MODDING THE GAME

Custom maps, weapons or vehicles are made using the Unity Editor together with the Ravenfield Tools Pack for Unity.

Please follow the instructions below to install and set up Unity and the Ravenfield Tools Pack.

INSTALLING THE TOOLS

Start by downloading and installing Unity. If you are on Mac, make sure you check the Windows Build Tools. With Unity installed, you can now optionally install Blender. After all software has been installed, download and extract the RavenfieldToolsPack.zip to somewhere on your computer (for example C:/UnityProjects/RavenfieldToolsPack"). Make sure you extract ALL content from the RavenfieldToolsPack.zip file.

Start Unity and make sure you're on the correct version (5.6.3p1). In the project window, click Open and browse to your extracted RavenfieldToolsPack project (C:/UnityProjects/RavenfieldToolsPack) and click Choose Folder. Unity will now load in the Ravenfield Tools Pack project.

With the loading done, we need to select the Ravenfield Executable to let the tools communicate with your installation of Ravenfield. Find the Ravenfield Tools in the Unity Editor menu bar, and click Ravenfield Tools -> Set Game Executable. In the window that opens, select your Ravenfield executable (.exe, .app, .x86 or .x86_64 file depending on your operating system). You can find this file in your steam folder at Steam/steamapps/common/Ravenfield.

Testing the tools
We can make sure the tools work by exporting the example scene bundled with the tools. You can find the example scene inside the Unity Editor located in Scenes/ExampleScene.unity. Double click the ExampleScene file to open it in the editor.

To export this level, click "Ravenfield Tools -> Map -> Export Open Scene as Map". You will get a warning that we are working in the ExampleScene, but we can ignore this for now and click Ok. The exporting process now starts, and after it completes you will get a Export Completed message. Congratulations, you just exported your first map! You can now start up Ravenfield and try it out ingame via the custom maps browser.

MODDING GUIDES

To learn how to use the Ravenfield Tools, it is suggested that you start by making a map. You can follow the official map making tutorial linked below to do this. There are also other user made guides for creating weapon and vehicle mods, here's a list of some of them:

QUESTIONS ABOUT MODDING?

If you're having trouble with modding or just have a question or two, the best way to find help is via the official Ravenfield discord chat server. Here you can find the game developer and other community members that should be able to help you with just about anything modding related:

Join the Discord chat server here: