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Title: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-07-23 19:13:19
Hi!!! I done a new textures for the ff8 main characters.
Its posible put in the pc game?
I made a test using a Texmod and epsxe with next3d 13.5 plugin, a bad plugin but the one plugin with works texmod. I need your help for put the textures in the pc version!!! Xd
Was a really fun and a hard work done this Xd
I try finish the all main characters :P
Here de images, I use noesis for edit the character textures and for took screenshots:

the main characters:
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2486/rostrosprotagonistascop.png)
(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/2917/squalcompletocopia.png) (http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2814/irvinecompletocopia.png)
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4985/quistiscompletacopia.png) (http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7206/rinoacompletacopia.png)
(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/2315/edea.png)
And this its work in progress:
(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/1351/triom.png) (http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/1875/trio2i.png)
And the test with texmod and epsxe:
(http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/1186/96574529.png) (http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5913/50730194.png)
--------------------News!-------------------------
I Relase a first pack with many characters!!
First pack: https://www.dropbox.com/s/el9ekhosyi3gers/magochocobo_hires_ff8_characters_part1.rar
this pack contain the rinoa,quistis, selphie, squall and irvine textures and model in collada format.
this textures are the finals version, anyway I must drawing the closed eyes for each character and retouch the rinoa weapon.
Second pack link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4n8c637eu20sg01/magochocobo_hires_ff8_characters_part2.rar
this pack contain: zell,zell uniform, Laguna, Fuujin;ulyimecia and seifer
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Timu Sumisu on 2012-07-23 19:23:30
Impressive! Good style! Keep it up.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-07-23 20:10:45
Thanks!!
I try finish the other characters soon!!
;)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-07-23 22:06:28
GOD! My favorite characters!!! UPSCALED SQUALL! I need this! Well done man!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Tekkie.X on 2012-07-23 22:19:01
I think I remember Aali saying he was looking into getting this sort of stuff working for FF8, if not, then we're boned.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: falsomail on 2012-07-23 23:03:27
WOW WOw Wow wow wow wow wow wow woW wOW WOW!!!!!
Simplemente un trabajo exelente.
No tienes problemas con que tome el rostro de cada personaje y lo use para mi mod de rostros para ff8 (Link: http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=13341.msg185729#msg185729 (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=13341.msg185729#msg185729)?) ya que por lo menos los de ward y kiros no consigo un reemplazo, y se verian muy bien tus diseños en las fotos de los personajes  :-D

Para cuando estaran listos, tengo muchas ganas de ver FFVIII con graficos de nueva generacion xD
No podrias dejar un BETA de tu trabajo? este noticion que has dado me tiene babeando xD
Yo creia que todo el amor del talento en Qhimm era solo para FF7 xD

No coloco este mensaje en ingles, porque si no me equivoco hablas español, wiiiiii!!!! mas alegria para mi xD

Bueno, igual una traduccion de google para que todos nos entendamos xD

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English

WOW WOw Wow wow wow wow wow wow woW wOW WOW!!
Just an excellent job.
Not have problems to take the face of each character and use it to my face mod? and that at least those of Ward and Kiros not get a replacement, and would be well on your own photos of the characters:-D

By the time will be ready, I have longed to see FFVIII with next-generation graphics xD
You could not leave a BETA of your work? this big news you have given me drooling xD
I thought that all the talent in Qhimm love was just for FF7 xD

Do not place this message in English, because if I mistake not speak Spanish, wiiiiii!! more joy for me xD
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Zen on 2012-07-24 00:07:33
Wow, amazing work. I'd love to use these in FF8.



Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2012-07-24 01:14:31
Very nice  :)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2012-07-24 01:15:38
Oh wow, Glad to see FFVIII getting some love, and some very very nice love. Great work, love the style!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: jeffdamann on 2012-07-24 02:22:18
Does anyone else find Ultimecia sexy now?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-07-24 04:23:20
ultimecia and edea the most sexy for ever XD

Is posible edit the textures of the Dat Files?
:B
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: kela51 on 2012-07-24 06:59:57
Really awesome work guy!! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: sen on 2012-07-24 15:26:16
Beautiful work magochocobo :)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: savage-xp on 2012-07-30 21:02:18
Most awesome thing i saw today.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: AnghellicKarma on 2012-08-01 19:07:24
I'm about to start this game, I'd love if this was usable!
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Post by: Jenova's Witness on 2012-08-01 21:52:34
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Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-08-02 00:12:39
Hi!!
I finished with laguna and i hope finish the other characters soon!!
And yes, I want make new textures for ultimecia :B
(http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/9508/lagunat.png)

but I need help for put the textures in the game!! XD
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-08-02 01:13:25
You're My Hero ! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otxgnXzzZSE)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: BloodShot on 2012-08-02 02:40:36
Excellent textures man, though might I suggest if you can, either space the eyes out on them a bit more, or reduce the sizes a tiny bit? I'm not sure which it is, but some of the characters look a bit off

Other then that though, excellent work! I never expected to see this kind of stuff done for FF8 as well
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-08-02 11:05:35
Is it possible to import Dissidia models in ff8?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2012-08-02 17:49:53
Looks like early PS2 models, So great job!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Tekkie.X on 2012-08-02 18:53:47
Is it possible to import Dissidia models in ff8?

Nope
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Post by: Jenova's Witness on 2012-08-02 20:12:21
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Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Covarr on 2012-08-02 21:48:34
Looking forward to seeing Ultie's new look.

And is it just me, or is Laguna freakishly leggy?  Is he wearing high-waisted pants or something?
FF8 characters have always been freakishly leggy. It's a quirk of the art style. I think it's just a bit more obvious here because of the pose.
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Post by: Jenova's Witness on 2012-08-02 23:20:02
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Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: apz freak on 2012-08-03 03:39:29
Absolutely fantastic!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: falkTX on 2012-08-03 13:28:13
This is awesome, great work!

