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I really really want to adding more customized portraits into the game. For my character only, of course. The two portraits selection make my palms itch.

 

So, is there any way to add them? What is the technical spec for each portrait pic?

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:sigh:

 

I want the way to do it NOW. To heck with easy, if there's a way to do it I want it now.

 

Well if you really, REALLY need to know, there is a way to replace existing portraits.

 

Warning: I ain't liable if this corrupts your game, for loss of data or if your computer explodes. Neither is Black Chicken Studios. If something goes wrong, re-install and start from scratch.

 

 

Step 1: Find your picture.

 

Portraits and all the other pictures are stored in the folder Official Content / Resources. You'll see a lot of files with meaningless hexadecimal names. Open them using a program like Paint or Windows Picture and Fax Viewer, this will show you the actual picture. Keep doing that until you find a picture you want to edit. Hint: I suspect that the portraits are between 40 kb and 65 kb in size, use that to narrow down your search.

 

For the purpose of example I'm using file 4cadde54-e9d3-477e-be5d-ada4a3b5735f which is the portrait for Mairgrete Strakley.

 

 

Step 2: Back up

 

For the love of tiny kittens, BACK UP YOUR FILE!

 

That done: open your file in Paint.

Draw a mustache on the picture.

Save the picture as BMP.

Remove the BMP extension.

Copy the file into your Resources folder, and overwrite the original file (you did back up, right?)

 

 

Step 3: Start a brand new game.

 

Changes only take effect in a new game. Now go look up the picture you edited e,g, look up Mairgrete Strakley in the Relations screen.

 

Step 4: Profit.

 

 

By the way, if someone feels like compiling a big list of portraits to file codes, I and the modding community would be grateful.

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Muchacho gracias! Now you talk the language I understand.

 

I like messing around with game's details, especially stuff can be messed by simple program like Paint. Oh the stories I could tell about Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines...

 

Be right back!

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Some very quick and dirty works later, I want to present my initial sweats

 

First, each collegia got two portraits each gender. I concentrated in female only.

 

Aranaz :

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Hedi

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Then some Quick and Dirty paint jobs

 

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I am not interested in teen-age female so I dont have any. Even Hermione's. So it's the next step: finding interesting chicks.

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I sense denial.

Not Really! I am from RPGCodex, we delight in scandalizing other folks. That said, I just found some very nice Emma pics. It's got no background which is a really bummer.

 

Anyway, I mess up in Aranaz part, must redo. I intend to do a Aranaz run to prepare for the DLC, see. Or I would have run with Hedi. No muss, no fuss!

 

Edit: Phew! No mess. Just a quirk of program. I replace file while it's running so it's not updating. Initial data still stand.

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With 84 other students the easiest way to replace the portraits, while keeping the same feel and artwork for the game, is just find a student whose picture you do like and to switch file names.

 

I used my very old copy of Paintshop Pro to browse the folder so I can see all the pictures. I did briefly contemplate mapping all the file names but with all the students and teachers and the character portraits as well it was a bit of a daunting task.

 

So instead I just chose to do the files you'll need to replace if you're customising your character portraits. It'd be really useful if we could get those college borders for adding our own customised pictures.

 

 

 

Aranaz Female Portraits

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Avila Female Portraits

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Durand Female Portraits

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Godina Female Portraits

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Hedi Female Portraits

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Morvidus Female Portraits

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Vernin Female Portraits

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Aranaz Male Portraits

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Avila Male Portraits

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Durand Male Portraits

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Godina Male Portraits

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Hedi Male Portraits

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Morvidus Male Portraits

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Vernin Male Portraits

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625d1f8b-d79c-4660-8632-7c1f4d26eaca

Pirate face with saber (for the ultra cool avatar :D)

 

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Evdokseia Valenta (teacher)

 

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Lisle Aventyrare (teacher)

 

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Contzel Ringraeyer (Teacher)

 

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Tarvixio Sido (Teacher)

 

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Matain Leith (Teacher)

 

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Rieulle Chastellain (Teacher)

 

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Regnault Pachait (Teacher)

 

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William Vickery (Teacher)

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0d9f1b35-12a5-4ac1-b3e6-1da9f13782b8

Not a zombie, but a skeleton. Holding a wand. Doing Magic. That ought to count!

