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Hoghead

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:30 am

Start up screen background question

I have downloaded a new background s start up screen for the game for the single missions. It works fine. It is a TGA file 800 X 600 image size in RGB mode. I found a JPEG image I liked. I saved it in TGA mode the same as the default backgrounds. Replaced the original (saved it of course) and put the new image in the IL 2 1946/Files/Missions folder with the MAT file. It does not show up :x ? any advice or suggestions?
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s3231541

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:35 am

Re: Start up screen background question

you should try different setting: in 16, 24 or 32 bit, it does count.
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Hoghead

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:53 pm

Re: Start up screen background question

Do you know the recommended bit? I will play around wiht it. I only have Gimp and Paintshop Pro.
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stuka_40

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:40 pm

Re: Start up screen background question

well, photoshop shows 24 bit 512x512 in pixel size! file size is 768 kB(for all background textures).
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Nadia

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:52 pm

Re: Start up screen background question

We use photoshop, windows paint XP version, but when
it comes to finding the proper format that pleases IL2, or any place else,
we go into Irfan View to convert the picture, change size, adjust color depht, et/c, and do the final save as:

Download: http://www.irfanview.ca/main_download_engl.htm
Info: http://www.irfanview.ca/
( freeware )

Once you know the final result that you want, it is easier to get it done in there...

hope this will help...

mission picture data: tga
size: 512 x512 Pixels
18.1 x 18.1 cm; 7.1 x7.1 inches (Print Size)
16.7 Millions Colors (24 BitsPerPixel)
256 (Number of unique colors)
768.02 Kb (Disk Size)
768.04 Kb (Memory Size)
769 Kb (windows reported File Size)
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Hoghead

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:18 pm

Re: Start up screen background question

Thank you all for the responses and help. I am downloading now and will give it a try.
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Hoghead

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Post Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:12 pm

Re: Start up screen background question

It did work with the new Infra View image editor. Thanks to all for the help and advice
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Nadia

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Post Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:47 pm

Re: Start up screen background question

Hoghead wrote:It did work with the new Infra View image editor. Thanks to all for the help and advice

NICE !!!!

Good luck ! :mrgreen:

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