Change Portrait Style?

Discussion in 'Fallout Tactics Modding' started by xxxRedMetalxxx, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    Jun 4, 2013
    My question is;

    Can I change the portraits so that they no longer have green lines over them?
    For example;

    The green lines show over the actual portrait in-game and I suppose thats one of the things fallout always did. But in my new project I will be needing a more photo-realistic approach to the portraits. I know that the actual png/zar for each portrait does not have the lines but I can't seem to find where else they may be coming from...
     
  2. Mateo_Frozen

    Mateo_Frozen First time out of the vault

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    Well i am not a expert but i remember some one was asking similar question and repply was HARD CODED
     
  3. RobertHouse

    RobertHouse Fallout Tactics Moderator Modder

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    Yes Hard Coded!
     
  4. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    What exactly does that mean and can I still change it?
     
  5. der Fluger

    der Fluger First time out of the vault
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    xxxRedMetalxxx, that mean you need to edit BOS.EXE to disable this stripes. And this is not so easy.
     
  6. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    Jun 4, 2013
    hmm,
    I would still like to look into this and even if I cannot do it myself for some reason, maybe someone else could have a go????

    So how do I do it?
     
  7. RobertHouse

    RobertHouse Fallout Tactics Moderator Modder

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    First off you have to have any HEX Editor and know how to yous it and its extremely complicated, that's why there's no mods that include this feature, I would say give up on this question!

    If you thank I don't know what I'm talking about get a HEX Editor and open the BOS.EXE there is all sorts of code and you have to know what all the lines of code meen this is a whole new level of modding!

    Only skilled programmers know how to edit this stuff that's how FT Improver was made.
     
  8. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    Jun 4, 2013
    Hmmmmmmmm....

    Interesting.

    After all these years thats why I could not find where those damn green lines come from...
    But, you know, I'm going to give it a go.

    Over the years scripting and programming has been a thorn in my side and even though it's not my strong-suit, I have had many a battle with what seems to be the impossible or impenetrable for someone of my experience and had a lot of success in this area.
    Now, since it would seem that I have awoken a sleeping dragon that no-one else seems to want to mess with. I think I will be the one that puts it back to sleep! Unless somebody else gets there before me...
    I will try my best and give this a go.
     
  9. RobertHouse

    RobertHouse Fallout Tactics Moderator Modder

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    I to am a excellent programmer, hmmm i will play with this too.
     
  10. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    Jun 4, 2013
    OMG! I have the code right in front of me...

    I am using a hex editor and I am looking at the BOS exe and, well, I dont know what the hell I am looking at!!!

    Countless research into this matter has brought up nothing and I am beginning to think I am one of the first people to actually attempt this. I will persist at it but help would definately be appreciated.
     
  11. RobertHouse

    RobertHouse Fallout Tactics Moderator Modder

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    Jun 9, 2013
    I have some code on my PC that i will post here soon that will fix some things... i have to find them so may take time.
     
  12. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    Jun 4, 2013
    I am thinking that it has something to do with this;



    But I could be wrong so I don't want to tamper with it untill I know what it is I am doing.

    Does anybody know what this is I am looking at? And what the values mean?
     
  13. RobertHouse

    RobertHouse Fallout Tactics Moderator Modder

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    No luck with finding the codes :(
     
  14. Mateo_Frozen

    Mateo_Frozen First time out of the vault

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  15. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    Jun 4, 2013
    Shit man, that was you?

    I was looking at that a few days ago, it seems to be the only reference to what I am asking, and the only other time that this question was asked. Im looking into this occasionally, I won't give it up.

    If I have time, I'll try to track this Retlaw83 guy down.

    Thanks Mateo
     
  16. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    Jun 4, 2013
    No, can't seem to contact him.
    I am still no further with this, I keep changing random bits of code near the portrait areas. I think there are three sections of the code that are something to do with portraits, but nothing seems to happen if I change values around them.
    Hmmm.... really want to figure this one out....
     
  17. RobertHouse

    RobertHouse Fallout Tactics Moderator Modder

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    Jun 9, 2013
    Good luck!
     
  18. diablo7707

    diablo7707 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?
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    pe explorer, has anyone tried?
     
  19. xxxRedMetalxxx

    xxxRedMetalxxx Moderator, Game Developer Modder

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    pe explorer? what is that?[/quote]
     
  20. RobertHouse

    RobertHouse Fallout Tactics Moderator Modder

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    Pe Explorer is a EXE Editor it works a lot better but its not free :(