Beta 04 - download link (DDS preview enabled; opening archives is currently broken)
Version 1.0 beta4 NOTES:
Unlike historical or fictional skins, the official skins have more 'ambiguous' names (e.g. can be something like 110201.dds), which can match more than one preview dds (i.e. belonging to a different plane, in a different preview folder), especially if you don't update the skin-preview match pairs, as the Skin Manager help mentions.
<RoF>/data/graphics/skins/<Plane type>/ is not the same as <RoF>/data/swf/planes/<Plane type>/ (which you can see by reading in Skin Manager the paths above a displayed dds preview image). So for each 'new' planes, new skin-preview match helper pairs should be added in Skin Manager, to better guide the program in finding the correct prevews. For the Halb you should add 2 new pairs:
HalberstadtCL2au:Halberstadt CL.II 200hp
When multiple previews are found for a skin, they will be all shown. There we'll just have to scroll down eventually until we found the right plane type -> that's the right skin for it.
In the case of the Pfalz D12, by mistake the Pfalz D12 and the Pfalz D3a have their match pairs REVERSED, so it should be corrected to:
Previous version (beta 03) - download link
Hint: you can also open tar.xz archives in the latest version of 7zip archive manager.
Courtesy of ImPeRaToR, we now have some compressed skin packs which you may find useful:
1. Squadron Skin Pack for Les Hellequins: hq_skins.1019.tar.xz
2. A Skin Pack for use with the 1.019 Career mode, "including the entire official skin pack as well as a few community skins which are being used or will be used in 1.020 by player and AI controlled squadrons, but without bloating it with skins that are not being used (yet)": 1.019 Career mode skin pack
Some more virtual squadron skin packs for those with many skins and members. I did not include "random" personal skins, only those with squadron markings.
Exception were Squids entente skins since he uses them frequently and J2 has no entente skins.
If I forgot your squadron please make a post and I will add yours as well.
In alphabetic order:
1.Pulk Lotniczy Entente* Skin Pack 1.019
Flying Barans skin pack 1.019
Imperial Royal Flying Corps skin pack 1.019
Königlich Preußische Jagdstaffel 2 'Boelcke' skin pack 1.019
Königlich Preußische Jagdstaffel 13 skin pack 1.019
Königlich Preußische Jagdstaffel 99 skin pack 1.019
Wing Walkers skin pack 1.019
I made two packs for 1.Pulk Lotniczy because they are very confusing; also I believe they prefer to use Jasta 8 when flying central anyway for this reason. If you still want to install them I made a seperate pack below:
1.Pulk Lotniczy Central Skin Pack 1.019
P.S. Thank you Huetz and Parazaine for not including the J2 tag in the file name
Install instructions for such skin packs, can't be easier (images by ImPeRaToR):
EDIT: added "Delete" button if source is a folder (and not an archive).
EDIT: "Delete" now also delete preview of the skin, if it finds only one or if, from more previews with the same name, the path of one "matches" with the skin path using the match helpers.
[edit - see page 8 for post with link to new updated version beta.04]