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MK2aw
08-27-2004, 07:15 PM
For offline campaign play, How do I change the skins of enemy and friendly planes what DB file do I have to mess with?

I understand that selecting form the arming screen changes my plane but how do I change enemy planes? I am trying to put desert camo on the planes (then runa a DCG tobruk campaign)

[This message was edited by MK2aw on Fri August 27 2004 at 06:55 PM.]

MK2aw
08-27-2004, 07:15 PM
For offline campaign play, How do I change the skins of enemy and friendly planes what DB file do I have to mess with?

I understand that selecting form the arming screen changes my plane but how do I change enemy planes? I am trying to put desert camo on the planes (then runa a DCG tobruk campaign)

[This message was edited by MK2aw on Fri August 27 2004 at 06:55 PM.]

Lt.Davis
08-27-2004, 08:19 PM
Go DCG and change the skin, under squadron panel bottom part of the small panel.

"Biar berputih tulang, jangan berputih mata"
Translated:
"Let the whites of your bones, but do not show the whites of your eyes"

mortoma
08-27-2004, 09:09 PM
You do not have to get DCG to do this. It can easily be done in Dgen and Ngen. Just find the Dgen or Ngen folder and locate the DB file for the subcampaign and the time period you are concerned with. Then all you have to do is edit a line and to add the BMP file name so it will assign a different skin for the type of plane you want. For example, I changed the Berlin.DB file to give all the Me-262s the same type of skin because I hated the default skin. All the plane in the subcampaign are listed in the [PLANES] section. Just add the file name of the skin you like after the type of plane you want to change. It has to start one space after the plane type and all empty spaces in the file name must filled with an underscore in them, so there will not be an empty space. Here is an example from my Berlin.DB file, where I put in the Galland skin for all 262s.

[Planes]
34 IL_2Type3
10 IL_2Type3M
12 IL_4_IL4
6 LAGG_3SERIES66
2 LAGG_3IT
38 LA_5FN
27 LA_7
4 LA_7B20
28 PE_2SERIES359
4 PE_3BIS
12 P_39Q1
16 P_39Q10
10 P_63C
6 TU_2S
26 YAK_9D
10 YAK_9T
6 YAK_9K
12 YAK_9U
29 YAK_3
14 Yak_3P
12 BF_109G6AS
12 BF_109G10
40 BF_109G14
28 BF_109K4
8 ME_262A1A Galland_unmarked_262.bmp
6 ME_262A2A
14 FW_190A5
24 FW_190A6

If you want to change the skins for the JE8s in early Finnish campaign or something like that, you'd have to edit the Finland41.DB file or maybe the 109F4s in the Crimea41.DB, whatever you like. It will change all the planes of that particular type, appearing in that time frame and that front and your squadron's planes too. You will still have to change your own skin the other way.