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Ravenjunkie
10-08-2005, 05:27 AM
hello,

i just bought IL 2, the first one. it's patched with 1.02 and i wanted to know how to install and use skins for single player.

btw, i have FB and PF on the way via mail, but still want to warm up and learn the game but also play with these skins i got from http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/joseangelsasasa/antesala.htm

will some one provide me with a step by step instruction on how to use skins for single player

Ravenjunkie
10-08-2005, 05:27 AM
hello,

i just bought IL 2, the first one. it's patched with 1.02 and i wanted to know how to install and use skins for single player.

btw, i have FB and PF on the way via mail, but still want to warm up and learn the game but also play with these skins i got from http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/joseangelsasasa/antesala.htm

will some one provide me with a step by step instruction on how to use skins for single player

Taylortony
10-08-2005, 09:47 AM
ok download the skins, when you have them open the game folder... it will be if you have installed the game in the default location...

C:\Program Files\Ubi Soft\IL-2 Sturmovik \PaintSchemes\Skins\

or something similar.... in there find the skin folder for the model of aircraft you have a skin for then open it and unzip the skin into that folder, that done you can now select it from the main arming window in game, just scroll down the list of paintschemes.

Ok now the pain, IL2 the original will not support most skins you will find online as they are 1024 by 1024, the original game which was not expandable further than itself and its patches only support 512 by 512 skins, so you will need to resize them down to that bmp format for them to work.

when FB arrives you will be ok, but if you want to run the complete merged version as opposed to the two of them on their own, you need to get the add on disc AEP that went on FB before installing pacific fighters over the top of those....

MAKE SURE U GET THE RIGHT ONE there is a campaign disc of a similar name that is not it.

also AEP will add the patches for FB and PF will add the patches for AEP when they install, so you just need the PF patches......... Most people flying on line have the 3 version megred games ie FB AEP and PF


that is a nice skin site http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Serval_1JaVA
10-09-2005, 04:49 AM
Get my Skinmanager.

You can open the ZIP-file you download with it.
And then simply select for which aircraft it is meant, click 'install' and you are done.
Some skinners like myself make it more easy, so the program even knows where the skins should be installed to.

You find it at the Tools section of http://www.simmerspaintshop.com

It's also available on some other sites.

If you have any questions about the program just ask me.

Ravenjunkie
10-09-2005, 04:51 AM
thank you for the tips.

one final question. after messing around with this i cant find the main arming window in game.

where can i access this? remember it's the first IL 2 game. and single player is where i want to play with the skins

Taylortony
10-09-2005, 11:08 AM
ahh its probably for the online bit its where you end up and select your plane .... flying offline i am not sure as i have never played them offline.. but you can set the skins........... help folks

SeaNorris
10-09-2005, 12:36 PM
On the original IL-2, you could not use skins offline.