I have started a Dead Rising 2 PC Modding community almost 2 weeks ago now, I am the admin of the Resident Evil 4 & 5 PC Modding community that has over 13,000 registered members, so I was able to bring some of my buddies from there, to the new forums.
Here is the URL to the forums:
Just yesterday we got brand new tools, which allows us to Extract, and Repack all of the .BIG Files (Which is the main compression on all files in the game) So our modding possibilities is pretty much endless.
There is a custom model Exporter script in progress, once this is done, we'll be able to put brand new custom models into Dead Rising 2 PC.
So come on over, let's mod this game like crazY! :)
Just so people know, the file format in Dead Rising 2 is actually pretty darn simple. There is several .TXT format scripts, such as Boss fights, all item spawns, all weapon stats...etc, all very easy to mod.
In my opinion the time limit is one of the things that increase the replayability and is the only form of difficulty the game offers. It bugs me at times cause I hate running out of time but it's the only challenging aspect for me.
There are trainers out for it that can remove the timer.