Change Default Paint Job

This mod gives you a huge range of different default paint jobs, it makes life easier by meaning all ships you own are already in the defaul...

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This mod gives you a huge range of different default paint jobs, it makes life easier by meaning all ships you own are already in the default paint scheme of your choice, rather than having to buy paint schemes and apply them to each ship individually. Enjoy.

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About This Version (1.0.0)

Version: 1.0.0

Released: 30th March 2019 6:33pm

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As much as I appreciate the Paint Jobs for Sale mods, I got frustrated with needing to buy single use paints to apply one at a time to each and every ship I own. So I made this.  As with most mods, this will probably tag your save with <MODIFIED>, locking you out of ventures.

With this mod, you can change the colour and the pattern of the 4 default paint jobs in the Player Information > Empire Overview > Default Ship Skin selection. I've included both a version with brighter default colours, and one with a bunch of purple where I was playing around with values (hue values from 40 to 100). New: a version with Foundation in blue, red and green along with Obsidian X and a version with Warden, Path to Glory, Silent Sanctuary and Worm God.

To change the colours yourself, open the paintmods.xml in something like notepad++ and play with the @hue, @brightness and @saturation and other values. I'm not sure what half of them actually do, and I'm not sure how far the values can actually go. Look in the (included) original paintmods.xml file for examples of changeable values (or just skins to copy). Changing the pattern works if you install the mod into /extensions in the game install folder, not into documents as I'd previously said to do. I've included the original paintmods.xml file and images of the patterns included in X4 for reference (as of X4 v1.5).  If you copy/paste a different paint job to your  default, make sure to change the paintmod_00 number to the number of the default you want it as (0006 is default 1, 0048 is default 2, 0049 is default 3 and 0050 is default 4). 

To see what all the paint jobs that come with X4 look like, I recommend having a look at Paint Jobs for Sale by UnstableParticle 
https://www.nexusmods.com/x4foundations/mods/37
They've got a screenshot of all of the paint jobs there. 

You can do what you like with this. I see it as much a modding resourse as a standalone mod. 

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install to <X4installpath>\X4 Foundations\extensions 
for Steam it should be something like \Steam\steamapps\common\X4 Foundations\extensions

At least on windows 7, installing to documents means changing patterns won't work. It'll still work for just changing the colours of the default pattern. 
extract the contents into c:\Users\whateveryourusernameis\Documents\Egosoft\extentions  
I think for the Steam version it's ~\Documents\Egosoft\~bunch of numbers~\extentions

I'm not sure if it's different for windows 10, I'm using windows 7 and the GoG version.

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