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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 10/3/2020 1:42:53 PM   
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Updated image and description packs are now available on the WS downloads page!

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"Descriptions" -This contains the entire description set for the CWDB and DB3000 databases updated to 01 October 2020. It is broken up into the CWDB folder (4.36 MB, 910 files) and the DB3000 folder (15 MB, 3210 files). Although only 70 additional description files have been added, several earlier description files have been corrected and/or had additional information added or otherwise revised.

"Images"-This contains the entire primary images set for the CWDB and DB3K database updated to 01 October 2020. It contains a CWDB folder of primary images (1.13 Gb, 5,783 files, an increase of 462 images) a DB3000 folder of primary images (2.19 GB, 11,266 files, an increase of 77 images). In addition, there have been numerous images that have been either corrected, or tags added. All told, over 1500 image files were added, modified, or replaced. I have not included any secondary images in this update.


The images can also be downloaded on-demand from within CMO (no manual action needed). If you wish to re-download images that you have already got (e.g. to update), delete all files in these folders:
[CMO]\DB\Images\DB3000
[CMO]\DB\Images\CWDB

The updated description files will be included in the next update release.

Big props for this new release to CV60 (overall coordinator), kgambit and Boogabooga.


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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 10/3/2020 2:35:08 PM   
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nice, thx

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 10/3/2020 2:39:59 PM   
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Cool, thx.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 10/4/2020 5:06:27 PM   
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I am building a scenario with Israel's new Saar 6 corvettes. Put together an image and description. Free to anyone them wants them. The description has sources for both image and description.

btw, the files are already aligned to the naming convention for DB3K. Just drop them into the "Image" and "Description" folders.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 10/5/2020 1:47:39 AM   
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I am building a scenario with Israel's new Saar 6 corvettes. Put together an image and description. Free to anyone them wants them. The description has sources for both image and description.

btw, the files are already aligned to the naming convention for DB3K. Just drop them into the "Image" and "Description" folders.

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I am building a scenario with Israel's new Saar 6 corvettes. Put together an image and description. Free to anyone them wants them. The description has sources for both image and description.

btw, the files are already aligned to the naming convention for DB3K. Just drop them into the "Image" and "Description" folders.


Thanks-We'll use those in the next DB release.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/3/2020 11:43:10 PM   
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Looks like Weapon #719 - ASMP-A [300kT Nuclear] has the MIM-23 Hawk description. It has the correct picture, just a mismatched description.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/4/2020 12:35:06 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Battelman2

Looks like Weapon #719 - ASMP-A [300kT Nuclear] has the MIM-23 Hawk description. It has the correct picture, just a mismatched description.


Quick question...did you delete all the images from the folder before putting in the new ones? IIRC there are some legacy images of the Hawk that were at one time some kind of default. If you don't delete the older images before copying new ones in, you can sometimes have a few of those legacy images in the folder.

Might not be the issue for this exact one, but I have seen this before.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/4/2020 7:27:37 AM   
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I didn't copy any images myself. These were the images and descriptions auto-downloaded by the game.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/4/2020 8:53:43 AM   
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I suspect its the same issue though. Something left over from that default.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/4/2020 9:18:17 AM   
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I suspect its the same issue though. Something left over from that default.


Maybe, but then I figure it's an issue with the game not updating that properly. If that's the case then I suppose a thread in Tech Support may be more appropriate.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/10/2020 5:01:20 PM   
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How can one help with the image database? there are a few lacking in the Brazilian DB and i have found public available ones.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/10/2020 6:54:00 PM   
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Lucas, you can send them to me via a pm in zip file format. Or if the file is too big, let me know and I'll send you an email address.

I have several new CWDB images for Brazil that are finished and waiting for the December/January update but I'll happily take a look at anything you have.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/12/2020 6:53:41 PM   
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I will send you a PM. Thanks!

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 11/12/2020 7:00:04 PM   
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I will send you through a PM. Thanks!

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 12/2/2020 10:20:56 PM   
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Thanks for providing the image packs. The auto downloader is still not functioning correctly, at least for me, despite several times trying the delete and re-download method. After manually putting the images in I noticed tons of units now have images that never had them before, as well as finally corrected ones like submarine_46.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 3:02:24 PM   
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LMAO... are you kidding me? Even now, after 5+ years, the descriptions pack from warfaresims(dot)com/?page_id=1876 STILL contains erroneous duplicate entries for over a HUNDRED objects (just grep for "HAWK"). I'm grateful for the efforts of the community and all but don't go saying the problem has been fixed when it clearly hasn't.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 3:17:01 PM   
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quote:

LMAO... are you kidding me? Even now, after 5+ years, the descriptions pack from warfaresims(dot)com/?page_id=1876 STILL contains erroneous duplicate entries for over a HUNDRED objects (just grep for "HAWK"). I'm grateful for the efforts of the community and all but don't go saying the problem has been fixed when it clearly hasn't.


Thank you for your generous offer to volunteer to help.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 3:21:24 PM   
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Thank you for your passive aggression, CV60. Have you resolved your automation experiment yet?

