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Mulling over creating a custom IMP but having trouble finding tutorials [message #349421] Fri, 07 April 2017 06:37 Go to next message
GregSolidus
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I've been considering making a custom IMP for the past few days after seeing Flugente Lara Croft and Femshep mercs but the "Creating custom IMPs" guide here and roadkill's custom mercs guide seem to be out of date. Are these guides still more or less valid? Is there an up to date guide I've missed? I apologize in advance if I missed something obvious.
Re: Mulling over creating a custom IMP but having trouble finding tutorials [message #349463 is a reply to message #349421] Sun, 09 April 2017 22:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GregSolidus
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I'm going over Flugente's files and a few of his pertinent posts. I think this might be enough but I would still be grateful for more information.
Re: Mulling over creating a custom IMP but having trouble finding tutorials [message #349517 is a reply to message #349463] Thu, 13 April 2017 09:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BattleGnome

 
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Welcome to The Bear's Pit.

Based on the lack of responses here it seems info on the topic is scarce and I would hazard a guess the reason for that is because creating new characters is not easy to do?? I recall from other forums numerous discussions related to voices and a few about creating new images but most of it was general discussion and probably not all that much more helpful than the info you currently have.

Hopefully someone who can help you will soon spot this and offer some advice, but it is the Easter long weekend and I expect many are occupied with related activities. (Should we do an Easter Egg hunt in Alruco and see if the various developers have left anything for us to find?)

Best of luck to you.
Re: Mulling over creating a custom IMP but having trouble finding tutorials [message #349522 is a reply to message #349517] Thu, 13 April 2017 16:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shanga

 
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Welcome to the forum, GregSolidus!

By creating a "custom IMP" you want to do exactly what? Replace the portrait? Add new voice files? Body types are pretty much set in stone anyway.
I don't think the procedure to create merc faces has changed much. Except maybe nowdays we have Toxic's STI editor thats more capable than the old tools.
As for voice files, there were some updates - but I will let someone more knowledgeable to reply on it.

[Updated on: Thu, 13 April 2017 16:14]



Re: Mulling over creating a custom IMP but having trouble finding tutorials [message #349526 is a reply to message #349517] Thu, 13 April 2017 17:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
edmortimer

 
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Making new NPCs is a lot of work. I learned by looking at how Flugente created FemShep. I'd help, but I just don't have time right now because of rl.

BTW, you don't want to create a custom "IMP" -- that you do every time you create a player-character. You want to create a custom "NPC, RPC, or EPC" (non-player character, recruitable character, escortable character).

On second thought . . . if you do want to create a custom "IMP" (just realizing now that could be exactly what you mean) . . . then just ignore everything I wrote.

[Updated on: Thu, 13 April 2017 17:46]





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Re: Mulling over creating a custom IMP but having trouble finding tutorials [message #349547 is a reply to message #349526] Sat, 15 April 2017 01:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
GregSolidus
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Sorry for the confusion, I used the wrong parlance. I want to "transplant" a character into the game by gathering the requisite voice clips and editing the proper stats just as flugente did with femshep or Lara. Whether that be as a merc or an IMP loaded with the 90210 code, I don't particularly have a preference. I don't have any plans to work on it immediately, I just wanted a clearer, up to date picture on the file types involved and the methods to properly manipulate them.

[Updated on: Sat, 15 April 2017 02:52]

Re: Mulling over creating a custom IMP but having trouble finding tutorials [message #349551 is a reply to message #349547] Sat, 15 April 2017 03:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Flugente

 
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While the editing could use some work, this thread should have you covered.



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Re: Mulling over creating a custom IMP but having trouble finding tutorials [message #349601 is a reply to message #349551] Sat, 22 April 2017 21:58 Go to previous message
GregSolidus
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This is exactly what I was looking for.
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