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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #108 on: December 11, 2011, 08:28:58 PM »

I have been unable to downloand anything from megaupload to work for several months. I would really like to try out your angle deck carrier. Can you set up another download at gamefront or filefront?

Cheers,

Riptide

Some uploaders are interact badly by FireFox (or some addons), I heard.

I try to download from megaupload by Google Chrome, no problem, all times success.

You can try other browsers temporary to download, like MS Internet Explorer.
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #109 on: December 12, 2011, 04:02:40 AM »

I d/led with firefox, it also showed as index, but just clicking open with 7zip it worked and i could extract it.

And the mod works fine ! Thx a lot DIving_hawk and western !
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #110 on: December 12, 2011, 03:18:34 PM »

Ok tomorrow I have an unexpected day-off

So will probably work on resolving the small issues left in Essex
and will probably use one lightly modified Eddie's skin because I think his deck textures are more realistic and way better than mine

Eddie plz send me one of your textures. They were so nice for this ship I'll just put random numbers so it stays generic.

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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #111 on: December 12, 2011, 08:19:16 PM »

About holes, these are no holes!
These are some parts who have normals from one side but not from the other so if you look them from bellow you will see the sky!
Again I need to make it double side and I don't have the time.

3D modelers usually need to use double side polygon material.
IL-2 1946 Daidalos's default ships look like using double side material, and some *.mat text files are written like implemented double side material.
But... MODDers can't use double side material in IL-2 1946.
I have the same problem in 2 months ago, and told SAS members "How to do I use double side material?".
Everyone answered to me "We can't use double side material in IL-2 1946. Only way is... copy polygons or object and revert it".
I solved it by copying polygons need double side and reverting them, attaching again.
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #112 on: December 13, 2011, 02:09:15 AM »

Catapult and spawn area WIP


FJ-4 or F9F2 can park 33 on deck.
AI uses left Catapult to take-off, OK.

Now, the distance between Catapult starting point and parking area is 40m.
To avoid jet exaust heat for parking/waiting airplanes.
How was the historical meters anyone knows? When more close in historical, I will make short it.
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #113 on: December 13, 2011, 02:20:00 AM »

Sorry Diving Hawk/guys, took the skins out last night to make a few improvements, was not happy with the crash net and few others little things.

Will upload them again by lunchtime today, got a few domestic things to do first. 
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #114 on: December 13, 2011, 03:54:20 AM »

Here is Version 2 of my Essex Class SCB125 Skinpack.  Slight improvements to the crash barriers and other minor tweaks plus a new deck for Kearsarge.

The decks are as accurate as I could find pictures for, with 2 versions of Oriskany and Shangri La, early and late.  In the case of Oriskany I'm not sure which was earliest, so I guessed.

Within the V2.zip file is a file for each ship containing my working .bmp file or anyone who might want to use it and 5 x .tga files.
deck512.tga is set at 1024 resolution to give the best quality deck close up and the rest are set at 512 resolution, that seems to work fine for me. I have not changed any .tga file names so simply replace like with like.





Ooops, spot the typo ...





http://www.mediafire.com/?rs0yvpx11g92x81
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #115 on: December 13, 2011, 04:04:29 AM »

Here is Version 2 of my Essex Class SCB125 Skinpack.  Slight improvements to the crash barriers and other minor tweaks plus a new deck for Kearsarge.

The decks are as accurate as I could find pictures for, with 2 versions of Oriskany and Shangri La, early and late.  In the case of Oriskany I'm not sure which was earliest, so I guessed.

WoW! Nice skins. I get the zip.
When you finish SCB-125 skin making all and tell me "QUIT", I will prepare new original SLOTs for these skins.
And about Shangri La and Oriskany, can you specify the years of the each paint?
When years are specified, I write SLOTs names thier years like "USS Shangri La CV-38 /1962".
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #116 on: December 13, 2011, 05:10:10 AM »

Western

Do just the 6 slots for now, I have no more time to do any more the moment but I will probably do Bennington and Hancock later when I find some pictures of them to work from, so you could add them and leave the generic deck scheme in them for now.

None of the pictures I worked from are dated so I have had to guess a bit here:

Hornet -      1969 - she still has this scheme today but very faded now of course
Kearsarge -  1965
Shangri La - Early - 1955
                 Late -  1970,  but not sure at all on this one
Oriskany -   I have those the wrong way around, the one with the dark forward lift is about 1965 and                                           the one with the extended deck lines was about 1970. 

The general paint schemes followed some sort of logical pattern as the years progressed but it hard to decide which ones were used when without dated information.

Hope that helps.
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #117 on: December 13, 2011, 07:10:02 AM »

!!!! Dark Blue World 1.6 ONLY !!!!

=== Catapult/Arresring wire MOD and Diving_Hawk's Essex CV tweak (Temporary v3) ===

Catapult MOD is originated by Fireball, Pablo and fokker tweaked to fit The Jet Era.
I make Catapult MOD enable on Diving_Hawk's Essex CV after SCB-125.

This MOD depends on DBW1.6 and Diving_Hawk's Essex CV MOD.
On other MOD environment or without Diving_Hawk's Essex CV MOD, doesn't work.

http://www.mediafire.com/?d90qjjtjqg2qza4

- Catapult power increasing at each year
MOD default parameters are changed by mission's year:
At     -1945 CatapultPower=10 , CatapultPowerJets:ignored and use CatapultPower
At 1946-1950 CatapultPower=13 , CatapultPowerJets=19
At 1951-1954 CatapultPower=16 , CatapultPowerJets=22
At 1955-1971 CatapultPower=19 , CatapultPowerJets=25
At 1971-     CatapultPower=19 , CatapultPowerJets=30

You can chenge CatapultPower and CatapultPowerJets parameters in conf.ini [Mods] section.
Parameters you write are used at missions 1955-1971.
Before 1955, Powers are automatically decreased each -3,
and CatapultPowerJets is ignored before 1946.

For UP3.0RC4 version... I will try... but need more time.

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TO Diving_Hawk:
I find a new bug of Essex.
Airplanes shadows aren't drawn on flight deck.
Carriers show us airplanes' shadows black on flight deck.
It's ShdwRcv0.msh , ShdwRcv1.msh , ShdwRcv2.msh, ShdwRcv3.msh... numbering you need, if only 1 need ShdwRcv0.msh.
You have to make a polygon ShdwRcv0 a few upper from flight deck about 0.01m.
And copy ShdwRcv0 as "Sh" and set more upper just 0.1m.
ShdwRcv0 needs to use "_default_.mat" contained Daidalos's Carrier folder (or gio's or Flakitin's , too).
This ShdwRcv0 has "Hidden" attribute in Hier.him.
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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #118 on: December 13, 2011, 07:42:07 AM »

Ok you caught me without this knoweledge.

I thought shadow reciever was only a mesh containing ship shadows.
Apparently not must it be the deck's shape or some other shape?

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Re: USS Essex Early Angled Deck mod(Need help)
« Reply #119 on: December 13, 2011, 07:57:52 AM »

No need to just same to flight deck shape.
But too much different, players find airplanes' shadow on air or not drawn on deck.
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