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I'm not familiar with DXTBMP, so if you're unsure how to use that software, you might need to seek out their support people.

 

A quick web search seems to indicate the software allegedly does work with .dds, so, in theory, it seems you could edit/create SB skins with it.

 

You say you save the project as a BMP without exporting, then change the compression to DXT5. 

 

First, I'm confused about why you're saving as BMP (bitmap) when you want DDS (Direct Draw Surface). If the software gives you the option, try exporting your project as a DDS. Important step: You must "flatten" it first. (Merge all of the layers into one texture). Of course, save a copy of your project with layers so you can make changes.

 

Second, DXT5 is good for when you need alpha channels (transparency) but is not necessary on the M1 skins. DXT1 is sufficient (and smaller).

 

Third, since the skin you downloaded to modify is in bitmap format, you should make sure it will actually fit the current M1 model. BMP hasn't been used in the sim for a very long time.

 

And lastly, whether you can see it in-game depends wholly on whether you put it in the right folder. Make sure you're doing that, first.

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I have a question on skin/camo change for infantry units (version 4.x and upwards). For example: I have modified the russian DDS files for the infantry found in textures/camo/woodland/ru folder and saved the edited versions into mods/textures/camo/woodland/ru. In the scenario editor I have changed the camo pattern for "RU", however once I play the scenario the original textures are displayed not the modded one.

 

It seems like it's not usning the skins from the mods folder but from the normal textures folder. Am I putting it into the wrong place or not ticking something in the scenario editor?

 

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Your paths seem correct, and there's nothing further to tick in the scenario editor.

 

First, make sure the map theme you are using is woodland, not autumn, winter, arid or desert. (The woodland folder works with spring and summer woodland themes only).

 

Second, double-check that the modded files are in the correct format and named correctly. (Sometimes I've skipped a step exporting, forgotten to flatten, etc ... or inadvertently added a space or other typo in the file name).

 

If all else is correct, sometimes SB just needs to be shut down then reopened to force the change. (This used to happen to me a lot in 3.x ... not so much in 4.x ).

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5 hours ago, Splash said:

First, make sure the map theme you are using is woodland, not autumn, winter, arid or desert. (The woodland folder works with spring and summer woodland themes only).

Bingo - I had to refresh the theme using one of the new woodland themes and it worked!

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Hello,

 

Ive been trying to install some skins for the CV 90/40 and cannot get them to work. The filenames seem to be correct, and Ive installed other skins in the same way without problems before.

 

Ive put the skins in the mods/textures/woodland(or winter/autumn)/de as well as just in the woodland(or winter/autumn) folders and had no luck. Like I said this worked fine for some Leo2E skins I installed.

 

Am I missing something here?

 

Thanks for anyone who is willing to help.

 

These are the skins ive tried to install: 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Splash said:

The CV90/40 B&C models recently received new 3D models from eSim. So unfortunately, those older pre-update skins no longer work.

Ah I see. Is there a layered template for the new models or does such a thing not exist?

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Depending on who the artist was, they often make them available when asked. At this point I don't see them in the "Vehicle Templates" area of the downloads section.

The new externals are "cv9040_hulls" and "cv9040_turrets". 

If you're proficient with PhotoShop or similar, you might be able to craft one of your own from the desert version of the skin.

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8 minutes ago, Splash said:

Depending on who the artist was, they often make them available when asked. At this point I don't see them in the "Vehicle Templates" area of the downloads section.

The new externals are "cv9040_hulls" and "cv9040_turrets". 

If you're proficient with PhotoShop or similar, you might be able to craft one of your own from the desert version of the skin.

Ok Thanks for the help. Ill have a look at those files.

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