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Is it possible to adapt modded liveries from previous games?

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If you spent enough time playing CM games you surely know that they always inherit car models from one game to another. This has allowed things like, for instance, being able to use a custom livery originally meant for a DiRT 3 car on the DiRT Rally version of that same car, abeit with some modifications like the addition of different wheel types. Dunno if this was still the case in DiRT 4 as I refunded that game long ago. But when I tried to do this on DiRT Rally 2.0, using a livery from DR1, the livery wouldn't display correctly.

I'm pretty sure it's possible to bring liveries from previous games, as livery makers like Mesa were able to bring their DR1 liveries into DR2 for the returning cars. Can we end users do the same thing if we want to use a livery meant for an older game? I'm asking because there's plenty of cars that don't get enough love from the community.

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Yes, it is possible since all cars that have been in-game since DiRT 2 use the same model, except for the Mk2 Escort, which is using a new model this time. But it's not a 1:1 export, as you for example the speccoc file is completely different.

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Copying the painted layer onto the templates of DR2.0 cars and the changing a few aspects as the don't necessarily match up perfectly. It's not too difficult to convert DR liveries to DR2.0. The speccoc should indeed be started from scratch. 

I myself prefer to create new liveries because I didn't create liveries for previous titles and I don't want to copy other people's work. 

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