SRTT and SR2 alpha tools coming early!

Mike Wilson has taken pity on all of the modders who have been chomping at the bit to get their grubby hands on the SDK. He has just announced that Volition will be making all the alpha modding tools that we have all been working on publicly available! This includes many of the command line tools and full documentation on all the lua functions.

Please keep in mind that this is NOT the sdk, and does NOT include any of the 3ds max plugins yet. These are simply alpha tools  in a very rough state that are being released so that the community can play with them. Look for the alpha release and public github repo to go live early next week!

8 Responses to “SRTT and SR2 alpha tools coming early!”

  1. Black Heart Noire says:

    What is possible with those?

    • IdolNinja says:

      The most interesting thing are the cvtf crunch tools that will allow us to edit vehicle components in SRTT, and both vehicle and npc components in SR2.

      • Techrev says:

        So, modders will be able to add things like rims and new hoods and things? Will whole cars be able to be made? I dont know whats currently possible, but it would be cool if car meshes could be imported. Even without people working to create new ones – which Im sure there will be – the existing models out there that could be brought in are probably quite a few.

        • IdolNinja says:

          No. At least not yet. These cvtf tools deal with components that make up a vehicle that already exist in-game. Adding new vehicle stuff is at the end, after release schedule D.

          • Techrev says:

            I suppose that my other question is, are they releasing file formats as well as the tools and SDK? It would be nice to have the information so fans can continue work on things if something in this process stalls.

          • IdolNinja says:

            Yes, they already are giving us file format details on our forum. Some of the other details like world zone info is happening behind the scenes as well.

          • Techrev says:

            This is the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen, btw. Volition has just jumped to the top of my awesome list, lol. SR3 was already my favorite open world game. Now this? Amazing. This makes me want to look up where they are out of and put them on the top of my list of companies I’d like to work for some day, lol.

  2. scanti says:

    To quote the static watching TV girl in Poltergeist, “They’re here.”