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 3:22:11 PM   
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LMAO... are you kidding me? Even now, after 5+ years, the descriptions pack from warfaresims(dot)com/?page_id=1876 STILL contains erroneous duplicate entries for over a HUNDRED objects (just grep for "HAWK"). I'm grateful for the efforts of the community and all but don't go saying the problem has been fixed when it clearly hasn't.


Again, creating an account and this is a first post doesn't garner a lot of credibility. 20,000 images and descriptions, you're going to find mistakes and duplicates.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 3:54:02 PM   
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doesn't garner a lot of credibility


So are you calling me a liar, or are you saying I should spend more time sucking up to forum veterans before I'm allowed to speak up?

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 4:32:56 PM   
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"LMAO... are you kidding me?"

How about not using your first post to denigrate a volunteer effort to contribute. How's that for making a first impression. First impressions can mean a lot and a first line in your first post is helping your argument.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 5:18:02 PM   
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Thank you for your passive aggression, CV60. Have you resolved your automation experiment yet?


You confuse sarcasm with passive aggression. I was giving your post the sarcastic response it deserved. However, for the benefit of new members of this forum, let me describe the images and description project:

The "Accurate Image and Database" project is a community run effort by volunteers. We are not associated with Wargame Sims. This project attempts to provide technically and historically accurate images of the weapons and platforms represented in the game. Where possible, the image used represents the exact type of platform and from the appropriate date and nationality. However, it does so at the expense of using higher quality but less historically accurate images, at least as the primary image for the system. Currently we have have 8,771 images and 910 descriptions in the CWDB and 14,355 images and 3276 description files in the DB3000 database. This work is being done primarily by two persons, with valuable assistance from other members in the community. We have been engaged in this endeavor since 2013, and publish occasional updates 3-4 times a year.

If you are interested in helping us improve the description files or images, please PM me, and we will gratefully accept any assistance offered. If you note specific errors, please let us know by PM. Include the unit/country and unit number (ie, Ship_1234"). If you simply enjoy our efforts, then we always will accept "Thank you" or other compliments. If you really enjoy our work, then buy a DLC from Warfare Sims, support another struggling indie game developer, or make a small donation to charity of your choice and let us know you did that.

Finally, we are very close to releasing an update. It should be out in the next few days. And a Happy New Year to the members of the CMO Community and especially the Warfare Sims team.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 5:27:19 PM   
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"If you simply enjoy our efforts, then we always will accept "Thank you" or other compliments. If you really enjoy our work, then buy a DLC from Warfare Sims, support another struggling indie game developer, or make a small donation to charity of your choice and let us know you did that."

Or you can make your very first post on the forums a denigrating and condescending punch at the people building the project for free. (Note that this is sarcasm...since people are struggling with it.)

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 5:37:49 PM   
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ORIGINAL: kinsley51

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doesn't garner a lot of credibility


So are you calling me a liar, or are you saying I should spend more time sucking up to forum veterans before I'm allowed to speak up?


Dude just be nice. Its a volunteer effort and has nothing to do with what you pay for.

I build my own because it is fun to me but I am under no illusion has much work it is.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 7:23:13 PM   
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Thx to all work done by volunteers to add to this great game.
with regards GJ

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 9:46:36 PM   
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Hay guys, just had a thought.

The photo's for the weapons DB entries are nice but perhaps it would be more helpful, particularly to new players, if we had weapons effects for some entries. It is a bit more difficult as we don't always know what did the damage so may not be possible or nearly as accurate.

Just saw this image and this photo says a lot about penetrators'.

Anyway, for your consideration...








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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/1/2021 10:24:13 PM   
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quote:

Hay guys, just had a thought.

The photo's for the weapons DB entries are nice but perhaps it would be more helpful, particularly to new players, if we had weapons effects for some entries. It is a bit more difficult as we don't always know what did the damage so may not be possible or nearly as accurate.

Just saw this image and this photo says a lot about penetrators'.

Anyway, for your consideration...


Nice photo! For awhile, I had tried doing something like that with the alternative photos, ie, putting a damage photo as "Weapon_1234_t1" The problem, as you note, was finding actual identifiable photos that you could tie to the damage done by a specific weapon. Still it is worth considering. Alternatively, possibly a .gif associated with a database entry where you could see a small video of how the weapon works?

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/2/2021 11:10:55 AM   
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Doing something for free does not exempt you from criticism. "Be grateful for what you have" only exposes the lackadaisical attitude to your "work" (which mostly consists of copying snippets from wikipedia anyway)

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/2/2021 11:20:56 AM   
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Doing a massive project for free doesn't exempt you from constructive criticism. But a person with a little common courtesy for someone who is providing a free service they are taking advantage of should be able to show a little control and self-restraint on how they provide that constructive criticism. Otherwise, join in or do it yourself.

If its as easy as just copying snippets from wikipedia, why are you not stepping in and showing them? Obviously, they could use your talents because they appear to be doing it all wrong.

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RE: Updated DB image packs are available! - 1/2/2021 11:38:04 AM   
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People work for free to get kudos and acclaim from a community (if this weren't true they wouldn't be publishing their work). If I am a part of the community, then by withholding my praise I am contributing to the improvement of the work.

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