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[MOD] NewSkins II
« on: 27 September 2022, 03:44:40 »
NEWSKINS II - ADDON MOD BY NARGIL66

NewSkins II is a collecton of skin packs for Titan Quest, an upgrade of my old NewSkins mod. This is the addon version, replacing files directly in the main game's Database folder. A full version as a normal loaded mod is planned for the future.

---Features and Info---

- Being an addon mod, this version of NewSkins II works directly from the main game, not from CustomMaps, and doesn't block achievements on Steam. The new skins will be visible only for you in multiplayer, unless the other player has the same addon and the same packs installed. The other advantage of addon mods is they can work along with many regular mods, both hard mods and soft mods.

- The base female character model (now called "Ariadne") has been gradually reshaped in Blender to be prettier and more natural looking. The new model is compatible with both skirtless and skirted skins.

- There are custom variants of the default model hair, located in "Items/EquipmentHair" folder, which you can change manually. This is my attempt to add some variety in character customization.

- Camera attach points are changed on both character models, to make them more centered on the screen on max camera zoom for better screenshots.

- Optional feature - Alt Menus: Added are 3 optional Menu screens (two of them replacing the original TQ menu and one replacing IT menu) - made by me (Egyptian), Wardust (Greek) and Munderbunny (Hades).

- Added are the souce files of the skins, if you want to make your own skins based on mine (you need Paint.Net image editor to open the PDN files)

- Added is a modified quest file (inside folder "Quests") that will make your new character to start with all Greek dyes at the beginning of the game. If you don't want this to happen, just remove or rename the folder.

- Added is my Alternative Music addon (Inside folders "Music" and "Xpack2/Music"). If you want to restore the default tracks, just remove or rename the folders.

- Added is Immersive NPC Markers addon (inside folders "Effects", "Xpack/Effects", "Xpack2/Effects" and "Xpack3/Effects")


---Installation and Usage---

1. Important: NewSkins II requires latest Titan Quest AE with all DLCs installed (Ragnarok, Atlantis and Eternal Embers). Some of the features won't work without the expansions. You can try without them only on your own risk!

2. After you unpack the archive, inside you will see a folder named "Database". Copy it and place it in your main game installation folder. Make sure to backup/remove previous addon mods first, if you have any.

3. To install a custom skin pack: After you do the steps above and the files are in your main game "Database", inside go to "Creatures/PC/Female" or "Creatures/PC/Male". You will see the skin packs there. Choose a skin pack, open it and copy all TEX files from it to its parent folder ("Male" or "Female"). When asked if you want to replace, choose Yes. Launch the game, go to a vendor and buy a normal Greek dye, as each skin pack replaces only Greek dyes.

4. To disable skirt/armors/helmet on the character: go to "Creatures/PC/Female/Ariadne-*ModelVersion*" or "Creatures/PC/Male/Perseus-*ModelVersion*". Inside there you will see several different variants of the character's mesh. Example with the female character:
"FemalePC01.MSH" - this is the character model that is actually used by the game (after AE). No matter what other female model replacement you want to use, you MUST copy it to main "female" folder and rename it to "FemalePC01.MSH" so the game can read it.
"FemalePC01_Skirted.MSH" - this is the main Ariadne model used by default in the mod. It shows all armors and helmet and works both with skirted and skirtless skins (for example it should work with the all female skins in AllSkins Mod except for the long dress ones).
"FemalePC01_Skirtless.MSH" - this mesh is the same as above but the skirt on it is made invisible (this fixes the issue with transparent skirt still showing in inventory as black or white on DX11). To use this mesh, copy it and rename it to "FemalePC01.MSH".
"FemalePC01_SkirtNew.MSH - this mesh is still experimental. It has a square UV coordinates on the skirt to make it easier to texture (similar to the male one). It is required for some of the skin packs (for example the Topless Greek pack). To use this mesh, copy it and rename it to "FemalePC01.MSH".
"FemalePC01_SkirtedNoHelmet.MSH" - this mesh makes your equipped headgear invisible, and instead always displays the default character hair (if you want to use a custom hair for example). To use this mesh, copy it and rename it to "FemalePC01.MSH".
"FemalePC01_SkirtedNoArmors.MSH - this mesh makes ALL equipped armors invisible (useful with nude skins for example). To use this mesh, copy it and rename it to "FemalePC01.MSH".
"FemalePC01_SkirtlessNoHelmet.MSH" - Self-explanatory, see above.
"FemalePC01_SkirtlessNoArmors.MSH" - Self-explanatory, see above.
"FemalePC01_SkirtNewNoHelmet.MSH" - Self-explanatory, see above.
"FemalePC01_SkirtNewNoArmors.MSH" - Self-explanatory, see above.

5. To install a hair replacement: go to either "Items/EquipmentHelm/HairsFemale" or "Items/EquipmentHelm/HairsMale" folder. Inside you will see different meshes named "FemalePC01HairHelmet_*HairName*.MSH" and "MalePC01HairHelmet_*HairName*.MSH". To replace the default character hair with one of them, copy it to main "equipmenthelm" folder and rename it to just "FemalePC01HairHelmet.MSH" or "MalePC01HairHelmet.MSH" respectively.

6. To install a custom TQ Menu: Inside the main Database folder, rename folder "Menu_X" to just Menu. Launch the game. The original TQ menu screen will be different.

7. To install a custom IT Menu: Go to Xpack folder and rename folder "Menu_X" to just Menu. Launch the game. The Immortal Throne menu screen will be different.

---Known Issues---

- Atlantis: DirectX11 causes deleted parts of textures to be visible in inventory window and compass portrait (looking black or white, for example the female character skirt on skirtless skins). This is a vanilla game bug and it's up to the devs to fix. If you want to avoid it, use a skirtless mesh or play the DirectX9 version.

Link to the Mega folder that will contain future NewSkins II versions:
https://mega.nz/folder/BCYzTCgR#ooR-cf2RxTXPIfjmJOJV8A

Or download on Nexus Mods:
https://www.nexusmods.com/titanquestanniversaryedition/mods/12

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Re: [MOD] NewSkins II
« Reply #1 on: 27 September 2022, 03:58:52 »
Current skin Packs + Custom Hairs:

Female:

Adult - Greek Topless Pack + Curly Greek Ponytail Hair:


Asia - Heavenly Outfit Pack + Long Asian Hair 1:


North - Noble Outfit Pack + Norse Ponytail Hair:


North - Shield Maiden Outfit Pack + Norse Short Hair 1:


Male:
(To be Added)

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Re: [MOD] NewSkins II
« Reply #2 on: 29 November 2022, 04:23:35 »
The long-delayed Egyptian update is on Mega and Nexus.

V0.2 Changelog:

- Added 6 Egyptian skin packs for female
- Added 11 new Egyptian, 2 Greek and 3 Asian hairs
- Added 4 newest versions of Ariadne model - 8.1, 9.0, 9.3, 9.6
- Added a SaveData folder with 16 blank characters for fast preview of all dye colors (to use, merge with your own SaveData folder)
- Hairs are now using separate folders according to game act
- Skin previews and old Ariadne versions are in separate folders
- Updated source files

Egyptian Skin/Hair Previews:
https://imgur.com/a/GeKMBHs

Use the links on the first post.
« Last Edit: 29 November 2022, 04:51:50 by nargil66 »

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