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Tool to change default skin and clothing colors [message #136049] Sun, 15 April 2007 10:36 Go to next message
Tiger

 
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I'd like to change the color pinkskin of avatars to more like a true skin color same skin-pink like the portraits would already do fine. The other skin colors tanskin, darkskin, and blackskin look all okay to me but this pinkskin is too rosy.
Is there any palette file to edit to correct this?

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Re: pinkskin[message #136061] Sun, 15 April 2007 14:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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ja2pal.dat
Re: pinkskin[message #136069] Sun, 15 April 2007 15:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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Thanks. Is there any tool/program to edit this *.dat file or is hex-editing in order?
I've already checked with my hexeditor and luckily it's easy to read.
Re: pinkskin[message #136070] Sun, 15 April 2007 15:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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check khelle.de for a tool called ja2pal_editor or similar

it's very useful IMO
Re: pinkskin[message #136192] Tue, 17 April 2007 09:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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Has no one the ja2pal_editor anymore?
Re: pinkskin[message #136195] Tue, 17 April 2007 10:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shed23

 
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Have sent this to you via. senduit.com

If this fails, give me your e-mail address and I will send as attachment.

My e-mail is in my profile.
Re: pinkskin[message #136200] Tue, 17 April 2007 12:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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Thanks so much!

Can you give me the download-link on senduit.com?
After upload, you're given a link to your file. If you have forgotten it, please upload again and better set the expire date to 1 week, so others can download as well for that time.
Re: pinkskin[message #136207] Tue, 17 April 2007 13:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shed23

 
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Will do!!

For some reason, it will not allow me to do this at all.
However, try the following site. It has this and more.
It is in Polish, with some English, but self-explanatory.
The file you want is about 1/3rd the way down and listed as 'Palette Editor'.

http://download.jaggedalliance.pl/files.php?cat=29

As I said before, if all else fails, I can e-mail it to you.

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Re: pinkskin[message #136211] Tue, 17 April 2007 14:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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JA2PAL10.exe (559.996 Bytes)?

When I run it where the JA2PAL.DAT is, Windoze (XP) blahs about "invalid application". What's up? Do I also need install some other system files or doesn't it work on WinXP anymore?
Re: pinkskin[message #136218] Tue, 17 April 2007 16:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
shed23

 
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Sorry. I cannot help any further. I have never had cause to use this (yet).
There may be another similar utility out there.
Hopefully, Scorpion will be able to add more to this topic.
Re: pinkskin[message #136230] Tue, 17 April 2007 20:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I installed the palette editor in the main directory of one of my Ja2 installs and it worked fine.

I wonder, did you install it in it's own location like on your desktop or did you place it in with a Ja2 install?


I'm just guessing but a lot of the programs need Ja2 .dlls or other files to run correctly. This may be one of them. I think Toxic has a readme or something that explains this or perhaps you could try Lords of the Bytes if it still exists.
Re: pinkskin[message #136231] Tue, 17 April 2007 20:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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There is no installation routine, just this exe which seems to be corrupt. No readme.
Lords-of-the-Bytes site is more or less down. I've already rummaged the net for Toxic's editor but can't find it somewhere.

Here's another file-host which should work if someone would be so kind to upload his working version (rar-ed or zipped):

http://www.megaupload.com

Maybe it doesn't work on my machine but others can also download and work with it then. Most importantly would be to make it available again on running sites with JA2 stuff, like khelle.de.
Re: pinkskin[message #136234] Tue, 17 April 2007 21:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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Did you put it in your JA2 root directory like Khor said? And run it from there? Should be 2 files extracted, a .dat file and the .exe, put both in your root directory and run it.


Re: pinkskin[message #136235] Tue, 17 April 2007 21:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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drop a line to nitrat, the host of khelle.de

gimme some time, i'll try to upload the file that i use (you won't get my settings. just the exe without the changed .dat file)as a zip archive

unpack to your custom binarydata folder

http://www.freewebs.com/ja2vengeance/JA2PAL%5FEditor.zip

i use win xp so that shoulnd't be the problem
Re: pinkskin[message #136239] Tue, 17 April 2007 21:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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Wohoo, this version works fine!

