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I've almost completed another Canadian camo skin. This one is based on the CH-146 Griffon helicopters being used in Afghanistan as escorts for our CH-147D Chinooks. Here is a teaser photo. It will be another Canadian country flyable. Modman 7.1.1.0 compatible. ;)

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Looks pretty sweet, canadian camo scheme is vey familiar to the danish army. Are u gonna upload it soon? Good Job on the dirty version :)

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I'm dumbfounded. :huh: I used your tutorial, which is an excellent tutorial by the way, to make these skins Canada flyable. All I did was enter the Canada country code in the .lma7 file here.

 

country = { YOUR COUNTRY CODE }

 

You can find your country code at this location.

 

C:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\Ka-50\Scripts\Database\db_countries.lua

 

Just open up the .lua file and scroll down to your preferred country and copy the country code from the .lua. Then paste it in your .lma7 file in the correct spot. Thats it, simple as that. I wonder if you were having a problem due to using lower versions of modman. I started my skinning with version 7.1.1.0 and have had no problems. Maybe there is a bug in previous versions. At any rate, due to your tutorial, modman, black shark templates, and Adobe Photoshop Elements 7, skinning is an absolute cinch.

Thanks to Skypat and RCN_Moose. :thumbup:

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And it worked? The issue I've found is that just changing the country code doesn't work (for me at least) because there is no KA-50 for Canada. I can make it work by manually adding the KA-50 to Canada, but using the default db_countries hasn't worked so far.....

I'll have to try it again. Skypat may have made some more changes with the latest edition.

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Just as an example. I just dl'd and tried you first skin. On a clean install with your skin installed and using the latest MODMAN the game won't even start, crashes with an error in the db_countries.lua.

If I try it using a modified db_countries that has the KA-50 added to all countries, it works fine.

I'm actually working on an updated tutorial, but I don't want to put it out before I get this issue worked out.

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Thats wierd. It totally runs fine on my end. Do you have Vik vaughns slovak download installed before you install mine? Maybe you need that mod because it configures that skin to play in canada which opens up a spot in the db_countries.lua for the ka-50. I had it installed before I played my skins.

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I just took a look at Vik Vaghns skin file for Slovakia and found that he has his own db_countries.lua file attached to the skin. This enables the Ka-50 in Canada. But he only enabled it for Canada. So in order for my skin to work you have to have Vik Vaughns skin installed first before mine. We have to rewrite the db_countries.lua file to enable the KA-50 in all of the countries. Then post that as a mod required before installing any skins. That is why if you install Vik Vaughns skin after you already have skins installed it will rewrite the db_countries.lua to only have his skin installed.

We need to make a special skins mod or just ask Skypat to have it already installed with the installation of modman to have all countries KA-50 enabled.

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Here is the almost completed product. I have a clean version for airfields and a dirty version for the FARPS. I will be posting them both to www.Lockonfiles.com when I feel it is ready.

 

***A special note, you MUST install Vik Vaughns Slovakia skin FIRST before installing these skins or they will not work. His skin has already modified the db_countries.lua file in the game to allow for Canada to be KA-50 selectable***

 

Here are some screenshots of the two versions. ;)

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I have the file already done. I'm just waiting for some info from Skypat for the best way to package it with MODMAN. Right now, it installs fine, but as soon as you install a skin it shows up as uninstalled. (its not, its just a glitch that I haven't solved at the moment)

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Hey Moose I got a quick question for you. How do you alter the exhaust nozzles? I can't find the .bmp file that deals with those. I would like to change the colour of them to the brown I'm using in this skin but I can't locate it.

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Short Answer....you don't.

Long Answer....the bmp is located in the WorldTexturesBMP3.bmp. While it is possible to change it, it will change it for ALL KA-50 skins, including the defaults. Really sucks as I would love to change it for specific skins.

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