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Old 11-29-2007, 02:16 AM   #1
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Cool Is there a method to only use the STYLE of a UI, not the entire UI itself?

Hi,
I currently use the default EQ user interface - I like it nice and simple.

The only thing is, I've seen people using "boxy" user interfaces, which I really like.

So my question is - and if you have the answer, I'll give you a cookie - is there any way to use the same default layout, buttons, etc, without changing any of the windows, but applying just the "boxy" style from another interface? I especially like how the depressed buttons look on boxy UI's. The default EQ UI buttons are a real strain on the eyes!

Thanks in advance - you guys rock!

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Old 11-29-2007, 05:08 AM   #2
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Can you give an example of a boxy UI style you like? Adapting it to simply re skin the default UI might take very little work depending on how the UI was made.

In the best possible situation, you'd only need the image files from the UI, second best would be the image files plus EQUI_Animations.xml.

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Old 11-29-2007, 10:00 AM   #3
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What Enok said!

Ideally, you just have to replace window files like for example the window_pieces files. Sometimes you have alot more images though like for AYA UI 4example.

In that case you could always try to open up your current images, and replace the different graphics with the ones of your choice.
(Make sure you have an imaging tool that suports alpha channels so you don't end up with transparency issues.)
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Old 11-29-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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Hi guys,
Thanks for the quick response!

Here is a couple links. The first one is to a screenshot of the basic UI style I like (note the boxiness, and also smooth buttons):

http://www.eqinterface.com/download...tnow=1196392252

Here's a link to the download page...don't know if you need it or not:
http://www.eqinterface.com/download...nfo.php?id=4874


This was just an example of what I like. All I'd want to do is apply the border graphics, as mentioned above, and the button style would be nice too. What do you guys think?
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Old 11-29-2007, 11:19 PM   #5
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Try downloading that UI and extract only the TGA files into a custom UI folder (none of the XML files) and see how it looks in game. That one might do what you're looking for, and due to an apparent lack of EQUI_Animations.xml file, will be fairly patch-proof.

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Old 11-30-2007, 01:11 AM   #6
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It worked!

It worked it worked it worked, it worked!

LOL.

Thanks, this makes me happy
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