3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

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3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

Post by bloosniper » 30 Jul 2008 07:59

I found out how to change colours of the dds files and import them in the game :o

but I have 3 questions:

1. I wanna know, what .dds file (if pausible) the background (sun and clouds) is.
2. Wat DDS file(s) is/are the board(s) above the start, checkpoints, finish?
3. Is there a list with the important dds files for modding? (and send me the link please)

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Re: 3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

Post by Mac Matrix » 30 Jul 2008 11:33

bloosniper wrote:I found out how to change colours of the dds files and import them in the game :o

but I have 3 questions:

1. I wanna know, what .dds file (if pausible) the background (sun and clouds) is.
2. Wat DDS file(s) is/are the board(s) above the start, checkpoints, finish?
3. Is there a list with the important dds files for modding? (and send me the link please)
1) The background, sun and clouds are modified by CloudsMin.dds, CloudsMax.dds, LightSun.tga and SkyColor.tga. The sky and sun / lightglow are controlled by targa files, not DDS files.

The files are in the Moods directory, not the Images directory.

2) I'd assume you mean the signs that say Start / Finish / Checkpoint above and to the sides of the blocks? If I recall they should be StadiumRoadSignsRubber but I don't have Photoshop right now so I can't check.

3) I'd recommend SadiumRoadD, StadiumRoadTurboD, StadiumRoadRaceD (That one controls the start / finish floor green / red textures), StadiumRoadSignsRubberD (or the correct one from above, if I'm incorrect :/), StadiumPlatformD and StadiumCircuitBorderD at the very least. However in all honesty I think all textures are important to a good mod.

I answered 3) myself because I know of no good tutorial which explains the most important textures. In all honesty the only way to find out what textures are truly important to you is to "trial and error" (mod them 1 by 1) and see what effects they have and whether you like them or prefer the default textures.

Hope that helps.
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Re: 3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

Post by bloosniper » 01 Aug 2008 07:27

nope, StadiumRoadSignsRubberD is the side of the start, at the sides of the canlaunch... thingy:)
I mean the board that 're above the start, checkpoints etc.
at the start you see advertisment: Trackmania United (Forever I dunno) at cp, you see "nadeo" and I think at the finish there is "finish"(or Nadeo,)

do you nwo what that file is?

oh and, I wanna know how to change the trafficlight light;)

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Re: 3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

Post by Mac Matrix » 04 Aug 2008 11:57

Oh. Well... those can't be modded. It sucks. =(

On the Traffic lights..... StadiumStartSign? Hang on, I'll just have a look ><

StadiumStartSignD
StadiumStartSignN
StadiumStartSignS

and

StadiumStartSignGlow

Those are the ones that control the traffic lights. At the very least you need to edit StartSighD and StartSignGlow (The glow file controls the light 'glow' when the light switches from red, to yellow, to green. It's set with three sets of lights side-by-side, which control the 'texture' the light shows as the countdown runs down. The left one only has the red light illuminated, the second has the yellow,the right one has the green. I'm telling you this so you will know why that file is set like it is ^^)

I hope that helps. : )
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Re: 3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

Post by bloosniper » 06 Aug 2008 19:28

OKay thank you, and congratulations with your almost 1000 posts:)
one question more (hmmm the subject wasn't right XD)
What file is the ... how can I explain this.. ventilator...
The thingy you see turning around in the boosters.

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Re: 3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

Post by Mac Matrix » 07 Aug 2008 09:03

The fan?

If I'm thinking of what you want me to be thinking :P then it's StadiumFan

Which has just reminded me I must edit that myself for my mod :D

and thanks. ^^ (this is my 1,000th post. wow o_o)
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Re: 3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

Post by bloosniper » 07 Aug 2008 10:10

Okay Thank you very much, I would like to see your mod:)
My mod is coming to my first mission map, and I hope it looks very cool:)

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Re: 3 questions, please answer (TMF Stadium)

Post by Mac Matrix » 07 Aug 2008 14:31

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Glad your mod's coming along. :lovetm
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