well, there is a way you can do it w/o using the toolset but it’s fairly involved. the characters whose appearances you want to replace are in
templates.bif, so you could export them directly and change each template, then put them in your overrides folder.
if you’re still not daunted by this prospect, here is one approach.
- using the bif manager [from, e.g., the nwn tool box available on the vault here], open
chitin.key then select
data\templates.bif. you should see a number of templates displayed on the right.
- the templates you want all start with
nw_hen_, so you’ll want to make yourself a folder someplace and export them all.
- open a template in the gff editor and change the line labeled
Appearance_Type to the appearance you want as referenced in
appearance.2da [see image below]. for example, if you want to change linu laneral’s appearance from an elf to a dire badger, you’d change the 1 to a 9. you’d need to do this for each template for every henchman you want to change. [making a filesystem association for
.utc files so they open directly w/
GFFEditor.exe might speed things up a little.]
good luck !
i can think of another, much faster, way, but it will work only with a unix-like o/s. if that just happens to be you, lmk and i’ll post it.