Is this for both battle and field models?
Is it possible to do the same for monsters? (I'm assuming yes, since you have Fujin+Rajin)

thanks!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-08-04 21:57:16
Hi!!!
I done a texture for the squall field model, its a very low poly model, but I like the result!!
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/3117/fieldcomparasion.png)
the original texture and my new texture, I must do the alpha channel  for the hair :P

falkTX: I used the all dat files for view the model and textures in Noesis so is posible done new textures for the monsters, but I make only the main characters in the story :B
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Post by: Jenova's Witness on 2012-08-04 22:31:15
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Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-08-04 22:38:01
And we call this "low poly" now...lol
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: KaidenJames on 2012-08-05 01:52:54
These models are fantastic. Is there still no known way to put these into the game? FF8 is my LEAST favorite FF, but I would be willing to give it another chance with these awesome models!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: falsomail on 2012-08-05 02:14:08
Huy! Unos dias que no entro al foro y todo cambia rapidamente xD

Hi!!!
I done a texture for the squall field model, its a very low poly model, but I like the result!!
(http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/3117/fieldcomparasion.png)
the original texture and my new texture, I must do the alpha channel  for the hair :P

falkTX: I used the all dat files for view the model and textures in Noesis so is posible done new textures for the monsters, but I make only the main characters in the story :B

Cual es la diferencia entre tu modelo y el original exactamente?  :evil:

No se porque pero me causa algo de gracia ver el Squall de la izquierda junto al modelo tuyo  ;D

Por sierto, si no me equivoco el primer modelo de Squall tenia algo de sobrepeso en el rostro no?  :evil:

Una ves mas felicitaciones por el trabajo magochocobo!
Esperando para disfrutar el juego con mejores graficos que los videos mismos  :-D

Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-08-05 02:33:17
I hope find the form for put the new textures in the game, maybe the Deling program in a future allows change the texture models.
falsomail: yo no le he echo nada al modelo 3d la geometris es la misma, solo use mis habilidades de dibujo para hacer nuevas texturas, así que lo que hago es dar la sensación de más volumen en los modelos low poly solo con la textura Xd y si, era como mar gorda la cara de squall antes Xd
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: cloud9 on 2012-08-05 16:21:45
nice work.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-08-07 20:14:32
FF8 ガーディアンフォース(G.F. 召喚獣) HDリマスター超高画質完全版 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tg63Dlp4-0&feature=g-vrec)

I wish there will be a GF retexture overhaul someday.

We mustn't forget the = in our URLs. ;) ~Covarr
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-08-08 00:30:49
I really want make new textures for some GF like shiva or siren but I do not know how view the GF models for the texture extration :B
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Alkor on 2012-08-08 20:44:06
WoW rly interesting. But as i know when i wanna make some re-tex for ff8 it's impossiburu to do it, dunno what situation it's now with it.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-08-19 19:22:57
Finally I finished with seifer textures!!
the hair was hard to do because the uv map in the model was really bad assigned:B
look:
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7946/seifer2copia.png)
And I working now in ultimecia, I drawing the face and hair now, I make the clothes in this days.
(http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/5170/ultimeciaprogress.png)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: falkTX on 2012-08-20 18:33:27
haha! Kurse all SeeDs!

very nice, keep the great work!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-08-20 19:00:46
* silently observing any update :)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Asmodean on 2012-08-21 19:54:54
Excellent work. Final Fantasy VII would appreciate some love, I'd imagine. I look forward to seeing these implemented.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-08-22 03:25:44
I finished the Ultimecia textures!!
I love the result!!
(http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/5199/ultimecia.png)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Nightmarish on 2012-08-22 07:47:46
Sexy!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Evolution8 on 2012-08-22 09:12:45
Great work!!!
Did you manage to get those models into the game?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-08-22 10:52:05
Sexy Ultimecia!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2012-08-22 13:14:10
Magic, you have a great knack for doing these. and i love the fact FF8 is getting some love :D
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: irenicus on 2012-08-22 16:24:36
Freaking amazing :D it feels as if ffviii is beeing reborn. Ultimecia looks amazing and sexy, but her feet need more love 8-)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: savage-xp on 2012-08-22 20:26:10
Silk dressed Rinoa, and Baland vest for Selphie Please :P
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-08-22 23:01:42
I forget edit the ultimecia feet texture. Xd but I edit soon!!
I really want make new textures for others versions of main characters like rinoa party dress, but I cant riped the field models. I use bitturn for the extration of the field models but the charactes looks like this:
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8731/quistisfield.png)
the Squall and Zell field model was the only rip with a nice corporal position :)
so if someone have the field models in a format like obj or collada please send me the files for make new textures :)
sorry for my english, I can understand really well but its hard for me write it.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: obesebear on 2012-08-23 02:40:38
This  http://oasis.xentax.com/index.php?content=downloads (http://oasis.xentax.com/index.php?content=downloads) has support for a ton of different model types.  It would surprise me if FF8 isn't included.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-09-13 00:05:43
I finished a fuujin!!
(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/361/vientocopia.png) (http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/906/viento2copia.png)

;)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: falsomail on 2012-09-13 01:50:39
Guao, aun estas modelando cada personaje? si sigues asi te vendran quedando como de ps5 xD
aun no se pueden usar en el juego de pc?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-09-13 03:02:30
I'm in love with your Fuujin right now...! I hope she's not as lesbian as she looks like ;) ... Thank you for all those incredible models!!! Do you think you can import them in game?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Squall_1904 on 2012-09-13 03:21:26
Omg I really want this. *.*
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Soul XXcult on 2012-09-13 09:07:01
I love your textures its one of the best projects for ff8 and I can't wait for your release!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-09-13 13:07:00
@Squall_1904 Please send me your avatar :)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Lubis on 2012-09-13 14:45:05
FF8 is so much better than FF7!  I'm so glad it is FINALLY getting some love.  I hope soon we can actually have some mods for it, because there are nearly an endless number of them for FF7, but hardly any for FF8.  FF8 needs more love, it is a better quality game.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Squall_1904 on 2012-09-13 18:43:02
@LeonhartGR somehow when I got this avatar I knew you might like it because from a past comment of yours here I noticed you are a FF8 lover and since my avatar is a little big and cool it could get FF8 lover's attention haha. xD I'll pm you a link.

