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Mart-Man1959
08-31-2005, 07:18 PM
With all apoligizes in advance, for my questions. I have just purchased PF and have a stand alone install...#1 to d/l and install custom skins.. do I have to use skins for PF only?#2 for d/led user created missions and campaigns same as above?..PF only? This is an incredible game I am only now discovering..I only wish to know more about the file setups and if files inteded for IL-2 or others will work in PF standalone.

Mart-Man1959
08-31-2005, 07:18 PM
With all apoligizes in advance, for my questions. I have just purchased PF and have a stand alone install...#1 to d/l and install custom skins.. do I have to use skins for PF only?#2 for d/led user created missions and campaigns same as above?..PF only? This is an incredible game I am only now discovering..I only wish to know more about the file setups and if files inteded for IL-2 or others will work in PF standalone.

han freak solo
08-31-2005, 10:08 PM
I believe that you can use any skin as long as the aircraft the skin belongs to is in your "skins" folder. But, on many aircraft you can take a skin from one type "A6M5c" and put that skin into "A6M7_Model6 3" because the template is identical or near identical. Then on others like the "P-40C" and the "P-40E", you can readily see the skin layout is different.

Missions and campaigns must be PF only if all you have is PF.

Have fun with the PF. Soon you will be wanting the whole shootin' match. PF goes great with Forgotten Battles and the Ace Expansion Pack!

han freak solo
08-31-2005, 10:19 PM
I forgot. Welcome to the forums! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Bearcat99
09-01-2005, 08:35 AM
Yeah welcome to the forums.... do yourself a favor and go get the FB GOLD pack... here's (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/26310365/m/4591089933/r/4591089933#4591089933) why. Also sign into the who we are (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/114103926) thread.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

You wont be sorry if you get the whole sim I can almiost gaurantee it. It is more than worth it...

Skycat_2
09-01-2005, 09:38 AM
If a person made a P-51D skin (for example) using Forgotten Battles, that skin is also compatible to the P-51Ds in the Ace Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters (merged) and Pacific Fighters (standalone). Similarly, Pacific Fighters skins are interchangeable between standalone and merged versions.

Continuing with the P-51 example, a skin downloaded for the P-51D-5NT is compatible with the P-51D-20NA model because it is essentially the same. However, that same texture would not be fully compatible with the P-51B-NA, P-51C-NT or Mustang Mk.III models because of the different fuselage shape. I believe you can swap around skins for the B, C and Mk.III however.

The important thing really is that the family of aircraft that the skin texture goes to does exist in the game. In other words, you can't download a Bf-109 skin for Pacific Fighters (standalone) because there are no Bf-109s in PF.

Skycat_2
09-01-2005, 09:51 AM
And it is best to stick with missions made specifically for PF (standalone) because the merged FB+AEP+PF has so many additional objects in the Full Mission Builder that a mission author might unknowingly use, thereby causing "standalone" to not be able to find those objects when loading the map. For that matter the author may even use a map that is not included in PF, or some aircraft in FB+AEP but not in PF that are 'faked' to be relevant to the mission (IE, the German 'Storch' used as an American spotter plane).

Kuna15
09-01-2005, 10:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mart-Man1959:
With all apoligizes in advance, for my questions. I have just purchased PF and have a stand alone install...#1 to d/l and install custom skins.. do I have to use skins for PF only?#2 for d/led user created missions and campaigns same as above?..PF only? This is an incredible game I am only now discovering..I only wish to know more about the file setups and if files inteded for IL-2 or others will work in PF standalone. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The links for best skins
CanonUK skins (http://www.canons-skins.com/)
Hammerd skins (http://members.cox.net/hammerd/Main.html)
vpmedia skins (http://www.vpmedia.hu/il2/)
FlyingLegends (http://flying-legends.net/php/downloads/downloads.php?cat_id=20)
Kamikuza skins (http://skinz.dojak.com/)

I know more good artists but some of them don't have their pages, or I simply don't know about them.

You have to use only PF skins since you have only PF planes. Once (if) you get yourself FB+AEP you can have merged install and have all planes available in this series.

Mart-Man1959
09-01-2005, 06:44 PM
Thank you all for your nice and quick responces..This site seems to be the place to be. Please..one more quick noob question...lol.. sorry..lol..but what folder do I put d/led skins into? ok..i figured it out.. sorry guys

Kuna15
09-03-2005, 07:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mart-Man1959:
Thank you all for your nice and quick responces..This site seems to be the place to be. Please..one more quick noob question...lol.. sorry..lol..but what folder do I put d/led skins into? ok..i figured it out.. sorry guys </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif no problemo. Just ask and you will receive more or less sane answers. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif