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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:33 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:24 pm
kondi754 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:43 pm
Thank you very much to you and Erik for paying attention to my "work". Your suggestion Gabe was very kind.
You're welcome. I think that "skinning" became a very nice, and important, feature of the game. Lately, I began to use skins more and more as more and more units began to support them. :)
And I like the "colored" camos much more than just some stripes or dots or such... This thread has a nice variety and I appreciate any new addition to it. 8)
Thanks again

I did more various camouflages in the era of -Krieg DLCs, because the German camouflages were much more varied. Now I try to do simple skins but good quality.

I dream that the Devs will unlock camouflages for planes one day.
I would do something like this then. :mrgreen:

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Re: Different skins

Post by nono hard et heavy » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:55 pm

Hello Kondi.
Your skins are very beautiful, like always. You and Terminator are better than me. For a long time, I don't go back in this toipic and no create skins. I return in Panzer Corps 1 for gaming and searching german and russian order of battle : Fall Blau, Stalingrad, ...
Great job.
Greetings from France.
Bruno

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Re: Different skins

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:15 pm

kondi754 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Overall, I'm a member of this community, so I'd be delighted to throw some packs into the crate :lol:
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kondi754 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:43 pm
I think there must be some 'quality controller' for Community Crate so if he calls me back and says "Listen man, your skins are great, we'd like to have them here" that's ok, I'll immediately put together some skin packs for the most important factions in game (even create some new ones, exclusively :wink: ) and submit it for publication in the game.

But one thing is for sure, I won't be asking for it.
You didn't have to ask for it - I did. I like your (and Mr. T's) skins and I think it would benefit the whole game if they would be way more easily accessible than browsing through a 19-pages long thread...

You can find Shard's answer here:

"Sure, just put together a zip with what you want submitted and I'll line it up".

Probably best to contact him per PM, Kondi.
I'd really like to see your skins in "The Crate" soon. :D


kondi754 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:33 pm
I dream that the Devs will unlock camouflages for planes one day.
I would do something like this then. :mrgreen:
That's more a re-texture job than "skin". And you can do that already, see the SpanishCivilWar mod.

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:29 pm

So thanks for arranging the ticket to the CC :)

I'll probably make a package by Sunday

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:20 am

kondi754 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:56 pm
terminator wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:16 pm
kondi754 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Late Pacific camo for Stuart's family vehicles

I've noticed that Stuart models need the last skin reworked
MY RECOMMENDATION: M2 Light Tank, M3, M3 Satan, M3A1, M5 (vehicle model needs to be fixed :wink: ), M5A1 and M8 75mm HMC

I think this additional skin only for Stuarts is very important in US Pacific or Marine Corps DLCs for historical playthrough, Stuarts ruled in PTO :!: :wink:
It seems that you have changed the maximum (or minimum) zoom values, what are these values?
Yes, I changed to max zoom, made print-screen and cut it in Paint (Win10) so that it was less than 1 Mg but the quality was maintained.
I'm not able to give you values, next time I will write it down and put here.
I would post screenshots showing the camouflages in the game (medium-minimum zoom) but they have terribly large size if you want to keep the original quality.
Maybe Slitherine increases my attachment limit to 3 Mb :wink: 8)

EDIT. Sorry Mr.T :) I misunderstood you, I didn't change the "factory" zoom settings in the game.
I just max zoomed in with the mouse wheel and made a print-screen
All my screenshots are taken with a max zoom but I don’t have 4K (my screen resolution=1920 x 1080). I can’t zoom in as close as you (?)

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:00 am

nono hard et heavy wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:55 pm
Hello Kondi.
Your skins are very beautiful, like always. You and Terminator are better than me. For a long time, I don't go back in this toipic and no create skins. I return in Panzer Corps 1 for gaming and searching german and russian order of battle : Fall Blau, Stalingrad, ...
Great job.
Greetings from France.
Bruno
Thanks Bruno

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:04 am

terminator wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:20 am
kondi754 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:56 pm
terminator wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:16 pm

It seems that you have changed the maximum (or minimum) zoom values, what are these values?
Yes, I changed to max zoom, made print-screen and cut it in Paint (Win10) so that it was less than 1 Mg but the quality was maintained.
I'm not able to give you values, next time I will write it down and put here.
I would post screenshots showing the camouflages in the game (medium-minimum zoom) but they have terribly large size if you want to keep the original quality.
Maybe Slitherine increases my attachment limit to 3 Mb :wink: 8)

EDIT. Sorry Mr.T :) I misunderstood you, I didn't change the "factory" zoom settings in the game.
I just max zoomed in with the mouse wheel and made a print-screen
All my screenshots are taken with a max zoom but I don’t have 4K (my screen resolution=1920 x 1080). I can’t zoom in as close as you (?)
Probably.
I don't have a problem with the quality but with the size of the screenshots, especially when I want to show how the units look in the game at medium or minimum zoom.
When I reduce the size of the photo, the quality drops significantly

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Re: Different skins

Post by GabeKnight » Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:02 pm

kondi754 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Maybe Slitherine increases my attachment limit to 3 Mb :wink: 8)
Oh god, yes, that would surely feel like a miracle... :wink:
and save so much time. Every single screenshot I take is larger than 1024KB. :roll:

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:07 pm

RE: Community Crate

Unfortunately, I will not make it until Sunday, I decided not to use the old camos, but to make completely new ones.

