Modding Fundamentals

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Modding Fundamentals

Postby elguapo » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:47 pm

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A short series of tutorials of modding Madden NFL 08 PC. This is what everyone who uses Madden NFL 08 PC should know even if they don't intend to mod.

Lesson 1 - Extracting/Importing and Decompressing Files

JD knew that maybe all compressed files could be uncompressed with his playbook ripper or MUER program.
http://www.footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=14420&start=10



Materials used in the video:
DBR4, MUER (Madden Uniform Editor and Ripper) and they can be found in the MadMod-x section.
http://ffmadden.wikia.com/wiki/Files

GME (Generic Mod Enabler).
http://www.footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=15881

UNIFORMS.dat (a modified version of the uniforms dat file for quicker edits. rename the extension from tad to dat once you unpack it).
https://www.mediafire.com/?ca3l1h1kajmui2h



Lesson 2 - Editing/Hex Editing and Madden File Types


Materials used in the video:
DEX (Dat Editor Extreme) and it can be found in the MadMod-x section.
http://ffmadden.wikia.com/wiki/Files

HxD
http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/



Lesson 3 - Uniform Editing


Materials used in the video:
DEX (Dat Editor Extreme) and it can be found in the MadMod-x section.
http://ffmadden.wikia.com/wiki/Files

HxD
http://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/

UNIFORMS.dat (a modified version of the uniforms dat file for quicker edits. rename the extension from tad to dat once you unpack it).
https://www.mediafire.com/?ca3l1h1kajmui2h

Nameplate Tutorial
https://www.mediafire.com/?ds36p0e1d9nnrrx

Additional information by NICK on morphing and blending numbers
http://www.footballidiot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=15811



Lesson 4 - Creating Custom BMP Art
PDF Manual

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Paint.NET
Spoiler:


Photoshop CS2
Spoiler:

The main thing is to index it with transperancy. Then open the color table and reassign the transparency palette (white) to hot pink.


Q&A
Spoiler:
Are there videos for endzone, mainlogo and slivers?
No. The same process is used for all size images.

How do I add the sliver logo?
Madden NFL 06 was the last version to include the option of inserting a sliver logo. For Madden NFL 07 and 08 external editors are needed.
1. DFR4 - Open your customart.dat file.
2. Extract file #5.
3. Use DEX or MUER to replace the image. (save)
4. Insert file #5 back into your customart.dat file.

How do I make the transperancy palette the first color?
Convert the image back to RGB.
Then index the image again but this time uncheck the transperancy and select custom palette and assign the first palette to hot pink.

Modderators feel free to edit the topic to include any material related to custom teams.


NOTE: I will be removing old videos as they have become outdated from the youtube page.

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Re: Modding Fundamentals

Postby elguapo » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:41 pm

Lesson 2 is up on the first post.

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Lesson 3 - Uniform Editing. Tutorial on uniform editing from beginning to end. (uploading as we spea...er as I type this)

Lesson 4 - Stadium Editing (coming soon)

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Postby ehlomint » Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:44 am

Thanks so much elguapo! Looking forward to the stadium editing and I hope you might have video on resizing/moving field graphics and perhaps hex editing to remove scoreboards, etc.

Could you do a video on coach editing too? I am trying to make Bill Cowher with Steelers jackets/shirts to coach the 1995 Steelers team but I can't get him to wear anything but a white shirt.

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Postby elguapo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 11:39 am

ehlomint wrote:Thanks so much elguapo! Looking forward to the stadium editing and I hope you might have video on resizing/moving field graphics and perhaps hex editing to remove scoreboards, etc.


I thought you already knew how to edit the TMdl?
ehlomint wrote:Thanks StingRay68! Was able to enlarge midfield logo successfully




Stadium files are a little tricky. When you replace the stadium files they need to be the exact size, if not it throws of the offset and makes madden crash. I haven't messed around with removing scoreboards but I think if you do, the offset will be thrown off. Until we learn more about how the TMdl works then we'll probably be able to change things around in the 3D model.


ehlomint wrote:Could you do a video on coach editing too? I am trying to make Bill Cowher with Steelers jackets/shirts to coach the 1995 Steelers team but I can't get him to wear anything but a white shirt.

Mike9472 is the coach guru, you might try asking him.

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Re: Modding Fundamentals

Postby ultimatum77 » Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:08 pm

elguapo wrote:Lesson 3 - Uniform Editing. Tutorial on uniform editing from beginning to end. (uploading as we spea...er as I type this)

Lesson 4 - Stadium Editing (coming soon)


This is good stuff elguapo, very useful and definately great to have for new people like me. Thanks!
For help running madden please consult my guide and posts from fellow users here....thanks! (link below) viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17907
I'm not on site much, so if I don't respond it's b/c I haven't checked in a while.

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Re: Modding Fundamentals

Postby ehlomint » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:01 pm

I thought you already knew how to edit the TMdl?
ehlomint wrote:Thanks StingRay68! Was able to enlarge midfield logo successfully


LOL, yes but when I forget something, your video would help me remember... :lol:



Stadium files are a little tricky. When you replace the stadium files they need to be the exact size, if not it throws of the offset and makes madden crash. I haven't messed around with removing scoreboards but I think if you do, the offset will be thrown off. Until we learn more about how the TMdl works then we'll probably be able to change things around in the 3D model.

I thought slydways had some sort of breakthrough on removing a scoreboard but maybe that post was taken down...hmmmmmmm


ehlomint wrote:Could you do a video on coach editing too? I am trying to make Bill Cowher with Steelers jackets/shirts to coach the 1995 Steelers team but I can't get him to wear anything but a white shirt.

Mike9472 is the coach guru, you might try asking him.[/quote]

I will ask Mike9472...thanks!

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Re: Modding Fundamentals

Postby Rixster67r » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:23 pm

Thanks for all you do Elguapo.......You are STILL da man :D

This maybe a stupid question but here goes......How can I download these videos so I can watch them anytime without eating up my data
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Postby elguapo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:46 pm

Rixster67r wrote:Thanks for all you do Elguapo.......You are STILL da man :D

This maybe a stupid question but here goes......How can I download these videos so I can watch them anytime without eating up my data


Realplayer used to be able to download youtube videos but i think they now charge for it.

You can try free on screen capture software like http://camstudio.org/ or you can google online youtube down loaders. Just be careful with those sites because they might flood you with spam.

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Postby elguapo » Fri Feb 06, 2015 4:58 pm

ehlomint wrote:I thought slydways had some sort of breakthrough on removing a scoreboard but maybe that post was taken down...hmmmmmmm


It is not a breakthrough if it is not widely used. He claims he was able to do it but never uploaded a file we could use or test. The only "proof" he had was an image which he could have photoshoped the scoreboard out.

slydways took everything from this site and moved it to his site, a site that you visit frequently... doesn't he have his "breakthrough" there? You can't fool everyone on this site slydways. ;)


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