SEVERANCE, BLADE OF DARKNESS

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Updated July 16, 2005

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TEXTURE EDITOR - BaB.exe
Viewing Texture .mmp


goto MENU File/Open \BoD\Maps\Level\texname.mmp


decide which textures you want to use in your level
(to look at textures, highlight name in list and press Return key to make visible)


write down chosen texture names (case sensitive),


or create custom.DAT, by adding the texnames with .bmps as in format below


or use pre-defined texname.DAT files
.DAT file format



Pre-Defined texname.DAT files for game .mmps (ie. casa.mmp, chaos.mmp,etc)


tex_dats.zip - complete set (19) of texture .DATs


to use .DATs, see LED/Textures below



Extracting .bmps from BaB

Using a screen capture program like WinGrab

Open BaB.exe

Load dwarf.mmp (or whichever .mmp you are extracting from)

Double-click on texture names on left to show pic on right

Start wingrab

Capture screen

Crop pic 256x256 (i use wingrab for this because if you dont move anything between captures, the selection area stays in the same place)

Save as texturename.bmp exactly - case sensitive

Repeat until all pics saved

Use photoshop or similar to batch convert to indexed mode, 256 colors, adaptive palette

Check names are the same as in dwarf.DAT and change to match if needed



Using PrintScreen and Photoshop w/ layers

Texture / Skins Tutorial by Tom Triffic




Compiling .mmps

texture pics must be BMP 256x256x256 colors


keep .bmps and texname.py in Bab.exe directory when compiling .mmp


create texname.py - list of .bmp textures to be imported
texname.py format



Using .mmps


add code to levelname.lvl:
Bitmaps -> ..\..\Levelname\texname.mmp
levelname.lvl format