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#4348589 - 04/02/17 05:39 PM A Custom British Duty Room Background  
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Greetings All,

I have been travelling nearly non-stop for work these last few weeks. However, the other night while sitting in my hotel room, I did manage to put together a new background for the British Duty Room, (I've been wanting to lose the generic one for a good long while). For anyone who might like to use it here is the link to the BMP image I have just parked online:

DutyRoom_Britain

Once you have it open just save it to your computer in the same BMP format.

To use it go to the Nations folder in your WOFF install, the path to which should look something like this:
C:\OBDSoftware\WOFF\OBDWW1 Over Flanders Fields\campaigns\CampaignData\Nations.
Once in the folder locate the "DutyRoom_Britain.bmp" and rename it "DutyRoom_BritainORIG.bmp". Then you can drop in the new one and it should display in the sim.

I built this to fit the native resolution of my monitor which is 1920 x 1080, if folks are using resolutions of the same ratio it should display without distortion. Here is how it should look for you:

(right-click on image and open in new window to view it full size)
[Linked Image]


Enjoy!

Lou

Attached Files New_British_Duty_Room_background_001.jpg

[Linked Image]

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#4348591 - 04/02/17 05:49 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Wow, Really sweet looking

#4348593 - 04/02/17 05:53 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Yeah, looks great! smile


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#4348594 - 04/02/17 06:02 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Absolutely fabulous Lou!!! A must add ASAP for me!!!!!!


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#4348613 - 04/02/17 06:47 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Marvelous, Lou! So, you say you whipped this up while sitting in your hotel room, huh? Neat.

#4348615 - 04/02/17 06:48 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Nice work Lou!..

Just askin'...any chance of doing same for the other services. cheers

#4348629 - 04/02/17 07:45 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Great looking Lou! yep This was my try at it some time a go, I may give yours a go this time smile

[Linked Image]


Attached Files DutyRoom_Britain.jpg
Last edited by ArisFuser; 04/02/17 07:46 PM.
#4348631 - 04/02/17 08:08 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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I didn't know you could edit that Duty room!

I wonder how I could add an entire Mess? Hmmmm.....


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Apparently it's in poor taste to tell leaving customers "Thanks for coming."

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#4348632 - 04/02/17 08:15 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Very nice indeed.
And I second the wish for the other services...next time your sitting about of course.

#4348634 - 04/02/17 08:53 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Lou, looks great. Now if you would be so kind as to create one for the Germans. smile2


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#4348635 - 04/02/17 09:06 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: Banjoman]  
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Originally Posted by Banjoman
Lou, looks great. Now if you would be so kind as to create one for the Germans. smile2


And of course the French and the Americans!

[Linked Image]

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#4348637 - 04/02/17 09:12 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Excellent, thanks Lou.

I can report that it does look fine at 2560x1440 resolution also.


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#4348645 - 04/02/17 10:10 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Both look great!


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#4348713 - 04/03/17 11:35 AM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks everyone, glad you like the new look. When time allows I will consider knocking together versions for the other air services as well but for now, when I am at home, I need to devote my WOFF free time to building winter textures for St. Omer and Havrincourt Wood.

ArisFuser, your duty room tweaks look spiffing as well. Perhaps you should make others available too. smile2



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Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked.
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"pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"

#4348722 - 04/03/17 12:05 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Very nice Lou I really like the Good Luck Charms hanging at the side of the board. I also like the line about After Action Reports! I usually never get to fill one out for that very reason.

#4349395 - 04/05/17 11:34 PM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Thanks MD, and glad you like the various charms and amulets. I actually went through and "hung" each one individually in order to get the shadows to look as they should.


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Three RFC Brass Hats were strolling down a street in London. Two walked into a bar, the third one ducked.
_________________________________________________________________________

Former Cold War Warrior, USAF Security Service 1974-1978, E-4, Morse Systems Intercept, England, Europe, and points above.
"pippy-pahpah-pippy pah-pip-pah"

#4349399 - 04/06/17 12:11 AM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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In looking at your new graphic it appears to be more "roomy" for text.
Wonder if a German version would solve the old issue of:
Long Von German names + long rank titles + HA = taking two lines up on the screen thereby offsetting every pilots information below them.

#4349410 - 04/06/17 02:46 AM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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Duke, I'm using Lou's new graphics and it doesn't solve that problem. My pilot has a long last name and it wraps.


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#4349434 - 04/06/17 07:02 AM Re: A Custom British Duty Room Background [Re: Banjoman]  
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Originally Posted by Banjoman
Duke, I'm using Lou's new graphics and it doesn't solve that problem. My pilot has a long last name and it wraps.


Argggh. Thanks BJM!


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