Common modified files

just curious and checking to see what files people usually mod and/or mod the most. this could be files you have downloaded to use or your own modified files. i keep mine fairly basic so there is less to replace if i ever have to verify my game. i do know there are some out there though that really get into modifying their files to the point it is almost a different game (figuratively speaking).

the basics of mine,
film grain removed
winch line changed
winch points changed
border removed
fuel cistern and tanker recolored
fire proof exhaust recolored
tattoo shifter
key/controller overlays removed (although yet to figure out how to get rid of the overlay box for it)
mudrunner mod (STplus as most call it)
steam icons removed
and i know there is a few others, but can not remember what or they are little things that are not that important.

Only thing I have altered is the Mass of Small Log A for my football model.

Never seen the point of border removal, it's purely for looks though right?

hi 8-up.. i have a couple of models i would like to add to my map.. they are .skp files from sketchup. any suggestions or Tutorials that you come by , that could assist me in this?? And i cheat a little by using 'breakable trees" now and then, tattoo's skull shifter (can't live without it), and the few features that the MudrunnerMod, offers are really useful.. border remove, clear water, the crows the fly out of the bushes, and maybe something else, Rufus

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@digital-x right the border removal is for looks. instead of the "do not enter" sign, it is removed so it is an invisible barrier.

@rufus i have not done models before, so i have no idea about .skp files. that would be something you should ask a seasoned map maker or builder about really.

I see, less of an eye sore that way haha.

Will have to have a look what can be altered.

I haven't done modeling in sketchup in years. But you need a DirectX exporter plugin for sketchup. I'm pretty sure they have one.
You will also need to see about creating a cdt in sketchup of your model.
I can look it up in a little while and see how it's done in sketchup. I've only done models in 3DS max so i'm not familiar with the work flow of other programs.

But you just need to export your model and cdt as a .X file (DirectX) and in another recent thread I talk about how to get the model in your editor and game.

Look for the thread "Using your own textures" I think it's what it's called. I think digital-x started the thread.

TY, 89cherokee. will do that now... Rufus
ps. sorry 8-up i thought that you were a mapper.

@rufus well i did make maps for another game long ago, but not for spintires or mudrunner. things were a bit different then, but it is all much easier now these days. lol good luck with the modeling and have fun.

@rufus
If you have 3DSMax, you can import SketchUp models directly (you should open them in SketchUp first and re-save them as SketchUp version 7 first). Then just export as .X once you're satisfied with them...

I've been known to do many of the things mentioned in the OP. As well as...

Make trucks recallable, lower their balance and log points, connect all axles/wheels to handbrake, increase steer speed, increase fuel and damage capacity, change wheel friction and vehicle COMO(Center Of Mass Offset)
Make the mud thinner/thicker
Remove fog
Set all days to day_3(day_sunny)
Change the behavior of the Sun to be more realistic

@8up-local said in Common modified files:

just curious and checking to see what files people usually mod and/or mod the most. this could be files you have downloaded to use or your own modified files. i keep mine fairly basic so there is less to replace if i ever have to verify my game. i do know there are some out there though that really get into modifying their files to the point it is almost a different game (figuratively speaking).

the basics of mine,
film grain removed
winch line changed
winch points changed
border removed
fuel cistern and tanker recolored
fire proof exhaust recolored
tattoo shifter
key/controller overlays removed (although yet to figure out how to get rid of the overlay box for it)
mudrunner mod (STplus as most call it)
steam icons removed
and i know there is a few others, but can not remember what or they are little things that are not that important.

when you say "steam icons removed" do you mean the name that hovers above the vehicle of the people you are playing the game with? if so, how do you do that?

Haven't Changed alot But At the moment,
Mudrunner Mod,
Removed Dumb Mud Particle,
Tattoo Skull Shifter,
Film Grain,
4gig Fix

@gabe well for just screenshots you can do this with remove hud, but for playing you can go into your texture zip and just remove/delete it.

look for this in your texture zip and delete this file. gui_steam_unknown__d.dds

@smaronenine Is the 4gb fix you are using for the editor or for the game?

