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Luftwaffe13
01-15-2004, 12:18 PM
Just bought Forgotten Battles, i love it of course. Now this is a stupid question, but i just wanted to know if during any of the campagns when you score a kill, do you ever get to see the little tally marks that record them onthe side of your aircraft? Just looking at the cover of the game, and i can see on the Russian La-5 there's a whole stack of kills painted on it. Somebody set me straight.

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Luftwaffe13
01-15-2004, 12:18 PM
Just bought Forgotten Battles, i love it of course. Now this is a stupid question, but i just wanted to know if during any of the campagns when you score a kill, do you ever get to see the little tally marks that record them onthe side of your aircraft? Just looking at the cover of the game, and i can see on the Russian La-5 there's a whole stack of kills painted on it. Somebody set me straight.

"Deutschland über Alles!"

AirBot
01-15-2004, 12:35 PM
Unfortunately, this feature isn't built into FB.
There's a utility to do this, but I don't know where or how. You could also paint the victory marks on the skin yourself, but that would be too much of a hassle.

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Luftwaffe13
01-15-2004, 12:38 PM
Well thanx anyways. Say, let's say i've got alot of time on my hands and i would like to paint the tally's on the skin of my plane. How would i exactly go about doing that? Now i'm interested.
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Bobsqueek
01-15-2004, 12:40 PM
www.il2skins.com (http://www.il2skins.com)

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DrDave242
01-15-2004, 12:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Luftwaffe13:
i can see on the Russian La-5 there's a whole stack of kills painted on it. Somebody set me straight.
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Gladly. That's an La-7. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Korolov
01-15-2004, 12:50 PM
You can also paint victories on yourself; however you need a custom skin to do this.

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yarbles67
01-15-2004, 01:01 PM
that would be a totally cool feature in a future sim to have those tallies recorded automatically. wouldn't also be cool to have a plane 'age' while you use in offline campaigns? first mission, the thing is shiny and prestine. but the 20th mission, the thing is scared, interior is scratched and scuffed, weathered paint and cordite residue everywhere. ah, what could be. Oh I forgot, the ability to place a picture of Garbo on the instrument panel or your home town sweetheart. Now that would be money.

Luftwaffe13
01-15-2004, 01:53 PM
Alright i appreciate the input, and thanx Bobsqueek for the website. Now i've got a quick one on the actual image editing. Which skin do i try and alter if i want the kills to show up on my current Bf-109F2 used in the German Campagn? There's 26 diff ones. Sorry to drag this question out so damn long.

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Oso2323
01-15-2004, 02:18 PM
[QUOTE]Which skin do i try and alter if i want the kills to show up on my current Bf-109F2 used in the German Campagn? There's 26 diff ones. Sorry to drag this question out so damn long.

Whichever one you want - but like any time you modify a file, make sure you create a working copy and save the old one. There's no limit to the number of skins you can make (or download from il2skins.com) for each plane. There's a skin making tutorial on mudmovers.com, I believe. All you need is a graphics package like Photoshop. There's a site that has some ready-made kill markings, but I forgot the address.

Luftwaffe13
01-15-2004, 02:25 PM
Im just asking if anyone knows which specific Bf-109F2 skin is used in the german campaigns, for Forgotten battles. Thta way i would know which skin to alter to show my kills.

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LW_lcarp
01-15-2004, 02:31 PM
The default skin cant be altered so you have to DL a skin put it in the proper folder and add your kills to that. You can change which skin is used by your plane also so that yours is the on that appears on your plane

Luftwaffe13
01-15-2004, 04:33 PM
I've got the skin for my plane, now what folder do i put it in so i can apply it to my plane and use it in the german campagns?

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pacettid
01-15-2004, 04:53 PM
Custom skins are placed in the IL2 FB Root Directory (where you installed the game)&gt;paintschemes&gt;skins&gt;appropriate aircraft folder (in this case the Bf-109F-2).

There "Paintvictories 0.4" is the utility that paints on victories that is mentioned in a previous post. It is available at the Checksix site at http://www.checksix-fr.com/

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Luftwaffe13
01-15-2004, 05:20 PM
I appreciate the link to the french site, but exactly how do i download the paintvictories 0.4? Where do i click, and all that?
Thanx for your patience and help.
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[This message was edited by Luftwaffe13 on Thu January 15 2004 at 04:32 PM.]

Capt_Kernel
01-15-2004, 10:06 PM
On the site Check Six, you can find the paint on kill program under Il2 Forgotten Battles- Downloads(Telechargement)in French. From there click on UTILITAIRE(UTILITES) and you will see the program. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Enjoy.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Luftwaffe13:
I appreciate the link to the french site, but exactly how do i download the paintvictories 0.4? Where do i click, and all that?
Thanx for your patience and help.
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