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Offline Gtour

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[IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Updated & New Renders
« on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 06:54:14 »


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Kitting Changelog
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Base Kit:
- Added: R2 1.50U Pipe Mod Colored / R3&R4 1U PgUp&PgDn.
- Removed: R4 2.25U Shift (Added to the Alpha Kit) / R5 1U 00.
- Other changes: Super replaced with System / Scroll Lock & Num Lock replaced with Scroll & Num.


Extension:
- Added: Five Relegendables in Prussian Blue / Arrow Keys in Prussian Blue (Not only for looks, but it gives you more layout compatibility for building two keyboards when you buy Base-Alpha-Extension).
No more 40s support since the interest was lower than 10% based on the kitting IC Form.
- Removed: Relegendable Mod Colored / R5 1U Ctrl.

Alpha Kit:
- Added: R4 2.25U Shift.

New:
- Non-Alert Kit.

I'm still open to suggestions, feel free to share them here, in my Discord or in the IC Form if you haven't filled it already.




Vendors
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EU: Oblotzky
UK: Prototypist
US: Novelkeys
South America: Fancy Customs
KR: Geonworks
CN: KBDfans
OCE: SwitchKeys
SEA: iLumkb
India: NeoMacro




Intro & Specs
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Hello good lads, this is my first keycap IC.
This set was inspired by a keyboard friend of mine whose favorite shade of blue is Prussian Blue. He was looking forward to GMK Prussian Blue GB, but it got indefinitely postponed. To troll him, I started designing something with the same blue and a simple idea came to my mind what about an *insert color here* Alert set? At the same time, I wanted to do something a little different and I didnt like how it looked with the often-used beige as a base, so instead I ultimately chose to use white and grey.

GMK CYL Prussian Alert uses three RAL Design colors:
RAL 230 20 20 Prussian Blue
RAL 000 65 00 Mortar Grey
RAL 000 85 00 Shadow White

Profile:
Cherry Profile Doubleshot ABS (UV Printed Sublegends for Alpha Kit)


If you are interested in being a vendor, want to collaborate or have further suggestions, feel free to contact me on Discord (g_tour).
Im more than happy to have a chat with anyone.




Kitting

Base Kit - Price TBD


Extension Kit - Price TBD


Alpha Kit - Price TBD

Colors are inverted for a more muted look.
You can build two keyboards (Two ANSI or One ANSI/One ISO) when bought with the Base Kit.

The Cyrillic Sublegends will be the same as GMK WoB Red Cyrillic - Thanks Qarmaa for your kindness!

Non-Alert Kit - Price TBD




Base Kit Explained
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Why is there a forced Alert Bar in the Base Kit?
With the set not being beige, I removed the R1 Mono Bar completely and went straight with the Alert one in the Base Kit (See KKB Violet Alert as an example, which has both in the Base Kit but lacks Numpad and Alice support).
This saves cost and should allow the Numpad, Alice, and R5 support to be in the Base Kit while hopefully maintaining a competitive price. Also, most of the people buying an Alert set want the Alert Bar and not having to buy a separate Alert Kit means less cost to them.

Why no 40s support in the Base Kit?
With the set being Alert, it doesnt cater to 40% users so I decided not to include 40s support in the Base Kit. If you want to put this set on a 40% keyboard there is the option to buy the Extension Kit, where I included the basic 4-Key 40s support.

I want to give a huge thanks to Foggytypes for helping me with the kitting, you are awesome.




Renders

Amano by h40.io


W1-AT by Geon


Cake HHKB by Haytco


Frog TKL by Geon


Dino104 by nFaiz


F1-8X by Geon (RAW)




Samples
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Photos shot with artificial light set at 5000k







Note: Prussian Blue is quite literally a crazy color. I spent hours trying to do a photo that would match the in-real-life color and was just not possible (In fact, as you can see, also the color on the RAL Chart does not match Prussian Blue). The IRL color is softer and has a very slight green tint.

