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    • By HomeFries


      View File M-2000C: US Marine Corps Adversary Squadron VMFT-401 "Snipers"
      M-2000C: US Marine Corps Adversary Squadron VMFT-401 "Snipers"
      for DCS World 1.5.6 and later
       
      VMFT-401 was commissioned in 1986 and in 1987 received the IAI Kfir (designated F-21A) under lease from the Israeli government. The "Snipers" flew the Kfir until 1989, when it transitioned to the F-5E Tiger II. This skin is inspired by the 1987-89 timeframe in which USN and USMC flew the Kfir, a delta-wing aircraft of French origin.
       
      The Kfir was built by IAI based on the Mirage V airframe. The closest flyable substitute to the Kfir in DCS is the M-200C, so this is a fictional skin that paints the M-2000C as a USMC adversary. This skins uses the traditional Israeli Air Force desert pattern that was used on some of the VMFT-401 adversary aircraft. Since the original aircraft were leased and kept much of their original markings, so is the case with the M-2000C skins. No original markings (e.g. rescue arrows and safety markings) were subdued to match US paint schemes. However, minor liberties were taken with the pilot skins in order to make the pilots look more American.
       

      For Compact Installations - A Note About Autoexec.cfg:
      Rather than copying texture files to their respective livery folders, I prefer to use a series of common texture folders along with unique filenames. This allows a single instance of many of my common textures, and keeps the hard drive footprint to a minimum (especially nice if you run a SSD for your system drive).
       
      The installer will add a series of folders to the DCS Texture path; if you do not have these folders created, then it is no problem. The autoexec.cfg included will automatically point to the Texture folder in your Saved Games\DCS folder, and regardless of whether you run the Open Alpha, Open Beta, or Release version of DCS, the path will always point to your Saved Games\DCS\Texture folder. Again, this saves space on your hard drive.
       
      If you use your own Autoexec.cfg, then when prompted to overwrite you can click "no". This will create a file called autoexec.new, and you can manually make the updates as you like. Just don't modify the top line with the file date; this is used by the installer for version control. However, feel free to include it in your existing autoexec.cfg, so you don't get prompted to overwrite until there's another update to the autoexec.cfg.
       
      If you inadvertently overwrite your autoexec.cfg, it is actually backed up as autoexec.old. Just open it and copy the appropriate information to the new file.
       

      For Traditional Installations or JSGME Compatible Extractions:
      If you don't wish to use the shared texture folder and custom autoexec.cfg, you have a couple of other options available. Selecting the Traditional Install copies all textures to each livery folder, then copies each livery to each version of DCS detected (up to three versions, including release, open alpha and open beta). As a result, the listed hard disk space requirement assumes all three DCS versions are installled. Each skin is independent and portable.
       
      If you wish to install to a location other than your Saved Games folder, you must select the Single JSGME Extraction, or else the installation will fail for not detecting existing Saved Games\DCS folders. Selecting this option will create a JSGME compatible install that can be dropped directly into your JSGME _MODS folder for installation. Each skin is independent and portable.
       
      For either of these installation options, if there is an issue with textures not displaying, then it is likely a problem with the installer. Please let me know what textures are missing so that I can troubleshoot the issue.
       
       
       
      If you have any squadron requests, please PM me. If possible, provide top and profile views of the aircraft, preferably line art (much easier to extract color), and for CAG/CO birds, a close up of the tail fin is greatly appreciated.
      You are free to use any of these skins in other projects as long as proper credit is provided in the readme file.
      Fly Navy!
      -Home Fries
      Submitter HomeFries Submitted 03/08/2017 Category Misc/AI Aircraft Skins  
    • By Nyghtfall


      View File SF2 TA-4F Vietnam FastFACs - Revamp
      SF2 TA-4F Skyhawk "Vietnam FastFACs" - Revamp
      =============================================
      *** SF2V required for the A-4F Cockpit, that is used here. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
      This is a revamp of Wrenchs Update of 331Killerbees TA-4F FastFAC-Pack. ;)
      Skins have been redone in greater resolution with more details. Decals are new (although original Decals are still there). Some bits of the plane are removed by ini-edit and exchanged by FakePilot-Addons to add more details and get rid of the shadow-issue caused by the outer wing pylons.
      5 new Droptanks are added (2x 150gal, 2x300gal, 1x400gal).
      BuNos are always correct for the squadron and many are also correct for the plane, although sources and pictures are very rare.
      H&MS-11 comes in 3 variations (CAG, Large Stripe + Bunny on Tail and Small Stripe without Bunny) that were used side by side as it seems
      H&MS-12 has CAG-Bird
      H&MS-13 has 2 Skins - The one from the original pack was used after Vietnam, but I redid it and included it. The one used in Vietnam has no special markings and a different Tailcode-style. I only found 1 pic as reference, so maybe other variation are possible too.

