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__WarChild__ #1 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 15:58

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Howdy Tankers,

 

Please forgive my noobery, but I purchased the Chrysler K GF on the last day it was offered in June 2017 (which happened to be my first day in WoT).  Although I've liked the tank, I've never felt like SirFoch's rant was accurate as this tank can't pen anything without premium ammo and it seems to get penned by tanks that should have more trouble with doing so.  Anyway, I like my Chrysler a lot and use it for "shell bounce" missions and SH's mostly.  However, I've always "felt" like the black camo made it an easier target for enemy tanks - especially on desert & winter maps.  So, my question to the Forum is:

 

What are the pros/cons of swapping for a regular camo version?

- is the camo value the same for both?

- does the black camo make the tank stick out too much?

- would changing to lighter camo help?

 

I've never really been in a position to swap out a tank before, so I'm just wondering if giving up the nostalgia of a black GF tank is worth it.

 

Many thanks for your time and opinions!

 

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RNGesus__Giveth #2 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 15:59

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$$$$$$ is why.

YANKEE137 #3 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 16:01

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Don't overthink it. I'm swapping because I want to paint/camo it.

SparkyGT #4 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 16:05

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im debating on the swap to have camo on it, but i dont know why they just wouldnt let me pick camo, and have the black one as a preset style, (is it more work in coding?) Come on WG, i would  even be up for paying some gold to allow this.  its no worse than having the "black widown" style,  speaking of we need more styles like this.

BLAZE_511 #5 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 16:16

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- The camo value is only the same when you mount a camo on the unskinned version, if no camo is on the camo rating is worse. Personally i sent the ticket because i like being able to apply paint/camos on tanks.

- I don't know if that has any real effect, but i do find it easier to shoot the "clown tanks". That could just be a placebo effect tho.

- If what i said above is true and on more brightly colorful or contrasting tank its easier to define the edges. Then making it more blend in with the season/map would probably help. But again i think its just the placebo effect taking hold.

 

I would switch only if you care about customizing your tank the way you want to, if not it doesn't really matter.


Edited by BLAZE_511, Oct 26 2018 - 16:17.


YANKEE137 #6 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 16:20

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Nelson would make a great Community Administrator

__WarChild__ #7 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 16:36

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View PostBut_She_Said_She_Was_18, on Oct 26 2018 - 08:59, said:

$$$$$$ is why.

It's free to swap.

View PostYANKEE137, on Oct 26 2018 - 09:01, said:

Don't overthink it. I'm swapping because I want to paint/camo it.

I overthink a lot of things :sceptic:



SparkyGT #8 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 17:25

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also consider if you want a "rare" tank or run of the mill camo version.  depends if you collect or not, some will buy both

1984BigBrother #9 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 17:32

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I mean you will have to pay gold (or use camo/styles you have) for the camo on the unskinned, other than that there isn't a huge benefit to one over the other. Personally, I like the black paint.

 


Edited by 1984BigBrother, Oct 26 2018 - 17:35.


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View Post__WarChild__, on Oct 26 2018 - 09:58, said:

Please forgive my noobery...

 

You are forgiven... :-)

 

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CynicalDutchie #11 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 20:06

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View Post1984BigBrother, on Oct 26 2018 - 17:32, said:

I mean you will have to pay gold (or use camo/styles you have) for the camo on the unskinned, other than that there isn't a huge benefit to one over the other. Personally, I like the black paint.

 

 

The black paint job is pretty cool, the WGL logos are ugly as hell though.

JLdragon #12 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 21:26

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Due to the conclusive Information that Avalon has provided, I have removed the files and information I provided earlier in attempt to help resolve the OP's post about having camo applied on the Chrysler K GF Tank.


Edited by JLdragon, Oct 27 2018 - 02:37.


JLdragon #13 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 21:29

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Edited by JLdragon, Oct 27 2018 - 02:37.


SparkyGT #14 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 22:25

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i can try it later tonight hopefully

JLdragon #15 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 22:39

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View PostSparkyGT, on Oct 26 2018 - 13:25, said:

i can try it later tonight hopefully

 

TY sparky I appreciate it..

