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Skinning Arca Sim Racing

Gareth Hickling

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Feb 17, 2008
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Here I will add my personal and public skins.


First up are a couple of my private league skins, Im no superstar skinner but I like to paint them myself and base them on real life paintjobs.

79 Dodge based on Elliot Sadlers 09 Best buy ride.




79 Dodge based on Tony Stewarts 09 Burger King ride (tho he has not used it yet this season)




Mello Yello




Of course they are a complete set with Hauler, Pitbox, Driver cards ect ect. More will be added in time once I get around to finishing em.
 

Bram Hengeveld

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Getting hungry looking at that Burger King livery! Do you have them in Denny's outfit too? :D
 

Gareth Hickling

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The Burger King skin is nicknamed "Fast food" lol. Im currently working on a Subway skin loosely based on a Carl Edwards skin.
 

Gareth Hickling

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Feb 17, 2008
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ARCA Skinning Guide

Car viewer



Templates


When skinning save all files as a .jpeg to view them in the viewer, Once you are done save a .DDS with a setting of DXT5 ARGB 8 bpp | interpolated alpha


Save files as

Vehicle file
XX.veh
Carskin
XX.dds
Pitbox
XXpitbox.dds
Hauler
XXplpop.dds
Rims
XXrims.dds
Helmet
XXhelmet.dds
Driver suit
XXdriver.dds
Dashboard logo
XXextra1.dds
Driver Card
XXCARD.tga <----Driver card must be saved as a .tga not a .dds file

*XX denotes car number


A sample of my vehicle file, Copy one of the original .veh files for whatever car make you are using and edit the data.

DefaultLivery="79.dds"< ---- change this to match your car skin file
Color=(255,255,255)
HDVehicle=ARCA_DODGE.hdv
Graphics=ARCA_upgrades.gen
Spinner=ARCA_spinner.gen
Upgrades=ARCA_upgrades.ini
GenString=CHAR
Cameras=ARCA_cams.cam // Defaults to cams.cfg in UserData directory
Sounds=ARCA.sfx
HeadPhysics=ARCA_headphysics.ini // Affects driver eyepoint only
Cockpit=ARCA_cockpitinfo.ini
//////////////////////////TEAM HISTORY AND INFORMATION///////////////////////////////////////////

Number=79
Team="79"
PitGroup="Group1"
Driver="G Hickling"
Description="#79 Rizzla Racing Dodge"
Engine="350 ci"
Manufacturer="Dodge"
Classes="ARCA"
FullTeamName="#79 Gareth Hickling"
TeamFounded=2008
TeamHeadquarters="Loughborough"
TeamStarts=0
TeamPoles=0
TeamWins=0
TeamWorldChampionships=0
Category="ARCA RE/MAX Series 2007"


Also dont forget to change the name of the .veh file to match your car number.

Please be aware the server must have the skin installed for it to be used online without mismatches.
 
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Jamsie's Garage

My skins for the #9 car

Main Old Speckled Hen #9 scheme


Alternative Old Speckled Hen #9 scheme


2nd sponsor Friar Tucks #9 scheme
 

Javier Roy

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Oct 25, 2008
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Is there a skinset I may download before racing?.

Is my usual number (27) free in race department?

Gareth, just a personnal favoure: I do not know how to paint a car, can you take my car from "race sims" and introduce it in the set (if it exists and my no. is available)?. Thx a lot.
 

Gareth Hickling

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There is no skinpack at the moment, we are just running the standard skins currently. Hopefully we will have a skinpack sorted in the future for leagues and alike! :)
 

Gareth Hickling

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Feb 17, 2008
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Skinpack: Reserved numbers

As a few would like to run custom skins for our ARCA racing I suggest before we all go painting we should reserve a number for your ride and the skinpack.
If you do not intend on running a custom skin there will be no need for you to select car or number but you can reserve a standard car if you so wish.
Please request a number here and I will add it to the list. No duplicates please :)

Templates and viewer are in the download section here at RD.
More info to come on a skinpack soon!


Selected numbers


1 & 11 / Sebastien Levret
5 & 62 / Christopher Aponte
06 / Ingemar Petersson (standard skin)
9 / Jamsie Naughton
12 / James Johnson
16 / Xosé Estrada
17 / Tim Ling
22 / Rob Maytum
27 / Bram Hengeveld
28 / Olaf Mechau
31 / Steven Palmer
32 / Ben Tusting
42 / Lars Strijdonck
48 / Roy Stevens
52 / Gerard van Langevelde
55 / Jai Spencer
60 / Bjorn de Haas
61 / Jeff Johnstone
62 / Eric Martel
64 / Dolf Bouw
72 / Lee Clifford
73 / Scott Malcolm
74 / Mark A Warmington
77 / Javier Roy
79 / Gareth Hickling
81 / Sebastien Bortoli
83 / Maurice Hurkmans
87 / Robin van Brenk
93 / Bert Van Waes
99 / Patrick van Driel