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#1 Shotgunner

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 07:53 PM

If I wanted to make new weapons, what would I need?

I know this sounds like a typical "wannabe"-type post, but I have never made mods for a game before and would like to try my hand at it. Therefore, any help my fellow XCOM Commanders could provide would be very much appreicated.

Mucho thanx in advance! :D
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#2 Empyrean

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 08:40 PM

New to modding, eh? It's great fun, but X-Com isn't the most mod-friendly game I've seen. You'll be editing in binary, instead of just messing with text files.

Making new weapons would be really, really hard. Editing existing weapons to perform differently is much easier. Here are some useful resources to help you get started:

How you edit files: http://www.ufopaedia...tle=HackerTools
The file that has weapon info: http://www.ufopaedia...itle=OBDATA.DAT

As always, make backups before you start playing around with anything, and read those tutorials carefully.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 09:24 PM

adding new weapons would be an effort that would probably take weeks or months to do, so i wouldn't recommend it
but you can replace any weapon with anything you want, or edit its stats fairly easily
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#4 Shotgunner

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 07:47 AM

heh - editing weapons was more of what I was thinking guys. Although I do have some weapons I'd like to put into this game I think I need to learn a little more before I can do so LOL. Thanks for the help.
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