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Fragger

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#1 14 years ago

This will cover the weapons first and move on to monsters and other textures later. I will answer your questions the best I can, but try to keep it on topic, so that people can just come to this thread and find what they need without having to read through a bunch of shite. Also, this is for people who have a clear understanding of file management and photoshop (finding folders, creating new folders, renaming files, changing extensions, using layers, brightness, contrast, filters, etc.) I can teach you to make skins, but I won't teach you how to use windows or photoshop Thanks.

Skinning the pistol

Open pistol.dds, pistol_s.dds and pistol_h.tga. These files determine the colors, the shininess and the bumpiness respectively. After you finish, save them and put them in a new folder where you need to create other folders that mimic the original folder structure: dds/models/weapons/pistol - DDS models/weapons/pistol - TGA After you finish, create a new compressed folder and drag both folders (and sub-folders) into it. Then rename it to z-mypistol.pk4 or whatever you want, making sure it will be loaded last and supercede any other skin. The order in which the pk4s load is: 0...9-A...Z So that if the original skin is named pistol.pk4, the name of yours needs to begin with any letter after P (q,r,s,t,etc). Hope that's clear.




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#2 14 years ago

Awesome. I really needed why the pistol_s and pistol_h were there... Thanks Fragger! Also what kind of dds file should we save it at? Oh and how do we make it less/more shiney?




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#3 14 years ago
Fragger Open pistol.dds, pistol_s.dds and pistol_h.tga. These files determine the colors, the shininess and the bumpiness respectively.

To make it shiny, increase brightness and contrast. (auto contrast and then fade the effect to taste).




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#4 14 years ago

What kind Of .dds should I save it at? I have the .dds plugin for photoshop that you told me about.




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#5 14 years ago

Whenever I hit save, the window that pops up already has the right type selected. it's 8:8:8:8: something. Can't remember ATM.




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#6 14 years ago

Ah I downloaded your mod (It rocks by the way) and I modded some of the files (BFG that BFG 9000 didn't look good to me) and I know what to save it as now. Thanks man.

Also reguarding your mod Thanks for the Black/green BFG that I suggested. Its really nice. All I need to do is make it lime green.




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#7 14 years ago

I listen, see?




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#8 14 years ago

AND YOUR UGLY

[btw, added this to the tutoiral reference list]




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#9 14 years ago

Added.