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Hi!

 

This weekend I created these modificiations for the Tomcat, that helps a lot in VR and also with VRAM:

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303911/

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303917/

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303918/

 

but I have 2 main problem with them. They do not pass the Integrity Check and everytime there is a DCS update, then the textures are overwritten.

I thought about creating a user/saved games mod livery where I could use the cockpit ones at least, but in the extra options for the F14 there is no customize cockpits option.

Is there a way to have that one and use the textures that I created? So for example 1 cockpit for better readable labels, and another one for reduced textures?

 

Thanks!

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Great work Japo! These mods have made the F-14 MUCH more playable for me in VR, much less VRAM usage but still looks fine to me!

 

I believe the only people that can do the 'customised cockpit' stuff are Heatblur themselves, I hope they do as I see a big performance improvement with them! Also the text is so much easier to read.

 

Thanks again!

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It's possible to get texture mods to pass IC check. You just have to set up the description.lua properly. I did the same for my Mirage 2000 clearer cockpit mod. PM me, and I can give you a hand with it. I was actually gonna do the F-14 as well but you saved me the work :)

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Can you guys implement this?

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Great job on these - really improves the cockpit in VR!

 

I also linked your mod in the Panels thread - https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=3844263&postcount=77

 

Fingers crossed HB see the merit of having a 'VR Friendly' Customised Cockpit option.

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This weekend I created these modificiations for the Tomcat,

 

Man, the "F14 Clean Label Cockpits' are excellent. Thank you so much!!! :thumbup:

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Yes, we'll add the custom cockpit livery option. :)

 

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great mod, it does indeed help VR. many thanks OP! And thanks Cobra for the future option!

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Hi!

 

 

 

This weekend I created these modificiations for the Tomcat, that helps a lot in VR and also with VRAM:

 

 

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303911/

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303917/

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3303918/

 

 

 

but I have 2 main problem with them. They do not pass the Integrity Check and everytime there is a DCS update, then the textures are overwritten.

 

I thought about creating a user/saved games mod livery where I could use the cockpit ones at least, but in the extra options for the F14 there is no customize cockpits option.

 

Is there a way to have that one and use the textures that I created? So for example 1 cockpit for better readable labels, and another one for reduced textures?

 

 

 

Thanks!

Thanks a lot for these. I linked them on Reddit as well and people are glad to have them. Hopefully soon you should be able to add them to the custom cockpit section once that is integrated.

For now I use a mod installer to turn these on and off when I'm doing multiplayer vs single player.

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Yes, we'll add the custom cockpit livery option. :)

 

For the lower res textures DCS would need a separate option for cockpit textures. I suggested this to ED not long ago when I was having problems with my old 970 since I had to turn down textures, but didn't want to sit in a mashy cockpit with textures that look like they're 20 years old, totally killing the readability of anything. Would be great if you could as them to separate the texture settings into cockpit and the rest as well, as a 3rd party developer twilightsmile.png

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Yes a big thank you, this makes it so much better

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Hey, are the textures from the first mod (with bether readable labels) also reduced? Cause the reduced mod want to replace some.
I didn't notice any reduced textures with the clean cockpit mod. Even the Rio seat is much more readable now. The other mods will have the reduced textures if that is what you are looking for.

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It seems like some have made so it pass IC check? How did you do that?

 

HB did it - and they will be making a 'Customised Cockpit' special menu option available also.

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So maybe im to stupid to install? I put the Mods folder for interior and clean cockpit into the saved games folder and the exterior mod into the game folder.

 

But when i start i see no difference. :(

I recommend using ovgme to install and enable/disable mods. If you don't want to, the zip file is extracted with the same path structure as where you need to place the mod files.

 

https://wiki.hoggitworld.com/view/OVGME

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+1 for OvGME

 

Super simple to use, and good for quickly removing mods, updating DCS then enabling again. Easy to add your own mods also by creating the correct file structure and dropping into the OvGME mods folder.

Saves a lot of hassle.

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Thanks for your answer. Sadly it did not helped.
You have to place the mods in the same directory of your dcs installation. Not in save game location, as far as I know if you are not going to use a mod manager.

 

When you extract the clean cockpit mod for example you have the folders like this:

 

Mods/aircraft/F-14/Cockpit/Textures

 

You have to go to where you installed dcs and you will see the same folder structure

C:/Program Files/DCS/Mods/....

 

You place the files there for the aircraft you are using. But you will lose the mod when dcs does an update.

 

The mod manager is easier and you won't lose the mod each time dcs does an update because you can enable/disable the mods.

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