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Maxstate
08-15-2005, 05:10 AM
OK, im back so lets get started :D.

First i wanted to say that my time away has given me a fresh new look on the subject meaning im gonna do things a bit differently. My problem was that i was not only altering the color of the blade but also the blades size and shape which wasnt my plan. Ill be starting over on purple and red and you have my word they are gonna be great :)

Now, tasks:
-Blue = done
-Green = done
-Red = done
-Purple = done
-Yellow = done
-Silver = NTD
-Veridian = NTD
-Cyan = NTD


Now i have to go to work but ill be in touch, expect new screenshots this time tonight :)

Jeff
08-15-2005, 06:40 PM
Sounds great, your blue and green saber colors looked awesome. Hopefully these will be just as good :)

Maxstate
08-16-2005, 06:19 AM
Thanks :D

I thought i wwas gonna post new stuff yesterday but i just didnt have time, ill start right now.

Maxstate
08-16-2005, 06:53 AM
Well red is done, im not totally satisfied but if i start doing a lot of details i ruin it. So here we go:

Old: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/K2_00090.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/K2_00073.jpg
New: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/K2_00089.jpg
:( it looks awful


EDIT!: Purple is done :D:

Old: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/purp_old.jpg

New: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/purp_new1.jpg

Close up-detail: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/purp_new2.jpg





Much thanks goes to Chainz.2da for teaching me about Alphas.
Im gonna start on Purple right away.

What do you guys think?

JedI_XtRmIsT
08-16-2005, 09:03 PM
1st purple looks much improved
2nd your "mod" of the red looks almost identical to the original but keep at it saber blade colors are a pain to get rite on the first try

Maxstate
08-17-2005, 04:04 AM
Yeah im aware of this, but as you can see its only the blade that looks identical.
Im not going to do anything with it, the colors are gonna be in a pack > dont like the color? dont use it.

ChAiNz.2da
08-17-2005, 07:32 AM
Much thanks goes to Chainz.2da for teaching me about Alphas.
Im gonna start on Purple right away.

What do you guys think?
Looks great man! :thumbsup:

Glad I could be of help... however, where's those Green saber screenies?!? :D

me likey green sabers! me likey green sabers!.. hehehe

and the idea about releasing a Color Pack is a good idea. Having a choice is always a good option to include. Please the masses and you don't have to worry much of insurrection... ;) :lol:

Maxstate
08-17-2005, 07:34 AM
I wanted to start on green today but im having this stupid headache, i cant concentrate on anything :(. I took an aspirine and im gonna take a little nap, as soon as its over im startin on green and thanks for the inspiration!

Maxstate
08-17-2005, 08:07 AM
Scrap the headache remarks!
I couldnt stand seeing the collection not having a green saber yet, so in all my pain i made one :ears1:

I dont know if this is the final product but as i said when i begin working details i **** up plainly said, so here:

Old green: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/K2_00100.jpg
New green: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/K2_00097.jpg


At least i made the core a personal entity now, you couldnt divide it from the glow. I made that more realistic. Remarks are welcomed for the next half hour and then im going off to sleep :)


Edit: Look towards the emitter, you can see the change the best there.
Im getting a feeling that these changes may be too subtle ... Anyone have some sort of temporary file upload site so i can put these ones up for people to try? Jpeg screenies cant show you how they look ingame as good as the real thing!

Maxstate
08-17-2005, 01:15 PM
So uhm, what next? Silver may be too unpopular...

ChAiNz.2da
08-17-2005, 01:20 PM
Blue, Red, Green, Violet, Yellow, Orange, Cyan, Veridian & Silver :D hehehe...

make'm all ;)

Maxstate
08-17-2005, 01:22 PM
Yellow, Orange, Cyan, Veridian & Silver :blast5: Grrrrrr!...

You forgot these dumb ass!

Oh yeah! Ill get right on it!

Lorden Darkblade
08-17-2005, 01:34 PM
Very nice dude ;)
Keep it up the great work with those Saber Blades :thumbsup:

ChAiNz.2da
08-17-2005, 01:56 PM
Oh yeah! Ill get right on it!
:lol: :lol:

nice little "edit" ya did there in the quote, though 'arse' would've been more accurate ... ;)

now get to work! ya' mule! (j/k) :whip1: hehehe...

Maxstate
08-21-2005, 04:17 PM
Sorry for being inactive the last few days, ive had a lot on my mind/to do.
I had a question: Someone told me how all the lsabre files were called but i deleted the PM/forgot... so can someone list them please?

