View Full Version : What's the Skinny on Skins ?

04-07-2005, 10:21 AM
Whats is the skinny on skins? How do you know what skins will work on a particular game. What is the difference between IL2 skins and FB skins. How do they effect your game? Any other info would be greatly appreciated.

04-07-2005, 11:33 AM
Ok the difference between FB and IL2 skins are the FB ones are normally 1024 by 1024 in size where the IL2 ones where 512 by 512... now i said normally as some FB skins are still in the old size format like the mig 3....... FB skins will work in anything past FB ie Aces and Pacific Fighters, but not in the original IL2..

BUT if you convert their size to 512 you can then use them in it. FB does support the original 512 skins i believe and they will assist in making it run slightly quicker online compared to the 1024 versions, but they are not as detailed.

IN game they tend to be ok but online they can slow down the games, as they transfer to other peoples computers along with the connection, but if it is selected off you will still see yours but they do not transfer............ check the cache folder in the game folder, you might find some from online games, if you have been in some http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Skinning sites, see the skinners forum and ask there, if you want to try to make some we will point you in the direction of the tools and guides to making them, there is software available online to download that is freeware, saving you some money http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif BUT it is not as easy as some think to do and even harder to do it well http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I skin BTW and some people quite like them, so i must be doing something partially right, but i find i am learning and developing all the time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Hope that helps you, just ask away if you need some more info http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

downloaded skins you save into the relevent aircraft folder in the main game folder, and access them through the arming window