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dear fellow pilots

 

UPDATE: Please download V.1.2.2 for 4.505 game version

 

 

@[808_BOB]Dafak-man: thanks for the input! fixed for sound changes in Update 4.504

 

Changelog:

- fixes for Update 4.504 sound changes

- added increased tracer size for the new hurricane 40mm ammo

 

Question: anybody knows what tracer color should be for the 40mm ammo? Red? Yellow? Orange? I kept the original reddish color...

 

 

Download:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/3036b9mkj9ouq17/GFX_Multicoloured_Tracers_V1.2.2.zip/file

or attached to this message

 

Best regards

Rieper

 

GFX_Multicoloured Tracers_V1.2.2.zip

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[808_BOB]_Dafak-man

Thank you very much for the update. 

In response to the other message, I can't tell for sure. I only saw that the tracers weren't working in a replay file, flying the 109 F-4. All tracers (3x 20mm and MGs) had the same colour,  white-yellow-ish.

I will try again tonight in an actual flight and see if anything has changed or not.

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Dear @RickVic,

 

Everybody can adapt the mod by his own preference.

It is super easy to do on your own.

 

Kindly take a look at my previous post:

 

CTRL+V:

 

If you like to modify yourself: See the files bullet*.txt / shell*.txt in "Multicoloured Tracers_V1.1\data\luascripts\worldobjects\ballistics\projectiles":

Search for the line
VisualImage=0,"graphics/ammo/ammoRmg.mgm",false // TODO

and replace the "ammoRmg.mgm" with "ammoGmg.mgm" to change tracer color from Red to Green
    

to add / remove smoke: add or remove the "Smk" at the end.

 

  • bullet_eng_11x59: ammoRmgSmk =>   Red MG bullet with Smoke trail  => R MG SMK
  • bullet_eng_7-7x56: ammoRmg => Red MG bullet (no smoke trail)
  • bullet_ger_13x64: ammoPmgSmk => Purple MG bullet (smoke trail) I don't know if it is historic but I like the difference from the white blue
  • bullet_ger_7-92x57: ammoYmg => Yellow MG bullet (no smoke trail)
  • bullet_ita_12-7x81: ammoWmg => White MG Bullet (no smoke trail)
  • bullet_rus_12-7x108: ammoWmg  => White MG Bullet (no smoke trail)
  • bullet_rus_7-62x54 ammoGmg => Green MG Bullet (no smoke trail)
  • bullet_usa_12-7x99: ammoRmg  => Red MG bullet (no smoke trail)
  • bullet_usa_7-62x63:  ammoRmg => Red MG bullet (no smoke trail)
  • shell_eng_20x110: ammoRacSmk => Red AutoCannon with Smoke Trail (R AC SMK)
  • shell_ger_15x96: ammoYmgSmk => Yellow MG bullet with smoke trail
  • shell_ger_20x82: ammobacsmk => Blueish / White AutoCannon with Smoke Trail
  • shell_ger_30x184: ammoYacsmk => Yellow AutoCannon with Smoke Trail
  • shell_ger_37x263: ammoYacsmk => Yellow AutoCannon with Smoke Trail
  • shell_rus_20x99: ammoYacSmk => Yellow AutoCannon with Smoke Trail
  • shell_rus_23x152: ammoRacSmk  => Red AutoCannon with Smoke Trail
  • shell_rus_37x198: ammoRacSmk => Red AutoCannon with Smoke Trail
  • shell_usa_37x145 ammoRac => Red AutoCannon (no Smoke Trail)

 

If you want to do more, use to extract luascripts.scg with unGTP-IL2.exe (guides are all in the forums here) and snoop around a little 😉

 

I hope that helps. Good luck & have fun modding on your own 😄

 

Best regards

Rieper

 

PS: all thanks & praises go to Mitthrawnuruodo for the original Multicolored Traces mod!

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If there is is some interest i would upload the version with smokelines for all guns tomorrow. just for people who are to lazy to do it or maybe have some problems with the mod. full praises for the original creator of the mod and riepers help to make me do it

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Dear @totalize, thank you for your question.

 

Short answer:

=> the default values are used: red tracer (size 4) with smoketrail

 

VisualImage=0,"graphics/ammo/ammoRacSmk.mgm",false
visualradius=4

 

 

Long answer:

There is no file in the mod as nothing was changed.

No changes were made in the 20mm (british) ammo. => the game will then use the original unmodified file contained in the archive luascripts.scg.

 

If you want to do some modifications on your own, extract luascripts.scg with unGTP-IL2.exe (guides are all in the forums here) and snoop around a little in the folder IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\(null)\luascripts\worldobjects\ballistics\projectiles

 

Please note that the  P-38 has a Hispano-Suiza 20mm cannon which uses "english ammo":

 

so look for shell_eng_20x110_ap.txt and shell_eng_20x110_he.txt (there is no shell_usa20x***)

 

Step by step guide (in case you need it):

1. extract luascripts.scg using unGTP-IL2.exe

2. go to the folder: IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\(null)\luascripts\worldobjects\ballistics\projectiles

3. open the files shell_eng_20x110_ap.txt & shell_eng_20x110_he.txt and adapt to your likings (change size, color, smoketrail,)

4. copy the files into the folder "\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\MODS\GFX_Multicoloured Tracers_V1.2.1\data\luascripts\worldobjects\ballistics\projectiles"

5. deactivate and reactivate the mod using JSGME

6. fly around and enjoy your customized tracers 🙂

 

 

I hope I could help.