Also, I would like to say that some months ago there was someone interested on working on FF8 and pm'ed me about it talking about creating a group or something. Well I'm back here and I'm gonna stay here for a while so if this person is still here please contact me again because I totally forgot your name. XD I may not be a programmer but FF8 is still my favorite game ever so if I can do anything to help, even if just ideas, I'll be glad to help. ^^ Starting with the musics since I think it's the prior thing.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2012-09-14 13:26:59
Magic, You are a great texture artist. How long have you been doing this?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ShadowzI on 2012-09-16 08:10:23
You + FF8 x chance of importing models = the power level of an Ultima Omega weapon!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Nightmarish on 2012-09-16 10:52:09
I guess eventually i will finally play FF8 to the end.
With these texture updates and maybe a field quality update, FF8 will be "flawless".
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: squallff8 on 2012-09-16 20:01:36
Fujin looks really beautiful!:o Wish that someday i'll play FF VIII with your mod!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ZL325 on 2012-09-16 21:59:23
Make sure to create back-ups. I, nor anyone on this forum for that matter, would like to hear of a HDD failure and that all the re-textured models were gone; along with your hard work in order to make them. :(
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Lateralus on 2012-09-17 00:52:36
Your style is very artistic, and it's very suiting to Tetsuya Nomura's artwork style. I fancy myself a bit of a modeler, and I was wondering if anyone here could tell me if there's any way to edit models in this game? I'd really love to work on such a project.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-09-18 22:17:57
Thanks for yours opinions and comments!!
I do my best Effort in this textures!! when I finish the all main characters I upload in the site.
But I need a tool for put this textures in the game!! I need a miracle XD
This its my deviant art, I am a graphic designer and ilustrator  : http://magochocobo.deviantart.com/

Lateralus: I love the nomura art style in ff8 and 10 :P
ZL325: dont worry, I do some back-ups!!!

:)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2012-09-18 22:41:40
You are then next best thing in model design after APZ in this forum... don't you mind me calling you "Sir" then!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ZL325 on 2012-09-19 04:05:14
Thank goodness, if you didn't I was gonna say, "Get onto backing those up pronto!" haha ^_^
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Alkor on 2012-09-27 09:10:14
test noesis it open well models? but can't import from 3ds max -_- or i do some not right
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: bojongkenyod on 2012-09-30 04:16:16
Export from PNG to TEX with software called Omega..

I hope it will be launched as soon as possible... I really want this!  ;)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: omega res novae on 2012-09-30 10:38:32
the textures and models go into a .dat file. i think we dont have a way to get that yet
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Tekkie.X on 2012-09-30 11:14:01
He only has them in game on the PS1 version using an emulator with a DirectX 9 plugin and Texmod, unless Aali pulls something out of the air with the next version of the driver, it'll be a long while before we see these in the PC version.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: bojongkenyod on 2012-09-30 13:16:55
Umm.. Yes.. there's many app for DAT to PNG converter, but none to reverse it..

Sorry I can only help with pray so this porject can be used in my favourite game...

Keep up the good works bro
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: omega res novae on 2012-09-30 13:32:43
from what i understand the .dat contains the animation, model, and textures.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: savage-xp on 2012-09-30 23:52:46
Bigs and Wedge Please...


Programmers used a type of compression format in the days of Amiga, when FF7 and FF8 was released they used the tools to compress data in a format nowsday is impossible to change. And they lost the source codes, bargh!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-10-01 02:41:03
I have many work to do in my real life, but I promise I finish this :)
I try make Bigs and Wedge too.
I working now in Raijin, the next  is quiros and ward.
and i finish the all main characters

I try used a psx tim tools like "timviewer" for import the textures in the models, but the tools for psx games only can insert textures with the same size of the originals :/
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: WofulPaul on 2012-10-11 13:00:26
Wow i love it,i hope to use this mod for pc!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Recko on 2012-10-12 06:27:47
Coming along nicely your doing a great job keep it up
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ff7rules on 2012-10-16 13:15:24
These look amazing! is this possible on FF9 too? since it also uses textures on psx
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2012-10-16 13:33:25
Magic, You'll have to use Google translate i'm sure. But this guy here
http://forum.emu-russia.net/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1188
he found out a way to put the textures in his game using his plugin. Now this would work for emulators only.. But i am totally game on that :P
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2012-10-29 05:53:21
Any updates as of late? Because, I haven't played FF8 yet, and I don't intend to until this project is released. After seeing the rise in quality, I don't want to try to play this game with the base textures.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-10-30 17:56:57
sorry but I have not time this month because I must finish my last proyect in the university, but when I finish the university work. I retake this mod.

this its the Squall model, use the noesis for view the model, textures and animations.

http://www.putlocker.com/file/D1C8FDDC80BC5467

was a hard work done this textures so if you want use in another project please give me credit.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2012-10-30 21:00:07
Excellent retexture! It really looks like Squall!

By the way, you can view the DAE and OBJ with other programs too, just flip the textures vertically. Noesis has a habit of exporting them flipped like that.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: cloud1414 on 2012-11-02 15:42:25
This has nothing to do with Final Fantasy. But when I was doing modding for Dragon Ball Z games. I used a program called Game Graphic Studio to edit the model textures. I would make an ISO from my game. Which I actually own, and import the .bin file into the program, locate the texture. Export it into Photoshop and make my edits there, then import it back into GGS. Then just make the ISO again and run the game to see if it worked. I have no clue if this will work for your project but its worth a shot. You can even send me a sample of squall as a texture and I can see what I can do. Just noticed you posted a link to a sample haha. Alright Ill try and work with it with GGS and post what I figure out.

