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#4351506 - 04/16/17 11:41 PM Skining in WOFFUE  
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I was trying to skin, but ran into problems. In WOFFUE is the directory route the Same ? For example, WOFF, Campaigns, Campaign Data, Skins or is the directory different, ? I use WOFFUE open then it reads No items found. I use OBD software-WOFF-Campaigns- Campagin Data-Skins and it now reads No item found Where before the skins were found. Any Ideas ? The skins are in the game and it runs Super smooth. tanksalot

#4351518 - 04/17/17 12:44 AM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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C:\OBDSoftware\WOFF\OBDWW1 Over Flanders Fields\campaigns\CampaignData\Skins

This is the path to my skins folder. I have not had any difficulty in skinning.

Is the folders contents hidden somehow?

#4351661 - 04/17/17 05:16 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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You need to download the skins pack for UE.. See the website store page lower down.


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#4351735 - 04/17/17 09:24 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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I got the skins and the directory path squared away. ,but ran into a problem. Maybe I down loaded the wrong version of Gimp ? Its Gimp 2 ,but by pressing file extensions I only get XCF it seems nothing else is listed no Bitmaps or way to save as DDS files ect.

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#4351814 - 04/18/17 10:44 AM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Can't help on Gimp sorry.

Martin Wright's DXTBMP works though http://www.mwgfx.co.uk/index.htm http://www.mwgfx.co.uk/index.htm
as does Nvidia DDS plugin for Photoshop. Paint.net can use DDS too, and Irfanview can view with extra file types plugin.

Note importing DDS and resaving as DDS causing further compression corruption so you may need to repaint some areas, details etc.

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#4351815 - 04/18/17 10:47 AM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Originally Posted by carrick58
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I got the skins and the directory path squared away. ,but ran into a problem. Maybe I down loaded the wrong version of Gimp ? Its Gimp 2 ,but by pressing file extensions I only get XCF it seems nothing else is listed no Bitmaps or way to save as DDS files ect.


So, and anyone here can correct me if I am wrong, Gimp doesn't work in BMPs or JPGs. It works in XCFs.

There is a program called DXTBmp that will convert the skin files from WOFF to an XCF. Then you can work it in Gimp 2. After you are done, remember that you will need to EXPORT it to a BMP (in 24 bit as selected from the compatibility dialog that comes up), then open that BMP in DXTBmp and save it as a DDS file. Finally copy that new DDS into the Campaign/Skins folder. Remember to name it correctly, or WOFF won't recognize it (at first I didn't give my skin a last name....WOFF didn't accept it until I did).

It's worth reading the whole skinning thread. I had to run through it several times to grasp all the nuances. There should be a link to DXTBmp there as well!

#4351923 - 04/18/17 05:47 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Gimp dds plugins:

Gimp dds plugins


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#4351949 - 04/18/17 07:23 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: 4L0M]  
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Originally Posted by 4L0M
Gimp dds plugins:

Gimp dds plugins



So does this allow us to skip the conversion step and directly open the DDS in the skins folder, and then save it back to a WOFF compatible DDS?

That would be pretty awesome.

#4351978 - 04/18/17 09:41 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Thanks guys, I will give it another go. I did notice that in Gimp 2.8 some of the steps have been shorten and names for functions have changed. For example, u can Export As in addition to Save and Save as. According to my research so far, it does seem that Export As shorten the steps and can change the files. I Hope so ! reading :

#4352188 - 04/19/17 08:46 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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thumbsup I think I do it. It seems in Gimp 2.8 The export as is the same as The Save As. everyting else is the same as in the Vid. :neaner This will be a new ride if Fritz makes it thru the 2 Seats



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#4352200 - 04/19/17 09:40 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Looking good, now we just have to wait for Fritz.


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#4352207 - 04/19/17 10:07 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Nice job Hoss!


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#4352382 - 04/20/17 06:58 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Very pretty! Glad you could get it to work. It took much research and more than a little cursing before I could make anything happen for me. biggrin

#4352386 - 04/20/17 07:19 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Congratz carrick! Very nice result !

#4352445 - 04/21/17 01:18 AM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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carrick, that's great, really love the wheels!

#4352532 - 04/21/17 01:44 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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Awesome looking paint scheme Carrick! Nice job!

#4353481 - 04/25/17 07:28 PM Re: Skining in WOFFUE [Re: carrick58]  
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thanks all. it took time a a lot of %$#@&* till it turned out right


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