Thank you so much! Very Happy


P.S.: Dropped a line to Khelle.de/Nitrat with this download link.
Re: pinkskin[message #136344] Wed, 18 April 2007 23:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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Original Colors:
http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/6579/ja2originalcolorswe2.jpg

Changes to blondhead, blackskin, and pinkskin:
http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/5494/ja2modcolorsap4.jpg

Hadn't noticed that original-blackskin looks so dark purple. The new blondhead looks in the game better without the pixel-zoom. Eh, and sorry for the mess on the pictures. :whistle:
Re: pinkskin[message #136346] Thu, 19 April 2007 00:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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Cool. Smile Nice job. Did you use that gutpile as your color palette? Wink


Re: pinkskin[message #136348] Thu, 19 April 2007 00:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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Yeah, it was my inspiration: "Most colorful!"
Re: pinkskin[message #136352] Thu, 19 April 2007 01:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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If you can, why don't you zip up your changes and send them to lalien or Roman. If they work ok maybe they will add them into the official game. That is if it dosen't upset the other modders changes already.


Re: pinkskin[message #136373] Thu, 19 April 2007 13:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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Download from this file-host should work:

http://www.rarhost.com/download-5bwxl0.html

Enjoy!

P.S.: I'm currently testing other free & no-sign-up file-hosts for the future. I'm going to post alternative links of good hosts for my ColorMod here:

http://www.divshare.com/download/431738-703 (cookies needed, no code check)
http://www.keepmyfile.com/download/b2fcef1551998 (60MB limit, no code check)
http://www.rogepost.com/n/4470158326 (1GB, fast, no code check)
http://ez-files.net/download.php?file=b2fcef1d6cfbe50dcb8aeb42c172401a (100MB, no code)

That's enough. I like http://www.rogepost.com most so far.
Re: pinkskin[message #136377] Thu, 19 April 2007 14:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@Tiger

Excellent work will be of use me oneself for sure. Wink
Re: pinkskin[message #136381] Thu, 19 April 2007 15:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Will Gates

 
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Very nice. I changed just about everything but skin & hair in my palette. I was nervous off screwing up. Could you post the values you used? They're really good skin tones.

:evilkitty:


Re: pinkskin[message #136386] Thu, 19 April 2007 17:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tiger

 
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Thanks!
Yup, I've also screwed a lot with the colors until I finally got pinkskin the way it as moment. It's difficult to make a color gradient look nice from light to dark if the figures themselves only support so few colors.
You just don't have to look so close like on the pictures above then anything looks fine in the game.

There're too many values to write down but just use the tool and my file to look them up if you're interested.

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Re: pinkskin[message #136388] Thu, 19 April 2007 17:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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the most difficult thing to do is multicolored shirts or pants. it can be done, but it always looked awful when i did it Wink
Re: pinkskin[message #155424] Sat, 01 September 2007 18:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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Tiger did a very nice job on these. So I bumped this back up and stickied it, so others can download and use them. Smile


Re: pinkskin[message #155428] Sat, 01 September 2007 18:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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I took liberty of uploading it to my esnips. Get Tiger's Pinkskin mod here.
http://www.esnips.com/doc/d9694d32-5630-4517-a462-c521876058d8/JA2-ColorMod


Re: pinkskin[message #155430] Sat, 01 September 2007 19:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Majek

 
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Hehe Scully still looks terrible. Very Happy He mucho better as a normal guy xD i'm talking about size not colors before someone comes and starts spitting .
Re: pinkskin[message #155431] Sat, 01 September 2007 19:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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Yeah, I always thought too his body should have been the normal body and not the large muscle body.


Re: pinkskin[message #160225] Wed, 03 October 2007 12:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kaerar

 
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Is this integrated into 1.13?


