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In the error messages thread I posted a particular error I've been having in regards to 1 particular skinning project. Initially sent to me by medor, it's an XMAS skin for the Male Soldier.

medor's issue was the Talk Texture wasn't working (turns out it never had one). So along with fixing that issue, I made some other tweaks to the skin.

When I was initially done (not completely as I want to do something with the snowman on the back) I tried testing it but it kept crashing UT... and I can't figure out why.

Tried some other skinning projects to see if the issue was software, but they all worked fine.

So, here's a screenshot from Skinmaker and the BETA version of my project. Anybody want to help me identify the problem?

On a side note, this would never have happened with my previous method of skinning... Gods I miss UnrealEd!
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Does it have higher resolution textures? Or maybe textures are no index color? Just geussing. The face seems highere detailed.
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Baardman wrote: Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:05 pm Does it have higher resolution textures? Or maybe textures are no index color? Just geussing. The face seems highere detailed.
The face is what I was thinking too, but the skin I got this from works fine. · viewtopic.php?t=16083

Plus to be on the safe side, I ran it through multiple graphic conversions to bring the detail down. From .pcx to .png to .jpg then back to .pcx again.
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I'm more irritated by this strange looking gauntlets
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papercoffee wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 4:33 am I'm more irritated by this strange looking gauntlets
I'm debating on changing those too, but first I'd like to be able to select the skin for a bot to test it out on.
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I have no time right now to.look at it on my computer. Buylt from my phone it looks like he has a second darker beard under his white beard of some sort? Maybe make gauntlets look more like snow-gloves i think face looks fine but body can use some tweaking and a bit higher resolution if possible
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Baardman wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 7:15 ama bit higher resolution if possible
Ideally all textures for the Male Soldier need to be 256x256 resolution, except the talk texture which should be 96x96.
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EvilGrins wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 8:54 am
Baardman wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 7:15 ama bit higher resolution if possible
Ideally all textures for the Male Soldier need to be 256x256 resolution, except the talk texture which should be 96x96.
Maybe make the texture different "style" i mean that it looks like a detailed texture that has been sized down now ( hard to explain) Also the gold on the boots does not align at the edge of the boot.

I think you can use a sample of a texture if you google " red fabric"

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Baardman wrote: Wed Jan 10, 2024 12:37 pmMaybe make the texture different "style" i mean that it looks like a detailed texture that has been sized down now ( hard to explain) Also the gold on the boots does not align at the edge of the boot.

I think you can use a sample of a texture if you google " red fabric"
Trying not to alter the skin too much from the original material, as medor only wanted me to enable a Talk Texture.

He's already not thrilled I named it "Kringle".   
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I tried changing the head, but it still didn't work. @Baardman appears to be right about the suit.
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EvilGrins wrote: Tue Jan 09, 2024 8:02 pm When I was initially done (not completely as I want to do something with the snowman on the back) I tried testing it but it kept crashing UT... and I can't figure out why.
Is anything in the logs?
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papercoffee wrote: Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:37 amIs anything in the logs?
Didn't even think to check, thought the logs were only for in-game content.
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Via the SkinCity database, this is the original skin for Santa.

May try to correct the issue by sampling from this.
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Again, not an issue I'd ever had when I was skinning with UnrealEd... but I tried another skin with a complex fabric for Female Starfleet Officers (basically dressed a nude skin) and as soon as I tried to load it into UT... the game crashed.

How do I know the issue is Skinmaker? Because I made the Red Shirts skin with UnrealEd, which is where I got the "fabric" for Female Starfleet Officers and it worked fine.
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There must be a step missing. I had never problems with skin-maker.
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papercoffee wrote: Mon Jan 29, 2024 1:34 am There must be a step missing. I had never problems with skin-maker.
And I've made a number of other skins with it, but it seems to have a problem with specific more detailed types of textures.

Every time I run into this issue, I make another skin with it... and that works, so it is working but it has a problem with certain things.
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