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Offline undedavenger

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Disappearing textures on signs
« on: April 12, 2019, 04:54:30 PM »
Trying to make better signs for some of the businesses in Santa Monica. Modded the sign for the arcade on the pier as well as Foxy Boxes, but they just appear gray in-game. Do I need to make some sort of adjustment to the vmt file or something? I did the kilpatricks bail bonds sign and it worked just fine.

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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 07:22:38 PM »
Maybe the alpha channel?
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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 07:53:57 PM »
Tried that. Literally anything I do causes it. If I just extract the tga and then repack into ttz it still does it. These are the only textures I've had this issue with.

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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 09:40:40 PM »
^^ Save it to .dds via Photoshop then use turvy's tool(texture tool) to convert it. Check hint  dxt5, and be good to go.
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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 01:25:26 PM »
Appreciate the help but still no-go. I love how this game is still such an unpredictable mess after 14 years. lol

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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 02:00:32 PM »
It worked for me last night when I colourized it in  Photoshop and did the above so not sure what's going on there ;)
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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 12:50:54 AM »
Main problem is I use Paint Shop Pro 7 for most of my work. It's old, but I hate the way the newer versions and photoshop work. I'll fire up GIMP and see if I can do it there.

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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 01:19:20 AM »
PSP 7. Damn, Now that is a dinosaur. I used that like 16 yr ago. I've no idea regarding Gimp.

Had a mess about with Foxy Boxes just now. I don't think Miss Velour is happy.

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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 01:37:57 AM »
SUCCESS! Thanks for your help! I know people like the grungy world of the game, but I want to make some areas, especially Hollywood, a little more clean and flashy. This helps a lot!

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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 01:45:49 AM »
I like what you've done. Bring it on!!! :)

I installed GIMP +.dds to test. So got to use an old version of Gimp it seems.


https://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/v2.8/windows/gimp-2.8.0-setup.exe
http://code.google.com/p/gimp-dds/source/browse/#svn/tags/release-3.0.1
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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 03:50:34 AM »
Did not end up using GIMP. Found a TGA to DDS converter with the right option.

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Re: Disappearing textures on signs
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2019, 09:49:54 PM »
Kilpatrick's Sign!