I only stated it as an option because it fixed this exact issue for me and a few others, and the mesh was confirmed by one of the team members as the source if the issue after we had found the solution. You also linked me those same files back when I was having this problem, and as I stated before they did not fix it, so in the event the same was true for Oatesy I gave him the other solution.
For the record, since you have been fairly active recently and posting useful stuff and commenting on the flagship mod, I'm going to be nice about this, otherwise I'd tear you a new one because that's just what I do when people try to correct me when I know damn well I'm right.
In all honesty, as I stated, your fix may work, and it may not. I reviewed this thread all the way back to page 165 and as far as I've been able to discern, my texture fix helped 5 people who reported back, yours only helped you. Again, in all fairness to my fix, when you were having the issue, I did not include the meshes as part of the fix, so you did not get those same files. That came nearly three weeks AFTER your issue had been resolved, so simply writing it off as not going to work thus requiring you to post an alternate method when you haven't even tried it is not good for your reputation if you're trying to build one here. Yes, you did try the textures, no you didn't try the meshes.
For the sake of not wasting time, using my fix WILL fix the issue, unlike yours which might not. How do I know this? Simple. I include textures and meshes that I know work because I know they match up, rather then relying on guesses and hoping it all works out. Obviously, the better choice here is to go with the option that will work, instead of the one that might work and leaves other potential issues unresolved. While we were trouble shooting your problem, we were just learning the solutions, however, since we're far past that point, and have resolved it multiple times over, I'm going to continue recommending the fix that I have until the next full release is made public. I'm fairly certain if Oatesy looks at his other original planets he could very well likely be experiencing a polar shift on those planets as well... They just don't have the large dark spots, and therefor are less noticeable. Again, should this be the case, your fix will not fix those, forcing him to come back here and ask for more help. Mine will fix it even if he was unaware of the problem existing. That's the beauty of doing things the way I do them. I can fix issues that people are unaware that they even have. Learn from me young one and you too can be this good.
@Stant123: The oil slick didn't show up before I enabled the mini-mod.
So my question still stands, when you're NOT running MSGM do the dark spots go away leaving you with pretty planets again? It's important for us to know this so we know if it's the MSGM causing the issue or if it's DS and you just didn't see it before. If they still exist when running just DS, PM me and we'll go through it step by step until we get it fixed... That is unless blobness wants to take over mod trouble shooting and file fixing for me.
Like the new Avatar Pic Stant.
Agreed, noticed it before I fell asleep this afternoon, Draak did a good job , may have to inquire a new one for myself.....
Draak does do good work, but he didn't do anything for this. It's of my own creation. Even the in game icon is of my creation, I was just unhappy with the look and gave it to Draak to clean up so that it would look better in the game, and even with what he gave back to me, I did some modifications to before sending it back to him to include with his other icon work.