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11 hours ago, Lowengrin said:

Yeah, the SetPaint command is campaign specific and DCG "forgets" about it when it switches campaigns.  I'd just drop the SetPaint command into the next subcampaign.

Err... yes, but that is not quite what I meant. 

Extract from a timetable:

[Burma_1942]
  19421221 NewPlane 28Squadron0 HurricaneMkIIb
  19421221 SetPaint 28Squadron0 = Hurricane MkIIB BR125, 3 PRU Agartala, India, Nov 1942.bmp
[Burma_1942]
  19440522 NewPlane 28Squadron0 Sea_HurricaneMkIId
  19440522 SetPaint 28Squadron0 = Hurricane MkIIc Night fighter tail flash.bmp
  19440522 SetPaint 684Squadron0 = Mosquito4PRU.bmp

If I start playing from Burma 1942 I get:

28Squadron0 flying Hurricane Mk IIB (correct) using skin Hurricane MkIIB BR125, 3 PRU Agartala, India, Nov 1942.bmp (correct)

No 684Squadron0 (correct)

 

Advancing to Burma 1944:

28Squadron0 flying Sea Hurricane Mk II D (correct) using default skin (incorrect)

684Squadron0 flying Mosquito IV (correct) using skin Mosquito4PRU.bmp (correct).

 

If I start playing from Burma 1944 I get:

28Squadron0 flying Sea Hurricane Mk II D (correct) using skin Hurricane MkIIc Night fighter tail flash.bmp (correct)

684Squadron0 flying Mosquito IV (correct) using skin Mosquito4PRU.bmp (correct).

 

 

That's what I meant (I think 🤔)

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It should work UNLESS the date that your campaign advances to Burma 1944 is before 19440522 and that's not an error in your timetable...

[Burma_1942]
  19421221 NewPlane 28Squadron0 HurricaneMkIIb
  19421221 SetPaint 28Squadron0 = Hurricane MkIIB BR125, 3 PRU Agartala, India, Nov 1942.bmp
[Burma_1942]

Shouldn't that second [Burma_1942] be [Burma_1944]...?

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45 minutes ago, Lowengrin said:

Shouldn't that second [Burma_1942] be [Burma_1944]...?

Oops, of course it should... Stupid copy-paste error while I was picking lines from the actual timetable (what's wrong with me today - I've been making errors like that all day today... 🥴)

 

45 minutes ago, Lowengrin said:

It should work UNLESS the date that your campaign advances to Burma 1944 is before 19440522 and that's not an error in your timetable...

 

Ok, I'll keep on testing. I may well be mistaken.

 

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Paul, I'm afraid there is something fishy with the SetPaint command.

I checked the advance of the real campaign I'm currently playing. 

The campaign files are here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/byify6ta6xpn235/Burma.rar/file

The .mis files DCG created are here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/191mudqb9tm3wx7/DGen_B_Burma_1941doe0.rar/file

Check the first mission after changing from Burma_1941 to Burma_1942, which would be 194212210.mis

If I'm not mistaken, the skins in the 194212210.mis do not match with the skins in the timetable.dcg, nor with the skins in the Burma_1942.mis

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On 8/24/2021 at 10:09 PM, Shakaali said:

Paul, I'm afraid there is something fishy with the SetPaint command.

Addition to this. I cannot make SetPaint work with AddSquad command either. From a campaign I'm working on:

 

  19400127 AddSquad 4IAP0
  19400127 NewPlane 4IAP0 I_15BIS_SKIS
  19400127 MoveSquad 4IAP0 Solomanni_Airfield
  19400127 ActivePlanes 4IAP0 = 16
  19400127 FlightSize 4IAP0 = 4
  19400127 SetPaint 4IAP0 = I-15Bis_Lt Abramov_Blank.bmp

On January 27, 1940 4 IAP appers to Solomanni airfield with 16 I-15Bis skis and uses 4-plane flights. But unfortunately uses default skins.

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1 hour ago, Lowengrin said:

Without debugging, I suspect it's the space in the name of the skin.  Try renaming the skin's bmp and the setpaint command so the space between Lt and Abramov is an underscore.

I-15Bis_Lt Abramov_Blank.bmp

Tested. Still no correct skins. 😧

By the way, should the order of timetable commands affect? I also tested:

 

  19400127 SetPaint 4IAP0 = I-15Bis_Lt_Abramov_Blank.bmp
  19400127 AddSquad 4IAP0
  19400127 NewPlane 4IAP0 I_15BIS_SKIS
  19400127 MoveSquad 4IAP0 Solomanni_Airfield
  19400127 ActivePlanes 4IAP0 = 16
  19400127 FlightSize 4IAP0 = 4

Still no skins, but is there a difference?

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27 minutes ago, Lowengrin said:

Yes, the order makes a difference here.  The unit must be added before any other changes are made to it.

Yes, I thought that would be logical. I just was not sure which way timetable commands are read.  🤔

 

29 minutes ago, Lowengrin said:

I'm not sure why it's ignoring the paint command and I'll have to do some debugging to find out.

Thank you.  This is not very important, of course, as campaigns work perfectly with incorrect skins, too. And SetPaint works perfectly in the beginning of a campaign. It just bugs me when something does not work correctly in such a good product DCG is. 

 

Just noticed... that was your 1,000th post here   🙂  

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Okay, it took me a few minutes but now I remember how SetPaint works.

In the timetable file, in front of the name of the file, you have to specify whether the new skin has markings on it or whether you want the game to apply the markings by inserting a "1" or "0" before the name of the file.  So the command should look something like this:

 19400127 SetPaint 4IAP0 = 0I-15Bis_Lt_Abramov_Blank.bmp
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