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Guide To Editing & Modding Demolition Company
By [FUED] LordSmoke
A basic guide to modding, editing & cheating in Demolition Company & Demolition Company Gold This guide contains instructions for downloading & installing mods. Hacking game rules and settings, and a range of tips and tricks to make the game easier for you.
This guide is designed to help those who have finished the game and want to add or edit the game files. Making the game more fun, or tweaking the options for some extra effect. The guide may link to outside download sites where other mods are available, and will provide details on how these mods work and a quick review on each one.
PLEASE NOTE: This guide is still under construction, please post any requests in the comment section and I will try and address your questions.
Giants Game Editor
Before you start editing your files ensure you have the GIANTS EDITOR installed. To locate this, open your Demolition Company folder in your steam directory (Default: Program_Files/Steam/SteamApps/Common/Demolition_Comapany)
Now open the folder: SDK Install GIANTS_Editor_4.1.8e_win32 Some may also contain a 4.1.8d (This is in another language)
You will also notice this folder contains the Race Car files & Concrete Saw files and can be copied from here.
This editor will allow you to create, edit and modify your own missions, and change some of the buildings in excisting areas.
So you have decided to download and install some of the listed mods, now some of these are very quick and easy .exe applications and will do the work for you, while others need to be manually added in. This is very easy to do.
Depending on the version of Windows you are using (For this example I am using windows 8) Open My Documents, My Games, DemolitionCompany
In this directory should be a MODS folder, just copy and paste the zip files into this directory. The mods will now be available in your game, and ready to play!
Vehicles: Iveco EuroStar Dumper The Iveco drives very well for a basic dumpster introduced and designed before the one available in the Gold edition of Demolition Company. Looking at both side by side you can really see the difference in size!!!
Caterpillar Wheel Loader This vehicle looks fantastic, and the ability to pickup or drop extra tools is also very good, however during my testing I had issues actually moving any of the parts.
CAT Scorpian This vehicle looks fantastic, and the ability to pickup or drop extra tools is also very good, however during my testing I had issues actually moving any of the parts.
Fiat Hitachi EX165 Great little excavator, you can download 2 different tool sets and choose what to attach on the fly, just press the Q key to add or remove the tool when parked over it.
Demolition Racer Sample This fun little car is quick, but be careful as you may get it stuck on rocks quite easily.
Devies: Rocket Launcher Once installed the Rocket Launcher is available for purchase at the store. This device can be used in any map without the need for further game editing. I am still comparing the explosive reaction to that of the explosives, it is either a type 1 or 2 explosion.
Concrete Saw Sample The concrete saw is not very useful at all, its spinning blade acts more as a pushing tool, if you want precision try the pickaxe.
This is the first major mod for Demolition Company that I have found. All the download sites were in another language and as such it took a very long time to find.
This is a fantastic mod, it adds multiple missions and some fantastic vehicles.
How To Tweak Explosive Settings
This section of the guide will show you how to edit the settings for explosives, adding more power or reducing the power where needed. This will also explain how to modify the total number of explosives available to place at any given time.
THE BASICS So first open your demolition company folder. Open the DATA folder, and choose DEVICES
We will start with EXPLOSIVE This directory contains all the information for type 1,2 & 3 explosives.
The default file with explosion radius & max quantities are: explosiveSmall.xml explosiveMiddle.xml explosiveBig.xml
Explosive Small The following is the data contained within Explosive Small
Radius= Total area of damage (No adjustment needed) Force= how much force is applied Damage= how much damage is issued
For comparrison Level 1 Explosive Radius:4 Force:0.75 Damage:0.5
Level 2 Explosive Radius:4 Force:1 Damage:1.25
Level 3 Explosive Radius:4 Force:1.5 Damage:3
So this section is very easy. Just change the 200 to the amount you want each placed explosive to cost. (I will check if this can be a negative to give you money)
Changing MAX no of explosives. For the single player missions you can not change the number of explosives, however you can change the number of explosives for "free play" mode.
It only gets better with more explosives!
As per the above instructions edit the explosives file that you want modified.
Look for maxNumPacks="8" Change this value to the no of explosives that you want to play with.
Fun Tips & Tricks
This section will show you some fun tricks when you want to blow something up, and just cant get to the location. This section will make sugestions based on already unlocking the use of any vehicle on any map.
Cant reach that point? Not a problem. Use one of the following:
Extend the arm and raise each section keeping it as flat as possible. Lower the angle to around 40-50 degrees. Jump onto the vehicles roof, and walk up the arm. This is great when you want to get onto a roof, or even underneath a tall structure to help drop it.
Falling bricks driving you mad? Well not any more, just remember to take an extra vehicle into the location, and use it as a prop to support the difficult section.
Add Extra Weapons To Missions
So this mod will only work on missions you have downloaded into your mod district, but will not help with the single player campaign.
Once you have downloaded your missions look for the extra items you want added. Look for the following folder
C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\My Games\DemolitionCompany\mods\ *YOUR MOD ZIP FILE*
You can open the .zip file or if you have extracted your expansions just open the required folder. Now look for your modDesc.xml file.
