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How do you know which noseart .tga is connected to which number?

I jus t downloaded th cool RAF eagle desert piink from wrench. Which has chamged owner and will make a good merc squadron

But I dlike to know how to pick (and maybe rename) the number in the loadout screen, so that I know which decal I'll be flying with. I know it is easy and under my eyes,, but really can't get it...

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You're taking all my naked, and semi-clothed girly nose art and SELLING them to mercenaries?????!!!!

 

I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!!! BTW, where's my cut?? :rofl:

 

All the serials (XT***) are the stock 3rdWire F-4M ones...they use the same numbering sequencers. Look at the decals ini...

 

[Decal009]

MeshName=Vertical_Stabilizer_R

DecalLevel=2

DecalFacing=RIGHT

FilenameFormat=F4M_SN

Position=-5.45,0.82

Rotation=0.0

Scale=1.25

DecalMaxLOD=3

 

Hint: the decals are in the objects cat...look for "F4M_SN000 - 099.tga"

The nose art and SN use the same sequences.

 

F4M_SN000 gets NArt000, and so on

 

OR...

 

is the question "How can I add the nose art name to the numbers list" (see some of my WW2 planes). Like this, from the 498th BG 73rd BW PTO B-29s

 

T1 Ruthless

T2 The Heat's On

T3 Homer's Roamers

T4 Little Jo

T5 Joltin' Josie

T6 Lucky 'Leven

T7 Mighty Fine II

T8 Vanishing Rae

T9 Devil's Darlin' II

T10 Lucky Strikes

T11 Raiden Maiden

T12 Tokyo Rose

T13

T14 Kayo Kid

T15 Heavenly Body

T16 Sweet Sixteen

T17 Arkansas Traveler

T18

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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You're taking all my naked, and semi-clothed girly nose art and SELLING them to mercenaries?????!!!!

 

I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!!! BTW, where's my cut?? :rofl:

 

All the serials (XT***) are the stock 3rdWire F-4M ones...they use the same numbering sequencers. Look at the decals ini...

 

 

 

Hint: the decals are in the objects cat...look for "F4M_SN000 - 099.tga"

The nose art and SN use the same sequences.

 

F4M_SN000 gets NArt000, and so on

 

OR...

 

is the question "How can I add the nose art name to the numbers list" (see some of my WW2 planes). Like this, from the 498th BG 73rd BW PTO B-29s

 

 

 

Wrench

kevin stein

 

The quote from my signature is from a abook that starts about women smuggling and then gets on to weapon smuggling and drug dealing before dropping into unreal and dark human mind recesses.

Anyway:

the questions are both;

in the D I have Nart000, nart001 and so on; in the number .lst, I have first numbers XT891 and XT892; now will they respectively have the nart000 and nart001? as for Renaming them is easy.

 

Also in a campaign I have to use starnumber=1 according to the sequence in numbers.lst, or XT891?

Thanks

 

grr and now I have to download your B-29s.. if anything to move nosearts somewhere else

 

Another question. you familiar with the book "gray eagles" by duane unkefer?

it portrays the story of some old luftwaffe aces that restore Bf-109 in texas or something and they do some demosntration including strafing at awarbirds air show, reviving the nazi era in resort airport hidden in the desert They challenge a group of old P-51 pilots, that defeated them back in those days and a solo spitfire, ending up in WWII dogfight over SW US, that will drag everyone resentement and guilt and bravery..

 

Now if yu could point me to a Gustav Bf-109, and if I could have the resort airfield, (with apool!) and the wardbird air show targets area,,, the campaing can be done. It would be something cool and nasty..

 

 

FINAL EDIT; I am star renaming and making the noseart predictable. excellent. But some of them appear with the name hidden by black marker in my .tga viewer, althoguh the name appears in the game.. WTF...

 

Really final edit..

look at this one..

I love Mary Rose, I seen her at LeBourget 1991, and I still have the pictures, I was 16 at the time...

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Also in a campaign I have to use starnumber=1 according to the sequence in numbers.lst, or XT891?

 

'startnumber=0' is your friend. :yes:

 

Because '[decalname]000' is the first decal on the numbers.lst

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Can I stress this?

 

FINAL EDIT; I am star renaming and making the noseart predictable. excellent. But some of them appear with the name hidden by black marker in my .tga viewer, althoguh the name appears in the game.. WTF...

I guess I am not good at image editing program use, since some compltely black .tga turns out in the game as writings..

Can I be pointed to a tutorial for decals, for noseart purposes?

Bobrock, you ar reading this thread aren't you? let me remind you the kestrel B skin!

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Can I stress this?

 

FINAL EDIT; I am star renaming and making the noseart predictable. excellent. But some of them appear with the name hidden by black marker in my .tga viewer, althoguh the name appears in the game.. WTF...

