Forum Settings
This Forum is Read Only

Reskin Posibility?Follow

#1 Sep 09 2010 at 1:27 PM Rating: Decent
492 posts
Just a thought on FFXI and FFXIV, you think there's a posibilty to reskin the old FFXI models with the FFXIV?

I presume SE have changed Model file types, and FFXI would probbably make them a watered down version, but was just a pressing thought.

I mean even some of the same mobs in the game you could Possibly reskin too, would make FFXI somewhat interesting to see.

FFXI : Ryobi & Ryder Asura
FFXIV : Bracken Wood Gridania-Balmung

#2 Sep 09 2010 at 1:39 PM Rating: Decent
Only from the XI crowd has it ever been publicly acceptable to talk about modifying game files. Everywhere else you'd get karma bombed, muted, or banned. Leave it alone.
#3 Sep 09 2010 at 1:41 PM Rating: Good
1,131 posts
Highly doubtful such a thing would even be possible, but I definitely think it would be awesome if FFXI could be made so it wasn't locked into PS2 level of detail. Something like have two sets of models/textures so those on PC would have the option of high(er)-quality graphics. It'd be a good way to keep people on FFXI as well as bring others back, I'd think. Of course, such a development would probably be more costly than worth it (to SE), but it'd definitely be an awesome thing to see. ^^
FFXI: Triane [Caitsith], Retired
DRK75, THF75, RDM71

FFXIV: Triane Rhiga [Besaid]
Pugilist, Marauder, Fisher
#4 Sep 09 2010 at 1:45 PM Rating: Good
2,815 posts
The FFXI engine would explode.

And it can't be directly ported because:

1 - Normal maps/specular maps. Not integrated in FFXI (they have a specular shader but it doesn't use texture)

2 - Ridiculously higher poly count. (Explosion here.)

3 - Realtime psysics clothing flaps etc. That is to say a lot of your character isn't pre-animated, and flowy things are calculated 'on the fly'. FFXI wouldn't know how to even interpret that.

4 - all-around completely different animation/equipment display approach than FFXI.

The only way you'll see FFXIV models in FFXI is if someone rips the models, downgrades the polycount/texture channels to FFXI quality, re-animates them to match every single FFXI animation (meaning it would only have one static outfit), exports it in FFXI format.

So no. Never going to see it.

Edited, Sep 9th 2010 3:49pm by RattyBatty
Minecraft : My anti-MMO
Terraria : My anti-Minecraft
This forum is read only
This Forum is Read Only!
Recent Visitors: 42 All times are in CDT
Anonymous Guests (42)