Isnt there an easier way to add skins? -1 reply

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PoStRaUmAtiC

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#1 15 years ago

I read through an instruction to apply skins to my game but its sounds really extensive. Is there an easier way or are some of the skins easier to apply? It was alot of renaming and replacing and put it here, pull it back out again, on and on. Does everyone do it this way or what? I hate to sound like I'm a noob or something. To skins I am. I want to get in to skinning my game but need clearer instructions. Also, do all the newer 1.2 skins work and not mess your game up? :confused:




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#2 15 years ago

Thats what I need to no to!:)




VonMeyer

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#3 15 years ago

SO you want your custom skins to work with 1.2.....Well I have the solution!!! A simple 1,2,3 step by step guide. I have done it and it works.

1. Download the Mercelis mod that works with the 1.2 patch

2. Open the mod and extract the texture.rfa file with an rfa extractor. (as you did with the games .rfa)

3. In the extracted texture folder, you will have some files and an Africa folder. Drop all you custom skins in that file. Drop all your Africa skins in the Africa folder...If you have Russion or Pacific skins, simply create new folders and name them accordingly....Paste them next to the africa folder.

4. Next download an RFA maker (you can grab it here at the downloads section http://www.bf1942files.com/sort.files?cat=1396&ref=1391 I think its called "Make RFA"

5. Now take the texture folder and follow the directions with the RFA maker and turn it back into texture.rfa (you do not have to compress it for the game to recognise it, and since its not compressed the game runs a little faster)

6. Replace the texture.rfa in the Mercelis mod with the new one you just made. (make sure you back up the original before doing this)

7. Follow the directions that come with the mod on how to install the mod in you game. After its installed, go to the multiplayer section after the game is running and select custom game. You will see Mercelis mod in the window...Just hit activate...You will drop to desktop and when the game comes up its running. Go join a server or put one up and enjoy your skins and his mod.

I do not know if other tweaks or mods work with his (i.e. blood mod..although his comes with one) All I used were skin files for planes, vehicles, weapons, and soldiers and got them all to work.

I hope this helps all of you who want to use your custom skins like me.




PoStRaUmAtiC

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#4 15 years ago

Whew! Thats still pretty intense procedure. I would also have to click the custom game everytime I go to the game browser? I may just stay stock. I havent yet found which skins I really want either. If I find one I really like I'll probably give it a try. :eek:




Garand

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#5 15 years ago

Skinning RtCW is so much easier, all u had to do was make a .pk3 file (which was nothing but a renamed .zip). Why can't games make it a little easier like RtCW did?




VonMeyer

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#6 15 years ago

EA/Dice made the file structure easier for modders and everyone else in the 1.2 patch.




PoStRaUmAtiC

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#7 15 years ago

So your are saying that is the easier way??? Wow, I really want to try to use skins too. I may have to take the time to go step by step through the process and try.