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15th January 2004
I am trying to put skins on 1942 but it doesnt seem to be working..I use rfa extractor v1.1 and extract to my EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942 folder where it makes a texture folder with all the textures...i remove the texture.rfa in the EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\Mods\bf1942\Archives folder so it will look to the texture folder. Then i replaced the desired skins and all i get is white skin on everything..guns, buildings,planes,tanks everything except landscape....Then I re did everything except i didnt replace any skins and got the same thing.....what am i doing wrong. Thanks in advance Jedimarine
13th December 2002
Your method is outdated, doesn't work with current versions of BF42. That's what we did in BF42 1.0 and 1.1; you must have followed very old directions :) But the first part was right (the extracting part). Nowadays, you'll have to extract your texture.rfa, replace or edit the desired skins, and thereafter *re-pack* the texture folder with MakeRFA to get a new texture.rfa which replaces the default one. Don't use "compression" when packing the folder, it won't work then. You can download MakeRFA from bf1942files.com, probably. There might be other tools around, but I've been using MakeRFA since it was released and had no problem whatsoever. It's a command-line (DOS-like) program though. Another method ... you just pack the skins you edited into a new "texture_003.rfa" (or "texture_009.rfa" or whatever number you want) and place this file in the archives folder right next to the default "texture.rfa". You won't be able to connect to servers for online play once you edited your files. Easier to use are Merciless Texture Packs, so I heard (haven't used them myself), search for Merciless files on bf1942files.com, they usually come with a description and they allow you to just drop your custom skins (the pure .dds files) into certain folders and you're done (again, so I heard).