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 Post subject: MultiSkin *Light*
PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:44 pm 
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There are ways to run MultiSkin stripped down if your vidcard can't hold the full set of textures.

Here is a quick description of the process:
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I have Multiskin installed and enabled, but I have the *.ms files for each craft edited with the line

use MultiSkin\MultiSkinTextures\****.DDS if 1 == 1

at the top of each file - it is normally the bottom line in the file. This allows the planes to be rendered with individual letter codes, but using the basic default skin.
(the **** is the respective name for the default skin file for each plane type)


and here is a thread with more detail: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=21933&p=167921

If you need more help, ask in this thread.


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 Post subject: Re: MultiSkin *Light*
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:46 am 
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Hi PV,

I have some questions..

Does this change just the last letter for the squadron aeroplane, (so every squadron has a KL-A, KL-B etc), or does it mean that each squadron has it's correct letter code, and each aeroplane has it's correct letter?

For setup, can you confirm that I just install the multi-skin update, then edit the files as noted? Is multi-skin able to be removed if it causes issues, or do I need to backup, remove BOB and reinstall?

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 Post subject: Re: MultiSkin *Light*
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:08 am 
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Quoting the manual multiskin chapter (6):

"All aircraft have individual Squadron/Staffel codes and plane ID
letters/numbers. RAF Squadron leaders carry pennants of rank."

When you install multiskin, it will write a readme for the v2.08 version
into the BoBroot, wherein you will find this text:

"In addition, individual aircraft code letters are based, as far as can
be gleaned, from historical sources. These unit-specific markings cover:
No 1, 1(C), 17, 32, 56, 85, 87, 151, 229, 238, 242, 249, 253, 257, 302,
303, 310, 601, 605, 607, 615 Squadrons.

As an example, Number 85 Squadron, led by Peter Townsend (later an
Equerry to the King, and romantically linked to Princess Margaret) was
pictured in flight with the following unit codes:
Red Section: VY-Q, VY-M, VY-U
Yellow Section: VY-O, VY-V, VY-K
Blue Section: VY-G, VY-Z, VY-J
Green Section: VY-R, VY-D, VY-E

In other words, if you find yourself in an aircraft marked 'T', then that's because it really was!"

Multiskin is controlled by the bdg.txt file. The relevant line is

MULTI_SKIN_MODE=ENABLE # valid modes: DISABLE, ENABLE, FX_FILES_ONLY, MS_FILES_ONLY. Only active when MultiSkin is installed

Setting disabled is equivalent to uninstalling but less work.


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