Spore Modding: How to make an Item
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How to make a Item
Welcome to the Sporedum Tutorial on how to make an item. Thank you for taking your time to read through this tutorial and if you have any comments please post them below.
Now on to the modding! This tutorial will be based on creating a seperate version of the Staff of Life (called th genesis device in the code) which is buyable andhas unlimited ammo.
First of all create a mod as shown in this tutorial on how to make a mod for spore.
Next we need to create a new tool file, as the tool will be very similar compared to genesis device, we will be using the genesis file as a base. First we need to copy the file to do this follow the steps below, what we need to do first is “modify” the file then use “explore right” to find the file so we can copy it.
Make sure to name your item:
Now that you have the file we need to change the code of it so that it is has unlimited ammo and the correct text.
These are the things we need to change in the “buyablegenesisdevice” file (except the ufotools image which we will change later).
Now here is a guide to all the important things in the space tool files:
Next we need to start connecting the files, for this part we are adding the file into the MyCollection section.
(for Buyable Genesis Device)
This next section is where you place your item in the code to get it to appear on the panel in the bottom righthand corner of the screen.
(for Buyable Genesis Device)
Now we have all that sorted out we need to make the item buyable, to do this we need to create a file in the sporetrading, use the method above to do that, and we are going to use the crop circle as our base file.
Here are the main things in the spacetrading files, the changes i have made to create the Buyable Genesis Device can be seen below:
Next we need to add our item to the toolconfig folder, this is a very important folder for tools as you can set your item into many different catagories, for the genesis device we just want to put it in a group (which you HAVE to do), and place it in unlockable, which means that it needs something to unlock it.
Now we need to do that last part, this is to create the image, as we want to use the Genesis Device image (only slightly change it), we need to go to the genesis tool file
The link we want is the “spaceToolImageID” which for the Genesis Device is “#DA55CF56”, so we search that in the top bar and find where that is, copy the file and rename it to “buyablegenesisdevice”.
Now change the code in both the spacetools and spacetrading files.
Now its time to test your mod! Place your mod in the data folder (How to Install Spore Mod).
And thats it guys!