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Different Looks

Postby F.A.H.E.S. » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:47 am

Hi all,

I'm new here and want to ask you, how can I make my DEFCON look like this?


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Are these screenshots from visual customizations or do we see "real" mods here? And if we see mods here, how are they called and were can I get them? If not, how do I customize my DEFCON map like this?

pS: Excuse my wrong english!
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Re: Different Looks

Postby nuclear cocaine » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:42 am

Hello


I truly dont remember how I used to edit color schemes in game but however I have edited the ship bmp and land based look using mods people have created it looks like this :).

If you want instructions on how to do this just ask :)

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Re: Different Looks

Postby Communist Empire » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:19 am

tools then go to style editor
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Re: Different Looks

Postby nuclear cocaine » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:53 am

Thout that was only for dia boxex ans windows?
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Re: Different Looks

Postby General Ivan » Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:23 pm

Nice mod coke...in fact could you give link or whatever to this graphic mod or whatever?

But to answer FAHES question, there is a Style Editor in the 'Tools' section of the main menu, I have set mine to red so in case i am facing anybody with blue color, it will at least be kind to my eyes for a while.
You can fiddle around with the color settings if you wish for a more personal feel, but i would just select the few selections of color layouts located in the load area of the style editor just to save time.
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Re: Different Looks

Postby F.A.H.E.S. » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:57 pm

@ All:
Ah, thanks! I will try out the style editor.

@ nuckear cocain:
This looks nice. How can i edit ship, aircraft and building bmp?

@ General Ivan:
Thank you for the tipp with blue enemies! This was bugging me sometimes, when i havent seen a bulk of blue bombers ariving at my coast.
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Re: Different Looks

Postby General Ivan » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:04 pm

F.A.H.E.S. wrote:@ General Ivan:
Thank you for the tipp with blue enemies! This was bugging me sometimes, when i havent seen a bulk of blue bombers ariving at my coast.


np dude...however blue in my opinion still looks horrible with any color background, and ive tried using my glasses, to no avail, so basically the style editor will give your eyes less grief when playing blue, but only for a while for me
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Re: Different Looks

Postby Siсiliаn Ноundd » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:51 pm

F.A.H.E.S. wrote:Image


I like this screenshot its pretty. :D
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Re: Different Looks

Postby nuclear cocaine » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:57 pm

Well I will explain what i did.

1 download and install winzip

2 look for mods like ace mod modern warfare mod and download them

3 open the downloaded mod with winzio find graphix open that folder the named bmp are on there

4 open defcon up through c/program files/ defcon find the Main file open it with winzip with a differrent window find graphix backup the whole graphix folder for defcon first then drop and drag the bmp files fron the mods graphix file to the defcon files :) done !
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Re: Different Looks

Postby F.A.H.E.S. » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:23 am

OK, style editor works. It's a bit tricky to get the color you want by RGB code but it works^^

@ nuclear cocain:
The way you discribe wont work for me. I forgot to say that I'm playing via Steam.

I have only the main folder.
C:\Programme\Steam\SteamApps\common\Defcon\
and there are no pictures or any other graphic data and no more folders.

The complete content is:
authkey
blackbox.txt
changes.txt
debug.txt
defcon.exe
game-history.txt
main.dat
preferences.txt
sounds.dat
steam_api.dll
and sevral synclog 20XX-XX-XX XXXXXXXX XXX.txt

Any ideas how I can modify my unit graphics?
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Re: Different Looks

Postby nuclear cocaine » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:51 am

the main dat file can be opened here

C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Defcon

then double click the main at file and choose browse then winrar to open it. after opened find data open it then find graphix open that and replace what bmp files you want changed using mod or mods bmp files you downloaded. I use some from ace mod and modern warfare mod
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Re: Different Looks

Postby F.A.H.E.S. » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:47 am

Hm, ive tried to open it with PeaZip but it can't open it.

I will try it with WinRar the next days.
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Re: Different Looks

Postby nuclear cocaine » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:31 am

Its how i did it :)
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Re: Different Looks

Postby General Ivan » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:25 pm

Sicilian Hound wrote:
F.A.H.E.S. wrote:Image


I like this screenshot its pretty. :D


Pretty as it looks, its almost as bad as blue background with blue, especially with diplo games. Why i stick to red, as it doesnt blend as badly with red units.
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Re: Different Looks

Postby F.A.H.E.S. » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:24 pm

With the style editor i have made everything black, except the coastlines wich are white now.

I think its the best way to see eversthing. Also the greyed units because i have disabled the boarders and the coastlines are bright white.

But theres a problem: On the last few minutes of the game the coastlines are vanishing and all i see are the cities and units... I dont know why this happens.

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