If you want, check Geon YT livestream where he shows the samples:
Geon YT livestream

The link redirects to the exact minute where he starts showing the samples




What to do next
GB Date & Pricing



I also want to thank Zucanio (The guy who likes Prussian Blue), Khor, Dan, Pigiamons, il Pino and all the fantastic people of MechBoutique.
« Last Edit: Sat, 08 June 2024, 11:42:20 by Gtour »

Offline Gtour

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 07:08:24 »
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Offline baekihyun

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 07:21:31 »
forced alert :cool: I like the look of the inverted cyrillic kit but never a fan of UV printed legends personally--would prefer this with kkb if you're set on having different colored subs

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 08:19:53 »
ah gitur gitur! Nice project!

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 08:51:46 »
Why is there a Cyrillic alphas kit? Prussia did not use the Cyrillic alphabet. Its fine if you just really want Cyrillic. Also, by omitting the number row the Cyrillic alpha kit is incomplete.
« Last Edit: Sun, 25 February 2024, 08:56:11 by nu_types »

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 09:04:59 »
Finally an alert set with the alert in base. :thumb:

Kitting looks pretty good. LED NumLock should probably be blue. I'd just put some size labels on the spacebars and the shift in the addon kit.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 09:09:54 »
Why is there a Cyrillic alphas kit? Prussia did not use the Cyrillic alphabet. Its fine if you just really want Cyrillic. Also, by omitting the number row the Cyrillic alpha kit is incomplete.
Thanks for letting me know what I already knew. You answered your question yourself: I just like the look of Cyrillic subs. The Num Row is not there because it would interfere with the Alert theme of the set, but I'm always open to suggestions and if that's what people want I could eventually figure out a way to add it.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 09:11:14 »
Clean clean, i only like the classic version more instead of alert, like classic blue or classic red, i also dig the cryllic alphas
« Last Edit: Sun, 25 February 2024, 09:16:10 by Dmitri »

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 09:13:06 »
Finally an alert set with the alert in base. :thumb:

Kitting looks pretty good. LED NumLock should probably be blue. I'd just put some size labels on the spacebars and the shift in the addon kit.
Yes, it should definitely be blue. I'm fixing this ASAP, thanks!

Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 09:29:02 »
Prussian Blue really does need more love. This set looks amazing

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 09:41:46 »
Ditching the beige OGs for custom colors is a mistake imho.
Not a fan of the inverted subs, and also didn't understand the choice for cyrillic subs instead of regional ones, but I guess it's ok?

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 09:50:15 »
Why is there a Cyrillic alphas kit? Prussia did not use the Cyrillic alphabet. Its fine if you just really want Cyrillic. Also, by omitting the number row the Cyrillic alpha kit is incomplete.
Thanks for letting me know what I already knew. You answered your question yourself: I just like the look of Cyrillic subs. The Num Row is not there because it would interfere with the Alert theme of the set, but I'm always open to suggestions and if that's what people want I could eventually figure out a way to add it.

You could just add an alert row to the alphas with the appropriate sublegends?

Edit: I guess that wouldn't work with the two tone legends, unless you wanted to use the beige gray or something for the sublegends.
« Last Edit: Sun, 25 February 2024, 10:04:21 by nu_types »

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 10:15:20 »
Cool set but would've been better if you used standard beige imo

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 10:19:12 »
Love this. Please don't go with beige, keep the custom greys! Beige is severely overused.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 11:03:06 »
Finally an alert set with the alert in base. :thumb:

Kitting looks pretty good. LED NumLock should probably be blue.
this was one of the fundamental points when envisioning the set as a whole, glad it's being well received. such a defining feature shouldn't be separate from the base kit.
thanks for the advice about the accented window numlock, it somehow dodged my attention too.

btw I don't think the standard beige (L9/U9) would work too well with this set, both colors being a tad too warm for prussian blue. if anything, CP would do the job for the alphas, in case sticking to standard colors could help getting this set closer to production.

my main gripe with the alt alphas is that, in my opinion, cyrillic legends should be swapped and put in primary position, while latin alphas should be moved to sublegends, for mere personal preference. gmk has the molds to do so (and keykobo can take the chance to expand their tooling, in case you're not dead set on the manufacturer lol)

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 11:04:08 »
alpha is way too bright

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 13:37:35 »
I love *spinning circle of colors* alert

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 14:04:08 »
I like it.

