How to mod the game?


#1

Hello everyone I have a question, how do I mod the game? Is modding this game similar to dwarf fortress? I mod alot in that and it very easy to add alot of changes, but what about here and what are the limitations? Anything here hardcoded that I can’t mod, what I mostly want though is the factions to work. Also I want survivor camps which are camps away from town and the zombies and is occupied by fellow survivors and military personnel trying to rebuild society.

Anyways were can I get up to date mods? The only mods I can find are ones from last year which I think is outdated unless much haven’t changed.


#2

You can make new items, crafting recipes, monsters, houses and maybe something else. See json files in data/json and files in data/mods folders.
But if you know c++ and git you can do anything.


#3

But is it possible to make survivor camps occupied by survivors only?


#4

Short answer is probably not.


#5

Acidia’s working on that.


#6

Thanks for the help guys, I’m gonna check out acidia’s work.


#7

One last question, how do I download acidia refugee mod from github?


#8

https://github.com/acidia/Cataclysm-DDA/tree/evac_center
Click “Download zip”


#9

I know I may sound like a idiot but how do I install this mod to my game?


#10

Compile and launch it.
You use windows? You need tiles version?


#11

There’s a mod folder in the data folder.


#12

There’s a mod folder in the data folder.[/quote]

It’s not a mod. Acidia’s PR is code that’s a candidate for being merged in with mainline, so it’s not handled by the mod manager. You’d need to pull it into a branch (or merge it into your mainline) and compile your own version. If you need a hand with that, let us know.


#13

I been gone for a while but I’m back. How do I compile it?


#14

OS? Windows/MacOS? You need tiles?


#15

If you are using Linux it is quite easy, there are numerous guides.