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This guide has been made to assist Dje57 and other interested parties :smile:


The easiest way to access the override file contents if you don't have access to any programs that will do this for you is to first install the "Natural Bodies All in One" in your DAO-Modmanager and then go to the good old:

c:/user/(your username)/documents/BioWare/Dragon Age/packages/core/override

Find the NBaio folder and copy it to your desktop (DO NOT REMOVE THE FOLDER, ONLY USE COPY).

Inside you'll find an .XML file called "OverrideConfig" open this file with your "Notepad" text program. For better viewing, maximize the Notepad window.
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Now all you need to do is add the text lines that will guide the program to the right textures.

This is the text lines which must be added to the "OverrideConfig" if you want to use this guide. The text must be added between the lowest "<Value_" line but above the first "<Description>" in each of the sections:


At the bottom of the section named:

<Key_0 Name="Body Model" DefaultValue="RL Artemis Medium Breast©" OriginalFile="hf_arm_nud_0.msh">


Add the following:

<Value_XX Value="NB Amazon Curves TypeA" OptionsFile="(NB Amazon Curves TypeA)hf_arm_nud_0.msh" />
<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Big Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Big v13)hf_arm_nud_0.msh" />
<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Huge Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Huge v13)hf_arm_nud_0.msh" />
<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Medium Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Medium v13)hf_arm_nud_0.msh" />
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At the bottom of the section named:

<Key_1 Name="Hand Size Model" DefaultValue="RL Small Hand Size" OriginalFile="hf_glv_nud_0.msh">


Add the following:

<Value_XX Value="NB Amazon Curves TypeA" OptionsFile="(NB Amazon Curves TypeA)hf_glv_nud_0.msh" />
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At the bottom of the section named:

<Key_2 Name="Leg Model" DefaultValue="RL Sensual Leg" OriginalFile="hf_boo_nud_0.msh">


Add the following:

<Value_XX Value="NB Amazon Curves TypeA" OptionsFile="(NB Amazon Curves TypeA)hf_boo_nud_0.msh" />
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At the bottom of the section named:

<Key_3 Name="Bodys Special Texture" DefaultValue="RL Glamour sexy trim HD" OriginalFile="HF_100_d.dds">


Add the following:

<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Big Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Big v13)HF_100_d.dds" />
<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Huge Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Huge v13)HF_100_d.dds" />
<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Medium Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Medium v13)HF_100_d.dds" />
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At the bottom of the section named:

<Key_4 Name="Body look Texture" DefaultValue="RL Glamour AA Body HD" OriginalFile="HF_100_n.dds">


Add the following:

<Value_XX Value="NB Amazon Curves TypeA" OptionsFile="(NB Amazon Curves TypeA)HF_100_n.dds" />
<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Big Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Big v13)HF_100_n.dds" />
<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Huge Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Huge v13)HF_100_n.dds" />
<Value_XX Value="NB Pornstar body Medium Tits v13" OptionsFile="(Pornstar body Medium v13)HF_100_n.dds" />
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Once a section of text have been added, change the "<Value_XX" to continue the increasing numbers of the above value, i.e. if the above is <Value_12 you must change the XX to 13 and next XX to 14 and so on.

To keep everything nice and neat, make sure to line up the added text lines in the same manner as the existing text, either by the use of "Tab" or "Space".

When you are done with this process, save the file by using the "Save", make sure you DON'T use "Save As" since this will save the file in a .txt format and not as an .XML, which will make it useless as a program file.
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Now you need to arrange the texture files.

First of you'll need to download J1nX's "Amazon Curves for NaturalBodies" and VHunter666's "Pornstar body v132".

Next rename all the files from the two mods in the following way:

Pornstar body v132
To all the files in the folder "big tits" add: (Pornstar body Big v13) in front of the existing names
To all the files in the folder "huge tits" add: (Pornstar body Huge v13) in front of the existing names
To all the files in the folder "medium tits" add: (Pornstar body Medium v13) in front of the existing names

Amazon Curves for NaturalBodies
To all the files from this mod add: (NB Amazon Curves TypeA) in front of the existing names.
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Now you need to sort out the files, take all the .msh type files and place them inside the: NBaio/Variants/HF folder and all the rest of the files inside the: NBaio/Variants/TF folder.
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The final step is to build the override file again by using the DAO-Modmanager, in case you don't know how, or you are not sure how, just follow these quick steps.

