Custom Skins in free version

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Custom Skins in free version

Post by Cowboy Perfect » 23 Apr 2008 15:29

Ok, I've looked everywhere and there seems to be a lot of controversy over this.

I have the FREE version of the game. Lastnight, I saw someone using a custom car (it was an indy car, but and older style and it had it's own sound). Now, according to what I've read, that's not possible on the free version, but there it was. So...Does anyone know how I can use a custom car or skin and where can I find them and how to I install them?

Please, only answer if you know.

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Tom.CZ.73 » 23 Apr 2008 15:43

http://www.trackmania-carpark.com/faq.php

Nobody will see your skin online - you need to buy TMu/TMuf to make it possible

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Cowboy Perfect » 23 Apr 2008 15:59

Ok, so if I have a custom skin, only I can see it, but if somone who bought it has one, then I can see thiers, right?

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Cowboy Perfect » 23 Apr 2008 16:00

Sorry, double posted that.
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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Tom.CZ.73 » 23 Apr 2008 16:01

yes

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Cowboy Perfect » 23 Apr 2008 16:02

Thanks for the info!

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Cowboy Perfect » 23 Apr 2008 16:05

Ok, another question. If nobody can see it, what WILL they see?

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by jedimario » 23 Apr 2008 16:34

A blank white-ish gray skin I think.
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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Retodon8 » 23 Apr 2008 17:50

Yep, it's the grey skin I'm sure you've seen once as well.
It's also the temporary stand-in skin you see others driving in until your computer downloaded their actual skin (those are TMU(F) owners).
It's just one colour, no stripes or ads or anything on it, although it is still really shiny. :)
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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by expressman » 24 Apr 2008 01:58

No they will see the standard car of your nation.
The grey skin is only shown if you use a costum skin with TMUF account, but it has not loaded yet.

Hope this doesn't get too confusing.

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Retodon8 » 24 Apr 2008 22:27

Hmmm, I didn't know that.
Thanks for correcting me. :)
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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Fooble » 01 May 2008 04:59

Is there a way to share custom vehicles over a lan game using the free version? Having to do manual transfers is acceptable.

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by jedimario » 01 May 2008 05:17

expressman wrote:No they will see the standard car of your nation.
The grey skin is only shown if you use a costum skin with TMUF account, but it has not loaded yet.

Hope this doesn't get too confusing.
Are you sure about that? My Internet connection is pretty ballin', but some of the gray skins never change. Those files aren't that big are they?
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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by Tom.CZ.73 » 01 May 2008 08:43

Skin size is 0,5-15mb.
You analyser to see downliading process. Some of them will never change - players not always correctly configured game/router/firewall some ever disable upload.

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Re: Custom Skins in free version

Post by bikky » 02 May 2008 17:22

speaking of custom skinz

i've got the free version of tmnf on both my pc at home, and my laptop.

However i can't save a custom skin on my pc. I can create the paint job, and click save as, and type the name to save as, BUT if i edit a bit more and click save it says its read only, and i have to do save as again, OR if i quit and come back its not there the skin of the "other" car is the paint job when i play, but the skin doesnt appear in the list, so i can only have one skinjob

However i CAN on my laptop. It saves it as the name i want to save as, and after editing i can click save. If i quit and come back in the skin is still there, under the saved name and i can have more than one.


Any idea's anyone? (ps pc is xp sp2, laptop is vista)

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