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Happy New Years 2012

Posted by Sixen Jan 01, 2012 at 08:28 UTC

Happy New Year everybody! We wish you a happy 2012! Be safe and enjoy New Years Day!

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Mod interview with KrimsonLust

Posted by Xenius01 Dec 28, 2011 at 16:40 UTC

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Today we will be featuring two mods created by KrimsonLust: Female Warpaints and Male Warpaints.

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The character creation system of Skyrim brought us a lot of new features that were not present in its predecessor Oblivion, allowing us to customize our characters even more. One of those features is the ability to choose from a selection of warpaint patterns.

When the Creation Kit for Skyrim is available this will likely be one of the aspects that will be expanded upon by many mod authors, similar to what happened with eyes and hairstyles for Oblivion.

We still have to wait until the Creation Kit gets released in January, but KrimsonLust already went ahead and created two mods that replace 20 existing warpaint patterns, 10 for each gender. The designs vary in style, which makes them suitable for different characters and races. You will still be able to use the race-specific warpaint, as these mods only replace the generic warpaint that is available to all races (except the beast races).

Find out more about the creation process of these mods below.

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What was the inspiration for the creation of your mods?
My inspiration for creating the warpaints was at first because I wanted my character to have more of a tribal look. After posting my first few I started getting requests for different warpaints so I continued doing it for other people.

How much time have you spent on the development?
Each warpaint only takes me about 20 minutes. A pack of ten warpaints can take up to 4 hours. It can be a bit time consuming because most of the time if I change a file in the texture folder it doesn't register in the game until I restart it. I haven't found a better way to view the warpaints as I create them... yet :)

Did you come across any problems while working on these mods?
The warpaints are fairly straight forward and easily done since you are only working with a black and white picture. The only problem I have really encountered is where the image stretches on certain faces, but that isn't anything I can really fix.

What tools did you use in the process of making your mods?
To edit the .dds files I use Photoshop CS5 and my trusty Wacom Graphire tablet.

Currently your war paint mods are replacements, will you change them into add-ons when the Creation Kit is available?
Yes, I will change the warpaints to be add-ons so people will have the option to keep the original warpaints if they desire.

Are you planning to add more content to your current mods?
No, the warpaint packs that are out will stay the same for now, but I will be making additional packs for males and females to download, as well as taking more requests.

Do you have any advice for others who would like to start modding?
Start with something you're interested in, or something you have skill in. It was easy for me to edit texture files because I have skill with Photoshop. Don't get frustrated if something doesn't work right away. Take a break and come back to it and it will probably be something simple that you overlooked... either that or search the forums :)

Could you tell us about any other mods you have planned for the future?
I'm currently learning how to mesh with 3d studio max because I've been wanting to design my own armor and amulets, so stay tuned :)

Thanks to KrimsonLust for creating these mods and for participating in the interview.

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Happy Holidays 2011

Posted by Sixen Dec 25, 2011 at 09:18 UTC

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Those of you with plans, have a safe and fun filled day with family and friends... those that don't... well... have fun by yourself!

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New Video: Introducing Weightless Items and the Recipe Bundle!

Posted by wishfire Dec 22, 2011 at 20:08 UTC

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This week, Nickoli002 shares with us two extremly useful Skyrim mods!

Both the Recipe Bundle and the Weightless Items mods by Wolferoo provide convenience in different ways – The Recipe Bundle allows users to use cooking as an alternative to alchemy for buffs and healing, and the Weightless Items mod gives players the freedom to not rely on a companion for extra carry weight. 

Even better, both of these mods are available from within our Curse Client for easy-one click installations!  Just click “Get More Mods” with Skyrim selected.

Check them out in action below!

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Mod authors: Be sure you're using our easy, user-friendly Packager to get your mods in our Curse Client!

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Curse Client Skyrim Support Walkthrough

Posted by wishfire Dec 16, 2011 at 17:59 UTC

This week, we are proud to announce that Curse has integrated Skyrim support into our Curse Client!  

What does this mean for you?  It's now incredibly easy and simple to install and manage mods with one click-installs, search for mods in a browseable database, and manage existing .esp and .esm files: complete with load order rearrangement!  The client also creates multiple backups during the install and uninstall process, so you will never have to reinstall Skyrim due to one faulty mod!

Check out this video walkthrough below to see just how straightforward our Client makes mod management!

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Authors: Don't forget to use our Packager to get your mods into the Client, gaining you more downloads and exposure, as well as giving your users the simplist method of installation!  More information on how the Packager works is available here.

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