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Tera - Guide and Tips

Discussion in 'Tools & Guides' started by Naduron, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Naduron

    Naduron Club Regular Content Creator

    Apr 23, 2012
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    I'm Bored...under construction

    ---------------------------------Naduron's Tera Mods--------------------------------

    Tera - Mods
    Tera - Nude Mods

    Tera - Nude Mods [GPK / UTHelper]

    Tera - Nude Mods; Continue [GPK / UTHelper]

    Tera - Nude Mods: Elin [GPK / UTHelper]
    Tera - Nude Mods; Castanic - Human- High-elf [GPK / UTHelper]

    ---------------------------------Other Tera Mods Topic--------------------------------

    More Topics:

    Body Modifications
    Asunai's - Tera Modifications by Asunai
    Tera - Black and Pink Mods Nya :3 by Minoumimi
    Tera - Armor Swaps by Meeru
    Tera - Costume Mods & Elin Nude by GenesisAria
    Tera - Nude Mods; Continue [GPK / UTHelper] by Naduron
    Tera - Nude Mods: Elin [GPK / UTHelper] by Naduron
    Tera - Nude Mods; Castanic - Human- High-elf [GPK / UTHelper] by Naduron
    Tera - Nude Mods [GPK / UTHelper] by Naduron
    Tera - Mods by Naduron
    Tera - Highres High-Elf Female Nude Mod By Gusset
    Tera - Nude Human Female by Gusset
    Tera - Castanic Female Nude Mods
    Tera Mods Vex By VexTiger
    Tera Concubines Mount Collection by Concubine
    Tera - Seelroys Mods by Seelroy
    Derpy Nopi's Tera Mods by Nopi
    Tera - Devil Horns Blue Mod by Kizuna
    Tera - Jeweled Lion Replacement Regal Frostlion by Kizuna
    Sexy Other Useful Tera gpk Mods by Jeany
    Tera - Super gpk Files Aman Nudes Custom Content by Zucriy


    Tera Modding by Spanner
    Guide How Swap Armors Tera by Infinity496
    Body Modification




    It won't overwrite your default GPK, it will create a new file called ".Patched.GPK" inside the same folder which you modified it on.
    The game engine will use the Patched.GPK before the default .GKP
    If you want to remove the mods or disable it just remove the patched.gpk files or move them to a different folder.


    It is a tool to open/edit/save tera's *.gpk files.
    Mainly the focus on the handling of audio files and some cool features like copy&paste. And it is open-source.


    A tool that will hook onto the directx9.
    Warning: Don't use this tool cause the mod you made won't work on the next patch/update and it will only work for that publisher.

    GPK Repacker

    A tool that can extract and compress the GPK.


    A tool which modify the Memory which lets you modify your characrer, for exempel turning your elin into a adult
    Warning: USe it at your own risk cause this software is counted as hack/cheat tool and can get you instantly banned.

    Hex Editor

    A tool which is used for swapping the models by changing their names.

    NVIDIA Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop

    A plugin for Photoshop which allows you to use DDS files.

    DDS Thumbnail Viewer

    Allows you to preview the dds files in your window explorer


    Number 1 Rules of all Modding:
    Cause you will fuck it up.

    What you can Mod:

    - Modify/Paint/Add new Textures on the 3d models
    - Swap 3D models, like Weapon, Costumes, Armor and etc
    - Character Voices
    - Battle Voices
    - Modify/Paint Enviroment
    - Modify Body Size
    - Splash
    - Loading Screen
    - UI/Interface
    In Other words, you can modify everything except the 3D Models.

    What you can't Mod:

    - Extract and Import 3D Models
    - Modify 3D Models

    How to Share your Mod the Correct Way

    - Add a Screenshot
    - DO NOT Share your mod with a .GPK. You ONLY share your mod with the .DDS files.
    - A README file (Not realy needed)
    - If your to lazy with README at least add text file with your name on.


