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memphis187
12-27-2004, 05:33 PM
Ive been wanting to play as a black female PC, but one without the stereotypical facial features. Ive asked a few friends of mine this same question, and they said "Ohhhh, thats easy" but couldn't tell me how or why that it is easy.

But my question really is...Should somebody whos never modding anything before try to do it himself or are there experienced modders out there who could do this in a matter of seconds?

Xavier2
12-27-2004, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by memphis187
Ive been wanting to play as a black female PC, but one without the stereotypical facial features. Ive asked a few friends of mine this same question, and they said "Ohhhh, thats easy" but couldn't tell me how or why that it is easy.

But my question really is...Should somebody whos never modding anything before try to do it himself or are there experienced modders out there who could do this in a matter of seconds?
It depends on what you want to do. I will assume you don't know how to mod yet to explain it to you.

Heads and bodies in Kotor are build with 3 types of files, the .mdl and .mdx, that stands for the 3D model and the .tpc that stands for the image that will be used as a skin applied over the 3D model.

Now if you want to change the head model, and make, say, lips thiner or hair bigger, i have bad news for you. We haven't figured a way to do it yet. Take a look in my posts in this thread:
http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=134510

On the other hand it is possible to edit the image that the model uses for a skin. All you will need to do is to choose a head you want to replace, extract it with Kotor Tool, paint any changes you want, save as a .tga file and put in your Override, just like i did with this Darth Maul face bellow:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v378/Xavier2x/Darth_Maul_face2.jpg

So, it is really not a big deal on a modding point of view. The only hard part if any is how proficient one person is with painting programs.

There are several tutorials in the "Want to start modding" stickie that you will find very usefull to do what you want.

If you still have any specific questions after trying them out i would be glad to help you more.

Good luck.:)

memphis187
12-27-2004, 09:45 PM
Great! Thank you, that's all i needed to know. You've made the tutorials easier to understand for me and yes all im wanting to do is replace a texture on a already existing model. When I get home ill get to it.

P.S. Great Darth Maul model

PoM
12-27-2004, 11:27 PM
;) It's just a reskin with a horn mask, but it looks cool!

Colma Adawin
12-28-2004, 12:21 AM
Originally posted by Piece of metal
It's just a reskin with a horn mask

<GASPS>

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

MattCole
:rolleyes:

Dagen
12-31-2004, 06:42 AM
Could something like this be what you're looking for? (It's a little dark, but you get the idea)

http://www.markii.org/Untitled-1.jpg

memphis187
12-31-2004, 07:42 PM
Yea, that looks good Dagen. I just need to make her eyes brown and change her lip color and darken her hair a little to resemble one of the default black models (the better looking of the 3) .