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Question About Modding

Post by yodakong » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:08 pm

in the skin modding guide, it said that a skin is just a 2-D layout that will be wrapped around a 3-D model. I would like to know where the file for the 3-D model is, and if it's possible to mod it.

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Post by BunnyWithStick » Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:33 am

3D models for Lugaru are found in Lugaru/Data/Models, and yes, it is possible to mod them, the only trouble is it's nearly impossible to do anything with the .shape files in this folder, and there aren't any editors for it. If you do find a .shape editor, chances are it won't work.

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Post by WingedWolf93 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:52 am

It is possible? I newer knew that. How?

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Post by BunnyWithStick » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:56 am

Um, general hacking… It's been a while since anyone mentioned the hacking exploits of someone whose name I can't remember.

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Post by WingedWolf93 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:13 pm

Aww, would be awesome to get something more than texture changing ...

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Post by rudel_ic » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:17 pm

You could fiddle around with a Hex editor... As soon as you've figured it out, post away so others can follow.

Edit: Always make a copy of the original files!

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Post by Glabbit » Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:32 am

Hax it into Jazz Jackrabbit 3D!

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Post by WingedWolf93 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:39 am

Is that even possible?

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Post by rudel_ic » Tue Feb 26, 2008 11:33 am

It's certainly possible, but definitely not an easy thing to do. And it may not be sufficient to alter the model vertex coordinates because there's the animations and texture mapping as well.

It's an old-fashioned hacker job, you'll need a lot of patience and wit. It's maybe smarter to code a model viewer first. But that's also not easy.

If you accomplish this, be prepared to become a legendary member of the Lugaru modding hall of fame, not unlike Silb or levbot.

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Post by WolfWithAStick » Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:02 am

rudel_ic wrote:It's an old-fashioned hacker job, you'll need a lot of patience and wit. It's maybe smarter to code a model viewer first. But that's also not easy.

If you accomplish this, be prepared to become a legendary member of the Lugaru modding hall of fame, not unlike Silb or levbot.
Because anyone who accomplished such a feat would of course add cows to the game?

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Post by rudel_ic » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:07 pm

There are cows in the game already. They're in the secret level.

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Post by WingedWolf93 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 1:47 pm

Can someone tell me about the secret cow level?
Is this a joke, or really a true thing?

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Post by Ragdollmaster » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:44 pm

Of course it's in the game. Beat it on Insane mode and score 50000 points without dying and you can access it. Try turning on the editor and just generating enemies each level and punching them over and over, with different attacks. A bit tedious but worth it!

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Post by Count Roland » Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:00 pm

i feel an urge to say something about cow skins...

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Post by Jendraz » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:20 am

WingedWolf93 wrote:Can someone tell me about the secret cow level?
Is this a joke, or really a true thing?
It has to be a joke..a "secret cow level"? Just say it out loud.

But if it's not...I want to play! :(

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