ChAiNz.2da
08-21-2005, 04:40 PM
Sorry for being inactive the last few days, ive had a lot on my mind/to do.
I had a question: Someone told me how all the lsabre files were called but i deleted the PM/forgot... so can someone list them please?

w_lsabreblue01.tga - Blue
w_lsabreDgrn01.tga - Veridian
w_lsabregold01.tga - Orange
w_lsabregren01.tga - Green
w_lsabrepurp01.tga - Violet
w_lsabrered01.tga - Red
w_lsabreSilv01.tga - Silver
w_lsabreturq01.tga - Cyan
w_lsabreyelo01.tga - Yellow

With KotOR Tool, you should be able to extract them from here:

Kotor II > ERFs > TexturePacks > swpc_tex_tpa.erf > W

Don't forget the .txi files though if you make it a custom color. Just open notepad and copy this into it:

blending additive
decal 1

Save in ANSI format (use the "Save As.." option) and name the .txi file the same name as your color...using the .txi extension rather than .tga..

ie -

w_lsabrered01.tga
w_lsabrered01.txi

:D

Maxstate
08-21-2005, 04:45 PM
Thanks Chainz,

Do i really need the txi files because the colors work without them :)
And till now i havent been forced to extract anything because of my super secret copying method :jester1: hehe.


Edit: damn my ruined spelling, im too tired

TheOssusKeeper
08-21-2005, 04:49 PM
it would be nice to see a real bronze colored saber... :D
however, getting the actual bronze look might be pretty tough...

Maxstate
08-21-2005, 04:51 PM
Bronze?

You mean the brown/yellowish/reddish stuff? Well i could add it as i already was planning some extras in the pack. Would you like a darker or lighter bronze?

ChAiNz.2da
08-21-2005, 04:52 PM
Do i really need the txi files because the colors work without them :)
Only if you plan on it being a custom color, and you've named it differently than the standard game's name ;)

Just remember, if you save your color files using the game's names.. it will overwrite ALL of the saber's colors in-game. So unless that's what you intend to do (and there's nothing wrong with it)... just keep it in mind. Be sure to "warn" folks as well if this is what your mod will wind up doing :)

** note - if you do wind up making it a unique custom color, you'll need to make appropriate short, regular and double-sabers to accomodate them (preferably with entries in the upcrystals.2da as well)...

TheOssusKeeper
08-21-2005, 04:58 PM
well maybe a medium bronze, something differ. then the orange or red, maybe a little more brownish, cause the bronze crystal that is Not used in the game refers to the orange blade color... if you could make an actual bronze and link it to the proper crystal (#10 Bronze, i think) that would be cool...

Maxstate
08-21-2005, 05:01 PM
Hmm...

I have absolutley no experience what so ever with kotor tool, i was thinking about just making the bronze a seperate orange. Then ill have 2 files overwriting the orange one and you can put one in at a time.
Ill make the color and further modification by individuals will be allowed so,
yeah.

IDK, maybe ill even end up learning ^

TheOssusKeeper
08-22-2005, 12:07 AM
Here is my version of the Bronze Colored Saber, if anyone wants it, PM me your email and I'll email it to you... it looks a bit dark (dark brownish) but when in game it looks much better...

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4527/bronzesaber17fp.jpg

http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/4121/bronzesaber25xa.jpg

it's just the w_lsabrebrnz01.tga file... i don't have it linked to anything yet...

Maxstate
08-22-2005, 07:01 AM
OK Yellow is finished!

I thought it looked too much like orange so here it is:

Old: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/Yelo.jpg
New: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/newyelo4.jpg
New: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/Newyelo3.jpg
New: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/Newyelo2.jpg


Edit: Yellow is done, ive done my best. Comments are welcome :)


Update:

Ive made some subtle changes to green that really come out when you play and walk. The screenshots im gonna post may look the same as the original but they are not, take my word for it ^_^.

New: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/Newgreen1.jpg
In action: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/newgreeninaction.jpg

Game original:http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/K2_00100.jpg
Old/new one: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/Maxstate/K2_00097.jpg

TheOssusKeeper
08-22-2005, 06:24 PM
they both look pretty good... :thumbsup:

Maxstate
08-23-2005, 02:45 AM
I wish i could release it already for all of you to see, these screenshots mostly ruin the detail i put in to it. It shows the blades from one angle while actually playing the game with these colors is a different thing. It looks so much more movie like.

I tried to make them have a bit more depth, tried to divide the core from glow and tried to make the color more movie like as i already said.

While im not done yet, the end is nigh and im happy as hell ^_^
Later this afternoon ill start playing around and see what i can do with the last remaining colors. Ill surely be double checking the other colors and making sure they arent "too original".