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Creating a Single Universal Liveries Folder for All Installs


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For Users that have Multiple Installs,

 

This "Module" will Import a Single Livery Folder.

 

This will allow you to make a /Saved Games/DCS.Liveries/ Folder

 

within it, the subfolders for each aircraft and their Liveries.

 

And not have to copy/duplicate every livery for each install of DCS World.

 

 

Step 1: Create the Saved Games Folder:

/Users/<USERNAME>/Saved Games/DCS.Liveries/

(You Can Place teh DCS.Liveries Folder Anywhere you want TBH, So if you have a space issue on your C:\ Drive you can place it anywhere, just adjust path accordingly)

 

Step 2 Copy All Custom Liveries to the DCS.Liveries Folder, each aircraft should have it's own Folder, ie:

/Users/<USERNAME>/Saved Games/DCS.Liveries/f-86f sabre/

 

Step 3: Create A Folder On your Desktop, name it "Liveries Import"

 

Step 4: Create the Entry.LUA for the "Module"

(Note: BE SURE TO CHANGE THE <USERNAME> to Your UserName for Windows, also Change the Path if Store in different Location)

 

declare_plugin("Liveries Import",
{
installed 	 = true, 
dirName	  	 = current_mod_path,
version		 = "0.0.01 Alpha",		 
state		 = "installed",
info		 = _("Custom Liveries"),
})
---------------------------------------------------------
mount_vfs_liveries_path ("[b]C:/Users/<USERNAME>/Saved Games/DCS.Liveries/[/b]")

---------------------------------------------------------
plugin_done()

 

Save Entry.lua in the /Liveries Import/ Folder you made on your desktop.

 

 

Step 5, Install the Module.

Copy the /Liveries Import/ Folder.

 

Goto Each install of DCS World You have in the /Saved Games/ Folder and place a Copy in each install's /Users/<username>/Saved Games/DCS.Install/Mods/aircraft/ Folder

(ie Should be ie /Users/<username>/Saved Games/DCS.OpenBeta/Mods/aircraft/Liveries Import/Entry.lua)

(Updated to change location as to not trip MP IC.)

 

Step 6 Launch DCS

 

Goto Mission Editor, Verify Liveries stored in folder are Loaded.

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Thanks a lot ... :)

 

I have two installs of DCS (1.5 and 2.0) and will try out your tip tonight, with a single plane ... if it works well, I will then do the same for the remaining planes.

 

Edit: It worked just fine :D ... thank you, thank you, thank you ... this will be really nice until DCS 2.5 cames along


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Works like a charm. Excellent Mod. Will the folder we create in the Mods\tech folder be overwritten or deleted when DCS updates?

 

Most likely not, but just in case you can install this Mod using the JSGME tool, so that it's easy to deactivate previous to performing a DCS update, and reactivate afterwards ... like so:

 

JSGME.png

 

:)

 

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This change breaks IC on new DCS version updated today. Any one that can confirm?

Kicks in on the "Mods/tech/Liveries Import" folder.

 

I updated DCS 1.5 today and didn't notice anything wrong ... what is exactly the "IC" ? :huh:

 

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Works like a charm. Excellent Mod. Will the folder we create in the Mods\tech folder be overwritten or deleted when DCS updates?

 

SD

 

 

Can Also place in

/Users/<username>/Saved Games/DCS.Install/Mods/aircraft/

 

ie /Users/<username>/Saved Games/DCS.OpenBeta/Mods/aircraft/Liveries Import/Entry.lua

 

 

If you wanted too.

 

Solves IC Problems, Will Change 1st Post to use folder outside DCS Main Folder.:

This change breaks IC on new DCS version updated today. Any one that can confirm?

Kicks in on the "Mods/tech/Liveries Import" folder.


Edited by SkateZilla

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I have created a folder in my DCS.Liveries folder for the F-86 called F-86 but none of the skins I put in this folder are showing in the editor. I am sure I have the folder name wrong but I am not sure of the correct folder name.

 

Is there a list of aircraft folder names anywhere?

 

Cheers

SD

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I have created a folder in my DCS.Liveries folder for the F-86 called F-86 but none of the skins I put in this folder are showing in the editor. I am sure I have the folder name wrong but I am not sure of the correct folder name.

 

Is there a list of aircraft folder names anywhere?

 

Cheers

SD

 

for F-86

 

the folder name should be "f-86f sabre"

 

So:

/DCS.Liveries/f-86f sabre/

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Thanks mate. That works now but do you know if there is a list of folder names anywhere?

What is the folder name for the Mi8-MTV or the 3 gazelle versions for instance? A list would be handy.

 

Cheers

SD

Eligible Folder names:

For AI Models (and UH-1H/Mi8, WWII Aircraft)

/DCS World/Bazar/Liveries/

 

For All Other Models/

/DCS World/CoreMods/Aircraft/<AircraftName>/Liveries/

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Is there any possibility a similar solution could work for mission files too?

 

This would also be a huge advantage.

 

You can Save a .miz file anywhere already and load from anywhere cant you?

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You can Save a .miz file anywhere already and load from anywhere cant you?

 

Yes, you can, but the My Missions folder points at a single location - within the saved games tree for each separate install. I guess it'd just be a simple task (for someone who knows their stuff anyway) to get them all to point at the same folder?

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same as the folder names for the regular aircraft

 

Aircraft Folder names are in DCS World/Bazar/Liveries/ or /CoreMods/Aircraft/<aircraft>/Liveries/

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