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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2008, 05:03pm »
Well it's how I have called my new texture. could be any other name.
I uploaded it so that if someone wishes to edit/makenew effects, there's a new texture.
Sure, if you want to replace an old texture with this, you should rename it. But replacing isnt always enough, you'll probably need to edit the size and the quantity

Never mind then. You should just release the effects as most of the people here don't mod the game.

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2008, 06:48pm »
and a lot of those that do (such as myself)don't have a graphics program :(

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2008, 08:55pm »
and a lot of those that do (such as myself)don't have a graphics program :(

You don't need graphics programs of any kind to make effects... What I wanted to say was less than 5 percent of the community actually mod the game and release mods, let alone finding people who can (and willing to) make good use of these custom textures. Since Magneto made the effects already, it would be better if he just release the effects and the texture together instead.

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2008, 12:32pm »
ok ok... well i'll release also the textures anyway... someone someday might find them useful....

anyhow here's the NightCrawler new bamf effect http://www.mediafire.com/?r1vmgow1y1v

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2008, 11:20pm »
Don't you need a graphics editor to make a new texture?

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2008, 12:30pm »
i use Gimp

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2008, 08:59pm »
me too!(but for my character icons)
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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2008, 09:14pm »
Don't you need a graphics editor to make a new texture?

Yes, you do... I was talking about making the effects using Magneto's texture...

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2008, 12:42am »
for the cyclops beam thing...all i would have to do is make a red beam right? or would it need  multiple frames?
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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2008, 12:20pm »
sorry guys--- have you ever tried editing an effect?

well, just for those who don't know it, this is what an effect entry looks like

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   ParticleCloud {
   acceleration = 0 0 0 0 0 0 ;
   alpha = -6 6 0 -6 6 0 1 -10000 ;
   blend = alpha ;
   count = 0.5 0.5 ;
   delay = 0 0 ;
   drag = 6 6 ;
   endcolor1 = 16777215 ;
   endcolor2 = 16777215 ;
   gravity = 0 0 ;
   height = 0 0 ;
   interval = 0
   life = 4 4 ;
   midcolor1 = 16777215 ;
   midcolor2 = 16777215 ;
   name = smokecdolorMAIN ;
   numsegments = 1 ;
   orient = forward ;
   origin = 0 0 30 0 0 30 ;
   plifescale = 2 ;
   primitiveflags = 0 ;
   radius = 5 5 ;
   radius2 = 5 5 ;
   rotation = 0 1 10 0 0 6.283 ;
   size = -30 30 50 -30 30 50 ;
   spawnflags = 104 ;   
   startcolor1 = 16777215 ;
   startcolor2 = 16777215 ;
   texture = textures/nextgen/BAMF3.png ;
   transformrotation = 0 0 0 0 0 0 ;
   velocity = 5 0 0 25 0 0 ;
   viewoffset = 0 ;
   }

this creates a puff of smoke, a "particle cloud", using
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texture = textures/nextgen/BAMF3.png ;
, which means that texture that i posted above.
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endcolor
midcolor
startcolor
determine the effects' color.

then there's size, velocity, life etc... you just need to edit this stuff, nothing more.

there are no animated textures in the game. so, no multiple frames (if that's what u intended)

for Cyclops' beam, exactly what do you want to change in it?

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2008, 02:56pm »
I don't know... it just looks stupid *shrug* its like the beam itself has no depth or something - like there's a cloud coming out of his head rather than a beam of solid energy

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2008, 08:08pm »
oh, ok thx magnteo...i dont actualy have any of the game's files onthis computer so i guess i cant do it untill the end of summer...unless ,grig, u could go throught the files and find and find the ones that make it "cloudish", send them to me, then i could edit, see what u thought,change/make better, and then post here:)
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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2008, 01:18pm »
I've been reading through the thread and I'm interested in attempting to create new power effects for The Dazzler Mod 3.0 (I've finally started working on it again ;-) ).  Pardon my ignorance, but if I wanted to say--make a "spark" power effect then I could just take one of the existing "sparks" (like say the "glitter" looking things on one of the Jubilee powers), copy it, rename it, create a .png effect with an alpha channel for transparencies, then place it in the correct directory and change the name of the effect in the newly named file with a hex editor and that's it?  I hope someone was able to follow that.  But basically it'd just involve creating .pngs with an alpha channel and then hex-editing an existing .igb power that leads to the texture you created as opposed to one included with the game?  I used to mod for Freedom Force as well so I get a little bit of the gist of the power/fx editing even though it's pretty different between the games.  So am I in the right ballpark with this? lol

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Re: Our New FX Textures
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2008, 03:01pm »
it's all right, except, the effect textures come in .igb files, like the regular skins.

so you have to use texturefinder and muaskinner to find the offsets and all.
then, decompile the source file, edit it, recompile it with a new name, and voilą, you have a new texture

then, to use that texture, decompile the .xmlb effect file that you need to change in effects/chars/dazzler, and open it with notepad.
you will find, for example, this

texture = textures/nextgen/TEXTURENAME.png ;

(as i posted before); so change TEXTURENAME to the name of your new texture, recompile as .xmlb and it's done.




remember:
if you save your new effects in "textures", you'll have to write:
texture = textures/TEXTURENAME.png ;

if you save it in "textures/nextgen", you'll have to write
texture = textures/nextgen/TEXTURENAME.png ;
« Last Edit: August 05, 2008, 03:15pm by Lord Magneto »