Guitars rule. But enough of my opinions, this isn't the place for those. 1ShotDoctor has given us a model of the legendary Gibson Les Paul. Taking a look at the model, the technique he used is awful. There's wasted polies everywhere (especially in the neck and knobs) and a general inefficient use of the tools given to him. The model uses up the entire 35 object limit and it does so in the most useless way I've seen thus far. Nearly every part of the model is its own object. They could've been grouped together into 3 objects, simply due to the engine's limitation of 1000 vertices for an object. Heck, with a more efficient poly usage, it could probably be grouped into a single object. But the general shape is indeed that of a Les Paul. The texture fulfills its job of giving it color and that's pretty much all it does. They hold next to no detail and in some cases are just flat colors. There's a few color scheme options available, all of which look uniformly below average. It's sad, really, that something that could've been so unbelievably awesome is let down by what seems to be a rushed job. There are some new sounds, namely the hit sounds are replaced with some short guitar effects.
All in all, it had potential, but it failed. I hope there will be a v2, with improved modelling and texturing.
A wise man knows what to say. A wiser man knows when to say it.
I know a lot of you must have been waiting for this update for a long time now. I will explain the delay thus. The thing is, the skins did not work for me, so I sent an email to the author so he could tell me what it was I was doing wrong, I did follow his instructions on the readme and yet nothing happened.
You can still use the standard skin which is a vast improvement over the last one and the model itself looks better and performs better this time around.
What I would've done would be, if you had to have a different pk3 for each skin, then you might as well include a .sab and .skin file in each so as to use the CustomSkin command in the .sab file which allowed me to unlock all the skins and change them on the fly. Just a suggestion. Download it if you like it, if you manage to get the skins working without doing anything then congrats.
NAME: Gibson Les Paul V2 FILE SIZE: 1242 KB FILE NAME: Gibson Les Paul V2.pk3 AUTHOR: 1ShotDoctor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org GAME: Jedi Academy (JK3) CATEGORY: Models>Weapons>Hilt DESCRIPTION: This is V2 of my Gibson Les Paul. The model itself is more effecient. I practiced my texturing and finally came up with something I liked. Installation: Put the "Gibson Les Paul V2.pk3" and(if you chose) ONE of the skins in your gamedata>base folder and enjoy! To use this saber(guitar), select it from the saber selection menu, or in console type: saber gib-lp Credits: All credit for the 1960 Classic skin goes to ZemmurkTrooper. Thanks for stepping up to the plate and working with my horrible maps! Skins: If you get tired of the vintage look, put one of the skins in your base folder (do not delete the "Gibson Les Paul V2.pk3") and wala! New skin. If you want to change skins again, delete the old one and add a new one. If you want to go back to vintage, remove all Les Paul skins from your base folder. Bugs: None Notes: This is NOT a specific Les Paul model. Yes, I know parts are missing. The model is not 100% accurate. All textures were made by me and ZemmurkTrooper, except for the Gibson logo, which I photosourced(he did not). Sounds found via Google. Please do not modify or re-release this without my permission. PLEASE, do not turn the comment section into a discussion on guitars or music. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY GIBSON GUITAR CORP. THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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