Beginner Modding Tutorial | Part 1 - Unpacking and Simple Swap
Posted March 26th, 2021·
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This tutorial is based on old tutorials from Modding Zaibatsu server. Thanks in advance to a5tronomy, Dennis Stanistan and all modders who already contributed so much to Tekken7 modding.
Part 1 - Unpacking Game Assets & Simple Swap
To start modding Tekken7 we need to extract the game content first.
Prerequisites: - Legal copy of Tekken 7 installed - 51GB+ free space - Download Tekken 7 Extracting and Packing tools
NOTE: Extract the tool somewhere with 51GB+ free space.
Press any key to close the command prompt.
Here you have a different bat file for more specialized modding. I always extract everything in case I need other assets types. It also saves time since I only do extraction once. You can save some space here if you know what assets type you need. In this tutorial i will run Extract Everything.bat and it will start extracting.
The speed of this extraction depends on your computer. It will take “some time”. Command prompt will close itself once extraction is complete. You will get All Assets folder and all extracted files inside it.
This concludes the unpacking part.
We will start modding by doing a simple swap for this next part. This mod will change Heihachi’s leather jacket & pants to Jin’s regular style A upper & lower.
Cut these new files and we will paste it somewhere far inside the Simple_Swap folder. Go through the folder until you’re inside the HEI folder. The path will look like this:
Simple_Swap\TekkenGame\Content\Character\Item\Customize\HEI. Once you’re there paste both files.
What UassetRenamer does is swapping the content of the 1st file with the 2nd file. Finally the game only recognizes the original file name. That’s why we need to rename it back to its original name by removing the “-new” suffix.
Congratulations on making your first mod! This concludes the tutorial.