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Zonama
03-24-2007, 11:13 AM
Just a little query:

When flying campaings in game, the photo for my pilot is the same in each one (that of the guy in my first campaign from PF) and I was wondering if there was any way to change that. I've tried creating different profiles, but to no avail. I realise it's not a huge issue, but I just don't want any Japanese pilot I have to look like the same Australian each time.

Thanks in advance

(On a sidenote, when '46 is installed just by itself as opposed to over FB/AEP/PF, does the main screen look different?)

Zonama
03-24-2007, 11:13 AM
Just a little query:

When flying campaings in game, the photo for my pilot is the same in each one (that of the guy in my first campaign from PF) and I was wondering if there was any way to change that. I've tried creating different profiles, but to no avail. I realise it's not a huge issue, but I just don't want any Japanese pilot I have to look like the same Australian each time.

Thanks in advance

(On a sidenote, when '46 is installed just by itself as opposed to over FB/AEP/PF, does the main screen look different?)

F0_Dark_P
03-24-2007, 11:22 AM
No you cant change the pilot pic like that, but hope this will be changed in bob, but i must say that it looks weird to have a German uniform when i am flying as a Russian http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And on the other one, ..no the main screen looks the same

willyvic
03-24-2007, 11:47 AM
I believe you can change your pic by opening the squadron.dat file for whatever you are flying for.

Example: C:\programfiles\ubisoft\il2-sturmovik 1946\missions\campaign\whatever country you fly with.

Open the suadron.dat file using notepad or wordpad. Look for you name and the line that is titled Photo. You can change you picture there.

For example, you can change Photo: Dgen\De\29 to Dgen\ja\03 or whatever you desire.

Hope this helps.

WV

Skycat_2
03-24-2007, 12:51 PM
I assume you mean the picture of the guy when you click on your own profile? There is only one image file that controls that, and changing pilot names or nationalities won't make any difference ...

Go to your game's DGen folder and look for a bitmap file named photo.bmp. You can replace this picture but it will have to be a bitmap in the same format, size and resolution of the one that is already there. An easy way to do this is to copy a pilot portrait you like from one of the nationality subfolders (examples: US, UN, RA, JA), paste it into the DGen main folder, rename it to photo.bmp and use it instead. Obviously you should rename or back up your default Photo.bmp picture first.

A variation on this idea is to download a user-made replacement pilot portraits pack from a site like Lowengrin's Dynamic Campaign Generator page. I think Aces Art page (home of the IL-2 MAT Manager) has pilot packs also. Many of these are historic photos of real pilots that have been cropped for use in the game.

Finally, you could always make your own. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I made some using pictures of toys and resin figures I found on the internet. I'll link a few, but they got converted to .jpeg format by the file host and would have to be resaved to bitmap format and renamed before you could use them.

Skycat_2
03-24-2007, 12:57 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/Photo_USN.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/Photo_USA.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/Photo_JN.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/Photo_GB1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/Photo_DE3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/Skycat/FB%20Pilots/Photo_DE1.jpg

Skycat_2
03-24-2007, 01:03 PM
I just read Willyvic's reply about editing the ops files. I've never tried that and don't know if it will work or not, but I didn't want anybody to assume that my first post was in response to his. (Edit: I think he is referring to what pilot face is drawn on the pilot figure in-game. I'm referring to the squadron documents picture).

Also, the 1946 opening screen looks like FB+AEP+PF's screen except they've added plates that say Pe-2, 1946 and Sturmoviks Over Manchuria at the top. Or something like that.

Zonama
03-24-2007, 03:47 PM
Cheers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

willyvic
03-24-2007, 06:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Skycat_2:
I just read Willyvic's reply about editing the ops files. I've never tried that and don't know if it will work or not, but I didn't want anybody to assume that my first post was in response to his. (Edit: I think he is referring to what pilot face is drawn on the pilot figure in-game. I'm referring to the squadron documents picture).

Also, the 1946 opening screen looks like FB+AEP+PF's screen except they've added plates that say Pe-2, 1946 and Sturmoviks Over Manchuria at the top. Or something like that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was referring to the squadron documents picture also. It works for me. I can replace the pic with any I desire. No offense taken.

WV.