In this example I am editing the DC mission by Blackburner. Here are the file contents.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> -<modDesc descVersion="3"><author>Copyright (C) 2010 Blackburner</author><version>1</version>-<l10n>-<text name="ModMission01Name"><en>Mission 2.0 by Blackburner</en><de>Mission 2.0 von Blackburner</de></text>-<text name="ModMission01Description"><en>A not-used for years custody of a former dynamite factory should be demolished. This was however very stable and is thus naturally a lucrative contract for you.</en><de>Ein seit Jahren nicht mehr genutztes Depot einer ehemaligen Dynamitfabrik soll abgerissen werden. Diese wurde allerdings sehr stabil gebaut und ist dadurch natürlich ein lukrativer Auftrag für dich. </de></text>-<text name="factoryBuilding03CompleteMessage"><en>Go to a vending machine and drink something. You've earned you now!</en><de>Gehe zu einem Getränkeautomat und trinke etwas. Das hast du dir jetzt verdient!</de></text>-<text name="factoryBuilding03CompleteCaption"> <!-- CompleteCaption siehe ModMission.lua --> <en>WELL DONE!</en><de>GUTE ARBEIT!</de></text>-<text name="01_Briefing1"><en>Tear the green marked (key G) a building. A clean tear you guarantee success.</en><de>Reiße das grün markierte (Taste G) Gebäude ein. Ein sauberer Abriß garantiert dir den Erfolg. </de></text>-<text name="01_Briefing2"><en>Oops! A blown out of the question, as any one blasting dynamite residue could make erratic and not interrupt the factory buildings in the vicinity of their production process can, because that would entail significant costs.</en><de>Achtung! Eine Sprengung kommt nicht in Frage, da eventuelle Dynamitrückstande eine Sprengung unberechenbar machen könnten und die Fabrikgebäude in der Nachbarschaft ihren Produktionsprozeß nicht unterbrechen können, da dass mit erheblichen Kosten verbunden wäre.</de></text>-<text name="01_Briefing3"><en>It is primarily sent to demolition and then only at the time. If successful, a reward awaits. (Hint: You can jump with the spacebar)</en><de>Hier geht es in erster Linie um geschickten Abriß und dann erst um Zeit. Bei Erfolg wartet eine Belohnung. (Tipp: Springen kannst du mit der Leertaste)</de></text></l10n>-<extraSourceFiles> <!--sourceFile filename="SampleOnCreate.lua" /--> </extraSourceFiles>-<missions>-<mission id="1"><name>ModMission01</name><image>Mission01.png</image><script filename="ModMission01.lua" class="ModMission01"/><briefing>01_Briefing</briefing><briefingText>01_Briefing</briefingText><requiredEquipment>Jackhammer1 WheelExcavatorCompressor WheelLoader CrawlerExcavatorCompressor</requiredEquipment><allowedDevices>Sledgehammer Jackhammer1 Jackhammer2</allowedDevices><allowedVehicles>WheelLoader MiniExcavatorCompressor WheelExcavatorCompressor CrawlerExcavatorCompressor</allowedVehicles><timeBonus>10000</timeBonus><timeLimit hard="1200" normal="2400" easy="3300"/><successBonus hard="5000" normal="15000" easy="40000"/><reward hard="9500" normal="12500" easy="14000"/><penalty hard="15000" normal="5000" easy="500"/><penaltyRelief hard="5000" normal="500" easy="50"/><xpBonus hard="80" normal="200" easy="300"/></mission></missions></modDesc>
Now the line you are looking for is: </allowedDevices><allowedVehicles>WheelLoader MiniExcavatorCompressor WheelExcavatorCompressor CrawlerExcavatorCompressor</allowedVehicles>
Just add in the name of the file you want added and its good to go.
I have not yet found a way to edit the built in missions, but will update everyone if I do.
Enable Console Mode
Demolition Company also contains a development tool menu, it is very easy to activate and only requires one line to be changed.
In you Demolition Company folder look for the game.xml file.
To enable development tools look for the below line: -<development><controls>false</controls></development> change this to -<development><controls>true</controls></development>
Activate Console To Activate the console press the ~ key.
Fly Mode Enter the following line into the console to enable FLY MODE dcPlayerToggleFlightMode Key q: Up Key e: Down Key w: Forward Key a: Left Key s: Backward Key d: Right
Hack - Change Item Prices
That shiney new tool too expensive? Well it is very easy to adjust the prices of items.
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Demolition Company Gold\data Look for the Equiptments.xml file, open this in NOTEPAD
You will find each item listed and linking to its individual .xml file (use these as a reference if you want to edit something later on)
Below is a breakdown of what you can change.
<equipment> <idName>Pickaxe</idName> You can change the items name <xmlFilename>data/devices/pickaxe/pickaxe.xml</xmlFilename> <isDevice>true</isDevice> <deviceCategory>1</deviceCategory> <price>100</price> Change this number to adjust price <level>3</level> Change this number to adjust level requirements <showInShop>true</showInShop> True or false if you want it in the store </equipment>
HACK - Add more cash, Edit Saved Games
So your feeling very cash strapped and you need some money fast. C:\Users\<Your User ID>\Documents\My Games\DemolitionCompany
Edit the file savegames Scroll accross in notepad until you find a reference to your saved game number. This will list all your owened equiptment and many many other variables. The easiest section to change is money look for money=" The amount contained in here is your current cash, just edit the amount and you are good to go.
Hack - Change Required Level For Regions
This little hack is very straight forward and easy to do. Look for the following file
C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Demolition Company Gold\data\districts.xml This file is the same for both Normal & Gold editions of the game