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#1 sunalp2

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:33 PM

I've made a new starter for my GTR2 track: Albert Park 1958.

He is based on the GPL starter that I think came from Bremgarten.

What format do I need to change him to for GPL so I can share the files here?

How many MIP's, and what is the naming sequence?

For GTR2 there are 8 .dds files

I'm also happy to do the flags of other countries, and a generic green flag.


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#2 gliebzeit

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:46 PM

Here ya go.

The starter object is named 'drop.3do'.  When activated from the gpl.exe (or mod variant exe) it will animate and 'call' the following srb files: drop1.srb - drop6.srb

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#3 Paul Skingley

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 08:51 AM

The starter and the flag men texture colours for the animated part of the srb are indexed.
Make a note of the original format so you can replicate it.

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 09:01 AM

I find that the best way to replicate the coloring used in an srb file (or other indexed graphic file) is to load the original into IrfanView, under /Image/Palette/Export Palette - save the resultant PAL file.  Then, when you make a new indexed file load the alpha channel graphic (*_ti) into IrfanView, then Import Palette - the PAL file that you saved before.  Finally, you can make any color-changes and then save the result.

Hope this helps.  Let me know if you need any more info.

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#5 sunalp2

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 05:24 PM

Thanks for the information Greg and Paul. It's a bit more complicated than I thought.

I'll see how I go.

#6 Michkov

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 02:13 AM

He's also a global file as far as I know. So you end up with the Australian flag everywhere.

#7 sunalp2

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 11:51 PM

View PostMichkov, on 16 January 2022 - 02:13 AM, said:

He's also a global file as far as I know. So you end up with the Australian flag everywhere.

Well that is a problem. If I get it working, I'll change it to the generic green flag.

#8 sunalp2

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Posted 18 February 2022 - 06:11 PM

View Postgliebzeit, on 14 January 2022 - 06:46 PM, said:

Here ya go.

The starter object is named 'drop.3do'.  When activated from the gpl.exe (or mod variant exe) it will animate and 'call' the following srb files: drop1.srb - drop6.srb

What program do I need to save a .dds file as .srb?

#9 Paul Skingley

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Posted 19 February 2022 - 06:35 AM

First you need to convert .dds to .bmp.

I use DTXBMP freeware from here
https://flyawaysimul...-bitmap-editor/


From .bmp you can convert to anything.

Use winmip2 or papybmp to create .srb texture from .bmp


Hope that helps :)

#10 sunalp2

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Posted 20 February 2022 - 12:40 AM

Thank you.