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I'll open with a phrase said by Almighty Gir, our resident Final Fantasy expert, the last time someone intended to reskin Jan as Tifa (and this is a direct, unmodified quote from the forums):
ugh... sounds like a disaster already =/
And believe me, he wasn't joking. This skin is an.... interesting take on Tifa. And that's the only even remotely positive thing I can say without my nose growing. I'm sorry, but... honestly, look at the screenshots.
Basically, this skin is Jan, colored in black and beige, with grey hair. For a start, skinning flesh over clothing is extremely unrealistic, unless the skinner has a lot of experience and can make it work well. Second, Tifa does not have grey hair. Third, the face is so disfigured and inhuman, it almost made me feel sick. Everything on this skin is a paintbucket job, and there are no shaders to at least *try* to make it look better.
The author could have at the very least used GIMP, which is a free image editor and is far more powerful than MS Paint. Finding some good graphics or skinning tutorials would be a good idea too - check the Master Sticky for tutorials. And as a ground rule, Jan can not be reskinned into Tifa, no matter how good the skinner. The only way to skin Tifa, is on a model which is has at least a rough resemblance to her. And that's not Jan.
There's no extras such as bot support or NPC support included. I don't know about team skins, I didn't even want to check after seeing the default.
I'm going to stop there, because I can't find anything positive or constructive to add, and I can feel the Final Fantasy zealot in me rising to the surface - that's never a good sign.
I can't recommend this skin, and I can't even think of a scenario where anyone would ever want to download it. But the link is there, as always.
Bot Support: No NPC Support: No Team Skins: No New Sounds: No
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: PROTOTYPE-BETA_TIFA AUTHOR: Exar_Kun_Clone E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: http://ff7tirb.proboards76.com/ FILENAME: PROTOTYPE-BETA_TIFA .pk3 FILESIZE: 813 KB (832,896 bytes) DATE RELEASED: 3:53 PM 6/6/2006 CREDITS: Raven, Lucasarts for the base of Jan which I edited into Tifa. Also I credit SQUAREENIX for crateing FFVII and FFVII Advent Children. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Do the following in order. **NOTE: YOUR DIRECTORY OF WHERE YOU INSTALLED JEDI ACADEMY FIGHT BE DIFERENT. I WILL BE USING MINE AS AN EXAMPLE** 1. Download the skin. 2. Unzip the skin using some program like WINZIP. 3. Coppy the file called PROTOTYPE-BETA_TIFA.pk3 (you may or maynot see the extention) 4. Open the directory for the game. For me it is C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy . 5. Click GameData 6. Click the folder called BASE 7. Paste the skin here. DESCRIPTION: This is the base of an undetailed Tifa. Nothing to flashy right now. BUGS: THIS SKIN HAS NO DETAIL. THIS IS THE PROTOTYPE OF THE BETA FORM. COMMENTS: I don't really have a good picuture editing program, so right now this skin has no detail. 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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