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Extracting CEP heads for Character Creation

Post by Ramana Jala on Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:52 pm

Crideas told me that I could have gotten CEP heads available at my character creation, if I had extracted the heads from the CEP hak and stuck them in my Override folder. Well, I'm interested in making another character, and so I went about trying to do this, to save my new character the 5k to go rightaway to the ingame shoppe to get a new head.

So, I downloaded a few hak extractors and model viewers, and started with extracting "cep2_add_phenos1.hak" of all the heads it contained, hoping that the Female Elven heads were there. I obtained all the MDL files out of that hak, and went to look at them to find which group I wanted. I did guess the Female Elves were the "pfe" group, but when I went to look at one, the model was without textures, just a white head outline.

So, could I get some advice on this procedure? What all do I have to have to put in my Override folder to get Female Elven head textures available at character creation? Do I need tgas from somewhere also? And btw, which hak extractor and model viewer do you use and recommend as the best?

Thanks!
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Re: Extracting CEP heads for Character Creation

Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:30 pm

I use NWN Explorer reborn for viewing/extracting.

In addition to the pfe* head models, you'll want the .plt files with the same exact names.

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Re: Extracting CEP heads for Character Creation

Post by Ramana Jala on Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:01 pm

I exported all the "pfe17_head0**.mdl" from "cep2_add_phenos1.hak".

Then the closest thing I could find to ".plt with the same exact names" were not in the CEP, but in the "DTH_plt_pack.hak", that contained textures that looked like the right ones, labeled "pfe0_head0**.plt". Are these the right ones?

But then... I went to look into my Override folder. Funny thing, these "pfe0_head0**.plt" files were already there, think they came from the "Eyes" override. So maybe I don't even have to worry about finding the .plt files, if these ones in the Override folder are these files (updated for lip color and eye color, if I recall correctly)?

Thanks a bunch for the help!

P.S. - BTW, was the "Eyes" override supposed to give us control over changing eye color?
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A being created by shadow and water, a wizard.
Is actually another persona of Ramana.

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