O.K. Well I'm probably the biggest noob on this entire site as far as Unreal games. But I have a question, how do you get downloaded skins in the game? I've got some skins, but I don't know how to install them. Please help.:confused:
Most of these skins should come zipped (or compressed) so you will probably need winzip, winrar, or as similar program to extract the files (the first 2 are recommended). When you get one of these programs (if you haven't got them already), then when you open the file, you should read the "readme" file. It will tell you where to put the files at so the skin will work (you will have to do this manually most likely). If not, then, at least from the skin package I just got, putting the .upl file in the systems folder and the .utx file in the systems foldr (all under the UT2004 folder) should do the trick.
:confused: I still don't get it. Am I supposed to look at the readme, cause everything I've ever downloaded either has no readme or the readme says nothing about installing. Can you atleast tell me were maps, skins, models, mods, ect. usually go?
Maps, mods, etc. may have seperate files included in the download. Each of these files may have to go in a seperate folder in order to install them, there is no install program so placing the files manually is basically installing them. Again, the placement of the files depends on their suffix (the 3 letters following the file name after a period sometimes, this is known as the file extension). The readmes usually tell you where to put the files. If it is not clear from the readmes which file goes where, here is what I think (from looking in my directory), where each file type should go (At least the imprortant ones): -.ukx files go in the animations folder -Files with the Unreal tournament logo next to them and no suffix (these files are maps 99.9% of the time) go in the maps folder -Files playable by a media player go in the music folder -.uax files go into the sounds folder -.usx files go in the staticmeshes folder -.ucl, .u, .dll, .frt, .int, files with the gear icon with them, .est, .kot, and .itt files go into the system foldre (this folder holds many file extension types) -.utx files go in the textures folder These are the important file types and where they go. Don't worry about having to do anything else to get the map, mod, etc. to work. The game will know what to do with them if you placed them correctly (it won't hurt the game if you misplaced them). The new content then should appear in the game w/o any problems (if there are problems, there may be something wrong with the files, in which you may want to try to place the files again or redowload the mod, etc.) The only thing that you have to do anything exrta to activate are mods (sometimes). They can be activated by going to the community menu in the game (from main menu) and then clicking on the user mods tab. Select the mod you want to play and then click Activate. It should load up w/o problems (again problems may mean bad files). I hope this helps you. I can try to help you further if you need it. If you still do not know where to put the files, just tell me what files you have and i will tell you exactly where they go.
O.K. How do I get to the folders that I put the files in? I've done stuff like this for JKA, but Unreal is confusing me :eek: . If you can just tell me were this stuff is and how to get there then I should be O.K. And thanks for the help you've given me so far.
Use windows explore or my computer. Once in there, click on the icon for your hard drive (probably named Local Disk (c:)/ the c is for identity purposes) and then look for a folder called UT2004. When you click on that folder, all of the sub-folders i described above and the other I didn't describe will be shown. One more thing, if you want to, on your top bar below the menus, if you click the "folder" button, it will put a little window on the side of your screen (for win. explorer or my computer; they essentially lead you to the same thing) which shows a list of all or your drives and folders. Clicking on the pluses will show the sub-folders under the specific drive or folder you just clicked the plus for, and clicking the minus will do the opposite. I find that using this little side window helps me out alot when using windows explorer (or my computer); it helps me navigate my computer faster. Hope this helps you and no problem. I'll try to lend enough help to fix your problem.
THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! It works!!!:banana: