[Guide/tip] How to Change Skins Of Placed Tanks in your map ( all tank camo available )

greetings. in this thread just like our friend @22408305 did a couple of days ago for textures, i’ll do something similar but on how to change textures or skin for your vehicles in your map and link all the camo available ( for now ) within enlisted down below .

since there aren’t many guides, we’ll have to do stuff from our selves for the moment.

:warning: Keep in mind that only works for tanks. unfortunately cars, tracks, bikes AND BRITISH TANKS have a different path. and/or use a different method which it’s unknown to me :warning:

so, with that in mind, let’s proceed by step by steps:

1. Select the tank and open it’s properties.

2. type TEX under the tank ID:

3. Select Animchar_objTextureReplace

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:warning: IF you click the animchar and nothing appears, select the " + ", leave the mutator as text, and insert the following:

ger_camo_dunkelgelb* ( IF THE VEHICLE IT’S GERMAN )

for german motorcycles

ger_camo_dunkelgelb_africa* ( for motorcycles. thanks to @tommyZZM for finding the right template )

us_camo_olive* ( // AMERICAN )
it_camo_olive_green* ( // ITALIAN )
ussr_camo_green* ( // RUSSIAN )

( Don’t Forget the * at the end. or it wont work )

4. Insert the desired_camo* in the empty field and press enter… and voilà:

:warning: DO NOT FORGET TO PUT THE " * " AT THE END OF BOTH THE TITLE TEXT FUNCTION, AND THE NAME OF THE CAMO IT SELF! ( just like in the photos )

CONSIDERATIONS

there are a few considerations to do, this method DOES NOT WORK on BATTLEPASS VEHICLES and BRITISH VEHICLES.

reason being: idk :woman_shrugging:
but, the issue that arise is, for bp vehicles, once you test the mission, they will switch back to the " default " color/camo. weather for the british vehicles, i’m not sure. perhaps i haven’t found the base blueprint that works on them such as the ones above.

last but not least,

some of the camo of different nations might not work between each other factions vehicle. for example, you can’t put American camos over german vehicles or the other way around. i haven’t tested them all, but i noticed that some of them do not work.

and lastly, to the most juicy and important part of this guide:

ID camouflages ( or more like, names )

( you can copy and paste them. much faster than typing )

there will be the name of the camo, and down below a picture.

universal/random Camos:

those camo works for all tanks, no matter the faction:

  1. burnt_tank_overlay

  2. camo_hangar_red_lead

  3. camo_null


    ( darker than the first one even if they look similar )

  4. color_dark_overlay


    ( i know another black/grayish, similar to the first one, but a bit more brownish )

  5. fr_camo_winter_green_white

  6. ger_addarmor_at_ao

  7. ger_addarmor_at_c

  8. ger_addarmor_at_n


    ( it looks like fortnite, but don’t worry, it’s not related to that. it was used for CRSED in lightning and stuff )

German Camos:
  1. ger_camo_argentinian_bicolor

  2. ger_camo_bronzegruen

  3. ger_camo_bundeswehr_afgan

  4. ger_camo_captured_kv_e

  5. ger_camo_captured_us_olive_green_braun_blots

  6. ger_camo_carc

  7. ger_camo_dark_grey

  8. ger_camo_double_color


    ( two shades of gray basically )

