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Tutorial By: Gelwe

This tutorial shows how to use a XichtEd and describes program's features.

Contents

Introduction & Overview

Xichted interface

Xichted is a program which allows you to make a custom avatar/face for units in Original war.
In this program you can make:

  • an avatar for multiplayer
  • add and edit any components
  • change a colors of every element
  • make a gallery which can be used in mods
  • make a face animations


How to export an avatar to multiplayer

MultiAvatar window

When your avatar is done, you can export it to the game:
Click on "Multi avatar" then "Export".
You can also import your multi avatar from other profiles and mods.


How to make a gallery

Gallery is in short a package of avatars which can be used in any mods.
If you want to create a new gallery you just need to click on "Add to gal." button in the main XichtEd window. After that, the gallery window will appear with your avatar.



Gallery window

As you can see you can also:

  • Load existing gallerys
  • Save a new gallery
  • Add 10 random faces to your gallery
  • Save your avatars from gallery as PNGs (first you have to save your gallery by clicking on "Save" button.PNGs will appear in the same folder where you saved your gallery.)

If you want to add more faces to your gallery you just need to make a new one and click on "Add to gal." and your avatar will appears in gallery or just generate them by clicing "add 10 random faces" in gallery window.


Colors

Colors window

In XichtEd you can change a colors of any components by clicking "Colors" button in main XichtEd window.
Choose between preset colors or add new by clicking on Color (above "Add" button).
Kuze = Skin
Odev = Clothes
Strana = Side
Bila = White of the eye


How to add a custom components

Edit comp. window

In order to edit component you need to click on "Edit comp." button in main XichtEd window.
For example: If you want to change AM solider uniform you need to click on this component then click on "Edit comp.".
When "Edit comp. window" appear click on import (Subcomp no.2) and choose your component (it has to be bmp file!) then apply.
If everythng is ok you should see your component in Xichted







New AMsol uniform


Now you have to save and shrink your components:

  1. Click "Save" button in main XichtEd window
  2. Save it in "data_big" folder(SteamApps\common\Original War\XICHTED\data_big)
  3. Open XitchShrink and click on "Shrink" button
  4. Copy your shrinked components from data_game(ape/empty/male/female)
  5. Paste it to your mod folder




Save window
XitchShrink
New components in game:Picture from Absolute Dominion by Nefarem



How to change unit backgrounds in game

Open your mod.ini and paste this at the end of the file:

XichtBack_AR=newbackground
XichtBack_US=us_pozadi
XichtBack_RU=pokus2-3

If you want to change units backgroud just change name of the component (all components has to be in your mod folder)

How to make a new animations

TBD

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