[Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

[Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Jzkx » 21 Dec 2013, 00:07

Model Changing / Editing Tutorial

MPQ's Base
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-What the F*ck is MPQ ?

A MPQ is a patch , his extension is .MPQ use in wow that's why lot of people call it MPQ instead of Patch

-What's a Patch ?

A patch is a file : it is read and use by the game. It contains all informations about the game (Map,skin, spells, mobs ... whatever)
The patch we are going to create are those files but modified to show the informations we gave him , the game ll use these information instead of the others.

Patchs are in your Data folders , you already got those patch created by blizzard (don't remove them don't touch them ignore them)
-Patch.MPQ
-Patch-2.MPQ
-Patch-3.MPQ
-Common.MPQ
-Common-2.MPQ
-Lichking.MPQ

You can name your patch with a name like Patch-X.MPQ (x == 5 to 9 and a to z)


Reskin Your own character
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First of all you're gonna need some Logicials : I'm going to do the tutorials with all those logicials so you should download them , after feel free to use what you prefer :)

-My Warcraft Studio : http://www.file-upload.net/download-842 ... o.rar.html
-DBC Editor : http://www.file-upload.net/download-842 ... r.exe.html
-Wow model Viewer : http://www.file-upload.net/download-842 ... K.rar.html

For your first patch you'll learn to change orc's skin into felorc's skin.

-Open WOW Model viewer: if he doesn't find wow go in Files Load wow and give him your wow folder.
you arrive here :
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You've got a list in this list there is everything that the wow patch contain.
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So we are going to find the Skin we want for our char :
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So you arrive here with that char :
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You've now to remember his name : here his name is felorcmale.m2

Now that we have our name we are going to run My warcraft Studio and you are going to open tha patch Patch-enGB.MPQ in Data/enGB
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Now Go in 'DBFilesClient' and then open 'CreatureModelData.dbc'
you're here :
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In the Schearch Bar you have to write the name we took previously : felorcmale.m2
the schearch is done you're here :
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You have now to write the mob's Id here it's 2299
Now you have to extract CreatureDisplayInfo: right clic extract to ...
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Once you are here.

Run DBC Editor(you can close the others btw):
Open your Creature Display info :
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Now look at field one and get down : try to find field1 = the id (here 2299)
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Like before you'll have to take values : those values are in fields : 1,3,6,7 and 8 here 6,7,8 are free ---> useless
Now you have the values of your New orc you just need to put them into the "basic orc" id in field 1 and 3


here are the id of the race playable in wow 3.3.5 :
Horde
51 = Orc male
52 = Orc female
57 = Undead male
58 = Undead Female
59 = Tauren male
60 = Tauren female
1478 = Troll male
1479 = Troll female
15476 = Blood elf male
15475 = Blood elf female

Alliance
49 = Human male
50 = Human female
53 = Dwarf male
54 = Dwarf female
55 = Night Elf male
56 = Night Elf female
1563 = Gnome male
1564 = Gnome female
16125 = Draenei male
16126 = Draenei female

what do we do now ? we want to change orc male skin : orc male id = 51 so go line 51
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and then we replace by the values we found before in field 1 and field 3 so it's 2299 and 12229
Save it (Note : sometimes it can take a lot of time when you'll see spell swap my computer take around 7minutes to save it)

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We correctly replaced the values we wanted now we have to create an MPQ files (to put it in the data folder).
Re Open My warcraft studio:
Create a new MPQ archive :
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Name it patch-X.mpq (like you saw in 1) )
Then you're going to add a file to your archive :
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So open CreatureDisplayInfo but BEFORE add DBFilesClient\ like in the picture : else it won't work
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Save it . Congrats you made your first patch !
put in in your Data Folder and test it !


How to Change Items' skin
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Here we choose the easiest way :

Download it : http://www.file-upload.net/download-842 ... r.rar.html

Run it as Administrator
You have it :

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He ll ask you to find your Wow folder give him then you arrive here :

Note : DO NOT UPDATE WDB STRING.
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in the left list write the name of the item you have and in the other write the name of the item you want :
Pay attention : if you gear is transmoged : use the name of the transmoged gear and not Wrathfull.
once your both items choosed clic on swap
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Note : you see that there is an option called stealth :
01: back (2h melee weap axes swords ect.)
02 : Staves
03:Hip (1h weapons)
04: Shields
07: Hidden (Fist weapons)

you can change the stealth to get a "better skin" (who said double shield ?!)
Just logg and have fun :) if you want to remove it just delete all your cache.