  9. ger_camo_dunkelgelb

  10. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_africa

  11. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green

  12. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green_braun

  13. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green_braun_big_blots

  14. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green_braun_blots

  15. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green_braun_blots_man

  16. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green_braun_blots_small

  17. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green_braun_lines

  18. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green_braun_lines_mhn

  19. ger_camo_dunkelgelb_green_braun_waves

  20. ger_camo_gelboliv

  21. ger_camo_grey

  22. ger_camo_hinterhalt_daimler

  23. ger_camo_hinterhalt_man

  24. ger_camo_hinterhalt_tarnung

  25. ger_camo_inside_dark

  26. ger_camo_inside_elfebein

  27. ger_camo_lederbraun

  28. ger_camo_modern_threecolor

  29. ger_camo_olive

30- ger_camo_tiger

  1. ger_camo_tiger_green

  2. ger_camo_winter_dunkelgelb

  3. ger_camo_winter_grey

  4. ger_camo_winter_lines

  5. ger_camo_winter_waves

  6. ger_camo_winter_waves_bicolor

Italian Camos:
  1. it_camo_desert_light_yellow

  2. it_camo_desert_yellow

  3. it_camo_graygreen

  4. it_camo_leoncello

  5. it_camo_leoncello_winter

  6. it_camo_modern_three_color

  7. it_camo_olive_dab

  8. it_camo_olive_green

  9. it_camo_peruvian

  10. it_camo_three_color_blots

  11. it_camo_three_color_lines

  12. it_camo_three_color_spots

  13. it_camo_three_tones_islands

  14. it_camo_two_color_small_spots

  15. it_camo_two_color_spots

  16. it_camo_winter_olive_green

  17. it_camo_winter_white

  18. it_camo_winter_yellow

American Camos:
  1. us_camo_dark_green_dark_earth

  2. us_camo_dark_green_light_olive

  3. us_camo_desert_pink_dark_khaki

  4. us_camo_desert_pink_lines

  5. us_camo_desert_pink_olive

  6. us_camo_desert_pink_olive_drab

  7. us_camo_desert_pink_olive_drab_dark_earth

  8. us_camo_desert_pink_olive_drab_dark_earth_black

  9. us_camo_inside_light

  10. us_camo_modern_desert_tan

  11. us_camo_modern_green

  12. us_camo_olive_drab

  13. us_camo_olive_drab_desert_pink_

  14. us_camo_olive_drab_olive

  15. us_camo_olive_late

  16. us_camo_winter_blots

  17. us_camo_winter_grid

  18. us_camo_winter_olive

Russian Camos:
  1. ussr_camo_czechoslovak_yellow_green

  2. ussr_camo_czechoslovak_yellow_green

  3. ussr_camo_deform

  4. ussr_camo_desert_syrian_green_brown_yellow

  5. ussr_camo_desert_yellow_brown

  6. ussr_camo_dkgreen_ltgreen_brown

  7. ussr_camo_dkgreen_ltgreen_brown_ver_2

  8. ussr_camo_finland_polygonal_threecolor

  9. ussr_camo_forest_01

  10. ussr_camo_green

  11. ussr_camo_green_brown_lines

  12. ussr_camo_green_ltbrown_lines

  13. ussr_camo_green_new-paint

  14. ussr_camo_inside_darkgold

  15. ussr_camo_modern_desert_deform

  16. ussr_camo_winter

  17. ussr_camo_winter_lines

  18. ussr_camo_winter_net

  19. ussr_camo_winter_white_full

  20. ussr_camo_winter_white_olive

  21. ussr_modern_desert

  22. ussr_modern_forest

  23. ussr_modern_green

  24. ussr_modern_winter

  25. ussr_south_korean_camo

British camo ( Not working for me )

i guess i can leave the british one as well, but i don’t know if they work. they didn’t for me.
so i don’t know how they look like:
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in conclusion

so yeah, that’s pretty much it. hope it can help creators. and more knowledge get shared instead of being hidden for own gains over maps.

so now, everyone can add tank camo as they wish.

how did i found out those camo? lots of guessing. but thankfully, they have the same camo as war thunder.

cheers.

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Some of camos look pretty cool. Hope they’ll be in game.

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Wow, great job! Did you figure it out yourself by poking around the various variables? I am sure that this will open up good opportunities for creating authentic battles with vehicles. The presence of winter camouflage in the Italian army is amusing.

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well, i used the black magic of unpacking stuff. which over the forum devs are not really huge fan of it, but yeah.

once i managed to get the camo names, i thought, is it possible to change them?

made lots of attempts, and finally i managed to make it work :slight_smile:

the more stuff we manage to get for the public and basically everyone, the better results we will get :smiley:

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Those winter camo in Italian tank section… hmmm… i don’t know but i feel some unusued war thunder asset here

nope.

those camos are available in case people decide to take their vehicles over custom matches ( that has winter ) :slight_smile:

although, not all of them are included :frowning: .

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Wait we have dynamic veichle camo for the dead costum matches, and cant have a decent uniform for our homie in the field :face_with_monocle:

'cuz customization for soldier is not a thing yet.

but, if it will be similar to stalingrad, you will be able to dress up your soldiers for winter and/or summer.

plus, they expanded the selection and removed the limitation based per squad :slight_smile:

although… selection still is lacking if we compare what’s inside the editor :confused:

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By unpacking stuff, what do you mean? The .bin files? (I am looking for the localization files)

Is there a way to reference external dds files as textures? as the war thunder mod does

i don’t think so.

because then the others would not see the texture if people do not have that specific texture.

vromfs file will beable to contain multiple external resources files.

But it seems that the feature is not supported yet.

So far I’ve found several entities that can reference files outside of blk. I’m not sure if the texture also has some way to import.

small update and correction:

this is no longer the case. you have to type the camo that the tank currently have instead of the highlighted and generic one like i provided above. suit your self, and you’ll find them as i always update this guide. but be weary ( as i have found out then i tried to customize the japanese tanks there aren’t any " universal " ones. as such, you have to put as postfix the correct camo that the tank comes with.

next, a few camo that has been added recently/i have missed.

Recent added camos:

us_camo_bicolor_green_black*

All Japanese camos

jp_camo_artillery_brown*

jp_camo_brown*

jp_camo_chairo_brown*

jp_camo_early_brown_yellow_lines*

jp_camo_early_curve_stripes*

jp_camo_early_multicolor*

jp_camo_early_multicolor_curves*

jp_camo_early_three_color*

jp_camo_late_brown_olive_yellow_lines*

jp_camo_late_green_brown_yellow_blots*

jp_camo_modern_bicolor*

jp_camo_modern_green*

jp_camo_olive*

jp_camo_olive_kusairo*

jp_camo_post_winter*

jp_camo_prototype_green*

jp_camo_sdf_green*

jp_camo_sdf_olive_drab*

jp_camo_warship_grey*

jp_camo_willow_green*

jp_camo_winter_early*

jp_camo_winter_late*

all british camos

uk_camo_earth_yellow*

uk_camo_light_mud_blue_black*

uk_camo_light_mud_slate_grey*

uk_camo_light_stone_dark_green*

uk_camo_light_stone_light_grey_slate_grey*

uk_camo_light_stone_slate_grey*

uk_camo_middle_deep_bronze_greens*

uk_camo_standart_modern_bicolor*

uk_camo_standart_modern_desert_bicolor*

uk_camo_standart_modern_light_stone*

uk_camo_very_dark_drab*

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hi what to write in the text for japans camo?

you have to write the camo that the vehicle comes from.

and then you apply one of the skin that you need / want.

( over tex replace )

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so just this right?

pretty much

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works. thank you

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does the M1 and T80U have any camo?

you can apply them any camo of any faction.

though, some might not appear. because for some reason or another, do not work.

but i remember that i made a red t90 and a blue M1

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