View Full Version : Question about skins

12-11-2006, 08:21 PM
I'm testing out some new skins for my WWII birds but I got a few questions on how it works. I downloaded a few files but not sure which folder do they go to. I know its somewhere in the IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\PaintSchemes\Skins folder but there are numerous folders inside. For example, I downloaded a skin for the A6M but there are several variants of the A6M so not sure exactly which folder to put it in. It doesn???t specify in the readme and since I???m a total noob to this sim and not much of a WWII fan, I???m kinda lost. Any advice?

Also Is there a way to get rid of the insignias as shown in this picture. Since the new skins have their own symbol, it conflicts with the one that is put in by the game. I don???t want to delete the insignia file otherwise skins that don???t have the country symbol won???t have any, is there a way to turn this option before I fly?
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12-11-2006, 08:40 PM
Re: the insignia. Yuo have to turnoff the markings on that aircraft. If you are using quick missions builder (pressing 'quick' on the main page of the game) then you will find the markings if you press the button on the far right of where the aircraft are listed. you can chang themm for all of the planes.

If you are in a campaign or single mission you can change your own planes markings by pressing the 'arming' button when you are reading the mision briefing, and then pressin 'customize aircraft' or something like that.

I think you can add a bit of text to the name of the skin to stop the ensignia being shown (it might be a dollar sign in front of the name), unsure how that works, but you might try it.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_PINK">My Aim is True.</span>

12-11-2006, 08:42 PM
If you want to get rid of the default markings just turn off the "Markings on" switch under Advanced Setup.

12-11-2006, 08:51 PM
... and to see which skin works with which plane, check this:

http://forums.<b style="color:black;background-color:#a0ffff">ubi[/b].com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/45410763/m/4181042083 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/45410763/m/4181042083)

Cpy/spaste from above:

Generally the Early versions will work with each other, and the later versions with the later versions, all should work on one another with only panel line errors, only the A6M2-N has its own skin file, none will work with this except N skins."<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

<span class="ev_code_BLACK"><pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">???Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany.