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it would take up a stores spot if i did.

 

but i dont really have the free time right now to do it.


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Skatezilla, have been thinking, (this is not a request, simply a question to see If is feasible, so maybe can be modded in the future).

Would be possible to have a 3d model that encompasses both, a fuel tank and the refuelling probe? So when you load the drop tank the refueling probe is added too? And would be possible to have the refuelling probe fixed so is not jettisoned If we drop the tank?

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That's the dilemma right now.

 

Wingtip Tanks are cosmetic, the weight in fuel is not usable as the pylon isnt set for it.

 

And they Jettison with stores.

 

Same thing for the Refueling Probe, even if modeled as something that's not droppable, there's no way to attach it to the model outside of stores.

 

So You'd lose a pylon for the sake of cosmetics.


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So You'd lose a pylon for the sake of cosmetics.

 

If linked to droptanks no, it will be a 3d part of the droptank. Of a conventional, functional one (or two If we use the wing ones). In many missions, mainly A-G I never jetison my tanks. As trying to simulate a "poor" country AF, each droptank is only dropped If not other alternative, even Israel changed his policy from dropping when enemies were detected, to drop only in case of contact.

But yes, cosmetics only.

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Just so you guys know, I am aware that this mod isnt working in the current DCS.

 

I am finalizing some tweaks after rebuilding my system, and getting everything back up and running.

 

So I've:

-Smoothed the shape a little, just to fix some polygon alignments.

-Revamped Panel Lines, Weathering and Dirt Layers Etc

-Added Updated Speculars

-Added Updated Roughmets

-Added Updated Normals

-Still Working on Coloring and Splat Noise

-Still Working on Paint Chipping/Weathering

 

(I Could Add the Lights to them, but You would not be able to toggle them on and off.)

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Thank you very much Skate, you're the man !

 

We are really appreciate it and are really excited to get them back ! They look great!

 

Thank you for your reaction and your gratefulness, it really matters, not everyone would have done it.

 

Salute from the Virtual Turkish Stars

 

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More Tweaking:

 

Really Debating if I want to Double the Map Resolution to get smaller panel lines as 1 PX wide is still too thick, and if I do I can combine Left and Right Tanks onto a Single Square Map.

But I dont think the VRAM Hit that it would cause is justifiable in this situation.

 

Hopefully some baking and some love I should have it done and re-packed to distribute by tomorrow night (gotta clean up the PSD as well.)

 

Close Up:

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From More Distance:

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Further Optimizing:

-Re-Exported UVW Map

-Redrew Panel Lines

-Adjusted Coloring

-Adjusted Weathering

-Redrew Normal Map

-Redrew RoughMet Map

-Redrew Specular Map

 

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Further Optimizing:

-Re-Exported UVW Map

-Redrew Panel Lines

-Adjusted Coloring

-Adjusted Weathering

-Redrew Normal Map

-Redrew RoughMet Map

-Redrew Specular Map

 

attachment.php?attachmentid=213542&stc=1&d=1562777155

 

attachment.php?attachmentid=213543&stc=1&d=1562777165

 

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Awesome work SkateZilla! Been looking forward for your mod update :D

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New Version: 07.10.2019

 

1. Extract Folder to /Saved Games/DCS.<install>/Mods/Aircraft/

(ie: should be /Mods/Aircraft/F-5A Tanks Mod/entry.lua)

 

2. Modify the F-5E.lua in NOTEPAD++, Under Local TIPs, Add:

{ CLSID = "{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-L}", arg = 308, arg_value = 1.0, required ={{station =7, loadout={"{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-R}"}}}},            -- Wingtip 50 GAL Tank
{ CLSID = "{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-R}", arg = 314, arg_value = 1.0, required ={{station =1, loadout={"{PTB_50_F5A_AUXTANK-L}"}}}},            -- Wingtip 50 GAL Tank

 

Changelog for 07.10.2019.1:

-Upgraded to EDM10 Format for DCS 2.5.5+

-Re-Smoothed parts of the Mesh to adjust polygon edges

-Re-Exported UVW Map

-Redrawn Panel Lines

-Adjusted Coloring

-Adjusted Weathering

-Redrawn Normal Map

-Redrawn RoughMet Map

-Redrawn Specular Map

-New PSD Template. (95% the Same Layout, Can Easily Import Previous Tank Base color to the template).

 

 

Notes:

-This Mod will still trigger Integrity Check Fail.

-The Tanks are Weighted to Full Fuel Weight and are not consumable, Purely Cosmetic.

-PSD Template Included

-Packaged As it's Own Mini Module to reduce Core Sim LUA File Edits.

-Default Textures will Load on Liveries that do not have a texture specified in Description.LUA

-JSON Files Saved for DCS World 2.1/PBR,

-Speculars Retained for use w/ 2.5.4 and Earlier

 

Folder Contents:

/F-5A Tanks Mod/Entry.lua (Module Declaration Information)

/F-5A Tanks Mod/Data/ (Data for The Tanks)

/F-5A Tanks Mod/PSD TEMPLATE/ (Updated PSD Template)

/F-5A Tanks Mod/Shapes/ (Updated EDMs and .JSON Files for 2.5.5/PBR/EDM10 Format)

/F-5A Tanks Mod/Textures/ (Base Textures Sim Loads if none specified in Livery Description.lua)

 

 

DOWNLOAD v07.10.2019.1

 

 

Using Custom Textures, Add the Following to the description.lua for Custom Textures You Are Using, replacing texture filename with yours:

{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankL", 0 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF_LEFT", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankL", 1 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF_LEFT_NORM", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankL", 2, "F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF_LEFT_SPEC", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankL",13,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF_LEFT_RoughMet", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankR", 0 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF_RIGHT", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankR", 1 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF_RIGHT_NORM", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankR", 2 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF_RIGHT_SPEC", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTankR",13,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_DIFF_RIGHT_RoughMet", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS_LEFT", 0 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS_LEFT", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS_LEFT",13,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS_LEFT_RoughMet", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS_RIGHT", 0 ,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS_RIGHT", false};
{"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS_RIGHT",13,"F5A_WingTipAuxTank_GLASS_RIGHT_RoughMet", false};

F-5A Tanks Mod - 07.10.2019.1.rar

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I may expand this this to other items down the line,

But they will all be cosmetic as well.

 

I will also improve the shape detail and textures as soon as I can get my hands on some High enough resolution images for panel lines, ports, stencils etc.

 

Also looking into a way to turn the tip lights on and off with the nav lights somehow. (that or I enable them and leave them on, just dim so they arent noticeable in day/flight).


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Any chance, to make them consumable?

Would be a great addition.

 

The only way to make them consumable is if BST Allowed Fuel to be used from those stations in their flight model/fuel systems.

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on that note, The Mod will CHange to a Different name as more items are included.

 

For Example, Ravenclaw007's F-5A Tanks are being Converted to PBR/DCS as Well:

 

WIP, F-5A 150 GAL PTB, :

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The Tanks are done, havent gotten around to working on the refueling probe and other items yet.

 

I am currently preparing for a 2 week travel schedule for employer.

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