Pretty sure I've asked this one before, but never got a definitive answer. Is there a way to somehow convert jpg's so you can use them as skies in the ME?
Converting them to TGAs or DDS images should work, although I've never tried it myself. All of the image files I've seen for skies seem to be DDS/TGA, though (DDS is much smaller than TGA)
I looked them up (the default skies anyway) and they're .w40k extension or something odd like that.
W40K? there's no W40K extensions anywhere in DoW. There's WHM and WHE for the models and their animations, but I thought there was a simpler way to add new skies than making entirely new boxes in 3DSMax and exporting them.
Have you tried looking on the RDN Wiki? I'm sure someone else must have done it by now.
RDN Wiki it is. There's a shit-ton of useful information in this thing. There's even a tutorial for the minimap. I just never checked it out before because I didn't want to register as a specific type of modder for some reason. Thanks IBBoard. Edit: Okay, so what I can gather from the RDN wiki is that you have to create a skybox and use a .tga that has to be a certain size (can't remember the specific size atm), but I'm a bit uncear on one thing. Do you need 3dsMax to make custom skies? As in do you have to export the .tga as a model from 3d modeling software or can you just take a .jpg of a sky and save it as a .tga with the right dimensions and put it in the proper directory?
*shrugs* sorry, that's where I can't help you. I thought you might be able to do it just as a TGA, and that the Wiki would tell you, but if it doesn't then I can't help you more.
Have you tried the Relic Forums DoW Map Room?