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I had this for a while and was wondering about some skins. For example when I fly 3 or 4 skins show up with the squadron tail. I put everything in the decals especially the F-14_74.i was wondering if there is any way I can make the squadron tails come out like the rest. Thanks for your comments.

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I'm not sure I follow; as in you have three or four decals on the tail, regardless of what squadron you pick?  Or is it that you have multiple selections for the same squadron?  If it's the latter, that's because different paint schemes for different years were included.  If its the former, I've never seen it happen, but can check for a culprit later.

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I'm trying to say is that I had selected a pain scheme from the skin selection from the F-14_74 say for example I had choose the VF-143 pukindogs paint scheme then I had used the mouse to move around the plane and there was no pukindog on the tail like the squadron logo this has happen to some paint schemes then I had quiet the game to go look at the squadron and when u click the bf-143 skin that has the bmps it has the nose the wing tail and soo on then I had saw the tail did not have the squadron the only color was the strips to the nose nothing else. I had looked at the other squadrons from the skins and some did not have logos and some did.

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Check for the decal.ini in the skin's folder. the squadron logo is applied with a decal (tail and rudder). Check your Decal folders if the same address can be found that is listed in the decal.ini. 

 

My decal ini calls for this 2 for that squadron.    

FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_LA

FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_RA

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Soo I checked the decal inis are F14-001 which would be the nose F-14a-002 would be the body F-14a-03-04 would be the tail but they do not have anything that says tail left or right

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That is strange as hell.  In your VF-143 decals.ini, do your entries for 005-008 look like this?

 

 
[Decal005]
MeshName=Left_VertTail
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=LEFT
FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_LA
Position=-7.07,1.58
Rotation=0.0
Scale=3.77
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal006]
MeshName=Right_VertTail
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=RIGHT
FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_RA
Position=-7.07,1.58
Rotation=0.0
Scale=3.77
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal007]
MeshName=Left_Rudder
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=LEFT
FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_LA
Position=-7.07,1.58
Rotation=0.0
Scale=3.77
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal008]
MeshName=Right_Rudder
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=RIGHT
FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_RA
Position=-7.07,1.58
Rotation=0.0
Scale=3.77
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
Those are the "Pukin' Dog" for the tails.  LA is Left, RA is Right.

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I still got nothing just the blue strips on the nose.yea they do look the same as what you gave me.

Edited by DEVIL11

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Just checked my own VF-143 bird.  No issues here.  Might try a re-install?  Or, if not the entire plane, just re-add the decal folder from the install?  I think I'm using v121; had to do a fresh install when I swapped out hard drives.  The VF-143 decal folder should have the following decals:

 

Intake_L.TGA

Intake_R.TGA

Tail_LA.TGA

Tail_LIKE.TGA

Tail_RA.TGA

Tail_RIKE.TGA

 

Your decals.ini should read:

 

[Decal001]
MeshName=Nose
DecalLevel=2
DecalFacing=RIGHT
FilenameFormat=USNFighterNum
Position=7.8,0.18
Rotation=0.0
Scale=0.8
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal002]
MeshName=Nose
DecalLevel=2
DecalFacing=LEFT
FilenameFormat=USNFighterNum
Position=7.8,0.18
Rotation=0.0
Scale=0.8
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal003]
MeshName=LeftFlap
DecalLevel=2
DecalFacing=TOP
FilenameFormat=USNFighterNum
Position=-2.441,-4.3
Rotation=55.0
Scale=1.0
DecalMaxLOD=3
 
[Decal004]
MeshName=RightFlap
DecalLevel=2
DecalFacing=TOP
FilenameFormat=USNFighterNum
Position=2.441,-4.3
Rotation=-55.0
Scale=1.0
DecalMaxLOD=3
 
[Decal005]
MeshName=Left_VertTail
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=LEFT
FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_LA
Position=-7.07,1.58
Rotation=0.0
Scale=3.77
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal006]
MeshName=Right_VertTail
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=RIGHT
FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_RA
Position=-7.07,1.58
Rotation=0.0
Scale=3.77
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal007]
MeshName=Left_Rudder
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=LEFT
FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_LA
Position=-7.07,1.58
Rotation=0.0
Scale=3.77
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal008]
MeshName=Right_Rudder
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=RIGHT
FilenameFormat=F-14A\VF143\TAIL_RA
Position=-7.07,1.58
Rotation=0.0
Scale=3.77
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal009]
MeshName=LeftWing
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=TOP
FilenameFormat=Insignia
Position=-4.05,-4.58
Rotation= 67.0
Scale=1.15
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal010]
MeshName=RightWing
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=BOTTOM
FilenameFormat=Insignia
Position= 4.05,-4.58
Rotation= 67.0
Scale=1.15
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal011]
MeshName=Left_VertTail
DecalLevel=2
DecalFacing=LEFT
FilenameFormat=USNNUMW
Position=-8.39,2.60
Rotation=0.0
Scale=0.40
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal012]
MeshName=Right_VertTail
DecalLevel=2
DecalFacing=RIGHT
FilenameFormat=USNNUMW
Position=-8.48,2.60
Rotation=0.0
Scale=0.40
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal013]
MeshName=Nose
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=RIGHT
FilenameFormat=Insignia
Position=5.3,-0.155
Rotation=0.0
Scale=1.2
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
[Decal014]
MeshName=Nose
DecalLevel=0
DecalFacing=LEFT
FilenameFormat=Insignia
Position=5.3,-0.155
Rotation=0.0
Scale=1.2
DecalMaxLOD=4
 
If you've got all this, I'm not sure what's happening, but you may want to re-install the decal folder for VF-143.

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Decal data between the two is identical.  Here's what changed from 120 to 121:

 

1. Changed Throttle Response Times for F-110 and TF-30 engines to better reflect RL engine response times (listed and observed).

2. Changed TCS overlay to better match real TCS, adjusted TCS camera position

3. Changed vapors to appear wings -> intakes -> turtlebacks, from wings -> turtlebacks -> intakes

4. Seeker symbol scaled back to match gun pipper (both are the same in the F-14A/B)

5. New Phoenix Missile by Ravenclaw_007

6. A/C Gross Weights changed to match manual numbers

7. HUD Steering Tee is now only available for radar guided missiles in the F-14A and B; Sidewinder modes and Gun modes did not show the HUD Steering Tee; however, the Sparrow and Phoenix PDSTT/TWS-A/M modes did.

8. Removed TCS cycle function from F-14A_IR (I don't believe it was functional, but one of the screens was the TCS filter.)

9. Added Flat Spin entering arguments and recovery procedures to manual

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No, tails are blank on mine.  The dogs, tail code and carrier are all decals.  

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If that doesn't work, PM me, and I'll shoot you what I've got.  If it works for me, it should work for you.

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