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How to change the Body Color of a Ship

How to change the Body Color of a Ship

So I've been trying to create a battleship skins for the IJN, But I Can't Figure it out how to change the Skin Body color of the Ship, I'm trying to Turn the skin for the Kongo battleship like this Title Its A Kongo battleship full of Tribal Design and It has Black Body color Pretty Cool Right?, Now My Question here Is there any way you can change a Skin Body color?

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Re: How to change the Body Color of a Ship

You have to extract the "class_xx" mpak for whatever unit you want and edit the texture files.

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Is it the Shadow file thing I should edit commander1234?

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Its a .dds file not sure what its called

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Re: How to change the Body Color of a Ship

lol
i tried this once
couldnt figure it out

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You either need to install paint.NET or GIMP (with the additional dds plugin) then you can open and edit .dds files. They are basically compiled .tga files. Almost everything in this game is compiled stuff. mmods are compiled obj files, dds are compiled tga, fsb are compiled wav/mp3 and mpak are compiled zip files.

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Re: How to change the Body Color of a Ship

Ok Every .DDS File Is A different Part Of the Ship, I can't figure out which .DDS is for the body, Does anyone Can help me with that? ab

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One dds is the texture file. One is for the bumpmap (tells the game where to render bumps and dents on a surface) and lightmap (where the texture is reflective and by how much). To know which one is which is very simple. Just open it and see.

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Tnx Sir Axis_Crusher Can I also use Photoshop Because I Have One With the DDS plugin.

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unless thats a decepticon that skin is awesome

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Re: How to change the Body Color of a Ship

I'm in the same boat (No pun intended), but I want to make the change to the I-400 and turn it into this: http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2013 … 401_s2.png
And I'm still not sure on how to do this based on the posts above.

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Hi

I suggest you take a look at this tutorial on modding. It will explain to you which tools you need and with which files to work.

The tutorials are not long and it will give you all you need to know about modding (textures, scripting, map making and more).

It is still work in progress though.

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Yes, sorry I forgot to add the link. Don't know what was going on with my mind.
I'm glad you found it.

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It's quite alright. I'm just happy that this game is still alive in the modding community.

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  • Legendary Da : Hi everyone, I have one (or two) quick question about BS:M modding. I try to figure out sp mapmaking, and my first act on it was to convert a MP map to SP. However I can only play as Allies in those maps. What parameter do I have to change to play those maps as Japanese in the respective map .mpak (And where is the parameter I have to change?)?
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  • The Dictator : Makeo67 i've explained how to find the unused slots in the topic and the mmod2txm it's a program that has been shared. However there aren't so many ships with unused platforms and sme of them are in wrong positions and for move them you need to know how to change the mmod file. But if you know how to do it you can make new platfors as you want. I've shared the south dakota disposition and this one is the most intersting in my opinion
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  • Mokeo67 : Ok thanks anyway. Do you know who does?
  • Axis_Crusher : Unfortunately I don't deal with that part of modding
  • Mokeo67 : Sorry forgot the link. «link»
  • Mokeo67 : This is the forum topic I meant. The dictator said he found the unused slots in the TXM file obtainable with the mmod2txm, what is this and is it available to use.
  • Axis_Crusher : This is your best bet: «link»
  • Mokeo67 : Also I saw on the forum that ships have unused platform slots. How do I use these?
  • Mokeo67 : I tried changing the bogue class carrier to a yorktown class in the phillipene sea mission and one of two things happened. The mission either didnt change or the game crashed.
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  • Mokeo67 : That is what im talking about. Ill have a look at it later thanks for the help
  • Axis_Crusher : specific mission’s 3_scene mpak file by working on the .lua file. There is where the bonus unit is actually added into the mission (by the script). I haven't tried it myself so good luck.
  • Axis_Crusher : I assume you are talking about the bonus units that you unlock for certain missions by completing previous ones (like the B - 25’s in the 2nd Battle of Guadalcanal). The bonus units are unlocked by completing certain objectives in the campaign - so that is linked to your campaign progress. Since that cannot be altered you must look at the missiontree.lua file. This is where the unit will show up unlocked on the mission screen. There are references to allunitslock. Also you will have to edit the
  • Mokeo67 : Thank you I will look in this file. I did unlock all the campaign missions, all you have to do is delete the text after 'prerequisite' and it will unlock. But I havent figured out how to unlock the bonus units.
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