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I'm not much into liveries, so when I try to use them in ME, I run into unexpected issues. Here's one:

 

I'm setting up a mission, and I have a Hind belonging to the UN peacekeeper force that is flying along a neutral zone nicely, doing it's business. Now I want to give it a UN paint scheme, because I saw that it is available.

 

And here is where I'm looking stupid: for the life of me, I can't get the UN paint scheme to appear when the helicopter is a UN peacekeeper country unit. Yet, that paint scheme is available when I choose 'Russia' as county. If I do that, my blue units will open fire on UN troops, because it's no longer a neutral unit - and that's a big no-no.

 

What am I doing wrong? How can I set my neutral unit to use the neutral paint scheme? 

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The UN livery has the following country restriction:

countries = {"UKR","GRG","RUS",}

 

Two options:

1.) Add Russia, or Ukraine, or Georgia to the blue side, in the mission.

2.) Download a livery unlocker. Specifically one that includes the Mi-24, to remove the country restrictions.


 


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You can also edit the description.lua file of the livery, like suggested here:

 

 

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Thanks, @Rudel_chw. Now that I found that "UN" is the country code for UN, I can also update the "description.lua" to allow me access to it 🙂

(My work-around was to write a small script to create a spawner - assigning liveries in lua seems to work, but above link saves me a ton of time)

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For those who want to add the UN liveries to country = UN Peacekeepers as DIY:

 

open the file DCSWorld\CoreMods\aircraft\Mi-24P\Liveries\Mi-24P\United Nations.lua

 

And change 

 

countries = {"UKR","GRG","RUS",}

 

to

 

countries = {"UKR","GRG","RUS","UN",}

 

(i.e. add <"UN"> with quotes, and a comma <,> 

 

You'll find the line close to the end of the file

 

Make sure you create a backup first...


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2 hours ago, fargo007 said:

I just use Ukraine when I want that skin.

 

Well, in my setup that would result in a Blue Coalition Unit, and it would then immediately be attacked by Red. But you are pointing me into the right direction: I could move Ukraine into the Neutral Coalition, and then it would work 🙂

 

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Another way, is adding in -- so (it nils the argument, which removes any country restrictions)

countries = {"UKR","GRG","RUS",}

becomes 

--countries = {"UKR","GRG","RUS",}

 

Some livery files have the countries argument like this:

countries = {
    "UKR",
}
 

I just change them, so they all have:

--countries = {"USA", "RUS", "FRA", "UKR", "SPN", "NETH", "TUR", "BEL", "GER", "NOR", "CAN", "DEN", "UK", "GRG", "ISR", "ABH", "RSO"}

 


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1 hour ago, Pacientis said:

Another way, is adding in -- so (it nils the argument, which removes any country restrictions)

 

I don't like that, because it tends to create super-long liveries lists whenever you want to assign a livery, be it in-game or on the Mission Editor. 

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46 minutes ago, Rudel_chw said:

 

I don't like that, because it tends to create super-long liveries lists whenever you want to assign a livery, be it in-game or on the Mission Editor. 

Good point! 🙂

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6 hours ago, MAXsenna said:

Will moving it to "Saved Games" work like a workaround?

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You can try but I doubt that would work.

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On 8/30/2021 at 10:01 AM, fargo007 said:

I just use Ukraine when I want that skin.

 

^This^

Ukraine is or should be a friendly country.

No need to go fooling around with the code.

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33 minutes ago, rayrayblues said:

 

^This^

Ukraine is or should be a friendly country.

No need to go fooling around with the code.

 

Not entirely, because Ukraine is Blue by default, and a blue unit will be attacked by red (the UN chopper is supposed to patrol the neutral zone and not bothered by either side). I need a country that is affiliated with neutral (now, I could make Ukraine itself align with neutral in the coalition editor, but why use an easy fix when I can alter some source files??? 🙂 )

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01.09.2021 в 00:15, Ogma сказал:

I did a UN livery pack for the Mi-24P with all skins being available to the UN faction (and based on IRL livery) if that helps 😉

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3317009/

 

 

I humbly request the Calipso livery. In 2001-2002 in Sierra-Leone this chopper has been flying over the Atlantic ocean, something went wrong and the chopper went for a little drink, then pulled up and carried on like nothing happened 😎 Photos and story (in Russian) here: https://www.yaplakal.com/forum2/topic334149.html

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14 hours ago, cfrag said:

why use an easy fix when I can alter some source files??? 🙂 )

 

Because the source files will reset themselves with every update or repair and you will have to do it over every time.

My Daddy always used to say:  "work smarter, not harder."    

 

 

There is nothing to fix. The procedure is already built into the ME:

 

1.  Click the COMBAT button in the ME, upper right corner to see ALL countries.

2.  Select "UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS" as your country.

It will paint on the UN skin and,

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EDIT:

I just found out that It only works works with the Hind. You can make other helos UN neutral, but only The Hind gets the UN skin. 

 

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Boy do I feel stupid.

The reason it was only working with the Hind is because I had already added UN to the description.lua

as per @cfrag instructions above, DUH....sz4M0Ns.png

I have since done the same for the Huey and the Hip and here is the result.

 

Mi-24   countries = {"UKR","GRG","RUS","UN",}

Mi-8     countries = {"RUS","UN",}  

UH-1H  countries = {"USA","UN",}

 

Notice the correct Russian UN liveries.

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@BIGNEWY @Flappie @NineLine

Would it be possible for the devs to make these small additions permanent in the next update?

DCSOpenBeta/Bazar/Liveries/"name of unit"/United Nations/description.lua  

It took me less than 5 minutes and I'm not a coder.

This way we wouldn't have to re-do the codes after every update/repair


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Two very stoopid questions.
Like I wrote above. If you copy the liveries, after you edit them, to the saved games, will that work?
If ED makes the changes @rayrayblues suggests, might it break the default Huey campaign? Being a peace keeper and all.

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11 hours ago, MAXsenna said:

Like I wrote above. If you copy the liveries, after you edit them, to the saved games, will that work?

 

I don't know. All I did was add UN to the countries.

 

11 hours ago, MAXsenna said:

If ED makes the changes @rayrayblues suggests, might it break the default Huey campaign? Being a peace keeper and all

 

Good question.

 

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13 hours ago, MAXsenna said:

If ED makes the changes @rayrayblues suggests, might it break the default Huey campaign? Being a peace keeper and all

 

Hi Max,  I just tried the mission and it works okay.

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