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XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 03:56 PM
Can I use skins that were originally for IL-2 with Forgotten Battles?

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 03:56 PM
Can I use skins that were originally for IL-2 with Forgotten Battles?

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 04:00 PM
You can use IL-2 skins in FB, but not the other way round.

Well, you can use them the other way round but you've got to convert them to 512*512 pixels instead of the 1024*1024 skinst which are standart in FB /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 04:19 PM
Thanks!

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 05:22 PM
Oh, cool... so if I have a skin in IL-2 that I like, can I up the image size to 1024Ӕ1024 and expect everything to be in the right place in FB? I mean, the "skin mapping" for lack of a better phrase is the same?

I realize doubling the size would mean serious clean up afterward, but...

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 05:30 PM
You don't have to map it up (AFAIK, this doesn't work at all..).
512ers also work fine in FB and they are much apreciated in online games.

http://franz.lampl.bei.t-online.de/toryusig.jpg (http://www.chrissi007.de/jabog32)

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Come As You Are !

http://www.jg68.de.vu

When once you have tasted flight,
you will always walk the earth
with your eyes turned skyward;
to where you have been
and to where you always want to return.

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 05:38 PM
Bremspropeller wrote:
- You don't have to map it up (AFAIK, this doesn't
- work at all..).
- 512ers also work fine in FB and they are much
- apreciated in online games.

I see... so 1024 only gets me higher resolution, but will make the file size larger which sucks for others online. Gotcha... so I'll just stick with my 512 skin when I get FB. Thanks...

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 06:32 PM
I actualy when thru and resized all of the FB maps down to 512. It would take a while to do by hand, but I just made a macro in photoshop that did it all in a few minutes.

I also shrunk the pilots by 50%.

I think it improved the performance a bit, and I know that it shortened the load time when I am playing off line.

-Clay

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 06:42 PM
512 skins are the way to go when online, as they carry half the bandwith requirements of 1024, and the extra detail is lost on most people anyway....at closing speeds of 3-800 KPH, the extra rivets aren't appreciated for some reason.

All my IL-2 skins made the transfer just fine....

XyZspineZyX
07-28-2003, 09:34 PM
And they actually look quite good....as good as they did in IL2. I use the Redtail P-39 & La skins I got from Painter when i first came here still.

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