List of mods for LEGO Rock Raiders

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(To see a list of RRU modding projects, go here.)

The Rock Raiders United Community is dedicated to the modification of Rock Raiders. For those who are new to "modding," we have been able to extract data from the games files, allowing for us to change the game the way we like it. We can do things like changing or making new levels for the game, changing or making new textures, as well as changing or making new vehicles or buildings.

To someone who is unfamiliar with game modification, modding Lego Rock Raiders can be a difficult and time-consuming practice to learn. However, we have created Tools and Tutorials to make the job easier.

Modding

The first and possibly the most important thing you need to do is backing-up your game files. It is always important to have an unmodified copy of any file that is modified, that can be used if a modified file contains an error. If back-ups are used, there is a safety net. The two main things to back-up are the two original LegoRR0.wad and LegoRR1.wad files, though it is also helpful to have unmodified LegoRR0 and LegoRR1 folders around. When doing a very large-scale modification, it may be a good idea to make several back-ups along the way, so that if something goes wrong, users have a place to revert back to without having to start from scratch again.

Once the game files are backed up, there are four major processes to modify the game.  These include:

1. Extracting the WAD Files, LegoRR0.wad and/or LegoRR1.wad, using the Wad Tool.

2. Opening the extracted LegoRR0 and/or LegoRR1 folders and Modifying their contents.

3. Compiling the two extracted folders back into new WAD files, using the Wad Tool, and then replacing the old with the new.

4. Running Lego Rock Raiders and Testing your Modifications.  Testing is most efficiently done in 16-Bit Windowed Test Level Mode.

Tutorials

Here are some helpful articles and Tutorials to help get you started:

Basic Tutorials

Scripting Tutorials & Objective Types

Other Helpful Articles

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An Ice Pillar mod

The community of LEGO Rock Raiders modders is the oldest of the modding communities focusing on LEGO games. This community has brought forth many mods for the game varying from unlocking removed content to entire overhauls of the game. The oldest Rock Raiders mod known is the Slimey Slug Damage mod created by Rock Raiders United's founder. As modding became easier over the years mods have become easier to create.

Removed Content Mods

Tunnel Transport

Saxophones

Slimey Slug Riding

Scorpions

Large Spiders

Snakes

Various animations

Overhauls

Baz's Mod

Baz's Mod is the first existing overhaul mod on RRU, which redesigns all of the levels in the game, including new levels to replace the tutorial levels. The mod also includes a redesigning of various aspects of gameplay and a few graphical mods. Baz's Mod includes 33 custom levels, including eight entirely new ones. See Baz's Mod Levels

  • Released July 29, 2009
  • (v1 HAS BEEN RELEASED Jul 29, 2009)
  • (v2 HAS BEEN RELEASED Sep 18, 2011)

Time Raiders

Time Raiders is a side story involving an escort vessel that falls through a rift in the universe and into the borderworlds. The overhaul mod consists of brand new levels, vehicles, monsters, weapons, and five raider classes, with more focus on combat.

  • (BETA1 HAS BEEN RELEASED Jun 25, 2011)
  • (VEHICLE PACK 1 HAS BEEN RELEASED Dec 25, 2011)

Rise of the Core

Rise of the Core remakes of the levels with new monsters. See Main Rise Of The Core Page

DataRaiders

Data Raiders is a graphics overhaul mod where "cyborgs hunt down your data, drill and blow though firewalls..." See Main DataRaiders Page

Custom Levels

Custom Levels are Levels that have been made by members of RRU. They include redesignings of the original PC Levels, as well as entirely new levels. Most of these levels are a part of Overhaul Mods, though many have also been creating as their own project.

Split Down The Middle

Map made by Matt. It is a redesigning of Split Down The Middle to make it more challenging.

  • Released November 15, 2008
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Totally New Frozen Frenzy

Map made by Matt. It is a redesigning of Frozen Frenzy to make it more challenging.

  • Released November 19, 2008
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Water Works

Map made by Matt. It is a redesigning of Water Works to make it as "hard as possible."

  • Released June 15, 2009
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Lake Emire

"Sandbox Style" Map made by Cyrem. ""The chief has just sent orders to construct a new major base on Planet U. This lake was discovered a few days earlier while drilling deep underground. Terrain scans show that Lake Emire has a wide area of space and a bounty worth of close by resources."

  • Released September 7, 2009 (?)
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Water's Way

"Sandbox Style" Map made by Cyrem. ""A recent scan of a nearby cavern has revealed a small water way near a rich amount of resources. Stability scans show the cavern is fairly strong and shouldn't pose a threat to the rock raiders. Establish a base and collect as many resources as you can before we progress south down the planet."

  • Released September 7, 2009 (?)
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Lost!

Map made by Cyrem.

  • Released September 7, 2009 (?)
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Water 'n' Lava

Map made by Addictgamer.

  • Released September 9, 2009 (?)
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Squished Raiders

Map made by Addictgamer. This was largely a test to see how small a level could be and still be playable.

  • Released September 9, 2009 (?)
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

The Funnest Custom Map Evah

"Sandbox Style" Map made by TheEPICtrainrider.

