This is the first release of the planned Modding SDK for Saints Row IV. Watch this thread in the future for further SDK updates. (Release B and Beyond.) This SDK (Release A) includes tutorials, template files, and tools for creating your own new weapon models for use ingame.
On top of this our good friends at Volition have kindly provided us a weapon preview as a mod from their new title Saints Row: Gat out of Hell. This is the super awesome Damned Impaler as seen above! Fair warning though, this weapon acts only as a reskin. In Gat out of Hell its a full fledged new weapon with entirely new behavior!
We are looking forward to seeing the community's creative output! Have fun!
NOTE: You need to download a few external tools to run the SDK, visit the Tutorial linked below in order to download them.
SRIV SDK Release A version 2
Version 1: initial release.
Version 2 - 29/08/2014: fixing some path bugs.
Updated FBX Converter
The latest version of the FBX converter can be downloaded here. You should download the full SDK Release A first, then download this file and replace the SaintsRow_FBX_Converter.py file with this one.
SR3 / SRIV Weapon Archive*
Saints Row: Gat out of Hell Damned Impaler Mod
SRIV SDK Release A: Weapon Modeling Tutorial
* Volition's Artists have kindly provided with me an archive of *all* weapons from Saints Row 3 / 4 in FBX form. These files are not as polished / game ready as the Weapon Templates provided in Release A. There may be a few issues to fix such as scale and orientation, but we have yet to test all of these. Feel free to ask for help from me if you want to use these files.