 

Some image editing programs are unable to display tgas properly (like ImageShack 3.97)

Good thing I have Photoshop now. :biggrin:

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FINAL EDIT; I am star renaming and making the noseart predictable. excellent. But some of them appear with the name hidden by black marker in my .tga viewer, althoguh the name appears in the game.. WTF...

I guess I am not good at image editing program use, since some compltely black .tga turns out in the game as writings..

Can I be pointed to a tutorial for decals, for noseart purposes?

 

I do believe your seeing the black box because the program your using dosen't handle alpha layers that TGA's use.

What program are you using?

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Like HrntFxr said, your image program can't handle the alpha channel...irfanveiw don't either, so I just open all them in Photoshop.

 

Start with the last one first, so they stack up in reverse order. Then, just list them next to the serial numbers in the numbers.lst

 

I'd send you the bmps that I used to make them, but can't remember where I put them!!!! I NEVER throw anythign out...expecially noseart decals!!!! (as evidenced by the re-use of several) BTW, it can anyone ever wondered, "Miss Prissy" and "Patches" are named after 2 of our cats. "Patricia Ann" is my wife.

 

Wrench

kevin stein

 

ps: there's a 109G10 in Wolf's WW2 Planes Pak, but you probably knew that! :)

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I am using a cheap freeware tga viewer. Thanks for the hints

And I renamed all of the noseart for the F-15. Only to see that some of them have obviously a name that I can't read

Any idea for a freeware SMAll PROGRAM THAT CAN HANDLE ALPHA?

Wrench I'll send you the file when done of the names...

And thanks for pointing me at the G, I actually missed it

Anyway, you familiar with the book I mentioneD?

 

EDIT: found the program. Back to renaming...

Edited by Canadair

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XT891 1 Taarna

XT892 2 Miss Prissy

XT893 3 What's Saddam?

XT894 4 Jeanie

XT895 5 Satanica Pandemonium

XT896 6 A Charmer

XT897 7 Dejah Thoris

XT898 8 Dirty Duck

XT899 9 Midnight Lace

XT900 10 Danger Mouse

XT901 11 British Heroine

XT902 12 Calein

XT903 13 Patricia Ann

XT904 14 The Saint

XT905 15 Eastern Princess

XT906 16 Guinnes Girl

XT907 17 My Sophia

XT908 18 Yasmini

XT909 19

XV393 20 Black Magic

XV394 21 Persian Princess

XV395 22

XV396 23 China Doll

XV397 24 Luck of the Irish

XV398 25

XV399 26 Leather&Lace

XV400 27

XV401 28

XV402 29 Maid of Sherwood

XV403 30

XV404 31 Delightful Debs

XV405 32 Delilah

XV406 33 Salomè

XV407 34 Cleopatra

XV408 35 B.a.b.s

XV409 36 The Lady and the Tigers

XV410 37

XV411 38 Worried Blair?

XV412 39 Worried Saddam?

XV413 40 Banana Paradise

XV414 41 Eastern Promise

XV415 42 Old Bill

XV416 43

XV417 44

XV418 45 Spanish Dancer

XV419 46 Diabolical Angel

XV420 47 Flying Nightmares

XV421 48

XV422 49

XV423 50 Roller Girl

XV424 51 Death Dealer

XV425 52 Devil's Daughter

XV426 53

XV427 54 T.A.R.D.I.S

XV428 55

XV429 56 Camo Cutie

XV430 57

XV431 58 Desert Delight

XV460 59

XV461 60 Bonnie Kathleen

XV462 61 Look at Me

XV463 62

XV464 63 The Lady in Black

XV465 64

XV466 65

XV467 66

XV468 67 Lulubelle

XV469 68 Natasha

XV470 69

XV471 70 Warrior Queen

XV472 71 Pirate's Booty

XV473 72

XV474 73

XV475 74 Amazon

XV476 75

XV477 76 The Happy Parrot

XV478 77

XV479 78

XV480 79 The Wrench

XV481 80

XV482 81 Double Humped

XV483 82 The Avengers

XV484 83

XV485 84 Bad Little Bettie

XV486 85 Be Witched

XV487 86 Steel Angel

XV488 87

XV489 88 The Little Mermaid

XV490 89

XV491 90

XV492 91 Miss Scarlet

XV493 92

XV494 93 Darling Tracy

XV495 94

XV496 95

XV497 96 The Angriest Angel

XV498 97

XV499 98

XV500 99

XV501 100 The Checkered Flag

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Another question. you familiar with the book "gray eagles" by duane unkefer?

it portrays the story of some old luftwaffe aces that restore Bf-109 in texas or something and they do some demosntration including strafing at awarbirds air show, reviving the nazi era in resort airport hidden in the desert They challenge a group of old P-51 pilots, that defeated them back in those days and a solo spitfire, ending up in WWII dogfight over SW US, that will drag everyone resentement and guilt and bravery..

