Right now, I'm still working on my ground units for my mod adding Final Fantasy XII Characters Vaan and Penelo to FOC. I've already decided to give Vaan Defiler Armor, but I was still wondering what to do about Penelo. Someone suggested retexturing Mara Jade. However, I have 2 obsticles to overcome: I don't know how to retexture units (please keep in mind that I don't have modelling applications AND I don't know how to apply textures in them anyways so getting one won't help) and I want to keep both the Penelo Hero Unit AND Mara Jade. In short, I need an easy, simple way to retexture Mara Jade while being able to keep both Mara Jade and the new hero unit. Can anyone help, or if I NEED to use a modelling program...would anyone be willing to do it for me?
i was told that hex editing would work for that... meaning copying and pasting mara jades model, and renaming, then hex edit that to use your modified mara jade skin... i've never actually done this though
EDIT: i just read your other thread, the only 2 programs i know that can edit .dds textures are adobe photoshop and coral paintshop pro.. i have gimp 2.6 w/ .dds plug-in but it doesnt work that well.. at all.
Paint.NET can too.
Also...I have no idea how to do what you just suggested for the retexture...
The one thing I was told about hex editing is that, when you open the model in a hex editor, you look for the texture line and change it, HOWEVER, the names of the textures (both the original and the new) must be the same character lengths, such as:
or even more complicated:
EDIT - at least that's what I was told, I have never actually done it though, I've tried, but didn't work.
So that's how you (i hope so) do it. I'll remember that if I get back to modding EaW/FoC
Ok, now a new issue: I'm not sure which model is the one I'm looking for.
Best guess, 'ei_mara.alo' Or you could look under her entry in the named hero units xml
I just looked, and it's not there. The XML said ei_marajade.alo, but that file's not in the folder. And I DID unpack the models.meg file.
Which models.meg did you unpack? The one for FOC or the one for normal EAW? I'm pretty sure she is in the one for EAW.