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__WarChild__ #16 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 23:00

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View Post1984BigBrother, on Oct 26 2018 - 10:32, said:

I mean you will have to pay gold (or use camo/styles you have) for the camo on the unskinned, other than that there isn't a huge benefit to one over the other. Personally, I like the black paint.

 

 

That's a good point.  However, I purchased camo for all nations the last time they put it on sale, so I'm good to go.  I like the black paint too, but I just wonder if it makes it easier to hit.

 

View Postxrays_, on Oct 26 2018 - 10:34, said:

 

You are forgiven... :-)

 

x.

 

Thank you :P

 

View PostJLdragon, on Oct 26 2018 - 14:26, said:

OK so I looked over the files for this tank, and since I have already done a full chrome edition as a request, I had the files on hand.

From what i see that WG has done is removed the Alpha Channel from the tanks AO.DDS file which without this file camo can not be applied.

 

SO I have added the alpha channel and saved it as a DXT5 with Alpha channel, Made the appropriate adjustments.

Now I can NOT promise this will work since I don't own this Tank. which means I cant use the exterior option in the paintbooth room and check to see if the tank will take a camo.

But here is the file link if any of you want to try this.

Chrysler_K_GF_Camo Files

Files hosted by Google Drive

Click on the blue download button in the middle of the screen

WHERE TO PLACE FILES!

Games\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\1.2.0.1\vehicles\american\A115_Chrysler_K_GF

 

If you do NOT have a vehicles folder in your res_mod folder Directory then you will need to create the above Path! Instructions are located here

JLDragons Tank remodels and Recolors

First spoiler option.

the Chrysler K GF chrome edition is also available for download.

 

Need someone who has this tank to please TEST and confirm if this works as far as having the ability to add camo to the tank in the exterior paintbooth.

 

Thank you for posting this.  I have no idea what you're talking about and I am not comfortable messing with my files.  If Aslain can't modify it, it ain't getting done.  



Avalon304 #17 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 23:00

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View PostJLdragon, on Oct 26 2018 - 13:26, said:

OK so I looked over the files for this tank, and since I have already done a full chrome edition as a request, I had the files on hand.

From what i see that WG has done is removed the Alpha Channel from the tanks AO.DDS file which without this file camo can not be applied.

 

SO I have added the alpha channel and saved it as a DXT5 with Alpha channel, Made the appropriate adjustments.

Now I can NOT promise this will work since I don't own this Tank. which means I cant use the exterior option in the paintbooth room and check to see if the tank will take a camo.

But here is the file link if any of you want to try this.

Chrysler_K_GF_Camo Files

Files hosted by Google Drive

Click on the blue download button in the middle of the screen

WHERE TO PLACE FILES!

Games\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\1.2.0.1\vehicles\american\A115_Chrysler_K_GF

 

If you do NOT have a vehicles folder in your res_mod folder Directory then you will need to create the above Path! Instructions are located here

JLDragons Tank remodels and Recolors

First spoiler option.

the Chrysler K GF chrome edition is also available for download.

 

Need someone who has this tank to please TEST and confirm if this works as far as having the ability to add camo to the tank in the exterior paintbooth.

 

Camo cant be applied to any perma skinned tank anyway... even if the files gain the proper channels because the actual exterior menu is disabled for most of them (and even if it isnt completely disabled, like in the case of the Skorpion G, the camo section is).

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View PostAvalon304, on Oct 26 2018 - 16:00, said:

 

Camo cant be applied to any perma skinned tank anyway... even if the files gain the proper channels because the actual exterior menu is disabled for most of them (and even if it isnt completely disabled, like in the case of the Skorpion G, the camo section is).

 

^^^ This. DEFINITELY this!!

 

 

:trollface:

 

(I have no clue what a channel is or any of that other stuff.)



JLdragon #19 Posted Oct 26 2018 - 23:46

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WELL HE11. At least I tried.. Big O' Poop to WG then on this... 

Next thing I can do is offer recolor requests at least and or the chrome recolor until WG gets done with the snicker's bar and make the camo option available..



dont_ping_me #20 Posted Oct 27 2018 - 03:39

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I swapped out my M41 GF camo, but later regretted the lack of uniqueness. So prolly not going to swap my Detroit muscle black paint job. Besides, it matches my Detroit made truck.




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