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  1. TheKingOfUm

    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    Oh, I see. If you want to use a pattern like that, I would suggest editing the camouflages.xml. The standard settings for this camouflage include a very small scale for the textures on the range finders, which lets them look really out of place (for example the range finder right in front of the bridge). By changing the camouflages.xml, you could fix that (in addition to changing the colours). The standard entry for that camouflage looks like this: So the colour scheme that you want to change is this: The colours 0 to 3 are the colours in the DDS texture file (0=black, 1=red, 2=green, 3=blue). The numerical values are the RGBA values with which the colour in the texture should be replaced. 0.000 is the lowest value, 1.000 is the highest. So if you want to get a cool grey, you start with a neutral grey, e.g. <color0>0.200 0.200 0.200 1.000</color0> and add a bit more blue to the mix, e.g. <color0>0.200 0.200 0.260 1.000</color0>. Then you can make the colour lighter by increasing all values, e.g. <color0>0.250 0.250 0.310 1.000</color0> or darker by reducing all values, e.g. <color0>0.150 0.150 0.210 1.000</color0> You'll probably need to experiment a bit until you get there. Then, while you're in the XML file, you can also fix the range finder texture scaling. If no separate value is given, range finders and other miscellaneous objects use the value given for the guns. By adding a seperate entry for the range finders and, for good measure for the miscellaneous objects as well, you can use different values, like so: The first value is horizontal scaling, the second value is vertical scaling. Again, you probably will need to experiment a bit until you're happy, but you will obviously want a value that's significantly lower than <Gun>. Keep in mind that there are several entries for the camouflage for the different ship groups and you need to add those lines in every camouflage entry. Good luck
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    [0.8.10.0] TheKingOfUm’s Camouflages

    As announced a few weeks ago, this mod and the Unique Camouflage mod (the other mod that I have been taking care of) have been combined to form the Unique Camouflages Plus. I will check compatibility of this mod with new updates and keep the thread title updated, so that for the time being, you can still download the camouflages from here, if you wish. However, development of this mod as a standalone version has stopped, as the new Unique Camouflage Plus offers much better possibilities for modding. Get a taste of what's to come with the new replacement texture for the Fall Cornucopia camouflage that is included in update 0.8.10: Thank you for having used TheKingOfUm's Camouflages, and see you in the Unique Camouflage Plus thread!
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    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    For Update 0.8.10, tiers VIII to X of the Italian cruiser tech tree get their camouflages. Also, as announced a few weeks ago, this mod and TheKingOfUm's Camouflages mod (the other mod that I have been taking care of) have been combined to form the Unique Camouflage Plus mod. Since there were no objections to the plans, I intend to offer only this combined mod for download. As a little welcome gift, a replacement texture for the Fall Cornucopia Camouflage has been added. It is based on camouflage patterns used by US landing craft in World War 2. Next on the agenda: British heavy cruisers
  4. TheKingOfUm

    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    The Regia Marina camouflage is called "camo_Italian_Arc_tile" in the XML file, the texture is "Ship_dazzle_tile_Italian_Arc_camo_52.dds" And, without having looked at the camouflage in detail, it looks like the colour scheme also contains cooler greys that you could use.
  5. TheKingOfUm

    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    Here's the download for Update 0.8.9.1. There are no new camouflages yet, but behind the scenes, I'm busy working on the high tier Italian cruisers.
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    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    With the Italian cruisers coming to the game in Update 0.8.9, camouflages for the ships on tiers IV to VII have been added. Also, I'd like to present my idea for the future development of this mod. As you may know, I have a second mod, which concentrates on special camouflages. That mod does not use an XML file, which makes it compatible with other mods, but which also means that some camouflages (e.g. Back to School) cannot be changed. What I would like to do is integrate my second mod into the Unique Camouflage mod. I could then change all camouflages, even those that were impossible to mod before: I could still offer a legacy version of the Unique Camouflages that does not include the special camouflages and only has the regular Type 1/2/5 camouflages, like it is now. But would you be interested in this, or would you download the Unique Camouflages Plus anyway? Let me know.
  7. TheKingOfUm

