Compatible skins?

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Compatible skins?

Post by Jelle Mees » 16 Apr 2008 20:28

Ok, in the past I always downloaded card from Trackmania Carpark. But it seems that all those cars are not compatible with Forever.

What now?
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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Insensus » 16 Apr 2008 20:29

Make a new one! :D
Maybe you have to use TMU cars in TMNF. (Because TMNF feels a little like a TMU clone to me. :P)
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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Jelle Mees » 16 Apr 2008 21:29

Trackmania cark park is for trackmania united, none of the cars work in forever.
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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by travishayes89 » 17 Apr 2008 00:24

Weird, I have a car I used in TrackMania Nations ESWC and it works just fine in TrackMania Nations Forever, maybe better.

I even took the custom horn out and used Horn5A.wav from TMNF (cause I clicked on it, and liked it's uniqueness).

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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Jelle Mees » 17 Apr 2008 00:40

You think you can give me a link to that car? Or upload it for me if it's not longer available online.

I tried the skins folder in "My documents" and I tried the skins folder in the game folder and I didn't see the car in the game.
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Post by Metal_Link » 17 Apr 2008 02:15

My car worked fine in TMN last time I played it.
I copied the skin folder from TMN's Game Data\skins\whatnot folder into the GameData\skins\whatnot folder for Forever and looked for it in-game, but it wasn't in the car selection screen.

I wonder if there is something special that must be done or do I just start using skins made for United?
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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Jelle Mees » 17 Apr 2008 04:17

Metal_Link wrote:My car worked fine in TMN last time I played it.
I copied the skin folder from TMN's Game Data\skins\whatnot folder into the GameData\skins\whatnot folder for Forever and looked for it in-game, but it wasn't in the car selection screen.

I wonder if there is something special that must be done or do I just start using skins made for United?
That's exactly my problem. And all the latest cars on trackmania carpark are for united and they don't work in forever...

Very strange, because car-graphics haven't changed...
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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by DrNo » 17 Apr 2008 06:02

At least custom painted cars from TMN work without problem, just copying them into TMNF skins/vehicles/stadium car folder. Then you can choose the car among those of countries it comes with the game.

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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Ikazuchi » 17 Apr 2008 07:17

For the car models, even TMU cars are compatible with TMN-F. Put the models in "My Documents/TrackMania(or whatever's the name)/Skins/Vehicles/CarCommon/" it should do the trick.

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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Ice_King » 17 Apr 2008 07:20

Insensus wrote:Make a new one! :D
With what program you make TMNF Skins ???

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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by fasterthanu2 » 18 Apr 2008 00:25

Seems odd, but after I created my own paint job in TMNF and saved it I was able to add 3d skins into the Trackmania/Skins/Vehicles/StadiumCar folder and they work fine.

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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Jacob0887 » 18 Apr 2008 11:43

Creating that CarCommon folder didn't make it work for me :?
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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Retodon8 » 18 Apr 2008 13:39

Ice_King wrote:With what program you make TMNF Skins ???
Try Photoshop or another graphics program if you want to have full control over your creativity.
Of course this will make things harder, since you can't see what the skin looks like on the model rightaway.

The other option is to use the in-game painter program, where you paint on the model directly.
I think in the main menu it's: Editors > Cars > Create, or something like that.

Just see the relevant subforum for full details, this one isn't meant for that.
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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by Tronmkiheda » 18 Apr 2008 15:04

Jelle Mees wrote:
Metal_Link wrote:My car worked fine in TMN last time I played it.
I copied the skin folder from TMN's Game Data\skins\whatnot folder into the GameData\skins\whatnot folder for Forever and looked for it in-game, but it wasn't in the car selection screen.

I wonder if there is something special that must be done or do I just start using skins made for United?
That's exactly my problem. And all the latest cars on trackmania carpark are for united and they don't work in forever...

Very strange, because car-graphics haven't changed...
I also had this problem. TMNF did not find my custom car from TMN. I had had the same problem with TMN already. Here is the trick that works (at least it works on my PC) with both games: You have to create new car in TMNF painter (sorry, my TMNF is in Czech, therefore I don´t know how it is called in English :? ). You don´t have to paint anything, just save new car with name that is the same as the name of zip file, that contains your TMN car or car downloaded from the Internet. Than go to TmNationsForever\GameData\Skins\Vehicles\StadiumCar and simply overwrite newly created file with your own file. TMNF should see your car model now. TMN car models seem to be compatible with TMNF.

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Re: Compatible skins?

Post by ABA » 19 Apr 2008 01:01

I used part of your suggestion Tronmkiheda but I renamed the VIE skin to VIE X then renamed new car zip file VIE then went to paint and saved new car as LEGEND and now it shows up in game.
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Funny thing is there is not a .zip file with my new car name in the stadiumcar folder but it's in the game. Guess that's all that matters. :thumbsup:
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