2Changing the Nif files is not hard as long asyou have the right tools. For this tutorial Iam going to use Adobe Photoshop andMicrosoft Paint. Photoshop is an expensivepainting/picture editing software and may bereplaced by an inexpensive alternateprogram like Gimp as long as said programcan open DDS files. Paint on the other handcomes free with Microsoft Windowsoperating system.Most alpha changes only need Photoshop(Gimp etc) and Paint but you may also findthe program ConvertCCT.exe very usefulfor the more complicated alpha changes,such as the example I am going to walk youthrough in this tutorial. Here are the stepsneeded to turn a Przewalski’s Wild Horse(like the one above, OK so it’s not a mule)into a Mustang (like the one to the right).
Przewalski’s Horse to Mustang Alpha File Conversion Tutorial
1. The first thing we need to do is to collect the files we need, in this case theHorsePrzewalskisWild dds and Nif files from Program Files/MicrosoftGames/Zoo Tycoon 2/x100_000.2. Now drag the HorsePrzewalskisWild_M.dds file to the ConvertCCT.exe icon.