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Are these menu icons moddable? - 9/16/2012 7:34:40 AM   
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I've been looking all over for these menu items so I can mod them and make them easier to identify. But after going through every icon in the UI folder I can't find them. Am I looking in the wrong place?

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RE: Are these menu icons moddable? - 9/16/2012 12:06:00 PM   
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The ship buttons are created from the race images I believe, so with each race you have unique buttons... The upmost two pictures are in the UI folder, as well as the planet image I think...

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RE: Are these menu icons moddable? - 9/16/2012 2:32:53 PM   
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all are located in \Matrix Games\Distant Worlds\images\ui\chrome

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RE: Are these menu icons moddable? - 9/16/2012 9:03:13 PM   
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quote:

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The ship buttons are created from the race images I believe, so with each race you have unique buttons... The upmost two pictures are in the UI folder, as well as the planet image I think...


nope. You're thinking of the mini-buttons attached to the left side of the screen.

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RE: Are these menu icons moddable? - 9/16/2012 9:08:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: joeyeti

The ship buttons are created from the race images I believe, so with each race you have unique buttons... The upmost two pictures are in the UI folder, as well as the planet image I think...


nope. You're thinking of the mini-buttons attached to the left side of the screen.

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all are located in \Matrix Games\Distant Worlds\images\ui\chrome


The icons I have circled in white are not the the ui\chrome folder. Look carefully at the 5 ships and the snooze icon. None of them reside there. There are some icons that have red arrows on them, but I don't think those are for the menu buttons I have circled?

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RE: Are these menu icons moddable? - 9/17/2012 4:26:09 AM   
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oh now that's odd. Sorry I was in a hurry and thought I could help. They must be somewhere...

I'm at a loss. They're not in any folder in the game, along with most of the rest of the UI. The files aren't too large, so its possible they're .. in the .exe or one of the other files in the main game directory.. tried unzipping a few with some success but couldn't find anything useful.

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RE: Are these menu icons moddable? - 9/17/2012 4:43:08 AM   
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On further inspection, I believe the UI is primarily stored in DistantWorldRez.exe. If you attempt to open this as a .zip archive you can view folders and some images that seem to correspond to UI elements and its roughly the right size to hold them. Unfortunately the ones in question aren't immediately accessible and are probably within the \icon folder inside the archive.. haven't figured how to open those files yet.

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RE: Are these menu icons moddable? - 9/17/2012 11:48:54 AM   
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Thanks for finding where they are. I"d really like to get those modded for people so they look like something usable instead of the chunky blog they are right now. If you have some success let me know!

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