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  1. Hi, If you are interested in Kriegsmarine skins I don't think you can do better than Tanz's work: https://m.facebook.com/TanzShipMods/ I run his skin for the Tier VII and its really Gneis. If your heart is set on the Baltic though I could probably put together a "Rheinübung" scheme fairly easily. That said I have some RN DDs and Kaiser Kans in the hopper that I will be deploying first. I've noticed that post patch-pocalypse I need to run the texture files I am editing through the XvnView after each export in order to not break the client. I am not sure if that is an artifact of using Gimp as my editor, so if anyone has been having better results let me know. Going through the extra steps for 'plain' schemes is manageable but the trial and error involved in a dazzle scheme would drive me nuts. Thant's all for now. Cheers, -JB
  2. Why You Won't Get West Virginia '44

    Since they went with weaker platforms as the tier ships at VI and VII it will always make getting in the fully upgraded Standards in game awkward. You can either give them some weird nerfs so they don't completely outclass the tree variants or bump them up a tier.
  3. Why You Won't Get West Virginia '44

    Considering all the lines that have been introduced since the USN BBs I don't think it would be a bad idea to bite the bullet and just swap in Tennessee/California at VI and WeeVee into VII as the tree variants.
  4. Best Tier 1?

    Ha that reminds me. Back when all the gunhandling captain skills were reduced to DD caliber naval rifles there was much angst from everyone who enjoyed themselves some CL gameplay. Then a few days after the patch drops up surfaces this fella to complain about it effecting the Erie. A look at his stats revealed he was exclusively clubbing in this tub and boy he was throthing mad that he suddenly didn't have range, reload and traverse bonuses over all the competition. It was equal measures of funny and sad.
  5. [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    If you pick the "clean metadata" option as advocated in the RU server instructions it probably is making the files lighter.
  6. Well, I will be out next week on Octobercation touring breweries, watching draft horse pulls and checking out vegetables of unusual size. I will finish updating the existing skins and see what the state of creating new ones is when I return. Until then Stay Frosty, -JB
  7. I like to think of it as the Operation Crossroads Patch
  8. [ALL] USNA_76's Paint Locker

    @USNA_76 I will check after work tonight, though I suspect someone should be able to confirm before that. @mrblueskye those RN DD skins look like they should be compatible with the Gallant, Haida and Cossack skins offered by USNA76, Tanz and myself.
  9. Unfortunately they used a single turret texture for all four and just tacked on the rangefinder bar as a separate piece, otherwise I would be all over that. Has anyone unpacked and edited a texture file since the patch? I was pulled out the .dds for LeTerribad last night and it appeared really low rez in my editor and when I exported it to res_mods it blew up the client. I'll do some additional testing tonight and possibly pull down another editor (folks are having success with Paint.net?). Cheers, -JB
  10. Ran through a batch tonight, the following should be Refitted: Kutuzov Bama Amagi NudeJulio Bellerophon Bouge Boise Bretagne Chung Mu Courbet I'll tease something to break the tedium... That's all for now. Cheers, -JB
  11. Awesome Possum, that's a load off.
  12. Yeah, my main concern right now is going forward with new skins. I am using Gimp to edit textures and if I need to run files through XnView every time I want to test in the client it will be like pulling teeth.
  13. Okay, I chatted with zFireWyvern and he had snooped out the fix on the RU forums https://forum.worldofwarships.ru/topic/26291-0780-шкурки-на-корабли-от-vikingrdd-anime-warhammer-darksiders/?page=117&tab=comments#comment-4995758 (note you want XnView Classic) I tested it first with just Haida first and it worked, I then started running the process in country sized batches. I am writing a note here huge success. I still need to go through the process of converting my skins and bundling them all up, but if you are itching to get your stuff squared away the above appears to be the way forward. Cheers, -JB
  14. Hi, I actually use Tanz's skin for Moskva, when I put together the texture for General Kutuzov it's what I drew inspiration from. https://www.facebook.com/TanzShipMods/ My understanding is that the latest patch pretty much nuked all the skin mods. I have not had a chance yet to make an assessment but will try this week to get my stuff updated. Once I get that squared away I should have some of the Kaizer Kanz ready for preview. Cheers, -JB
  15. I have not had a chance to test myself but mrbluesky indicates it is centered on RN/Commonwealth DDs. I would try removing those and see if the client loads.