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Daiichidoku
07-11-2006, 06:51 PM
or more, how do I put a face on an existing default pilot?

i have ArcSoft PhotoStudio, and of course, MS Paint and Windows Pic and Fax viewer

Id like to make a pilot with Curly Howard (Curly Stooge), but im a lil flummoxed about it

Id also like to make other faces in future

help please? (bearing in mind im an idiot and no exp with thishttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

Daiichidoku
07-11-2006, 06:51 PM
or more, how do I put a face on an existing default pilot?

i have ArcSoft PhotoStudio, and of course, MS Paint and Windows Pic and Fax viewer

Id like to make a pilot with Curly Howard (Curly Stooge), but im a lil flummoxed about it

Id also like to make other faces in future

help please? (bearing in mind im an idiot and no exp with thishttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif )

Friendly_flyer
07-12-2006, 02:38 AM
Basically, all planes, pilots and indeed all objects in the game are covered in a picture file. Altering the picture will alter the surface appearance of the object in the game. Planes, pilots and nose arts are alterable to the user.

In your paint schemes folder, there is a folder for pilots as well as for planes. Open the pilot folder, find a skin you like. Copy it to desktop.

Open the file with your paint program. Zoom in or out till you view the file at 100%. Open the file with the face you want to use, zoom to 100%. You'll need a picture of Curly taken from the front. You'll now probably see that the faces file is too large or too small for the skin (it should match the size of the face in the skin file).

Re-size the face file till it matches the face in the skin-file. This probably takes a bit of trial and error. When you have found the right size, past the face on to the skin file, put it where the face should be in the file and flatten the image.

Save file under a different name (Curly_RU or something like that) as 8-bit, index-colour, bmp-format. All skins in this game are in that format.

Put the new file into the pilot skins folder. The game should now be able to read it, and you can fly around with Curlys face to your hearts content.

Daiichidoku
07-12-2006, 01:23 PM
ahhhh!

8 bit format!


tx! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


(paint will allow me to do this, i assume?)

adlabs6
07-12-2006, 02:40 PM
It won't be easy with MS Paint. Something like Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, or GIMP will make it vastly easier.

Also be aware that you cannot have spaces in pilot skin file names. Use either a "-" or "_" instead of a space or else you'll get errors in the sim.