While looking around, I noticed that many of the directions were unclear for Guild Wars modding. I will be using Textmod for this instructable, so anybody with any other program may have difficulty with this instructable.
For those without Textmod, it can be downloaded here
Step 1: Lets Begin!
Start by opening up Textmod, and clicking the large folder below the words "target application". Then browse through your computer until you locate the Guild Wars Program File, saved as a .exe.
Step 2: Logging Mode
Underneath the target application box, the will be three buttons- package, logging, and build modes. Select the logging mode by clicking on it.
I recommend selecting "Draw control and Texture info", "show texture in the upper left corner", and "Replace Texture(with a green texture)"
Change the output format to .BMP and set the log button to something you don't use, such as F6 if you don' have the pack assigned to F6. If all the buttons are used, no big deal, just close the menu that comes up in Guild Wars whenever it opens, or leave it open.
Next, click the folder to the right of the the output folder and either find or make an easily accessible folder. The location is NOT important.
As for the Def file, I have no idea, so just make a new folder and select it, but make it accessible.
Step 3: Finding Textures
The commands are:
- Scroll through textures
+ Scroll through textures (the other way)
- filter drawn textures
, reload the replacement definition file
Only the first two are really important, as they select the textures.
Scroll through, and find the desired texture.
Once the texture is found, simply press the designated log key- in this case F7- to save it. More than one texture can be found, but to many will become a pain later on. A really, really, big pain.
Once the desired textures have been found, close guild Wars.
Step 4: Changing Textures
Open up the Photo editing program of your choice, and go crazy.
I used Photoshop, and 2 cool things to do are-
Go HD- make a copy of the background (Ctrl+J), then go Filter>other>High Pass and make the radius 1.8. Then, Change the style from "normal" to "soft light". The drop down bar is found in the layers palate, below the "Layers" palate.
Inverse Colors-Simply press Ctrl+I to flip the colors. Its that easy. really.
There are many cool possibilities, so experiment!
Once the texture has been adjusted to your liking, save it as A COPY.Make it a .BMP. Name it something easy to find, and put it somewhere easy to locate.
Step 5: Inserting Textures
Here's where it gets tricky. Open the definition folder , probably named "Textmod", and locate the name of the original image.
Check for the Def. File in the definition folder, if it is not in the same folder as the image or images.
Find the Full name of the new image, and replace the old one in the output folder.
Then open textmod and make sure Guild Wars is the selected program. Select "Package Build" and find the definition file. Click on Build.
Go over to the package mode and insert the new package.
Step 6: The End!
Run Guild Wars and admire your newly aquired modding skills. If it doesn't show up, just run it through log mode.