  • Released October 4, 2009
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Veiwed Here

Rivers of Trouble

Map made by TheEpictrainrider. "Three rock raiders go explore a system of underground rivers, they have not returned in the 6 days sense they have left. We have construed a base near the last point they were herd from, and you must drill out the islands for the rock raiders and for the energy Crystals you need to teleport out."

  • Released October 11, 2009
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Collection of Maps

Multiple maps made by RockmoddeR.

  • Released December 5, 2009
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed here

Secret Treasury

Map made by Exkajer.

  • Released April 24, 2010
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

The Nightmare Begins...

Map made by TheObscured.

  • Released May 9, 2010
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Hell's Rivers

Map made by LordZadika.

  • Released November 1, 2010
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Compression Factor

Map made by RockmoddeR.

  • Released February 3, 2011
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Everyone Panic!

Map made by The Soleutator. This level is intended as a pseudo-sequel to Rocky Horror.

  • Released February 5, 2011
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Gephyrophobia

Map made by RockmoddeR.

  • Released February 7, 2011
  • Can Be Downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Offworld

Map made by the dude.

  • Released April 9, 2011
  • Can Be downloaded Here
  • Release Topic Can Be Viewed Here

Abandoned Mods

These mods at one point used to exist, but over time have been abandoned or canceled. These mods, along with any remaining details, are listed here to preserve the fact of their existence.

Candy Raiders

Candy Raiders is a replacement of all the game's content with dessert or candy related content. See Main Candy Raiders Page

Jez's Mod

Jez's Mod is an overhaul of the levels in the game. See Main Jez's Mod Page

Remaining Details

Currently a WIP Status about 70% done.

Things You need to be Aware of.

DO NOT Expect this mod to be a fully blow 12 month operation this is a small mod done over a matter of 2 months. Amount of time expected yet 1 month- 2 months i'm taking a vacation later this week.

Things to look forward to.

Going to redo all the voices. Expect more speed out of this mod.

Things that will make you mad!

Expirmented with something no other mod has modified. Yet suffice to say power paths are going to make you super Monsters are going to be... different (Just because you put up fences doesnt mean monsters will be affected ) Erosion has no master! Support stations Well you'll know when you play it suffice to say... SUPRISE!

Things I need to work on

Got to make 4 more levels. Might change up some slug properties. Going to need to find out why the game crashes every 20 minutes to the second. STILL need to download desert and water texture packs.

Currently working on the new levels.

Don't expect much more like baz's mod. :)

Project SKN

Project: SKN is a complete remake of the original game with more levels, new gameplay modes and complete graphic overhauls. See Main Project SKN (Overhaul) Page

Return to Planet U

Return to Planet U is a remake of the levels and graphics, as well as changing and reviving many objects. See Main Return to Planet U Page

Rock Raiders - Crystal Edition

Rock Raiders - Crystal Edition is a remake of every level in the game. The mod has been postponed indefinitely by the author. See Main RR - Crystal Edition Page

Remaining Details

"RR - Crystal Edition" is a full scale Mod, adding new content (for example: the Tunnel Transport) and remake of every level in RR making some almost impossible levels easier and way too easy levels harder.


Background Story

Half a year after the L.M.S. Explorer has left Planet U, the probably smartest being in the universe, A Lego(R) Fig called Pepi, Searched for a new power source that is reliable and long lasting. He stumbled upon the L.M.S. Ship yards where they Held the L.M.S. Dark Star, a over dimensional L.M.S., and asked what powers the ships. The crew man, Chief, Said that they are powered by Energy Crystals, which are not plentiful on Earth, but on other planets like Planet U. Other members of the team told the story of the L.M.S. Explorers near destruction during which time Chief called the new commander of the L.M.S. Dark Star, Joc. Joc told Pepi about the equipment of the ships under his command. A few weeks later, Pepi, Joc, Chief and Sparks entered the same worm hole as the L.M.S. Explorer entered month's before. Soon they would reach Planet U...


Current status

Postponed indefinitely by the author. The mod may be relaunched at some point.

Waking the Dead

Waking the Dead is a full-scale mod which is currently on hiatus. See Main User:Rockmodder/Waking the Dead Page

Remaining Details

Currently on Indefinite Hatius

The Waking the Dead project is is a potential full-scale mod in the works by Rockmodder and various other RRU members to reintroduce unused material to the game, such as unused animations, models, buttons, and various other aspects of gameplay. Still a WIP.

Z Raiders

Z Raiders' is a remake of every level and graphic edits. See Main User:Joe9412/Z Raiders Page

Remaining Details

Z Raiders is a modification of LRR that I am creating. All the levels will be recreated or edited.

Plot


10 years after Planet U exploration the RR team is going back to Planet U to study the life forms. This time, instead of stupid humans, they have Robo Raiders to help. Theese robot raiders do not use up air to breathe but for functioning properly which is alot better then batteries. The RR team flys up into space and a computer malfunction occurs. As they open the wormhole the computer changes the location to somewhere else. Where they appear is Planet Z, a planet not to far from Planet U. They teleport down and begin the exploration and mineing.


Levels


1. Gateway to Planet Z

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23. Bat Cave

24. Slug HQ

25. Rock Castle

Goal- Collect 500 ECs