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 Hello all!

I'm trying to help Paul (@GCF) update the skin names for his Unofficial Skin Bundle and he asked me to remind everyone on the new naming guidelines for the Historical skins as they require some knowledge on their use, dating back to Rise of Flight. Luckily for us, we aren't under the same restrictions that were imposed on us by 777, but there are a couple minor (but important) rules to follow. 


Every Historical Skin should begin with one of the following prefixes, depending on the aircraft:


Central Planes

AD5 for Albatros 

FDR1 for Fokker DR1

FD7 for Fokker D7

FD7F for Fokker D7F

PD3a For Pfalz D3a

CL2  for Halberstadt CL2

CL2_au  for HalberstadtCL2au


Entente Planes

SC for Sopwith Camel

Dolphin  for Sopwith Dolphin 

Spad13  for Spad 13 

Se5a for Se5a

F2b for BristolF2BF2

F2b_F3 for BristolF2BF2


Followed by an underscore "_" 


Followed by the squadron designation (most often) used in Rise of Flight

Note, means that the French were usually Esc## and SPA##. The British were RFC##, RNAS##, and RAF##. The US were US##. The Australians were AFC#. The Germans were J## and Sch##. Etc.


The above list is not conclusive, but it should cover most of our historical skins. If certain squadrons fall outside of the common group, please bring it to our attention if you're unsure so that we can help resolve its in-game designation.


Why does it matter that the letters proceed the numbers in a squadron's in-game designation?

This is just to ensure all faction are grouped and separated from other factions' squadrons. 10RNAS is probably more accurate of a title for No. 10 squadron RNAS, but RNAS10 is the better way of listing the squadron within the game's menu, including other programs like PWCG. It also keeps the different skins alphabetically grouped neatly within our Window's folders.


After the squadron designation, follow with another underscore"_"


The rest of the skin name can be named as you wish, with the exception of duplication of other skin names or potentially dangerous special characters. So far; spaces, periods, commas, and dashes seem OK to use (after the PLANE_SQUAD_ prefix). I would avoid quotes, brackets, parenthesis and most other special characters if possible.


Here are some examples of historical skin names that would be acceptable:








Spad13_US103_Capt. G. DeFreest Larner








SE5a_RFC60_Bishop_August 1917


SE5a_RFC56_James McCudden

SE5a_RFC56_Capt. A.Ball


PD3a_J32__Jakob Landin


PD3a_J7_Carl Degelow_Early



FDR1_J26_Bruno Loerzer

AD5_J76_Munchner Kindl    (NOTE: The "b" was never used for the Bavarian units in RoF and is unnecessary)




More examples to come ... it's getting late.


Also, one last important request:

Any skin makers who have (or will have) skins in the Unofficial Skin Bundle, it would be a big help to Paul and myself if you would offer to rename them yourself and resubmit them to Paul. We are more than willing to do the actual renaming, but the more people involved, the faster we can accomplish this task. This is true with the V, X, Y, and Z skins as well!


Thank you for your support and please feel free to pose any questions or objections to anything I or Paul have noted on this subject. This is a community run project and we are all a part of this community. S!

Edited by the_dudeWG
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