Mortal Kombat X Modder Plays as Sindel, Rain and Baraka
After only launching on PC a few days ago, a modder has performed a Babality on Mortal Kombat X's coding to play its Story Mode-only villains, such as Rain, Sindel and Baraka.
According to Destructoid, the talented PC game modder XVermillion was able to access a few of Mortal Kombat X's non-playable characters from the game's coding in order to make them playable. Unfortunately, these additional fighters' move lists, variations and costumes are all greatly diminished compared to Liu Kang and the rest of the MKX gang. In XVermillion's video (provided above), you can see the modder playing as the version of Rain that we saw from the game's Story Mode. Rain was included in the 2011 Mortal Kombat game as a downloadable content character alongside Kenshi, Skarlet and the Elm St. slasher himself, Freddy Krueger. XVermillion claims he was able to use these characters by taking Shinnok (who is locked until you beat him in Story Mode and has his own custom boss version) and replacing his model and moveset with the assets of Baraka, Sindel or Rain. The results are awesome.
Here's XVermillion's description of what he did:
There are other files you can change to get stuff like Rain's name under the health Bar but the only files I modded are in the "Assets" folder I believe; there should be 2 associated with Rain (Rain_A.xxx and another one I can't remember but you can just search the folder for Rain).
Anyway, I backed up the files for Shinnok (the character I'm replacing) and renamed Rain's files to match those associated with Shinnok's 1st costume slot (CHAR_Shinnok_A.xxx and one other, the one that matches Rain's other one) and moved 'em to the folder and overwrote Shinnok's old files with the newly renamed Rain files.
What you see is just me playing in training mode with what the game thinks is Shinnok but is using Rain's model and moveset.
We're really hoping that NetherRealm Studio decides to add Rain, Sindel and Baraka as full DLC characters somehow, even if that means they would have to charge for them. Since the characters don't have any alternate outfits, Fatalities, Brutalities or X-Ray Attacks from what we gather, they would require quite a bit of tuning and additional work (including more voiceovers) in order to be full-fledged members of the game's roster. Nevertheless, Baraka has been a staple of the series since Mortal Kombat II, so we hope they all get officially added instead of remaining as filler baddies from the game's story mode.
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