How to transmog MOP/Cata items in 3.3.5
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Hey guys, i have made a tutorial for getting Cata/MoP (4.0 - 5.2/5.3 patch) item skins for modelswapper. I'm waiting for Jzk to add it to the main post, but i'm posting it here meanwhile.

1) Download this patch http://www.mediafire.com/download/tbrmmz6csvcah74/patch-4.mpq and put it on your data folder (don't worry about any modelswapps u use, it doesn't affect them)

2) Then go to modelswapper and do the same procces as wotlk / tbc gear, get the item of your inventory you want to swap and select a random object from the other list of items.

3) Then you go to wowhead and look for the Cata / MoP item you wanna get (I.E) http://www.wowhead.com/item=35146 . (I know its a tbc item, this is just an example, do the same things with a cata / mop item)

4) You add &xml to the link so: http://www.wowhead.com/item=35146&xml it would be look like that.

5) Then look for the displayID number, copy it and go back to modelswapper

6) On modelswapper, next to the button "swap" u have a gap with numbers, that's the displayID of the item u have selected before. You just erase that and sub it with the Cata / MoP displayID number.

7) Click Swap and you're done!



Image Here is an example s8 pal shoulders to challenger gear (MoP)

I hope you enjoy it!


Spell Swapping
Spoiler
in order to Spell swap you need :
- the Id/name the spell you want
-the id/name the spell you have

for example : we asked me to do a patch in order to swap Inner Fire (priest) to Avenging Wrath(pala)
first of all now , we need to find the IDs of the spells :

two ways :
-look in wowhead: http://www.wowhead.com/spell=31884/avenging-wrath
in those URL you see something like spell=* this numbers are the spell's id sowings = 31884 pay attention to check the correct rank of the spell
-second way look in Spell.dbc the exact name of the spell and get field 0 : that's his ID (you should use more the first one but for example there is 9 rank of Inner Fire it's better to check them all in the Spell.dbc )
Here InnerFire rank 9 id's is :48168

when you're here now like before we need to extract a dbc file from the game : for spell swap it's Spell.dbc

(i'll do it faster than for race change it's exactly the same way so refer to it if lost)

Open myWarcraftStudio : open the file patch-enGB-3.MPQ in your wow folder /Data/enGB(or your country) !!! be carefull it's mandatory for you to open patch-enGB-3.MPQ and not patch-enGB.MPQ else it ll fail :)

Open DBFilesclient and extract spell.dbc
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then like usual : close Mywarcraft studio and edit Spell.dbc with DBC editor (might take 10 15 sec to open )
now like for race swaping some fields are important:
- 131 is the "skin" of the spell (what we are going to change)
-the grey column named id is obviously the id of the spell
-133 is the icon of the spell (if you want to change it)
-136 is the name of the spell
-153 is the rank of the spell

he wanted to swap values beetwin 48168 and 31884
so go look at the id 31884:
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In field 131 the value is 7880 so next thing to do is to swap 7880 into the Inner Fire 's 131 field to get Wings skin :
so go at the ID of InnerFire here it's 48168

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Become

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Now save it (can take 5-6 minutes sometimes freezing don't worry be patient)

Once saved we are going to create the MPQ : Open again my warcraft Studio create new archive (if i'm fast go check in section 2) for pictures)

add file to archive : add Spell.dbc but don't forget to add DBFilesClient\ before :

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Save it and put it in your data folder... now try it if we did it correctly it worked

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Edit Mounts
Spoiler
Here you will have to work with CreatureDisplayInfo.dbc, Extract it with MyWarcraftStudio (patch-enGB-3.MPQ)
You can find it here :
\Wow 3.3.5\Data\enGB


Once you have it : Keep in mind a mount is a creature,that's why we will mod the values in CreatureDisplayInfo.dbc

Now : You have to find the mount you want and the mount you have: open WowModelviewer.
Half of the mount have a name including "Riding" or "mount" so if you don't have any ideas just use the search toolbar :)
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Let say i wanna change spectral tiger, into GoblinShrederMount


Like usuall take the names : not the .m2 names but the textures name :
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For example here, my names are : GoblinShredderMountSkin1_01 and SpectralRidingTigerArmore
Open Creature display info with DBC EDITOR:

In creature display infos : the field 6 is the name so you could sort out it if you clic on "Field 6"
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Now you need to find all the values of the mounts you want (GoblinShredderMountSkin1_01) and replace it in SpectralRidingTigerArmore.

