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I'm just wondering if anybody knows about this topic .. there's an actor variant tag with upper and lower color bounds, but I notice with the grunt minor that there is no color value, even though the grunt major has a color value. In fact, grunt minor meta is about x20 bytes shorter, leaving out the array which is supposed to hold the value
I prefer to play on the TV. I'm not a serious gamer, hence why I'm just trying to do some reskinning mods and aesthetic stuff to visually enhance the game a bit for myself .. the more I look into this though I may get HCE so I can get into making machinemas
FYI, I found the offsets for Color of emitted light lower and upper in the meta file, from offset x78-x83 and x84-x8F. I used a hex editor and voila, glowing.
Edited by KasperZERO on Feb 22, 2017 at 03:34 PM
You know what, considering that, I'll invest in getting Halo PC if I can find a copy. Just never owned the game for computer tbh. I always loved Xbox.
Still if you happen to know something about this I would appreciate any advice you could offer, even if somebody could just confirm that this is possible to do either on the Xbox or on CE.
I know this may not be the place for help modding Xbox when this is a CE forum, but all the Xbox forums are (to my knowledge at least) all down. You guys have still just helped me out a ton though.
Because I'm mostly trying to mod for Xbox. Never used HEK before.
In HMT and Eschaton I see color of emitted light. I change that but no difference.
glow as in the surface, made with bitmaps and multipurpose. Like how the text on ammo models or the red cross on health packs glow. Grunts also have small white lights on their backpacks. Plasma rifles have glowing symbols and things. This kind of glow, nothing to do with lens flares or dynamic lighting.
So jackals, for example. I color their eyes green in the multipurpose and inject that back into the map but that doesn't do it. I'm assuming I have to modify shaders also but don't know what I need to do to them.
If you could even just point me to some documentation or tutorials regarding this stuff that would be awesome. I don't know where else to look for halo modding resources anymore. Been searching
Edited by KasperZERO on Feb 21, 2017 at 01:23 PM
It's nice to see some of the Halo modding community is still around.
@lolslayer, yes, like the red cross on first aid kits or those glowing logos and things on elites.
@R93 Sniper I modified the green channel of the multipurpose bitmap. could you go into more detail about compiling the bitmap and the shader?
is there a way to mod enemy bitmaps (the multipurpose etc) to make them glow? if not how could I make certain features of enemies glow, like eyes etc?
Tucker, it worked Thanks buddy
I used Eschaton 0.8.2, imported all black bitmaps over each lightmap in the set.
Jade this is exactly what I'm aiming for. I thought it was possible this way but I can't find any resources for this anymore :/
I save the files from Photoshop CS2 using the Nvidia plugin as 5.6.5 RGB 16 bpp unsigned, No MIP maps. The file size remains the same and so I can inject back into the level with HMT without having to correct the size.
I just want to mention also when I try to go down the list of bitmaps injecting in sequence I get an error: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. So instead I click on another tag and then click back on the lightmap tag before I move on to the next image in the set.
Edited by KasperZERO on Feb 17, 2017 at 12:10 PM
I modified the files in PS and was able to maintain the correct file size so it doesn't need to be updated. I inject everything back in order, but when the map loads it's all red and yellow checkered everywhere
Is there something I'm missing? I don't understand how things could be getting out of order, unless there are more bitmaps I'm missing in another tag.
Edited by KasperZERO on Feb 17, 2017 at 10:58 AM
I'm trying to mod a Halo 1 Xbox level to make it night. I thought the lightmaps were stored as bitmaps under levels/test/bloodgulch/bloodgulch, but when I modify those files the lightmap seems to have changed but the map's glitched red and yellow, not dark or black
Does anyone know how to properly change the lighting of a map with HMT or another tool?