    PC Models, Texture, Animations, Skeletons: TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\CH\PC
    NPC and Mounts: TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\CH\NPC
    Monster, Class Pets, Mobs, Bosses: TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\CH\Monster
    Accessory : TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\CH\Accessory
    In-Game Cinematic and CGI : TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\CH\Cinematic
    Enviroment Textures and Models: TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\BG
    Effects: TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\FX
    Icons and Thumbnails of Items: TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\Items
    Interface and UI: TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\S1UI
    In-Game Video : TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\Video
    World Map,Mini Map, Background Textures : TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Maps
    Sound, Music, Emotes Sound, Cinematic Sounds, PC Voices and etc: TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Sound_Data\Packages
    Loading Splash : TERA\Client\S1Game\Splash

    GPK Content

    GPK contents guide! (weapons, costumes, accessories etc.) - TERA Modifications & Tools - TERAToday.com Forum

    How to use Umod

    1. Click on [Add Game] -> TERA.EXE
    2. Turn on [Use Global Hook]
    3. Start Game
    (More options will pop up now)
    4. Click on [Set Save Directory]. All Cached .DDS from the game will be saved in this folder.

    Now you are done setting up the Umod.

    Click on [Save All Textures]. All textures that you are rendering on the screen will now be download to your "Save Directory"
    Only use [Save Single Textures] if you know how the tool loads the textures,
    Warning: You can't load a mod while you have any of the [Save All Textures] or [Save Single Textures] on.
    You must turn them off before loading a mod or nothing will happend.

    It can take many hours for the Umod to download all the textures.

    You must have the correct Texture Resulotion when you are mod'ing or you won't see anything.
    Most of the current cached .DDS that i have got are either for Texture Resulotion 0 or 1.

    Dimenions: 256-512 (Texture Resulotion 1)
    Dimenions: 128-256 (Texture Resulotion 0)

    Casta, Human, Elf has 512 while Elin's are 256

    Save your mod as: DXT5, Generate MIP maps

    How to use UTHelper

    Guide: Tera Modding
    Start UTHelper.exe
    1. Click on [Load Package] -> Click on the file with the same name as the "Target GPK" .gpk
    2. Click on the tab on the left side, Click on [Exports]
    3. Look for the file with the same name as the mod and Right-Click on it and choose [Import]
    3. Choose the DDS file inside the mod folder.
    4. Click on [Save Package]
    5. Done

    You can create a folder for your mod files:
    1. Go to Art_Data\Packages\CH folder
    2. Create a new folder
    3. Rename it _PC
    4. Copy/Paste the modded GPK into your new _PC folder.

    Texture formats

    .cstm - Hair Color
    Red = Hair color
    Black = No Hair Color
    .cstm [Alpha] - Skin Color
    .diff - Texture
    .diff [Alpha] - Transperant (Only 100% or 0% Works.)
    .spec - Shine
    .spec [Alpha] - Type of Shine, Metal, Leather and etc.
    .norm - Adds "Depth" to the texture
    .norm [Alpha] - Reflection
    .mask - Dye
    .rage - Illumanate (It doesn't effect by the Global Lighting)

    Saving DDS File

    Tera only uses 2 of DXT:
    DXT1 - Doesn't have Alpha
    DXT5 - It has Alpha channel

    Skin Texture for Costume

    Costume has their own files for the skin textures.
    The skin texture is inside the Event_BaseBody.gpk.
    Armor and other clothing does not use those, it only for the costume.
    You can download it here: Tera - Nude Mods

    How to Create your own De-Censor Mod

    OMG WHAT??!! Am i revealing my most secret mod?!?"
    Lol yeah sure.... xD

    It is damn easy to make your own, all you need is a JP or KR client (They have the exact same files)
    Copy/Paste the Elin Files and done xD
    Yup it is that easy, i did nothing with them, nothing at all.

    How to Aquire the JP/KR client

    It is obvious that this will be the most asked question then..

    JP has IP block.
    KR has KSSN block

    You can bypass both of them:

    JP: Use a Proxy server from Japan, make sure it is transperant and has no info about your location.
    KR: Don't bother creating a KSSN cause you cant, instead download a KR client from the internet and then click on the "Tera_invoker.exe" DO NOT CLICK ON ANYTHING ELSE. It will update your client without logging in or a KSSN account.

    Swapping Model



    Texture and Transperant.

    Texture Layer
    It is the file for painting with

    Alpha Layer
    desc: It adds transperant to the clothing, Tera only support 0% or 100%.
    You can find in the channel list, like here with photoshop:

    Then you simply paint either black or white.
    Black = Transperant / Hide
    White = Show

    - Just cause you can paint the whole alpha black doesnt it means that she will be nude, many of the clothings doesnt have any body under the clothing.
    Why? There are many reason, like: Not poking thru or clipping, Increase performance, Less work for devs and some devs even doing it just to prevent modding.

    - Doesnt have Alpha Channel? You can just make one yourself, click on add layer in the alpha channel, it doesnt always work cause it depends on the mesh, if it has the transperant active, if it doesnt have it on so cant you force it.