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Take all the values, even the names. (ctrl A + ctrl C and ctrl V somewhere to get the values)

26559 2915 0 0 1 255 GoblinShredderMountSkin1_01 GoblinShredderMountSkin1_02 1 0 0 0 0 0
Now just replace it in SpectralRindingTigerArmore.

Once you did it, like usual create the patch and don't forget DBFilesClient\ :)

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Dl link : http://www.file-upload.net/download-862 ... d.mpq.html


Game's Music
Spoiler
Music editing is really easy you'll only need MyWarcraftStudio,

-Open Common.MPQ (/Data)
-Open the Sound folder .... Obvious isn't it ?

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You can see there is a lot of different folders. They are all usefull.
-Ambience : like rain, water ....
-Character: Your char's song / noises
-Spells : All the spell's sound ...
-Music : the "real songs" for example orgrimmar song or homepage's song.

Note : Always remember the treepath of your files.

In this tutorial we are going to create a Mpq replacing Alliance's Bloodlust's song by (or anything else ...)

For those who played the best FPS World Btw ;)

You can download this mp3 here : http://www.file-upload.net/download-857 ... d.mp3.html

Once you get it :

Since Bloodlust is a "Spell" you'll find it in /Spell :
Now, you've to find the spell's sound name : just read them ;) if you're not totally certain , just extract it and listen it

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The correct name here is : Heroism_Cast.wav
the sound i gave you is a .mp3 Wow need a .wav you need to convert it ... For this you need a logicial, i 'm using Format Factory but feel free to use what you like... sharing a link for those who don't have any converter .....

Here : http://www.letmegooglethat.com/?q=Forma ... y+download

Sorry but my FF is in french here :
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Once you correctly converted it :

You need to rename the sound you want to the original song : here Heroism_Cast.wav
Now what to do : Like usuall create your MPQ

Open MywarcraftStudio ... Create a new MPQ archive (you already know how to do it.)
The only problem you could have is ... Where to drop this file ?

Remember the treepath of you file : for this swap it was Sound\Spells\X next time it could be Sound\Music\X.

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Save it. and try it with a Draenei...

MMMMMMMMMOOOONSTER KIll.

Dl link : http://www.file-upload.net/download-857 ... 1.mpq.html (only alliance)


Enchants
Spoiler
You can Swap enchant with two files :
ItemVisuals.dbc (patch-enGB.MPQ)
SpellItemEnchantment.dbc (patch-enGB.MPQ )

Using SpellitemEnchantement.dbc is faster than using ItemVisuals.dbc, but with ItemVisuals.dbc you are able to make really nice skins.

SpellItemEnchantement
Open it with DBC editor:

Field 14 : Enchant Name
Field 31: The value you will have to swap

For example if i want to swap Berserking into Titanium Weapon Chain:
Looking in field 14 : Berserking
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Field 31 = 178
Now go to Titanium Weapon Chain and swap the value.
Create the MPQ, GG.

ItemVisuals.dbc
Follow the same tutorial until you got field 31 for the enchant you want to change, Then open itemvisuals.dbc

The first collumn is the ID, wich is used in field 31
Field 5 is the ID that is applied to the top of the weapon, Field 1 is the the part of the sword near your hands.

For example you can mod it like 160 164 160 164 160
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Create the patch.GG

Here is an example of possible ID's:
2 - Blue Glow
3 - Blue Glow
42 - Orbs orbiting around the weapon; see last picture for example
45 - Red Glow
46 - Poison dripping from your weapon
47 - As if you applied a sharpening stone
48 - Yellow Glow
49 - Looks like a rune glowing on your weapon (looks like Arcane Intellect buff)
50 - Weak evil red glow
51 - fireball(s) orbiting around your weapon
52 - snowflavkes around your weapon
62 - Blue Glow
81 - boulders around your weapon (like shaman enchant I think)
101 - Some shining white orbs around your weapon
121 - evil red glow
124 - white glow
145 - green glow
146 - purple glow
147 - yellow glow
148 - shadow glow
149 to 152 - colored orbs around your weapon; in right order: purple green red yellow
153 - lightning:
159 - Nice:
160 - chaotic fel fire enchant:
161 - Looks like druid's faeri fire above your weapon
162 - weapon is launching fireworks
164 - just check it out
170 - smoke above comming from your weapon
171 - lightning,
174 - thundercloud above your weapon
177 - gold glow
182 - mongoose
183 - savagery
184 - soulfrost
185 - sunfire
186 - battlemaster
187 - spellsurge
194 - executioner
Thanks to Khalan for the Ids:



HOW TO RECOLOR / RESKIN GEAR (Boreal's)
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Hey brahs! i come with another tutorial.

