Some questions/help regarding car modding
Earlier, I managed to make the Comet Retro Standard by TGIJ work by changing every instance of comet4 to comet5.
Just one issue though, when I took a look at the visual mods they're all over the place. This is what I mean: https://imgur.com/a/bXafmtN - Did I do anything wrong or something? I'm just curious.
Just a side note: I'm not really an experienced modder, nor know what I'm really doing.
@sircrapsalot because comet5 belongs to comet sr, so it uses comet sr mod parts. change it to comet7 instead (comet6 is the newly released comet S2)
I presume you edited the files in the 'Comet_Retro_Standard' add-on dlc?
If so, follow these instructions below:
As always, make backups first before you edit anything
- Go to this location & check to see if there is a 'carvariations.meta' file there (there isn't normally, but there can be, & it overrides the one in 'dlcpacks' folder stucture if it exists):
If there is no 'carvariations.meta' file in that^ location, go to this next folder structure & edit the 'carvariations.meta' there instead (if you edit that^ one, you don't have to edit this next one. In that case, just skip to the 'How To Edit' part just below):
How To Edit 'mpchristmas2017' 'carvariations.meta':
Open the file & edit just the 'comet5' data section to be the same as the one in the 'carvariations.meta' in your 'Comet_Retro_Standard' add-on dlc.
The most important part is the '<kits>' section. Make sure it is in this format & the '888_comet5_modkit' etc part matches the comet5's '<kitName>' line in it's 'carcols.meta':
<kits> <Item>888_comet5_modkit</Item> </kits>
- If you want the same car colours & headlight settings as the one in the 'Comet_Retro_Standard' add-on dlc, copy the entire section in the 'Comet_Retro_Standard' 'carvariations.meta' from here:
<Item> <!-- <<<<< Copy from this line here... --> <modelName>comet5</modelName> <colors> <Item> <indices content="char_array"> ...
... </Item> </Probabilities> </plateProbabilities> <lightSettings value="2" /> <sirenSettings value="0" /> </Item> <!-- <<<<< ...to this line here -->
& paste it over the same 'comet5' section in the 'update.rpf\dlc_patch\mpchristmas2017' 'carvariations.meta'
Test in-game & see if upgrades now function correctly.
If you do all that & it still doesn't work, then after backing up your one, try this 'dlc.rpf' & overwrite yours in your 'dlcpacks\Comet_Retro_Standard' folder.
Note: Whichever 'dlc.rpf' you use, you still need to edit carvariations as outlined above.
Good luck, any questions/issues give me a shout
Oh yeah, I just figured that out earlier, thanks for telling me! I'll try renaming it to something else