 

Best regards

Rieper

 

 

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Greetings fellow pilots,

 

Multicolored Tracers V1.2.2 available!

Updated the Multicolored Tracers Mod to be compatible with IL2 GB 4.505

 

changelog:

adapted all machineguns to new shell type  "SHELL_TYPE_MG =8"

 

download here:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/3036b9mkj9ouq17/GFX_Multicoloured_Tracers_V1.2.2.zip/file

GFX_Multicoloured Tracers_V1.2.2.zip

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rieper_420

Greetings fellow pilots,

 

As a thank you to Jason and the complete IL-2 GB developer team for the awesome update 4.506, I took the time to update the Multicolored Tracers mod which was originally created many years ago by the mighty Mitthrawnuruodo (thanks again for letting me continue updating this mod 🙂 )

 

 

Multicolored Tracers V1.2.3 available!

Updated the Multicolored Tracers Mod to be compatible with IL2 GB 4.506

 

Seems like Multicolored Tracers V1.2.2 is not breaking IL2 GB 4.056, but the new HE ammo self destruct feature does not exist in V1.2.2

Also, some ammo speeds and penetration values were tweaked by the developers (thanks!

 

changelog:

 

V1.2.3: 17.02.2021
updated necessary due to IL-2 V4.056 added "explode times" for high caliber HE shells

 

download here:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/mu2b4988j22lamu/Multicoloured+Tracers_V1.2.3.zip/file

 

 

 

Happy flying and don't let those white Flakvierling tracers catch you 😉

 

Multicoloured Tracers_V1.2.3.zip

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[808_BOB]_Dafak-man

Greetings rieper, I was wondering if there's a chance to make the mod compatible with the Weapon Mod that is quite interesting.
 

 

Cheers and thank you for keeping the multicoloured tracers alive. :)

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QB.Rails
3 hours ago, [808_BOB]Dafak-man said:

Greetings rieper, I was wondering if there's a chance to make the mod compatible with the Weapon Mod that is quite interesting.
 

 

Cheers and thank you for keeping the multicoloured tracers alive. :)

I’ll have to dedicate time. But I could make this compatible with the tracer mod. I’ve seen what’s being changed. Would just take a bit of my free time to do 👍

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Dear fellow pilots,

 

due to special request, a special release:

Presenting: Multicolored Tracers and Weapon Mod join forces to become more powerful than you ever imagined!

 

V1.2.3.1 WEAPONS Mod: 14.04.2021 => SPECIAL REQUEST VERSION as requested by Dafak-man
compatibile to 4.506 version

 

Has all the best features of multicolored tracers and QB.Rails Weapons mod united in one easy to use package.

 

 

@[808_BOB]_Dafak-man please find attached here:

Multicoloured Tracers_V1.2.3.1WeaponsMod.zip

 

@QB.Rails: seems like I found some free time faster than you hehe 😉

 

 

 

 

 

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kozmo514

I installed one of the earlier versions of this, then installed the 1.2.3.1 combined mod.  I'm now getting an error message, in game, that others have mentioned. 

 

Since I installed the current version, does it not overwrite the previous?  (No I didn't use jgsme)

 

Any help with this is much appreciated!

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Dear fellow pilots.

 

-------------------------------------------

Updated Multicolored Tracers to V.1.2.4:

Compatible to IL-2 Great Battles V4.061

 

some changes were necessary in almost all files due to changed hit effects and other updated parameters.

 

Download here: (you can also find the file attached to this post if logged into forum)

https://www.mediafire.com/file/8b63ahhpijggkcq/Multicoloured_Tracers_V1.2.4.zip/file

 

 

Happy flying.

Best regards

Rieper

 

Multicoloured Tracers_V1.2.4.zip

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rieper_420

Dear fellow pilots.

Due to popular request, please find here the updated version of Mulitcolored Tracers

 

Update:

Multicolored Tracers mod V1.2.5 for compatibility for V4.604

 

Big thanks to the devs for the awesome update and the new tracer features!

Since now IL-2 natively supports different tracers sizes, some adaptions were necessary.

 

My mod was to change tracer color and tracers size by modifying

VisualImage=0,"graphics/ammo/ammoRmgSmk.mgm",false
visualradius=4

 

Now we have this new cool functionality (visualradius now stays 4 and the we have the new "SizeArgVal")

 

SizeArg=10
SizeArgVal=0.36
LenghtArg=20
LenghtArgMinValSpeed=400 // м/с, скорость при которой арг=0.0
LenghtArgMaxValSpeed=800 // м/с, скорость при которой арг=1.0

 

SizeArgVal and LegthArg allow you to play around with thickness and lenght.

