NPC Armor

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by fallout ranger, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    Here is my idea, I would have done it if I had the skills and tools.

    I propose that someone make different NPC artwork for the different armor they wear. Now this wouldn't mean just changing their .frms to other stock ones. I'm talking about something more expansive.

    For example, Vic, whatever armor he may be wearing, would have a bulge in whatever armor he's wearing for his gut. Maybe sulik would scrawl some tribal markings on his armor or have some trophies (skulls etc). Cassidy would go without his helmet at all times and have his bald head showing. Myron...I don't know what to do about him, give him a pocket protector and make him skinny or something. It always felt retarded late in the game when you'd have power armor and there would be a kid in red sneakers and a tribal with no shirt tagging along with you.
     
  2. Oracle

    Oracle Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    921
    May 19, 2003
    Way to much work.


    end of story.
     
  3. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Vic would be a nightmare unless he went on a diet of something :)
     
  4. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    Of all, he is least important, since vic is a weak NPC anyway.
     
  5. Neo Decoy

    Neo Decoy First time out of the vault

    39
    Sep 26, 2005
    Actually i got 1/2 way through this(only for the player followers) a few years ago before i got hit with a HD crash... rather annoying. It didnt take too long(in teh grand scheme of things), basicly just exported all the frames from the player and the main rotation ones from the critter i was editing and pasted the heads over the players etc...

    Basicly 1 bottle of your preferred spirit + 2 bottles of mixer + a few hours ... a day actually + a lot of your favorite music = the new critters lol.

    If only i had that much time still on my hands :s damn partners and their constant want of attention :P
     
  6. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004

    Slight modifications to this would be easy, no?
     
  7. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Neo is right it's easy enough to do but its time consuming.
     
  8. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    But well worth the time I should think.
     
  9. MIB88

    MIB88 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Modder

    Feb 22, 2005
    You're right. Please upload your work here when it is completed. Thanks!
     
  10. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    Well um, uh...


    How DO you edit FRMs anyway? I never got that deep into FO modding.
     
  11. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Download FrameAnimator fromt he downloads section here at NMA

    Open the FRM and then save it as a frameanimator project, this will save the actual images as separate bmp/png/gif files from there you can edit them then open the project with frame animator and then create a new FRM.

    done :)
     
  12. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    How do you extract the FRMs from the game files? Mine don't show up.
     
  13. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
    Download a DAT extractor such as Dat Explorer and then extract the critters.dat file.
     
  14. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    Um, speedbump.

    samples:






    pay no attention to the DEMO overlay, it's just how my program saves GIFs.





    But anyways, when i try to upload BMPs to make an FRM in the FRM Workshop, they come out like this:




    Yes the pallete is loaded, and yes they are at 8 bpp. :?
     
  15. Wild_qwerty

    Wild_qwerty Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 2, 2004
  16. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    Hey, thanks.

    You can always count on qwerty to solve your FO problems.
     
  17. Neo Decoy

    Neo Decoy First time out of the vault

    39
    Sep 26, 2005
    How is this going so far? Its been on my list for a while to complete - but im still waiting for the time - and the vodka :P
     
  18. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

    783
    Sep 18, 2004
    I have most of the Leather jacket for cassidy done, and I started on the metal...





    Oh and, some thoughts...



    Cassidy:
    Combat Armor:Leave as is
    All Others:add bald head
    PA:Palidin w/o helmet


    Sulik:
    Combat and Power Armor: add scrawlings and decorations
    All others : no shoes, add tribal head (slightly diffeent than normal)


    Myron:
    All: make skinny or use female base
    PA: leave as is
    Cmbt armor: make skinny ONLY
    all others: add blonde hair


    Vic :
    all: as is but add gut if possible
     
  19. Nimrod

    Nimrod It Wandered In From the Wastes

    196
    Sep 24, 2007
    I'd personally *love* to have the Cassidy/bald headed guy usable as your PC appearance. Sounds like you're putting in a LOT of time here, and it's appreciated. I really wish I knew dick-all about graphics so I could lend a hand, I'd volunteer in a heartbeat.

    That would be a great series of mods. Some would be really difficult, like the black guy, but most could be done with the head swap method.
     
  20. Demonslayer

    Demonslayer Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    968
    Aug 8, 2005
    Sometimes it looks like the head kinda isn't attached to the body.