Community-created cosmetic items can be submitted for inclusion in the game through the curated workshop.
Some additional preparation is needed compared with regular gameplay items:
Organizing your Unity project
Exporting a Unity package
Specifying Mythical effect placement
Unity Project Organization
Organizing your project into an export folder for your asset-bundled files (e.g.
Item.prefab) and a sources folder for the imported files is greatly appreciated.
This makes it much easier to ensure only the necessary assets are included in the game. As an example, if a source
.blend file were in the asset-bundled folder any unused/intermidiary meshes would accidentally get exported as well.
All of the base game’s exported assets are in the
Assets/CoreMasterBundle folder, and all of the source files are in the
Map-related cosmetics are in per-map folders and prefixed with the map name. For example, Arid’s Arrowhead item export files are located in
Assets/CoreMasterBundle/Items/Arid/Arid_Arrowheadand the source files are in
Sets of items are in a per-outfit folder and prefixed with the outfit name. For example, the Cultist bundle’s mask item export files are located in
Assets/CoreMasterBundle/Items/Outfits/Cultist/Cultist_Maskand the source files are in
Miscellaneous items are in the folder matching their type. For example, the Turtle Backpack exported files are located in
Assets/CoreMasterBundle/Items/Backpacks/Turtle_Backpackand the source files are in
Exporting Unity Package
Since the assets for accepted cosmetics are included in the core asset bundle, a
.unitypackage file is needed along with the regular
.dat files. To export the package:
Select the folders containing your
Item.prefabfiles. For example, if submitting the vanilla fedora you would select the
Right-click in the Project window
Click Export Package…
Ensure Include dependencies is checked to include the files that aren’t directly placed in the asset bundles (meshes, materials, textures, etc).
The Unity package is in addition to the regular asset
English.dat files. Including the
.dat files from your setup is useful for keeping the accepted version consistent. While not strictly necessary, including a name and description in the English text file is appreciated and will probably be used.
Mythical Effect Placement
If the item will have mythical effects the Item.prefab needs an “Effect” child transform. The orientation is rather unfortunate: +Z is the mythical’s up direction and +Y is the mythical’s forward direction.