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Airship Skins

Post by McSlash » 17 Nov 2008 14:42

After skinning everything else, I thought I'd try and and personalize the Airships.
First of all I used the "select url" in the editor, and for random patterns it worked easily enough.
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The editor just wraps the image around the Airship, and there seems to very little control of exact placement fo the image.
Or am I missing something?
To place text and emblems I opened the .dds file in Corel's Paint Shop Pro. The templates for the Airship skin were very clear and easy to work with. It was obvious what parts were what.
When I was finished I saved the skin as Image.dds and put it in a .zip file called Blimp.zip. I then put the .zip file with TMU.zip and White.zip (the ingame Airship skin choices, along with default). in program files/TMUnitedForever/Game Data/Skins/Stadium/Airship. When I opened the game editor to Skin Airships my new file wasn't avbailable.
Having skinned several cars, and even more sailboats in VSK, I know how it works, so I looked in My Documents/TrackMania but it wasn't clear where the file should go. In My Documents/TrackMania/Skins I created a Stadium/Airship folder and copied the .zip file to there, but that didn't work either.
Is what I am trying to do possible?
In the end, I replaced the Image.dds files in TMU.zip and White.zip with two of my Image.dds files, saving the original .dds files. While this works, it limits me to two skins, and denies me the ingame skins.
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I know I must be missing something simple, the proper location for these custom Airship skins. The way I did it seems clunky.
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Re: Airship Skins

Post by McSlash » 18 Nov 2008 02:11

Ok, after reading all that, let me simplify the question. :roflol:

Does anybody know where in My Documents/Trackmania I need to save the Airship custom skins?
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Re: Airship Skins

Post by McSlash » 18 Nov 2008 02:19

Call me McDork!
Ha ha :3
In MyDocuments/Trackmania/Skins, I had created a Stadium folder...Which I left empty!
OPnce I put my new .zip files in there, everything visible.

Problem solved!
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Re: Airship Skins

Post by wilameta » 18 Nov 2008 02:52

It's great to watch someone else's brain at work.

Congratulations on figuring it out. Maybe I'll try it myself, seems easy after reading your tutorial. :D

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Re: Airship Skins

Post by jamie_macdonald » 18 Nov 2008 03:10

I skinned a team blimp once ... i used in map creations with the paintbucket tool and input the url ... but of course you can replace them locally too (but this will not show to others)

Nice blimps btw ^^

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Re: Airship Skins

Post by McSlash » 18 Nov 2008 03:43

Jamie- Didn't you have problems getting details placed right when using the "select url" method.I found it impossible to text placed on both sides where I wanted it. Thats why I went to the .dds files.
As for being seen, a locator file should help with that.
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Re: Airship Skins

Post by jamie_macdonald » 18 Nov 2008 03:57

McSlash wrote:Jamie- Didn't you have problems getting details placed right when using the "select url" method.I found it impossible to text placed on both sides where I wanted it. Thats why I went to the .dds files.
As for being seen, a locator file should help with that.
Nah it worked fine ... i had to make it in an zip file The zip can be made with any name and has to have the image.dds directly inside ... worked fine for me that way

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Re: Airship Skins

Post by McSlash » 18 Nov 2008 10:42

Roger that. That's what I ended up doing.

Then putting the .zip files up on an online file sharing site and "selecting url" of the online .zip file.
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Re: Airship Skins

Post by 8darkangel7 » 22 Jul 2010 23:23

Hi!!!I'll try to follow your guide...but my Skin still not working!How can I find the file using the locator?
I tried to put the paths where the file is, but It doesn't find the file, I also tried to upload the zip file in a file hosting site and copy the URL in the locator, but It doesn't work either. What can I do?
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Re: Airship Skins

Post by Fearless Freap » 13 Sep 2010 16:31

Hello !

I've got good results reskinning airships
using paint.net (freeware).

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just adding free clip art and backgrounds
to get desired results.
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Re: Airship Skins

Post by jamie_macdonald » 14 Sep 2010 08:23

Nice skins fearless one ;)

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