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Rank mod questions
#1
Hello folks,

I am trying to put the finishing touches on an Imperial rank mod I've been working on (with much help from Timbab, Wefi, Haze, Viaron and others) and I have a few questions that I would like to get answered so I can polish it off:

1) Has anyone completed a chart of shirt .iff filenames matching them with their in game names? It would help me a ton, and I've started one but if there is one already completed that saves me some time.

2) Is basically in this picture:

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EDIT: And a video that kind of shows what I'm after:



 
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#2
1)
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2) Think about this: That's not how Imperial Insignia's worked. They would never vary based on the color of the shirt, and realistically, gray/black and white were the only colors that ever wore Rank Insignia's.

Read These:
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rank_insignia_plaque
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Rank_insi...ld_version
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Military_rank
Viaron
 
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#3
(2014-05-29, 05:57 AM)Viaron Wrote: 2) Think about this: That's not how Imperial Insignia's worked. They would never vary based on the color of the shirt, and realistically, gray/black and white were the only colors that ever wore Rank Insignia's.

Ahh, you misunderstand Smile

Rank mods work like this: the rank device that the NPC wears (like rank_imp_colonel.lmg) is added to an shirt's .sat file, so that shirt then adds the rank device to itself in game. You then throw the Long Formal Jacket over the shirt, and the rank_imp_colonel file is programmed to appear over the Long Formal Jacket (in the NPC .cdfs I suppose)

So, in essence, the shirt is a vehicle by which non-NPC Imperials (and Rebels I suppose) can display rank bars and code cylinders like their NPC counterparts.

Example:

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This is me, modded up and with my RP rank of Sergeant First Class. If I took off my Long Formal Jacket, you would see me wearing a Form-Fitting Undershirt with the rank devices attached to it.

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This is a guildmate of mine, who is an ISB Lieutenant. Similarly, if he removed his jacket he would be wearing a Shortsleeve Shirt with the rank devices attached to it.

The color of the undershirt is immaterial, and in the Stormtrooper Pauldron mod (that uses the Casual Shirt), the color of the shirt can change the color of the pauldron (their individual palettes are linked).

What I am trying to do is save space and maintain some immerson by putting as many ranks as possible on as few undershirts as possible, so not every random person on the street looks like an Imperial colonel or captain or moff or what have you. I am hoping that there is some trick or gimmick I can use to tell the shirt to display rank_imperial_x when some arbitrary condition is met (like the coloring of a shirt).

I hope this fleshes out the 2nd question a bit better. Big Grin
 
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#4
That's a timbaby question.
Viaron
 
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#5
(2014-05-29, 11:04 AM)Viaron Wrote: That's a timbaby question.

/emote runs up to the rooftop and turns on the Timbab signal
 
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