PCS Game Hosting
  Forum Index    Search    Usergroups    Edit your profile    Members    Arcade    Ranks

 Reputation    Medals    Staff    Statistics    Board Rules    Forum FAQ    Private MessagesLogin, Check Messages    Log in 

Search for at
Soldier Of Fortune 2 Advanced Search

Post new topicReply to topicprinter-friendly viewThank Post
   Soldier Of Fortune 2 Forum Index » SOF2 Tutorials » Tutorial.8 - Modview
 View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message

In Game: The Punisher
Gender: Gender:Male
Joined: May 04, 2012
Last Visit: Nov 01, 2019
Age: 22
Posts: 740

Reputation: 4027
votes: 3
Medals: 2 (View more...)
Distinguished Uploader (Amount: 1)

Status: Offline
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:18 pm
PostPost subject: sof2 Tutorial.8 - Modview
Reply with quote

SOF2MODDING Tutorial.8 - Modview

Welcome to the SOF2MODDING Tutorial Series. I'm gonna explain how to make a MOD for Soldier Of Fortune Double Helix II. The tutorials are for beginners and advanced modders. Some parts are hard to understand, so if you have any Questions you can Comment or send me a PM with the Question you have.
Alright Let's Start.

We have deleted the model folders we dont need.

We need some new things to download for the mod.

1. the image editors. ( you probably already have it ).
2. Modview.

Image Editor

You can find the links in earlier tutorials about the gfx folder.
link: Backdrop Tutorial


Download: Coming Soon!
For mod makers, making new characters is one of the best ways to make your creation feel unique and special. With Soldier of Fortune 2, Raven has tried to make modding characters easy and very flexible.
With the items contained in this .zip file, you can skin an SOF2model.

We are not gonna use Modview to change the models! we are just using this program to look how the model looks like.

Extract to a folder where you can easily find it.
I put it into my sof2modding folder make a subfolder where i put all my programs in and than i make another subfolder for the program.

Now open the base folder and than model folder.
Now go back to your sof2modding folder and open model folder and copy all the folders and paste 'm into the modview/base/models folder.

Now let's test if it is working, we will start with the characters first.
So open Modview and go to File and hit Open.
go to the modview/base/models/characters folder.
Let's hit the first map: average_armor - You will find 1 glm file hit it.
Now you will get the error: R_loadMDXM: Missing anitmation file skeletons/average_sleeves for mesh average_armor.glm.
This means an animation is missing, Don't worry there are more files.
now there is 1 empty folder and than we have a folder called: average_sleeves.
1 have the same error and 1 doesn't, just search out.
You will find now a character model. Don't worry about the white part on his head.
We want to change this skin right?
so if you open the folder yourself you will find alot of image files.
there are a few character names: ..._czech_serg_w..., ..._col_rebel_h...., ..._marine_camo..., ..._pro_guard_b...,  

Some informations you would like to know :

'A' at the beginning are the Arms.
'B' at the beginning is the body.

At the end the Numbers stand for the character.
As you are ingame and your in a team you have the choise between 5 characters.
So it will be from 1 to 5 everytime.
as example a_col_rebel_h1, a_col_rebel_h2, a_col_rebel_h3, a_col_rebel_h4, a_col_rebel_h5.

You can edit the images with image editors.
Open the Rebel 1 body image.
so just to take a look, grap the pencil and draw a few lines in diffirent colors over the image.
Now save the image in modview/base/models/characters/average_sleeves folders.

Restart Modview and open the glm again.
Now you will see some stripes on it.

as example i did this:

and it looks like this on modview:

As i said in Tutorial.8 - study the files a bit so you wont get confused what part is what.

You can do the same with the Weapons and other glm files.

Rest you will see in Video Tutorial! Because this is the Basic of it.

Good Luck,

Video Tutorial Coming Soon!

Website: House of Pain Server - Website
Serverlist: House of Pain Server - Serverlist


Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Thankful People
1 user(s) is/are thankful for this post.
Display posts from previous:
Post new topicReply to topic printer-friendly viewThank Post
Soldier Of Fortune 2 Forum Index »  SOF2 Tutorials
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Related topics
 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
No new posts How to make you own mod? 6 Crankedup 5194 Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:00 pm
Punisher View latest post
No new posts SOF2MAPPING Tutorial.2 - Make a room 0 Punisher 2370 Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:16 pm
Punisher View latest post
No new posts To make it more clear to everyone READ PLZ 3 Teo 4570 Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:41 pm
Teo View latest post
No new posts want to make a post :) 6 conviction 5495 Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:08 pm
Lessoe View latest post
No new posts Teo which programs u use for make themes? 1 MacTavishXx 4190 Wed May 02, 2012 5:23 pm
Teo View latest post

Back to Top

SOF2.ORG Multiplayer Community © 2020 All times are UTC + 2 Hours [DST enabled]

Copyright ©