This mod replaces the Hornet's DDI screens with flat LCD MDIs. Also changes the AMPCD's texture to match.
Changelog 06-Oct-2019: Updated instructions, as some users were experiencing some issues. You need to store the backup zip file with the original textures somewhere else, outside of the DCS installation.
I modified the alpha and repainted the texture of the original DDI glass protectors, so the curved DDIs below aren't visible anymore and the end result is flat LCD screens. I also added a custom RoughMet texture, in an effort to make it reflective and add a look of smudged glass. I replaced the AMPCD texture and RoughMet maps.
!!! This mod does not pass IC,since I had to add a new custom texture.
! Changing the font color also changes the friendly HAFU, PPLI etc symbols to white from green. Seems like they're tied to the font color. I've looked for a way to change that via the .lua files, without success. If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it.
Suggestions are welcome.
ED Forums thread: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?p=4053018#post4053018
1) Go to \Mods\aircraft\FA-18C\Cockpit\Textures and make a backup copy of FA-18C-CPT-TEXTURES.zip, in order to be able to switch to the original textures. Place the backup folder somewhere else, for safekeeping, don't keep it in the original directory.
2) Open FA-18C-CPT-TEXTURES.zip and drop the four DDS files in there. Replace when prompted.
3) Backup and replace the materials.lua file, located in \Mods\aircraft\FA-18C\Cockpit\Scripts.
Alternatively, use OVGME or something like that, to avoid the hassle. That's what I do.