PDA

View Full Version : About pilots that are changing skins once when they bail out.



Atomic_Marten
01-15-2005, 06:10 PM
It has been previously mentioned (pre 3.03 info), (but I did not checked) that once when Japanese pilot bails, he 'turns' into German pilot (by appearance http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)--that also stands for US/Soviet change http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. I was hoping that this would be solved in 3.03. But it isn't.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif So I'm hoping that would occur in new in 3.04..

Also, since IL2Skins.com is down, can anyone suggest some other link where US/Japanese pilot skins are available for download?

Atomic_Marten
01-15-2005, 06:10 PM
It has been previously mentioned (pre 3.03 info), (but I did not checked) that once when Japanese pilot bails, he 'turns' into German pilot (by appearance http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)--that also stands for US/Soviet change http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. I was hoping that this would be solved in 3.03. But it isn't.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif So I'm hoping that would occur in new in 3.04..

Also, since IL2Skins.com is down, can anyone suggest some other link where US/Japanese pilot skins are available for download?

J_Weaver
01-15-2005, 06:14 PM
Yea, I've noticed that too. I find it a small but annoying problem.

As for the pilot skins, I don't know. I sure hope il2skins gets back up soon.

3.JG51_BigBear
01-15-2005, 06:48 PM
Yeah this is a little annoying. There seem to have a been a few problems with the move from the Russian front, including the kill markings. Unfortunately, the only sight that I have found that had pilot skins was il2skins. I can't wait for Elephant to release his new Navy and Marine Corps pilot pack, really looks nice.

Atomic_Marten
01-16-2005, 01:53 PM
Also I have noticed that someone says (in Bearcat99's thread about skins) that we can get US and Japanese pilot skins in our "Skins" folder (under main PF folder) if we install PF as stand alone product. Is this true? Personally I do not believe that but..

I'm asking that because I'm lazy.. I can check that out myself but I figure that some of you guys were done stand alone install and know about this.

elephant_il2
01-16-2005, 03:24 PM
I doubt it also, he must have misunderstood what Bearcat asked for,in the first place.I myself asked him (Bearcat) additionally if he meant the default or custom skins.
There are many problems with the pilots in general, in FB series, starting from the wrong modeled helmet to the bail outs,although I must admit that the 3d model can be rather versalite if one masters the sometimes weird mapping.
I wish that bulge on top of the helmets to be removed like on the pilots of F4Us
Grrrr... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

_VR_ScorpionWorm
01-16-2005, 04:06 PM
Well for the merged install of PF you do get US pilots, I didnt see any Japanese pilots so I downloaded ones from IL2skins, but the game does assign Japanese pilots to their aircraft... you just cant select them.

elephant_il2
01-17-2005, 02:45 AM
I don't think you got any US pilots in your Pilots folder with PF, you may have them already from a previous installation,Extreme_One's "Two Ducks" may be.PF has not full pilotskin rosters like FB, only the default,hardcored, pilotskins.I know because I was to make them but the project canceled due to budget cut outs.

Atomic_Marten
01-17-2005, 01:37 PM
PF DGen creates (in campaign mission files .mis files) some lines such as:

[IJA_F_C_10z00]
Planes 3
Skill0 3
Skill1 1
Skill2 2
pilot0 JA_05.bmp
pilot1 JA_11.bmp
pilot2 JA_14.bmp
Class air.KI_43_IA
Fuel 100
weapons default

from which, you can clearly see that the game assigns some specific photos (other than default ones -- from what I know, they may be all the same pilot skins JA05 JA06 JA07.bmp..)

Also, elephant_il2, did you make those skins for Extreme_One's campaign? Those must be good (I want to know if I'm going to d/l it or not http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif). Since IL2Skins.com is down http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif..

elephant_il2
01-17-2005, 02:13 PM
Are you sure you haven't installed my IJN pack?
I have made the British pack in Extreme_One's Campaign.
I have also made IJN and Italian full packs(Available in il2skins).In my hard drive unreleased are British BoB,British desert and Luftwaffe packs.In these packs(exept IJN) I used a selection of default faces which I don't appreciate much now.I intend to add new more convincing faces and release them in the future.

elephant_il2
01-17-2005, 03:24 PM
Checked it out myself.
Started a USN Campaign (haven't got UN pack in "Pilots" folder).
In the .mis file is written:
[USN_VF_3B00]
Planes 4
Skill0 2
Skill1 0
Skill2 0
Skill3 0
pilot0 un_23.bmp
pilot1 un_15.bmp
pilot2 un_28.bmp
pilot3 photo.bmp
Class air.F4F3
Meaning that DGen supports the pilotskins which are directly linked to the roster portraits in the DGen folder, but because the game lacks them (skins)the default pilot takes their place.
I scrolled down and look what I saw: http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
[USN_VF_3B10]
Planes 4
Skill0 2
Skill1 0
Skill2 0
Skill3 0
pilot0 ja_09.bmp
pilot1 ja_14.bmp
pilot2 ja_19.bmp
pilot3 ja_21.bmp
OnlyAI 1
All the random US flights were asigned Japanese pilots and because I have the IJN pack installed all the other US squadrons were "operated" by Japanese as well as the Japanese ones of course! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif
It must be a DGen bug,I haven't noticed that before though.http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif