Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

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Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by GOT4N » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:15 pm

Hello guys, after some days of work (with RibShark and help of Droolie), we / I finally managed to modify textures and extract them into final game, so I made a kind tutorial for you guys. If you use that in vids please credit me :mrgreen: .
First, you are in two ways :
1- You don't have GOG Version, then you'll need a no CD patch.
2- You have GOG version, so you're ok !

Requirements:
- Adobe Photoshop (or any software that can edit TGA files)
Rayman Texture Tool
- Brain
- Time
- you're not lazy
- Patience
- XnView


Steps:
1. Extract the Texture Tools in Data folder.
2. Make a copy of "Textures.cnt"
3. Launch CMD.EXE at admin
4. Type CD then directory of Data folder
5. Create a folder (in the tutorial it'll be named extracted)
5. Type "cnt.exe -e Textures.cnt extracted" (without the " ")
6. Wait for this to be finished, don't close CMD
7. A file named "Convert_all.bat" should be created. Launch it as an Admin
8. Get in extracted folder then use XnView to see what you want to modify
9. Open the file, then modify as you want then save it
10. Copy the file into Data folder then get back in CMD then type "gf2.exe -i file.gf.tga file.gf" (as file is the name of the file you edited in photo software")
11. You'll get a file.gf file then a hard thing, let's take an example: Your file is in extracted/textures_personnages, then in Data you'll create a textures_personnages folder because the software doesn't accept subdirectories, then you'll put the file.gf you converted and edited
12. Back in CMD, type "cnt.exe -i Textures.cnt textures_personnages" as textures_personnages is the folder you created at step 11
13. It'll say Identified Rayman 2 then wait until you can type commands, close CMD
14. you should have lost your textures.cnt, but it has just been renamed at lokalizacie.cnt.tmp, rename it at Textures.cnt, run the game, and normally the textures should be updated! Enjoy!!!

Current Texture Mods:
Dark Rayman OLD
Made by : Got4n
Download : Dark Rayman v0.5
Preview:
Changelog:
v0.5 (4/20/14)
Added new HUD (pretty crappy, need help to make better)
Removed pupil of Rayman (thanks Droolie)



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Dark Rayman v1.1
Made by : Master (thanks to Got4n and Drolpiraat for eye fix)
Download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6rV8N ... sp=sharing
Preview:

Changelog:
v1.1 (4/22/14)
Much less crappy HUD
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Japanese Rayman
Made by : Got4n
Download: Here
Preview:
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:26 pm

Fascinating, is the scope of this texture hacking limited to any specifics, or is it possible to modify any and all textures?
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by GOT4N » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:32 pm

Master wrote:Fascinating, is the scope of this texture hacking limited to any specifics, or is it possible to modify any and all textures?
You can modify any and all textures, I took textures_personnage as an example, but you have HUD and all :mryellow: .

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by RibShark » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:58 pm

I''ll use this for when I release the Rayman 2 Patch. I might make some HD textures. (If anyone wants to know, it will be ready when it is ready. I still need to learn some C++).

This will also work if you use emshomar's x64 installer from the disc.

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by GOT4N » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:59 pm

RibShark wrote:I''ll use this for when I release the Rayman 2 Patch. I might make some HD textures. (If anyone wants to know, it will be ready when it is ready. I still need to learn some C++).
Get on Skype please, I need to talk with you.

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:01 pm

Hm, fascinating, I'll just roam around and look towards it with anticipation.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by GOT4N » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:02 pm

Master wrote:Hm, fascinating, I'll just roam around and look towards it with anticipation.
Yes, I edited post and added the Dark Rayman skin, so you just have to replace the textures.cnt in Data folder

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by RibShark » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:23 pm

WeshKanapesh wrote: Get on Skype please, I need to talk with you.
Later. I'm upgrading to Windows 8.1 right now, so I can't use skype.

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:19 pm

Well, I gave your DarkRay hack a quick try myself, it's a little crude, but a nice first try and definitely looks good for future messing around:
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by GOT4N » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:26 pm

Master wrote:Well, I gave your DarkRay hack a quick try myself, it's a little crude, but a nice first try and definitely looks good for future messing around:
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Thanks, yeah I know for quality, mostly the HUD, but I couldn't change Rayman Face, just changing colors, else the HUD of Rayman is messed up lol

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:55 pm

Hehe, though I appreciate that you did share it, I wanted to see the fruits of the work you folks have put in personally. While I've seen Texture hacks on the N64 version of Rayman 2, it's nice to see it be done on the PC version.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by GOT4N » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:13 pm

Master wrote:Hehe, though I appreciate that you did share it, I wanted to see the fruits of the work you folks have put in personally. While I've seen Texture hacks on the N64 version of Rayman 2, it's nice to see it be done on the PC version.
Yeah, it's much easier on PC and much better for eyes :oops2:

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by GOT4N » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:55 pm

Added Japanease Rayman

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:13 pm

Neat, you won't mind the slight re-organisation I've done of the first post? Considering the amount of potential hacks, I decided to make it entries a little more concise.
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Post by GOT4N » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:22 pm

Master wrote:Neat, you won't mind the slight re-organisation I've done of the first post? Considering the amount of potential hacks, I decided to make it entries a little more concise.
Not at all! It looks much better, thanks =D

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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Rayman fan2000 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:47 pm

This does not even work. I don't get any tga files yet I follow the steps completely. I tried about 7 times now, yet I still only have gf files.
And nobody in the skype chat helped at all and decided "oh it's your fault" instead of even helping. I followed the steps perfectly and tried SEVEN FUCKING TIMES and yet everyone blamed me instead of trying to help or actually say something nice FOR ONCE IN MY FUCKING LIFE.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:53 pm

Hm, if I may be so bold as to ask, which version of the game were you running, the one with disk, or the GoG version?
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Rayman fan2000 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:59 pm

The GoG version. That's the one WeshKanapesh is running too.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Master » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:01 pm

Hmm, I'll give the thing a complete run meself, and see if I manage it. No point in advising much if I can't do it, eh?
However, I know that it does work, as you saw in one of the above posts, I tested out the DarkRay hack. As such, the matter is figuring out where the problem is.
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Re: Rayman 2 - Texture Hacking - Tutorial!

Post by Rayman fan2000 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:09 pm

Master wrote:Hmm, I'll give the thing a complete run meself, and see if I manage it. No point in advising much if I can't do it, eh?
However, I know that it does work, as you saw in one of the above posts, I tested out the DarkRay hack. As such, the matter is figuring out where the problem is.
What I meant is that I don't get TGA files from following the steps of the tutorial, not that I can't get the Dark Rayman hack. That's just a Textures.cnt file and it works for me.
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