- Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:58 am
I indeed have been working on modding DRIV3R ever since it was released on PC. I have found out many, many things which I have told no one until the release of a new audition to the driver madness network called "Driver Modding", and there i'll show off all my modding tips and secrets. Expect the website to be released by the end of January 2007.
But I though since you brought the topic up i'd like to share a few early things with you all.
The first thing which people had the abbility to use outside the game; the RAD tools were discovered quite a while ago amung the release of DRIV3R. And who wouldn't try opening those videos with those RAD tools since the game has the RAD tools featured in the credits.
A very buggy tool was released before DRIV3R (PC) was even released in stores, this little tool was origionaly created for the DEMO version of DRIV3R but it has been found possible to work with the full version of DRIV3R. This tool does work as I've added textures in the game; it's just very buggy and rarly works and freezes up the game, so i'm currently trying to contact the creator and see what he can do.
These files are the easist aspects of DRIV3R to modify, I must say I've changed many things in the DRIV3R world with this little tool. The lighting effects/rain effects and many of the particle effects varibles are editable here. A deep written up report will be posted on "Driver Modding" when i get the site up showing how to use all these varibles.
These music files seem impossible to convert; but they are plain music files, each of them are seperate songs in the game from 1.xa to 52.xa and many missing inbetween. They are not archieves they are like a weird format of .mp3's just not playable under anything other than the game; so why not make the game your player. More details will go into this on the new "Driver Modding" website. Plus! there is also a hidden track in there which is not playable in the game;l only it's engine, something we have only heard a bit of in an Trailer and now you can hear the entire track. Plus! Soon i'll be releasing a pack which enables you to play all these files as MP3's which i'll be releasing later today.
I have done a few weird things with the mission; but not all that much. And the mission files in DRIVER wheren't ecrpyted in the first place since you could open then up in notepad. BUT DMC editor enabled you to edit these files easily. In DRIV3R modding this is very hard since the file is very encrpyted which has limited me to changing many varibles which I can barly see.
These are the map files, the files which you see as the maps in the game; these can not be edited as far as I know although there is a small way of changing them. I'll show you how in the new "Driver Modding" Website.
It is infact possible to edit the textures in these vehicles; in that same tool which enabled us to edit the cities.
It is possible to change the words used in the menus here meaning it is possible to create entire language conversions. You can also de-imporve or improve the wording e.g. Film Directory to Movie Maker.
Take a look up into the air in "DRIV3R" those "textures" "sets" in there are used up there. It is possible to entirly take out the sky.
There are a few more things which i'll check up on before I mention them, I'd hate to mislead someone but this is all the imformation i've found during my course on modding "DRIV3R".
Now "Driver Modding" will include all this information and more including many mods which I have created. Remember the "Sliding Tanner" and the "Swim Forever" and the "Walking on Water" mods I made for DRIV3R; I will be re-releasing these which onyl very few people got their hands on when I released them a couple of years ago.
Also I may upload some of those mods soon to Driver Madness; Since my holidays have arrived i'm going to have a lot more time to work on everything and hopefully by the end of them which is in another 40 days, I should have finished many more mods and many more websites which I have been working on recently.
So with this big topic I hope i've made you all really happy and lets all hope we can mod DRIV3R just the way we wanted.