Hey guys this is yodaman123! GTA IV came out about a month ago and I wanted to make the protagonist from the game! His name is Niko Bellic and he is a European immigrant that came to America in search of "The American Dream". I have started on the skin already. It is going to be off the default jedi/prisoner model, because it fits okay (both skinny dudes with beards). This is where I need help. If someone has the game and is capable of getting clear sounds to help me out that would be great. Just get some pain sounds and insults withouth cursing. You will be credited in the readme when I release it, if you help me.Now tell me what you think about the skin! You see I made this skin for GTA:San Andreas (off some one else's model but I made the skin). I just photosourced the face and torso. The face came out good but the torso, not so good. Thats because GTA:SA has low resolution textures.(256x256)
I didn't make it!
First of all, I don't think it is legal to take sounds from another game. I'm sure if you read the Eula, you will be able to find out. Second, the face on that model looks good, but the torso looks the texture came from a 10 year old game, so if you can possibly do it, I would up the resolution and detail.
I'll have to look into the "legalness" of sound ripping if anyone were to help me with it. I just slapped that torso on there to see what I should look like, layout wise not really texture wise. I am remaking it like that now.
25th March 2008
Looks fine! I've never played GTA before. But hey, when it's out we can go around stealing swoops! Good job. Oh, and I think sound-ripping is legal. There are many skins I've seen on JK3Files with sounds ripped from somewhere.
Well I think that theres some kind of unofficial rule that you can use some certain content from games after they are 2 years old or something. That's what my friend told me but I have no clue if he's right. I might also make SP support with different outfits, like a suit and tie, some normal T-shirts ETC.
4th September 2005
Audio content is always the tricky one.
Although, since you're talkin' console game here, meaning your most straightforward option for using GTAIV sounds would be holding a mic in front of the TV and recording them....
Well, suffice to say it'd probably be better to just find someone who can imitate Niko's voice and is willing to record some soundclips for you.
'cuz, even when ignoring every possible issue of legality that may ever arise, I don't know if you ever tried recording sound clips from a TV using a mic but it's more likely than not that they'll be of a lesser quality than a Lada.
(Lada: Western European economy car range notable for being of an extremely low standard of quality. Various models ran through the manufacturing lines from 1969 to 1988. Referring to a Lada as "a piece of shit" would be a merciful act of benevolent generosity.)
I don't know how, and I don't know why, but this is totally Sheep's fault.
Well maybe there's a downloadable trailer that someone can extract sounds from. I was just looking for sounds such as: "We're all looking for that special some one" "Are you going to die yet" "I'M THE ONE WHO SURVIVED" "I'm sorry" Just stuff like that. I am not sure if it is possible to extract sounds from a youtube video.
5th July 2006
You can get the man to do it himself: YouTube - Rent Roman!
Think you're funny eh? HUH? HUH? Well I most certainly agree! LOL. Okay I am retexturing his torso right now. I hope it turns out okay. I am using THIS pic as reference. Now if I make SP support this is what I am thinking of making. HEAD: default bloody TORSO: default suit T-Shirts (reskinned) Different coats LEGS: jogging pants jeans dress pants Do you think that'll be enough? If any of you has GTA IV and would like to see a different outfit in JK3 just tell me and show me a pic!
My bad for the double post. Here's Niko. I just have to do the shoes and that's all.