View Full Version : Texture, picture, image editing

03-15-2004, 10:30 PM
Being fairly new to modding textures (due to the fact I've done most of my stuff on scripts and 2das) how would I extract an image from kotor. ex. say I wanted to make the purple lightsaber a deeper red or make master vandar be yellow???


03-15-2004, 10:46 PM
ok first thing, find the texture you want to modify

second make sure you have the tpc2tga program in your kotor tools folder

from the read me : * You can specify whether or not you want to automatically convert extracted .tpc files to TGA format
from the Tools | Options... menu. This is only used with the external tpc2tga program.

now just double click on the file you want and it brings up a picture of the texture and a couple of buttons , hit write to save the file as a tga to where ever you want

i use a seperate textures folder so i can keep an eye on what ones i have extracted and looked at and dont have to worry to much about going through all the files in my override folder

then just use what ever program you want to modify it , save it as the same name , place in over ride and load up your game and it should be changed

for skins though i thin you have to not have gone to the area in question that the person is , ie change the skin around for vander before you head to dantooine , not sure though but hey trial and error

03-15-2004, 10:50 PM
I understand but... how and where do i find the texture in the first place??


03-15-2004, 11:07 PM
well if you are using the kotor tool, the files are under ERF's, then texture packs. search around them and you will figure out whats under what letter. and example would be under swpc_tex_gui and I, you will find most or all(?) icons.

03-15-2004, 11:15 PM
load up kotor tool and click ont he + next to the ERFs

youll see several swpc_tex_tpX 's

the gui one if for the items in your gui and other things , basically youll want to look at tex packs a b and c

i just use a as its a bigger version of the files and seems to work fine when using the files from in there

click the + again and get a alphabetical list of +'s ie



now just go through and find the tex you want , for instance Vander is under

N as N_Yoda01.tpc

heads for the player characters are under P in this format


where 1 = f or m , female or male
2 = a b c asian, black , white
X number of the head

the purple lightsaber colour is under W named w_lsabrepurp01.tga