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[faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323031] Sun, 21 July 2013 18:43 Go to next message
iklop

 
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:cheerleader: Mausi proudly presents "Ron's Faces mod" revival :cheerleader:


In 2006 Ron created a Faces mod to replace most of the good ol' mercs and IMPs we already knew so well. Exchanging many mercs, the game got some new and different flair.
Marlboro Man later rearranged several pictures, to make them fit better to the mercs.
I merely finished what they started with adding some missing IMP pictures, changing/rearranging some mercs and updating the "prof.dat" - nowadays called MercProfiles.xml.
Please note that characters from different Jagged Alliance games (like Gaston or Kelly) which were added to JA2v113 still have their original faces from these games Smile



Installation

1) Jagged Alliance 2
2) Jagged Alliance v1.13, revision 6023 or newer
3) if wanted, an items mod (see next chapter "FAQ")
4) Ron's Faces mod

Download link: download from Mediafire

Make backup copies of the folders "Faces" and "IMPfaces", as well as a copy of the files "MercProfiles.xml IMPPortraits.xml RPCFacesSmall.xml" from Tabledata.
All can be found in ~Jagged Alliance 2 root folder\Data-1.13\

Unzip "Faces" and "IMPfaces" to ~Jagged Alliance 2 root folder\Data-1.13\
Unzip the *xml files to ~Jagged Alliance 2 root folder\Data-1.13\Tabledata

If you are using an items mod, it is adviced to overwrite the explained folders and *xml files in ~Jagged Alliance 2 root folder\Data-MODNAME and Data-MODNAME\Tabledata



FAQ

JA2 compatibility

Any JA2 v1.13 revision from 6023 and newer should be compatible.
If some mercs are missing in A.I.M. they might be found in M.E.R.C. or are really not ingame.
Ron's Faces mod will run properly.


Mod compatibility

Any plain items mod should be compatible, as long as it
- is build around JA2 v1.13 revision 6023 or newer
- changes only items and leave RPCs untouched (for example Miguel, Joey)
If the items mod changes RPCs, there is a possibility that you get grafical glitches when talking to someone.

Item kits from mercs are stored in MercStartingGear.xml, not in MercProfiles.xml, so don't worry that you get "wrong" kit selections.

For example "Arulco Folding Stock" and "Instruments of Violence" should be fully compatible, as they change no characters.


Camouflage faces

Adviced to turn off in the JA2options.ini (ctrl+f camo - first search result should take you there).
The faces used were made a long time ago. You may activate camo faces, but most likely won't see any effect.


Face items

Adviced to use the ingame setting "face icons" instead (found in Options, page 2).
Similar to camo faces above, you may use the setting "face items", but most likely won't see any effect.


Ira/Miguel/RPCs

There is still the issue of glitchy quest talk (for example when you meet with the Rebels at game start, the large portraits). I don't know yet where the problem is.
Hopefully fixed in a future release.


Gregory "Spooky" Block

A character from M.E.R.C., has no item kits in older v1.13 revisions.




Credits
Ron: creator of many of the pictures used
Starchris: created several more
Marlboro Man: rearranged faces to better fit all mercs, edited Prof.dat for compatibility
Kazuya: IMP 218 (original by Navetsea), Grunty, Biff and Vince
KindlyOne: IMP 209, IMP 215 and Flo
Hachiryoku: IMP 213 (original by Navetsea) and IMP 219
Calu: IMP 201
Karbo: IMP 200
Peter_Popel: IMP 214
Sinclair: IMP 212 (large portrait)
anv: created several missing 33+65 face files
Mausi: changed and rearranged portraits, edited MercProfiles.xml for compatibility

Please add corrections where i'm wrong.

[Updated on: Wed, 24 July 2013 21:29] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323035] Sun, 21 July 2013 20:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Parkan

 
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I know that Ron's faces mod had only big and medium *sti files.Do you plan also add small faces *sti to this?If yes,it will be very cool.=)

If using mercprofiles on unstable build,we can lost new added mercs from DG.Or it will be compatible with unstable builds and mods?

[Updated on: Sun, 21 July 2013 20:06] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323047] Mon, 22 July 2013 00:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iklop

 
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Parkan
I know that Ron's faces mod had only big and medium *sti files.Do you plan also add small faces *sti to this?If yes,it will be very cool.=)


Yes, i will add small *sti Smile
Maybe not for all characters, but surely to all recruitables, maybe also some civilians and terrorists. So that players can rearrange the faces to their liking Smile

I just a bit hard to find enough files (that i like Embarrassed ) for all characters. We'll see, i guess until next weekend there will be several updates coming.


