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BeardLib-Editor is a mod that uses the amazing library called BeardLib to allow editor-like features!

Editor? For what?
Bunch of stuff, currently most apparent is the level editor including the environment editor!

Level Editor?
Yep! you can create new levels from scratch using BeardLib Editor
Don't know how to? begin reading the guide in here

Please report the issues in GitHub not here, it's much easier to manage issues in GitHub.
If you'll comment issues/crash reports here, I will either delete the comment or ignore it, also don't comment the issues in commits like in comments here it's hard to follow them.
so post it here:

Before you stop reading!
This mod requires first of all BeardLib itself
and then requires the pdmod to be installed, it will change the physics settings to allow collisions
for some more things to work like loading a unit from extract, using lights you need to extract the files of the game(sadly the game's function to read files inside the bundles crashes any non binary read attempt, even if the assets are loaded....)
for all units in the game and allow you to use things like move widget and create navigation data. if you don't know how to install the pdmod go to here

  • Q: BeardLibEditor menu is not appearing.
  • A: Please check the log file if you have any mod that causes errors which can cause the menu build to fail.
  • Q: How do I make a level?
  • A: Go to the beginner guide if you missed: (I'm still in progress of making it so stay tuned(don't bug me to do that please)).
  • Q: There isn't a guide for x
  • A: I'm still in progress of making the guide fortunately I'm sort of done with all of the features and I can focus on the guide more, in the mean time either ask some good modder that knows how mapping works(not me cuz I'm busy :P).

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09-12-2017, 11:30 PM
@hoxgsten randomflash
Update using BeardLib..? there's a menu for that(blue circle with number in it how much obvious do I need to be)

09-12-2017, 11:20 PM
@Stip [D.W.U]
why dont you just install updates manually? i do it the same way cause my updater from blt somehow doesnt really work right so i install every update manualy from now on yes its annoying but better than having something broken

09-04-2017, 10:14 PM
...Why is Beardlib gone?  Like, it won't update.

08-25-2017, 04:54 PM

08-17-2017, 11:18 PM
I think most textures in the game can load freely but either way currently the editor has no feature to show stuff like that.

08-17-2017, 12:54 PM
Where can i find a package list to load textures from heists?

07-27-2017, 06:25 PM
when i open by winrar it`s typed error file broken. when i rebuilt menu doesnt show in payday2. when i see i dont have a Paths.bin pls help

07-25-2017, 10:15 PM
Simply amazing, nice work.

07-22-2017, 05:31 PM
It's in the website's wiki but I updated it.

07-22-2017, 05:20 PM
The guide linked doesn't exist.

02-27-2017, 05:18 PM
How do I save changes that I made to a level?

11-26-2016, 11:46 PM
@Ben Smith =PAE=

in the main.xml under packages you'd put, for example, <value_node value="levels/narratives/vlad/ukrainian_job/world/world"/> to load units from ukrainian job - you can look at the files for Out Of Frame for an example of how things are laid out. 

11-20-2016, 09:29 PM
Wait I Guess I did Not Understand The Package Section How can I load Packages ?

11-20-2016, 09:27 PM
@Luffy Thanks A Lot For Response Can You Tell me The Location Of Packages ?

11-20-2016, 05:26 PM
@Ben Smith =PAE=
1. Probably not sadly.
2. You have to load it's package
3. Currently there are no tutorials/already made stuff for the editor sorry.

11-20-2016, 03:32 PM
Awesome Mod That Ables me To Take GREAT Screen Shots But I Have Few Questions

First: When I Enable .pdmod file in my game I can't deploy my deployables will you fix that ?

secound: I want to Add An Item In A Map That Map Doesn't Contain in it But When I Try it It Crashes How Can I Add Something In a Map Like That ?
(Like: Ukrarian Job Does Not Contain Almir's Toast But I Want To Add Almir's Toast To That Map How Can I Do That ? [It Crashes When I Try] )

Third: When I Spawn A Safe I Want To Put Something in It How Can I Do That ?

10-31-2016, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the fast response, clears it up! Do have another problem, though, apologies - ElementSpawnCivilan and ElementSpawnEnemyDummy seem very fragile in the editor. If you click it or have clicked it in the current editor session (i.e. no restarting) then it will CTD upon execution. This means that to change its settings one has to edit the settings, then save, restart and then press F10, otherwise it won't work.

Also, in regards to the previous third point, there's quite a few elements that don't spawn if I click them (i.e. I'd have to do it via editing the XML), not just that one -

There's also a few that cause a CTD if I try to spawn them in the editor -

Again, thanks very much!

10-30-2016, 10:48 PM
1. Dunno if its fixable but the pdmod has to be this way to be able to edit certain units including interacting with the widgets
2. Those weirdly don't work(i think) they are also used in there, The package system can be extremely weird sometimes so i am not sure.
3. Editing light and such is planned for the future as you may see the editor isn't fully ready, I will add the missing element in the next versions thanks for informing me.

10-30-2016, 10:36 PM
I'll start off by saying that this is pretty awesome, I'm having quite a bit of fun with this!

There's quite a few questions I have, but I'll stick with the main three.

1 - For some reason, installing the pdmod makes it so that I can't place deployables, or more specifically, it acts as if there aren't any surfaces to place deployables on. It isn't a massive problem at the moment because I've only really been using the editor, but yeah.

2 - I'm not sure I fully understand packages. As far as I can tell, if you want to use a unit, you load the world/world folder of a heist that uses the unit via the packages part of main.xml. What are the packages/job ones used for? (e.g. <value_node value="packages/job_firestarter"/>)

3 - Some things don't seem to be editable within the editor and have to be done manually from the files themselves (e.g. editing light parameters, or placing ElementFleePoint), is this a problem on my end or is that just how things currently are?


10-24-2016, 01:34 PM
Sadly you have to understand its not easy, a video can be a problem because i almost never did one and i tend to make mistakes also i am still not done with the editor there are still stuff i need to finish such as creating a new blank level and being able to edit the world file fully and i am not mentioning that i will be rewriting the code because the way its currently written is not good hopefully after the editor will have those i will make something.