How to Create a Custom Race

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  1. arcsquad12
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    I followed your guide and managed to make a custom race based off of one of Drag's BOS Reforged headmeshes. However I have an issue with the eyes. Since his head mesh kept the eyes on a separate nif file, I added them in the mesh box under face data, but instead of rendering properly, they instead look upwards like the eyes are rolled back into the head. Is there a way to fix this or did I screw up somewhere along the way?
    1. jim_uk
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      I'm not familiar with mod, if it's not set up the same way as the vanilla characters then I would imagine odd things would happen. You could load up a mod with a character already set up and see how it was done, or ask on the mod page itself. I wish I could help but I honestly haven't got a clue.
  2. DelicatePeach
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    Not sure if you'll ever see this but I thought I might as well give it a try. Everything worked as intended but in-game the eyes are glitched; it looks like each eye has two pupils. Is there another way to add eyes to a custom race without this happening?
    1. jim_uk
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      I think this tends to happen when a mod adds a second eye mesh, it used to happen in Oblivion as well, although how it would happen with a race built from scratch is a mystery to me.

      Have a look at the comments here, scroll down to the post by Carman1208 and you might find something that applies in your case.

      https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/55156?tab=posts
    2. DelicatePeach
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      Thank you very much for helping me out with this issue!
  3. 0nelazyBattlemaga
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    Very good tutorial. Start to finish, this is one I can follow and use.
    1. jim_uk
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      It's one of those things that's really easy when you know how.
    2. 0nelazyBattlemaga
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      Had first success today at adding a hair and using my new race in game. Unfortunately the hair I want is giving me trouble due to a dds file.
    3. jim_uk
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      What sort of trouble?
    4. 0nelazyBattlemaga
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      The hair I wanted to apply is the Anto 64. It has 4 dds files, unlike the one that I got to work which has 3. It took me a while to get a technique down for loading those multiple files. Trial and error seems to be the rule for me until I learn exactly what the game requires. I probably need another tutorial. At least a order in which to load those files when adding a hair. This tutorial is the first that I used that worked start to finish and got a working esp in game. Thanks for that.

      Not sure if you get a alert for images but I loaded a shot of my first success on your PDF page.
    5. jim_uk
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      The texture you want is the one without a _ suffix, so if you have hair.dds, hair_n.dds, hair_hl.dds it'll be the first one you select and others should be loaded automatically. With hair not only does the texture have to set in the GECK but the correct filepaths also have to be in the nif itself, that can cause problems if the texture isn't installed in the right place.
    6. 0nelazyBattlemaga
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      That clears up much and at this point I am going to not concern myself about a single hair. I have managed to install three hairs, all from different resources. This is really a exercise for me and I am going to move on to the eyes.
  4. TiraBlue
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    Excellent guide, thank you for sharing.
    1. jim_uk
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      Thank you.
  5. deshaz
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    Nice guide and it is easy to follow, this will help me remember how to do this next time I need to
  6. evillicious
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    I like this guide a lot!

    Thx Jim, that's very informative!
  7. mixlmax
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    Good for having this in backhand, when you forget it.
  8. Psijonica
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    Thanks so much for teaching the rest of us how to create custom races. Saved!
    1. jim_uk
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      It opens up a world of possibilities.
    2. Psijonica
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      Yes it does!
      You may want to think about pasting all this into a PDF and releasing it as a mod
    3. jim_uk
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      I did and made a bit of a mess, anyone is free to take it and upload it, they can't end up with a worse mess than I did.

      Edit: I ripped this page and uploaded it, not perfect but it get's the job done.
  9. jarence chan
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    Beautiful face and makeup, I was here because these twins attracted my attention. Nevertheless, I like the tutorial.
  10. rexus3
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    Awesome tutorial! Saving this for later. ^^
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