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May 1, 2013


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Well, it seems many people are having trouble. Now, I don't have a problem with helping people, but it seems it takes over an hour to course people through this, even if it works, and they usually don't have the time. So, here's a tutorial~

NOTE>> *Any questions? Just note me or ask in the comments. I'll help you out as clearly and best as I can to make sure this process is easy and simple for you~*

Since I use Mass Markings 3/MM3, I'll be looking at the download links. --->>… OR… <<---
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IMPORTANT NOTE>> *Remember where you saved the markings file you just downloaded. It can be quite stressful and time-consuming if you don't know it's location. I recommend placing the file on your desktop, along with a shortcut to your Feralheart folder and/or downloads folder.*                          

After you've completed this step, simply see if you have an extracting programs. The most common ones are Winrar, Winzip, and 7-Zip. I use 7-Zip, but all three will do the job. All you have to do is find a download and set up the program so you can start extracting. Simple as pie.

Once you've gotten your extracting program, or are ready to use it, scroll over the downloaded markings file and scroll over "Open with" to find the extraction program you have/downloaded. Once doing so, scroll over the program, or click, and see if there's a "Extract Here/Extract Files" option. By doing this, you'll be able to access the file and place the pieces where they belong. This starts the tricky part, but it gets easier once you do it a few times.

IMPORTANT NOTE>> *You can NOT use any mods for Feralheart unless you have an extracting program. If you do not, please download one and save everyone's ears. Like I said, try searching up Winrar, Winzip, or 7-Zip.*


!!IMPORTANT!! I HIGHLY recommend checking for viruses once or twice before downloading from these sites. I have not tested them, as it's been ages since I got my own program(s). I am not responsible if your computer becomes infected! If you do put the blame on me, you WILL be ignored and any comments hidden from this journal, including being blocked if you attempt to harass me and/or anyone I know on this site.

After you've gotten the file extracted, simply open it up. In there should be a filed named "markings.cfg" with a bunch of folders, one big folder, or all the texture, mesh, etc. files inside the download. Open up your main Feralheart folder, located in your "C:" drive.

1. Go to the folder, "Computer."

2. See that file, yes, that one with a giant smile.~ Click on it.

3. You see a folder named "Feralheart" correct? Good, this folder is now your best friend. Make a shortcut on your desktop if you have trouble finding it in future cases or ask for help.

4. Have you found the "markings.cfg" yet? If you have, drag it into your main FH folder. Don't do anything else, just drag and click, "Yes, replace." Make sure you keep a copy of the original in-case you don't like the markings or something happens. It can be tricky finding the original file, meaning, you'll have to re-download Feralheart to restore your game.

5. Now, go back to the file you downloaded. Good, you see all those other files? If it's in a folder, it would be labeled something around "Textures". Otherwise, it's all those scattered files aside from the "markings.cfg". Scroll over them all. Yes, make them all blue so that you have a collection of all the files at once.

6. Now that you have them, go back to your main Feralheart folder. See the folder inside labeled "Media"? Click on it. There should be a folder inside that media folder labeled "Textures". This is your friend when you want to replace most of the textures the game has and you don't like, such as scenery, flora & fauna, sky, portals, markings, feline/canine textures, etc.

7. Once the textures file is opened, go back to your downloaded file and drag them all over to the textures folder. Remember, don't do anything but drag and click "Yes, replace". You won't get the markings any other way.

8. After this, restart your Feralheart. If the markings aren't there or aren't showing up, simply replace the markings.cfg and texture/mesh/etc. files. Basically repeat the process from 1-8. If that doesn't work, try a different markings pack or try on a different computer.

Hope this helps!
      Aero~ c:
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Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
do you know how to make your own? cause I'd love to make my own<3
SteamPunkStudios Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, unfortunately, I do not. I'm sorry! ;w;
Cynderthedragon5768 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured it out, nevermind, but thank you!<#3
BatmanAndBands Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
What do you do if you've downloaded the markings, did all the steps, and stuff. But, no one's a marshmallow, I see their coat colors and that's it, when I go into create a character, it has the marking names there, when I click on it, they don't show up.
SteamPunkStudios Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All I know works is repeating the steps a few times, see if it works, and it not, I honestly have no idea. Maybe it's just the markings pack and you need to use another one, but it could also be these instructions aren't for Macs. ;A;
BatmanAndBands Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
It did, danke. ;u;
SteamPunkStudios Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome ;A;
BirdyCrossing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Most of them installed correctly, thanks! nwn
Some, however, just show up as the default markings (e.g. Monster Hunter Epioth shows up as Butterfly, Zebra shows up as some sort of Spots), and some markings don't show up at all (e.g. Zira Stripe, Skeleton). Were these intended, or did I install it incorrectly?
SteamPunkStudios Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Intended. Usually markings packs will have some of these issues; and it's on both models. The pack has issue with the markings being default or just not showing up. I couldn't find a way to fix it as of now. So no worries dear, it's normal  and your welcome!<3 uwu
EquinoxPonies Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
 Poor me.
I have a mac.
I can't open the media folder...
It says 
The operation can’t be completed because the original item for “media” can’t be found.
Can you help?
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