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how do i open a tpc file?

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probably a noob question but i recently got the game and downloaded a HD portraits mod but it doesn't match bao dur because i gave him a custom texture in paint.net, so it's kind of bothering me.

 what i'm trying to do is open his HD portrait file from the mod so i can edit it to fit the retexture. however the files are in .tpc format and i have no idea how to open these. i tried just opening it in paint.net but it didnt work. 

unrelated question: i'm also not sure how i go about opening .mdx and .mdl files as well, so if i could get the answer for that as well that'd be great. cheers. 

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No, Xoreos Tools doesn't properly convert all textures. The best solution is to use ndix UR's TPCView - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1552-tpcview

Not only  does it correctly convert them, but it also exports a TXI for any texture that needs it. To mass convert, select the TPCs, drag them over the TPCView window, hold down the ALT key, and release.

 

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13 minutes ago, DarthParametric said:

No, Xoreos Tools doesn't properly convert all textures. The best solution is to use ndix UR's TPCView - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1552-tpcview

Not only  does it correctly convert them, but it also exports a TXI for any texture that needs it. To mass convert, select the TPCs, drag them over the TPCView window, hold down the ALT key, and release.

 

I must've looked at the title of that program and assumed it was just a viewer. I can finally say goodbye to xoreos and your batch script LOL.

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Yeah, xoreos-tools lacks support for animated textures, for example. It also doesn't export the TXI information. And it can't convert textures back to TPC. That's all in the TODO still. We do take patches and pull requests, though :P

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On 1/13/2021 at 1:52 PM, DarthParametric said:

No, Xoreos Tools doesn't properly convert all textures. The best solution is to use ndix UR's TPCView - https://deadlystream.com/files/file/1552-tpcview

Not only  does it correctly convert them, but it also exports a TXI for any texture that needs it. To mass convert, select the TPCs, drag them over the TPCView window, hold down the ALT key, and release.

 

cheers. been messing with it but so far it seems like it only lets you view the tpc file, doesn't let you edit it in any way. or convert it to an editable format. unless i'm missing something? 

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3 minutes ago, DarthParametric said:

What you quoted tells you exactly how to convert to TGA.

it's not converting it though. i open the .tpc with the program and its just like a preview. there's no buttons or ui, not sure if there is supposed to be. i've tried holding alt and it doesn't seem to do anything. 

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1 minute ago, DarthParametric said:

You aren't doing it right. Left click drag a TPC over the window. Don't let go of the mouse button. Now hold down the ALT key. You'll see a message bar on the window pop up saying Export TGA. Now let go of the mouse button.

aha! thanks man

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