*Tried ripping the .bin files from the games but computer is being lame. I even tried making my discs a img/iso file and computer still wants to be a pain. If someone can try this out let me know how it works for you.*
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2012-11-23 21:03:59
Do you have these textures backed up in more than one place? If not, you should do so or else release the rest of them immediately, because someone's hard drive recently failed, and all the mods he hadn't already released were lost, including the Sephiroth mod he was working on. If you don't think the rest of the textures aren't ready enough for release -- even though I think they look spectacular as is -- please make such you have them backed-up somewhere so you don't lose all your progress.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Almighty_gir on 2012-11-24 01:11:59
hey man, all of these are looking really good, it's obvious you've put a lot of effort in!

but there are a couple of niggling things i've picked up on that seem like the root of a bad habit, and if we can get you out of them now... then great!

it mostly falls in the lips and the way you've textured them. almost everyone has this joker-like grimace going on. it's caused by two things.
1. dark outlines around the entire lip.
2. an upward curve and hyper extension of the corner of the lips.

i've done a small paintover to illustrate what i mean:
(http://i.cubeupload.com/iagtoz.jpg)

so a couple of things to bear in mind... the lower lip, unless there's lipstick involved, almost always blends into a natural skintone towards the corners, rather than having a harsh outline (note squall and zell vs rinoa).
for female characters particularly, but also heroic characters (in japanese illustration anyway) really push the filtrum shape to give the top lip that classical m shape. with lipstick, play around with colours a little more. using different shades of the same colour hue doesn't look quite right, so as an example i've used a brown shade, a red mid-tone, and a blue highlight in my example.

other than that it's all kickass man!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Johnny_Doe on 2012-11-28 18:57:51
Just can't wait to see this in game. Thank you all.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2012-11-29 18:38:30
The change I see most necessary is the shift to Rinoa's redder, slightly narrower lips.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mai Nguyen on 2012-12-03 06:59:40
@ magochocobo:
I'm speechless, literally ~
I can't believe that someday I'll get to see Squall in this graphic <3<3 He has been and always be my #1 hero in the FF series so  your outstanding work means so much to me !!
Right now I'm replaying FF 8 on a PS1 emulator, imagining seeing all these characters in this condition in my game make me so hyped ^^... Wish you all the lucks with this project :) We'd love to see the updates from you <3

@Almighty_gir: agreed, the girls' lips look more natural/ better with those changes :)

 
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2012-12-05 14:39:18
Thanks for the comments!!
Almighty_gir: yeah you are right!
the outlines in the lips are a bit strange, I will edit in a future :P
when I done the Zell face, I drawing two mouth, a serious and smile mouth, so when I publish the textures I put the two textures.
I will edit too the rinoa lips.. its a really strange mouth Xd
the squall model in the image its a different case, because its the field model and the uv map and  the poligonal faces are really strange, so when I put the texture in the model, the texture is distorted.

Look the texture and how looks in the field model:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img35/1878/comparacionk.png)
so I am trying distor the texture in photoshop for when put it  in the model looks normal :B

anyway in the battle model exist a bit of distorsion in the texture but looks really nice:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img132/8334/squallbattle.png)

Sorry for my english it difficult for me explain my progress with the models and textures.
but I do my best effort!!  ;D
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Almighty_gir on 2012-12-06 08:55:31
yeah man, you're doing a really good job, and hopefully i didn't upset you, i wasn't trying to say what you've done is bad, just trying to help you reach a new level of awesome =]
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Post by: Jenova's Witness on 2012-12-26 21:49:51
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Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2012-12-26 22:38:56
I like the current Angry Squall. He looks like he acts. Pissed off. Then again if i recall he can have some emo moments.. Sad, don't remember if pissed of just angsty..
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: senboy on 2013-02-21 12:23:44
can i used this mod? in ff8 model???
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-02-23 00:55:24
senboy: I need help for put the textures in the models.

I Made a minor changes in the textures, more details in the clothes or corrections in the faces and I done the balamb garden costume for Selphie, anyway i need fix the shoes, it a little bit hard XP when I finish the squall and zell uniforns I upload a pack with the models and textures.
here some photos:

(http://imageshack.us/a/img24/8995/foto1copia.png)(http://imageshack.us/a/img542/8838/foto2copia.png)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: syntax error on 2013-02-23 20:55:20
Did you make high-res panties, too?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2013-02-24 00:22:23
It's nice seeing new material for this again. I'm not sure how to go about repacking the models into the game, because its never been done before.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-02-24 03:49:04
There has to be a way... we need those models. they are the only well designed high definition characters for ff8...
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Fischkopf on 2013-03-10 00:59:52
There has to be a way... we need those models. they are the only well designed high definition characters for ff8...

He's using the standard models.^^

The great textures make them look more "highres".
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-03-15 00:54:22
Hi!!
Finally I finished the Balamb garden uniforms!!
only I need fix some error in zell arms texture and upload the files :P
a screenshot of Squall in his uniform:
(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1494/squalluniformecopia.png)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-03-15 01:15:34
This would only work for the psx version, but can these be put into the game using a technique similar to wii scrubber? It lets you replace files in the .iso with custom ones of the same name and makes a new .iso with your files. This is used to put custom stages and characters in super smash bros brawl and play on dolphin. If someone did the same thing with a psx iso, then it could be used in an emulator. I don't even think there's a program that does this for psx games but I can dream   :D
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2013-03-15 02:04:57
Can't think of a free one. But Ultra iso does that, only it has a lot more features
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-03-15 03:29:16
This Squall looks lovely!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Cloud1000 on 2013-03-15 05:44:13
this looks absolutely astounding! There must be a way to port it to PC version!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-03-15 21:52:02
Magochocobo, I would try ultra iso or a similar program to try to at least implement them into a psx version to emulate using the strategy I mentioned.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-03-16 02:26:55
If you succeed please post back the results! Thank you!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-03-16 02:50:51
I'll even do it for you if you give me the textures.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-03-16 04:38:56
HAHA! I wish I had those...
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-03-16 15:00:26
If he just P.M.'ed me them I could easily make an emulate-able psx iso.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Tekkie.X on 2013-03-16 22:59:11
Any DX9 based Emulator and plugin should be able to do it using Tex mod although I think he said only one plugin actually worked with Texmod but was buggy.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-03-17 00:59:40
I used texmod with epsxe but the only a plugin  work "next3d 1.5" but its a bit inestable and the battles menu dont appears and many others graphical bugs :/
I try use too some tim tools for the files, and I can extrac and insert the tim files in the models for the pc version but i can only insert new images with the same size :/
I hope someone find another method or build a new tool for edit the models.
anyway I uploaded a squal model for any user can be test in the game.

