|QUOTE (GRIM!! @ Nov 7 2009, 22:45)|
| I also would like to try and skin some new clothes for Niko just have to figure out how its done these days now, if anyone feel they have info the ywanna share on how to open and save skins please PM me. |
You want to know how you have to open it, export it, save it?
Well, I'll hit you up on MSN and explain it. It's not that hard since it's actually similar to how it's done in previous GTA's. Get yourself SPARKIV which can be found HERE
Don't mind, this is the best version of SPARK, since the other one in the beginning of the SPARKIV topic is 'outdated' and doesn't work with the latest version of IV. Also, if you haven't got it already, you should use the 'filechecker'. This allows you to modify and customise most files but still play the game online and use Games for Windows Live. This can be found over HERE
It shouldn't be a problem installing them: it's obvious or it's explained really well.
If you want to get to it straight away: Niko's 'skins' can be found in the PC/MODELS/CDIMAGES (just look at the left of SPARK IV, scroll all the way down and you'll see the 'models/CD IMAGES' down there).
Open up 'playerped.rpf' and check for WTD files (those are normally the 'skin files'. Just use EDIT instead of VIEW (in the top 'tool bar'). With open you just open them to 'view'... edit opens them which allows you to view them and edit/export/import the textures. Also, some textures might need normalmaps/specularmaps. That's probably going to be new to you. I know what these things are but I'm not the one who needs to explain how this is made properly (since I don't know how it's done). The only thing I know is that you can make normalmaps with a certain tool...
I hope this helps, if I might have said some mistakes please correct me if I'm wrong.