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Old 04-08-2002, 01:49 PM   #1
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Do I have this right?

Okay, I am totally new to skinning, let me say that up front.

I want to make a set of skins for my clan. We have a dedicated server.

As I understand it, if we have the skins on our server, then everyone who plays on that server will be able to see them. Is this correct?

Another thing, I haven't seen any info on how to make team skins. How does it differ from making standard skins?

Thanks
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Old 04-08-2002, 01:51 PM   #2
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Good Clan? Got a homepage so I can check it out? Im interested in joining clan.


maxedpayne@hotmail.com for any info you wanna give me.
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:00 PM   #3
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Only people that have downloaded the skin from the net will see it, skins don't download from game servers, only maps and mods.

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Old 04-08-2002, 02:03 PM   #4
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Huh?

Well, if that's the case then I'm confused. If everyone on the server has to have indepentently downloaded and installed the skin (which is very unlikely) in order for it to be seen, what's the point in skinning?
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:08 PM   #5
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You are right, not much, but...if they do have it they do get to see it. That is the case however.

You and your clan will see them.

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Old 04-08-2002, 02:11 PM   #6
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But don't Quake and UT have auto-download options?

Doesn't JO?
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:14 PM   #7
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Yes, they do, but as I said, this is only for autodownloading MP mods and user made maps. Not skins.

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Old 04-08-2002, 02:15 PM   #8
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Well that just bites.
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:18 PM   #9
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placing the skins in a PK3 file, and making the server a pure server doesn't solve this prob?
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:18 PM   #10
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It does for those making skins, but think about it. If everytime you hit a server, you had to download new skins, you wouldn't be hitting to many unfamiliar servers. New skins are not required for game play. If I hit a server that had 8 people on it, and everyone had a custom skin, and I had a 56K (god forbid!) it might take hours to get connected.

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Old 04-08-2002, 02:21 PM   #11
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But I'm not talking about a public server. The only people on our server are generally our clan members, and those who challenge us. It's mainly just for clan practice, so each person would only download once.
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:22 PM   #12
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as for the answer to whats the point of skinning


I skin for me and friends I couldn't care less if anyone can see them or not. If they DL them great, but if they don't who cares
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Old 04-08-2002, 02:26 PM   #13
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What you can do is add a MOTD that points people at a site to download the skins. You and your clan buds will see the skins, if they want the skins, they will take the time to go to the site.

That is about the best you can do.

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Old 04-08-2002, 02:30 PM   #14
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Fair enough. Thanks.

So how do you make team-skins?
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