The aim of this mod is to change the skins for the three main sniper rifles:
- SVDm2 (Dragunov SVD)
- SVUmk2 (Dragunov SVU)
- Vintar BC (VSS Vintorez)
I made this mod because previous textures gave me an excessive plastic feeling and they seemed to me that they were not realistic. Moreover, it's unusual to see shining and chromed sniper rifles...
I decided to modify the skins, wrapping them in mimetic cloth and holding the whole with black rubber bands.
For the SVDm2 (Dragunov SVD) I modified the rifle butt using a more realistic wood texture too.
Easy and fast, as ever!
Extract the directory "gamedata" in "C:\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl" (or wherever you installed the game). If prompted to overwrite the directory don't worry, the mod will install only a texture file and won't modify anything else.
If it was the first time you install a mod, you have to follow this additonal steps:
- reach the directory in which you installed the game (i.e. "C:\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl") and open the file fsgame.ltx with the notepad.
- edit the second line of the file, changing it from "$game_data$ = false| true| $fs_root$| gamedata" to "$game_data$ = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata" (obviously, without quotes!).
- Save the file and close the notepad.
If you like one or two of my three skins and you don't want to overwrite the other ones, that you like more than mine, you only need to copy the DDS files with the new textures that you want to use from "gamedata\textures\wpn" and to paste them in "C:\Program Files\THQ\S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl\gamedata\textures\wpn" (if you installed the game in another directory, change the path according to it!).
I want to thank my friends for cooperation:
- MscG (Giuseppe)
Marco_M (Marco M.)