    [0.8.10.0] TheKingOfUm’s Camouflages

    It is time to talk about the future of this mod. At the moment, it does not use an XML file, which makes it compatible with other mods, but which also means that some camouflages (e.g. Back to School) cannot be changed. As you may know, I also take care of the Unique Camouflage mod, which concentrates on the regular Type 1/2/5 camouflages. What I would like to do is integrate TheKingOfUm's Camouflages into the Unique Camouflage mod. I could then change all camouflages, even those that were impossible to mod before: I could still offer a legacy version of TheKingOfUm's Camouflages that does not include the Unique Camouflages, and also not the camouflages that can only be changed using a combined mod (e.g. Back to School). But would you be interested in that, or would you download the Unique Camouflages Plus anyway? Let me know.
  8. TheKingOfUm

    SUBMARINES - discussion, feedback, opinions

    Here's my feedback: I wish the test server wouldn't get shut down at 2200 local time. I have hardly been able to test because of that. Come on WG, I'm an adult, I'm allowed to stay up late. That is all.
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    [0.8.10.0] TheKingOfUm’s Camouflages

    The very rare Tokyo Game Show Camouflage recently became a little less rare. Time to make a replacement camouflage that is not quite as neon: Download here
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    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    Here's the mod updated for Update 0.8.8.1. You should also be able to manually copy the files from res_mods/0.8.8.0 into res_mods/0.8.8.1, if you prefer, as nothing has changed with the camouflages, as far as I know.
  11. TheKingOfUm

    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    With Update 0.8.8, Mogador and Kléber become available as regular silver ships, and I got the camouflages finished just in time. Kléber in game is a paper ship, but was given the name of a real ship. This mod is playing along and using the hull number and insignia of the real ship for the Type 5 camouflage (no picture because the ship is not available at the moment, you'll have to discover it yourself). In other news, I hear that with the new update, AA turrets will be included in the camouflages. For some ships, this should make the camouflages look better (looking at you, Kremlin Type 5), for other ships it means that I will have to update the camouflages. This will happen over time, as I come across those camouflages in the game. Now that the French destroyers are finished, I guess you already know what's coming next...
  12. TheKingOfUm

    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    Here's Update 0.8.7.1 for you. No changes compared to 0.8.7.0, but behind the scenes the camouflages for Mogador and Kléber are taking shape. They should be ready by the next update, when those ships will be freely researchable.
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    [0.8.10.0] Unique Camouflage Plus

    For Update 0.8.7, I have been busy painting the French destroyers. Bourrasque, Guépard, Vauquelin and Le Fantasque get Type 1/2/5 camouflages. As usual, the Type 5s for tier VI and up are special camouflages with hull numbers and names. The hull number design from tiers VI to X will be a nice progression from the simple numbers of the 1920s through the various styles of "X" numbers to post-war Western numbering scheme. Every French ship had her own insignia. They had a distinct style that was much less heraldic than the Royal Navy crests. You'll find some of them in the new French collection, and I have included the respective insignias in the special camouflages as well. I swear I had the idea for this camouflage before the Gloire style permacamo for Le Terrible, which looks kind of similar, was announced by Wargaming...
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    [0.8.10.0] TheKingOfUm’s Camouflages

    The French Riviera camouflage seemed a bit too blue to me, so here's a replacement. I think that this will also change the way the blue "French Navy" perma camouflages look, but if you're the kind of person to use this mod, you have already disabled those camouflages anyway, right? Download here
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    [0.8.10.0] TheKingOfUm’s Camouflages

    So, you know I have a soft spot for the rust bucket aesthetic. It is more realistic than some people like to think. Just take a look at old photographs. During a war, there were usually more pressing issues than keeping your ship in immaculate condition. However, a ship should still look like a ship, and not like a wreck. Download here
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