Tutorial for added ship models with UE With new ship packs

HOW TO: add ship models with UE (ship packs); support/discussion/questions

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Post by JeanLucPicard1 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:34 am

Thank you for this very supportive documentation. Once I figured it out, it was a snap to replace my Fed Destroyer I with the Soyuz.

I'd also like to put the Yridian Scout back in the game from Vanilla. Could I get a list of the files I need to extract from Vanilla stbof.res?

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Post by thunderchero » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:21 pm

no need to extract files from res.

just open a vanilla game with UE and create ship pack select Yridian Scout and export. then open modded game you want to add Yridian Scout and import same way you did soyuz.

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Post by sean_west » Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:08 pm

I have been installing them manually and then exporting them into ship packs.

This helps out later when mixing ships.
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Post by JeanLucPicard1 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:37 am

Come to think of it, it would be great if we could get the Yridian Destroyer in UDM III.

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Post by thunderchero » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:52 pm

Hi Everyone,

Here is Dr_Breen's ships he sent me awhile ago (sorry it took so long to post). The ship pack has been setup with 256x256 gifs to be more compatible with some mods.

In this ship pack is new dominion ships, new borg ships, new cardassian ships, new federation ships, 1 klingon and 1 romulan ship.

As always this is for personal use only
If yo plan to use any part of these file in a mod you need to ask permission first.

Dr_Breen ship pack

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Post by thunderchero » Sun Oct 19, 2008 12:56 am

Seventh tutorial; How to lower palettes used.

this will reduce used palette from 119 to 102. By all races and minors using the same explosions textures.

Fisrt you will need to download these files;

palette.rar

Download and unrar to location of your choice.

Next open UE and add files to res file from edit\Other\Files.



Next use add button and browse for the file you just downloaded. Then add all file from "gifs and hobs" folder.

If you have made no changes to res file you can also add palette.lst from "vanilla palette.lst" folder.

If you added palette.lst you are done. and save.

If you did not add palette.lst you will need to set palette for gifs.

With UE from edit\Graphics\Textures.



Next select cbboom.gif from drop down menu and select "use own palette"



next repeat last step with cgndexp.gif, csboom.gif, cshock.gif from drop down menu.

Next select fbboom.gif and click on remove.



next repeat last step for fgndexp.gif, fsboom.gif, fshock.gif, hbboom.gif, hgndexp.gif, hsboom.gif, hshock.gif, kbboom.gif, kgndexp.gif, ksboom.gif, mbboom.gif, mgndexp.gif, msboom.gif, rbboom.gif, rgndexp.gif, rsboom.gif, rshock.gif.

Next click on trim palette list and save.

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Post by stardust » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:31 am

Just a word of warning, Firefox doesn't like that download link for the Palette.rar for some reason. It just came up with a garbled page of nonsense :lol:

Explorer's fine though :D
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Post by thunderchero » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:55 pm

Hi everyone,

Here is a new ship pack "Ship Pack 1" This ship pack has a few new ships but most are from old ship install post.

Also I have been working with DCER and he has added a preview image option for each ship in UE. and in tooltips (when mouse is over ship thumb) in UE it will give size of ship model in kb. this can be used to determine if model is a high poly ship or a low poly ship model.

vanilla model sizes: 1kb-89kb
low poly model size: 90kb-225kb
high poly model size: 226-up
I am sure some people will think 225kb would be a high poly but 500kb is max limit of hob files.

remember if you plan on releasing any models in any way you need permission from creator. creator info is also in new tooltips option of UE.

Note; these option are only on UE 0.6.8a

ship_pack_1.zip

Here is a preview of the 64 ships in this ship pack 1.
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Post by thunderchero » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:12 pm

Hi everyone again,

Here is a new ship pack "Ship Pack 2" This ship pack has a few new ships but most are from old ship install post (federation only).

remember if you plan on releasing any models in any way you need permission from creator. creator info is also in new tooltips option of UE.

Note; these option are only on UE 0.6.8a

ship_pack_2

Here is a preview of the 46 ships in this ship pack .
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Post by thunderchero » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:30 pm

Hi everyone again,

Here is a new ship pack "UDM3.0.i" This ship pack has same ships as other UDM ship pack but preview images have been added and all ships are in one pack.

remember if you plan on releasing any models in any way you need permission from creator. creator info is also in new tooltips option of UE.

Note; these option are only on UE 0.6.8a

ship_pack_UDM3.0.i.zip

Here is a preview of the 74 ships in this ship pack.
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Post by thunderchero » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:59 pm

Hi everyone again,

Here is a new ship pack "UCW 2.0.0" This ship pack has many new minor ships from a later to be released mod. also you might see some vanilla models but phasers have been changed so they match all other minors ship models.

remember if you plan on releasing any models in any way you need permission from creator. creator info is also in new tooltips option of UE.

Note; these option are only on UE 0.6.8a

UCW2.0.0.zip

Here is a preview of the 40 ships in this ship pack.
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Still to come Dr_Breens ship pack, UM4, Delta mod ship packs

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Post by Army40 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:04 pm

Silly question maybe but where can I find UE 0.6.8dev12?

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Post by thunderchero » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:32 pm

Army40 wrote:Silly question maybe but where can I find UE 0.6.8dev12?
Not a silly question.

EDIT: Use new version
UE 0.6.8a

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Post by Army40 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:40 pm

thunderchero wrote:
Army40 wrote:Silly question maybe but where can I find UE 0.6.8dev12?
Not a silly question.
UE 0.6.8dev12

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Post by thunderchero » Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:34 pm

No problem Army40,

Also Updated version of UE with all these options, hopfully should be released shortly.

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