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(Relatively) Simple Texture Modding Guide - A Tutorial for Among Us

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A guide on how to mod Among Us

This is a.. hopefully relatively simple guide on how to replace textures in Among Us. You'll need Unity Assets Bundle Extractor (UABE). If you're sharing your mod, DO NOT upload the sharedassets0.assets file.

1. Opening the asset file

Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Among Us\Among Us_Data, and open the file sharedassets0.assets in UABE.


When you get this dialog, just scroll to the most recent one and click okay.

1.1. Sidenote: Installation

If you just want to install an already compiled mod for yourself, select 'Load Package File' under File instead of Open.
Make sure that all of the options are checked off, and that the base folder is set to the aforementioned data folder. Once you do that, just follow the Exporting your Mod directions below. Otherwise, keep reading to find out how to make your own.

2. Finding the textures

After you open the file, you'll see a screen like this. I'd recommend switching it to sort by Type so all the textures are next to each other. Then just scroll down until you see the chunk of assets that are the Texture2D type.

 

3. Exporting the texture

Once you find and select the texture you want to edit (They're all named pretty descriptively, for example, the sprite sheet for the game's hats is just named 'Hats), click 'Plugins', which will bring up this menu.


Select 'Export to PNG', and save the file somewhere where you can access it.

4. Editing



Edit your texture (in this case, hats) however you feel like. Do note that the game's sprites seem to be pretty specifically shaped around these textures (at least on hats), so try not to make things too big or differently shaped to the originals to avoid cutoff and overlap.

5. Importing your edit

Click the 'Plugins' button again on the same texture, but this time select 'Edit'.


That will bring up this menu. Ignore most of the settings if you don't want to change how the game uses the texture, and just press the 'Load' button at the bottom. Find and open your texture, and press OK. When the game asks for a quality setting, just leave it Basic. I don't really know what this does, but you probably shouldn't mess with it.

6. Exporting your mod

Go to File > Save and export your modified sharedassets0.assets. In my experience, you can't save over what you're currently editing, so you might need to save it somewhere else and then paste it in the Among Us_Data. If you did all this correctly, you should be done.

6.1. Sidenote: Sharing your mod

If you want to upload your mod to Gamebanana or share it anywhere else, I recommend making an EMIP file with UABE. While you're still in the asset file you're changing, go to File > Mod Maker and select 'Create installer package file'. DO NOT SHARE THE SHAREDASSETS0.ASSETS FILE. It's easier to upload this way, but it prevents the mods from being mixed or matched, increases the file size, and hosts the majority of the game's assets on GameBanana for no good reason.

In this dialog, make sure (just like loading a mod) that the base folder is set to your Among Us data folder. You should also check in the change list to make sure your mod is actually part of the file (denoted by Replace PathId [the id of the file(s) you changed]). Then press OK, save the file, and share it wherever you feel like!

7. Have fun :)

Enjoy your customized Among Us!


 

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    4mo
    Not working, I have the newest version of the NEW one and it keeps on saying this https://imgur.com/a/6fX4kd9 help
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    for the pes that dyeing of old uabe 
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    7mo
    Ever since airship released the UABE is now out of date on the newer versions of unity used in among us, You might want to update this guide with a more updated version of UABE
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    Hey, with the latest map update, I tried using UABE and open the .assets file, but I kept seeing this error saying:
    "ERROR: Unable to read the bundle file! (Invalid file or unknown version?)"
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    Hi there... I have just started doing custom hats in Among Us before the 2021.3.5 update... Before that update every custom hat I made worked totally fine since I followed everything in the guide. But ever since the 2021.3.5 update I couldn't add my custom hats. I did a couple of tests to see if it really isn't working and found in the sharedassets0.assets doesn't have most of the files like in the sharedassets8.assets. There are only 2 Texture 2D files that can be found. I don't know how to use my custom skins any longer but I hope you could update on how to make custom textures or something like that..
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  • I want to make a KC chief’s hat will other players see it so I can show my team support?
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    Can other people see these?
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    When I select the "plugins" option on the right, there are no plugins. Any way to fix this?
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    This is a dumb question but if I used UABE to export the "english.txt" file and edited it, could I get custom text (e.g. custom eject messages?)

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  • Hi! Good tutorial, but I have a problem when saving the mod or the modified shareassets, what happens is that I was working on a combination of the sonic texture pack and other sounds (example: Kill impostor, Reported body and others) and when I give it to "Save" the save tab does not appear (that is, in the folder where you want to save the shareassets) and I lost all the work, can you tell me what happens?
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