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JDKnite188
09-14-2003, 07:52 PM
I was pondering about the skins for Multiplayer of JA. Something came to mind . . . What if a player had a skin that was completely transparent? For example, the player skin would have just the glass texture. Other players wouldn't be able to see this "glass player" unless using Force Seeing. With no weapon in carrying position and movement in a crouching manner, a person could be undetected without worrying.

Concerning pointing at a person and seeing their name above the player model, I think using the " character equals a blank in Q3 name text. If the "glass player" was named ", they couldn't be identified when pointed at.

Has anyone ever tried this? Could it be a really big scam if people started using a "glass" skin? Remember, glass is one of the default textures provided with the game.

anonymous4
09-14-2003, 07:57 PM
it only works if other ppl download your glass skin.

Master William
09-14-2003, 07:59 PM
Yep, so don't worry. Unless... Hmm... Well, it does attract alot of downloads for what I know

TK-8252
09-14-2003, 09:09 PM
People would see a floating weapon and a shadow if they're turned on. The weapon would give you away. (unless there is an invisible weapon mod :p)

Iblis Reborn
09-14-2003, 09:32 PM
thats been around in many games
but like one guy said youd need to have the skin too
so if for some reason you had it and were having a problem with it then you delete it and your problem is gone
thats one good thing about no auto downloads in JK2/3?

SparedLife
09-14-2003, 10:33 PM
The "camo" skin would actually be a disadvantage for you because whoever was using that model would be wearing the camo from your point of view only. This is great if you need a challenge. On the other hand if your fishing for some kind of advantage you might try making neon glow skins, again anyone using the model associated with that skin would be visible to you. Personally I just like trying various fabric textures and don't really care if anyone can see them besides me.
Has anyone tried the JK3 models on JK2 yet. Not the multi-selectable ones ( Jedi-this and that) but the regular models like the Jawa one. I sure like to know how my skins turned out in game.

Kurgan
09-14-2003, 10:35 PM
What if a player had a skin that was completely transparent? For example, the player skin would have just the glass texture. Other players wouldn't be able to see this "glass player" unless using Force Seeing. With no weapon in carrying position and movement in a crouching manner, a person could be undetected without worrying.

You would think so wouldn't you? Of course players can't just use any texture for skins, they have to use one of the selectable textures for the customizable Jedi or else a skin already in the game (and there are no invisible skins). The only problem would be if he used the semi-transparent skin used for the weapons HUD, but Raven already has you beat... this bug existed in 1.02 of JK2, but was fixed in the patch.

So no, not unless you design a mod that gives you this cheat and people download and run it on your non-pure server.



Concerning pointing at a person and seeing their name above the player model, I think using the " character equals a blank in Q3 name text. If the "glass player" was named ", they couldn't be identified when pointed at.

You'd think so wouldn't you? But then they'd register as a "blank" in the player list too, and they'd be found out. The admin could still kick them out.

In a FFA this would seem to be an advantage, but in a team game it would work against his own teammates.


Has anyone ever tried this? Could it be a really big scam if people started using a "glass" skin? Remember, glass is one of the default textures provided with the game.

Oh boy, "has anyone ever tried this" heh. You're not fooling anyone.

Seriously, if a cheat like this exists, it will be patched, because I doubt Raven would want to encourage something like this.


Try this right now man.. if you think you can use a "glass skin" for your player, do it. If it works in the demo, it will surely work in the full version...

TiBo
09-14-2003, 10:46 PM
I remember for jk2 there was a skin that made the shadowtrooper turn almost invisible, but still had the "shimmer" that was in jk2 single player. It was pretty cool, but i dont think that it was really that popular.

Kidso
09-14-2003, 10:47 PM
Umm ok you know mind trick works even better! :)

Prime
09-14-2003, 11:05 PM
Originally posted by Kidso
Umm ok you know mind trick works even better! :) Exactly. Going through the effort to make something like that would be pointless...