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Name: Pineappletree's Vibrant Colors for DA:O
Version: 1.3
Date: 12.12..2009
Category: Models and Textures
Author: Pineappletree / FdL_Ananas

Source: http://social.bioware.com/project/915/
http://www.dragonagenexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=153

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Requirements:
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Description:
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This is a collection of 48 new hair & eyebrow colors, 40 new skin tones, 30 new eye colors

and replacements for the 11 eye colors originally shipped with DA:O.


They are all ready for use in the ingame Character Creator and the DA:O Toolset.

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Details:
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Generally, I tried to maintain a somewhat believable and not too artificial look with all of these colors.

That doesn't mean fantasy has to die though, so you will find your share of "exotics" ;D

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Pineappletree's Vibrant Hair Colors 1.1
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As with my other color mods, I built this library of hair colors "from scratch".

They range from bright white to black, to blonde and brown, to red and some more exotic violettes and blues.

The new hair and eyebrow colors share the same order in the ingame CC (which you also can find in the hair preview picture in this package).

So if you use the same slider settings for both, you will allways get matching colors.


!!You can still use the hair colors originaly shipped with DA:O! They simply moved to the end of the list in the ingame CC.!!


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Pineappletree's Vibrant Skin Tones 1.0
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These are all new made tones, ranging from pale to deep black.

Additional there are 5 "asian" tones (a bit more yellow), 5 "native american" tones (a bit more red)

and (especially for our elfs out there) 5 "Drow" tones (dark, unsaturated blues).

Their ingame order is the same as in the respective preview picture you got with this package.


!!You can still use the skin tones originaly shipped with DA:O! They simply moved to the end of the list in the ingame CC.!!


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Pineappletree's Vibrant Eye Colors 1.2
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These new colors are all very light and vibrant, especially when compared to the vanilla color palette.

This mod re-aranges all eye colors (including the DA:O originals) to the following order:

(from lights to darks) Greys, Blues, Greens, Ambers, Browns, Black, Reds, Violettes.


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Pineappletree's Eye Color Replacement 1.2
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These are completely new made, lighter versions of the eye colors shipped with DA:O. (Well, exept the black eye color, which is truly black now.)

It's a subtle effect, that makes the eyes appear much more vivid, and respondent to surrounding lights in the game.

!!This will affect not only the eye colors you can choose in the ingame Character Creator but also those of most of the NPCs around the DA:O world!!

(Excluded are those with special eye textures, like Morrigan, blind people, demons, etc.)


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Installation
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Should you have an old version of this addon, please delete it first!

Unzip and copy the folder "Pineappletree's Vibrant Colors 1_3" into your [...]\Dragon Age\packages\core\override\ folder.

(If you want to use these colors in your DA:O Toolset, it will recognise them automatically after installation (restart might be required)

and show them in the respective list of available colors in the morph creator.)

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Un-Installation:
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Just delete the folder "Pineappletree's Vibrant Colors 1_3" from your [...]\Dragon Age\packages\core\override\ folder.

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Known Issues:
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This will most probably collide with any other mod that integrates new colors, hairstyles, beards, etc. into the Character Creator.
This is because they come with their own version of the file "chargenmorphcfg.xml" - telling the game to integrate their own files into the CC, but - of course - not mine.

I you want to use this package and the mods "CC Extra Tints & Tones" and "Chargen Package" at the same time,
you may want to have a look at panther1313'S "CC Chargen Pineappletree Friendly File" which you can find here:

http://www.dragonagenexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=159


For any other mods, you will probably have to edit said "chargenmorphcfg.xml" yourself.

This problem should only affect the integration into the CC!
If you're allready playing chars created with any other mod of this kind, they should stay exactly the way they are!

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There is problem with white stripes appearing in some of DA:O's hairstyles, when using custom hair tints.
This bug concerns all hair color mods, and no solution for it has been found at the time of this writing.

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History:
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12.12.2009 - Release Version 1.3
25.11.2009 - Release Version 1.2 (no official version 1.1)
24.11.2009 - Release Version 1.01
24.11.2009 - Release Version 1.0

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Contact:
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http://social.bioware.com/4697/
http://www.dragonagenexus.com/modules/members/index.php?id=1595587

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Credits:
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Thanks to Bioware for creating Dragon Age: Origins.
Thanks to InsanitySorrow for his ReadMe Generator this file is based on.

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Tools Used:
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Dragon Age Tool Set
Dragon Age ReadMe Generator

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Licensing/Legal:
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Do not re-distribute this file (as such or as part of any other mods) without my explicit permission!
Do not re-host this file without my explicit permission!

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