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#4455891 - 01/03/19 07:08 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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Hi Robert. I think a routine that cross-checks the actual names in the datafile to the skins in the folder would be great.

We tried this visually, and were asked to make absolutely sure we were correct with out work, but man... I guess mistakes still slipped by. There were just so many skins, over 4K I think?
That kind of routine would be great and could give you as a user a list to make your own corrections.

I will eventually speak with Pol and see if there is a way we can a patch to just the skins folder. Meaning, instead of burdening the main game patch, maybe offer a seperate update patch to the skins. It's hard because as you can see.. you'll get a patch, to a patch, to a patch.... etc. But it needs to be done, there are already enough errors to justify the need for it.

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#4455893 - 01/03/19 07:12 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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Guys, I'm not offended at all. I appreciate you guys finding these issues and bringing them forward. It's important. As you can imagine (and I'm sure any of the team that spent all our time making these skins for the game feels the same) it's heart-breaking to think that even one of my works would not be seen because of a spelling error or that I put a space somewhere... etc.

So please, have at it. When you find 'em, post 'em. We'll eventually work something out to get better system to correct it for you, but for now.... it's manual, done by the user.

All the best,

OvS

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#4464627 - 03/09/19 12:30 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: hoongadoonga]  
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Found a new one: Jasta 5, Alb DIII early. Both Joseph Mai and Hans Berr are assigned the same skin with the "all seeing eye" on a pyramid, Masonic, I guess. I don't know for sure which is correct but on the net I see models with this symbol used for Mai so I suspect it s Berr that is not correct because none of his later skins shows anything like this. Mai isn't using it later either though, uses a quarter moon after this aircraft.

#4464692 - 03/09/19 01:59 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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That one is ok. Hans Berr and Joseph Mai share that plane at one point. You won't see them flying it at the same time.

OvS

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#4464788 - 03/10/19 01:38 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: OvStachel]  
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COOL, THANX. salute

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#4464801 - 03/10/19 08:42 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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Well jerbear now that you have started this are you going to make a list of changes to be made for us OCD types to fix things?

#4464888 - 03/10/19 11:21 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: DukeIronHand]  
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As I find them.

#4473570 - 05/10/19 12:10 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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New one Maximillian Elder von_Daniels Albatros DV later Jasta 23 and DVa Jasta 61, should read Max von_Daniels to appear in the game.

#4473585 - 05/10/19 02:17 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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True story. One needs to rename the skins in the skins folder.
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#4496699 - 11/09/19 11:46 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: Shredward]  
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Stumbled onto a new one. Jasta 29 - DVII for Siegfried Westphal is mis-labeled Westphall. Should be Siegfried_Westphal. Westphal is the DVII taking off with the Fleur de Lis on the fuselage. [Linked Image]

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#4496754 - 11/10/19 11:34 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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Would be nice to collect all the wrongly spelled skins confirmed so far and create a pack....

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#4496761 - 11/10/19 01:17 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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If someone can provide me with two files, one containing the bad names and one containing the good names, I could probably write a routine that could be run to rename the faulty files correctly.


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#4496794 - 11/10/19 08:58 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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Excellent !


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#4496818 - 11/10/19 11:30 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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Excellent x 2!

#4497182 - 11/14/19 10:31 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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Originally Posted by jerbear
Stumbled onto a new one. Jasta 29 - DVII for Siegfried Westphal is mis-labeled Westphall. Should be Siegfried_Westphal. Westphal is the DVII taking off with the Fleur de Lis on the fuselage.



I understand that the skin name needs to match the pilot name in order for the skin to be used in the game.

Is there any disadvantage to leaving the improperly named skin file where it is? Can I just copy the file with the incorrect spelling to a new file that uses the proper spelling and be OK? In other words, is it bad to have two skin files for one pilot if one of them isn't used anyway because the name is incorrect?

Each time that I reinstall I copy additional skins (obtained from the mods site) into the game. I could just add the corrected ones that have been identified in this thread, copy them in too, and be done. However, this won't work if also leaving the current improperly named files in the game will cause problems.



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#4497206 - 11/15/19 01:04 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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It won’t. The dud skin just sits there as a turd. However, it does take up space, and there is no advantage to leaving it in the folder
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#4497213 - 11/15/19 02:40 AM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: Shredward]  
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Originally Posted by Shredward
It won’t. The dud skin just sits there as a turd. However, it does take up space, and there is no advantage to leaving it in the folder
Cheers,
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That's good to hear.

It's definitely better to rename the files if it's going to be done only once. But the same task needs to be done each time I reinstall.

Robert's mod would be great. I guess that the advantage of leaving them there is that it's easy, (I know, I'm lazy), I can make changes by myself when new ones are discovered, and it takes up just a little space.

#4497270 - 11/15/19 03:12 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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It seems to me that there's another advantage to having two skin files (the original one with a questionable name and a duplicate with a corrected name) for certain pilots - it doesn't require any testing.

I found over 20 file names that seem to be missing a required underscore (see my Dec. 31 post in this thread). Testing them all would be a big task. If I just add a second file for each of these pilots (with an underscore where it apparently needs to be) one of the two files should work and the other one will just be ignored.

Deleting or renaming the original files could potentially cause problems, but just leaving them where they are seems to have no downside.

#4497277 - 11/15/19 04:37 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: jerbear]  
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I noticed a similar but different issue when flying near Verdun in early 1917. Georges Madon from Esc 38 still uses a Nieuport 17 with Lewis in 1917 while the rest of the unit has switched to Nieuport 23. Madon has a unique N17 skin for 1916 but not for 1917. Since the squadron doesn't have a N17 skin for 1917 either, Madon actually switches to default N17 Lewis skins that has British roundels on it.

Flying in Jasta 7 I ran into Madon quite a few times and decided to fix the skin by copying the 1916 skin and naming it Off_nieuport17_Lewis_ace_t_Esc 38 1917_Georges Felix_Madon

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#4497317 - 11/15/19 11:49 PM Re: Errors Found in Labels for Skin [Re: mvp7]  
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Originally Posted by mvp7
I noticed a similar but different issue when flying near Verdun in early 1917. Georges Madon from Esc 38 still uses a Nieuport 17 with Lewis in 1917 while the rest of the unit has switched to Nieuport 23. Madon has a unique N17 skin for 1916 but not for 1917. Since the squadron doesn't have a N17 skin for 1917 either, Madon actually switches to default N17 Lewis skins that has British roundels on it.

Flying in Jasta 7 I ran into Madon quite a few times and decided to fix the skin by copying the 1916 skin and naming it Off_nieuport17_Lewis_ace_t_Esc 38 1917_Georges Felix_Madon


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