WeaponLib Mod Preparation

You boot up Payday 2, intend to enjoy a few of new weapon mod that have appeared on the front page of MWS, but found out that most of them have the big red word Requires WeaponLib
You shudder in fear, you don't know what it is, how to use it, or where the other long list of Requires have gone.

This wiki will show you what needs to be done in order to move to WeaponLib

First of all, WeaponLib is a combination of previously-separated-standalone weapon functionality mod, into 1 big code library for weapon to use.
Spearheaded by Cpone, many of the combined mod is Cpone's mod that you probably already heard of and then some other.
So if you want to move to WeaponLib, check first for this list of mod that you need to remove:

  • Attachment Animations

  • Custom Attachment Points

  • Extra Attachment Tweak Data

  • Fire Rate Multiplier

  • New Magazine Size for Weapons (located in modoverrides!)

  • Underbarrel Weapons Base

Almost all of them are located in mods folder, except a few that are probably in mod_overrides.
Also check in mod_overrides to see if you still have duplicates of the mod above (shouldn't happen when almost all of them requires to be moved to mods folder back then, but just to be safe)

My advise is to move them into another folder, instead of deleting them. Move them to a folder where it cant be accessed by Payday 2.
After that you can place WeaponLib nicely into mods folder
And you have successfully move to WeaponLib!
Where even bigger things are awaiting weapon modding!

WeaponLib is still in development, and many more standalone weapon functionality mod are considered to be integrated.
This wiki will be updated alongside for more mod that would be integrated (and removed from running in the game).

For Mod Developer

This is your resource on how to convert existing code/function to use WeaponLib standard: https://gitlab.com/cpone/WeaponLib/wikis/Home
For any other specific question, you can direct it to Cpone on MWS discord