Have pics of the RAL color standards?

Nopun, hopefully someday ill buy yours too

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 14:41:29 »
Nopun, hopefully someday ill buy yours too
same tbh

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 15:44:05 »
Honestly pretty nice, I like the kitting but will echo the same sentiments about numrow sublegends in the alpha kit.

My bigger concern is that GMK Blue Alert R2/V2 has already been announced by Diego/Lightning Keyboards and has been confirmed to be running later this year. I think running both would cannibalize each other set's sales w/ how similar they are.
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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 18:51:16 »
Honestly pretty nice, I like the kitting but will echo the same sentiments about numrow sublegends in the alpha kit.

My bigger concern is that GMK Blue Alert R2/V2 has already been announced by Diego/Lightning Keyboards and has been confirmed to be running later this year. I think running both would cannibalize each other set's sales w/ how similar they are.

Where can I get more info on GMK Blue Alert R2? Is there an IC? Couldn't find anything on https://www.lightningkeyboards.com/

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #21 on: Sun, 25 February 2024, 19:36:45 »
i resent this on the basis it gives NoPun an excuse to delay GMK Prussian Blue for another year, which is something i want very much

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 26 February 2024, 01:23:43 »
I have enough beige, seeing a play(albeit a minor one) on the standard beige + alert theme could be a nice change of pace. also a fan of Cyrillic in general.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 26 February 2024, 04:14:00 »
I want it
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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #24 on: Mon, 26 February 2024, 07:53:55 »
sign me up

not keen on the alt alphas but the basekit looks smashing

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #25 on: Mon, 26 February 2024, 07:57:21 »
2024, the year of the alert.

i am a fan of the forced alert in the base kit. why else would you get an alert set if you were not going to get the alert row?

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #26 on: Mon, 26 February 2024, 08:28:32 »
Okay, I get it, I get it, it's time to try running GMK Prussian Blue again.

Maybe we can coordinate so that you can reuse the color once it's been matched.

This is a fun idea. Personally I'd love it if the Cyrillic was the Ukrainian layout instead of the Russian one, but neither of them is Prussian, so whatchagonnado.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 26 February 2024, 16:29:24 »
Okay, I get it, I get it, it's time to try running GMK Prussian Blue again.
Please do it so that Zucanio can finally stop waiting. I'm in for a set as well.

Maybe we can coordinate so that you can reuse the color once it's been matched.
I'm down for sure :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - A little update
« Reply #28 on: Thu, 29 February 2024, 12:47:16 »
Blue

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - A little update
« Reply #29 on: Thu, 29 February 2024, 19:13:06 »
I too am crying about GMK Prussian Blue to this day. Nice to not feel alone!

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #30 on: Fri, 01 March 2024, 07:43:12 »
Im a fan of the decision to go with white and grey!

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 03 March 2024, 08:59:46 »
I'd be in for the base kit and alt Russian Cyrillic alphas if it ran with Key Kobo.  If it's GMK I'd pick it up in stock only, if it were on sale for ~$80ish and the alt alphas were also available and on sale.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 04 March 2024, 02:09:58 »
need a set of 20 relegendable for full f-row coverage

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 04 March 2024, 07:08:27 »
need a set of 20 relegendable for full f-row coverage
I would love to, but I don't think it's ever going to reach MOQ as it's not requested at all. The two Relegendables in the Extension kit are there as a bonus, they act like a sort of Artisan for places like F13 or to use on boards that need R1 1U Backspace for example.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #34 on: Mon, 04 March 2024, 07:28:05 »
The lighter gray definitely looks better than the original alert beige. Looking forward to seeing the manufactur switched to KKB. Although the fulfillment date of GMK has been significantly improved, I just don't want to see bent spacebars and potentially crooked modifiers anymore.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #35 on: Mon, 04 March 2024, 07:33:17 »
Looking forward to this!