the link ( this version of the texture its a little diferent for now but for test its good)
http://www.putlocker.com/file/D1C8FDDC80BC5467
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2013-03-17 04:24:53
But at the very least, for now, you could downsample these HQ textures to the originals' sizes and repack them into the game, right? They would still look better than Square's textures (even though they would be the same sizes), and you could still use TexMod after the fact to upsample the textures' quality in-game.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-03-17 15:16:31
^I think we're getting close to finding a worth while solution.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-03-17 16:07:40
Mirrorman95: you are right, even with a reduction of my hi res textures the models looks better, especially in the face. but some details in the clothes lost many details. I try edit the dat files, insert my reduced textures and test in the game.
here a gif imagen with the comparation:
(http://imageshack.us/a/img829/7585/squall.gif) (http://imageshack.us/a/img841/640/selfie.gif)

CleverNameHere: i am really happy if someone in this community can find a solution :)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2013-03-17 17:18:25
The reduced textures look so much better than Square's, it's at least enough to make a first release for the PC version, even if this is still a WIP.
When the Birth By Sleep modding scene was active, they had a similar problem, because they couldn't replace textures or models in the game with larger ones, only with ones of lesser or equal size. For in order to insert something larger, they'd need to know how the game's LBA works (I'm pretty sure LBA means folder structure and file-hash system). I don't know if the issue with the FFVIII dat repacker is anything like this, but it's a possibility.
Anyway, a LD release wouldn't look as pretty, but at least the FF8 community could mod the characters into more than bland models with vague features.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-03-17 20:09:01
The faces do look 100x better, and it couldn't hurt to post them as a WIP.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-03-18 03:52:23
There's a discussion going on on this thread http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=13261.0 . Faces look upscaled but the rest of the body is blured. I wish there will be a solution for this one day...
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: kela51 on 2013-03-21 20:02:07
I hope we can be used this! Totally incredible;)
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Aavock on 2013-03-27 19:50:38
Your models are really impressive magochocobo, keep up the good work !!
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: JokerKazucchi on 2013-03-30 19:01:53
the only problem I have is that isn't Rinoa supposed to have brown eyes? :O
otherwise a really great job, I personally imagine Quistis with red lipstick though..but a really really great job, hope this can be imported to the PC version aswell...
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: kaspar01 on 2013-04-19 10:19:12
I like this but I think the skin tone or at least the "shadows" should not look so "dark"
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2013-04-21 07:31:39
Doesn't TexMod come with a method to load an executable with modded textures automatically? There are plenty of mods to UE3 games like Duke Nukem Forever that require this implementation, since it's the only legal way to texture-mod UE3 games. Would that be a worthwhile solution?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Kaldarasha on 2013-04-21 08:53:55
I guess TexMod only works with DirectX9 games.
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2013-06-02 23:48:44
I really hope this project is still going on. Even if the mod is not possible, I'd still want the textures to make HQ models of the characters. Is this topic really dead?
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-06-03 19:37:29
Sorry, I have not time for this, but I made other test with tim2view and I can replace the low res textures for my new textures but in low res, some characters works good and others no Xd... the game crash
I need some time for upload the files, now I am in my job XD
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Alkor on 2013-06-16 18:57:13
Anyway w8 for files  :P
Damn ... need find dat man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFfsVcNkUZ4
Title: Re: Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ZL325 on 2013-06-16 20:28:45
We must get a hold of that guy, the future of FF8 Modding depends on it!! :O
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-06-17 00:10:27
We already can do that. The problem is putting ones in that are larger than the original. We can already replace textures and such that are the same or lesser size.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-06-17 00:11:06
Hi!!
I upload a first pack with textures!!
look the first post!!
the next weekend i upload other character pack.
just for fun I retexture the garnet and zindane head, the models of ff9 are have more details are really cute Xd
anyway was only a test maybe in a future a  plugin will work inject hi res textures :p
(https://imageshack.com/a/img844/5807/ksus.png)(https://imageshack.com/a/img835/3117/njj4.png)
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-06-17 00:47:35
Haha! Nice!
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Alkor on 2013-06-17 07:12:45
Any instruction how get it work, master? :?
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-06-17 13:57:12
Alkor this are only the textures I dont know how insert the textures in the game :/
you can see this models in noesis.
soon I upload the models with my textures in low  resolution that work in the game but loss details.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2013-06-17 16:09:56
Alkor this are only the textures I dont know how insert the textures in the game :/
you can see this models in noesis.
soon I upload the models with my textures in low  resolution that work in the game but loss details.
http://forum.emu-russia.net/viewforum.php?f=29&sid=30b2a3fce3c73797484eabca1af9a48b

a yet unreleased version of this plugin will allow for texture replacement, I already asked him if i could get an early release to start trying to retexture games, However even though he said he'll release it for me, It has gone unheeded. maybe if you ask it'll show interest, Good luck to you
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-06-17 18:34:00
The damn Russians are always ahead of us.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Alkor on 2013-06-20 20:30:58
is it really what we need? If yes, so that some http://www.zophar.net/forums/showthread.php?t=11342 but old version of it. I'll talk with dat man, mb he can help with some.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-06-21 05:20:59
Hail "Mother" Russia lol !
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2013-06-21 15:23:06
is it really what we need? If yes, so that some http://www.zophar.net/forums/showthread.php?t=11342 but old version of it. I'll talk with dat man, mb he can help with some.
The version i linked is 1.42a So it's far newer than the one you linked. Good luck getting ahold of him, I've asked him 4 times over the course of 6 months, And he responded once with "I am having issues getting the latest version to compile, once i get it i'll send it to you" And he has since released the preview update of 1.44 and has shown it is working. But when i sent him a PM asking if i can still get it, he never responded.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Alkor on 2013-06-21 16:11:22
Ok. I talked with him. So he told me:
1) that he works with psx and no with PC.
2) his method is not to fully change files, it's just replace real time textures that he place in special folder.
So i understand some. That our as i think Aali driver works same as his emu, no?
Dat mode works like i said: http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=11960.0 so why we can't just made mod as SEED style if no chance to make it works how we wanna? or with Aali driver there some restrictions?
PC sry for my eng, because yea, im rus  :evil:
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Hellbringer616 on 2013-06-21 19:07:44
I figured we were talking about ffix. ffviii we already have the ability to load custom textures, just not models
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-06-21 19:47:25
Yes we are talking about 8 and no, we can only load textures of lesser or equal size. We were looking at this as a way to load bigger textures.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ultima espio on 2013-06-23 18:18:01
Hi!!
I upload a first pack with textures!!
look the first post!!
the next weekend i upload other character pack.
just for fun I retexture the garnet and zindane head, the models of ff9 are have more details are really cute Xd
anyway was only a test maybe in a future a  plugin will work inject hi res textures :p
(https://imageshack.com/a/img844/5807/ksus.png)

