Mods that make Saints Row: The Third epic!


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Oct 4, 2005
These mods improve a lot of things. For co-op you & your buddy will need the same ones. You can easily undo these mods too.

Use something like notepad to keep notes on the mods you're doing. I do this for every game I Mod so I remember what the hell I did and how to undo it.

So um uh....... Before we get into this make a backup of your latest saved game. Should be at: Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\14771558\55230\remote or similar path. Files will be .sr3. Just throw everything in the folder to another one named something like save backup. Unless you start a new game.

1. If you want to turn up extra visual settings get this:

more info here: Throw it in the Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third

2. Snag Gentlemen of Steelport: (you'll need this for later mods too.)

Just throw it in your Saints Row The Third folder. Under Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third

Open the folder now cut and paste "Remove_all_SRTT_mods_(MOVE_ME_TO_SRTT_INSTALL_FOLDER)" to the Saints Row The Third folder again Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third. This will clean up other mods you install. Good to have. You do not need to run it now unless you have installed any previous mods.

Now Go back to Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third\Gentlemen_of_Steelport_v1.0_Beta_3 and make a folder in it called "packfile cache backup".

You will then goto Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third\packfiles\pc\cache and cut and paste to the backup (packfile cache backup) folder these two files: "patch_compressed.vpp_pc" and "patch_uncompressed.vpp_pc" so you can undo this mod if you need too by copying and pasting these two files back in the cache folder.

Now we're ready to add some extra mods to further enhance the game and in some ways bring back some of the features that were in SR2.

3. Now get "Shitface Showcase" Mod Compilation. Adds tons of neat new features:

Open the Default_Mods folder and select everything in that folder and extract it in the Saints Row The Third folder (Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third) and select Yes To All to replace any files it asks.

4. Revamped Car Physics: Making rampaging in a car freaking fantastic. :D

5. While this may not add fun. It will add prutty:

Download: HD texture pack fixed.rar

Just do this with the two files:

With Gentlemen of Steelport, you need to take a couple extra steps first to avoid mission replay crashing:

Open up your Gentlemen of Steelport folder, extract stream_grid.asm_pc in the zip file to 'optional_mod_stuff/sr3_city_0.vpp_pc' and overwrite. Then extract sr3_city_awld.str2_pc in zip file to 'optional_mod_stuff/1-MY_EXTRA_MODS'

Now double click on Create_Custom_GoS_v1
then press C and press enter. (You will need to do this each time you plan to do further modding.)

Or press A if you want to toggle additional mods just make sure your co-op buddy also does this and that you don't use any that will cause a conflict with any of the other mods which they will say in the link you goto download them or in there ReadMe file if any mods from GoS should not be toggled.

Once done open the folder: MY_CUSTOM_SR3_MODS copy and paste "patch_compressed.vpp_pc" and "patch_uncompressed.vpp_pc" and throw it in: Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\saints row the third\packfiles\pc\cache

Now load up the game and enjoy!

Some further notes:

- If using a saved character. You'll have to run or drive to the surgeon and set your Taunt and Complement. It will default you to some Dance(Complement) and Throwing up(Taunt).

- "Shitface Showcase" Mod Compilation also comes with "Incorporates Lord_Freezer's Vampire DLC fix which changes the neck bite skill to a buyable upgrade instead of giving it to you right away."

*(Also take a look at Earn Your DLCs Stuffs and Reward Tweak if you want to earn more of the items that cheapen the game play )*

- You can further modify your saved game with:

Of course backup your saved game before modding it.

They say these mods play best with new games but so far so good with my previous save.

There is *extra* mod features in "Shitface Showcase" Mod Compilation and *Advanced mods* in Gentlemen of Steelport Compilation you can look at these later if you're feeling adventurous. Just make sure to read there Read Me files & check there forums for more info about these.

The developer of Gentlemen Of Steelport Compilation or GoS is working on a GUI update that will include more of Shitfaces stuff built in. Just no real ETA on when it's done.

Keep an eye on the SR Mod site too:

All these mods were made before the SDK was released. No mods with the SDK tools have been made yet. So expect some real epic mods to come out. Also explains why GoS GUI edition has been delayed.

--You can remove the mods-- with the Remove_all_SRTT_mods_(MOVE_ME_TO_SRTT_INSTALL_FOLDER) and

--the co-op mods-- by copying and pasting the backed up(packfile cache backup) patch_compressed.vpp_pc and patch_uncompressed.vpp_pc files.

Enjoy! Get a co-op partner and have a blast! :D

These are currently my favorite mods. The community is always working on new cool enhancements for this game so keep an eye at the modding site.

Give em a try and let others know how you dig em. Any wacky stories?
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