View Full Version : Conning tower skin

07-31-2007, 08:01 AM
Is is possible to have the emblem at the front of the conning tower (like many boats have in real life, U-25 (sharkmouth), U-552 (red and black devils) and 'normal' emblems many others had) ? Especially the sharkmouth would be pretty cool. Also, the camo pattern U-199 had (outline of a different, smaller sub painted on the sides) would be awesome too. I only have 1 little colourprofile and 1 b/w photo, but not scanned (from squadron/signal warships no.1 'UBoats in action').


08-02-2007, 09:03 PM
Hi Guys, I'm also interested in this

I'm new to SH3 and as you can see I also make custom skins for IL-2 and Lock-On


08-03-2007, 01:26 AM
This is one of the easiest modification you can do to SH3. Take "Any" picture you want, make sure it is equal in size(Example 32X32, 64X64, 128X128 etc etc...). You can photoshop it if you like to remove the background by giving the background transparency. Then, when you save your masterpiece(whether it be an authentic emplem or so naked ladies), choose "Save As" and choose tga(Targa). Then place it in your SilentHunterIII/Data/Emblems/SubEmblems folder.(Hint, when you change the size of your pic in the beginning, the smaller you make it, say from 128X128 down to 32X32, the clearer it shows on your Conning tower. If the images are larger, they tend to be pixely. I have a pack you could start with made by my good friend Cap_Zap1970. CapZap_Emb_Pack_v1.0 (http://files.filefront.com/CapZap+Emb+Pack+v10rar/;8045357;;/fileinfo.html)

BTW, doing it this way only makes the emblem in a small area on each side of the tower. If you want it like they did in real life, then you have to resort to photoshopping it permanently to the conning tower. There are skins available at SubSim that have authentic emblems such as the one in your examples above(The ballet dancing devil).

08-03-2007, 08:35 AM
I posted this on subsim forums also, with no real answer. Can you give a link to the devils skin maybe?

08-03-2007, 12:21 PM
I want the devil skin to.

08-03-2007, 04:38 PM
Fubar did one but I can only find it in the low res format