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"Vanity Mods"
Feb 11 2010, 12:40 am
By: MadZombie  

Feb 11 2010, 12:40 am MadZombie Post #1

A long time ago I once played a mod that did nothing but change the sprites/grps for units into other sprites. ALSO, I was able to play this mod online with other people without downgrading and with people who didn't have the mod. I remember playing RE: Raccoon city by Panzer with this mod on and the zombies were like MegaMans and my ghosts where Ryu's from street fighter. My question is what is this type of mod called and is it still available to date? TZ informs me this sort of thing is called a "Vanity mod" (he believes). I can't seem to find any of these types of mods anywhere and I REALLY want to use them while i play on to make things more interesting. MORE importantly if someone knows the mod that im talking about, if they could link me to a mod or a mod similar so that I may play it over

Side note: The mod I played was based on videogame and each race had a theme. for ex. Terran was Capcom, zerg was zega, and toss was nintendo or something like that. I will never forget the Mario's for SCV's. Sorry for not being specific but this species of mods almost seem like a myth since I have heard next to 0 talk about it since the last time i played with one on. (2-3 years ago)

tl;dr mods that only change sprites/grps over without causing desyncs. WHERE CAN I GET?


Feb 11 2010, 12:49 am Super Duper Post #2

Any mod that only changes GRPs are compatible with bnet.


Feb 11 2010, 12:50 am MadZombie Post #3

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Any mod that only changes GRPs are compatible with bnet.
Oh, cool but do you know where I can get? It seems like everyone likes to make mods that do everything else included... so.. yea.. ;o


Feb 11 2010, 12:52 am l)ark_ssj9kevin Post #4

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You make it yourself.

Yeah. There aren't that many modders that see graphic-only mods as interesting. Maybe back when there weren't that many modding tools, but now you'll need to make your own.

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Feb 11 2010, 1:02 am MadZombie Post #5

Found some over at creep colony. Good to know these kinds of things are "timeless" in a sense. Someone make more D:


Feb 11 2010, 1:12 am Biophysicist Post #6



Mar 1 2010, 9:01 am TriggR_HappE Post #7

Wait, so you're saying I can make a mod with nothing but custom GRPs and play it on without everyone needing the file and downgrading?


Mar 1 2010, 9:25 am Excalibur Post #8

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No one but you will see the changes.

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Mar 2 2010, 4:26 am TriggR_HappE Post #9

Oh ok, thanks. So everyone can see the changes if they have the self executable file but there's no need to downgrade?


Mar 2 2010, 5:57 am Sand Wraith Post #10



Mar 2 2010, 6:04 am O)FaRTy1billion[MM] Post #11

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Unless you are using plugins, EXE edits, or grafting then you don't need to downgrade.

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