Arelith doesn't use any hackpacks or extensions that would have to be downloaded outside official NWN updates. Usage of portrait packs and custom portraits is still possible, yet not encouraged. Other players, who will not have the same download, will see for your portrait either white square (on logging list) or the generic shadow-face. Even though the server does not use hakpacks, these are officially called "hakpacks" because they do change a setting in the game.
Jjjerm: "Make sure that you ONLY get the portraits and voices that are in game and unused, or no one will hear you or see your picture. Then you'll be the coolest kid no one can hear or see. Which, retrospectively, isn't really very cool."
Usage of non-standard heads or other haks that would make your character or its parts invisible to other players is not allowed.
Unlocking portraits and voices of NPCs Edit
These portraits and voices are already included in every NWN game. They are just not available for selection when creating new character.
1.) Download some of the overrides from NWvault. Either search it for "sound override" and "portrait override", or you can use some of following:
- 169 Portrait and Soundset Unlocker 2da's (for SoU+HotU) - the latest .2da files for 1.69 Portraits & Voicesets
- All Voicesets HotU
- HotU Portrait Unlocker
- All of the Portraits & Voicesets Unlocked
2.) Put them inside your override folder.
3.) Create new character and enjoy the extended selection.
Note: Some portraits and voices can be available just for creation of specific characters. For example some could be visible just when you are creating male or female character. The simple trick is to start creating character of opposite gender, and once you select the desired portrait/voice, you return back to change the gender. The more complicated approach is to find different overide or edit those files yourself.
Custom portraits Edit
Usage of custom portraits is possible on Arelith.
Players can download any portrait overrides from places such a the NWVault. However, if those custom portrait from the internet were not included with the original NWN game, other players will likely not see them. Only player who downloaded them and whoever else may have that same portrait downloaded somewhere in their own files would see it. The rest of players rest will see it as a white box in the player list, and the standard vague hooded male or female portrait when meeting the character.
It is possible to post links to them on forums, or custom pictures of your ideas how characters really look like on the Art Board. The avatar and portrait in game are not necessarily what your character looks like! Use your imagination, fill in the description, emote the appearance, post descriptions or pics on the forum, etc.
Bonus addition: kurairyu's hands 1.5 - note that the changed hands will be visible just to yourself and those who downloaded this as well.