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  1. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Thanks for the tip - I figured it out. In case anyone else out there is using paint.net (photoshop-like freeware), you need a plugin called Color Channel Mixer. Select the Blue Channel, and scale to 0. Works like a charm.
  2. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    I understand. Wouldn't want to create extra work. Is there an easier way to extract the blue colour from the mg file other than select click, pick the colour and moving the slider for blue component to zero, then fill the blue part with it? It's cumbersome and not perfect. I am using paint.net.
  3. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Very nice skin. Particularly like the turrets. You can use it with the GSC023_Graf_Spee_1939_mg.dds file from the Haifuri Graf Spee (also very handsome work), then there is no need to change the camouflage.xml file at all. Apparently whether camouflage appears or not is related to the blue channel in the _mg.dds texture file. There was a post related to it on the NA forum editing it using Photoshop but I can't find it anymore. In principle, if the blue channel gets removed from the _mg.dds file, then you can equip any camouflage on that particular ship without showing it. I tried to do it myself with my rudimentary skills and tools but couldn't quite get it to work as the resulting colour matching brown needs to be pretty exact. Any remaining trace blue channel, and camo still 'bleeds' through. Maybe you could give it a go, Wyvern? Would simplify things a lot - particularly if you want to combine running custom skins with e.g. Wawan's custom camouflages, which are superior to the stock versions.
  4. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Oh my - you're not saying they changed it again? I thought they would eventually tire of this useless shuffleboard and see sense to leave it in a standard configuration. The navies of the world don't bring out a different signals book every other week, either.
  5. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Many thanks, worked like a charm!
  6. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Wyvern, your black Oleg skin is very nice, similar to the black gold Aurora. I managed to tweak it so that it fits the second hull (just did some sledgehammer surgery around the bridge deck ) but where do I find the files to black out the casemate and main deck mounted 130 mm guns?
  7. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Not any more, they don't! G's black and gold Aurora skin works just fine on my Diana and looks an absolute treat. Just have to make the permanent camouflage invisible and - presto, she's part of the IInd Baltic Squadron once again. Agree though that the RN cruisers are in more immediate need of some paintwork! The stock imagery just doesn't do them justice. They're a bit better with camouflage on but that looks a bit too wild for my taste. All the best for your studies and keep up the good work!
  8. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Well, if you did one to rival the black-buff Aurora artwork from the naval legends video that would be pretty amazing. And it'll work on the Diana, too. Two birds with one stone!
  9. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Thank you, Wyvern for the quick update. Why do they have to shuffle the flags around with every patch? Have you seen Giovybez's skins on the NA forum? The black-gold Aurora is absolutely breathtaking!
  10. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Wyvern, I really like your new preview pictures. Reminds me of displays in silent hunter manuals or ONI manuals. Your Kamikaze skins are very nice but they don't work with the Minekaze as the file layout is different. Proper skinning is far to complicated for me so I thought about a short-cut. I came across a thread here and here, which is about custom camouflages. I managed to approximate the project R look for my Minekaze by creating a custom camouflage file for the Minekaze. Obviously still quite a way off from proper historical skins but it's a start. I was just wondering whether you knew of this approach and whether it might be at all interesting to you to make skinning easier or more flexible? You could mix and match skins and camouflages to create different time period appearances. Downside is you have to pay for the camouflage each time you want it with in-game currency, but as many of us do anyway it's not such a hardship. Would make use of the camouflage files rather than just switching them off.
  11. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Yep, works just fine. Difference is that with 'normal' skin mods the camo looks kind of washed out. With your Koeln skin you get the full effect, just as with the stock skin. I think it is related to your mod having three skin files for the ship rather than just one. That must be some sort of filter. Koeln looks great either way. Good job!
  12. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Wyvern, a big thank you for the Koeln skin. It also 'works' with the in-game camouflages. I think you have really upped your game here. Very well done!
  13. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    No sweat, Wyvern. We all know there's more to life than WoWS! Quick question - is there an easy way to get rid of the swastika on your Koeln skin? The skin itself is absolutely fantastic!
  14. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Very welcome, glad to have been of service!
  15. Redwing6891

    [0.8.1.1] Wyvern's Historical Skin Workshop

    Dauntless, until Wyvern gets round to do it, you're welcome to use this file. It uses the Imperial German Ensign for all German ships but otherwise it is based on Wyvern's last file with the flags re-arranged to suit the current WoWS layout. Pop it into ...\World_of_Warships\res_mods\0.5.2.1\content\gameplay\common\flags\flags.dds and you're back to flying the correct flags and signals again. flags.zip
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