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Hey everyone. I'm a great fan of EAW since it was released but did never real modding from myself, else skinning my own plane. Now it has been time and i have been modding on other games from TK like First Eagles, but EaW just remains my "first love", that's the game that made me love flight simulations.

I'm happy to see i'm not the only one playing it today, 10 years after its release. And when i discovered that a patch had been released lately, 1.28b, i tried it out and it gave me much motivation to get back to EAW modding.

And there is the problem that is totally stopping my work: I lack the necessary tools for modding and the EAW most common sites, like Tally-ho and others are unjoinable. So basically those files are "inexistent" on the web.

As i know many of you posters are great modders, i suppose you have and use regularly those utilities i miss.

What i need at the moment is:

-"Paulo Morais' CDF extractor" or any program that would extract EAW CDF files, windows based.

-A program called "gpmtpc2pcx.exe" that permits the conversion of TPC textures into pcx.

-A way to get all standard textures from a fresh EAW install, to make them appear. I guess the CDF extractor will do it for me.

Any thing related with the three said points above will be of a great help. Thanks by advance.

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Hi Again.

OK Reading your post, it seems your quite a bit behind the curve, regarding EAW and it's development.

You can still extract the original Low Res textures from the CDF, but these are only 8bit. We can now use 24bit BMP's to skin with.

Also, we have Multi Skins available, which allows you to skin an entire squadron.

And added to that we have High Res models, which give you a much higher reolution to skin in.

OK as for the tools you will need these contained in this zip.

http://rapidshare.com/files/285170001/3DZ_...er_Kit.zip.html

If you have any questions, and want a quick reply, please try emailing me on wingspl at yahoo dot com

Or contact me on SimHQ via this forum.

http://simhq.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/foru...an_Air_War.html

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Hi again Col. Gibbon.

I hadn't anyproblem using all the skinning tools you gave me and i thank you again for that.

I don't manage to make the 3DZ studio work at the moment though. Maybe because of Vista. As i am going seven i should try to see.

Right now i am quite busy but later i will try to figure out what bugs it.

Have luck.

Regards.

P.S: I m very happy they oppened a EAW section at combatace

forum. AT LAST!! See you there!

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Hi again Col. Gibbon.

I hadn't anyproblem using all the skinning tools you gave me and i thank you again for that.

I don't manage to make the 3DZ studio work at the moment though. Maybe because of Vista. As i am going seven i should try to see.

Right now i am quite busy but later i will try to figure out what bugs it.

Have luck.

Regards.

P.S: I m very happy they oppened a EAW section at combatace

forum. AT LAST!! See you there!

It may be a bit too late for this reply but most tools for EAW require the install of the Visual Basic 6 or later runtime files. Hope you're still around!

I may not be able to check back on this but if you need more info on this send me an e-mail to:

se023166@12move.nl

and I'll try to get back to you asap

VonBeerhofen

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