New tank skins for you to try.

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New tank skins for you to try.

Post by optic delusion » Wed May 19, 2010 12:44 am

I've been experimenting with camoflage, shown here is an electric blue and a digital green camo tank.

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If you know how to rename and add new textures to your BZ application, please try them out and give me your opinion. The electric set is complete and highly recommended. They are in this directory. http://images.planet-mofo.com/A-Delusio ... rge/skins/
More textures may appear in the near future. Don't forget to first rename the original textures.
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Re: New tank skins for you to try.

Post by Cobra_Fast » Wed May 19, 2010 2:48 pm

I looked through them and noticed that electric-purple looks more like pink to me what also makes it hard to distinguish them from electric-red tanks.
Although, I think these textures look pretty cool and I'd like to know what they were made with (especially that electric). Good Work!

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Post by nEW playe » Sat May 22, 2010 6:35 am

Nice work!
I really like them! I'm now using them by default. :mrgreen:
What texture algorithm did you use to create the "electric"? Was it done in Blender?

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Post by hutty » Mon May 24, 2010 10:24 pm

oooooh awesome,

I have played with this type of thing before, but I only got as far as making red team orange team.
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Post by Gamma » Tue May 25, 2010 2:20 am

using them right now :) very nice. Good job.
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Post by Sniper752 » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:21 pm

How do u add these?
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Post by SkillDude » Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:17 pm

If you are under Windows, you can find it under your Program Files > BZFlagX.X.X > data folder.
Next you have to save the textures as the names you want to replace them with. So for example:
Replace blue_tank.png with electric_blue.png by renaming electric_blue.png to blue_tank.png.
That will overwrite the default blue tank texture upon next BZFlag boot. I recommend backing up your default textures, so you don't have to find the old textures if you do not like the new ones.

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Post by Avatar » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:48 am

Or change the names to "blue_electric.png", "red_electric.png", "green_electric.png", etc. Then change the line in your config file that reads:

#set tankTexture tank

to

set tankTexture electric

This way you still have both the electric and original mappings intact and can quickly switch between them whenever you want (outside of play, of course), by simply editing one file instead of having to move and rename multiple files each time.
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Post by Sniper752 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:38 pm

Thanks sigonasr2 and avatar!!
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Post by Saber » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:12 pm

Neat work. Kudos to you for these packs. Electric is now the default I'm using.
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Post by PlasticTank » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:17 pm

Textures look they were made in filter forge. Correct me if I am wrong. Also, how did you get a separate texture for the treads, I believe bzflag used the same texture for the whole tank.

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Post by optic delusion » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:26 pm

You guessed it, it's filterforge, which has recently been updated to version 2. There's a free 30 day trial, and after trying it, i had to break down and purchase it. It's very cool. I'm pretty sure I can apply LGPL license to textures made with it. Some info is at the bottom of this page.
http://www.filterforge.com/wiki/index.php/10q
I Wish I had some good ideas (and talent) for base textures. I would like to make complete skin sets. If anybody has some decent artwork for that, I'd like to see it.

I don't think there is a texture on the treads. It's just a color? I'm not sure how that works because the model is hard coded into the app. The .obj format model that Jeff provided in the wiki does not include the treads as shown above. The treads.obj is something else I'd like to have, actually.
You can see the treads by changing your BZFlag settings at -->Options-->Effects-->Display Treads.
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Post by trepan » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:51 am

To answer the question,
2.99.x code uses a separate treads texture.

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Post by PlasticTank » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:02 pm

Sorry I should have recognized the client. The mountains in 2.99x are new so it's a dead giveaway. I've looked into filter forge, it is a really neat plugin/app. It's very good at making tile-able designs and backgrounds.

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Post by fox in the fog » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:08 pm

So, if I have understand, I can change on the configuration the line "set tankTexture tank" to "set tankTexture electric" or something like that and I can play with these cool texture!!?? Before do this I need to download the texture and copy that in a particular folders?? Please, tell me, I would like to know... :D
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Post by Bambino » Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:45 pm

sigonasr2 wrote:If you are under Windows, you can find it under your Program Files > BZFlagX.X.X > data folder.
Next you have to save the textures as the names you want to replace them with. So for example:
Replace blue_tank.png with electric_blue.png by renaming electric_blue.png to blue_tank.png.
That will overwrite the default blue tank texture upon next BZFlag boot. I recommend backing up your default textures, so you don't have to find the old textures if you do not like the new ones.
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Post by fox in the fog » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:26 pm

Bambino... But I have Ubuntu 10.10
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Post by optic delusion » Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:50 pm

This is why I did not give any instructions in my original post.
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Post by blast » Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:33 pm

It works for Ubuntu as well. You just have to find the location of the data files. Use the tools of your OS...
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Post by fox in the fog » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:30 am

Ah, I know where is the data files of BZFlag, but than, I need to change the normal skin and copy in the new skin? where Can I found the skins...?
I will try, than if I can't, I will post here the data files for more help... Ok? thanks
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Post by fox in the fog » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:30 pm

I can't play with another skin, I don't know how to do it I don't know where download the new skins, I don't want to make mistakes!! So, can somebody explain to me step for step how change the skin on Ubuntu 10.10?
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Post by blast » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:36 pm

Search your computer for the other textures and put the new ones there. And didn't someone already tell you were to put them in the other thread you've been asking this question?
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