View Full Version : Where are my textures?

Darth Draugmahl
04-23-2002, 08:59 PM
I've created a few textures for use with a map. The game editor finds the folder for the on it's own, I put them in the map, and instead I get a grey and white grid. Sup widat? The files are saved as jpg's with standard level of compression at 72 pixels per inch with pixel depth/color of 24/16million. I'm at a loss.

Darth Draugmahl
04-24-2002, 02:31 PM
Ok, what I find I am getting when I create new textures and try to load them is an error that has something to do with a shader and says that there is a lightmap but no lightmap stage.

Any idea what it is I'm doing wrong? Every other game I've ever edited for I just dropped the textures in and they were fine.

04-24-2002, 02:33 PM
If I understand JK2 right you'll have to make a shader for the texture with the shader editor... try creating a new shaderfile and then adding your texture...

EDIT: Just thought of another thing: Try saving your textures as Targas and import them again...

Darth Draugmahl
04-24-2002, 06:41 PM
I'm not having any luck with that either. Correct me if I'm wrong (since I very well could be as a q3engine n00b) but isn't a regular texture should not need a shader right? Aren't they seperate things? My understanding of a shader (again correct me if I'm wrong) is that they more or less replace surface tags from q2radient like water, glass, fog etc as well as adding truebright information and animation? (among other scripted things)

04-24-2002, 07:23 PM
do this. put all your textures in a pak (.pk3) file. that solves it for me.


Darth Draugmahl
04-24-2002, 07:43 PM
Thanks, I'll try it when I get home.

Cmdr. Antilles
04-24-2002, 08:21 PM
Actually, I had that exact same problem with some custom textures of mine. It turned out that the problem was caused by the image's dimensions not being in powers of 2.

JK2 will only load textures who's dimensions are (in pixels): 32, 64, 128, 256, etc. They don't have to be square, but the measurements of each side have to be one of those. (or any other power of 2)

I figured that out, and Mike Gummelt confirmed it. He should be adding it to an FAQ soon. ;)

Darth Draugmahl
04-25-2002, 03:08 AM
All the textures I've made so far are 256x256...I wish that was the problem. Trying the pk3 thing now

Darth Draugmahl
04-25-2002, 03:11 AM
I'll pretend I understand why a pk3 with the files in it work and the files in the correct pathname in a folder do not but.....it does so if anyone else ever has this problem, let this thread stand! lol Thanks Tems and everyone else who gave input

04-25-2002, 03:53 AM
There is another way, you can create a folder in the Gamdata\base folder called texture or textures,then a new folder in that and place the textures in that and you'll be able to select them from the textures list in JKRadiant.