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[Tutorial] How to swap characters - Swapping Mods Guide

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Not sure this is the right place to post it, but here we go. So, I'm an author Characters swap Blood and Wine Edition mod, and this is my favorite place on a Citadel guide on how to make character swap mods. It contains some spoilers (Ciri, a little bit Iris, some BaW characters, if you want to swap, but don't want spoilers, I can try to send you spoiler-free version), and grammar mistakes and typos (feel free to point those out). I also tried to include a lot of references and mods links, examples, and pictures. Poehali.
 

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I'm pretty sure my way of making mods, and my tutorial in general can use some improvement, so feel free to add anything, or to correct me in the comments if you want.
 
P.S.: Kudos to ParKanDarkPro0xyScoutbr0ziraelxx and KingHochmeister, I didn't learn how to mod from nothing. Also, to all those who came to me for a tutorial bits and drafts since summer, I wouldn't have made a guide without any requests for it.
 
added (12/01): a little step by step example of the burning house elven woman swap in (1) transferring color, plus some notes about colour


Edited by Briarbird, 21 January 2017 - 06:48 AM.


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WOW! Super explicative guide! 



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Can i completely play as eredin wildhunt without having neck glitch..or getting fat

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So....How do I make Brothel swap mod? Should I use replace character files method or edit string method?



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Hello,

I don't have a "dlc" folder nor a "main_npc" folder that is located in the "quests" folder, I have one in "characters\models\main_npc" but that one doesn't contain the files I believe I need. I'm sorry to bother but I don't understand why mine is different. All I wish to do is change Kiera's hair to something different yet I seemingly cannot. Please, any help is appreciated.

 

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So this tutorial has been insanely helpful to me.  I've made so many amazing swaps.

Just one thing I'm having trouble with.

Made a Vesemir to Geralt swap, and for the Ciri hug scene, I did modify the character file here:  characters\npc_entities\main_npc\vesemir.w2ent

 

as well as his main file, like you specified, but for some reason, he always has no head for the hug.  Everything else works perfectly.  Thoughts?

 

Also, I'm trying to modify Avallac'h in the nameless flashback scene, and while the part where he whispers to Ciri can't be altered, everything else seems editable, ie, I have replaced skjall, however, I am unable to change avallac'h in the opening part.  Where he is carrying Ciri.  I have tried altering his quest file, his character file, etc with no luck.  Is there a file I should maybe be looking for somewhere else?  I even checked the files for that specific quest.

Any help with both of these things would be much appreciated.


Edited by xcrstfallenstrx, 04 March 2018 - 04:49 PM.


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But what if you need to take a body folder from the specific quest? Like I've tried to make a folder which I could put in and remove from the "Mods" folder. I've did it but then I could not apply the body of Henrietta from the quest "The Man from Cintra" to Yen. Any Suggestion?



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What outfit specifically, of Henrietta's are you trying to put on Yen?

The dress she wears to the party?
The pants outfit?


Edited by xcrstfallenstrx, 11 March 2018 - 11:09 PM.


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No I need the head only(dress would be nice but I can figure it our). That's the point. It (the Head) apearce only once in the game and in a specific quest.

P.S I've tried to apply this mod "https://www.nexusmod...tab=description" but it didn't quite work. Maybe there is a way for me to change the folder modYenntoAnarietta from the "Character Swap BAW" ?


Edited by pozitiv122, 12 March 2018 - 07:32 PM.


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So you want her appearence during that quest?  Do you have the debug enabler and extensions installed?

 

If you do then when you are targeting Henrietta enable console and type:

gettargettemplate

getapp

That should tell you what strings to use for Yenn's file. 

 

Even if the appearance is only once it will be inside henrietta's main file.  They all are.  She does have one temp file, but I have been unable to find a place in game where it's actually used, so you should only need strings from her main file.

 

If you simply want to make yenn look like Henrietta, then you need to replace Yenn's 'h and c' stirings with henrietta's.  h - head, c - coif/hair.
Replacing all of yenn's 'b' strings with the 'b' strings for the outfit you want of henrietta's will do the dress.  b - body. 

 

If you are more clear about what you are trying to do, I can make the swap mod for you.





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