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    Creating a Single Universal Liveries Folder for All Installs

    For Users that have Multiple Installs,

    This "Module" will Import a Single Livery Folder.

    This will allow you to make a /Saved Games/DCS.Liveries/ Folder

    within it, the subfolders for each aircraft and their Liveries.

    And not have to copy/duplicate every livery for each install of DCS World.


    Step 1: Create the Saved Games Folder:
    /Users/<USERNAME>/Saved Games/DCS.Liveries/
    (You Can Place teh DCS.Liveries Folder Anywhere you want TBH, So if you have a space issue on your C:\ Drive you can place it anywhere, just adjust path accordingly)


    Step 2 Copy All Custom Liveries to the DCS.Liveries Folder, each aircraft should have it's own Folder, ie:
    /Users/<USERNAME>/Saved Games/DCS.Liveries/f-86f sabre/

    Step 3: Create A Folder On your Desktop, name it "Liveries Import"

    Step 4: Create the Entry.LUA for the "Module"
    (Note: BE SURE TO CHANGE THE <USERNAME> to Your UserName for Windows, also Change the Path if Store in different Location)

    Code:
    declare_plugin("Liveries Import",
    {
    installed 	 = true, 
    dirName	  	 = current_mod_path,
    version		 = "0.0.01 Alpha",		 
    state		 = "installed",
    info		 = _("Custom Liveries"),
    })
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    mount_vfs_liveries_path ("C:/Users/<USERNAME>/Saved Games/DCS.Liveries/")
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    plugin_done()
    Save Entry.lua in the /Liveries Import/ Folder you made on your desktop.


    Step 5, Install the Module.
    Copy the /Liveries Import/ Folder.

    Goto Each install of DCS World You have in the /Saved Games/ Folder and place a Copy in each install's /Users/<username>/Saved Games/DCS.Install/Mods/aircraft/ Folder
    (ie Should be ie /Users/<username>/Saved Games/DCS.OpenBeta/Mods/aircraft/Liveries Import/Entry.lua)
    (Updated to change location as to not trip MP IC.)

    Step 6 Launch DCS

    Goto Mission Editor, Verify Liveries stored in folder are Loaded.
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    Last edited 09-23-2016, 09:48 PM.
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    #2
    Thanks a lot ...

    I have two installs of DCS (1.5 and 2.0) and will try out your tip tonight, with a single plane ... if it works well, I will then do the same for the remaining planes.

    Edit: It worked just fine ... thank you, thank you, thank you ... this will be really nice until DCS 2.5 cames along
    Last edited 09-22-2016, 11:06 PM.
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      #3
      That looks like an awesome method, thanks a lot!

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        #4
        Brilliant. Nice one Skate.

        SD
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          #5
          This works perfectly! Thanks
          Windows 7 64 bit FTW!
          My DCS Tools:
          Quick Airfield information , Better trim with the X52 Pro , Tacview Glideslopes

          Spoiler:

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          Intel® Core i7-4770K Processor overclocked to @ 4.20 GHz
          32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133MHz CL9 4x8GB
          Sapphire Radeon TRI-X R9 390X 8GB "OC"
          Samsung SSD 850PRO 1TB SSD
          WD 2TB Black 3,5", SATA64MB Cache, Dual Processor, 7200RPM
          Windows 7 64-bit
          Philips 40" 4K LED BDM4065UC, ASUS 27” and Dell 24” screens

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            #6
            Excellent - what a space saver!!!

            I have up til now had 3 versions of all my skins to make sure they're available in all versions of DCS World, and that's a LOT of skins!

            A truly excellent addition to the mods library - thanks SkateZilla!

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              #7
              Works like a charm. Excellent Mod. Will the folder we create in the Mods\tech folder be overwritten or deleted when DCS updates?