I love you.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-06-24 02:36:17
I upload a new pack with more textures!!
sorry I no read the last comments, in the week I read everything :P
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ishiki on 2013-06-30 04:10:28
We already can do that. The problem is putting ones in that are larger than the original. We can already replace textures and such that are the same or lesser size.

How replace textures that are the same or lesser size? I've searched (and obviously failed), and I couldn't find how to do that.

I know we can replace .tex files using .png with aali's driver. I've tried messing with .tim converting them to bmp, editing then converting them back into .tim and replacing the existing .tim using deling. In the data\battle.fs rinoa's battle texture is d4c009.dat and I can extract it, but I don't know how to make a .dat to replace it. Or use something that does what aali's driver does to replace it.

Thanks.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-06-30 15:54:32
Magochocobo did it, you'll have to ask him.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-07-01 18:02:11
for insert the this textures in se same resolution like the originals, I extrac the models with deling program(open the bat file whit the program), next I open the model with tim2view or timviewer, and extract the ogirnal textures and replace with the news ( I used the tim plugin for photoshop for save tim format images) and I use deling again for insert the modificated models in the game.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-07-01 18:16:17
And there you go.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-07-02 13:51:25
my english sucks XD
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-07-02 16:39:32
Your English is very good for a non-native speaker.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ishiki on 2013-07-02 21:38:29
I'm getting closer to following directions. I did something wrong with transparency I think :(. But, I will be successful soon!

(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f348/Thunderpeteii/transparency_zpsde025e46.png)
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-07-03 00:51:29
ishiki: this happens because the program detect the black color like a transparency. So in photoshop you must ajust the black (use selective color tool) for transform the black in a grey very very obscure, so the program will show the textures normal.
anyway I try upload my files this weekend :p
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ishiki on 2013-07-04 21:40:25
ishiki: this happens because the program detect the black color like a transparency. So in photoshop you must ajust the black (use selective color tool) for transform the black in a grey very very obscure, so the program will show the textures normal.
anyway I try upload my files this weekend :p

awesome! I'm going to try to figure it out because I want to do some things with this game. But I'll take screenshots when you release it.

thanks
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Omik on 2013-08-25 22:23:06
del
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-08-26 22:31:35
Wish I could use that in game :P :P
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Omik on 2013-08-27 09:14:00
Look, can that will turn out
http://www.sendspace.com/file/wqxs0z
autor Sereda-Hawke
http://sereda-hawke.deviantart.com/art/Dissidia-Squall-Finished-384642863?q=gallery%3ASereda-Hawke&qo=1
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-08-27 11:32:18
I think this model is for dissidia and it's not possible to use that model in-game yet. Correct me if I'm wrong though...
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-08-27 11:33:47
I think this model is for dissidia and it's not possible to use that model in-game yet. Correct me if I'm wrong though... This file downloads a sendspace downloader which I'm not willing to install.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: ZL325 on 2013-08-27 11:44:15
I didn't need to download their downloader, it downloaded the file for me correctly. :p
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-08-27 11:50:25
I think this model is for dissidia and it's not possible to use that model in-game yet. Correct me if I'm wrong though... This file downloads a sendspace downloader which I'm not willing to install.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Kaldarasha on 2013-08-27 12:52:24
I think this model is for dissidia and it's not possible to use that model in-game yet. Correct me if I'm wrong though... This file downloads a sendspace downloader which I'm not willing to install.
To much detail for a PSP model.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: TheNathanParable on 2013-09-03 17:21:23
The author refers to the model as a "mesh mod", which suggests to me that it is an edit of a pre-existing game model. It's an XNALara model, and mesh mods are very common in that community. The hair seems to be taken directly from the Dissidia model with some changes, while the face appears to be an edit of either a DOA or Resident Evil character.

The point is that it's based off existing copyrighted models from other games, and as such wouldn't be allowed here.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: tbogard on 2013-12-13 01:49:20
Hello guys

some idea to apply this character textures on the steam version?

Thanks.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-12-13 02:09:29
Only a programmer who can learn how to work with the game files can help. Importing textures has been a real issue for years.

Look at this thread as well:

Need some help testing FF8 models (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=14846.0)
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: tbogard on 2013-12-14 06:28:26
hello Magochocobo

I was able to extract the texture from the original game.

I think is possible to update the textures using Deling. It is able to repack almost everything.

The main problem is the disposition of your textures. while you have two layers, ES had rendered more than two layers, I had attached the extracted textures so you can work on proper mods.

please check this files. If you could reposition the skins, we can be able to finally import HR skins to the game using Deling!!!

http://www.mediafire.com/download/8akdzr93hjnhv59/texture+comparison.rar

Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2013-12-14 15:32:26
hi!!
the textures that you send me (SE textures) are the same of the original pc game in I worked.
this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zgebyqv8r21pcts/d000.mch.png
this is a field model texture its for that reason of all parts are in a one layer.
and my textures are for the battle models (ff8 the battle models used 2 texture files for the models)
anyway some time ago I edited some battles textures for convert in field textures, look this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w0xv9w2q4rl02ju/squal%20tex.png
should be work in the game!
I adapted the quistis and selphiie texture too!

this texture: https://www.dropbox.com/s/onpc8dqlx78hmto/d001_se.mch.png?m=
its for battle model and my texture is  equal, but the SE texture have the weapon texture above.
so the solution its simple consist in paste my texture over the SE texture, like this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ug78k10spxk6iyq/d001.mch.png

Sorry was really hard for me explain this XD
used this image for your test and if works I will adapt more images.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: tbogard on 2013-12-14 18:47:00
Hello Megachocobo. Thank you for your promptly answer.

well. is possible for you to submit the field.fl file? i know is a HUGE file, but that file (or main.fl?) contains all the textures for the characters. If you successfully embedded the HR graphics into the fl file, please record it on a video tutorial. I'm very sure this will save time for many of us.

also, some remarks of my last stream:

In short, what happened on the last stream confirms three things:

1. on Steam Version, you can modify the Audio using Roses and Wine, but you cannot add/modify or extract textures. the process is too complicated and I gave up after 3 hours of work and research. EAX library is the main problem, plus is not accepting aali's OpenGL driver.