Parkan
If using mercprofiles on unstable build,we can lost new added mercs from DG.Or it will be compatible with unstable builds and mods?

DG mercs are fully compatible Smile

If i understand correctly: DG mercs are included in the *exe = unstable build itself. At least i couldn't find their *sti files in the faces folder, but they are still in game.

I used unstable 6221 to create the Faces mod and have mercs from WF, UB and DG ingame (maybe other JA2 games, i'm not sure which mercs were added from what game :whoknows: ).

And as i said: only "vanilla" JA2 characters and IMPs were changed. So you have Henning, Stogie, Spam and others as they looked in their games Smile




[edit]
I was just about to make a zip file for upload when i realized that i made several faults with eye+mouth coordinates :uhh:
I will correct and upload the mod tomorrow :crossed:

[Updated on: Mon, 22 July 2013 00:21] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323066] Mon, 22 July 2013 17:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iklop

 
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*ran around totally confused Embarrassed *

[Updated on: Mon, 22 July 2013 21:27] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323070] Mon, 22 July 2013 21:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iklop

 
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:cheerleader: public alpha release, download from mediafire :cheerleader:


Last minute notes:

- i wasn't able to correctly set ravens eye+mouth coordinates to Wulfy301 picture, so i switched back to the version from Ron. Can't complain though Smile

- updated "Install" and "Compatibility" topics (the latter renamed to FAQ) in the starting post, please read again



To do list:
- add readme.txt to *zip
- add more small size *sti
- check quest talk pictures (eye+mouth coordinates)

=> expect an update to this mod around friday :wave:

[Updated on: Mon, 22 July 2013 21:34] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323071] Mon, 22 July 2013 22:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thor

 
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Nice initiative! I also started on creating the small STIs once.. Even made some adjustments like giving Blade a full set of teeth and stuff like that... Must be about 5 years ago! I'll check if I can still find something of that...

[Updated on: Mon, 22 July 2013 22:11] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323074] Mon, 22 July 2013 22:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thor

 
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Can't find Blade with teeth (I had a crash once), but I found the Hulk without the black in his beard and some other mercs... I also have most 33 faces and 66 faces, I think. If you're interested I'll post them here. Can't remember if I shrunk them or somebody else...

[Updated on: Mon, 22 July 2013 22:49] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323076] Mon, 22 July 2013 22:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iklop

 
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It would be glorious if you send the files, thank you :cheerleader:
Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323077] Mon, 22 July 2013 23:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thor

 
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Okay... I just noticed you had the smaller faces, but I'll send them anyway... Wink
Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323078] Mon, 22 July 2013 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iklop

 
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Well, many of the small icons are missing, so every help is greatly appreciated Smile


edit
Update to install guide, thanks to Gambigobilla Smile

[Updated on: Mon, 22 July 2013 23:17] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323083] Mon, 22 July 2013 23:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thor

 
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All of Ron's faces that I have, including most of my own STIs:

http://www.mediafire.com/?7oss98bv1ulrb07

and

My own... Here you can also find the other version of the Hulk, Kyla Cole (209), Sparrow as an IMP, etc.

http://www.mediafire.com/?0i1e38b2v2nehl5

[Updated on: Mon, 22 July 2013 23:37] by Moderator

Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323119] Tue, 23 July 2013 17:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iklop

 
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Thanks a lot Smile
Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #323169] Wed, 24 July 2013 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
iklop

 
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:cheerleader: Public Beta Release, download from Mediafire :cheerleader:


Changes:

- more small *sti files, thanks to anv :wave:
all recruitable characters should have small pictures now

- switched IMP 216 and Stephen, should have been in the alpha release already

- minor corrections to eye and mouth coordinates

- 2 more *xml files included to make all changes workable, they're also for the folder "Tabledata"



Unchanged:
Confusingly, the quest talk pictures (for example Ira piping about Drassen Airport) couldn't be fixed. I don't know why they won't work properly, all coordinates are set correctly and the files have the right size *conspiracy*
Re: [faces-mod] Ron's Faces mod revival[message #343875 is a reply to message #323031] Wed, 27 January 2016 22:36 Go to previous message
InfinityV
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I updated this to make it compatible with the latest version of 1.13 as well as Arulco Vacations. If anyone is interested send me a PM happy
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