Can UT2k3 skins be used in 2k4? It seems logical, but I dont want to try in fear of screwing up my game. I would just like to know if they are interchangeable, thanks
as long as the skin is for a character thats BOTH ut2003 and ut2004 eg. UT2003 / UT2004 ------- / XAN (X) XAN is only in UT2004 so it wouldnt work UT2003 / UT2004 sapphire / sapphire (./) SAPPHIRE is in both UT2003 and UT2004 so it will work
how do u load the character to UT2004?
Exactly the same way as you loaded it into UT2003. !IMPORTANT! Roughly half of all MODELS (not skins- models are custom meshes whereas skins are just a custom texture painted over a mesh) made for UT2003 aren't fully optimised for UT2004. They'll look fine most of the time, but they don't have a chat animation, and more importantly, they don't have a sit-in-vehicle animation. This results in models standing in vehicles with their heads clipping through the roofs, which looks awful. The reason why the other half work fine (this includes the Agent Smith supermodel, Kyla, Aliens Marine and the Animatrix meju girl among others) is that they use the game's default animations rather than custom ones of their own. There really isn't any way of telling the two kinds of models apart unless it's stated in the readme whether the model has custom animations/skeleton or not, or if you sit them in a vehicle. Oh, and I'm pretty sure all models made for UT2004 should work fine with UT2003.
So if i downloaded skins for UT2003 i cud play them on UT2004?
Skins, yes. Models, maybe.
Only thing to watch out for is if they're Umod installers (like mine). They won't install without you editing ini files and stuff (not recommended). However, I'm updating all my old ones for 2k4 so don't use my old 2k3 ones :P