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tljack.71
07-16-2006, 11:04 AM
I know this has been answered before; I did a couple searches. I tried the directions given and I can't seem to get a pic of myself in the cockpit.

Can someone please walk me through it?

I tried replacing the pic named 'Photo', the on with the default pilot in the Dgen file with a pic of myself of the proper dimentions and file type, etc. Didn't work, in the game it just has a blank space, no pic in the pilot profile.

tljack.71
07-16-2006, 11:04 AM
I know this has been answered before; I did a couple searches. I tried the directions given and I can't seem to get a pic of myself in the cockpit.

Can someone please walk me through it?

I tried replacing the pic named 'Photo', the on with the default pilot in the Dgen file with a pic of myself of the proper dimentions and file type, etc. Didn't work, in the game it just has a blank space, no pic in the pilot profile.

OMK_Hand
07-16-2006, 02:25 PM
On your hard drive find; IL-2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles\PaintSchemes\Pilots

That's where the in game pilot images live.

If you have photoshop, or paint shop pro, or somesuch paint program then it's worth searching online for a pilot template, made using 'layers'. Else just load a pilot file into your paint program and start fiddling.

It's maybe best to make a pilot image using 16 million or more colours and at a larger size than is necessary for the game.
However you go about making a pilot image, the final article needs to be 256x256 pixels in size, 256 colours, and 8 bit colour depth.

Use 'Bright - Texture converter'; http://www.airwarfare.com/Sims/FB/fb_essential_files.htm#003

to reduce the final .bmp to 8 bit without noticable loss of colour.

Don't have spaces in the file name.
Hope this helps. Good luck.

tljack.71
07-17-2006, 10:07 AM
Sounds nice and complictaed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks.

fly_zo
07-18-2006, 02:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by tljack.71:
Sounds nice and complictaed. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You can allways go to the paint scheme forum and ask someone to do it for you, they are all nice guys there. ( Friendly flyer helped me out in notime when i needed some skins...)