i’ll start this thread by thanking @Devenddar for confirming and explaining better my suspicions.
Say no more.
because we have found a working ( ish ) way to upload custom textures ( … at home!).
as an example, i’m gonna guide you through step by step on what you need to do.
responsabilities and base decency
it goes without saying, do not use it irresponsibly to then force devs to take away this feature.
as such, certain things would be best to keep them on your harddrive rather than in a game.
and no funny windmils either.
i would like to remind you:
2.9. Attributes and symbols. It is strictly forbidden to publish any texts, documents, images, recordings, videos, files, and other content which are in any way associated with the following:
organizations that violate or have violated international law (for example, the use of symbols, abbreviations and designations, acronyms, names, and surnames of Nazi leaders), including drawings and cartoons;
images and names of famous state, civilian and military leaders of the countries of the fascist / Nazi bloc;
images of awards of the countries of the fascist / Nazi bloc, part of which is the swastika and other signs prohibited by the applicable law;
the uniform of the armies of the Fascist / Nazi bloc, Nazi volumes of greetings, and portraits of criminals convicted and not rehabilitated, including drawings and cartoons;
any other attributes/symbols of Nazi Germany and fascist Italy and other extremist or terrorist organizations;
banners, flags, badges, armbands, uniform attributes, greetings, passwords, musical works, household items, and other objects and objects representing themselves in any form of symbolism used by the National Socialist Labor Party of Germany and the Fascist Party of Italy, and any other extremist and nationalist organizations.
and that goes for NSFW stuff too.
Technitalities // Issues
i can’t get into technicalities, because i my self are not expert about textures and what not.
can’t help about issues with textures and what not either.
- this system only works on clothing and tanks. but it can be used for custom markers and capzones
- get an image that you want ( i’ll use this camo as an example ):
- drag it inside your mod folder of where you want to use the texture
( P.s. yes, you will have to duplicate it for all mods that you intend to use this texture on )
can look like:
Just make sure to leave no Spaces between words etc
- open the editor, open your mission, and place a capzone_box and type the following:
( inside capzone__icon ) " %ugm/ " ( without the " " )
insert the name plus type of extension file of the name after the ugm/ ( no spaces )
in my case, will be: " %ugm/011.svg.png "
save and restart the editor ( not necessary. but reccomended. just to be sure. worthed to note that some heavier textures do not work unless the editor has been fully restarted. or at least, happpened to me )
select the object you want to give a new texture, and search for the the Animchar__objTexReplace insert the basic camouflage / texture of the clothing, and then paste your code inside it.
and there you go.
now, you might argue that, there is a clear and distinct difference:
from the texture to that.
but, that’s why i said preliminary.
as there is one issue.
it’s… not technically an issue, but keep in mind that you will need to darken your texture by a whole lot because once applied in the editor, those will be appear to be much lighter than anticipated.
another example that i can show is:
so, as you can see, you will need to darken the image a lot more.
i tried with dds ( which usually are the textures used for games as far as i’m aware ) but the result is still the same.
we could ask @Enginya if she knows something more or can aid to fix this issue, but i have the impression this is as far as we are gonna get.
but, it’s still great as you can make colors that we didn’t have before.
such as a perfect light blue:
( this is the texture i specifically darkened )
to create and use: ( for a police mod. but that’s irrelevant. just to show you can do alot )
you just… gotta put more effort to get the color you want.
hope it can help.
untill we will get proper tools.
yeah. we have this.