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Having slight problem with retexturing Anubis

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Post Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:15 pm

Having slight problem with retexturing Anubis

Ok I might as well say it, i've been working on a mod called Dark Worlds. Well I dicided to start the dark world ships, starting with the dark Anubis. Well it works great. The new Texture (Same texture just burned in Photoshop) works so far. But in the ship selection screen, the Anubis and the Dark Anubis both have the same texture. (I created an new *.mat file for the Dark Anubis called or_ships_dark.mat)

Is there anyway to fix without changing much this or will I have to export the ship to milkshape to assign new groups then come back and create an band new texture. (My Photoshop skills aren't all that good. And my last time I tried to create an texture from scratch (Over an year ago) the game crashed.)

Thanks in Advance.

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Post Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:46 am

you cant simply create a new mat because of different groups
you would create crc errors this way

either you export the model again or u use the mod el cloner to adjust the names of the materials and cmps to fit each other

Post Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:28 am

nvm i found it. Search feature is broke lol. had to find it manually

Edited by - 5i1 2 on 6/20/2007 12:33:26 PM

Post Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:21 pm

Well I cloned the model and gave everything an unique name but it ends up black in Hard CMP, with no Hard Points.


Post Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:23 pm

Sounds like the cloner screwed up the CMP settings( not unusual).

When cloning keep the changes simple, 1 or 2 letter/number changes for each item.

This is the sort of thing I use when I'm experimenting-

VMesh IDs


3DB Names


Material IDs


The cloner has problems if it has to add a lot of bytes to the file, so by keeping the VMesh IDs and 3DB Names more or less the same size you stop this, those names are stored in the CMP as you see them rather than CRCs.

With the 3DB Names I only change the numbers as the letters refer to the part that both the SUR and Destructables are looking for (my numbers are usually the decimal # code of the model name).

When it comes to the Materials I only change the ones I'm creating new textures for, O_glass, metal03OR & weaponplate2 are untouched so I leave them, engine_grill01 became enginebjOR only because I'm using a glow map on it.

You'll find that you can delete most of the nodes in the new MAT file as most of them are for the Osiris, your ship will only use 7 Materials and 5 textures, if your doing the damage 3db's as well then you'll need to keep thier Materials as well, 1 small tip though, they don't clone, it's hex editing time to do them.

**shuffles off with a new headache**

My bad, I can't count it's 7 materials and 5 textures and 9 and 7 if your keeping the damage materials.

Edited by - Bejaymac on 6/20/2007 2:47:01 PM

Post Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:59 pm

Ok thanks It works now.


It turned out better than I expected.

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