Reg -> RE: Early USN Carrier Aircraft Rotating Art Sampler (4/3/2010 5:22:16 AM)
I downloaded and installed your mod. The folders are there. However, upon playing
the scenarios you referenced, I am still seeing the default plane art. Same for the
encycl. Any ideas?
Hmmm. This worked perfectly first up for me but we will see what we can work out.
First of all, MichaelM only just announced this feature recently so what version are you running. I am running the latest Official Patch 3 (1102aDR).
This feature works on the in-game date and I have only added side art for Jun'42 and later (and only for the aircraft in the instructions). Consequently any scenario starting before Jun'42 WILL display the default side art. This includes Coral Sea (May'42) and the various Campaign scenarios (Dec'41) though MichaelM assures us they will change over on the appropriate date.
I have attached a screen shot below with further information on the Guadalcanal scenario (Aug'42) which should be using rotated side art for the F4F-3, F4F-4, SBD-3 and TBD and Vindicator airgroups.
1. Were the files unzipped into your main AE game folder?? (Note my AE game folder may not be named the same as yours but the sub-folders will be...)
2. Were the "AlliedPlanes42" and sub folders extracted directly under the ART folder as shown and are the files present in the correct location as shown??
3. Using the AE Editor you can see the bit map number assigned to each aircraft type. Do the .bmp files and editor bitmap numbers line up??
I have saved the side art as 16 bit images to save a bit of disk space but my game displays them OK so yours should too.
If you have done all of the above, it really becomes an issue for MichaelM.
I hope this has helped.
EDIT: I've just noticed that in the spreadsheet a couple posts above, I have put extensions on all the file names. This is for my INTERNAL USE ONLY so I can tell the different versions apart before setting up the distribution pack.
In game, all files relating to a particular aircraft slot will be named identically and are managed by the folder they are located in. I hope you haven't renamed or moved any files. If so just reinstall the artwork pack.