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  1. Well, I post  about my custom gameloading skills and the thread gets hijacked by that a$$h0le {name redacted by me].

    I guess I'll just share this thing with guys from now on.

     ENJOY!

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    This one is old, but I include it for completeness sake:
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    Yamato: B*itch, wanna fight?
    Pacific!Iowa: Bring it on!

     

    Unlike her Kantai Collection counterpart, Pacific's Iowa apparently doesn't get along with KanColle's Yamato...
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    Still have to make custom screens for Russian/Soviet and Italian ship girls.
     

     

    I also have made custom screens with ship diagrams (courtesy of shipbucket.com).

    These have been posted before, but I want to show them to those who hasn't seen them before.

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    And last but not least, custom screens using historical photographs
     

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    USS New Mexico BB-40 anchored in Tokyo Bay during the Surrender of Japan

     

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    Yamato sisters anchored at Truk

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    Lexington Sisters at Diamond Head, Hawaii (east of Pearl Harbor)

     

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    Nagato in Brunei Bay, shortly before the Battle of Leyte Gulf

     

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    The Four Iowa Sisters

     

    Instructions how to make your own, copied and pasted from the previous post:
     

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    Disclaimer: This assumes you have downloaded the Kancolle Enchant (or similar) mod so you can copy the gameloading.swf file found inside it. (You can download the Kancolle enchant mod using Aslain's handy Mod Installer, or, download it from Pravda Team's website.)

     

    I don't know how to make those SWF files from scratch. Also, that you know how to use an image editor like GIMP, Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro.

     

    And...

     

    This section is for educational purposes only! By utilizing the information in this guide, you understand that you are utilizing this information out of your own accord, and you agree that you will NOT hold me (or Wargaming) liable for any and all damages that may directly or indirectly arise from such usage!

     

    Tools Needed:

     

    GIMP (Free & Open Source)

     

    JPEXS Flash decompiler (also free)

     

    1. Design your custom gameloading screen. Size should be 1920 × 1080 pixels at 72 Dots Per Inch RGB mode.

    (That's the same size in pixels of the default gameloading screen found in the KanColle Enchant Mod)

    Save it a JPEG/.JPG format. PNG and GIF may work also.

     

    Don't forget to include the website where you found the ship art, and to credit the artist(s), if known. (In case of the later I just credit as "unknown".)

     

     

    2. Find the gameloading.swf file inside the Kancolle Enchant Mod package (inside the GUI-->FLASH folder).

    Copy it, don't just move it. That way you have a backup & the KCE mod won't become broken).

     

    Open the SWF with JPEXS Flash Decompiler. This dialog box will appear. Click "No to all".
     

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    3. On the left column you'll see the "tag tree" of the file.

    Find the images folder and click on it.

    You will see it's contents on the right. Look for the item named "DefineBitsJPEG2 (12)"

     

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    4.Right-Click on the thumbnail, select "Replace...", search for the custom image you made and Click Open. The image is replaced.

    Press "SAVE". That's it.

    You may also do what I did on this particular gameloading file and also replace the PravdaTeam logo for the Wargaming Logo for more authencity.

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    Important: I'd only replace those 2 images. Messing with other stuff in the SWF file could corrupt it if you don't know what you're doing. WOWS will crash right at startup.

     

    5. Next, Put them in the flash folder inside the gui folder inside the res_mods folder. If they don't exist already create them.

    The old picture shows version 0.5.8.1, but you rename to the current version number.

    (This is a mac OS screenshot, but the folder structure is the same as in Windows)

     

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    Important #2: Be sure to add a custom name to each gameloading.swf file you create. That will prevent overwriting and loss of your work.

     

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    When you place the file of your choice in the flash folder, delete the previous one, and rename your new file to just "Gameloading.swf".

    I will post more as I make them. 

    Thank you for your attention.

    1. Atomic_Manatee

      Atomic_Manatee

      I meant Custom Gameloading Screen designing skills

    2. Jim_Byrnes

      Jim_Byrnes

      Damn!! Those gals have some mighty impressive guns! Look forward to seeing your work.

    3. Atomic_Manatee
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