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Old 06-09-2019, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Sabre External RoughMets Now active?

Looks like the new OB Patch activated RoughMets on teh Sabre? SPEC files are completely gone. Which means that ALL v2.0 Paints that use the SPEC file swill be borked in the new 2.5.5 sim. I've started redoing my skins starting with the base metal and the 334th FIS F-86A. I've also taken this opportunity to Create MIPs which my previous skins lacked. I'm also adding refined areas for better overall textures.










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Old 06-09-2019, 01:45 PM   #2
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Will finally be able to make paint look realistic, from glossy to matte finishes.


Now, I am making my own roughmet files anyway, but is anyone else having issues opening the default roughmets? Closest I get is a plain black file, in Photoshop CS, any other program I try gets an error when trying to open the files (Gimp, DXTBmp).
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:23 PM   #3
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Jocko you probably need the Intel plugin for PS. I use PS CC. Those Roughmets were likely saved as BC7 .DDS files. Just like the F-14B.
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Old 06-09-2019, 04:26 PM   #4
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I also created my own Template from the stock BST one way back. I don't use the SZ one. At that time I created my own SPEC template as well so conversion although time consuming has been quite easy and all my paints are preserved in those templates. So.its just a matter of converting each one. I've converted the SPEC to roughmet for the base metal skins.
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:43 PM   #5
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Wait, does that mean 'good news, everyone'?
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Old 06-09-2019, 06:42 PM   #6
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It is good and bad.

Good because we're moving forward. Bad because your favorite user made paints will no longer work correctly until they are updated by their authors.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:08 PM   #7
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sheesh.......lol
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:32 PM   #8
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Haha just read how that sounds...I meant your favorite paints, if they are user made, by any user, myself included, will no longer work correctly if they used custom spec files as part of.the texture package.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:55 AM   #9
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Yepp, I also had to rework my skins. I updated the default ones only:

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Hey Reflected thanks for updating your marvellous skins....hope you redo them all they are beautiful no doubt.
The sabre skins by yourself and others are works of art in game!!
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