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Just started working on a skin for the Panzer III M. I have just finished painting the sideskirts and installed them to have a look at the new paint job in game. The paint job doesn't appear on the sideskirts but only on the tank hull (Don't worry, I was smart enough to equip the side skirts). I have downloaded the Pz.III M template, opened the PzIII-M_Skirts file with GIMP and painted it. When I was done I saved it, flattened the image, added a layer mask etc. and copied the painted PzIII-M_Skirts file to the _PzIII-M skin folder. 

 

What have I done wrong?

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Welcome :yahoo:

Can you give us the 2 skins to download .. then we can find the cause more easily

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https://www.mediafire.com/file/bnz0y3dwd2yt4t2/PzIII-M_Skirts_painted_done.dds/file

 

Here's the painted PzIII-M Skirts_template @Tomi_099

 

I'm not sure what you mean with "Can you give us the 2 skins to download?" I have only painted the Sideskirts template, haven't touched the Pz.III M Body template yet.

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That looks good ! ..I guess you swapped the names of the skins that's why the skirts are on your tank

 

Use your name as an example:

(Hull)

Pz.KpfwIII_W_&1.dds 

(Skirts)

Pz.KpfwIII_W_&1#1.dds  

 

 

These two names make a 1 tank with 1 skirts you also have to select this tank in the select menu.

 

2021-01-22 15_40_59-1544835781_Tanknamen.jpg.ab6c14f9da1aa26c7961d09074a6bc27.jpg (JPEG-Grafik, 1343.jpg

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ThePutzmann

You may have misunderstood me. I haven't accidentally swapped the hull with the side skirts because I haven't touched the hull template at all. The only thing I have done is open the PzIII-M_Skirts template, paint it, save it as a .dds file and copy and paste it in the _PanzerIII-M folder (1C Game Studios --> IL-2 Sturmovik Great Battles --> data --> graphics --> Skins --> _PzIII-M).

 

Here's how my folder currently looks.  

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So if you stick to the name structure as shown above, nothing should be wrong ..

Please write down the size of the cover and the name of the skirts here :russian_ru:

 

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43 minutes ago, Tomi_099 said:

Please write down the size of the cover

 

What do you mean by that?

 

I have named the .dds file "PzKpfwIII_401_&1#1" and now the skin isn't even showing up in the game. 

 

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You have official templates .. use this .. and rename them as described above :good:

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, ThePutzmann said:

 

What do you mean by that?

 

I have named the .dds file "PzKpfwIII_401_&1#1" and now the skin isn't even showing up in the game. 

 

Hull Skin

Pz.KpfwIII_401_&1.dds 

Skirts

Pz.KpfwIII_401_&1#1.dds

 

These two names make a 1 tank with 1 skirts you also have to select this tank in the select menu.

 

It is important that the names have a structure - otherwise the skirt cannot be assigned to the correct Tank (hull)

 

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It worked!

 

Thank you for your advice and your patience :).

 

The problem was not that I named them incorrectly but that you have to copy and paste both the hull template and sideskirt template into the _PzIII-M folder, or else the skin just won't show up.

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