      Installation
      ============
      1. unzip to a temporary folder
      2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_MOD folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
      3. enjoy!
      If the Squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free numbers:
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=HMS11
      DisplayName=H&MS-11 'Playboys'
      Nation=USMC
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=HMS12
      DisplayName=H&MS-11 'Outlaws'
      Nation=USMC
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=HMS13
      DisplayName=H&MS-13
      Nation=USMC
      Credits
      =======
      - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models.
      - Fracture for the TA-4 Model
      - FastCargo for the Fakepilot
      - 331Killerbee and Wrench for the Original and re-released Pack
      - Alejandro for Escapac-Seat
      - OldDiego for Pilotmodels
      - Nyghtfall - Updates in this Pack (Skins, Decals, Ini- and 3D-Work of Tanks, Pylons and Addons)
      Thanks
      ======
      - cocas for help learning 3D-stuff
      - Coupi for testing
      - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration
      P.S.
      ====
      If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

      14_01_2018
      Submitter Nyghtfall Submitted 01/14/2018 Category A-4  
    • By Nyghtfall
      SF2 TA-4F Skyhawk "Vietnam FastFACs" - Revamp
      =============================================
      *** SF2V required for the A-4F Cockpit, that is used here. Tested in full 5-merged installation ***
      This is a revamp of Wrenchs Update of 331Killerbees TA-4F FastFAC-Pack. ;)
      Skins have been redone in greater resolution with more details. Decals are new (although original Decals are still there). Some bits of the plane are removed by ini-edit and exchanged by FakePilot-Addons to add more details and get rid of the shadow-issue caused by the outer wing pylons.
      5 new Droptanks are added (2x 150gal, 2x300gal, 1x400gal).
      BuNos are always correct for the squadron and many are also correct for the plane, although sources and pictures are very rare.
      H&MS-11 comes in 3 variations (CAG, Large Stripe + Bunny on Tail and Small Stripe without Bunny) that were used side by side as it seems
      H&MS-12 has CAG-Bird
      H&MS-13 has 2 Skins - The one from the original pack was used after Vietnam, but I redid it and included it. The one used in Vietnam has no special markings and a different Tailcode-style. I only found 1 pic as reference, so maybe other variation are possible too.

      Installation
      ============
      1. unzip to a temporary folder
      2. open "Put_Content_In_Your_MOD folder" and do as you were told, if asked to overwrite, say 'yes' :P
      3. enjoy!
      If the Squadron is missing in the loadout screen, you should add the following lines in the squadronlist.ini ("<mod>\pilotdata"-folder) with XXX changed to the next free numbers:
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=HMS11
      DisplayName=H&MS-11 'Playboys'
      Nation=USMC
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=HMS12
      DisplayName=H&MS-11 'Outlaws'
      Nation=USMC
      [SquadronXXX]
      Name=HMS13
      DisplayName=H&MS-13
      Nation=USMC
      Credits
      =======
      - Thirdwire and TK for a great game and nice models.
      - Fracture for the TA-4 Model
      - FastCargo for the Fakepilot
      - 331Killerbee and Wrench for the Original and re-released Pack
      - Alejandro for Escapac-Seat
      - OldDiego for Pilotmodels
      - Nyghtfall - Updates in this Pack (Skins, Decals, Ini- and 3D-Work of Tanks, Pylons and Addons)
      Thanks
      ======
      - cocas for help learning 3D-stuff
      - Coupi for testing
      - all modders at CombatAce for their work and inspiration
      P.S.
      ====
      If you have any problems with this skin or have suggestions and hints, feel free to PM me.

      14_01_2018
    • By HomeFries


      View File SA342 USMC HMLA-269 "Gunrunners" Skin Pack
      Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMA) 269, commissioned in July 1971 at MCAS New River, NC, has the distinction of being the first Attack hHelicopter squadron in the Marine Corps. HMA-269 flew the AH-1J until December 1977, when it received the AH-1T. The Gunrunners then made history again in 1979 by being the first Marine Squadron to fire a TOW missile from an airborne platform.
       
      In the early 1980s, HMA-269 received its first UH-1N Hueys, and as a permanent composite squadron was redesignated HMLA-269. Since then, the Gunrunners have deployed to hotspots such as Iraq, Kosovo, Somalia, Liberia, Haiti, and Afghanistan.
       
      Today the HMLA-269 "Gunrunners" fly the UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1W Super Cobra.
       
      This is a fictional skin pack of SA342L/M/Mistral Gazelles with HMLA-167 markings. Each SA342 variant has six different BuNos (USN/USMC serial numbers) allowing you to create packages of different aircraft. You still provide your own two digit MODEX (side number) in the mission editor. Each skin has a "normal" version and a weathered version. Weathered skins have a bleached effect as if the aircraft were heavily exposed to the sun for months on end. Normal skins include pilots with green flightsuits, while weathered skins include pilots with desert flightsuits. This skin pack is intended to satisfy one's "cobra itch" until the AH-1 is released.
       
