Toribash
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How to create a head *NEW AND IMPROVED*
This tutorials is old. Don't listen to it.
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For those of you having problems creating a head texture, here is a 100% free guide on how to create your head.

Create your head in your favourite art package. I recommend starting from the template texture (it is attached to this post).

Save your head as either a BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TGA or XPM.
The image must have at least one color pixel (that is not black or white)
Go here: http://toribash.reversers.org/image2tga/
Upload the head. Once submitted, it will be converted to the correct format. Download the file once it is done.

Rename the file to your in-game name minus the clan tags. My ingame name is [bncy]SlainVet so my head is called slainvet.tga

If you copy the head to your Toribash heads folder (CProgram Files\Toribash\heads) you can preview the head using THP http://www.toribash.com/forum/index.php?topic=156.0. You can then get the head looking exactly how you want it.

Once done, upload the renamed file to the head uploader in your User CP ( forums )

Still can't work it out? Here, read the updated ULTRA-DUMBASS version: http://toribash.com/forum/showthread...256#post173256

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This is the original tutorial and is only here for historical reasons:
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For those of you having problems creating a head texture, here is a 100% free guide on how to create your head in Windows XP.

Open your internet browser and download The GIMP from here: http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...roup_id=121075

You will need:
  • GIMP
  • GTK+

Click on the Files link and then download the correct files.
(at the time of writing, this is gimp-2.3.14-i586-setup.zip and gtk+-2.10.6-1-setup.zip)

Once downloaded, run the GTK+ installer, then the GIMP installer.
I recommend following all the default settings etc. This is up to you though.

Create your head in your favourite art package. I recommend starting from the template texture (it is attached to this post).

Open your new head in your favourite art package and copy it (edit > copy). Open template.tga (attached to this post) in The GIMP and paste your head into it (edit > Paste into).

Now you just need to save your head. Select File > Save As... (NOT File > Save). Choose a filename (ending in .tga) and press Save. Press the Export button on the next screen. Now uncheck RLE Compression and press OK.

The new head is now in the same directory as template.tga.
If you copy the head to your Toribash heads folder (CProgram Files\Toribash\heads) you can preview the head using THP http://www.toribash.com/forum/index.php?topic=156.0. You can then get the head looking exactly how you want it.

If you are having problems saving the file as a .tga file, you can try my image2tga page. It can convert any BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TGA, XPM to Toribash-compatible TGA. This is in beta and I do not guarantee that it will work. http://toribash.reversers.org/image2tga/

All you need to do when you are finished is get back on the website and upload it. http://www.toribash.com/heads.php


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Any problems? Post them here and I will update this post. I don't plan on doing screenshots! If you want some, YOU make them!

edit by zaarock: head upload in forums now :]
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Last edited by Magix; Aug 4, 2009 at 01:44 PM. Reason: Added: must have one color pixel
I has a flavour
It sais that the image isnt 128 x 128 pixels in size, u know how i can change this?
you make it 128 x 128 with a graphics program ( gimp or photoshop, whatever u want. ) I recommend you make sure the thing you export is shaped as a square anyway, if the height is wrong, cut down the lower parts abit, because thats where the neck will be, no difference really.
ok thx it worked great, but now ill just have 2 wait for my head 2 pop up in da game... =/

yeA 1 more thing, does this work with microsoft paint?
Last edited by Hamr; Jun 28, 2007 at 04:32 PM.
Yes. I believe it does.

<suomynona> It might kill you, but, that's the worst it'll do
Im still having problems, I used Gimp and saved it correctly and all that. But when i go to the Head textures page in the User CP It won't let me browse. I think this may be on account i don't know where the heads folder is.
yea i couldnt use gimp but my friend did it for me but now when i got my head right im the only one dat can see it...??
Ok im using Paint on a vista computer and whenever I change it to 128 by 128 pixels it cuts most of the picture out and I can only see like a portion of the picture. How do I fix this?
[uncopyrightable]: I think Blam is the competition donater.
[Carrick]: donater? what does he do?
[WeRd]: donate.
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Use photoshop or GIMP.

<suomynona> It might kill you, but, that's the worst it'll do
Whats gimp and where can I get photoshop is it already on my computer?
[uncopyrightable]: I think Blam is the competition donater.
[Carrick]: donater? what does he do?
[WeRd]: donate.
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