NOTICE: With the release of Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition these models are now deprecated. The links will remain up, but they will no longer be supported or updated.
After nearly two years of pain, frustration, cajoling and general idiocy on my part, I finally got the thugs from Sleeping Dogs into Source.
They are all on the Valve skeleton, and are both spawnable ragdolls and playermodels. They all have very basic flexes, as well as face bones. Many of them have multiple skins, as well as paintable shirts.
However, they are most certainly not perfect. The rigging on the arms is a bit iffy, but it’s the best I could do. The textures are low-res to the point of nasty, but that’s the developers fault. I extracted them directly from the game files, and even with the HD pack they’re the highest quality available.
Sun On Yee
Note: the lineups were taken in HLMV, everything else is from the original game just to give you an idea of what they look like.
All downloads are here. REL is the release pack, which contains the models/materials/lua. SRC is the source files, which you can use to edit or recompile them to your liking.