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reskinning?

Postby Oramac » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:32 am

ok, i've heard about this and know literally nothing about it. i assume it simply makes your characters armor look like something else, but only to you and not the general WoW populace. that close?

also, is it bannable? if so, why?

and finally, if not bannable, how does one go about doing it. like for example, if i wanted to see my self in T2 all the time?
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Postby Quean » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:34 am

if it *is* bannable, plz do share anyways ;)
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Postby Warrender » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:41 am

Don't exactly know if it's bannable but I do know it's something that is heavily frowned upon by Blizzard.
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Postby Cimzar » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:43 am

I put this in the original post, but I'll copy it here:

I don't believe it is bannable, because it is only on the client side, and even if it were, there is really no way for Blizzard to tell you are doing it, anyways, for the very same reason.

It also affects every piece of gear that you switch the skins of, not just the ones you are wearing. So, if you switch your ZA shoulders to look like the t4 ones, every person that wears the ZA shoulders will look like they are wearing the pally t4 ones.
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Postby Oramac » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:48 am

Cimzar wrote:I put this in the original post, but I'll copy it here:

I don't believe it is bannable, because it is only on the client side, and even if it were, there is really no way for Blizzard to tell you are doing it, anyways, for the very same reason.

It also affects every piece of gear that you switch the skins of, not just the ones you are wearing. So, if you switch your ZA shoulders to look like the t4 ones, every person that wears the ZA shoulders will look like they are wearing the pally t4 ones.


well that sucks.
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Postby Neuron » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:49 am

Every item has an item id and a skin id. Blizzard takes a hashcode for each pair in the client. If you change the skin id, it will produce a different hashcode.

If the client ever sends your current set of hashcodes to the server, the server can easily check for improper pairings. I don't know how they do this. Once possible way is that they use their process monitor, whatsitcalled, something like privacy invader, to periodically run a quick scan over a small file that contains these hashcodes. if a checksum fails (the hashcodes aren't the same) it probably sends a message of some type directly to blizz.

Whether they do that or not, I know if I designed it, I could have.

It is against the EULA, so I would not recommend it.
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Postby Cimzar » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:55 am

Neuron wrote:Every item has an item id and a skin id. Blizzard takes a hashcode for each pair in the client. If you change the skin id, it will produce a different hashcode.

If the client ever sends your current set of hashcodes to the server, the server can easily check for improper pairings. I don't know how they do this. Once possible way is that they use their process monitor, whatsitcalled, something like privacy invader, to periodically run a quick scan over a small file that contains these hashcodes. if a checksum fails (the hashcodes aren't the same) it probably sends a message of some type directly to blizz.

Whether they do that or not, I know if I designed it, I could have.

It is against the EULA, so I would not recommend it.


Well, that's interesting. I know the big 'skinning' issue revolved around some Asian gamer making a vid of himself in pvp with the skin from some mob that looks like the Tiger boss from ZG. Maybe it was a more permanent skin of an item proc or something... anyways, that is where this all came from.

The issue Blizzard would have with it is people would reskin gnomes to have tauren skins, thereby making them much easier to target, which could give people an advantage in pvp.
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Postby Kitria » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:17 pm

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Postby Denuan » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:08 am

I'm a clothes-horse myself, and tend to be picky about my look. And did re-skins prior to the expansion. I have recently been learning work-arounds to do it again.
The best information came from goggling "warcraft nude skin mod", borrowing their techinques but using more tasteful skins.

And ya, be aware of the eula risks.
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Postby Quean » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:09 am

Denuan wrote:The best information came from goggling "warcraft nude skin mod"


lol.

Edit: i want to try this, but i feel like searching for that at work might not be the best idea >.<
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Postby Denuan » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:11 am

Horny teenagers, ever the vanguard of new technology.
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Postby Warrender » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:18 am

Denuan wrote:Horny teenagers, ever the vanguard of new technology.


You don't believe the Internet got as big as it did strictly from ARPANET initiatives or Al Gore, do you?
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Postby Quean » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:44 am

Warrender wrote:
Denuan wrote:Horny teenagers, ever the vanguard of new technology.


You don't believe the Internet got as big as it did strictly from ARPANET initiatives or Al Gore, do you?

it was al gore porn, actually
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Postby Invisusira » Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:15 pm

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It is bannable. Your chance of being caught, however, is slim. I personally only use my re-skins when I'm making movies.
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