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#26 tzxAzrael

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 10:31 PM

we already have a (nearly) official answer; first reply. "this is against Terms of Service."


tho, i've heard a LOT of people who are interested in it.
i'm one of them; i'd love to get full UI customizability, including wow-like control of text placement etc.
so that in my custom UI, i can "accidentally" forget to put a marker up for the automated global "gratzs" spam from colo, and.. whatever is spamming who-got-an-item. srsly, does anyone care about that message, when it isn't their own name up there?
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 12:06 AM

we already have a (nearly) official answer; first reply. "this is against Terms of Service."


tho, i've heard a LOT of people who are interested in it.
i'm one of them; i'd love to get full UI customizability, including wow-like control of text placement etc.
so that in my custom UI, i can "accidentally" forget to put a marker up for the automated global "gratzs" spam from colo, and.. whatever is spamming who-got-an-item. srsly, does anyone care about that message, when it isn't their own name up there?


Pretty sure AmiiMii is not an official. So it doesn't count as a "Nearly Official" answer.

Although it would be nice to know if it is allowed, or not. Editing the files seem rather easy since they're TGA files openable in any image editing program.
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#28 AmiiMii

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:48 AM

I'm not an official, but i know how to use gamebryo efficiently and modify stuff used by engines, and re-create. i know the stuff forwards and backwards. I used to be a Creative artist. NUFF SAID.

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

If you have a strong interest in doing this, it might be something to take up with Njoror and Zanbee, who can work with Heimdallr to make it a possibility. If you want to contribute, maybe make some concept UI art to show them how you would customize it and perhaps the devs could implement a way to easily add custom UI skins that are non-invasive. With all the hackshield shenanigans and given the terms of service, I would strongly advise against editing any resource file directly.
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#30 AmiiMii

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 09:44 AM

Flash2k6 Already created a VIP mod, though they already implemented that.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:00 AM

Games UI needs to be less crappy, so I'd like a change.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:21 AM

I also agree that the UI is garbage and really is an eyesore, and actually made me not play when I tried SEAro out. I'm interested in seeing this happen.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 02:12 PM

I agree with the proposal, a custom UI would be awesome :D
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

Well, I now feel quite stupid. I'm so used to work with layers that I didn't even think of looking at the channels that exist in the TGA file. Lo and Behold, the Alpha Channel already made and ready to edit.

Loving my UI without all the useless huge borders cluttering it. I think I gained some 50% more visible area in my screen.
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#35 AmiiMii

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 12:41 PM

Show me a screenie. (Censor out your name and stuffs!)
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 01:50 PM

Well, I now feel quite stupid. I'm so used to work with layers that I didn't even think of looking at the channels that exist in the TGA file. Lo and Behold, the Alpha Channel already made and ready to edit.

Loving my UI without all the useless huge borders cluttering it. I think I gained some 50% more visible area in my screen.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:38 PM

Here are two screenies. This is very basic stuff, I still have to clean up some edges that show here and there and tinker a bit more with some textures.

I focused on removing those horribly oversized borders we have everywhere on the main UI. I may think about working on other things like threat meter, inventory bags and so on down the line.

I don't know about you guys but just removing those huge borders is already a huge relief for my eyes and it increased my viewing field quite a bit.

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#38 AmiiMii

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:43 PM

Actually, i'm kinda working on a SAO-Like UI, though it's not going too well..

Edited by AmiiMii, 17 June 2013 - 12:08 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:20 AM

so which file(s) do we have to change?

my body is ready
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:20 AM

Actually, i'm kinda working on a SAO-Like UI, though it's not going too well..

The problem with changing the appearance and placement completely is that you have to edit the UI's script files. Someone who has the patience, please feel free because I don't have the patience to go through that messy code.
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#41 AmiiMii

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:22 AM

Not really code i have to deal with. It's really easy, i'm trying to figure out concepts, the art is really hard to figure out. I've got all the Buttons sorted. it's just the main interface that i'm dealing with.

Lol..

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 02:43 AM

Not really code i have to deal with. It's really easy, i'm trying to figure out concepts, the art is really hard to figure out. I've got all the Buttons sorted. it's just the main interface that i'm dealing with.

Lol..

Changing the looks is relatively easy... changing the placement of the elements is the real pain.

Maybe I'll find the patience to at least find out the position values for the combo gauge and get it out of the middle of the screen... :p_sad:

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:17 AM

please give information. i want to edit my stuff right now right nowww
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 03:41 AM

Used a Random Screenshot.

Photoshop'd btw. (This is the general idea)
It's crawpy. lol :P, one bit looks elevated because the general EXP text. SADPUPPY.

http://img706.images...06/9480/6m8.png

Edited by AmiiMii, 17 June 2013 - 03:46 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 05:51 AM

wow!
I want participate too!~ My carrots need be always with me!
Really - i wanted make UI like in mabinogi: http://i2.5cm.ru/i/T0AK.png
Can u contact with me and help with tools for editing?
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:46 AM

Amiimii, is that pic with the icons already changed or just photoshoped in? I've been messing with the icons and I find them a PITA to change... :p_swt:

Or maybe I've spent too much time away from image editing (years literally)... I don't know.... :p_sad:
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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:52 AM

Photoshopped in, also re-created the interface using source images, there's a bounding barrier for each potential bit, so you can't strain past the area the actual interface was suppost to show (too large, and it'll cut off in-game, too small and it'll look horrid, keep within the bounding barrier, you'll be fine)

Edited by AmiiMii, 17 June 2013 - 07:53 AM.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:58 AM

Photoshopped in, also re-created the interface using source images, there's a bounding barrier for each potential bit, so you can't strain past the area the actual interface was suppost to show (too large, and it'll cut off in-game, too small and it'll look horrid, keep within the bounding barrier, you'll be fine)

I noticed... I also noticed a few elements have parts spread throughout 2 or 3 TGA files... which is extremely annoying. For example, I found one of the progress bars "here" and the box surrounding it was "over there"... :pif:
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:39 AM

Still would like an official response from a VM/CM if it is allowed or not.
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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:13 PM

What I find most puzzling is that they had better-looking (design-wise, not layout-wise) interfaces in kRO2's beta tests. I don't know why the Korean playerbase accepted the leather-bound interface we're stuck with now. Any one of those previous UI designs look much nicer than leather and stitches.

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