A Visual GOW2 Screenshot Modding Tutorial

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Game Modding' started by T3AB4GG3R117, Nov 9, 2008 with 18 replies and 1,152 views.

  1. T3AB4GG3R117

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    How to mod GOW2 screenshots

    1) you will need to open up a GOW screenshot in your favorite GOW hex editor.
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    2) Goto 0xE000, which is the beginning of the file in jpg format.
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    3) Search for
    Code:
    FF D9 00 00 00 00
    4) Copy all of the the code from step 2 to step 3
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    Note: Do not copy the
    Code:
    00 00 00 00
    in
    Code:
    FF D9 00 00 00 00
    I used the last 8 zeros to make it easier to find using your search tool.

    5) Create a new file and paste that code into it.

    6) Save the files as (name).jpg, the file has to be a jpg file for it to open.

    Now you have sucessfully extracted a GOW2 Screenshot!
    I only made you manually extract it so it woud be easier to inject later on. :tongue:
    From now on you should use: [Click here to view the link]

    Editing your screenshot

    While you are editing your screenshot do NOT change the size (W/H) of the screenshot.

    NO PRONZ

    After you have sucessfully edited your screenshot, then were off to the injecting part.

    If you are getting your image from the internet make sure it is jpg.

    Injection

    1) Open the image you want to show up, the GOW2 screenshot file, and a new hex file.

    2) Copy from 0x0 to 0xDFFF on the GOW2 screenshot file to the new hex file.


    3) Copy the entire modded picture into the new hex file.

    4) Copy everything in the GOW2 screenshot file after the FF D9 you found in step 3 of the extraction tutorial.

    5) Save as shot_(place any hex numbers here {0-9 and a-f})

    6) Resign and rehash the file you saved.

    Congrats your done modding it, now just xport it.
     
  2. xBRx N3MES15

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    wow modding already......

    /lame

    here goes another good game ruined right away
     
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  3. Scar

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    How does editing a picture ruin a game? I think its stupid and pointless but it doesnt ruin it by any means.
     
  4. xBRx N3MES15

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    because thats just the beginning....... thats how halo started.........
     
  5. Scar

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    Yeah but alot of Halo 3 files are CON files. in Gears the only CON files are photos...
     
  6. Scare Croe

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    why get angry about modding? it will happen no matter what. Weather its just a picture on Gears 2, or a forge game variant on Halo3, its gonna happen. Microsoft did a good job this time around on keeping the console Locked up (For the most part), and what they didnt do, will be fixed with the Update to the NXE. Game developers can only go so far.... they only distribute software.
    hopefully we will see a time when modding stays offline and is used for the Strict purpose of Exploring the game in new/better ways, but untill then.... its gonna happen.

    Great Tut man. I might try it out.
     
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    T3AB4GG3R117

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    and has anything real bad happened because of that? just stupid people putting porn on their fileshare but bungie fixed that.
     
  9. bubblebuddyi

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    Pretty cool, would be good for people without access to a computer.
     
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    T3AB4GG3R117

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    What does that mean? You need a computer to do this.
     
  11. GoldBl4d3

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    here we go again, yeah team lets make another game company pissed off at us. You guys obiously havent learned a thing.
     
  12. Scare Croe

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    You make it seem like game companies are pissed at us now... but they arent, and if they are, its their fault for having an exploit like this in their game. Epic probably knew that halo 3 photos were modable, and at least one of the people on the Team responsible for photos in GoW2 knew how it was done. so the blame is on the Game Creator, not the Fans/Modding community. If anything, We are making the game better because now Epic will be forced to fix the problem.
    Stop whining (No Flames).
     
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    T3AB4GG3R117

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    Well Epic was forced to use the 360 CON files that are used for all game content. They didn't have a choice.

    However if I managed Epic I would tell them to make images based off of the films made be players, i.e the files would be still pieces of film files.
     
  14. GoldBl4d3

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    honestly I would come up with my own format instead of using this one. another thing is it is your fault. You cant say it isnt. they intended for this game to be played the way its supposed to be. There exploit = nothing
    you modding it = your fault.

    and as them getting pissed at us, they will if it spreads. and you knew what I meant. They gave us the game. in there mind they pictured us sharing cool pictures of the game. Not some stupid picture you modded. Get real, you act as if the game company designed the game to do this. Obiously you still havent learned a thing.
     
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    T3AB4GG3R117

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    They can't make their own format. As I just explained they are forced into using CON files.

    Also thats pretty hipocritical to say that I'm a bad person because I'm using a games exploints. You are the leader of a programming team that from what I understand, does exactly that.
     
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  16. GoldBl4d3

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    im not even talking to you. and we mod older games, not only that we are not going to be doing screenshots. If you learned from halo3 (witch you havent) alot of people said it was pointless. So whats the point of doing it in GoW2. What, just to prove that your so awsome that you can mod a screenshot. and yes they can use there own format if you understood what i was talking about. I was saying instead of a jpeg file, they could make up there own format.
     
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    T3AB4GG3R117

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    NO you cannot make a file format. They are using the xbox 360 console, and on that console you must use CON files for user created game data.

    Try to look at a reliable source before you post this kind of stuff.

    As for you insulting me for just making a tutorial on screenshot modding, not an app so any noob can do it, but a tutorial which is comparable to your app that you made to mod halo 3 screenshots.
     
  18. GoldBl4d3

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    leave halo3 out of this, for two. You need to start to learn alittle. I think im very educated when it comes to this. You dont relize, they can make there own format in the con file. Havent you noticed how the images are in a jpeg format when you extract them, so as long as they build there engine to load there own image format. It WILL work.
     
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    T3AB4GG3R117

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    Even if you were making your own file format within the CON file you still would be making a CON file. Which means you can currently resign it.