 

Download here:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/aqbpuamk92otdu2/Multicoloured_Tracers_V1.2.5.zip/file

(please delete completely any previous versions of the mod before installing V1.2.5)

 

 

 

Watch your six (there might be multicolored tracers flying your way!)

Rieper

Multicoloured Tracers_V1.2.5.zip

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Stonehouse

Is there any chance of a thinner wobbly version of the textures please?

 

I'd do it myself if I knew how but unfortunately I don't. If you can't no problem. Thank you for the very quick fix of multi-coloured tracers

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@Stonehouse:

 

Yes you can do it! I believe in you!

I am sure you can copy some files using the Windows Explorer.

 

simply replace the ammo*.bmp files with the ones from the "wobbly tracer mod" downloadable elsewhere here in the forum.

 

Here a quick guide how to become a modder:

Go to the following folder:

"your game folder structure...."\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\graphics\ammo\textures\

there you should find some files named ammob.bmp, ammmog.bmp etc.

 

You can open these files with MS paint and look at them.

These should be the straight tracers.

 

 

Then you go into the folder where the wobbly tracer mod is installed and copy all the files ammo*.bmp into the folder

"your game folder structure...."\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\graphics\ammo\textures\

overwriting the old files.

 

=> voilá! you have made your very first mod. Welcome to the happy world of game modding!

 

happy wobbling!

 

Cheers

Rieper

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Stonehouse

Sorry I didn't explain myself well. It wasn't manipulating the files and folders that was my problem, quite happy to do that myself as well as fiddle with settings etc.

 

It was the graphic art side I have problems with, which if you can't assist with for the same reason as me ie lack of skills/knowledge - that's fine and understandable. The mod version you just released has 7 different coloured images. The old wobbly tracers has only 4. So missing ammoe.bmp, ammoo.bmp, ammop.bmp in a thin wobbly version, creating these was the bit I was asking about.

 

Is that something someone can help with? Attaching a sample of a wobbly tracer for people's convenience. 

ammoz.zip

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Hello Mr. Stonehouse.

 

Thanks for the explanation.

 

In this case, I suggest to use GIMP/Photoshop to change the hue to the color you desire.

 

Best regards

Rieper

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=gRiJ=Roman-

Does anyone know the historical colors used?

I mean what colors were used by every country.

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@Roman: used tracer colors in ww2 are a big discussion all over the internets...

the germans seem to have used any color (even mixed colors)

The russians seem to have been using green tracer a lot - also popular in holywood...

 

tracer colors of this mod were defined by original author Mitthrawnuruodo, based on orignial IL-2 forgotten battles / 1946 game.

 

russian small caliber: green

German 20mm: white/blue

...

 

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Update:

Multicolored Tracers mod V1.2.6 for compatibility for V4.604b

 

I adapted the multicolored tracer mod to the changes in visibility, texture and more stuff that came with V4.604b,

 

Major change: new tracer texture / form introduced by V4.604b

 

DOWNLOAD HERE:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/wm9qvbmdk5zvvvv/Multicoloured_Tracers_V1.2.6.zip/file

 

 

This is what Sneaksie meant by "A more successful solution to the shape of the light tracers has been applied" in the offical hotfix notes:

 

old tracer form: Texture was made by IL-2 team, not me! I just changed the colors..

image.png.6eebc8eb85ea815cb6519143e2e6bed6.png

 

new tracer form: Texture was made by IL-2 team, not me! I just changed the colors..

image.png.c0c5ae0ba1ad6167329dea8500347519.png

 

 

Please note: I did not change any textures - the change came for the original unmodded game files with patch V4.604b.

I did only a recolor of the tracers to add more variety.

 

Original idea & credits go to Mitthrawnuruodo.

Multicoloured Tracers_V1.2.6.zip

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Hello Babymihai,

 

Simply delete the files for the guns that somehow don't shoot anymore.

If only the 7.7mm guns don't shoot:

 

Go to the folder

...IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\luascripts\worldobjects\ballistics\projectiles

and delete the following files:

  • bullet_eng_7-7x56_ap.txt
  • bullet_eng_7-7x56_apsmk

 

If that does not work, please uninstall all mods and/ or reinstall the game.

 

I have never encountered a similar topic.

 

Good luck.

 

Best regards

Rieper

 

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Mtnbiker1998

I've noticed that in Cliffs of Dover the .303 tracers are white. Any chance we could see that in this mod? Might look cooler than the default red we have especially when paired with the hispanos

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Feel free to edit tracer colors on your own. Check my previous post from December 2020. 

You need to change 1 letter in a text file. 

 

Go to the 7.7mm text file and replace tracerr with tracerw and you're done. 

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3 hours ago, rieper_420 said:

Feel free to edit tracer colors on your own. Check my previous post from December 2020. 

You need to change 1 letter in a text file. 

 

Go to the 7.7mm text file and replace tracerr with tracerw and you're done. 

Evidently, unlike tracer fire, I'm not too bright (Or at least I'd never flown the Hurricane at night) I went into the files and lo-and-behold, they were already white.

 

Good job! lol.

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