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Custom Skins in build 118

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Alen Pecanin, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. so I've made a skin for the renault clio in photoshop.. saved it as a dds file.. named it clio_15alt.dds and put it into userdata/player/settings/Clio_Cup/ folder.. still it doesnt show up in-game.. what have I done wrong? can somebody help? I've been on youtube.. even downloaded a rf2 skin to see if I did everything right, but cant make it work

    thanks in advance for help

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  2. Custom skins has been put off in Build 118. They are working on a new system for adding custom skins wich should make this easier in the future.
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  3. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    There is a way to make it work again, but that only works offline, as you have to make a whole new component for the class you made a skin for. It's a lot of work for 1 skin :) I wouldnt do that. Just wait and see what kind of new feature they will think of.
  4. thanks for the feedback

    but with that said when it comes to adding skins etc. Cant I just make a couple .dds files/skins and wait for the next build, assuming they wont change the whole skin adding system etc?
  5. Yes, i guess you can make skins and save them as .dds because the templates won't change. But as said, you can't get them ingame in this build simply. It could be an option to do an extra install, but then the previous build. But I don't know if that works though.
  6. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Yes, that will work. However, you will only be able to use that offline, as most servers are updated to the latest build.
  7. thanks for the feedback guys.. looks like its time to skin everything that can be skinned, I just hope it doesnt take x amount of months before the next build :D
  8. ^

    Marco.. do you have the older build installed? just wondering.. if so, could I send my skin to you so I can see how it turned out? its my first time skinning on rfactor 2.. and havent been sim racing for almost 2 years before recently.. I just wanna see if it turned out right and if I saved the dds file the correct way.. just curious :)
  9. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

  10. ^done. thank you
  11. You have to save your .dds as that


    You have to create 1 new folder on setup: Renault_clio and a sub-folder for the car number clio_xx. Copy your dds on

    My clio simspon cup on build 118:


    And my F1isiR build 118:


    If you want to know the name of folder? Check with MAS2 open a .mas of the vehicles and find where are the .dds file for the vhl. You can find all .mas in mydocs/rfactor2/installed/vehicles/... And a soft MAS2 into support.
    Don't change nothing on the vehicles .mas . You will be excluded by server in the online game !!!!

    I hope i help more peoples with this tips.
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  12. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater (O.O.O.)

    Canged the topic title, and put a direct link to your post in the opening post. Thanks for the good tip, I am sure more will appreciate it :)
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  13. I'm going to do a better post ;)
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