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  1. Tutorial: Create Your Own Number Plate
    Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
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    In this series of threads, I'm listing and giving tutorials on how to improve your game-play. These are not instructions, or officially related to Atari in any way. They are tutorials created by me, for the sole purpose of giving you the chance to improve your gameplay.

    I take no responsibility in your game going corupt or damaged. I cannot be help responsible for damages to game files or profiles.However this is highly unlikely to happen

    Anyway, on with the tutorial of Rim-Swapping ...

    Make sure you back up everything, unless you want to have to reinstall TDU when you decide the plate doesn't look as good.


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    Creating Your Own TDU Number Plate:
    This is a very simple process, where most of the time is spent actually creating the image within Photoshop or Gimp.

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    The first few stages of this tutorial are for Photoshop only. If you don't own Photoshop, please create the 256x128 image in another software package and we'll create it for you asap If you can't do that, give us fairly detailed explanation for what you want and we'll get round to it asap.


    Tools and Programs NEEDED!
    - 'BNK Editor' - [Download]
    - 'TDU-Modding Tool' - [Download]
    - Photoshop - Has to be bought.

    Step 1
    Install this .dds plugin for photoshop [Download]. When downloaded, just install and it will do all the work.

    Step 2
    Create an image of anything you wont within Photoshop or Gimp, but the dimensions must be 256x128. This is the image I created:



    Step 3
    When finished, go to 'File' --> 'Save as' and select the file type DDS in the drop down box. Click Save and then the following window will appear. Save it with the file name 'plate.DDS'

    - 1 - Select 'DXT1 ARGB 4bpp | 1 bit Alpha'
    - 2 - Select 'Generate MIP maps'
    - 3 - Select '2D Texture'
    - 4 - Click 'Save'

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    Step 4
    Now, Save this image as a .jpg, then re-open this file and the use the image go to 'filter --> Nvidia Tools --> NormalMapFilter' and use the default settings. See lower image to check these settings. You have to save it as otherwise it does not complete the next step properly.

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    It should look like this style.



    Step 5
    Now 'Save as' .dds again. Now use this image as a guideline of what settings to save as. Save it with the file name 'ws_plate.DDS'

    - 1 - Select '8.8.8.8 ARGB 32bpp | unsigned'
    - 2 - Select 'Generate MIP maps'
    - 3 - Select '2D Texture'
    - 4 - Click 'Save'

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    Step 6
    Open the BNK Editor program. Select 'Open BNK'

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    Step 7
    Open the Common_car.bnk located in 'C:\Program Files\Atari\Test Drive Unlimited\Euro\Bnk\Vehicules'

    Step 8
    Extract the 'Plate.2db' and 'ws_plate.2db' files.

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    Step 9

    Open the 'TDU-Modding Tools' program.

    - 1 - Select 'DDS->2DB'
    - 2 - Locate the Original plate.2DB file you extracted using the BNK Editor here '
    C:\Program Files\Atari\Test Drive Unlimited\Euro\Bnk\Vehicules\Common_Car'
    - 3 -
    Locate the new plate.dds file you saved from Photoshop
    - 4 - Find a location for your new plate.2db file to be. i.e. the Desktop.
    - 5 - Click Yes
    - 6 - Click 'Go'

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    Step 10
    Now, redo step 9, but with the 'ws_plate.2db' and ws_plate.DDS'

    - 1 - Select 'DDS->2DB'
    - 2 - Locate the Original ws_plate.2DB file you extracted using the BNK Editor here '
    C:\Program Files\Atari\Test Drive Unlimited\Euro\Bnk\Vehicules\Common_Car'
    - 3 -
    Locate the new ws_plate.dds file you saved from Photoshop/GIMP
    - 4 - Find a location for your new ws_plate.2db file to be. i.e. the Desktop.
    - 5 - Click Yes
    - 6 - Click 'Go'

    Step 11
    - 1 - Back in the BNK Editor program, select the 'plate.2db'. Now click on 'Replace File' and locate the plate.2db file you created in step 9.
    - 2 - Select the 'ws_plate.2db'. Now click on 'Replace File' and locate the ws_plate.2db file you also created in step 10.
    - 3 - Select 'Save BNK' and then you're away! Go into TDU and hopefully it will work!

