I'd do it myself if I had any idea how to haha.
How often we hear this said... but no-one's born with the knowledge, we all had to learn some time.
I'd like to develop a resource where more people can learn and contribute to NewGRF development - I'll have more on that in the next couple of weeks. But in the meantime, if you'd like to use Av8 sprites as a base for your own work, you're welcome to.
Yes, it is never easy to go head first into things you've never tried before with all the varying information and possible routes one can take when starting. I actually had looked up how to make GRFs, and even went specific as to how to add simple skins to already existing GRFs, in this case your planes in AV8/AV9, but only come up even then with the same as when searching on how to make an entirely new GRF oneself. So, as for simply adding new skins/liveries to the pre-existing planes within your pack, I cannot seem to locate anything specifically on how to do that on Google, oddly enough.
And Thank you for the permission to use your AV8/AV9 set of yours as a base. That'll surely be helpful if I ever manage to learn how to do it.
Did you manage to learn how to do this yet? I too have considered doing something like this if given the opportunity and appropriate permission if based off of AV8/AV9, etc. Granted I have never made a newgrf before. However, I have been able to modify airports in X-Plane to have more features, and as an aviation enthusiast, so much has changed in the last decade with aviation. For sure, there are some updated liveries that I would love to make if I can learn how to make new liveries for these sets. If I made an airliner set, it would probably include changes like:
- The new American Airlines liveries for the 738, A319, A320, A321, 757, 767, 777, 787, 38M (aka 737-800 MAX)
- Blue Canyon livery on Southwest for the 737-700 and the Heart One livery for the 738 and 38M
- Delta Airlines would also use the 717, A350, A330, A330NEO, A321, 739, A220 (formerly CS100 or CS300) and A321NEO in addition to what it already uses (it has been a few months since I last played OpenTTD with WAS, so maybe a couple of these already use the DL livery, I can't remember.
- Split Scimitar winglets variants for the 737NG's and 737 MAX as well as all of the 737 variants on United Airlines
- Sharklets winglet variants for Airbus A32x and A319's
These are just some examples to see in a modern, updated airliner set for OpenTTD here in 2018/2019. I live in the US, so obviously these are all US examples. Some of these, like the MAX, or Airbus NEO's are not in WAS, but I imagine they can be created.If nothing else, I would at least like to see the liveries updated. It appears the original author of the WAS may not be working on this further, but if given the opportunity and permission, I would not mind trying my hand at doing this if you will not be working on this.
If you or anyone has any resources on how to go about doing this (other than maybe the occasional Youtube videos), I am all ears!