Tools we need:

- MyWarcraftStudio
- Blp Converter
- Paint//Photoshop//Image editor

So, we start finding the piece we wanna recolor, so we open MyWarcraftStudio and we open "common.mpq" which can be found in Data folder:

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So when we are here we open "ITEM", then "OBJECTCOMPONENTS" and we go to the slot we want to recolor.

In this case i will recolor this item http://www.wowhead.com/item=3536/demon-hunter-blindfold

So i go to head and i find the .blp like this:

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Right click it and extract it.

Then we use BLP convertor. You pick the .exe and put it in your desktop. Then just pick the .blp and put it above the blp convertor. It will create a .png version of the .mpq.

Then you edit the .png img with paint or photoshop. I will do an infernal helm.

Ill pick a random img with fire and merge it.

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Next step is deleting the original .blp so the blp convertor can make another one with the same name.

You bring the .png into the blp convertor and it will create a new .blp with the modified img.

Next, on MyWarcraftStudio you go to pack - > create .MPQ archive. When you create it click on pack again and click on "add file to archive"

Then you examine the .blp but before adding it you have to type "ITEM\OBJECTCOMPONENTS\HEAD\" In this case, because i'm using a head so it will be like this:

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Click on Pack again and on save and close archive.

Then we just check the result ingame. We drop the patch to "Data" folder with patch-x name, for example. We use modelswapper to swap anyhelm into it.

RESULT INGAME:

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Download this patch: patch-x.mpq


So yeah, thats it. You just need to use imagination and post here some patches, share them with us!

PS: This also works with my Cata/MoP items patch, so its the coolest shit!

PS2: I don't know if this works for cata :(
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Bearshock » 22 Dec 2013, 22:34

i'm getting this error, Microsoft.NET Framework error. Any suggestions about it?
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Jzkx » 24 Dec 2013, 11:03

Bearshock wrote:i'm getting this error, Microsoft.NET Framework error. Any suggestions about it?



When do you get it ?


Edit: People having this issue should download Microsoft.Net ;)
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Takenbacon » 26 Dec 2013, 09:21

Bearshock wrote:i'm getting this error, Microsoft.NET Framework error. Any suggestions about it?


http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... x?id=30653
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby verballeet » 26 Dec 2013, 12:31

Jzk wrote:Model Changing / Editing Tutorial

Now Go in 'DBFilesClient' and then open 'CreatureModelData.dbc'
you're here :
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In the Schearch Bar you have to write the name we took previously : felorcmale.m2
the schearch is done you're here :
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You have now to write the mob's Id here it's 2299
Now you have to extract CreatureDisplayInfo: right clic extract to ...
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Once you are here.


when i open creaturemodeldata.dbc i and type felorcmale2.m2 it doesnt do anything

where should i write 2299?
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby midyu » 26 Dec 2013, 14:19

Cool guide thanks for sharing.
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Jzkx » 26 Dec 2013, 16:24

before writing 2299 you have to extract CreatureDisplay info and then modify it :)
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Bearshock » 27 Dec 2013, 02:44

Jzk wrote:
Bearshock wrote:i'm getting this error, Microsoft.NET Framework error. Any suggestions about it?



When do you get it ?

Sorry with the delay , but i've been busy lately and couldn't reply to ur question. It's by the time i open the program or load cache / WDB file




Takenbacon wrote:
Bearshock wrote:i'm getting this error, Microsoft.NET Framework error. Any suggestions about it?


http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... x?id=30653
Tried it but still not working
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Jzkx » 27 Dec 2013, 17:01

a for item editing ?

Did you launch it as admin ?
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Loxy » 27 Dec 2013, 17:16

Thanks for this guide !
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Jzkx » 27 Dec 2013, 18:22

Added Spell Swap hope you understand :)
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby yup » 27 Dec 2013, 18:37

best guide on the forum
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Jzkx » 28 Dec 2013, 15:18

yup wrote:best guide on the forum


Thx :) Maybe gonna do a tutorial to change the game's music / Home page etc ...

Just tell me if someone would like to learn it
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Kavax » 07 Jan 2014, 16:28

sticky pls

this is amazing.
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Re: [Guide] Model Editing / Creating your own MPQ

Postby Senticx » 10 Jan 2014, 12:34

i got that error aswell (Microsoft.NET Framework) and sometimes asks me would i want to update soemthing cause it is out of date..
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