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Old 03-07-2019, 11:09 AM   #1
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Default description.lua for customized cockpit

The Spitfire cockpit seems to have some shortcomings (strange sun, reflections), some of which have been fixed (green tint of the armored windshield) while others haven't yet.
There are some mods floating around as remedies but so far, I had to install those textures via OvGME which often broke integrity check on MP-servers.

Finally, after a lot of trial and error, I've managed now to get a working description.lua so that I don't need to use OvGME anymore for the mods I use and it passes IC.
Feel free to try it out. No warranties/guarantees, though!

Copy to \Saved Games\DCS\Liveries\Cockpit_Spitfire_LFMkIX\default (create folders as necessary).

I only provide the description.lua as the mods I use aren't mine in the majority.

Not sure how to attach one file to two posts, so please look here:

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...29&postcount=8
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Old 03-07-2019, 06:17 PM   #2
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Here is a more complete one by Automan

https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...9&postcount=11
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:45 AM   #3
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What utility can be used to description.lua?
EDM Livery Extractor GUI already on the new modules does not work.
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:44 AM   #4
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What utility can be used to description.lua?
EDM Livery Extractor GUI already on the new modules does not work.
The new edm format must be analyzed manually, no dedicated utility can help in this actually.
You can use any editor able to open binary files, for example Hex editors or Notepad++, and search for strings at start of your file: in sequence you should find the material name and textures name.
Then you must figure out what channels of the materials are used by those textures and compile a description.lua for it.
Time consuming and only a work for experienced users
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Old 03-10-2019, 03:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the explanation.
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:17 AM   #6
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Thanks for this very useful File and Info Automan and ams999.
Hope some body has the time and will to give a nice tweak to our beloved Spitfire's cockpit !.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:36 AM   #7
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But there are some tweaks floating around already which would otherwise trip IC.

E.g. I'm using

the Spitfire gauges and cockpit refurb mods by NAKE350
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=224765
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=228393

The reflections mod by Toby23 (tint has been fixed by now)
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=216210

and a 'strange sun' workaround that was made by Esac_mirmidon until fixed officially
https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...6&postcount=13

All (or at least some) of those used to trip IC, with this they don't.

I'm also using your very own reticle mod
https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=229184
which isn't covered by the description.lua but doesn't trip IC in the first place.
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Old 03-12-2019, 11:03 AM   #8
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I am also using NAKE350 cockpit refurb mod which is still in development (I think) but looking already like a great improvement.

Thanks for listing those mods, I will definitely will give them a try .

Happy to see you liked my little reticle mod :].
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:57 AM   #9
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I copied description.lua to:
"\Saved Games\DCS\Liveries\Cockpit_Spitfire_LFMkIX\default"

Integrity Check (IC) passes but I get the yellow black texture missing online and offline.

Removing "\Cockpit_Spitfire_LFMkIX\default" folders texture works offline but I can't go Multiplayer because IC fails.

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Old 03-14-2019, 11:34 AM   #10
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I copied description.lua to:
"\Saved Games\DCS\Liveries\Cockpit_Spitfire_LFMkIX\default"

Integrity Check (IC) passes but I get the yellow black texture missing online and offline.

Removing "\Cockpit_Spitfire_LFMkIX\default" folders texture works offline but I can't go Multiplayer because IC fails.
Not an awful lot of information to go by, so forgive me for asking some questions:

1. Which textures are you trying to use?
2. Where do you keep those textures? Easiest way is to keep them in the same Saved Games\DCS\Liveries\Cockpit_Spitfire_LFMkIX\default folder where the description.lua is located.
3. Are they someplace else? Then you need to tell the description.lua where to find them, if you don't, you get 'missing textures'.
4. Have you commented out all the lines in the description.lua for textures you did not replace? Otherwise, also 'missing textures' for those.

Those are some Qs I can think of right now.
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