How do I change ship textures in WC4 and Prophecy?

HurriKane

Spaceman
Just wondering how I could edit the texture of the cockpits of the Banshee in WC4 and the Vampires cockpit in Prophecy to make them more like the official artwork?
 

-danr-

Vice Admiral
It's not a simple procedure if you aren't familiar with the directory structures inside Wing Commander's compressed data archives, these are your .TRE files.

For both games, you'll need a utility called TREMAN to unzip the game data (from the TRE files on the disks) and make the changes you require, that is the tip of the iceberg. Once you've made the changes (which you'll require other applications to do) it won't be as simple as simply zipping the TRE files back up and starting again, you'll need to find how to tell the games to look at your modified files - for Secret Ops this is quite straight forward, but I've no idea about WC4 or Prophecy, sorry.

I reccomend you see the likes of HC1's Wing Commander Editing Site or Thomas Bruckner's website for better advice and the apps you'll need.

Popsicle Pete and Killerwave's pages are also full of useful tools.
 

HurriKane

Spaceman
Thank you for all your help it is much appreciated. These two little things have bugged me forever. I hope I can figure out how to fix them.
 

-danr-

Vice Admiral
No problem, and belated welcome to the CIC. If you need TREMAN, simply PM me with your email address and I'll send you the (only) working copy I could find, I can also provide a few tips on how to execute TREMAN and which files you'll need to extract, have no idea how to edit the artwork but it's simple enough to extract and convert to .BMP with a couple of apps.
 
HCI 's editing site appears to be done:

does anyone have a copy of his Mission Compiler? I would like to keep a copy in my WC tool archive

thanks.
 

Dundradal

Frog Blast the Vent Core!
HCI 's editing site appears to be done:

does anyone have a copy of his Mission Compiler? I would like to keep a copy in my WC tool archive

thanks.

Done? or Down?

It's working fine from the above link.

EDIT: Oh and LOAF pasted the Solsector page as well.
 
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