 

........................, and if I could have the resort airfield, (with apool!) and the wardbird air show targets area,,, the campaing can be done. It would be something cool and nasty..

 

I love Mary Rose, I seen her at LeBourget 1991, and I still have the pictures, I was 16 at the time...

 

So do you know the book I am talking about? and meet Mary Rose

 

http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/pics/gulfwar/gwjaguars.htm

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Bonus points for telling the originations of:

 

Taarna

Dejah Thoris

Satanica Pandemonium

and

Roller Girl

 

WITHOUT using any search engines

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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Bonus points for telling the originations of:

 

Taarna

Dejah Thoris

Satanica Pandemonium

and

Roller Girl

 

WITHOUT using any search engines

 

Wrench

kevin stein

 

Taarna is the Warrior Lady from Heavy Metal, that French SF animation

Satanica Pandemonium is Salma HAyek from the movie "From Dusk till Dawn"

(which is cool, because I named that skin properly even without opening the tgas with alpha channell)

 

I don't know the others though, and kev you are ignoring my request for target areas as specified above for asw, and the book.

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Taarna is the Warrior Lady from Heavy Metal, that French SF animation

Satanica Pandemonium is Salma HAyek from the movie "From Dusk till Dawn"

(which is cool, because I named that skin properly even without opening the tgas with alpha channell)

 

I don't know the others though, and kev you are ignoring my request for target areas as specified above for asw, and the book.

Wrench, seems your girls have a lot of appointment requests.. :rofl:

Anyway, dirty jokes aside, thanks for the lesson in handling decals and alphachannel.

Soon many of my planes will be sporting nose arts..

 

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Ooops..I read right over it and it didn't register.

 

No, I'm not famailiar with that book...but it sound cool!!!

 

Did you want me to add it??? Now that I've got the 'flatten airfeields'' thing down, I should probably do an update to ASW...we can have Randolph and Kelly operational, and perhaps add another GS airfield

 

Perhaps adding a little airfield in Harlingin, home of the Commerative Air Force?? I can add paked WW2 planes for the meausem (sp?) Have to steal, um errr, borrow them from the WW2 maps.... :wink:

 

Dejah Thoris: Princess of Helium, wife to John Carter of Virgina (Edgar Rice Burrows, Mars/Barsoom series first published in 1912)

Roller Girl: Dire Straits song

 

Wrench

kevin stein

 

showing my age and classical sci-fi knowledge

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They look good on Rhinos!!!

 

"China Girl" is also Salyma Hyack. She, and several other come from my "Fakes" collection...which is rather extensive...(it's ok, you can call me a perv! I don't mind!)

 

Cleopatra, Delilah and Salome are all Bettie Page. She shows up in a LOT of them

 

You think the "Desert Strom" style are good...you should see the ones I've got the F-302 Mongoose. Obviously, some are repeated, but they all have the Stargate-ish theme. If I can just get Capun to give me a nose mesh....

 

WRench

Kevin Stein

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"China Girl" is also Salyma Hyack. She, and several other come from my "Fakes" collection...which is rather extensive...(it's ok, you can call me a perv! I don't mind!)

 

Cleopatra, Delilah and Salome are all Bettie Page. She shows up in a LOT of them

 

WRench

Kevin Stein

 

 

No i won't call you a perv!

 

Bettie Page! :blush:

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F-302 Mongoose?

 

And I might need a segret airfield with a resort, I mean a villa, or something like that, and yes the commerative aviation sites.. and I can try the campaign.

If you can get the book, it is awesome. Gray Eagles, by Duane Unkefer

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:rofl: At least it's girls...

 

THIS IS NOOOSSSEEAAARRRTTTT!!!!!

 

Although, there IS a Spartan around there somewhere...or is it in the Mongoose???? Disremember!

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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Question for you?

 

Are these new decals or re-used?

 

 

If new decals... great work... if re-used... it's cool to see them on all kinds of A/C.

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They're re-used. They're my nose arts from various WW2 and other mods.

 

There's something like 250+ to choose from :biggrin:

 

Wrench

kevin stein

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Oh yes, I forgot to mention, my mistake, I thought it was clear from previous posts...

Wrench is the one that did the hiring and recruiting of Girls. He is the Gardener of Flowers, credit is just his

I am only re-employing them.and giving those beauties visability. I am barely a Merchant of Flowers

:biggrin:

 

by the way; anything I am missing? I got those from the F_15 desert pink, and the b-29 and the atomic b-29, anything else?

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