Looks easy to mod, need a little help though

I’ve been looking at the game directory under data and I am finding variables for all the items in the game, like changing health and cost and whatnot. I would like to know if Cliff wouldn’t mind if anyone modded the game or if it’s unstable to do so. Also, if we want to make our own ships, how do we modify or make the .dds files I’m finding for your graphics? Thanks in advance.

You can find lots of modding-related info in the modding forum: viewforum.php?f=23