Thread: skin help
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Old 03-08-2002, 03:29 AM   #3
Elite Waterdeep Guard

Join Date: January 7, 2001
Location: Austria
Posts: 17
four problems that may show up when customizing skins:

1) Patch 1.04 has to bee installed (no Problem)

2) There has to be a skin-folder in your darkstone directory - "skin" (not "Skin", "skins",...).

3) The modified skins have to be renamed to charactername.tga and for the face charactername_face.tga. If Darkstone doesn't find the file it uses the default-skin, if the file exists but is corrupt the character will be white all over (like a ghost).

4) The ghost problem may be solved by using the correct format for your bitmap - it has the be a 24-bit UNCOMPRESSED targa-bitmap.

The best way to create a new skin is to coulour the complete area with one coulour and then change parts of it and see how it looks. You can cut regions from the default-skin, edit it in paintshop and insert in in your new-skin-bitmap too. To see the changes run Darkstone and Paintshop parallel and use ALT+TAB - you have to reload a savegame to see the skin-changes...

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