About This File
ModMan 7.3 with the November 2012 update is required to use this mod. If you arent using ModMan 7.3 (Nov 2012), then see the bottom of this file for manual installation instructions.
This mod replaces the default 1024x1024 pilot texture with 2048x2048 pilot textures based on the pilot texture for the F-15C. The high resolution textures were ported over and adjusted where required to maintain compatibility with the slight differences in the A-10 pilot texture.
On top of this, I have added unit patches to each of the default USAF squadrons included with DCS World. This also includes unit morale patches on the right shoulder where applicable and the proper Major Command (MAJCOM) on the chest.
I have also tweaked the description.lua files to apply the F-15 helmet (the Kevlar grey helmet), replacing the default white helmet that is better served for USN aircraft. I did not replace the helmet texture to ensure compatibility with other aircraft; should you wish to apply the kevlar helmet to other 3rd party A-10 skins you can analyze the description.lua files for the proper lines to add to your other files.
Finally, I added a default pilot_a10.dds file to TempTextures, which ensures that the high resolution skin is available for 3rd party A-10 skins. Since there is no designated squadron for a generic skin, I used a "Hawgsmoke 2012" patch on the right shoulder to add color. If you do not wish to use this for the default A-10 pilot skin, just remove pilot_a10.dds from the Bazar\TempTextures folder, and the original A-10 pilot will be restored for all other skins.
If you wish to manually install this mod, then back up your Bazar\Liveries\A-10A and Bazar\Liveries\A-10C folders. Once you have done this, then just unzip the files to your DCS World folder, ensuring that the recursive folder structure is intact.
1. Restore your original Liveries folders (you did back them up, right?)
2. Delete "pilot_a10.dds" from the Bazar\TempTextures folder
3. Delete the folder Bazar\World\Textures\A-10 (don't worry; the original files are in the A-10.zip file in the Textures folder)
What's New in Version 1.3 See changelog
- Updated textures: sharpened legacy textures and adjusted lighting/exposure to some segments.