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BlackHellHound1

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About BlackHellHound1

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    https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/28697-blackhellhound1s-skin-museum-20/

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    WW2, Aviation, WW2 Flight Sims, Fighter tactics, Modern Military tactics, Modern Military technology, Skating, Graphical design (Photoshop, Illustrator).

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  1. It sounds like you may have to adjust your curves. I think they are set too aggressive. Try making them a bit smoother and maybe (if you wish) add a small dead zone at the beginning of your curve. If that does not work, send me some pictures of your settings. Maybe they can tell me some more. BlackHellHound1
  2. I know how the program works and how to troubleshoot it. No idea how to decrypt the code. That is something you will have to figure out yourself or try to find the creator of Opentrack. BlackHellHound1
  3. Hey Zargos, It is a shame to see you go! Although, I completely understand why. I really hope it is only temporary. Hopefully, you can look back with pride. The work you provided was excellent and well deserving of the praise it got. Your work will be missed. BlackHellHound1
  4. That is not what it means. But I understand why you think it doesn't need modification. That last sentence was poorly written. To prevent this confusion again, I have changed the text to be more clear. @Reezo Good to hear that you got it all working. BlackHellHound1
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    BlackHellHound1's Skin Museum 2.0

    DO NOT DELETE THAT FILE! In fact: Don't delete any files! It has nothing to do with what you want to achieve and it won't solve whatever your problem is. It will only mess up and ruin the game. Removing the shine requires a different file and you can't just delete stuff. The amount of stuff you have to do requires in-depth knowledge of how the IL-2 Skins system works, Photoshop (or Gimp) and you clearly don't know enough about skins to do this properly! Even if you do it correctly, I can guarantee that it won't help with your RAM. You are best off just leaving the skins alone and find some other way to reduce your RAM usage. BlackHellHound1
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    BlackHellHound1's Skin Museum 2.0

    Technically yes, but it requires "Mods on" and thus limits you from multiplayer but it takes a lot of work and is completely impractical and honestly, also very unrealistic. I don't think there is a difference in FPS between with and without aircraft reflections. It is hard to tell and I haven't done any tests. However, 4K skins don't consume more FPS over 2K skins. Which I have tested and sometimes even improves your fps. I highly doubt that removing the reflections will improve your FPS. BlackHellHound1
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    BlackHellHound1's Skin Museum 2.0

    Yep
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    BlackHellHound1's Skin Museum 2.0

    Welcome to the IL-2 GB! And no worries mate. Happy to answer some questions. 1. You won't lose any Default skins. The game has a dropdown in the plane customisation where you can choose custom skins. The default skins are there forever. 2. The normal map is one of many elements that make up the "Skin". In truth, a skin is made up of several "Maps". These are the Texture Map (the one that most people (somewhat incorrectly) call a "the skin"), the Normal Map, Specular Map, Damage Map (for when you are damaged). The Normal Map is used to create a fake 3D effect. Which you see on rivets, screws panel edges etc. The 4K skins need these matching 4K Normal Maps. Otherwise, some detail such as panel lines, rivets, etc. don't line up with the rivets, panel lines, etc. on the Texture Map. The complete story is too long to tell here so I hope you understand it well enough. 3. I highly recommend that you turn on 4K textures in the game settings! There are already some (4 IIRC) planes with complete 4K skins in the game. You don't see these high-resolution skins unless you have it turned on! There are more reasons but I am not going into detail now. Turning 4K textures on won't affect your custom skins and It is completely unrelated to your monitors' resolution. Hope this helps. BlackHellHound1
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    4K Bf 109 F-2 Template Download and 4K Skins

    Not the first time this has happened I forgot to change the file format from .PSB (Photoshop Big for files over 2GB) to .PSD. I have already sent a message to Jason with a fix (.psd). You should be able to use the new file as soon as he updates the download link. BlackHellHound1
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    Skin Catalog Dream

    Hey man, (like your name ) This forum section has become a bit of a mess. There are indeed lots of very nice skins buried deep in the dark corners of the skin section. Some good quality stuff is pretty much gone. It would indeed be very nice to see a few more skinners organize their skins as I do in my museum 😜. Or alternatively, someone needs to make a really good website. (Previous attempts were.., Let us just say... unfinished and abandoned.) However, It is up to the skinner to decide how to do it. BlackHellHound1
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    BlackHellHound1's Art Gallery

    Hello there fellow pilots, Here are a few screenshots I took while working on the 4K Bf 109F-2 skins. These are not all skins but some random screenshots that I liked. BlackHellHound1 Gruppenkommandeur Hptm. Hans von Hahn with this wingman Gruppen-TO Detlev Rohwer. Dietrich Hrabak Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Johannes Trautloft Wilhelm Hofmann 12. JG 51 Yellow 5 Unknown pilot.
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    4K Bf 109 F-2 Template Download and 4K Skins

    Hello there fellow pilots, I have 2 more 4K F-2 skins for you guys. An early version of the Johannes "Hannes" Trautloft skin (before it was repainted to the version we have in-game) and a 12.JG 51 Yellow 5 skin. These 2 were originally part of my set to be implemented into the game but the 17 skins are plenty. As usual, they are available with and without Hakenkreuz. You can find the download link in the first post of my museum. I hope you guys enjoy them! BlackHellHound1
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    BlackHellHound1's Skin Museum 2.0

    Hello there fellow pilots, I have 2 more 4K F-2 skins for you guys. An early version of the Johannes "Hannes" Trautloft skin (before it was repainted to the version we have in-game) and a 12.JG 51 Yellow 5 skin. These 2 were originally part of my set to be implemented into the game but the 17 skins are plenty. As usual, they are available with and without Hakenkreuz. You can find the download link in the first post of my museum. I hope you guys enjoy them! BlackHellHound1
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    Global Paint Charts

    Here is my photoshop collection of RLM colours. It contains a lot of colours and shades/fades from different sources and some from the game itself. http://download1652.mediafire.com/8saooikv8v5g/sysux1kjrlxd0u5/Luftwaffe+swatches+BHH+Nov+2018.zip Here is a link to a good site with soviet colours. These are a bit too bright for IL-2 though. They need some fading to look good. http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/colors/color-table.html BlackHellHound1
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    BlackHellHound1's Skin Museum 2.0

    Hello Sevenless, Happy to hear that you like the new skins. Because the Leesmann skin is part of the official skin set, I won't be releasing it or a slight variation of it as a custom skin. As for the Gustav skins. Currently, I am too busy with my studies. I had to scrape together little bits of time to work on the F-2 skins the past few months. And I have exams coming up so even less time. I would love to update my templates for those planes one day and make some skins. However, there is no saying when I have the time to do that (if at all). I know this is not what you want to hear. Sadly, there is nothing I can do for you. I am sure you can find another talented skinner to make them for you. BlackHellHound1
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