Well, I want to make a pack containing 10 new skins. 8 below I chose myself.

Ariete Div Libya 41-42
British Burma Road 43-45
Chinese Corps in Burma 44-45
Finnish Continuation War 41-44
Italians in Tunisia 43
Japanese in Malaya 41-42
Viking SS-PzDiv in Poland 44
Wacht am Rhein 44-45

Please select the last 2 from the list below :wink:

British Exp Force 40
Grossdeutschland 44
Overlord
Red Army 42-43
Red Army 44-45
Japanese tanks 37-40
Japanese tanks 41-45
Rommel in Normandy
Balaton Offensive 45 (for Waffen SS only)
Yankees in Sicily 43
US Korean War 50-53
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Re: Different skins

Post by GabeKnight » Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:38 am

kondi754 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:07 pm
... I decided not to use the old camos, but to make completely new ones.
[...]
Please select the last 2 from the list below :wink:
Are you seriously asking us right now to choose from skins we've never seen??? :shock: :wink:

Anyhow, I think that the Japs could use more skins definitely.
And the British, but I don't know how many Brit units actually support skins...

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:16 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:38 am
kondi754 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:07 pm
... I decided not to use the old camos, but to make completely new ones.
[...]
Please select the last 2 from the list below :wink:
Are you seriously asking us right now to choose from skins we've never seen??? :shock: :wink:

Anyhow, I think that the Japs could use more skins definitely.
And the British, but I don't know how many Brit units actually support skins...

I'm prepared (textures and historical sources) to create all these skins
Of course, if some faction is not yet prepared for camouflages, it drops off the list.
In my survey, my aim is to indicate which skins are missing for modders and community scenario/campaign creators

BTW, after reflection, I add US Korean War camo to the list :wink: :?:

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:19 pm

I would choose these:
-Red Army 42-43
-Red Army 44-45
For two reasons, the first is that these skins would be immediately usable in the latest DLC and the second is that it seems not very obvious to find examples of camouflage for Russian vehicles.

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:28 pm

terminator wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:19 pm
I would choose these:
-Red Army 42-43
-Red Army 44-45
For two reasons, the first is that these skins would be immediately usable in the latest DLC and the second is that it seems not very obvious to find examples of camouflage for Russian vehicles.
Good point, Mr.T

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:11 pm

Well, I want to make a pack containing 10 new skins. 8 below I chose myself.

Ariete Div Libya 41-42
Finnish Continuation War 41-44
Japanese tanks 37-40
Japanese in Malaya 41-42
Red Army 42-43
Red Army 44-45
Viking SS-PzDiv in Poland 44
Wacht am Rhein 44-45

Please select the last 2 from the list below :wink:

British Exp Force 40
Grossdeutschland 44
Overlord
Japanese tanks 41-45
Rommel in Normandy
Balaton Offensive 45 (for Waffen SS only)
Yankees in Sicily 43
US Korean War 50-53

Burma Road camos removed from list as skins do not work for Britain and China(all) factions
Red army and more Japan added to pack

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Re: Different skins

Post by terminator » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:30 am

Will it be possible to skin the Armoured Train in Blitzkrieg ?

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Re: Different skins

Post by bebro » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:12 am

I see to make it support skins for the next beta.

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:46 pm

Ok, I've made this skin pack. :)

The final list contains 10 unique skins for different factions in OoB:

1. 'Ariete' armored division in Libya 41-42 (Italian)(Sandstorm)
2. Finnish Continuation War 41-44 (Finland)(Winter War)
3. Japanese Malaya camo 41-42 (Japan)(Rising Sun)
4. Japanese tank 37-40 (Japan)(Morning Sun)
5. Red Army 39-41 (USSR)(Red Star)
6. Red Army 42-43 (USSR)(Red Steel)
7. SS-'Viking' PzDiv in Poland summer 44 (Waffen SS)(Endsieg)
8. Wacht Am Rhein 44-45 (Germany)(Endsieg)(Wacht am Rhein)
9. Western Allies winter 44-45 (USA)(US Corps 44-45)(future DLCs)
10. Zimmerit camo 43-44 (Germany)(Panzerkrieg-Kursk scn)(Endsieg)

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Re: Different skins

Post by kondi754 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:33 pm

Cover based on the covers of strategy games from the seventies and eighties

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Re: Different skins

Post by GabeKnight » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:12 pm

Looks good, Kondi! 8)
Are those completely new/reworked skins or the same ones that are in this thread?

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Re: Different skins

Post by Horst » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:24 pm

While playing Red Star, I was surprised how well the skin support is now, even for towed guns. On a winter map, you actually have difficulty to find your own units with a white camo.

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