Hey guys... I've been through some CIS courses (mainly programming), so I'm not necessarily a n00b to computers. I've played games since Pong...lol. I REALLY wanna put my face on Mullins' character, but I don't have the first clue how. I've heard different stories about which way to go about it, so I'm askin for the simplist way. I have Corel 8 and Photoshop 4.5 I believe. I've also got as far as the screen w/ all the gun parts in MoHAA, but I just don't know what tools to use, or how to fit the textures in there?¿? I'm assuming it's similar to SoF2? I could REALLY make some kick ass skins if some1 would help me? Thx in advance guys! [email]LiqwidisT@hotmail.com[/email]
Hello. The process is to make a skin for SOF2 is very similar to the process for SOF1 skins. The best way for you to figure it out would be to download a skin and reverse-engineer it. I figured it out on my own (made the first skin ever for this game), but it took me a month. You need the following: SOF2MPSDK, available here, in the files section. In it, you'll find ModView. That program will let you view the model as you skin it. You have to extract the files from the SKINS.PK3 and the THEREST.PK3, and put them in the SDK's BASE folder. The following files are needed for the skin to work in-game:
Textures-arms,body,face,face2sided and head g2skin file shader file npc file player icon
The first and last files are jpegs. The rest are text files. Once you have your g2skin file and your textures, you'll be able to view your skin in ModView. You can see it as a different skin when you're editing the textures, but you need to have everything renamed to test it amd make sure everything works. Once you have the skin working, make a pk3 with it and move it to the game's BASE folder. Fire up the game and look for it. If it's visible in the menu and you can play with it, it's ready for release. To put your face on it, just get 2 high-res photos of your face. One facing forward and a profile photo. Could we make this a sticky? I find myself replying to the same question a lot.
LOL! I know man...I know...I'm sorry! HAHA..I was gonna say, "I KNOWWW you guys answer this...........EVERY day.." It's just that I get SO many dif/ weird ways of doin it, but I KNOW youre right Fragger! Thanx alot for the reply man. it's tough to get good help these days. SeriouslY Appreciate it!!!! (4-give me if I have another question or 2, but I've only scratched the surfaces of SDK's. They are VERY intimidating at first. LOTTA stuff in em, but I'm gonna do this...lol. Thanx again! [email]LiqwidisT@hotmail.com[/email]
Have fun. And don't hesitate to post any more questions.:D
Okay...lol..here we go. I can't DL the SDK? And the installer doesn't mention Win2k? just me (
Open the pk3 and see how it's put together.
ehm, I tried to start up the modview... I have extracted all the .pk3 files into the base folder of SOFIIMPSDK, but when I try to load up some textures, it looks for .mlg and .mvs files (?)... I switched to all files, and found the .jpg files, but it won't load .jpg files... How do I do this?
I too want to have my own face on my character...
Lol. I forgot how to open a .pk3 file??? I did it when I was trying to skin my MoHAA weapons, but I dunno if it's different for this game. I'm a weird case. I know pc's VerY well, but I'm a n00b to alotta modding. I've tinkered w/ config files and done some pretty amazin stuff, but this is just new to me??? Thanx for all the help newaze tho, cuz even if I don't figure it out, it at least points me closer to the right direction.... Thx again! £|Q->
well i use winrar to view pk3 files so im assuming that if u have a registered version, u can use it to create pk3's also. im sure fragger will drop u a line or two with what u need to know. im just bored and wanted to feel like im doing somthing positive! lol
If you have XP, just change the extension to zip. If not, use winzip or winrar. I think even winace works.