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CAW Mod Archive - 6/24/2007 7:21:08 AM   
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Link

Currently, only the P-61 is available.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/24/2007 7:25:06 AM   
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Ha! Awesome...I think you've created the first fan site! Thanks for doing this.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/24/2007 7:39:02 AM   
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Updated it so that suggested stats are shown.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/24/2007 7:42:04 AM   
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This is very cool.

Thank you so much.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/24/2007 8:29:53 AM   
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FH Phantom now up

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/24/2007 2:18:21 PM   
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Ryan,
Those look outstanding! How do you get the images smoothed out? I'm working on an F9c
and it's as jaggy as all get out but the image size seems too small to smooth much.
Also, when I extract a graphic from the editor or download one of yours the background
always comes out the wrong color, sometimes white and the 'glow' image is lost and
sometimes black and the 'shadows' are gone. I've tried poth PSP8 and MS Paint (which
does get the purple color right...)

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/24/2007 6:11:42 PM   
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very cool gents, now how do you add these planes to a scenario?

edit-figured it out

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 12:46:14 AM   
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Those look outstanding! How do you get the images smoothed out? I'm working on an F9c
and it's as jaggy as all get out but the image size seems too small to smooth much.


It's kind of complicated, but since you mentioned Paint Shop Pro 8; (I have that), I assume you know how to resize images down using "Resample using Smart Size"; and have looked vaguely at "layers".

Here's how you do it. First, you load up this image in PSP8.




Don't worry about the P-39s; they're there on the background as a "guide" to help place your new aircraft profiles correctly like the originals.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 12:52:30 AM   
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Then you hit Layer Menu:
New Raster Layer

and proceed to place your resized images on that layer. When you're all done with your graphics, like adding shadows, etc etc etc,

select the background layer and delete it.

Your picture should look like this




File Menu

Save As

Select .png format

Options

Run Optimizer

Color Tab: Select 16.7 million colors
Transparency Tab: Select Alpha Channel Transparency and Existing Image or Layer Transparency
Format Tab: Non INterlaced

OK

then type in your file name like F9C.png.

BTW, you'll see that I included the PNG files in all of my mod downloads, because extracting from a SRF has problems at the moment.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 4:21:27 AM   
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B-29 Superfort is up

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 3:28:11 PM   
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USS Block Island and P-26A Peashooter now up

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 4:23:37 PM   
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You psychotic WWII:1946 wannabes have just got served:




The first really all new ship for CAW (new top down view and all that; my previous Block Island used a recycled stock CAW Casablanca top down view); with complete stats!

See, a year or two ago, I used a linedrawing of Midway from Norman Friedman's US Carriers to do a really nice shaded drawing for an alternate history, where there was no Washington Naval Treaty, and the Midways became sort of like the Essexes of that timeline, and I simply just reused that linedrawing to show Midway as she would have appeared in the Pacific in an extended WWII.

In the interests of playability and not clashing with existing carrier flight decks in the top down view, I decided to keep the flight deck as bare wood, instead of having it stained with MS-2 (as was done historically).

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 5:45:59 PM   
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and if you're EVEN more psychotic, and want to fly B-25 sized bombers from the flight deck of a carrier....regularly....






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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 6:39:32 PM   
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I may have misunderstood your comments about the Midway, but didn't that class of ships have armoured flight decks?

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 6:41:42 PM   
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Ahh, the United States, "the only aircraft carrier that the Air Force ever sank."

The project was scrapped after WW2 to provide more money for strategic bombers.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/25/2007 6:43:32 PM   
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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/26/2007 12:32:56 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Prince of Eckmühl

I may have misunderstood your comments about the Midway, but didn't that class of ships have armoured flight decks?

PoE (aka ivanmoe)


Yes, they did; but they had wood over the armor deck, like how battleships had teak decks; mainly to keep heat down in the tropics.


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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/26/2007 5:52:37 AM   
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F5U Flapjack up

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/28/2007 9:09:17 AM   
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Boeing F8B-1 is now available...

FYI:

After nearly a decade of absence from the Navy register, the name Boeing reappeared when a contract was awarded for their mammoth XF8B-1. The proportions of this machine had been dictated by the Navy's need for a far-ranging carrier fighter capable of delivering a bomb load directly to the Japanese home islands. The requirements indicated that something more than just a fighter would be needed to fit this bill, so provision was made to include a bomber-type internal weapons bay. Two 1,600 pound bombs could be loaded into this compartment, and two more could be carried beneath the wings for a total of 6,400 pounds. Alternately, a pair of 2,000 pound torpedoes could be loaded on the wing racks. Six gun ports in the wings revealed the location of the .50 cal. machine guns on the prototype; but production fighters could use a sextet of 20 mm cannons as alternate armament.

The contract for three prototype XF8B-1's was handed to Boeing on May 4, 1943, but commitments for B-29 Superfortress bombers held development of the fighter to a slow pace. The power source selected was the Pratt & Whitney XR-4360-10 Wasp Major, the world's most powerful piston engine with over 3,000 hp. This engine was connected to a six-bladed contra-rotating Aeroproducts propeller with a thirteen-and-a-half foot diameter. The landing gear rotated and folded flat against the bottom of the wing.

November 27, 1944, was the day the big Boeing fighter first tested the atmosphere; and the XF8B-1 demonstrated a maximum speed of 432 mph at 26,900 feet. With a cruising speed of 162 mph, the bomber-fighter could deliver its load to a target 1,305 miles away in about eight hours. Fortunately, the end of the war precluded the need to consider a mission of such duration for the pilot of a single-seat airplane.


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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/29/2007 6:11:11 PM   
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Any chance you could do a Bearcat, and P38? 

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/29/2007 6:34:44 PM   
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Sure... I create a P-38 for you.

here my other Projects for my Atlantic Scenario.


german Carrier torpedobomber Fi-167



german Carrier Fighter Me 109 T





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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/29/2007 8:02:07 PM   
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That would be awesome . Danke!  Looking forward to incorporating these German planes into a scenario too. They look great!

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/29/2007 9:30:36 PM   
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Thanks... 82nd

Here are the next projectes.

German Carrier Divebomber Junkers Ju-87 C



German Carrier "Graf Zeppelin" it´s never build to end, but here can he fight.


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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/30/2007 3:01:51 AM   
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These are some really great mods going on here - well done guys.  You should approach AlexS from SSG and ask him to set up some webspace on the SSG/Run5 website for them to be hosted.  Well done!

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/30/2007 4:33:37 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rob Gjessing

These are some really great mods going on here - well done guys. You should approach AlexS from SSG and ask him to set up some webspace on the SSG/Run5 website for them to be hosted. Well done!


I've offered the space twice. No response?

Agree, these are really well done.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 6/30/2007 8:30:15 AM   
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Arhh well.. you can only do what you can do mate.

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 7/3/2007 8:21:25 PM   
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TBY Sea Wolf now available (would have replaced Avenger if war had gone on longer, only 180 were made or so before termination of WWII)

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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 7/3/2007 9:10:01 PM   
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German Fast-Bomber Junkers Ju-88


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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 7/3/2007 9:39:10 PM   
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Heinkel He 115

Torpedo/Reconnaissance/Mine Layer Seaplane of the German Luftwaffe



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RE: CAW Mod Archive - 7/3/2007 11:16:06 PM   
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Grauer Wolf:

Wonderful artwork! Is there a link or a website to access these? As Ryan has done with his outstanding work.

Thanks in advance.

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