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#1 14 years ago

Forgive me if this question has been asked before, but I didn't understand the answers that I've read so far on previous post. My question is whether I may be able to change the registry on models that have been created by other people. For example the Nebula Class model by P81 has the name Farragut on it and since it was destroyed I wanted to change it to something else. Besides when I play single player games the Galaxy Class ships all have the registry of the Enterprise D regardless of the fact that the ship I play is supposed to be the Dauntless. So does anyone have any suggestions. If the work involved required me to use 3D Max or some other program like it I guess I'm outta luck cuz I have no idea how to use such a program not to mention that I don't have it. However if it's a simple changing of some file name which I sincerly hope is the case then do tell. Thanks.


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#2 14 years ago

You don't need any 3D program to change ship names or registries. The textures are just tga maps that wrap around 3d objects. You do need, however, a program such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro to edit these tga (targa) files. But that isn't a peice of cake to the layman.