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XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 09:32 PM
Hi all,

I have just uploaded a pack containing a set of weathered numbers (TGA files) and the MAT files to display these numbers on the following models of YAK9 fighter : YAK9 , 9D, 9U and 9K. I'm working on some numbers and MATs for the model 9T which uses different colours for each squadron.

The TGAs will unzip to your Regiments folder (as usual) and the MATs will unzip to a sub-folder of your CoopRegt folder. Copy these to your main CoopRegt folder to use them.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/yak%20pack.jpg


Download Link:

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/YAK9_Numbering_MAT_and_TGA_files.zip

Best Regards

Aces

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XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 09:32 PM
Hi all,

I have just uploaded a pack containing a set of weathered numbers (TGA files) and the MAT files to display these numbers on the following models of YAK9 fighter : YAK9 , 9D, 9U and 9K. I'm working on some numbers and MATs for the model 9T which uses different colours for each squadron.

The TGAs will unzip to your Regiments folder (as usual) and the MATs will unzip to a sub-folder of your CoopRegt folder. Copy these to your main CoopRegt folder to use them.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/yak%20pack.jpg


Download Link:

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/YAK9_Numbering_MAT_and_TGA_files.zip

Best Regards

Aces

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IL2-MAT and Artwork Downloads
E-mail aces@acesartwork.co.uk
http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
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XyZspineZyX
09-03-2003, 11:37 PM
Ace i got a question for you...

Can mat files be altered to recognize Letters as well as numbers? reason is the 310th Id codes are H34 through H66.
i'd like to get FB to do this for me.
thanks

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XyZspineZyX
09-04-2003, 09:16 AM
Hi Copperhead310th,

The answer is "possibly" yes. MAT files can be edited to point to letter graphics (TGA) files rather than a number graphic I have done the same with my letter TGA files and their corresponding MAT files which display letters rather than numbers on Luftwaffe Schlacht FW190s and Bf109e-7b's.

I say "yes possibly" because MAT's can't position graphics where the game won't allow eg. if a particulary aircraft has a coding sequence of 2 digits positioned next to each other eg. 01, 02 etc then each of these number digits could be a letter eg. AB BZ etc. or only one digit eg. H3, 3F etc. but if you wanted to add a third digit/letter eg. H34 the only way would be to have the H digit replacing the number 0 as the layer zero digit in the MAT files and a new "01" - "34" number graphics (smaller font size to get it) same size as the font used in the letter "H" graphic.
replacing the layer one digit in the MAT files.

The MATs could then be edited to display both "H" and in place of the the single digit number 1-12 (01-12) for the first squadron, "H" + (13-25) for the second squadron etc.

In addition,by experimenting with the sizing/positioning parameters in the MAT files it should be possibly to enlarge the lettering/numbering displayed back up to a reasonable size.

Please have a look at my MAT file tutorial for examples of this.

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/MAT%20Files%20Explained.htm

All of this is theoretical because I haven't attempted it but should be possible.

Question - What plane type(s) are you wishing to display this lettering/numbering sequence on ?.

Hope this helps and isn't too confusing.

Regards

Aces

PS: Here's some examples of letters-for-numbers on ground attack 190s using IL2-MAT taken from one of my postcard album pages :

http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/postcard_album_page8.jpg





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Message Edited on 09/04/0311:07AM by Aces_High_2