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Skin sharing: how does it work ?

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Gijs van Elderen, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    I got an intresting question from @Nicolas Delamare :thumbsup:

    Hi, I need some tips about the skinshare: Xavier Poirel have sent to me te replay of the 1st race at Suzuka, and my car isn't displayed with my skin, why, and how to resolve that ?
     
  2. Gijs van Elderen

    Gijs van Elderen
    Premium Member

    First things first:
    How does skin sharing work?

    So you have an "xxxxalt.dds" assigned to a car and you join a server.

    Your skin uploads to the server. In the "packages/skins" folder of the server. (Now you know what the skins-folder is doing in your packages folder. If you don't host, it's unused)

    The xxxxalt.dds file gets a user "prefix" this is a unique rF2 ID number.
    You can find this ID number in the player.json. (Don't change it!!!)

    For example: "xxxxalt.dds" becomes "_12345_xxxxalt.dds"

    That file will upload to each client into the UserData/player/settings/"Carmod"/"carnumber" folder.

    So Nicolas is using somebody else his replay. The replay file is looking for Nicolas his skin _12345_xxxxalt.dds. But it isn't there... Only as xxxxalt.dds

    So what Nicolas needs to do is
    - find his unique ID number in the player.json
    - make copy of his skin in the same folder.
    - and name it with his prefix number: _userID_xxxxalt.dds


    My guess is that @Xavier Poirel his skin isn't showing as well. ;)
    For that to happen you need to reverse the process.

    - Find Xavier Poirel's skin
    - make copy in the folder
    - remove the _userID_ predix

    Note: i think Xavier is using a default skin... So no problem there. :cool:
     
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  3. Thanks Gijs, a lot ! I think the process is done right now, I'll check back with it later !
     
  4. David O'Reilly

    David O'Reilly
    A bad quali means I can go forwards in the race.

    BTW did anyone see the stunning Simpit skin last night?:cool: