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sakivano

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Re: IL-2 Great Battles Skin Pack Version 2
« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2018, 03:38:42 AM »

Hello everyone. Yesterday I purchased IL2 Battle of Stalingrad/Moscow/Kuban and got amazed at que quality of the sim and graphics. Awesome. The problem is, I've just downloaded this pack of skins and I've unzipped them in "c:\Program files (86)\1C Game Studios\IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles\data\graphics\skins". All the skins are now there, but when I launch the sim, I only see the original skins... Can anybody help me? I guess something is missing... In the official forum they say that once in game, I have to chose Custom instead of official, but there is no skin there to choose :(
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Re: IL-2 Great Battles Skin Pack Version 2
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2018, 06:08:57 AM »

All right, I can make them work provided that the skin folder is in the game folder. If I follow the advice by SAS~Storebror (place the skin folder in another hard disk and drop it in the game folder as symbolic link) nothing appears.
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Re: IL-2 Great Battles Skin Pack Version 2
« Reply #26 on: December 27, 2018, 09:11:04 AM »

I guess you've mixed up symbolic links and shortcuts.

Shortcuts - the things you can create with Windows per default, just by dragging something with right mouse button and selecting "create shortcut here" on drop - won't work.
IL-2 doesn't see them and almost any other game won't see the contents behind such shortcuts either.

Symbolic Links are completely different.
They work on file system level and the game - IL-2 in this case - doesn't even know that the folder it's trying to access isn't a real folder but a symbolic link to another location.
Windows doesn't support the creation of Symbolic Links without special command line commands and/or specific tools.
The easiest free tool I've seen so far for symbolic link creation (and hard link creation for a similar effect) on Windows is Link Shell Extension.

Symbolic Links definitely work with the custom skins folder.
I'm using it myself that way.

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Re: IL-2 Great Battles Skin Pack Version 2
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2018, 10:03:54 AM »

Oh, you are right, what I did was to create a shorcut. I`ll try the other way  :-|
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Re: IL-2 Great Battles Skin Pack Version 2
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2018, 10:53:14 AM »

Oh, it works perfectly as you said. Thanks so much!
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Re: IL-2 Great Battles Skin Pack Version 2
« Reply #29 on: December 27, 2018, 11:36:10 AM »

You're welcome ;)

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