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Ok, it's quick and it's dirty, but it's actually more the spirit of it, kind of a possibility to get an idea of the... whatever.

 

It's from a JPG, baaaad. But eh, quick and dirty. My excuse.

 

The source is a bit less than 500 years old (Or more accurately), so renaissance style.

 

Very quickly Paint Shop Pro'd (I'm using legal licences, thank you, bought 30€ on Impulse :D ).

 

So... what would be right and what would be wrong here (apart from an ugly jacket, granted), so as to give reference points to the artists out there.

 

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0d9f1b35-12a5-4ac1-b3e6-1da9f13782b8

Not a zombie, but a skeleton. Holding a wand. Doing Magic. That ought to count!

 

Hey, close enough for me. :D

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Here's some more.

 

A

* Alan Driscoll - b0b242b6-3c18-4b90-8f66-39e12b907826

* Amada Kiffer - c20e8b28-638f-41f6-bf39-7b3eb2776f4d

* Ana Flavia Bessa - a36d2c7b-5e46-4ae8-98d7-d6835399d8a0

* Asmita Tidar - cea406c4-fc3f-464d-9acd-016a17252122

* Ausdauer Mollers - bcdf9278-a331-4d45-937a-78698fb3110c

* Aveline Cincebeaux - 115bd84c-1b3c-4f92-8098-d4f727acdd05

* Avgust Kostrodyrets - 62aadd00-f1ab-4317-b792-82c9b473b76c

* Aymeri Couer - fc1054f4-5b95-41bf-ae6d-2fd87bf669d5

 

B

 

* Basia Rydz - afa69e75-322b-419b-805f-f02282b807d5

* Beatrix von Wetgen - 8e8ce5ab-5bbf-495f-88bd-fe4887be5b23

 

C

 

* Cante Caviti - 518a4035-fed4-4606-b16a-51f727b192ac

* Carmine Sturzo - ee0bc8d8-3871-409e-8ff8-7fae4981e9b5

* Caspar Pfeuffer - 18b78358-dc25-4629-92bf-a53b424cdb4f

* Catherine Chard - ce49cd57-2c6a-48ee-acf6-f6e57bebd5a9

* Cinzia Ammacapani - 7753e1a9-f5db-4757-bc89-1cefb8d45734

* Cirillo Laziosi - 467d96dc-66bc-48ae-a035-63adc5062d43

* Cordelia Troublepot - fc756290-7330-49c8-a6f1-f8f56faa6802

* Corradin d'Alfi - eeb23127-8c3c-401c-a74a-86547aa4cbdc

* Cosetta Re - caa0e169-769d-4dea-9f4c-e5b51e1a2ca0

* Courtenay de Surval - 1fcc8765-48ce-4257-b70b-e11eae6118c9

* Cyrus Dawes - dcc35df2-299f-4717-ad92-b8ed82d4df4b

 

D

 

* Durand de Thiomines - c729f501-403b-4e0b-9c23-e8a464ca179d

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Just make sure the modding section in the wiki is CLEARLY separated from the main game stuff.

Preferably with some nice template (go read up on those) at the top of the modding related pages with a warning that it concerns elements not part of the base game.

 

Things can be confusing enough, as it is ;)

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A

* Alan Driscoll - b0b242b6-3c18-4b90-8f66-39e12b907826

* Amada Kiffer - c20e8b28-638f-41f6-bf39-7b3eb2776f4d

* Ana Flavia Bessa - a36d2c7b-5e46-4ae8-98d7-d6835399d8a0

* Asmita Tidar - cea406c4-fc3f-464d-9acd-016a17252122

* Ausdauer Mollers - bcdf9278-a331-4d45-937a-78698fb3110c

* Aveline Cincebeaux - 115bd84c-1b3c-4f92-8098-d4f727acdd05

* Avgust Kostrodyrets - 62aadd00-f1ab-4317-b792-82c9b473b76c

* Aymeri Couer - fc1054f4-5b95-41bf-ae6d-2fd87bf669d5

 

