Alrighty, I need some help with skinning for a Mac. Thus far I haven't seen any tutorials for Macs. And so I was wondering if any of you could help me with this problem? :confused:
11th April 2002
Skinning should be the same between Macs and Windows. As long as you have a) a graphics program (like Photoshop, or Paint Shop Pro) b) a simple text editor, not something like Word (like a Mac equivalent of Notepad) c) some kind of zipping software (like Winzip)
The process is exactly the same... open up the skin files of the character you want to edit, resave the files, edit the characters text files to point to your new textures, zip it up as a pk3 file, put the pk3 with a readme in another .zip file and there you go :) (there are of course more detailed tutorials out there on the actual process ;) There was a lovely indepth tutorial by Exar Kun which I unfortunately didn't have the time to put it up on JK2Files, but I'll see if I can mirror it on my own website).
Slightly cooler than a n00b
21st May 2004
OK, I reguarly skin on my mac. All you need to do is follow the tutorial to find the model you want (step 1 I think) or just download a skin from jk2files or somewere else using the same model. Open the .pk3 with stuffit, inside you should have models, bots, and sound (if not, then the skin does not support them). Inside models you should have players/[skin name]. Inside THAT there should be several different .jpgs, edit these (usually they are quite simple to work out what goes where) and decide a name for the skin, and rename [skin name] to that name. Now you have to tell JK2 where to find the images, so open model_default.skin and where in each line i.e hips,models/players/ww2/ww2_legs.tga hips_torso,models/players/jedi/torso.tga torso,models/players/ww2/ww2_torso.tga
it has the old name (in this case ww2) rename it to the new name, i.e
hips,models/players/Ewok/ww2_legs.tga hips_torso,models/players/jedi/torso.tga torso,models/players/Ewok/ww2_torso.tga
Now comes the hard part, you need to turn it into a .pk3. I havent found a way to do this using the standard programs which come with OS 10.3.4 but while typing I think I've found the problem, so try this and tell me if it works: 1) create a folder called 'mods' 2) inside 'mods' copy your players, bots and sounds files. 3) copy them FROM 'mods' and into another folder with your skin name. 4) .zip (I think you command click and press 'create archive') it, then change the extension to .pk3
That should work, but if it doesn't then ask someone with pakscape to pak it for you, which is what I did until I got access to a PC with pakscape on it.
I think that just about covers it, to edit your bot open the .jkb in bots and change the name etc, there are also different factors which define the bots personality. A good thing I found, was the bot file for ww2_soldier (available here) in which there are lines saying what each parameter changes. Sounds - just replace them with your own, if you have an iMac you should have a microphone to record with.
Hope this helps.
Thank you very, very much :lol: !!! I'm going to be trying this out later today!
I'll post back later with the news of how it worked.
Okay... I have one thing so far that didn't make sense. How do you make the zip file a pk3 after you zip it? :confused:
11th April 2002
Rename the extension :) You can read more here: http://jediknight.filefront.com/file.stuff?body=FAQ#8
Ahhh, I'll check it out.
Okay... I've tryed this many times. And I haven't got it yet. So I was wondering if you (Yodude) could do a step by step for Macs again with what programs to use, where to go, ect. PLEASE do a step by step for me... I'm very sure my head will hurt less.
Pretty please with a cherry on top? :bows: