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New Player Characters 2
Author: Dark Phoenix
This tutorial explains another way to use other models for the player. I tried doing this myself using the tutorial by "Crazed Up" and it just didn't work for me but this method worked just fine. Another advantage to using this method is that you are able to have different models for different levels in a multi-level episode.
master.tpl file for your episode using WordPad or a similar
text editor. If you do not have a master.tpl file in your project
directory it can be found in your JED directory in the jeddata folder.
Copy the file and put it in your project directory.
Copy these lines from your
master.tpl file. It should be somewhere near
the top (or just copy it from this tutorial).
# DESC: Player # BBOX: -0.03730128 -0.01387423 -0.1184614 0.03811364 0.03983956 0.06454442 walkplayer _actor type=player thingflags=0x20000401 light=0.200000 model3d=ky.3do size=0.065000 movesize=0.065000 puppet=ky.pup soundclass=ky.snd cog=kyle.cog surfdrag=3.000000 airdrag=0.500000 staticdrag=0.300000 health=100.00 maxhealth=100.00 maxthrust=2.00 typeflags=0x1 error=0.50 fov=0.71 chance=1.00
Paste this line on the bottom. Where it says
model3d= change it from
ky.3do and put whatever 3do you are using for the player. Now change
where it says
walkplayer2 or whatever you want. Now just
make sure the 3do and any mats that go with it are in your project
directory (unless the mats are already included in
You can make as many different walkplayers as you want if you want to use different models for different levels.
There are many more neat things you can do besides just change what the player looks like.
Changing Health and Maximum Health
All you have to do is change the value beside
Changing the Sounds Your Player Makes
Where is says
soundclass= change the file name to the snd file you want
to use for your player. I wont go into how to create your own snd files
in this tutorial but if you have BFP2 you can find snd files for some of
the BFP2 skins. You can also extract snd files from the
There are alot of other nifty things you can do by fooling around with
this, but I don't recommend changing anything around unless you know
what you're doing. If you do decide to mess around, make sure you have
master.tpl file handy in case you mess something up.