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Republic Dancer's Top Bug

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Republic Dancer's Top Bug

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truekismet
02.22.2012 , 08:43 PM | #11
I experienced similar issues with the republic dancer/Slave girl social clothing sets.

One thing to keep in mind is that the republic (red) version is just a minor palette swap version of the slave girl (pink or purple). So if you are mixing them together it may cause some graphical issues outside of the high res conversation only textures. There are many issues on the low/med textures- clipping, not displaying (purple blank mesh appearance) the one most Jedi & sith notice is the "bubble butt" syndrome with robes. Yes, another issue that only shows up in low/med res, conversation and the preview window do not show this error.

There is no fix that can be done by players for this but future patches and graphic card driver updates should address it. (very unlikely bioware will ever allow high res textures to be fully enabled, developer posts here admitted it simply overwhelms their dated engine)

I just want to mention 2 more issues with these clothing sets that bug me: 1) the empire dancer outfit is an actual differently textured appearance that is quite unique, why no similar treatment w/ republic version? 2) all 3 costumes remove an entire overlay of textures outside of high res, instead of a simplified view that is less demanding to render in crowds, you basically are seen in a bra and panties using these.

That's probably an improvement for some but it just struck me as particularly odd that it's only these items that have such a radically simplified view.

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Ayradyss
02.25.2012 , 06:25 AM | #12
Well, as far as I can tell, there are a couple different issues being tossed around here. One is the high-res vs. medium/lower-res thing. Frankly, I feel that's already been hashed out more than enough in other places. And honestly, I don't think that's the main issue with the color of this piece. (Edit: Then again, perhaps it's the issue with the Republic Dancer's set. The Nar Shadaa 'Slave Girl' set is a bit different though, as far as I can tell.)

Simply put, it has different colors based on . . . something. Exactly what the criteria is and whether or not it's fully intended -- nobody but the devs knows for sure, and so far, they're not saying. I see this set on other people, and I see white on some, a rose color on others (that's what I got) -- it's not a different texture set, it's all in standard game play, passing each other at the fleet, non-cutscene stuff. That's not a different res texture coming into play. (Yes, there's LOD, but that's another thing, and I've been standing right next to many of these folks.) And yes, I know there's both the Nar Shadaa and Republic sets which are very similar, and I've inspected people to verify which one they were wearing. It's generally the Nar Shadaa 'Slave Girl' set I'm seeing this with here.

My own best guess (and it's just that -- a guess) is that the artists who did this piece made the color dependent upon the wearer's skin tone. It seems to favor greater contrast, as far as I can tell. Pale-skinned wearers like my own character are the ones I see getting the rose color, while the darker skin tones are the ones I see in white. Still that doesn't account for anything like that silver/purple in the pic that was linked earlier in this topic. I've never seen that in game at all though. Kind of wonder if it was a Beta pic of something that isn't around at this point. But I really don't know

All in all, it'd sure be nice if one of the BioWare art folks would let us know just what's up with this. Personally, I'd sure like to have a choice of color from a decent few options. But . . . who knows?

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Xelestial_Dragon
02.25.2012 , 09:46 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Kiyoko- View Post
Thank you for your reply... I have a suspicion it might be the character creation settings too. So I will list mine like you ask, just in case it helps somehow:

Human, female, Sage
Body: 2
Head: 17
Scars: 1
Complexion: 25 (plain face with kind of round eyebrows)
Eye Color: 6 (dark brown)
Cosmetics: 9 (plain face, light pink eyeshadow, red lipstick)
Hairstyle: 22 (short with part)
Hair Color: 10 (black)
Skin: 13 (a little pale, which is why the light pink doesn't stand out well!)

Maybe Complexion, Cosmetics, or Skin are likely suspects? Or maybe they have nothing to do with it, I don't know.

I do love the red look in my cut-scenes too. I really would like to have that all the time.

I really hope someone can help, if anyone knows please!
Hmm, I think the only things we have in common are Class, Body Type, maybe Cosmetics, and Hair Color. I have to check the Complexion. It does give us somewhere to go off of for further testing... thank you for the extremely thorough answer. I would like to figure out at least how to manipulate this out of curiosity.

Quote: Originally Posted by Ayradyss View Post
Well, as far as I can tell, there are a couple different issues being tossed around here. One is the high-res vs. medium/lower-res thing.

My own best guess (and it's just that -- a guess) is that the artists who did this piece made the color dependent upon the wearer's skin tone. It seems to favor greater contrast, as far as I can tell. Pale-skinned wearers like my own character are the ones I see getting the rose color, while the darker skin tones are the ones I see in white. Still that doesn't account for anything like that silver/purple in the pic that was linked earlier in this topic. I've never seen that in game at all though. Kind of wonder if it was a Beta pic of something that isn't around at this point. But I really don't know

All in all, it'd sure be nice if one of the BioWare art folks would let us know just what's up with this. Personally, I'd sure like to have a choice of color from a decent few options. But . . . who knows?
Well, it definitely does use a different colored texture in low-res than high-res. Which is weird, cuz if it was intended, why would it go back to the default color in high-res?

Some of the other screenshots in that torhead link even have blue and silver, which is crazy. I myself in-game have seen white and the pale pink mine was (gave up on it and stashed it in the cargo hold)

My experience has been opposite what you said. My husband's Kira (default) has the proper red, but another Consular I saw and screencapped early had pale skin and white hair and white outfit, while I have the rich somewhat dark green skin color for Mirialan and black hair and am getting pale pink. I even put the outfit on default Nadia to test and gotten the same pale pink color, but I'm not sure if the color is based off me or what.

I am going to try it with my blue twi'lek alt and Risha as well as well Nadia customizations when I get the time. Why? Idk, lol I like solving problems and this is a minor, but interesting mystery no one's figured out yet. I'm almost starting to wonder if it's only the wrong color on the only light armor users in the game that can obtain the gear, Consulars. I'm more focused on the Republic Dancer's set since that's the one with the issue for me.

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Darth-Malkaevian
10.30.2012 , 01:09 PM | #14
I ahve the Nar shadar slave girl set, It is Red. And all my settings are on High.

* I have seen a White awesome looking set on a slave in the Dramand Kass Cantina, but I have yet to find anything you can actually wear that looks even close.

* The imperial slave/dancer outfit is Gold and Black.

* The only outfit I can find is red, no matter where it comes from (Security key or otherwise). It is always the exact same outfit and the exact same color.

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Emperor-Norton
10.30.2012 , 01:52 PM | #15
The Top's color (in-game, not in cutscenes or in Character preview) just varies based on skin-tone. The darker the character's skintone, the lighter the outfit gets (from red, to pink, to white). I don't think that character preview or cutscenes take this into account, so they appear red.