Re: pinkskin[message #160240] Wed, 03 October 2007 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Majek

 
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Nope. Manual change required. Which reminds me that i frogot to do it.
Re: pinkskin[message #163271] Thu, 01 November 2007 00:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hectate
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This is very cool. Hopefully in the future there will be UNIFORM/HELMET/BACKPACK/GUN skins replacement as well.
Re: pinkskin[message #163275] Thu, 01 November 2007 01:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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This is very cool. Hopefully in the future there will be UNIFORM/HELMET/BACKPACK/GUN skins replacement as well.


Check out the Renegade Republic mod and you will see a few already. Smile


Re: pinkskin[message #163276] Thu, 01 November 2007 01:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hectate
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Awesome, malboro. I'm actually downloading that mod as we speak.

Now that we're in the neighborhood of talking cosmetic-mods. Is it possible to eliminate the WHITE-BALL BULLET coming out of yer guns? Even replacing them with something, i dunno, realistic. Like a small dash like bullet, like this: - ?

I'll do it for the sake of realism, this bullet had always nagged me.
Re: pinkskin[message #163278] Thu, 01 November 2007 02:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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I am sure it could be done. I do believe it is in the animations section. I am unfortunatly not to familiar yet in doing animation stuff. I don't know if Scorpion has messed around with that yet. But I am sure it could be done, not sure what would be best though. Smile


Re: pinkskin[message #163279] Thu, 01 November 2007 02:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hectate
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Ah, great. Hope there's a workaround on that musketball.

Just dabbling on Renegade. I like what I see, wow, definitely interested on the final product! Right now I'm focused on 1.13. So is there a way to take the animations and starting items of Mercs into 1.13?

Just copy and paste the ani folder from renegade folder into a different folder where my 1.13 resides, right?
Re: pinkskin[message #163280] Thu, 01 November 2007 02:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marlboro Man

 
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I am sure it will be more a pain to do than it's worth, for the bullett. I am not even 100% sure how you would go about it. Yet.


As for using Scorpions animations, not a clue. That may work as you suggested. I don't see why it wouldn't. But...you may want to ask Scorpion 1st.


Re: pinkskin[message #163304] Thu, 01 November 2007 10:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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ja2 renegade republic is 1.13 as well. So the content is interchangeable if interchanged correctly

animations is easy, you copy-paste the anims/M_merc folder over to 1.13 (data-1.13/anims folder) if you want to play 1.13 with RR animations. However, in vanilla 1.13 you'll get this animations for guys like Scully or others that might not make much sense with that bodytype.

starting Items from RR. Carrying those to 1.13 is, on the other hand, more complicated. In fact, this can hardly be done without glitches, unless you copy almost anything from RR. It's much easier to just play RR from its folder rather than additionally cut-pasting contents to the 1.13 folder.

this is apart from animations, where it really isn't a problem.

the bullet animation, is, as far as i know, coded and not an animation. it's a pixel moving on a vector or such from shooting character to shot-at-character.
being able to make cosmetic changes there would be interesting, especially for laser-rifle Sci-fi mods and such.

this is as opposed to the rocket rifle vapour trail, that would be an external animation
Re: pinkskin[message #163352] Thu, 01 November 2007 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hectate
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That would be beyond badass if there's a way to change the bullet-pixel animation, especially replacing it with proper tracers and -- lasers, etc. Awesome.

Regarding the starting items, I'm getting odd artificats/bugs. But overall it seemed to have worked out fine, copying Binary stuff from Renegade mod into 1.13.

THanks for the answers Malboro and Scorpion.
Re: pinkskin[message #163357] Thu, 01 November 2007 22:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kaerar

 
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I have a laser anim already to be implented but no way to do it. Just wondering if any of the coders know how to change a single little white pixel Wink


Re: pinkskin[message #177296] Tue, 04 March 2008 13:49 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Grasyl

 
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I think it woud be great to add some total new colours.
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