[ Legacy of Kain: The Lost Worlds ]

Only Skin Deep

software by Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley, article by Ben Lincoln

 

Only Skin Deep is a utility for extracting the texture maps from a variety of games in the Legacy of Kain series. It is not a viewer - a separate application is required to view the textures once they are extracted. Most modern graphics utilities can view PNG images. DDS texture maps can be viewed by a variety of pieces of software, including the DirectX SDK utilities and NVidia's Photoshop Plugins.

Supported formats:

Support for properly coloured textures from the Playstation version of Soul Reaver is courtesy of a joint coding effort between Andrew Fradley and myself. As a result, this version of Only Skin Deep includes a DLL with some of the code from ModelEx.

Only Skin Deep incorporates the exporting functionality of Soul Reaver PC Texture Utility and Quintessence, but not the viewing or replacing capabilities.

Usage (Soul Reaver for PC or Dreamcast):

Usage (Other games):

Note: To convert the .crm files from Soul Reaver for the Playstation in colour, it is necessary that the corresponding .pcm file(s) be located in the same folder(s). Otherwise the results will be greyscale.

Only Skin Deep has a batch conversion function in the File menu which can be used to convert .vrm and .crm en masse by selecting an input folder or folder structure to scan and an output folder.

Known Issues:

Updates in Version 1.4:

Updates in Version 1.3:

Updates in Version 1.2:

Updates in Version 1.1:

There are some very helpful troubleshooting instructions in the readme file that is included.

Like all of the software I've written, this application requires at least version 2.0 of the .NET Framework, which is available from Windows Update or the Microsoft website.

For those with an interest in writing their own software, the source code for this application is available in the Source Code Collections article.

 
[ A placeholder texture ]
A placeholder texture
[ A temporary version of the painting of Kain in his mausoleum ]
A temporary version of the painting of Kain in his mausoleum
[ A mural depicting the use of the Dark bridges ]
A mural depicting the use of the Dark bridges
[ Raziel's textures from Defiance (four times the size of the Soul Reaver 2 textures) ]
Raziel's textures from Defiance (four times the size of the Soul Reaver 2 textures)
[ A texture from the Spirit Forge ]
A texture from the Spirit Forge
[ Yes indeed ]
Yes indeed
[ A mural from the Air Forge in Soul Reaver 2 ]
A mural from the Air Forge in Soul Reaver 2
[ Raziel's textures from Soul Reaver 2 ]
Raziel's textures from Soul Reaver 2
 
 
 
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Only Skin Deep 381 KiB 1.4 2014-09-21 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
 
 
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Only Skin Deep (Source Code) 944 KiB 1.4 2014-09-21 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
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Only Skin Deep 387 KiB 1.3 2013-10-13 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
 
 
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Only Skin Deep (Source Code) 1 MiB 1.3 2013-10-13 Ben Lincoln and Andrew Fradley
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Only Skin Deep 373 KiB 1.2 2012-02-12 Ben Lincoln
 
 
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Only Skin Deep 409 KiB 1.1 2007-07-22 Ben Lincoln
 
 
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Only Skin Deep 405 KiB 1.0 (Beta) 2007-07-15 Ben Lincoln
 
 
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