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CaptCeele #121 Posted 17 April 2015 - 06:59 AM

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View PostClaudio67, on 16 April 2015 - 09:31 PM, said:

 

Look at the vehicles_airplane_4.pkg file in C:\Games\World_of_Warplanes\res\packages

 

Inside of it there's a folder structure, in vehicles\airplanes\japan\JP04_A6M you'll find it

 

I do find the folder, but there are just two texture files; Hangar and Premium.... and.... that's It!! .... I mean.... other nations and planes have all the complete list, this is the only one where the whole set of maps is missing, ::.

Another Issue was.... I tested my new map and just found out one of my planes showing bare metal gray, did I miss something while saving the file or while packaging it again?... Are there any special settings for the DDS Image Files?

DrSinister #122 Posted 17 April 2015 - 07:56 PM

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View PostCaptCeele, on 17 April 2015 - 01:59 AM, said:

 

I do find the folder, but there are just two texture files; Hangar and Premium.... and.... that's It!! .... I mean.... other nations and planes have all the complete list, this is the only one where the whole set of maps is missing, ::.

Another Issue was.... I tested my new map and just found out one of my planes showing bare metal gray, did I miss something while saving the file or while packaging it again?... Are there any special settings for the DDS Image Files?

 

I have to use 8.8.8.8 ARGB format when I save via the DDS plugin for Photoshop for any dds files to show up correctly.  If that does not work then try any of the other ARGB formats.

Zapperguy #123 Posted 17 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

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I use GIMP - it's free and there's a plug-in for .dds files. My skins are 2048x1024. That makes a difference. I'm running in HD mode.

Here is some help from gimp's plugin registry site regarding saving dds files: Size Matters

I use WinRAR 3.51 to extract the files from the .pkg folders. Newer versions tend not to work properly.

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CaptCeele #124 Posted 18 April 2015 - 02:56 PM

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Thank you! I just found out the A6M Zero was hiding from me on a different folder named shared_content_aircrafts.pkg\vehicles\airplanes\japan..... I packed them again and these are my first results:

 

First; I changed the color for Desert, To some historical pattern, supposedly used in korea, for training

Second, I whitened the "Snow" map, and switched it to Naval, 

Lastly I am working on a Mottled Camouflage, for those winter maps...

 

Good Luck!!



ViolentAngel #125 Posted 18 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

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Looks great!

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