Introduction: How to Skin Halo PC
im pretty sure this works on the demo... if not oh well go buy it (lol)
heres a video i made (cant see words) even tho the quaility sucks use the written instructions i will try to get a better quaility recorder next time
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Step 1: Gathering Stuff
You will need the following things
1. Halo PC
2. HMT 3.5
3. Photoshop or the Gimp
4. And DXT to BMP (see link for download)
IMPORTANT: Always have your map files backed up (see my other halo instructable)
Step 2: Saving Texture
Okay, open up HMT and open any map you would like.
Then find the [bitm] tag and click the plus next to it.
We are going to start with a wart hog so scroll down until you find vehicals\warthog\bitmaps\warthog
Then a picture should pop up of what looks to be a jumbled warthog, click the save texture next to it. Save this to your desktop.
Step 3: DXT to BMP
Open up DXTbmp that I told you that you needed it earlier.
Then go to FILE OPEN and open the texture you saved earlier.
Once it's open go to FILE SAVE AS now heres the important part... 24 BIT BMP IMAGE...
Save this to your desktop as well.
Step 4: PHOTOSHOP!!! (or Gimp)
Now that you have 2 warthog files open the .bmp one with photoshop or gimp.
I'm only going to be putting a decal on the warthog but once you get used to it you can do more advanced things...
So save a picture of something you want on a warthog to your desktop and open that in photo or gimp.
Step 5: Gettin Some Where
Okay use ur basic skills like ur magic wand , holding shift to make something smaller without distoring it and place it somewhere on the warthog (it looks screwed up but try ur best) (the warthog i mean)
Step 6: Mmmm Further
okay when u think u got it were u want it save it
Step 7: Converting
okay open Dxtbmp (i usually leave it ope so i dont have to open it again) then open ur new warthog file with it...
once its loaded just save it as a dds texture
Step 8: HMT TIME!!
Hmt should still be open if u didnt leave it open so go back to the bitm tag and find vehicles\warthog\bitmaps\warthog
once thats open it will say inject texture near the bottom left of the picture of the texture click it
find ur new warthog dds texture and open it when prompted to
Step 9: CONGRATS
now open up halo and play a map (im pretty sure it will load onto every map) and admire your work
REMEMBER!!! other people cannot see ur fine work in multiplayer unless they have downloaded the texture so mabye ull be so good one day that people will download ur textures