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Riceball88
06-21-2004, 08:20 PM
just made a skin in microsoft picture-it and the skin is a void with my picture on it. when i went to save, i saved it in a windows bitmap format and i then put it in the skins folder. then i loaded up the game but the name of the skin didn't show. Did i save it under the wrong format or what's the deal??? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

please help me on this issue http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

Riceball88
06-21-2004, 08:20 PM
just made a skin in microsoft picture-it and the skin is a void with my picture on it. when i went to save, i saved it in a windows bitmap format and i then put it in the skins folder. then i loaded up the game but the name of the skin didn't show. Did i save it under the wrong format or what's the deal??? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

please help me on this issue http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

WTE_Galway
06-21-2004, 08:25 PM
wrong forum for starters http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

there is a skin forum

but anyway ..

8 bit, 256 color .BMP

that should get you out of trouble

Riceball88
06-21-2004, 08:29 PM
where do i go to change it into a 8 bit 256 color BMP???

icrash
06-21-2004, 08:34 PM
When you go to save it, use "save as". All skins have to be 1 MB, if they are bigger, they won't show up (been there before).

http://img38.photobucket.com/albums/v117/icrash/txraidersig.bmp

WTE_Galway
06-21-2004, 08:36 PM
I use photoshop

in Photoshop you set the "Mode" to indexed colour and select

Palette -> Adaptive
Color Depth -> 8 bits/pixel
Colors -> 256
Dither -> Diffusion.

there are stacks of good tutorials out there .. just google for "IL2 skin tutorial"

Spyhunter832
06-22-2004, 05:16 AM
Riceball88 said where do i go to change it into a 8 bit 256 color BMP???

this will get you on track http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://forums.il2skins.com/viewtopic.php?t=377

Riceball88
06-22-2004, 12:19 PM
what depth and colors do you save a pilot skin in because i saved it in 256 colours but the name of the skin didn't show up in the game...

Riceball88
06-22-2004, 12:25 PM
and another thing, how do you save a skin in 256BMP without loosing any colour??

Taylortony
06-22-2004, 01:30 PM
Ok if it has saved as a 266clour bmp of the correct size make sure there are no gaps in the name IE

taylor tony.bmp will not work

taylortony.bmp will and will show


also use bright for your skins to maintain the paint quality read below i copied it accross for you

posted 16-06-04 12:09
USE BRIGHT TO CONVERT IT, It will stop any pixellation on your skins see

Ok i have it online, Bright is superior to photoshop in the conversion of the skin to a 256 colour bmp. The programme will convert your skin without the pixellation that Photoshop creates when it reduces the Skin from a 24 bit 3mb skin down to a 256 colour 8 bit bmp. It was produced by the Designers at Epic Games for use on their robot skins for Unreal Tournament and is released for free private use by them.

Programme is here

http://mysite.freeserve.com/IL2_Skins/Guest/24_bit.zip

Ok Instructions

The zip file contains a folder, unzip it to somewhere on your c drive like where you have your game or paint folder, mine is just in c drive so when i open c drive I see it, you will now when you open the location see a folder called 24 bit. open the folder and looking inside it,you will see there are 2 files in it.

Ok in your paint programme ie photoshop when you have done your skin, save it under "save as" a bmp it will ask the resolution, save it as a 24 bit bmp and save it direct into the 24 bit folder, now when you open the folder you will see 3 files one being the 24 bit bmp skin file you have just saved.
You just need to double click on the bright dos file inside the "24 bit" folder, (the one with the cog picture on it. ) then after it's done it's thing, u will see it process it and the bmp skin file size will go from about 3 mb to 1 mb. drag the new converted 8 bit bmp out of the folder and drop that in the skin folder....job done then try it