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 05 March 2024, 21:34:21 »
Cyrillic numpad to add to the alpha kit? please and thanks!
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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 06 March 2024, 16:57:11 »
-- forget it im dumb

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 06 March 2024, 21:34:36 »
I'd be in for the base kit and alt Russian Cyrillic alphas if it ran with Key Kobo.  If it's GMK I'd pick it up in stock only, if it were on sale for ~$80ish and the alt alphas were also available and on sale.
no manu change

need a set of 20 relegendable for full f-row coverage
nope

The lighter gray definitely looks better than the original alert beige. Looking forward to seeing the manufactur switched to KKB. Although the fulfillment date of GMK has been significantly improved, I just don't want to see bent spacebars and potentially crooked modifiers anymore.
original dcs red alert was white btw
and no manu change, if this runs it will be gmk

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #39 on: Thu, 07 March 2024, 15:14:27 »
Count me in!

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #40 on: Fri, 08 March 2024, 07:40:58 »
Looks awesome.
Only thing is runner must do a good job color matching. Why not make it easier to achieve success by using standard(or previously used colors) for the white and the grey.
Blue of course must be a custom color.
GLWIC!

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #41 on: Fri, 08 March 2024, 10:16:58 »
Really nice set, I am in

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 10 March 2024, 19:34:27 »
Looks awesome.
Only thing is runner must do a good job color matching. Why not make it easier to achieve success by using standard(or previously used colors) for the white and the grey.
Blue of course must be a custom color.
GLWIC!
this is whats currently being done.

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #43 on: Mon, 11 March 2024, 02:24:21 »
Looks awesome.
Only thing is runner must do a good job color matching. Why not make it easier to achieve success by using standard(or previously used colors) for the white and the grey.
Blue of course must be a custom color.
GLWIC!
Like Foggy said, it's what I'm currently doing. I tried using standard colors and imo it doesn't look as good. The color sampling will take some time, but I'm sure it will be worth it. I will update the IC when I have more news about it. :thumb:

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #44 on: Mon, 11 March 2024, 13:03:28 »
Brilliant! Lets go!

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 12 March 2024, 13:25:56 »
Looks awesome.
Only thing is runner must do a good job color matching. Why not make it easier to achieve success by using standard(or previously used colors) for the white and the grey.
Blue of course must be a custom color.
GLWIC!
Like Foggy said, it's what I'm currently doing. I tried using standard colors and imo it doesn't look as good. The color sampling will take some time, but I'm sure it will be worth it. I will update the IC when I have more news about it. :thumb:

Color matching is always super tricky, although I do think the cooler toned hues of the white and grey you have in your renders looks great as is! I have full confidence that you'll get the right color samples though, and can't wait for this set so I can burn a larger hole in my wallet :D

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Kitting Changes & News
« Reply #46 on: Wed, 13 March 2024, 07:41:24 »
Color matching is always super tricky, although I do think the cooler toned hues of the white and grey you have in your renders looks great as is! I have full confidence that you'll get the right color samples though, and can't wait for this set so I can burn a larger hole in my wallet :D
I'm glad you like the set! You did a fantastic job with WS Akuamarin :D

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Cyrillic Sub-legends Updated
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 17 March 2024, 06:01:48 »
New update: The Cyrillic sub-legends on the Alpha Kit will be the same as GMK WoB Red Cyrillic. Thanks Qarmaa for your kindness! ;)

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Cyrillic Sub-legends Updated
« Reply #48 on: Fri, 22 March 2024, 14:38:29 »
Very pretty colors, I dig it!

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL Prussian Alert - Cyrillic Sub-legends Updated
« Reply #49 on: Mon, 25 March 2024, 11:08:48 »
Ok i need this