I talked a lot with this author during the development of this skin, and despite the fact that it's really just a recolor of HapSlash's sandtrooper model I think it works quite well. The recoloring was done well so that it nearly looks like a completely new skin. The team skins are untouched (but present) so if you don't have HapSlash's sandtrooper model they aren't going to work for you.
Personally I like the older version of this skin - which is included - which doesn't have the red detailing. I asked the author about this on the forums, reminding him that it defeats the purpose of being camouflaged, and he responded "it does, but that is how the Empire works." Like bright white stormtroopers on the forest moon of Endor... At least he has a sense of humor ;).
Personally I think this skin is a vast improvement over the current swamptrooper model, which I was never particularly fond of. Of course a lot of credit goes to HapSlash for the original texturing, this recolor was done neatly and patiently, something we don't see very often. The next step up from here is moving on to completely new texturing, and I'll be anxious to see what CappyD can come up with.
I suppose I should also mention that the author didn't make new icons, so the old sandtrooper icon remains. This could potentially be quite confusing if you have HapSlash's sandtrooper model already. It also replaces the original swamptrooper, so if you happen to like that model you may not want to download this.
NOTE: When installing this skin, choose one PK3 or the other. Do not use both. The PK3 labeled "OLD" is the skin without the red markings.
Bot Support: No Team Support: No New Sounds: No NPC Support: No
Sandtrooper Reskins - SWAMPTROOPER Public Version 1 for Star Wars: Dark Forces III - Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast. TITLE: Swamptrooper Replacement - HS Sandtrooper Reskins AUTHOR: CappyD E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FILENAMES: Swamptrooper.pk3 and SwamptrooperOLD.pk3 FILE SIZES: 1 616 502 bytes and 1 614 069 bytes DATE RELEASED: August 4th, 2005. INSTALLATION: Extract the "SwamptrooperV1" zip and put the "Swamptrooper.pk3" OR the "SwamptrooperOLD.pk3" in your GameData/base folder. You can't have both at the same time. DESCRIPTION: Alright, here are two re-skins of HapSlash's Sandtrooper model. Swamptrooper.pk3 - This is the latest skin, on which I added red markings on his helmet and shoulders. Inspired by RotS clones =P SwamptrooperOLD.pk3 - This is exactly the same as the other one, but without the red markings. It's just included as an alternative, in case you don't like the red markings and stuff. They are both made to replace the original Swamptrooper, because I initially made it because I was bored with the original Troopers, and decided to share. =P It has NO team support yet, it may be included in a future version, and NO new sounds(I didn't think that would be neccesary) This is my first thing ever released, and it's not much but I'm pretty pleased myself. THANKS TO... HAPSLASH - The creator of the awesome Sandtrooper model, and skin. He has also been kind enough to grant me permission to release this skin. INYRI_FORGE - For help and constructive criticism. RAVEN SOFTWARE - Providers of this awesome game and also responsible for the sounds =P and GEORGE LUCAS - You know what I mean. FEATURES: Team Colors: No, not yet. Bot Support: Yup, I think so. New Sounds: Nope. New Icons: Yes, but only the default on the latest version("Swamptrooper.pk3) KNOWN BUGS: None, thet do what they're meant to do - they replace the Swamptrooper. Although, I'm the only one who's ever tested it, so yeah. =P MUMBO-JUMBO. Download at your own risk. If your computer goes crazy because of these skins, it's entirely your computer's fault and it's him/her you should mutilate and yell at, not me. PERMISSION If you want to use this skin in your mod, make sure you ask me first. I'll most likely say yes, but it's common courtesy to ask first. Also, you must give credit to both me AND HapSlash, because it's his model and original skin. I just tweaked it. COPYRIGHT It's my skin! Don't you steal it and distribute it in your name, or you'll be fried and served with mashed potatoes on my dinner table, I swear. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, BIOWARE, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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