The Team Johannisthal proudly presents: "The Johannisthal Mod"
For further info I'm reproducing the Read Me file for you:
Albatros D.III Johannisthal Mod
Albatros D.III, (Johannisthal), the classic German fighter that so many Pour le Merite aces, (Manfred von Richthofen, Lothar von Richthofen, Wolff, Allmenroeder, Schaefer, Voss, Udet, Berthold, Tutschek, Bernert, etc), flew and the one with which Germany dominated the skies through the first half of 1917. The real protagonist of the so called "Bloody April"!
If you want a more accurate, (at least visually), first half of 1917, (Bloody April), Career experience with the Albatros D.III in RoF,
this is the Mod for you.
What does it do:
Transforms ROF's default Albatros D.III,
(an OAW-built version that did not arrive in the field until July 1917) to appear as the Johannisthal-built D.III,
(which arrived in the field late December 1916/early January 1917), masking the rudder properly, eliminating the frontal, (engine), footstep, (that was characteristic of the OAW model), adding a rounded cockpit footstep, new wheel covers, correcting the engine hood and rearranging the nose plywood planks to match the Johhanisthal style of structure. (AFAIK we couldn't rearrange the radiator placement too, to have a fully historical representation of the earlier model)!
Other details as the weights table stencil on the port side and metallic identification placards on the nose and lower wings, have been added in Johannisthal style.
To achieve all those changes,
new alpha channel and new normal map have been introduced.
Because of the new normal, (bump) map, introduction,
this mod is not fully compatible with the default, OAW series Albatrosse in game.
This wouldn't be a problem though, as the Johhanisthal type was already obsolete by the introduction of the game's default, D.III (OAW)
and in some cases, (Jasta 28w, comes in mind), the latter replaced the former.
So you'd better use this mod in Career, from the introduction of D.III in January '17 till mid summer '17.
So from July '17 and on, disable this mod and revert back to the default D.III, (OAW).
I remind you, this is only a visual change!
This mod contains:
New Albatros D.III normal map.
New default skin for the Albatros D.III (Historical Johannisthal style).
New default skins for Jasta Boelcke, Jasta 6 and Jasta 11, to be used in Career mode.
TEAM JOHANNISTHAL intention is to cover every relevant Jasta, with new defaults and aces skins, in regular updates.
It is highly recommended to use JSGME, (JoneSoft Generic Mod Enabler),
to install this Mod into your game so you can easily go back if something doesn't work for you.
JSGME is a Mod enabling-disabling utility you can download free, from:
Once you've installed JSGME in your game's main directory,
a folder named MODS will be created.
Extract the JoMod_AlbD3 folder into the MODS folder.
Run JSGME and enable the mod.
PS: If you don't want to use JSGME and still want to install this mod,
just copy the data folder included in the JoMod_AlbD3 folder to your game's main directory,
merge it with the existing folder and overwrite when asked, at your own risk!
(It will work, but it will be a bit difficult to revert back, retaining Mods On status at the same time).
Thanks to Zoring for his final touch on the rudder's alpha channel editing
and Dave, BLOWHARD, Douglas, for sharing his RGB values for the three tone camo!
THE TEAM JOHANNISTHAL
Graf - JFM - elephant
Some pictures are always helpful, for you to see what you're about to get.
The new default D.III skin, incorporating all the changes mentioned above:
The new default Jasta Boelcke skin:
The new default Jasta 6 skin:
And last but not least the new default Jasta 11 skin:
All the skins above are created by Graf
And now the actual link to the Mod:http://www.mediafire.com/?9yq1x67hak5b787
The Team Johannisthal