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I just finished a batch of F-15 personalizations using the f15_decol and pilot_f15_patch files. Both are TGAs converted to DDS, and both allow items such as canopy names, nose art, fuselage/tail art and unit patches to be displayed on the aircraft (decol) and pilot model (patch). I'm trying to find out if there's a way to do this with other aircraft such as the A-10A or A-10C, as this makes for a much easier time to make skins and updates for personalizations like these.

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you should be able to open the A-10C Template, Make decals over the Diffuse layer, remove all other layers and save as TGA.

 

open A-10C/Liveries Description LUA and add line.

 

{"MatererialName",3,TextureName",true/false]; (3 being the Decal Layer.)

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Another tangential question:

 

Since someone online must have my skin to see my skin, and I can't expect everybody to have my personalized skins, is there a way to have DCSW find the closest match.

 

For example, I decide to use the a custom 493rd skin which adds my personalized markings to the default skin. Is there a way to make sure that DCSW will display the default 493rd skin for everybody else who doesn't have the markings? If not, an "alias" line would be a great idea for an additional line in description.lua.

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Gave it a try:

{"A-10C_PAINT_1-a", 0 ,"A-10C_BVS_1-a",false};
{"A-10C_PAINT_1-a", 3 ,"A-10C_Decol_BVS_DRH_1-a",false};

 

The base layer worked, but no luck with the 3rd layer.

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hmm... i'll have to look at some ED Examples then.

 

i did notice only the F-15 had the ,3, layers.

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