B

 

* Basia Rydz - afa69e75-322b-419b-805f-f02282b807d5

* Beatrix von Wetgen - 8e8ce5ab-5bbf-495f-88bd-fe4887be5b23

 

C

 

* Cante Caviti - 518a4035-fed4-4606-b16a-51f727b192ac

* Carmine Sturzo - ee0bc8d8-3871-409e-8ff8-7fae4981e9b5

* Caspar Pfeuffer - 18b78358-dc25-4629-92bf-a53b424cdb4f

* Catherine Chard - ce49cd57-2c6a-48ee-acf6-f6e57bebd5a9

* Cinzia Ammacapani - 7753e1a9-f5db-4757-bc89-1cefb8d45734

* Cirillo Laziosi - 467d96dc-66bc-48ae-a035-63adc5062d43

* Cordelia Troublepot - fc756290-7330-49c8-a6f1-f8f56faa6802

* Corradin d'Alfi - eeb23127-8c3c-401c-a74a-86547aa4cbdc

* Cosetta Re - caa0e169-769d-4dea-9f4c-e5b51e1a2ca0

* Courtenay de Surval - 1fcc8765-48ce-4257-b70b-e11eae6118c9

* Cyrus Dawes - dcc35df2-299f-4717-ad92-b8ed82d4df4b

 

D

 

* Durand de Thiomines - c729f501-403b-4e0b-9c23-e8a464ca179d

 

E

 

* Eduard Solov'ev - fdd023b8-765c-44b2-a4e6-e9dfaf489baa

* Eliana Carosi - b5bb0333-8378-442d-b9b6-1e313894be0c

* Els Rottmundyn - ac503e98-42f6-4dab-856d-df1a87e995f8

* Emilia Picotti - c185d639-1b03-4398-9448-f9fb9c2dc724

* Emilia Strolin - 433fde1f-31db-4a25-83c2-fac02930285a

* Everwine von Zoedorf - 87e98f85-8bb3-4bd9-bc02-4004713d476a

 

F

 

* Flore Yveuillet - a56058b5-3253-4c23-a9c0-23869cffacf6

 

G

 

* Girars de Periarde - 1c1e3d56-4d46-4933-a807-3ce66e5741fa

* Grainne Inneith - 43aad914-682c-4849-943e-31b8c678de9e

* Gwendy Zuyder

 

H

 

* Hector Per Vittoria - d005472e-8870-4a0c-aa05-2320e7ddb4b4

* Herbert Downes - b820e0b0-e140-45ef-bbd9-16423f1a42fc

* Honors Plafox - d224f7bc-eb30-4fb8-81f6-e29ac9ef2f02

 

I

 

* Irene Oxina - 6689d2ff-46e6-4701-9bf4-dcf4801bd95a

* Isabeau Glorieux - 39fbb811-fccc-4c09-a49e-1d41dc491435

* Iustus Venture - c099bac6-bd68-4aea-be56-24ccda20b6de

 

J

 

* Jere Niemela - 80d3fe16-ffcc-4eae-a39d-48d4fe6a1a52

* Joana Lio y Rossollo - 1187d493-5bd2-4533-b07d-9ee7c2723e73

 

K

 

* Katja Quinnecht - 9a42c647-94eb-439f-8588-920c11511be5

* Kurt Henning - a2105a80-b8cf-4fa1-ba7f-06b62e4f6e0f

 

L

 

* Lambert Cobo - a8281086-1435-4c4c-ba40-d985deae53b8

* Leopold Rassent - f25035b9-f8e5-4367-a29a-ba5c7a734f36

* Llarina de Avuel - f1360e6e-d279-4971-9446-159559e57777

* Luti Jaconelli - d4758a6f-954e-4ac5-969b-d2b99cb9811c

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Some quick edits, switching PCs from college A to college B:

 

 

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