And windows 10 apparently, because nothing I have done will allow special K's tool to dump the original texture files. It does load the modded ones just fine on W7. but without the original textures I'm kinda stymied here...modding "Shadow of the Tomb Raider"" you need:
- The game
- Special K Tool (by Kaldaien)
- Photoshop (Gimp should work as well)
- Intel texture Works Plugin for Photoshop
- Notepad ++ (Optional)
Have you played any of it yet? Really curious to see if your reaction to it will be similar to mine. In my opinion they did an absolutely fantastic job with this game. This was what I was hoping Legend would have been like when CD took over. There are parts where I definitely felt lost in a good way! It's been many years since I've felt that way playing Tombraider! (for reference the very first game is my favorite, I remember starting the second and almost instantly getting shot at by merc's and thinking what have they done to my game!)I have the Original Game but at this time I have not tested the K Tool.
I know where you're from, and the fact that you can both read and write in two different languages is awesome! lolSorry Iam from Germany and I don't understand your complete text.
I did not play Underworld. The other games I play all.
Hey fonglee, just wanted to give you some feedback on the test mods you did for SOTTR, and I can verify that the SOTTR sheer outfit works well in game for the blue and black Adventurer tank top, however I don't know whether it was intentional, but as soon as the mod is applied and you go to change outfits at camp, the color of the tank top becomes white and green, and yes you can see Lara's nips clearly peeking through.I know where you're from, and the fact that you can both read and write in two different languages is awesome! lol
No, I was saying it brought back memories I haven't had since the original game, Tombraider 1 from 1996,(yes, I'm that old...) and how I was not keen on changes they made to 2 in 97...they turned a game I loved, where you were all alone wandering around trying to sort out where to go and what to do with the occasional animal attack to keep you on your toes...into some shooter based game where you also solve puzzles. But the second game sold much better than the first, so they stuck with that premise until Shadow was released. This game is a lot closer to that very first game in spirit than any other one in the last 20 years...I loved it!
So a little update from yesterday, it was definitely an incomplete texture dump but still not sure if the one I've got currently is; yesterday just over 4 gb, today slightly more than 7.5 gb, but I have found 1 of the bump maps for the desert tank top! Only need 1 more, the problem is that I have to convert the dds files to jpg to visually check them and out of 8000 it only converted 6000 properly, the rest I have to load 1 at a time into photoshop...that sucks.
Ok, here's a test package of my SOTTR Sheer mod if anyone would like to try it!
I still haven't found that elusive texture for the dark tank top but all but 1 of the ones I had for ROTTR are here. Oh and that green and white sheer default as well. Also I redid the AOD nude and sheer, looks much better now! Sorry to the one person who managed to download the old nude.
Please if you download the SOTTR file give me some feedback on if it works, if anything is wonky with the desert tank top, the AOD and default outfit I know is working...
Yep, the white and green bit was intentional but it was more of test than anything, currently working on a more traditional classic version for the default outfit. Did you try the desert tank top? That's what I needed the feedback on...Hey fonglee, just wanted to give you some feedback on the test mods you did for SOTTR, and I can verify that the SOTTR sheer outfit works well in game for the blue and black Adventurer tank top, however I don't know whether it was intentional, but as soon as the mod is applied and you go to change outfits at camp, the color of the tank top becomes white and green, and yes you can see Lara's nips clearly peeking through.
Also, as you had stated in your post, the AOD nude is working in game, and I haven't had the chance to test out the AOD sheer (but I'm sure that it is working just as well).
On another modding forum that I'm a member of, I've already seen some pretty interesting things that can be done in SOTTR using the Special K Mod tool, such as some modders already having produced a face texture replacer for Lara giving her a slightly new look to her facial features, as well as adding camouflage to some weapons and gears, and making some color adjustments and variations to already existing costumes that you can obtain in the game.
As with the previous two games, the 2013 Reboot, and ROTTR, you can take side missions and explore crypts to find new outfits, and you can also craft them from rare animals you hunt during your expeditions, but the thing I like most about SOTTR is the market place that they introduced into the third game, where you can sell gold and jade to merchants and purchase rare new items and weapons, if you don't feel like taking on every mission and exploring every crypt you come across. I've already picked up, crafted, and bought some pretty interesting and rare animal and ancient Inca type outfits. My favorites among them happen to be the Serpent Guard, an ancient looking Peruvian outfit sold to you by one of the elderly looking merchants in Paititi who wears tribal face paint, a Jaguar skin outfit, a Wolf skin outfit, and an outfit crafted out of Eagle skin feathers.
While there are plenty of outfits to buy, find, and craft as well as many weapons and items / artifacts to collect in the game, what I have yet to see any modder do, and what I am also hoping is achievable, is to have Lara in a tank top with short shorts. I have already seen this done in the previous game ROTTR. So if it was possible to have this in ROTTR, would the same not hold true for what could be done in SOTTR as well?
I'm not just talking about the classic skins like AOD for example that are carried over from previous game saves into SOTTR when you start up a new game either for the first time. What I would really like to see, is Lara in something other than long pants being worn throughout the whole game. I don't know why these so called SJWS have to go and taint some of the games we play and soil it with their BS by covering up a game model if they feel that a little too much skin is being shown. Oh no... Lara's legs are exposed, well let's just cover those up with long pants to make her look more modest.
I have to admit that I do rather enjoy playing through the trilogy reboot of the Tomb Raider series, but I'm glad that I can always go back to playing the previous versions of Tomb Raider before the trilogy, and enjoy Lara like she was meant to be, adventurous and not not afraid to expose some skin before this whole SJW nonsense took a step into the new trilogy series.
Also, back on track fonglee, I wanted to add that I posed a question to a game modder on another game modding forum to ask out of curiosity what could be done and how far the new modding tool could get a modder to achieve what he wanted to do, such as changing or manipulating the mesh of the model character. The modder in reply to the question, said that modding the mesh directly for the character, if say someone wanted to give Lara a more muscular build for her arms and legs, or make her a little more bustier, was not achievable with the new modding tool: Special K, as only changes to the textures of the character models, including any weapons or gear could be done currently.
I hope this helps you out, and also I was wondering if you might be able to do something with the actual in game model for Lara to create a possible full nude skin. I know that this is already achievable for one of the classic Lara skins for AOD, but could this also be applied to the actual game model for Lara in SOTTR?
If you are up to taking requests for outfits, I have a great idea that you could use, that might not be too hard to make.
My idea is this: How about creating a skin for Lara that makes her gold in color from head to toe, with golden gear and weapons included. This skin could be called the Midas touch. Since we know that changing textures in the game is achievable with Special K, this shouldn't be too hard to do right?
If you need a visual guide, just let me know and I could make one for you. However it's pretty straight forward, as the skin would just involve Lara being covered with a golden skin tone from head to toe, and applying that same color to her weapons and gear.