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Where can I get started on learning to mod?

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Where can I get started on learning to mod?

Postby udm » 09 Apr 2009 00:54

I'd like to start a project of my own on DBTS. I have modelling skills with Lightwave, and I can do texturing with Photoshop. I looked through the DBTS files using ATDpacker, but I'm still not quite sure where to begin

Let's say I want to begin by attempting to remake Enric. Some questions:

a) where can I get the Lightwave exporter? I read that it exists somewhere, but I can't find it, probably because the game's modding community isn't really active atm

b) Is there a tutorial that can get me started on doing models for DBTS? What I mean is, I'm not quite sure how the animations work in DBTS. Are the different limbs separate models being linked together in another file?

c) Actually, are there tutorials at all for, you know, any aspect of modding DBTS?

It's all very confusing working with something new like that. I really hope someone can give me a hand to get me started
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Postby udm » 09 May 2009 04:51

Just so you guys know, I still check here actively, hoping for a reply to my post :(
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Postby tons0phun » 05 Jun 2009 01:53

Stay strong-willed!

Maybe PM some other people around here, 'cause you know how forums send auto-notifications to people for that stuff. Get their attention.

I don't mod anything myself, I just love DBtS. So that's as useful as I'll be!
Good luck!
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Postby udm » 11 Jun 2009 15:16

It's sad that the community isn't big. I think that if we have a large modding community, we can do something awesome with DBTS, especially considering how its a one-of-its-kind in the market right now

Just hoping that Hazard is still active, otherwise... :(
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Postby Hazard » 14 Jun 2009 02:33

Well, "active"... i'm still alive at least. ;) Haven't had much time to spend on modding and stuff like this for a while now. Pretty busy with RL stuff.

For model editing i only used the very old DbtS model editor of mine, which is FAR from comfortable. Never used Lightwave, thus i do not know how to get it to work with DbtS models.

I currently got several unfinished DbtS projects like the level editor announced years ago. :oops: At least i am finally able to run DbtS again, now i just need some free time.
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Postby udm » 17 Jun 2009 11:22

At least i am finally able to run DbtS again, now i just need some free time.


That's enough consolation. How's the work on DX9 coming along?

Lightwave can convert to MAX files, and Blender, and other formats .obj. Do you know if any of these file formats work with DBTS?
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Postby Hazard » 17 Jun 2009 15:04

That's enough consolation. How's the work on DX9 coming along?

Lightwave can convert to MAX files, and Blender, and other formats .obj. Do you know if any of these file formats work with DBTS?


Highres and widescreen support works well already, but still needs alot of work.

The only model format supported by DbtS is the OFF format. I am also not able to change that with the DX9 engine. I'd love to make DbtS more flexible for texture and model formats, but to do this i have to hook alot deeper into the graphics engine.
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Postby udm » 17 Jun 2009 19:36

Ah well. It's too bad then. Thanks so much for the effort you've put in to the modding community

Anyway, if you have the time, stop by the GOG DBTS forum to say hello. It's definitely more active than here :P
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