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Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/5/2020 7:34:08 PM   
Kull


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Last September I started a thread about the lack of camouflaged Japanese shipsides in AE, and mused about the various examples, none of which were in-game. Eventually that morphed into a project which resulted in 233 new Japanese shipsides, which were then copied into a foldered system which deploys them by month across every year of the entire Pacific campaign.

The details of which ships were modified and how and why and for which periods of the war, is covered in excruciating detail in the "development thread", so I won't reiterate any of that here. Rather, this thread is for YOU, the players. Here's how to download the new files, create a backup of your old shipsides (always a good idea), and then install the new artwork:

1) Download: For those who are not familiar with Dropbox, the link below will take you to a folder named "ART", and you want to download THAT folder, not all the individual folders which appear on the screen. Accordingly, please click the "Download" button in the top right of the screen (see the red arrow on the attachment). It doesn't really matter where you save this, so long as you remember the location.

Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x4mcbeekrjsqtf5/AAD-JMCQqyyjZGKyjRaR2XZKa?dl=0

2) Back-ups: The next step - highly recommended - is to create a copy of the following two folders in your existing game folder, as they will be overwritten by the new art files:
- War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\ART\JapShip_Back
- War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition\ART\JapShipShills_transp

3) Installation: This is simple. Copy (or move) the downloaded "ART" folder directly into your WitP-AE game directory. In a default game installation, that would be the folder called "War in the Pacific Admiral's Edition". Do NOT drop the folder into your game's "ART" folder, or it will just create a non-working subdirectory. You have done it correctly if you get a message or warning about overwriting files. When you do, choose "yes for all".

4) Applicability: The new files will work seamlessly with all of the Andy Mac scenarios (as-delivered along with all those which are new or modified) and all DaBabes scenarios too. I haven't looked at compatibility with any player-created scenarios, but so long as they haven't altered any of the existing ships classes and associated bmp files, it should work. Best to check with the scenario authors, however.

5) That's it! Start a new scenario or open an existing campaign, and all the new shipsides will automatically appear, although WHEN they show up is entirely date-based (so obviously you won't see all of them at the same time).

I tested this pretty thoroughly and everything is working fine, so hopefully you won't experience any difficulties. If so, then please post any issues in this thread. Also, if you have any comments - good or bad - or any neat screenshots, please post them here. Enjoy!




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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/5/2020 7:36:04 PM   
Kull


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Hold this for future updates, revisions, and comments

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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/7/2020 8:58:00 AM   
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Thank you.

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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/7/2020 5:35:26 PM   
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thank you, its amazing

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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/9/2020 4:29:34 AM   
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Kull---Do you have a written list of the classes that you've done?

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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/9/2020 2:34:11 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: John 3rd

Kull---Do you have a written list of the classes that you've done?


Yes, there's 135 of them (see snapshot below)

Dropbox link to the Excel workbook: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iej0o2k8zwsdhjz/AAAnmMJFfs0Aep1zIRJlDoosa?dl=0




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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/10/2020 3:04:51 PM   
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Thank you very much for your hard work, this is absolutely awesome!

Do you plan to have a go at the warships as well?

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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/13/2020 1:57:23 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Akos Gergely

Thank you very much for your hard work, this is absolutely awesome!

Do you plan to have a go at the warships as well?


At some point, perhaps. In the meantime players should make use of Big B's revised Carriers, Cruisers, and Destroyers (the latter are the work of Sulu Sea) which feature a more accurate early war bluish-grey tint (along with other improvements).

In that vein, however, there is a small "easter egg" courtesy of Big B in my Camo Download. His "carrier green" version of Shokaku/Zuikaku is part of the foldered system and will appear in 1944.

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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/13/2020 2:33:48 PM   
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Thanks for the effort you put in for the upgraded art.
They are very nice...

It's too bad I only get to see them for one Allied Combat Phase.







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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/13/2020 4:55:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Kull

quote:

ORIGINAL: Akos Gergely

Thank you very much for your hard work, this is absolutely awesome!

Do you plan to have a go at the warships as well?


At some point, perhaps. In the meantime players should make use of Big B's revised Carriers, Cruisers, and Destroyers (the latter are the work of Sulu Sea) which feature a more accurate early war bluish-grey tint (along with other improvements).

In that vein, however, there is a small "easter egg" courtesy of Big B in my Camo Download. His "carrier green" version of Shokaku/Zuikaku is part of the foldered system and will appear in 1944.


Miss Sulu Sea and his magnificent artwork. He did a ton of stuff for my Mods. Has anyone heard from him recently?


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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/19/2020 11:02:41 AM   
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Kull,

Thanks for this. I've been through almost all of them.

Very nice and they add a lot to my game.


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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 4/22/2020 6:14:11 AM   
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Thank you! Very nice addition!

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RE: Japanese Ships – Art Mod Download - 5/21/2020 9:09:28 PM   
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Really appreciate your work on this mod. I thought your were going to publish a book on the subject as I looked forwards to reading thro your posts on the subject.

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