
if you can't find a fix, tweak, mod in this thread then try the original

"Calling all modders! Let's fix/mod/tweak dead island!" thread
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2106453

Most, if not all, of the fixes, mods, for the original dead island will work without many, if any, changes.

Do not just copy the file(s) from the original Dead Island mod because they may have changed. Just extract the file(s) from Dead Island Riptide .pak files and make the needed changes to those files.

Call to Arms
we can use your help, so instead of complaining...

help us out, let's play a new roll playing game were by we scour the pak files, it's all there, identifying where fun things are to mod

and let's get modding! :)

and with that said a great many thanks to everyone involved in modding the original dead island in so short a time the group made an astonishing amout of progress, just take a look at the fast growing list of fixes, the group successfully tackled just about any issued thrown their way!

"Calling all modders! Let's fix/mod/tweak dead island!"
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2106453

so i created this thread to reach out to everyone who helped to make the original dead island a better game and to ask that we do the same for dead island riptide!

everyone that's done a mod for the original dead island please make sure that the links are up to date and working.

also please take the time in the coming days to make sure your mod also works with it and let me know if you run into any problems i can perhaps help!

finally we need members to test and give us feedback of which settings work best for them.

thanks in advance!


Ideas for New Mods
+ loot / zombies does not respawn

+ loot / zombies respawns but not as quickly


Latest News & Information
5/13/2013
+ dead island riptide speedboat boat mod
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/dead-island-riptide-boat-upgraded-speed-boat-mod

+ noir's riptide mod version 0.2 full
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/noirs-riptide-mod-version-02-full

5/10/2013
+ dead island riptide day & night cycle henderson town mod
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/dead-island-riptide-day-night-cycle-henderson-to

+ noir's riptide mod
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/noirs-riptide-mod-v01

5/5/2013
+ george romero riptide survival horror edition (v8)
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/george-romero-riptide-v8-survival-horror-edition

5/4/2013
+ no hud riptide mod (v2)
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/no-hud-riptide-mod-v2

+ george romero riptide mod all in one (v7)
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/george-romero-riptide-mod-v7-all-in-one

5/3/2013
+ dead island riptide save editor
http://deadislandsaveeditor.steffenl.com/2013/04/release-dise-012-and-0121-riptide.html

5/2/2013
+ director's cut mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2119196

+ no hud riptide mod
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/no-hud-riptide-mod-v1

4/30/2013
+ dead island riptide gloomy island mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34352060

4/29/2013
+ kilroy's dead island riptide gameplay tweaks
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/kilroys-dead-island-riptide-gameplay-tweaks

4/28/2013
+ widescreen menu and hud fix (eyefinity/surround)
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937420202737472/

4/27/2013
+ fix for npc low speech volume
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34338735

+ changing zombie, speech, music, ect sound volumes
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34338741

4/26/2013
+ maximizing framerate
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3114534

4/25/2013
+ ubtri's mods for riptide (run faster! jump higher! health regeneration! no more stamina drain! + rainy weather! increased dof!!)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34329997

4/24/2013
+ george romero mod for dead island riptide
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2128844

4/23/2013
+ dead island: riptide helper
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937261940292800/

+ my tweaks ported from original dead island
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3113193

+ change max refresh rate
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937261930665840/#c828937261932439726

+ change strafe movement speed
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719110936132/#c828936719111737072

+ fix for the audio crackling/static
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2101250

+ change fov
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719108686382/

+ disable start up videos
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719113841132/#c828936719114791335


Warning
Quote: Applying any of the fixes, tweaks, mods may result in your game crashing.


VAC Ban Warning
warning do not directly modify dead island distribution files. any changes that you make to dead island distribution files can result in you being vac banned.

while nothing is 100% sure to the best of our collective knowledge we have come up with a way that we believe to be safe for you to mod dead island riptide.

instead of directly changing the dead island distribution files we extract the files that we would like to change to the corresponding subdirectory in C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Riptide\out and then edit those files.

to further reduce your risk of being VAC banned disable VAC in the games settings

also only play coop with other members that are also playing with VAC disabled.

finally regardless of how you have VAC set you risk being VAC banned if you join a coop game that is VAC enabled or someone who has VAC enabled joins the game that you are playing on.

+ so there is no need to edit any dll or exe or pak files. as i and others have posted a way has been discovered that allows us to make modifications that does not require us to change the dead island riptide distribution files. which while not 100% safe from the risk of being vac ban, sounds promising and less risky. so if you have changed any dead island riptide distribution files please verify cache content immediately and go back to the official distribution.

+ also before doing anything you see in this thread read and understand completely each and every post for the change that you would like to make

+ if you are vac banned, it's for life, it cannot be undone, it can be for all your vac secured games, steam support will not be able to help you, nobody here will be able to help you, so beware, be very careful, you are more than warned!