2. The 2000 version, you can add custom textures and HR fonts, but you cannot use Roses and Wine. You can use aali's OpenGL Driver to add your graphic customizations.

3. Megachocobo's High Resolution Textures does not match the textures embeded in the game. please check this file with the megachocobo's textures vs SE textures, way too different : http://www.mediafire.com/download/8akdzr93hjnhv59/texture%20comparison.rar

So we are in a checkmate here. we need a developer that may go into what is not allowing the OpenGL driver to be loaded by the steam game, so all the mods can be added without problems.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2013-12-14 22:55:53
I'm not sure if Aali (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2862) can help on this. You can give it a shot since he is preparing his next driver release for the ff games though I find it unlikely he will reply...
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: tbogard on 2013-12-16 01:50:54
hi!!
the textures that you send me (SE textures) are the same of the original pc game in I worked.
this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zgebyqv8r21pcts/d000.mch.png
this is a field model texture its for that reason of all parts are in a one layer.
and my textures are for the battle models (ff8 the battle models used 2 texture files for the models)
anyway some time ago I edited some battles textures for convert in field textures, look this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/w0xv9w2q4rl02ju/squal%20tex.png
should be work in the game!
I adapted the quistis and selphiie texture too!

this texture: https://www.dropbox.com/s/onpc8dqlx78hmto/d001_se.mch.png?m=
its for battle model and my texture is  equal, but the SE texture have the weapon texture above.
so the solution its simple consist in paste my texture over the SE texture, like this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ug78k10spxk6iyq/d001.mch.png

Sorry was really hard for me explain this XD
used this image for your test and if works I will adapt more images.

Let me know how you do it. It is very important! I intend to make a video tutorial on your mod. If you have difficulties speaking english, I also speak spanish.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: halsafar on 2013-12-20 20:50:23
If steam FF8 is like steam FF7 then it is using DirectX and not OpenGL.  The proof in this was the shader files for FF7 which are in FX format and using PS2_0 which only allows a small instruction count.  So I side loaded my own DirectX DLL for FF7 and that worked, which furthered the proof FF7 was using DirectX now for the steam version. 

A custom openGL driver for steam FF7 therefore is impossible.  I have a feeling the same for FF8.  What we can do is compile our own DirectX but to what end, I don't know.  Check out SweetFX for examples of side loading your own directX DLL.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: kenichi on 2013-12-28 19:57:50
I have a ff8 steam version. So how to install this char texture mod? I cannot find.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Rundas on 2013-12-28 20:22:11
No one can use it atm.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Kaldarasha on 2014-06-12 13:49:37
I only revive this topic because Omzy has written a tool to replace the textures for FF8. It would be nice if someone would try out Tonberry v1.0 (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=15291.0#msg213836) on his steam game and tries to replace the character textures.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2014-06-12 14:56:49
I thought the same thing  :)

Testing a field with Omzy atm, but will eventually get around to these character models.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2014-06-13 01:11:29
Have I mentioned how much I love you Alyza?

(http://i.imgur.com/lVVmiGT.gif)

 :-D

(http://i.imgur.com/YojL5jX.gif)
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mcindus on 2014-06-13 03:00:08
I only revive this topic because Omzy has written a tool to replace the textures for FF8. It would be nice if someone would try out Tonberry v1.0 (http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=15291.0#msg213836) on his steam game and tries to replace the character textures.

I love you, Kaldarasha.  Way to keep the ff8 love alive!  Thank you!

We need you magochocobo! It's finally time!

I thought the same thing  :)

Testing a field with Omzy atm, but will eventually get around to these character models.

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!  I can't believe it! I'm so excited lol.  It's stupid how excited I am... really.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2014-06-13 03:06:29
Have I mentioned how much I love you Alyza?

(http://i.imgur.com/lVVmiGT.gif)

 :-D

(http://i.imgur.com/YojL5jX.gif)

Hehe, we all know everyone loves me, right?

I love you, Kaldarasha.  Way to keep the ff8 love alive!  Thank you!

We need you magochocobo! It's finally time!

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!  I can't believe it! I'm so excited lol.  It's stupid how excited I am... really.

It won't happen overnight, but eventually it will get done. In the  mean time, you can enjoy that "kid in a candy store" excitement you're having  :)
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2014-06-15 18:42:46
I wonder this works and finally view the textures in the game!
I promised not play ff8 until the textures were integrated XD
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2014-06-15 23:53:29
Welcome back!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/QlVAmHN.gif)
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: monty777 on 2014-07-13 15:09:58

soon I upload the models with my textures in low  resolution that work in the game but loss details.

