I found a way to replace the original weapon with MK 2 (not perfect)
Recently, I found that we can actually edit some of the codes in 'weapons.xml' located in /Common/data/ai folder.
There's a line that controls the model of each weapon. If we let the name ID stay the same, and change the model ID to the mark 2 ID, it will replace the original pistol model with a mark 2 pistol model. And it really works in game, the model changes. What also work are the parameters like damage, recoil, etc.
But there are still problems.
- The icon on the weapon wheel stays the same, which is the original icon.
- I did replace all the attachments with the mark 2 attachments in 'weapons.xml' , but it didn't work out. When you head into the game, the attachment are still the original ones and they are all in the wrong place. I think it's because the game save file controls what attachment you're using, and the save file doesn't change, it restore all the original attachment back to your MK2 model.
- In order to change attachment, I went to Ammu Nation. The original pistol were there, and when I open the menu, nothing changes. All options are from the original pistol, there's no MK2 attachment options at all. I purchased a extent clip, my money reduced, but I couldn't equip it. (of course I couldn't equip it as I modded the attachment list of the original pistol)
I believe all the MK2 attachment could equip to the pistol, but I just could find a way to get/buy those attachment. I don't think a trainer would work as it only offers you the correct attachments which are the original ones.
I hope there's a way to mod the Ammu nation purchase menu, making the MK2 attachment available.
If anyone have any thoughts, feel free to leave your comments below