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Bearcat99
06-17-2004, 08:36 PM
Will we ever be able to apply skins to static aircraft? That would go very far to enhancing the immersion factor for mission builders. I am able to do this on sims of much lesser quality than FB. But I have no desire whatsoever to use them. FB is my thing..... so how about it? I hope that we will get that feature here as well.

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Bearcat99
06-17-2004, 08:36 PM
Will we ever be able to apply skins to static aircraft? That would go very far to enhancing the immersion factor for mission builders. I am able to do this on sims of much lesser quality than FB. But I have no desire whatsoever to use them. FB is my thing..... so how about it? I hope that we will get that feature here as well.

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Flygflottilj16_Sulan
06-18-2004, 08:29 AM
Yes, skins on static AC would be nice!

moksha
06-18-2004, 03:40 PM
Yes to that!

Philipscdrw
06-18-2004, 08:29 PM
[EDIT- removed grouchy early-morning comments)

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MustangWZI
06-19-2004, 12:46 AM
I ran into this problem building a mission on the desert map, and being that there is no default skins for the desert, all the static aircraft were dawning a darkgreen/grey camo which kinda killed it a little for me. Would be nice if you could manually put skins on static aircraft to match the situation.

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pacettid
06-19-2004, 04:28 AM
I agree 100%

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crazyivan1970
06-19-2004, 06:25 AM
BC, i am curious, why would you need skins on static AC? Just asking http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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KG26_Alpha
06-19-2004, 08:03 AM
It would be preferable to be able to "skin" all objects in the FMB list, buildings, tanks trucks etc.

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p1ngu666
06-19-2004, 10:04 AM
i hope in BOB we can skin the london busses and other objects http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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Snuffy_Hadden
06-19-2004, 02:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
BC, i am curious, why would you need skins on static AC? Just asking http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Perhaps I can answer that.

I'd like to put skins on statics because I want a completeness of bomber/fighter squadron's on my airfields. If I'm putting together say the 388th FG of the 8th FC, and doing a film or something for display (and immersion) I'd like all the planes in the airfield to be skinned as 388th FG squadron planes, not some brand x nondescript generic. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Please I agree with this post ... we need to skin statics.

Bearcat99
06-19-2004, 03:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by crazyivan1970:
BC, i am curious, why would you need skins on static AC? Just asking http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
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Basically what Mustang and Snuffy said. Also.. think about it. If you have an online squad.. you could build a base for your guys... a more immersive one.. because all the static planes would have the same markings as your planes. In CFS we actually had our own base. Granted it was a bit different because in CFS of course it is open sourced so you can do a bit more. (Id never want FB to go there) We actually had a fuel truck that.. if you taxied to within a few yards of it it would re-arm and refuel you. I dont know how it was done. I know we cant have that here... but skinnable static AC..?? Maybe?? It would definitely be a nice touch to kick up the immersion.

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Philipscdrw
06-19-2004, 04:39 PM
A cheap alternative is to provide desert-skinned aircraft for the desert maps.

Most people wouldn't use this feature, so it might be hard for Oleg to justify doing this for FB, but hopefully he'll put it into PF and BoB.

BTW - CrazyIvan, do you highlight useful threads and send them to Oleg? Just speculatively wondering.

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BrassEm
06-19-2004, 07:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Snuffy_Hadden:

Perhaps I can answer that.

I'd like to put skins on statics because I want a completeness of bomber/fighter squadron's on my airfields. If I'm putting together say the 388th FG of the 8th FC, and doing a film or something for display (and immersion) I'd like all the planes in the airfield to be skinned as 388th FG squadron planes, not some brand x nondescript generic. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Please I agree with this post ... we need to skin statics.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Absolutely spot on Snuffy!

At the moment you can't create an effective squadron campaign, let alone mission, with brand x all over the airfields as you said.

1 vote for skinnable statics

(Scripting like OFP would be a real boon but a frame rate killer.)

Cheers,

Copperhead310th
06-20-2004, 01:34 AM
yep this is a feature i've been wanting for a while my self. we have a home base map now on the Online Pacific map. I biult it after aep was released. this would be very very cool indeed. the closest we can come to it is the PTO default skins on the P-47 statics.
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Extreme_One
06-20-2004, 06:35 AM
It should be done but won't be I fear

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VF-17_Jolly
06-20-2004, 08:15 AM
Bump

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Steaky_361st
06-20-2004, 09:23 PM
Id at least like to see the default desert skins...but Id readily accept customized skins on static aircraft if it were implemented...

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