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Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/21/2012 2:30:19 PM   
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Hi all,
The heading says it all.
Is the UI still hard coded or can it be customized yet? Some of the buttons could do with be re-worked.
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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/21/2012 4:27:51 PM   
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Hello again drillerman! (Yes I'm still here)

Nope, I'm afraid the UI is still off limits. It's just the same old buttons and icons that we've always been able to change in the main directory files.

Have you been playing Legends? The new character system is fun, but a pain to mod. If you're interested, I should have the Picard Era released by the end of the month.

Good to see you again, mate.

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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/21/2012 7:24:34 PM   
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quote:

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Hello again drillerman! (Yes I'm still here)
Have you been playing Legends? The new character system is fun, but a pain to mod. If you're interested, I should have the Picard Era released by the end of the month.


Hey Drillerman

I have to agree... I am having a lot of fun with characters... but it is difficult to mod...
AND as I have said before, it would be neat to have some telepathic capabilies for a character, even if it is limited to making them more difficult to kill, or increasing the potential for successful missions...


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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/21/2012 9:37:51 PM   
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Hi,
This has always been a bugbear of mine. I love the game but hate the UI. Being a bit of a GFX whore, It actually puts me off playing sometimes. How sad is that?
However, I do find it hard being the emperor of a Galactic empire when I look into my screen and see a "magnifiying glass, a revolving red attention light, a light bulb, a hammer, a compass and protractor, etc etc etc.
It sort of destroys the immersion for me.
What do you guys think.

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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/22/2012 12:25:10 AM   
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It sort of destroys the immersion for me. What do you guys think.


I can HONESTLY see that.
I do not have the game in front of me, but I know I have replaced a number of those sorts of pictures with my own...

Is there not a UI directory whereby you can replace some of those images?


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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/22/2012 12:58:44 AM   
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In Distant Worlds/images/ui, some of those images can be replaced, but I don't think all of them can.

I can definately see where you're coming from d-man.

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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/22/2012 11:40:22 AM   
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Hi Igard,
Yes tried that when the game first came out a couple of years ago.
Also, you may notice that the lines around the buttons look untidy if you zoom to a bright star and move the screen around (there are some screen shots on these boards somewhere). I pointed this out a few times over the last couple of years but the devs didn't seemed too bothered, which was a shame. The UI could be sooooo much better, smarter and more "in keeping" with the Sci-Fi image that the game is about rather than seeing a "hammer" or "zzzzzzz" overlaid on a spaceship.

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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/23/2012 5:29:34 AM   
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Forget about Starfleet PADDs, who needs Star Wars style holographic displays when you have.....


..... Papyrus!!






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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/23/2012 2:58:19 PM   
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Forget about Starfleet PADDs, who needs Star Wars style holographic displays when you have.....


..... Papyrus!!







Are we using Kaltors as carrier pigeons to deliver those scrolls?

Hey, don't shoot the messenger....unless he tries to eat you of course.

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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 3/23/2012 3:08:27 PM   
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Forget about Starfleet PADDs, who needs Star Wars style holographic displays when you have.....
So what your are saying is that in the Return of the Jedi, Luke should have delivered his ultimatum to Jabba the Hutt via papyrus...

Are we using Kaltors as carrier pigeons to deliver those scrolls?
Oh, did you not hear. Starfleet under learned to communicate with the Kaltors in 2215, and now several of them joined starfleet as couriers...


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RE: Can the UI be customized yet? - 4/29/2012 8:04:51 PM   
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I hope they re-vamp the UI in the new expansion or let us be able to mod it in some way, although I understand it's mostly hard coded.

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