It would still look way better than the original model textures. Im all for it. Cant wait for the release. Good job guys. Keep it up and dont let us wait too long, lol. I'm so excited. You should really go ahead and put out an alpha release or something :P (Same size looks good enough, the difference is huge and a WIP release would really make a lot of people happy, me included, lol)
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: draycon on 2014-07-18 18:40:13
great job  :)

I do not speak English

my question is if you know of any program that you can view models ff8.
I have searched but have not found any.  :-[

or how  view the models 3d

will thank you much
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Aavock on 2014-07-19 02:35:06
my question is if you know of any program that you can view models ff8.
I have searched but have not found any.  :-[

or how  view the models 3d

You can get a battle model viewer for FFVIII here: http://forums.qhimm.com/index.php?topic=12778.0
It only works with battle models (*.dat files).
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Faendra on 2014-08-16 09:13:47
Need this texture for the FFVIII Steam version (fr) ! :D
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Faendra on 2014-08-21 12:09:40
Any news for a steam version ?
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Sancez on 2014-08-25 14:43:32
Hi, I have read this whole topic and I still don't understand how to install this beautiful textures! Can someone help me, please? I have a non-steam version of the game.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Shard on 2014-08-25 16:25:17
You can't. It only works with Tonberry by Omzy, and that is only compatible with the Steam version.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Sancez on 2014-08-25 17:00:57
Ok, thanks! Then if I buy a steam version the textures will work? Do you know how to install it, please? Tomberry looks easy to install, it's just download the two files and copy/past then, but the Magochocobo's textures?
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2014-08-25 17:30:18
I don't think Tonberry has implemented any of the model textures yet. Omzy has said that Tonberry can support any texture in the game, but in order for it to be implemented, it's up to us to pick apart the game files and find exactly which pieces correspond to the textures we want to change. If you're able to do that, pack them up and send them over to Omzy. He'll take a look at them and try to update the hashmap to support them.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Sancez on 2014-08-25 17:38:36
That's a bad surprise.. So nothing can be done, since both topics seem to be dead. Thank you guys for the info. :|
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: EQ2Alyza on 2014-08-25 19:03:59
They're not dead. Omzy has a very busy life of work, but he always reappears when things die down. He's been active since the beginning of time here, so it's just a matter of being patient. Plus, we can't expect one man to find every file location for every texture and do it in a timely fashion. When he released Tonberry, he asked that we help him find those locations and send him the information accordingly. Then he does his part with Tonberry to make it compatible with a modders textures. It's all about the community working together.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Sancez on 2014-08-25 19:57:58
I can understand that, but I wouldn't know what to do, I'm not a modder, I'm sorry. So until someone can figure out the needed information, we are stuck with not be able to use Magochocobo's great textures. It's a shame, but patience.. :(
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: falkTX on 2014-08-25 23:30:21
I can understand that, but I wouldn't know what to do, I'm not a modder, I'm sorry. So until someone can figure out the needed information, we are stuck with not be able to use Magochocobo's great textures. It's a shame, but patience.. :(
It's never too late to start learning.
A few years ago I didn't even know what a programming language was... :D
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Sancez on 2014-08-25 23:50:40
Ahahahah, it's true it's true. I actually learn something about modding from Oblivion and Skyrim, but nothing so complicated like programming, script and tools. In next years, when I will finish university, I may actually try to learn this stuff :D
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: TheHierarchy on 2014-08-29 22:49:53
I would like to see this mod happen, FF VIII in my opinion was up there, next to FFVII. IS there a way to also increase the polygons for the models i wonder? this would be a breakthrough for this game.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Erana on 2014-09-10 23:23:44
They're not dead. Omzy has a very busy life of work, but he always reappears when things die down. He's been active since the beginning of time here, so it's just a matter of being patient. Plus, we can't expect one man to find every file location for every texture and do it in a timely fashion. When he released Tonberry, he asked that we help him find those locations and send him the information accordingly. Then he does his part with Tonberry to make it compatible with a modders textures. It's all about the community working together.

Okay... so I'm absolutely in love with these character mods.  They must be in the game, darn it.  :)  I'm thinking of tracking down the needed file info, but I wanted to check first - is there anyone who's working on this yet? 
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mortael on 2014-12-01 00:00:11
I feel we should revive this topic to kickstart the character textures modification!

So far, I've successfully managed to hash the rest of the battle textures, and, I am working on the uniforms as we speak, I'm wondering if Mago, you could perhaps work on a SeeD uniform for Squall? I can hash it to get it working in-game, all I need is the texture :D If that's possible? And also, if it's okay if I continue to use your textures to get them in-game?

So far:
(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll65/Leographic/Itworks.jpg) (I fixed the blurriness of the griever pendant, this was merely to test the hash code)

(http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll65/Leographic/SqwoolUniform.jpg)

Squall in high-res uniform

Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2014-12-07 16:47:56
Hi! I remember that i started the textures for the seed uniform and I complete the riona party dress too. but all my textures in other pc (my old pc) so I am going to rescue the files in my holidays.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: LeonhartGR on 2014-12-10 00:30:40
Magochocobo is back! Smash the like button for some positive motivation now folks! :D
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: magochocobo on 2014-12-12 12:34:08
hahahahah magochocobo returns! xD
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Petit-Chocobo on 2015-02-09 03:08:15
HOLY CRAP! LOOKING GREAT!! :D I hope you guys are still working on it :) but just looking at these pictures make me fangasm! :D
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Kravel on 2015-02-18 16:35:30
who could tell me how to install it?
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Falkenauge on 2015-03-03 17:58:21
Hi wanted to ask if there is a guide on how to install this mod?
have the steam version
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Mirrorman95 on 2015-03-04 00:23:42
You can install these textures by installing Berrymapper, which can only be run once you've installed the latest version of Tonberry. This thread itself is not an installable mod, just a collection of textures that can be processed into mods. The released textures themselves are incomplete as Magochocobo has yet to release Rinoa's Party Dress, Edea, Raijin, Kiros, and Ward; some of which he said needed to be retrieved from his other hard drive.
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Cerberus on 2015-03-12 16:57:27
I used some of the photos Magochocobo has supplied and made new mugshots out of them! ^-^
(Also not sure if others knew but they can have Transparent backdrops!)
(http://i.imgur.com/CDQrYiJ.jpg)
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: cralso on 2015-03-17 01:47:41
(http://i.imgur.com/CDQrYiJ.jpg)
This is cool :D , some time wanted to do the same, but I was expecting to see ready the magochobo models, at end.

I have some doubts, the models of magochobo can not be used yet in the game (pc)?
Does not work on the old version of the game? You need the Steam version of FF8?
Title: Re: [REL] Magochocobo Final Fantasy VIII characters textures
Post by: Thatamos on 2015-03-19 04:03:46
Were these textures ever compiled for Tonberry / finished? Dat Edina..