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Custom Text

This hack must be required by a mod to be enabled.

This hack allows mods to specify custom text strings globally as well as on a per level and per mission basis.


This hack's configuration files can be placed in a folder named "CustomText". This allows for a mod's text to be localised into various languages.

If a mod provides 2 or more Custom Text configuration files in this folder, a special "Language" setting will appear in the mod's settings.

Requiring This Hack

To require this hack, add this line to your mod's Meta.ini:


Your mod must provide at least one configuration file when requiring this hack.

Configuring This Hack

To configure this hack, create a file named CustomText.ini or a configuration file in a CustomText folder and add the parameters necessary for your mod inside it.

; [Miscellaneous] Section: Other settings.
	; Title: Set the title displayed in the Language setting when using multiple CustomText files in CustomText folder.
; [Variables] Section: Define variables for use in Custom Text strings.

	; Variables can use any other variables defined before them in the file.
	; The hack processes all of these sections before any other section in the file 
	;	so CustomText sections can use variables defined after them.
	; Variable names can only be defined once per CustomText file and an assert will be shown if one appears multiple times.

	; Variables are referenced by putting their name inside () with a $ before it, for example: $(MyCoolVariable)

	; The Mod Launcher provides some default variables as well, these CAN be overriden by mods.
	;	$(ModName): Inserts the title of the Mod using this CustomText.
	;	$(ModVersion): Inserts the version of the Mod using this CustomText.

	; This section can be repeated.

; [CustomText] Section: Global Text Strings
; [CustomTextLX] Section: Per Level Text Strings
; [CustomTextLXMX] Section: Per Story Mission Text Strings
; [CustomTextLXSRX] Section: Per Street Race Text Strings
; [CustomTextLXGR1] Section: Per Gamble (Wager) Race Text Strings
; [CustomTextLXBM1] Section: Per Bonus Mission Text Strings
	; STRING_NAME: Change the text of the specified string by name. Repeat for each string.

	; These sections can be repeated.

; Notes
	; You can find the names of text strings by enabling the Text Names mod shipped with the Mod Launcher and opening the game.
	; You can also find them by looking around in frontend files.


FamilySedanName=Pink Vehicle

; Use the two variables defined above
FAMIL_V=$(DankPrefix) $(FamilySedanName)

; Car named after the mod for some reason

; String with no variables
LISA_V=Malibooooo Kar




Version History


Made it so text strings returned by this hack always reserve at least 256 characters safe for Radical to mess with since they do that in some cases.


Added support for defining variables and using them in text strings.


Removed this hack's length limit on strings, instead using the general limit (now 32767).


Fixed a crash that sometimes occurred while automatically loading the most recent saved game.

1.2 or earlier

Added this hack.

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