@kingpinn Both...Just drop the exe in both directory's.

@8up-local i lowered the fog at diffrent times of the day for further view distance, although finding that happy medium was a pain in the butt it was worth it.
how did you remove the film grain? and another thing i would like to see is how to get the bush from getting stuck in trucks

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@WrenchinMonkey have not looked into getting rid of the bushes. for the film grain i just opened the texture file in paint net and erased (not delete) the image. then copy/paste over the original. easy peasy. file name in texture cache zip: env_film_grain__uncmp.dds

edit: i also recommend doing this file the same as the film grain, just erase the image to get rid of the lens flares/spots from the camera lens. env_camera_bokeh.dds

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@8up-local Did anyone post getting rid of those strange mud particles on the wheels?

@roughrider not yet, even though this is another one i have done myself as well. you are right. it has not been mentioned.

@gabe said in Common modified files:

@8up-local said in Common modified files:

just curious and checking to see what files people usually mod and/or mod the most. this could be files you have downloaded to use or your own modified files. i keep mine fairly basic so there is less to replace if i ever have to verify my game. i do know there are some out there though that really get into modifying their files to the point it is almost a different game (figuratively speaking).

the basics of mine,
film grain removed
winch line changed
winch points changed
border removed
fuel cistern and tanker recolored
fire proof exhaust recolored
tattoo shifter
key/controller overlays removed (although yet to figure out how to get rid of the overlay box for it)
mudrunner mod (STplus as most call it)
steam icons removed
and i know there is a few others, but can not remember what or they are little things that are not that important.

when you say "steam icons removed" do you mean the name that hovers above the vehicle of the people you are playing the game with? if so, how do you do that?

oops, my bad. i just realized what you had said here. no i have not looked into getting rid of the names above the players myself, this is the icon in the top right corner. the names above players is just something that will need looked into.

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ok good deal. i thought i had lost my mind or was just bad at following directions lol

another file i have found some might like. getting rid of the fuel sloshing/thunking sound when in advanced menu. media zip/sounds/env folder, delete the "limited_fluid wav" file.

just a little thing but it has always bugged me and a few others i know will enjoy this as well.

well until they fix it or if they fix it. here the quick fix for the stars on the trucks.

texturecache.zip: look for the gui_star__d_a.dds file. erase the image of the star (not delete, i use paint.net) and then save the image back into the zip.

warning: this will remove the balance stars on the map list. it does not affect the game, you just can not see them. makes for knowing the balance level fun to figure out, but for me i can live with that.

@8up-local said in Common modified files:

well until they fix it or if they fix it. here the quick fix for the stars on the trucks.

texturecache.zip: look for the gui_star__d_a.dds file. erase the image of the star (not delete, i use paint.net) and then save the image back into the zip.

warning: this will remove the balance stars on the map list. it does not affect the game, you just can not see them. makes for knowing the balance level fun to figure out, but for me i can live with that.

thanks dude great work

another one i had forgotten to post about, the intro vid and music.

you can just delete these files if you want to get rid of them.

intro vid: delete the intro.bik file from the Mudrunner folder. thank you to lawndart for reminding me about this.

intro music: delete the media.zip/sounds/game intro_stereo__1.wav file, there is also a 2 and 3 music file to remove also.

@8up-local
When you erase the contents of the filmgrain DDS, what format do you re-save it as?

@mexican_420 it is saved as a dds file. i open the zip file directly into paint.net (double click the image in the zip, i have it set up so image file open with the paint program). i erased the file with erase tool and then close the image which saves it directly back into the zip. easy peasy.

i do remind people though to make a back up copy of the original zips to a back up folder and make copies of you edited folder/files also so if and when you need to replace the files back, like with this last update, replacing my modded files is a quick copy/paste.

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@8up-local
Guess I'm reinstalling Paint.net as it apparently retains the file's format. Tried dxt1,3,5 with Photoshop and Nvidia DDS plugin to no avail... Each time it thoroughly buggered my menus and everything...
Thanks. 🙂

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