              SD
              Last edited 09-23-2016, 06:29 PM.
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                #8
                Originally posted by the_soupdragon View Post
                Works like a charm. Excellent Mod. Will the folder we create in the Mods\tech folder be overwritten or deleted when DCS updates?
                Most likely not, but just in case you can install this Mod using the JSGME tool, so that it's easy to deactivate previous to performing a DCS update, and reactivate afterwards ... like so:



                For work: iMac mid-2010 of 27" - Core i7 870 - 6 GB DDR3 1333 MHz - ATI HD5670 - SSD 256 GB - HDD 2 TB - macOS High Sierra
                For Gaming: 34" Monitor - Ryzen 1500X - 32 GB DDR4 2400 - nVidia GTX1070ti - SSD 1.25 TB - HDD 10 TB - Windows 10 Pro - Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar - Oculus Rift CV1
                Mobile: iPad Pro 12.9" of 256 GB

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                  #9
                  This change breaks IC on new DCS version updated today. Any one that can confirm?
                  Kicks in on the "Mods/tech/Liveries Import" folder.
                  Last edited 09-23-2016, 07:18 PM.
                  Windows 7 64 bit FTW!
                  My DCS Tools:
                  Quick Airfield information , Better trim with the X52 Pro , Tacview Glideslopes

                  Spoiler:

                  ASUS Z97-PRO, Socket-1150
                  Intel® Core i7-4770K Processor overclocked to @ 4.20 GHz
                  32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133MHz CL9 4x8GB
                  Sapphire Radeon TRI-X R9 390X 8GB "OC"
                  Samsung SSD 850PRO 1TB SSD
                  WD 2TB Black 3,5", SATA64MB Cache, Dual Processor, 7200RPM
                  Windows 7 64-bit
                  Philips 40" 4K LED BDM4065UC, ASUS 27” and Dell 24” screens

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by HiJack View Post
                    This change breaks IC on new DCS version updated today. Any one that can confirm?
                    Kicks in on the "Mods/tech/Liveries Import" folder.
                    I updated DCS 1.5 today and didn't notice anything wrong ... what is exactly the "IC" ?
                    For work: iMac mid-2010 of 27" - Core i7 870 - 6 GB DDR3 1333 MHz - ATI HD5670 - SSD 256 GB - HDD 2 TB - macOS High Sierra
                    For Gaming: 34" Monitor - Ryzen 1500X - 32 GB DDR4 2400 - nVidia GTX1070ti - SSD 1.25 TB - HDD 10 TB - Windows 10 Pro - Thrustmaster HOTAS Cougar - Oculus Rift CV1
                    Mobile: iPad Pro 12.9" of 256 GB

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by the_soupdragon View Post
                      Works like a charm. Excellent Mod. Will the folder we create in the Mods\tech folder be overwritten or deleted when DCS updates?

                      SD

                      Can Also place in
                      /Users/<username>/Saved Games/DCS.Install/Mods/aircraft/

                      ie /Users/<username>/Saved Games/DCS.OpenBeta/Mods/aircraft/Liveries Import/Entry.lua


                      If you wanted too.

                      Solves IC Problems, Will Change 1st Post to use folder outside DCS Main Folder.:
                      Originally posted by HiJack View Post
                      This change breaks IC on new DCS version updated today. Any one that can confirm?
                      Kicks in on the "Mods/tech/Liveries Import" folder.
                      Last edited 09-23-2016, 09:47 PM.
                      Windows 10 Pro, Ryzen 2700X @ 4.6Ghz, 32GB DDR4-3200 GSkill,
                      X470 Taichi Ultimate, 2x R7970 Lightnings Crossfired @ 1.1/6.0GHz,
                      3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns·G HZ201HPB + Oculus HMD,
                      Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS + MFDs, CH Fighterstick+Pro Throttle+Pro Pedals

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                        #12
                        Copy. Good solution!
                        Windows 7 64 bit FTW!
                        My DCS Tools:
                        Quick Airfield information , Better trim with the X52 Pro , Tacview Glideslopes

                        Spoiler:

                        ASUS Z97-PRO, Socket-1150
                        Intel® Core i7-4770K Processor overclocked to @ 4.20 GHz
                        32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 2133MHz CL9 4x8GB
                        Sapphire Radeon TRI-X R9 390X 8GB "OC"
                        Samsung SSD 850PRO 1TB SSD
                        WD 2TB Black 3,5", SATA64MB Cache, Dual Processor, 7200RPM
                        Windows 7 64-bit
                        Philips 40" 4K LED BDM4065UC, ASUS 27” and Dell 24” screens

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                          #13
                          I have created a folder in my DCS.Liveries folder for the F-86 called F-86 but none of the skins I put in this folder are showing in the editor. I am sure I have the folder name wrong but I am not sure of the correct folder name.

                          Is there a list of aircraft folder names anywhere?

                          Cheers
                          SD
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by the_soupdragon View Post
                            I have created a folder in my DCS.Liveries folder for the F-86 called F-86 but none of the skins I put in this folder are showing in the editor. I am sure I have the folder name wrong but I am not sure of the correct folder name.

                            Is there a list of aircraft folder names anywhere?

                            Cheers
                            SD
                            for F-86

                            the folder name should be "f-86f sabre"

                            So:
                            /DCS.Liveries/f-86f sabre/
                            Windows 10 Pro, Ryzen 2700X @ 4.6Ghz, 32GB DDR4-3200 GSkill,
                            X470 Taichi Ultimate, 2x R7970 Lightnings Crossfired @ 1.1/6.0GHz,
                            3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns·G HZ201HPB + Oculus HMD,
                            Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS + MFDs, CH Fighterstick+Pro Throttle+Pro Pedals

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                              #15
                              Thanks mate. That works now but do you know if there is a list of folder names anywhere?
                              What is the folder name for the Mi8-MTV or the 3 gazelle versions for instance? A list would be handy.

                              Cheers
                              SD
                              Last edited 09-28-2016, 12:47 PM. Reason: spelling
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                                #16
                                Is there any possibility a similar solution could work for mission files too?

                                This would also be a huge advantage.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by the_soupdragon View Post
                                  Thanks mate. That works now but do you know if there is a list of folder names anywhere?
                                  What is the folder name for the Mi8-MTV or the 3 gazelle versions for instance? A list would be handy.

                                  Cheers
                                  SD
                                  Eligible Folder names:
                                  For AI Models (and UH-1H/Mi8, WWII Aircraft)
                                  /DCS World/Bazar/Liveries/

                                  For All Other Models/
                                  /DCS World/CoreMods/Aircraft/<AircraftName>/Liveries/
                                  Windows 10 Pro, Ryzen 2700X @ 4.6Ghz, 32GB DDR4-3200 GSkill,
                                  X470 Taichi Ultimate, 2x R7970 Lightnings Crossfired @ 1.1/6.0GHz,
                                  3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns·G HZ201HPB + Oculus HMD,
                                  Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS + MFDs, CH Fighterstick+Pro Throttle+Pro Pedals

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by NeilWillis View Post
                                    Is there any possibility a similar solution could work for mission files too?

                                    This would also be a huge advantage.
                                    You can Save a .miz file anywhere already and load from anywhere cant you?
                                    Windows 10 Pro, Ryzen 2700X @ 4.6Ghz, 32GB DDR4-3200 GSkill,
                                    X470 Taichi Ultimate, 2x R7970 Lightnings Crossfired @ 1.1/6.0GHz,
                                    3x ASUS VS248HP + Hanns·G HZ201HPB + Oculus HMD,
                                    Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS + MFDs, CH Fighterstick+Pro Throttle+Pro Pedals

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                                      #19
                                      Thanks Skatezilla that is a really great discovery. It will save me quite a chunk of disk space if I can get it working for myself.

                                      Cheers,
                                      Stonehouse

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by SkateZilla View Post
                                        You can Save a .miz file anywhere already and load from anywhere cant you?
                                        Yes, you can, but the My Missions folder points at a single location - within the saved games tree for each separate install. I guess it'd just be a simple task (for someone who knows their stuff anyway) to get them all to point at the same folder?

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