1st - Open DAO-Modmanager

2nd - Click the "Override Creator" in the top of the window

3rd - Click the "New Override Packet"

4th - In the "Title" creation popup window paste in NBaio, or in case you want to keep the original NBaio along with the new one, add something like "NBaio - (your name)", I'd suggest keeping the "NBaio" as a part of the name to honour the original creators of the override platform.

5th - In the bottom left corner click on the folder at the very bottom of the "Folder-tree", it should have the name you just created, make sure it's the folder at the very bottom.

6th - Now drag the two folders and the .XML file from the "NBaio" on your desktop, to the bottom right window in the DAO-Modmanager.

7th - Click on the "Create Override Packet" and you are done! ^^

The override should now be available to install from the "Mods in mods Folder" window in the "Mod" section of DAO-Modmanager and you are set to go :)

Remember you need to uninstall the NBaio you used for the desktop copy b4 installing the new one and again, do NOT delete the NBaio folder from the override folder manually, it needs to be removed by uninstalling it with DAO-Modmanager, or you will risk getting bugged if you subsequently try to remove it by using the DAO-Modmanager.
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Advise on body set-up for the added textures with DAO-Modmanager for in-game use:

The reason I haven't made any text for the regular "Amazon" body texture is that it is very hard to mix with the more popular body mods, so I only use the "NB Amazon" version myself.

If you want to use the "NB Pornstar", you don't need to set all the config options to the "NB Pornstar Body" textures, some of them can be set for other optionals, but you'll get the best result if you choose the corresponding options, the same goes for "NB Amazon".

Any config choice that doesn't have a "Pornstar" or "Amazon" option can often be set to anything you want from those categories, but again, if you want a safe result select a "NB" option whereever possible in those categories.
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Should any1 discover any flaws in my description of the process please let me know so I can correct it :)

Also should any1 have any further advise with regards to the matters in question please feel free to add them :wink:



With best regards
Corehound

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PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS GUIDE IS MADE BY ME PERSONALLY AND NOT BY THE ACTUAL CREATORS OF THE MODS IN QUESTION, SO DON'T BOTHER THEM WITH ANY QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO THIS GUIDE UNLESS THEY THEMSELVES ADD COMMENTS IN THIS POST OR IN ANY OTHER WAY INVITE YOU TO DO SO.
FURTHERMORE I DO NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THIS GUIDE AND IT IS TO BE USED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION.

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"The easiest way to access the override file contents if you don't have access to any programs that will do this for you"

Is there a program that will do that for you yet? I've checked the Utilities section and there didn't seem to be anything in there. When I first read that I actually assumed there was a program that worked the same way as CharGenMorph Compiler but for mesh/texture files.

P.S. Great guide, helped a lot, thanks for taking the time to write it

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@Tcutchi; Are you looking for this: DAO-Modmanager Manual?

NBaio is just one of several mods that use the DAMM framework of ".override" files.

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Can someone help me please.
I am using the original origins, version 1.04, NBaiov3, I followed the guided and it worked but now how I wanted.

I added this string (its the next value)
<Value_57 Value="NB Amazon Curves TypeM" OptionsFile="(NB Amazon Curves TypeM)ef_arm_nud_0.msh" />

Renamed the elf msh to (NB Amazon Curves TypeM)ef_arm_nud_0.msh

Put the MSH into veriants EF.

Followed the guide to make a new override file, named it NBaio2, it worked fine, unistalled the original, installed this, it shows up, but it shows up in the human female not the elf female.
Type M does have an MSH for the elf, I was not trying to use the HF file.

What have I done wrong?.

Edited by BigAl79, 15 April 2011 - 12:14 PM.





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