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How do I make custom skins for my ace in HIR

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Go to the Campaign menu with your active pilot. Under the Aircraft Type it says personal skin. There are a bunch there to choose from depending on the type of plane, and how many squadrons were alocated that particular type.

 

 

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Go to the Campaign menu with your active pilot. Under the Aircraft Type it says personal skin. There are a bunch there to choose from depending on the type of plane, and how many squadrons were alocated that particular type.

 

 

 

I was under the impression that there would be a user friendly application where we could simply design our own skin. I was anticipating an application like Red Baron had. What a giant disappointment.

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It's not so simple as you might think. There is a subforum full of information if you want to actually create a skin. http://forum.combatace.com/forum/212-off-photoshop-and-paint-shop-help-for-skinning-and-3d-modeling/ It can be very involved so it is not something that OBD could just have as part of the HITR add-on. The reference to being able to use unique user made skins pertained to the fact that when you choose a skin of any sort your plane will be the only plane in your sgaud with those markings. Previously all non-ace skins in your flight looked just like you.

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It's not so simple as you might think. There is a subforum full of information if you want to actually create a skin. http://forum.combata...nd-3d-modeling/ It can be very involved so it is not something that OBD could just have as part of the HITR add-on. The reference to being able to use unique user made skins pertained to the fact that when you choose a skin of any sort your plane will be the only plane in your sgaud with those markings. Previously all non-ace skins in your flight looked just like you.

 

Yes I will have to check that out. I was hoping that there would be the easy way for us lazy idiots. The game seems to run much better, smoother, even with the same amount of frames as before!

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HAHAHA.. well I'm a lazy idiot and following the information that I and Burning Beard pointed you to I was able to make a crappy skin. Others, like Burning Beard, are much better. See Beards Showbird Spads in the Skins download section, wonderful stuff. We have over 4,000 skins to use now I think.

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what they said.... but posting the same question 4 times isn't going to get you a different answer.... patience my friend...

 

Yes it was my bad, I twas frustrated, thought I was missing something.

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Hi appraiserfl

 

I'm not the best skinner on the forum by a long chalk..but will make you a skin if you like?

 

pm me if interested :drinks:

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Am I just in a dull mood, that it annoys me, that some people always find something disappointing,

instead of being excited? Maybe my December mood...

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Could be your December mood Olham; grey days can make for grey ways. I myself am in just way too good a mood at the moment with the HITR now available to enjoy. appraiserfl, don't get annoyed, just dig in over at the paint help forum and give a yell when you get stuck. You have lots of folks around here who can lend a hand. Look at it all as a new adventure rather than a frustration. Or to put it in the vernacular of the hip hops..."Don't be hatin"

 

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Got me by the short and curlies, do you still think you are playing Red Baron ? dntknw.gif

 

Woooaaahhh easy there Uncleal, that thar Red Baron be sacred gaming ground ye scalewag :drinks:

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Unfortunately it's not a tiny 256 colour bitmap anymore like RB, we need a full featured graphics packed to make proper custom skins. But there are 4000 skins in there now so I'm sure there's a couple you might like off the shelf for most craft.

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nbryant, user made skins go into the skins folder. It happens all the time. Why here's one now

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There are some 4,000 official skins made by the OFF team and in the CombatAce skins download area there are many more user modified/made skins. When placed in the skins folder all are flyable. There are no A/I only aircraft either.

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rickity.... gonna have tp sepend time working on some. Have a number of templates for sports, avatars, etc, but those I modded from others offerings. This will be virgin turf.

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Nice Skin Rickitycrate! Hey "appraiserfl", it will only take you about 3 hours to make your own skin! | Then you can have exactly what you want. Paint.net is free, Martin Wright's file converter, is as is all you need.

 

Cheers,

 

British_eh

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appraiserfl, get yourself the freeware "DXTBmp" - with that you can browse through the skins.

The are here:

 

(Your game folder) > Campaigns > Campaign data > skins

 

Click on a skin, and you see it - that way you will definitely find one of 4.000 skins, that you like.

Also, you can convert a skin with this program into a 24 bit bitmap, which you can now paint in

in a paint program.

When you are ready, convert it back to .dds format and into that skins folder.

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