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AMS2 - User Livery Overrides

Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - General Discussion' started by Rob Thompson, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Wolfgang Herold

    Wolfgang Herold I Like Liveries :) Reiza Backer

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    sorry.
    i meant the link to the corola2021 override folder ;)
    not the download link
     
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  2. arpego

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    Thanks @Rob Thompson !
    But, the template download link is broken, tried both click and save as.. same result:
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    Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function set_magic_quotes_runtime() in /nfs/c09/h03/mnt/130416/domains/reizastudios.com/html/symphony/lib/boot/bundle.php:28 Stack trace: #0 /nfs/c09/h03/mnt/130416/domains/reizastudios.com/html/index.php(6): require() #1 {main} thrown in /nfs/c09/h03/mnt/130416/domains/reizastudios.com/html/symphony/lib/boot/bundle.php on line 28
    ```
     
  3. Rob Thompson

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    Fixed
     
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  4. DavidGossett

    DavidGossett Well-Known Member

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    Links seem to be broken again. :(
     
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    Works for me. My browser wanted to refuse the download for some security reasons. So, I had to allow the download manually.
     
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  6. DavidGossett

    DavidGossett Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks. I guess it works, my computer thought it was malware and kept blocking it.
     
  7. Beccobunsen

    Beccobunsen Active Member

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    Anyone have a "all released ams2 skin" zip to dowload?
     
  8. Wolfgang Herold

    Wolfgang Herold I Like Liveries :) Reiza Backer

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    what do you mean with "all released"?
    Original or custom?
     
  9. Beccobunsen

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    Customs..
     
  10. Wolfgang Herold

    Wolfgang Herold I Like Liveries :) Reiza Backer

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    ah, ok.
    As there are some cars with 2 or 3 differnt packs, i don't think someone made an ultra compilation.
    I think you'll have to visit RD and TAMS2SP
     
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  11. DavidGossett

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    Thanks for all the tips, I think I'm finally starting to understand how it works.
     
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  12. Leemz

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    I’d like to start creating skins for this sim. I’m having trouble finding good instructions on how to do this. I created many skins for iRacing so I’m familiar with the photoshop-style software (I used Gimp). But I don’t know what I need to create the necessary dds files for AMS2, where to put the files or what files may require editing to use the new skins. Can anyone point me to detailed instructions? Ideally a video would be great. (Yea I searched YouTube and didn’t find anything that was very good). Thanks!
     
  13. DavidGossett

    DavidGossett Well-Known Member

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    Not at my main PC at the moment, but I'll make a post with steps later today.
     
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  14. Leemz

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    That'd be awesome. Thanks.
     
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  15. DavidGossett

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    Ok basic steps.

    1. Download template (1st page of this thread)
    2. Must have a way to export DDS files, on photoshop you need the NVIDIA Texture Tools Exporter plugin.
    3. Design the livery and export as DDS
    4. In the AMS2 launch options type: -showLiveryIDs
    5. Find the ID for the livery you want it to replace
    6. Make a folder in the path Automobilista 2\Vehicles\Textures\CustomLiveries\Overrides\(target car) and put all of the liveries you intend to make into this folder.
    7. Make a copy of the XML file in the folder for the car and remove the _dist tag at the end.
    8. Edit the XML to include the path and names of your Body DDS and Preview DDS files
    9. File structure goes as follows
      <!-- <LIVERY_OVERRIDE LIVERY="51" NAME="My Racing Team #12" BASELIVERY="Default">
      <PREVIEWIMAGE PATH="myracingteam\preview12.dds" />
      <TEXTURE NAME="BODY" PATH="myracingteam\body12.dds" />
      </LIVERY_OVERRIDE> -->
    10. All liveries you intend to add must be listed in this XML
    11. The livery override corresponds to the ID in-game if you've turned on -showLiveryIDs, not the car number.
    12. If your files are formatted correctly and you've got the XML saved correctly the livery should show up in the Showroom.
    13. Take a screenshot of the car.
    14. Edit the screenshot in photoshop to fit the preview dimensions.
    15. Use the alpha channel on the part of the image you want visible.
    16. Save as your preview file Steps copy.jpg
     
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  16. Leemz

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    Thanks a bunch. I will give it a try.
     
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    LeCheems Mobile.jpg

    Le Meme livery intensifies...
     
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  18. Leemz

    Leemz New Member

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    Got it figured out with your help. Thanks.
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  19. Leemz

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    That looks nice!
    I've done a couple myself and would like to ask you a follow-up question or two if you don't mind.
    a) How do you save the skin .dds file to make it so small? I noticed that many skins I've downloaded are in the 10-16 meg range. Mine is around 100 meg! I merge all the layers before making the .dds file. Do I have to do any kind of compression? I tried "flattening" after merging but, when I went into the game, the skin I created wasn't showing up. I just got a solid red paint skin.
    b) I've tried creating a banner for the M1 Procar (see below) by copying someone else's banner .dds file, modifying it, and then editing the text file as needed but the banner is still blank. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks.
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  20. Wolfgang Herold

    Wolfgang Herold I Like Liveries :) Reiza Backer

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    you should use dxt1 dds w/o alpha channel . Maybe you exported as dxt3 or dxt5 and thats why its so big.
    Windshield files need alpha channel (dxt3 or dxt5 ) and you also have to edit the alpha channel of this paint.
     

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