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    Last edited by Andreas¹; 31/10/13 at 17:05 PM. Reason: Restoring image links and removing the (insane amount of) colour tags to make this legible again
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  2. Tutorial: Create Your Own Number Plate Comments
  3. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Put your requests in for your own plates

    Myself,
    Little_ghost, and various others have been making plates for TDU:C Members Thanks all for your help - lightening my load!

    I'll get round to doing them asap. No rude words or profanity to be asked for on here. But a PM may be sent to me if you desperatly want a rude one. However they will not be posted on here for others to see.

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    TDU Central Plate v1.0
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    EAT MY DUST v1.0
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    Last edited by Iced_Bullet; 07/06/08 at 11:55 AM.
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  4. ShadowGT is offline I <3 Boobies!
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iced_Bullet »
    But a PM may be sent to me if you desperatly want a rude one.
    ROFL! I wonder how many people will want rude ones?

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  5. Baltoman is offline Baby Vipah :D
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    sick sick ppl

  6. MCiN7 is offline Drifter
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    Great work, thanks

    URGENT!
    the size should be 256x128 not 256x182
    it just didnt look right at first LOL
    Last edited by MCiN7; 29/03/08 at 01:21 AM.

  7. hesonly5 is offline Hungry Hungry Hippos! :D
     
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    Cool looks easy enough... Might have a go with this at some point.. If I ever get time &#172;&#172;

  8. Redokee is offline Just a Skidmark
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    http://kepfeltoltes.pirateclub.hu/pi...I+T_NCSICS.jpg

    whats your opinion? How can we delete TDU-505 sign? :|

  9. Andreas¹ is offline Crazy Duck
     
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    GREAT! +rep if I could! The image you create first is the one that later become your plate, right?

  10. Leadfoot[YT] is offline COTM Creator
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redokee »
    whats your opinion? How can we delete TDU-505 sign? :|
    It's 3D. We can't modify the meshes themselves, but we can modify the colors and stuff. Other wise, I'd have an E92 M3 on the CLS, with M3 sounds (that would be possible if we could modify the meshes).

    -Leadfoot
    Last edited by Leadfoot[YT]; 01/04/08 at 22:42 PM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryzza
    ...Norton deleted it.
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  11. Andreas¹ is offline Crazy Duck
     
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    Too bad, but it works!

    Last edited by Andreas¹; 29/03/08 at 22:55 PM.

  12. The Queen is offline <3 Ferrari F50
     
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    What happened to the rule of not posting pictures larger than 800X600?

    Nice plates though!

  13. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreaz1 »
    GREAT! +rep if I could! The image you create first is the one that later become your plate, right?
    Yes Indeed it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by Leadfoot[YT] »
    It's 3D. We can't modify the meshes themselves, but we can modify the colors and stuff. Other wise, I'd have an E92 M3 on the CLS, with M3 sounds (that would be possible if we could modify the meshes).

    -Leadfoot
    Yes you actually can there is some help on Official gemran forum but I've yet to desiper it's bad tranlation from google.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andreaz1 »
    Too bad, but it works!
    Ahh, what the heck, this thread is already so strectched, I won't bother resizing
    No, please resize.
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  14. -Lr-SpeedraceR is offline Car Aficianado
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    Great ! I'll make my own plate tomorow

  15. Speed is offline Can You Feel It?
     
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    How much of the TDU 505 plate you get just depends on the angle you're looking I think



    Last edited by Speed; 30/03/08 at 18:16 PM.

  16. Mb
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    Iced now fixed this, now it looks good!

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  17. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed »
    How much of the TDU 505 plate you get just depends on the angle you're looking I think
    In that link I gave you on MSN, it tells you how to get rid of the TDU 505
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  18. Andreas¹ is offline Crazy Duck
     
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    And you didn't give us that because...?

  19. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    It's in German and not in a good layout I will make the tutorial for that tomorrow or now if I feel like it I might do it now actually. It may be up in 20-30 minutes.
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  20. Mb
    Mb is offline The Photographer
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    Then you still have 14-24 minutes to post it Can't wait lol.

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  21. Aquila DK is offline is Tom Kristensen :D
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    I can help with some of the German translation, if needed.. Feel free to add me on MSN,

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