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Old 05-12-2018, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default 2.5 skins- lost my P-51 directory?

Gentlemen,
I recently tried to install a skin for my P-51D, and it seems that now that I am using DCS 2.5, I no longer have a P-51 liveries folder. In DCS/Coremods/aircraft, my F-86 shows up just fine, and I can install skins for it, so I know that this is the correct path. But my Mustang folder just went "poof."
Can someone share with me the exact syntax for the naming of the p-51 folders e.g, "Coremods/aircraft/P-51/Liveries/P-51D" or whatever it exactly is, so I can create a new folder for my skins?
I would be indebted. Thanks and have a great weekend all!
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:30 AM   #2
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Liveries shouldn't be added to your install folder. You should add it via saved games.

C:\Users\<username>\Saved Games\DCS\Liveries\P-51D
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:32 AM   #3
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I won't be able to help, as I've never used this location for custom skins.

Looks like it went poof indeed. Not all aircraft store their default skins there, however.

Mind you, you can put your skins in three optional places (coremods, bazar or Saved Games), any particular reason why you insist on Coremods one?
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:59 PM   #4
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The original location for P-51D skins was in:
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C:\Program Files\Eagle Dynamics\DCS World\Bazar\Liveries\P-51D
It still works from there, but like Grimes said, SAVED GAMES is the folder structure that ED wants all personalized files in.
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:05 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys- moving my skins to my saved games folder!
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:54 PM   #6
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Who has these "skins" and where can they be accessed?
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:33 AM   #7
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Who has these "skins" and where can they be accessed?


They are created by users with graphics design abilities, and shared for free on the "User Files" section of this website ... take a look:


https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c..._filter=Filter


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Old 11-08-2018, 01:13 PM   #8
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I seem to have a lot of skins for the hornet especially when I look in coremods. However in game either in mission or mission builder there is hardly any.
Any thoughts would be welcome
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:38 PM   #9
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I seem to have a lot of skins for the hornet especially when I look in coremods. However in game either in mission or mission builder there is hardly any.
Any thoughts would be welcome
When you create a skin, you can state for which countries it will be available, so if set your country to, say, france, the Mission editor will not show skins meant for other countries.
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:43 PM   #10
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Couple of things


I hate the countries limitation. When I download a skin the first thing I now do is erase the countries line in the description.lua. The skin will then show up regardless of the country. I name the skin by aircraft and airforce then the original title so I know which skin belongs with which particular country if I want to be geographically correct.


I use OVGME for the majority of my downloaded skins but keep some of the ones I really like in saved games. The path I use is Bazar/Liveries/P-51D


If I see a skin I really like in the game folders I make a separate copy just to avoid things like updates wiping skins I don't want to loose.


The main thing is to back up things like skins and settings, to often a glitch will wipe them out leaving you without skins and hours trying to re-input settings
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