List of mods for LEGO Rock Raiders
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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.
- 1 Modding
- 2 Tutorials
- 3 Removed Content Mods
- 4 Overhauls
- 5 Custom Levels
- 5.1 Split Down The Middle
- 5.2 Totally New Frozen Frenzy
- 5.3 Water Works
- 5.4 Lake Emire
- 5.5 Water's Way
- 5.6 Lost!
- 5.7 Water 'n' Lava
- 5.8 Squished Raiders
- 5.9 The Funnest Custom Map Evah
- 5.10 Rivers of Trouble
- 5.11 Collection of Maps
- 5.12 Secret Treasury
- 5.13 The Nightmare Begins...
- 5.14 Hell's Rivers
- 5.15 Compression Factor
- 5.16 Everyone Panic!
- 5.17 Gephyrophobia
- 5.18 Offworld
- 6 Abandoned Mods
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.
Here are some helpful articles and Tutorials to help get you started:
- Level Modification
- Config Modification (including, Tweaks to the Main Properties, Interface Modification, Sound Modification, Entity Modification, & Level Organization)
- Texture Modification
Scripting Tutorials & Objective Types
- Programming Mission Objectives
- NERPS reference sheet
- Material Collecting Objective
- Building Objective
- Finding Object Objective
- Intermittent Message Setup
- Slimy Slug Setup
- Coordinated Monster Attack Setup
Other Helpful Articles
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
Slimey Slug Riding
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 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
Data Raiders is a graphics overhaul mod where "cyborgs hunt down your data, drill and blow though firewalls..." See Main DataRaiders Page
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
Totally New Frozen Frenzy
"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."
"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."
Map made by Cyrem.
Water 'n' Lava
Map made by Addictgamer.
Map made by Addictgamer. This was largely a test to see how small a level could be and still be playable.
The Funnest Custom Map Evah
"Sandbox Style" Map made by TheEPICtrainrider.
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."
Collection of Maps
Multiple maps made by RockmoddeR.
Map made by Exkajer.
The Nightmare Begins...
Map made by TheObscured.
Map made by LordZadika.
Map made by RockmoddeR.
Map made by The Soleutator. This level is intended as a pseudo-sequel to Rocky Horror.
Map made by RockmoddeR.
Map made by the dude.
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 is a replacement of all the game's content with dessert or candy related content. See Main Candy Raiders Page
Jez's Mod is an overhaul of the levels in the game. See Main Jez's Mod Page
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 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
"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.
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 statusPostponed 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
Currently on Indefinite HatiusThe 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' is a remake of every level and graphic edits. See Main User:Joe9412/Z Raiders Page
Z Raiders is a modification of LRR that I am creating. All the levels will be recreated or edited.
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.
1. Gateway to Planet Z
Goal- Collect 10 ECs 2.
23. Bat Cave
24. Slug HQ
25. Rock CastleGoal- Collect 500 ECs