Post by *NastySaw* on Sept 30, 2006 8:51:48 GMT -5
Can I get a quick guide on Quake model skin - 101 ? I have been faithful to Sarge for the last six years and would like to change. I know I can use one of the stock skins, but am clueless as to custom skins and when/how they are used. Some questions:
If I have a custom skin, how does it get to the server?
If I enter a server with a custom skin and the server is pure, what skin am I forced to?
What is the impact of PB and do "pure" servers limit me to stock skins? Is the Nasty server impure (sorry Jeff).
On some servers, a player enters the game with a skin, and within 30 seconds they have changed to a custom skin. Wassup with that?
Once ingame, how do skins change?
Some skins seem harder to find the hitbox (like that damn robot - biggest model but the hardest to hit). Any others that would help the players?
Post by *NastyJeff* on Sept 30, 2006 22:45:06 GMT -5
Wow Unisaw, so many questions... It is almost midnight, so I will really answer this in depth tomorrow. I have some cd's somewhere with a few hundred skins. If Polycount or other sites still are not around, I can hook you up. As for all of the questions, that will take me sometime to answer. So, bear with me and I will reply to this more in depth when I am a little more awake than I am at the moment.
The skin u use has to be uploaded to the server If there isn't one there u should default to sarge No, u can use custom skins on pb servers, as long as they are on the server The command to change skins is seta model "doom/blue" (I think off the top of my head) The model has nothing to do with the hitbox, just harder to see sometimes. All models have the same hitbox Ceck the bounding box sec on this page(and other stuff too, it explains a lot). alternatefire.planetquake.gamespy.com//unlagged_faq.html Hope I helped you out a litl Jeff.
There is also a setting called defer model loading. This will defer any new players model from loading when they enter the server if you have it set to on. Alot of times a custom skin wont load into your game untill you've been fragged. Servers must first have auto download enabled in order for anyones custom skin to work,unless the other people already have it in they'er baseq3. PolyCount is a good place to get skins but it is presently undergoing reconstruction(the website).