+ understand completely what it mean to be vac banned

Getting Started Guide

Introduction
a treasure trove of things to change can be found in in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\diriptide\DI\Data0.pak

+ unpacking dead island riptide pak files is as easy as opening them with 7-zip and pressing Extract

http://www.7-zip.org/


Backup your game files
Regardless of whether you are playing an unmodded game or a modded game it is always a good idea to periodically backup your profile and single game save.

It is especially important to backup your profile and save when using mods in case the game save that is created when the game is modded is not restorable when running the regular game without the mod.

So, don't lose your progress, backup your profile and save!

+ saves and profiles are stored in
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34321758

+ corrupt / disappearing saves
http://deadislandsaveeditor.steffenl.com/p/corrupted-save.html


Fixes and Tweaks
+ widescreen menu and hud fix (eyefinity/surround)
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937420202737472/

+ fix for npc low speech volume
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34338735

+ changing zombie, speech, music, ect sound volumes
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34338741

+ maximizing framerate
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3114534

+ my tweaks ported from original dead island
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3113193

+ change max refresh rate
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937261930665840/#c828937261932439726

+ change strafe movement speed
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719110936132/#c828936719111737072

+ fix for the audio crackling/static
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2101250

+ change fov
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719108686382/

+ disable start up videos
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828936719113841132/#c828936719114791335


Single Player / Friends Only Mods (Disable VAC)
+ dead island riptide speedboat boat mod
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/dead-island-riptide-boat-upgraded-speed-boat-mod

+ noir's riptide mod
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/noirs-riptide-mod-version-02-full

+ dead island riptide day & night cycle henderson town mod
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/dead-island-riptide-day-night-cycle-henderson-to

+ george romero riptide survival horror edition
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/george-romero-riptide-v8-survival-horror-edition

+ no hud riptide mod (v2)
http://www.moddb.com/games/dead-island-riptide/downloads/no-hud-riptide-mod-v2

+ director's cut mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2119196

+ dead island riptide gloomy island mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34352060

+ ubtri's mods for riptide (run faster! jump higher! health regeneration! no more stamina drain! + rainy weather! increased dof!!)
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34329997


Modders' Corner (information helpful to members creating mods)
+ modding the rate weapons degrade
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showpost.php?p=34334741&postcount=34


Utilities
+ dead island riptide helper
http://steamcommunity.com/app/216250/discussions/0/828937261940292800/

+ dead island riptide save editor
http://deadislandsaveeditor.steffenl.com/2013/04/release-dise-012-and-0121-riptide.html


Other Modding Community Resources
+ DI modding irc channel
http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=didev&uio=d4

+ DI modding Reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/DeadIslandMods/

+ other DI Forums
http://www.deadislandforums.com/
Last edited by The doctor is in; May 15, 2013 @ 12:39am
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The doctor is in Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:23am 
can some mod please pin this threa

thanks in advance
The doctor is in Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:26am 
in the days to come we will be going through the long list of dead island mods and testing them and tweaking them as needed to ensure they work just as great with dead island riptide as they did with the original dead island

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2106453

so if u have a problem, we have a fix or if you are looking for a tweak or mod, we will have it, including your old favorites ;)
|Bin. Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:42am 
Sweet!
The doctor is in Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:03pm 
if u r having problems or just want to tweak/mod riptide i have lots of stuff ive been adding/porting in above thread
The doctor is in Apr 26, 2013 @ 2:42am 
hi dont miss out we have growing list of mods / tweaks for dead island riptide

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3100993
The doctor is in Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:50pm 
Doctor Bigfoot Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:45am 
can somone revamp all zombie's into mythical creature's?
The doctor is in Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:32am 
Announcing Dead Island Riptide Modding Compeition
To kick off modding for Dead Island Riptide, ModDB, NVidia and Deep Silver are sponsoring a modding compeition!

They have prizes from iBuyPower and NVIDIA, so get involved, create a mod, submit a video of it and maybe win a great price!
Last edited by The doctor is in; Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:35pm
Jorkfriend Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:52am 
I was wondering if modders could restore the gore back into Riptide.

In the first Dead Island, a molotov would melt the shirts and skin off zombies, exposing their innards. Shotgun blasts to the chest would also expose innards.

All this is gone in Riptide for whatever dumb reason, for example shirts are now indestructible. I know the multi-layer damage is still in, so I was wondering if that's something that could be restored.

I plan on comparing files from the first Dead Island with Riptide in hopes of finding a way, but I've been busy as of late.
Originally posted by SmokedYeti:
can somone revamp all zombie's into mythical creature's?
Nobody got custom models working in the first game, since we didn't get any official tools there's no way this could be done.
Last edited by Jorkfriend; Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:54am
The doctor is in Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:15pm 
todays mods are

dead island riptide gloomy island mod
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=34352060
PainX May 1, 2013 @ 12:32am 
as a dead island 1 player (well i did not play it for 2 weeks at release untill someone smarter then me created a mod to fix my game) all i have to say is dammit this post needs a sticky this and DI helper will most likely be the most important posts on this forum
The doctor is in May 2, 2013 @ 7:28pm 
The doctor is in May 3, 2013 @ 11:09pm 
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