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Paxaddo

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#1 10 years ago

In order to be able to modify already existing heads in KOTOR & KOTOR II, I've downloaded GIMP (I already have KOTOR tool) and I've tried following the instructions on the knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com website, but it never says anything precise about how you extract the heads in GIMP or get them in different pieces (face, side, top, etc.). Can someone help me please ?




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#2 10 years ago

You don't get different views of the head... you just get a skin that sort of gets wrapped around the specific model. So, only one image per head. In KotOR Tool, there are different sections (when already under K2). Go to ERFs, TexturePacks. There are four directories now. Choose swpc_tex_tpa.erf. All the files whose names begin with PMH (male) or PFH (female) are head-skins. You can use the image viewer of kotor tool or use your own one (like xnview or so) to guess whether you've got the right head. Then click extract (to .tga) and open it with GIMP. When you're done, just dump the tga-file into your override-folder (kotor-directory) and see what it looks like ingame! Edit: Don't forget to unite the different layers to one picture when you save it! (Of course only if you've made additional layers...)


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#3 10 years ago

I've put in the override file, but it hasn't appeared (is it supposed to replace the original head ?)




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#4 10 years ago

Did you start a new game or load an old one? Are you sure you saved it under the original name? Uhm... yes, it's supposed to replace the original one but you might have to start a new game to get the new head...


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#5 10 years ago

I successfully made my modified head appear in the game. Unfortunately, even when following the instructions on knightsoftheoldrepublic.filefront.com, my beard still looks like paint on the Exile's face :(. (Probably partly because my GIMP is in French and the instructions aren't always clear to me). So, again, if it's not too much trouble, maybe you could modify the PHH01 exile head (the hispanic guy with long black hair) and give him a full beard (with the same color, texture, etc. as his hair). Please ?




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#6 10 years ago

Me? I hate making beards... it just takes so damn long... maybe it's because I use GIMP, too... and I haven't got that much time at the moment, a lot to do for my works in English... maybe someone else would like to. But I would open a new request-thread for that...


[center]sigpic191442_14.jpg "I'm an amateur policeman and leisure time surgeon." Sounds insane? Welcome to the pain of historians and archaeolog