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Staredit Network -> Modding Assistance -> Help a noob!
Report, edit, etc...Posted by CanadianIgloos on 2007-01-30 at 19:54:16
I need help finding 1 (or 2) things.
I seen the cool- looking pimped out battlecruisers and stuff, and I am wanting to make a few people myself. Is there a software on this site that lets you do that?
I am also looking for a software that would let you copy certain units ( so you can have 2 different marines, ect.) . I'll try to make things clearer if I can. Can anybody help?
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Corbo(MM) on 2007-01-30 at 20:01:24
To make Custom graphics you use RetroGRP (You can find it on the DLDB or click the download section below)
What you do is extract unit grps from the starcraft mpq and retro grp will be so sweet that will write BMPs for you that you will be able to edit as you wish in an image editor.
You can also check the tutorial below for further information

As to the copy certain units you can use Datedit to change a unit's graphics to be like marine and change all of its stats to be exactly like marine.


Retro GRP Download
Datedit v1.4 Download
Mini Tutorial About Retro GRP
Report, edit, etc...Posted by NerdyTerdy on 2007-01-31 at 02:03:09
I'd suggest using ShadowFlare's SFGrpConv, at least for compiling the BMPs to GRPs. I don't have a link, but if you google SFGrpConv I think you can find it pretty easily. I use RetroGRP for the GRP to BMPs though.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Ultramilkman on 2007-02-01 at 21:58:30
I think he has no idea about modding, so why don't he start with the basic turtorial posted up there.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by NerdyTerdy on 2007-02-02 at 01:44:30
I found SFGrpConv easier to use than RetroGRP. Whenever I used RetroGRP I'd just get 3 small units below where the unit was supposed to be.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Corbo(MM) on 2007-02-03 at 10:54:04
Because you are you know what and can't use RetroGRP.

All you have to do is stick to the pallete, the size and center the units. what's so hard about that?
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Lord_Agamemnon(MM) on 2007-02-03 at 13:35:39
Er, it's not just him. Retro has this problem for bunches of people. I could decompile a .grp and instantly recompile it and it would do what Terdy said. These days I actually use Stardraft SE's Grp Editor feature tongue.gif
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Kookster on 2007-02-03 at 17:38:22
I use SF grp converter, it works really well and I use (not yet released program) for previewing.
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