    Body Palets and Hailr Color

    Shine and Shine Type

    Adds Bumps and Reflection




    How to add Black or White Colors

    Black: Cause of the Global Lighting so must you make sure that it willl never be true black, cause then it will just look like a black hole, so make them grey instead, it will still look like black in the game.
    White: If you dont want your mod to look like a sun, sure go head if not, make sure that the texture will have bright grey color.

    How to add transperant to a .Diff without a Alpha

    Even if the texture doesnt have alpha channel so can you still add transperant to the model, but it will only work if that model has its alpha channel enabled.
    Just add new layer (it will turn in a alpha channel by default.)

    Can i add semi-transperant to model?

    No. It will only support either 0% or 100%

    How to i remove the "bumps" on my mod?

    Those bumps are coming from the .norm texture, if you want to remove a bump from it just paint over it.
    Or use a norm plugin for Photoshop which will create a new .norm for you.

    How to add Skin Texture to your character.

    Well first you must have painted the skin texture you want on the .diff, after that you copy/paste it to the .cstm on a new layer and then you make a new layer ontop of it and paint red color where you want the skin.
    If you messed it up, just add black color to remove it.

    My Character has the wrong color on the skin.

    Same as above, you didn't paint on the cstm.

    How to add Fake "Glow" Effect.

    If thereisn't any glow added to your model so can you create fake glow to it, it is not as good a real glow effect.
    Diff: Paint bright color on the area
    Spec: Paint bright color on the area
    Norm: Paint with high reflection on the area.

    Can i change the Loading Splash during loading?

    Yes you can find them here:: TERA\Client\S1Game\Splash

    Can i Recolor/Modify the UI/Interface? I hate the design.

    Yes you can find the files inside the TERA\Client\S1Game\CookedPC\Art_Data\Packages\S1UI folderI have already made a cheap ass version here if you want a template or an idea: www.gamevixenzone.net/hot-stuff-21/tera-mods-45/

    How do i add Skin Texture on a Clothing Texture?

    First you must paint skin on the Diff.
    Diff: Before you starting painting check what colors the skin is on Tera and then copy/paste those colors to your mod.
    If you are to lazy just download the Nude Base Event here: http://www.gamevixenzone.net/hot-stuff-21/tera-nude-mods;-continue-[gpk-uthelper]-1453/#post20796
    cstm: Paint Red
    spec: Paint the correct skin shine here and same with Alpha channel or you will have different type of shine
    norm: Remove any clothing bump and fix the Alpha channel so it has the correct amount of reflection.

    How do i make Lace?

    You cant make real Lace in Tera so dont bother trying to make it by adding transperant.Instead of Transperance so do you add skin color under the clothing textures, so it will look like it is transperant.

    UTHelper is importing the wrong dimension

    Save the DDS file either with MIP maps or without MIP maps.
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  2. Apocoh

    Apocoh Vivacious Visitor

    Oct 10, 2014
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    This is excellent. There's a lot of questions out there and this answers almost all of them. Plus the links are really helpful.

    Keep up all the overwhelmingly superb work you put out!

    Btw, I know its under construction, but it appears as though the Asunai's - Tera Modifications, spanner's tera modding (the first link), Swap-costumes-uncomplete, and UtHelper links don't not work for me. It brings up a centurylink search.
  3. Naduron

    Naduron Club Regular Content Creator

    Apr 23, 2012
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    fixed it and UTHelper's page doesnt exist anymore
    Also added Tips Section
  4. Naduron

    Naduron Club Regular Content Creator

    Apr 23, 2012
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    Added a lot more info.

    If there anything you want me to add pls comment.
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  5. Naduron

    Naduron Club Regular Content Creator

    Apr 23, 2012
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    damnnit it went much longer then i thought and im still not close to finished
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  6. WhateverYouSay

    WhateverYouSay Potential Patron

    Jul 2, 2012
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    Hello, thanks for linking my guide to swapping costumes, however as the title says until I'll know how to swap costumes with animated pieces (like skirts and other moving parts) it will be uncompleted, so maybe if you could explain how you did some more "complicated" swaps it will be of a great help. Thanks.
  7. PervySage

    PervySage Potential Patron

    Sep 30, 2016
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    With the Umod instruction #4. Click on [Set Save Directory]. All Cached .DDS from the game will be saved in this folder. Where do we save it which folder do we put it in ?