Hi there. I have some problems, maybe you can help me. I want to convert the ships of SFC 1 to BC, so i downloaded from Taldren the plugin for importing the ship models in 3ds max 3. The plugin works, and the ship appears in the screen, but it hasn´t textures, the model appears with a black color. I think the problem is that 3ds doesn´t support the format .PCX, in wich are the textures. I need to convert them to .BMP or other? i could save the ship as NIF and use it in the game when this is done? Thanks.
PD: if this isn´t the right place for my post, sorry. This is the first time i post in a forum.
BCFiles Site Administrator
5th April 2002
Well the old SFC1 ships are blocky and have terrible textures. Darkdrone converted most of these ships last year. From SFC2/OP which had the same ships as the original SFC1 game. With better texturing than the original SFC1. Most notable the Mirak, Hydran, ISC, and Mirak ships. These were in his Modpacks 1-4. I believe some of these ships are available at the DAP site.
"Fortune favors the Bold..."
Hey, Black, where can I find Darkdrone's SFC1 ships?
Well, i have to reasons for making the conversion: i don´t have SFC2 (it wasn,t distributed in my country), and i thought it would be a good start for learning how to mod BC. I know the ships in SFC1 are simple, but i like the romulan desings and they aren´t in Darkdrone´s modpacks.
BTW, one question: i imported one model in 3ds and the textures appear as multi/subobject. It´s enough? Can i export it as NIF, or i need to arrange the textures (one for the bottom, another for the top...)? Please, be patient.
Oh, i forgot: Matt, you can find Darkdrone´s page in