      Note: this skin pack uses an EXE installer that creates common texture folders and an autoexec.cfg (if you already have one, you can make manual changes). I would like your feedback on this system; if it works I intend to apply it to my other skin packs.
       
       
       
      For Compact Installations - A Note About Autoexec.cfg:
       
      Rather than copying texture files to their respective livery folders, I prefer to use a series of common texture folders along with unique filenames. This allows a single instance of many of my common textures, and keeps the hard drive footprint to a minimum (especially nice if you run a SSD for your system drive).
       
      The installer will add a series of folders to the DCS Texture path; if you do not have these folders created, then it is no problem. The autoexec.cfg included will automatically point to the Texture folder in your Saved Games\DCS folder, and regardless of whether you run the Open Alpha, Open Beta, or Release version of DCS, the path will always point to your Saved Games\DCS\Texture folder. Again, this saves space on your hard drive.
       
      If you use your own Autoexec.cfg, then when prompted to overwrite you can click "no". This will create a file called autoexec.new, and you can manually make the updates as you like. Just don't modify the top line with the file date; this is used by the installer for version control. However, feel free to include it in your existing autoexec.cfg, so you don't get prompted to overwrite until there's another update to the autoexec.cfg.
       
      If you inadvertently overwrite your autoexec.cfg, it is actually backed up as autoexec.old. Just open it and copy the appropriate information to the new file.
       

      For Traditional Installations:
       
      If there is an issue with textures not displaying, it is likely a problem with the installer. Please let me know what textures are missing so that I can troubleshoot the issue.
       

      Special thanks to Upuaut for his templates that were used to create the flightsuit torso and legs.
      You are free to use any of the textures in other skins or projects as long as proper credit is provided in the readme file.
       
      -Home Fries
      Submitter HomeFries Submitted 10/10/2016 Category Misc/AI Aircraft Skins  
    • By HomeFries


      View File Ka-50 USMC HMLA-269 "Gunrunners" Skin Pack
      Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMA) 269, commissioned in July 1971 at MCAS New River, NC, has the distinction of being the first Attack hHelicopter squadron in the Marine Corps. HMA-269 flew the AH-1J until December 1977, when it received the AH-1T. The Gunrunners then made history again in 1979 by being the first Marine Squadron to fire a TOW missile from an airborne platform.
       
      In the early 1980s, HMA-269 received its first UH-1N Hueys, and as a permanent composite squadron was redesignated HMLA-269. Since then, the Gunrunners have deployed to hotspots such as Iraq, Kosovo, Somalia, Liberia, Haiti, and Afghanistan.
       
      Today the HMLA-269 "Gunrunners" fly the UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1W Super Cobra.
       
      This is a fictional skin pack of Ka-50 Black Sharks with HMLA-269 markings. There are six different Modexes (USN/USMC side numbers) allowing you to create packages of different aircraft. Each skin has a "normal" version and a weathered version. Weathered skins have a bleached effect as if the aircraft were heavily exposed to the sun for months on end. Normal skins include pilots with green flightsuits, while weathered skins include pilots with desert flightsuits.
       
      Note: this skin pack uses an EXE installer that creates common texture folders and an autoexec.cfg (if you already have one, you can make manual changes). I would like your feedback on this system; if it works I intend to apply it to my other skin packs.
       

      For Compact Installations - A Note About Autoexec.cfg:
       
      Rather than copying texture files to their respective livery folders, I prefer to use a series of common texture folders along with unique filenames. This allows a single instance of many of my common textures, and keeps the hard drive footprint to a minimum (especially nice if you run a SSD for your system drive).
       
      The installer will add a series of folders to the DCS Texture path; if you do not have these folders created, then it is no problem. The autoexec.cfg included will automatically point to the Texture folder in your Saved Games\DCS folder, and regardless of whether you run the Open Alpha, Open Beta, or Release version of DCS, the path will always point to your Saved Games\DCS\Texture folder. Again, this saves space on your hard drive.
       
      If you use your own Autoexec.cfg, then when prompted to overwrite you can click "no". This will create a file called autoexec.new, and you can manually make the updates as you like. Just don't modify the top line with the file date; this is used by the installer for version control. However, feel free to include it in your existing autoexec.cfg, so you don't get prompted to overwrite until there's another update to the autoexec.cfg.
       
      If you inadvertently overwrite your autoexec.cfg, it is actually backed up as autoexec.old. Just open it and copy the appropriate information to the new file.
       

      For Traditional Installations:
       
      If there is an issue with textures not displaying, it is likely a problem with the installer. Please let me know what textures are missing so that I can troubleshoot the issue.
       
       
       
      Special thanks to EricJ for his USMC Ka-50 skin, which I used as the basis for this skin pack as well as the bleaching effects for weathered skins.
      You are free to use any of the textures in other skins or projects as long as proper credit is provided in the readme file.
       
      -Home Fries
      Submitter HomeFries Submitted 10/10/2016 Category Misc/AI Aircraft Skins  
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