Earth Defense Force 5

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  1. reginol
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    I have a question. I recently joined a random edf lobby where at the end of the mission all loot was just picked up. I have not modded edf myself, yet I was able to join and play with these people. Is it possible to play online with people who don't have lootmaster installed? Or do you think it was another mod entirely?
    1. xdiesp
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      That lobby must have been using a trainer or Cheat Engine, both softwares which can enable various cheats. Had they been using Lootmaster, you couldn't have connected to their game: as it's required for everyone to have the same mods, to play together. 

      On one hand, cheat software is more practical because it lacks this requirement. On the other, it's a risk because you never know if the host is also using invincibility, or is gonna unlock all weapons for everyone in the match.
  2. UnsaltedBork
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    Fantastic mod!

    I've noticed one issue though, with Mission Pack 2: Super Challenge. Specifically on mission 9 "Engage Teleportation Anchors 3". It spawns me outside of the level limits when the level ends, but spawns the helicopter inside the level. The problem is that it spawns me so far away from where the helicopter spawns that probably only a Fencer with a bunch of dashes would be able to get there in time, but I 100% couldn't on Wing Diver or Ranger.
    Any chance of a fix for this?

    Thanks.
    1. xdiesp
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      Thank you very much for reporting the issue, there was a mix-up and the wrong set of coordinates from another mission was being used. I've updated the files with a fix.
  3. AlkaseltzerBoulevard
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    can you upload a version that has JUST your mod, and not the mod loader?
    1. xdiesp
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      Done!
    2. AlkaseltzerBoulevard
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      awesome, thanks. its just harder to tell if mods conflict with one another when they all contain the modloader. that said, why do this instead of just changing the item pickup radius to some ridiculous number like the cheat engine script? your mod works perfectly, it just seems like it would be simpler to just increase pickup range. or is that actually linked to some kind of equipment stats?
    3. xdiesp
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      Indeed the feature can be replicated both in-engine, like this, or with external software such as trainers and cheat engine. To a degree it's a matter of taste, but there are also boons to doing it in-engine. I.e. the feature works exactly as it would work if it was really available in the game. And there is no room for cheating: like activating the function early, or giving yourself more crates, or using it online with people who don't even know you're using it. Furthermore it's more stable, since external software may crash the game.

      2 methods are used to activate the feature:
      - One is used in offline singleplayer and coop, and respawns the player at the end of the mission, with tutorial gear. As in, the fixed equipment given to players during the tutorial, independently to what weapons you bring in the mission. This equipment now includes a "probe" item with maximum pickup range. The first version of the mod only had this method available, so it wouldn't work online.
      - The other method, currently used online and for some of the forks, is to spawn a special "extraction vehicle" at the end of the mission (like the shuttle in Helldivers). This vehicle has maximum pickup range and when you board it, all crates will be picked.
    4. AlkaseltzerBoulevard
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      ahhh thats where that was coming from. i knew one of the mods i had changed the default gear to an infinite pickup range thing, but wasnt sure which one. i think that part of the mod is causing issues with online play, as starting a mission with any other person and lootmaster active = hang on the loading screen forever for me.
    5. xdiesp
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      Yes, as it is mentioned on the homepage, you can only play online with others who also have the mod. It's also a good way to avoid misunderstandings.
  4. kabigonia
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    こんにちは、武器テキストのみ英語になっているので、日本語にしたいのですが、方法を教えてもらえませんか。
    1. xdiesp
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      "96Knight" asked the same, this was my reply:
      Thank you very much, here are all the files you need. The text of the game is contained in 2 files: Weapontext (which has all the weapon descriptions) and Texttable (which contains all kinds of system text, like the notifications about the Lootmaster's extraction chopper).

      In the zip file above you can find all the vanilla text files (originally in 4 languages: English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean) as well as the Lootmaster ones (only in English). The files used in the game are in the SGO format, which needs to be converted to JSON before it can be read by a text editor, using the utility SGOTT.exe. The zip file contains all compressed and uncompressed files, as well as the SGOTT utility.
    2. kabigonia
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      ありがとうございます。無事解決しました。^^
    3. Kiukiu422
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      Can you tell me the steps? I don't understand what to do with these files
    4. xdiesp
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      It's not easy, if you've never edited the game. You would have to:
      1. Download this archive
      2. Translate the 2 files in the "Lootmaster EDF5 Files\Uncompressed" folder.
      3. You can use the 2 files in "Original EDF 5 Files\Uncompressed" as reference.
      4. If you don't know how to repack the files, send them to me and I'll do it.

      But there is another way. Install the mod, then delete these (text) files:
      1. Remove the folder: \Mods\ETC\
      2. Remove all "Weapontext" files in: \Mods\Weapon\

      The game should return to your native language: however, the modded text will be gone and there will be some missing text (like a few weapon descriptions, and the message that the extraction chopper has landed). Worst case scenario, it may crash when it doesn't find the right text (but I think it should work).
      \Mods\Weapon\(all 4 weapontext files)
  5. Pxhsgh
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    I love you thank you 😍
  6. fringusblingus
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    Works perfectly for me, because I read the instructions.
  7. Rictas5555
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    both me and my friend have the mod but its not working i think the mod broke
    1. xdiesp
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      Let's review the installation steps:
      1. Go to "C:\ProgramFiles\Steam\SteamApps\Common\EarthDefenseForce5".
      2. Extract the "Lootmaster (online and offline).zip" archive in this directory.
      3. In the end, the folder should look like this:



      When you're playing singleplayer, finishing a mission will automatically pick up all crates. When you're playing online, completing the mission will spawn a helicopter: enter it to collect the crates.

  8. toomanyc00ks
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    After installing Lootmaster I can't join other people's lobbies, now we all get stuck on the loading screen into a level. How do I uninstall lootmaster, just delete the mod folder?
    1. xdiesp
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      Yes, or you can move the \mods\ folder somewhere else temporarily. To play online with vanilla players, you need to drop all mods. Vice versa to play with a mod online, everyone needs to have it.
  9. ajane
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    Just a thank you for this essential mod. Works great so far.

    Was dismayed to find that there was no EDF5 equivalent of EDF 4.1's CheatEngine table that auto-collected weapons and armor but left health. Your mod is the closest EDF5 solution and good in itself.
  10. demonslayer2
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    Thank you so much! This honestly fixes my main complaint with the series, now I can simply enjoy the missions. Just wondering if EDF 4.1 has a similar mod, or would it be possible to make one for it as well?
    1. xdiesp
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      It can't be done in-game like this in EDF 4.1, you need either a trainer or Cheat Engine. You would have to press a button to enable and disable the effect, at the end of every level.