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Aces_High_2
04-18-2004, 06:49 AM
Hi all,

I have just uploaded a new file download containing all of my MAT files for IL2-MAT Manager but edited to include an exciting discovery by McWolf.

These MATs incorporate changes to the lighting parameters and I think that they look much better that the default settings. Please BACKUP your existing CoopRegt folder before installing in case that you wish to go back to the proevious versions.

You will also need to toggle your options in IL2-MAT Manager to copy the new files into your main CoopRegt folder. Thanks to Micheal (McWolf) for his work on this very interesting and exciting discovery. If these prove popular I will replace the MAT files included with IL2-MAT Manager with these in future releases.

Download Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/McWolfs_Lighting_Effects_MAT_Files_for_IL2-MAT%20Manager.exe)

Best Regards

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
Guestbook http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guestbook.html
Discussion Forum http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion

Aces_High_2
04-18-2004, 06:49 AM
Hi all,

I have just uploaded a new file download containing all of my MAT files for IL2-MAT Manager but edited to include an exciting discovery by McWolf.

These MATs incorporate changes to the lighting parameters and I think that they look much better that the default settings. Please BACKUP your existing CoopRegt folder before installing in case that you wish to go back to the proevious versions.

You will also need to toggle your options in IL2-MAT Manager to copy the new files into your main CoopRegt folder. Thanks to Micheal (McWolf) for his work on this very interesting and exciting discovery. If these prove popular I will replace the MAT files included with IL2-MAT Manager with these in future releases.

Download Link (http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/McWolfs_Lighting_Effects_MAT_Files_for_IL2-MAT%20Manager.exe)

Best Regards

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
Guestbook http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guestbook.html
Discussion Forum http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion

Extreme_One
04-20-2004, 06:43 AM
What the hell is this thread doing on page 3?!?

These new lighting effects look so much better than the standard ones I wonder if they were meant to be included the whole time and someone from 1C Maddox just forgot about them.

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Download "North and South" including the Japanese speech-pack here (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-12.html). *NEW*

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SparrowThree
04-20-2004, 07:49 AM
I've been surprised by the lack of posts as well. Great work Aces, please continue.

FliegerAas
04-20-2004, 09:15 AM
Did not even know that program http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_redface.gif .
Bump

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Aces_High_2
04-20-2004, 10:17 AM
Hi chaps,

McWolf's discoveries are a very big step forward and I'm working on producing "default" MATs with the new effect as well for the next version of IL2-MAT Manager which will have to be re-coded to load these MATs where appropriate. The next version of IL2-MAT Manager will also have at least one new feature as well.

IMO as MAT (material files) are produced by the 3D software to load graphics and the graphics involved were markings I don't think that they had anywhere near as much attention given to them as the aircraft 3D model and that's why these parameters weren't used. Wheras the lighting effect on the aircraft skin was seen as as important, the lighting effects on "peripheral" things such as markings weren't.

Regards

Aces

Aces High Sim 123 (123_Aces_Sim123 on Hyperlobby)
E-Mail: aces@acesartwork.co.uk
IL2-MAT and IL2 MAT Manager Program, Artwork, Cockpits, Luftwaffe Pilot Skins, Famous Ace Pilots Skins and Super-detailed aircraft parts for IL-2 Forgotten Battles.
Website http://www.acesartwork.co.uk
Guestbook http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/guestbook.html
Discussion Forum http://www.leigh-kemp.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/zisp/discussion

LeadSpitter_
04-20-2004, 12:39 PM
I see your post on simhq about it and downloaded, its great the way lighting effects the logos looks so much better and is a huge improvement from the ones defualt in the game. Im suprised maddox doesnt add yours into the game being they look 1000 times better.

thanks alot aceshigh2 and mcwolf. people like you should be mods here since you do so much for the community.

Did you ever get in contact with maddox I remember awhile back you were trying to.
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MAstaKFC
04-20-2004, 09:35 PM
Ill use my ignorance to bump this thread.

Is the link all I need to run these new MATS? Or do I need other proggies aswell?

jamesdietz
04-21-2004, 12:54 PM
Again many thanks- but say... where will I be able to spot these improvements.....

Monstad
04-21-2004, 02:02 PM
Hi Aces,

I have d/l all your files but have not had time to try them yet but this and the rest look great.

Great work you are doing.

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Jaa_a
09-28-2004, 07:12 AM
I have used IL2 about a year and I newer start IL2 whit out it!
This program totaly rocks!
Good work!

jamesdietz
09-28-2004, 09:59 AM
Can't seemto find this download on site & download link doesn't get it to come up..can you help me,please?As you know I try every download you've come up with & would love to see how this works...As long as I have your attention can I ask you about the Italian squadron markings? I wonder if they will automatically be used ( somehow) in the game or are they only really usefull to those artists doing skins???

Extreme_One
09-28-2004, 10:19 AM
Very old thread - thing shave vhanged a bit with this project and all the Mcwolf lighting effects are included by default.

Go to www.acesartwork.co.uk (http://www.acesartwork.co.uk) and download matmanager.

Leigh has enabled Italian markings in-game - I just can't remember how right now.

The instructions are very clear IMHO.

drsmith
09-28-2004, 06:45 PM
I downloaded the IL-2 MAT Manager Program from Aces last week and enjoy the selection of markings and insignia. However, the aircraft seem very dark and the insignia hard to see at times. How do I improve the lighting from this download? I don't see a download, or a selection to click-on, that involves lighting improvement. Can you help me?

Extreme_One
09-29-2004, 05:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by drsmith:
I downloaded the IL-2 MAT Manager Program from Aces last week and enjoy the selection of markings and insignia. However, the aircraft seem very dark and the insignia hard to see at times. How do I improve the lighting from this download? I don't see a download, or a selection to click-on, that involves lighting improvement. Can you help me? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif Matmanger doesn't affect the 'lighting' of the game at all.

I've been using it for months and months with no adverse affects.

Have you tried turning up the brightness on your monitor?
Maybe you've somehow altered the colour profile for your graphics card - have you had a look in control panel - display properties?

pacettid
09-29-2004, 05:21 AM
Hi Lee http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif,

I downloaded v1.93 when it first arrived. Is this a new release?

Extreme_One
09-29-2004, 05:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pacettid:
Hi Lee http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif,

I downloaded v1.93 when it first arrived. Is this a new release? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Aces_High_2
<span class="ev_code_RED">posted Sun April 18 2004 05:49</span> <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

woofiedog
09-30-2004, 02:44 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifI missed this one along the way. I'll have to fire this Baby up!

WUAF_Badsight
09-30-2004, 11:14 PM
are you people insane ?!?!?!?!?

fer christs sake Mat Manager is only the premium 3rd party plug-in for FB

i mean its like essential for any flying i have done since i installed it