Guides and References

Interested in modding the game? There's a few things you should know.

Getting Started:

The easiest way to mod the game is via the data files, most of which end with .json after the format they are stored in. You can find most of these under data/jsons. We have a simple textual guide to what appears in each file and what those values mean.

Making a Contribution:

Using Git and Github

Tools and Utilities

A variety of tools have been developed to make modifying and improving Cataclysm even easier. A few of these are reaching a point in the development cycle where they are worth being shared with the public, and are linked and described below!

CataModder
Creator: BMacZero

A graphical tool for editing the game JSON files quickly and efficiently. Requires .NET Framework 4.0

See the CataModder forum thread to provide feedback and see the most up-to-date news and releases.
Follow development on Github for the most recent commits and to view the source.