Compact Clear GUI Compact Clear GUI

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FahreS @ -=WiCKeD=-HARKER, 2008-02-08

Yep, another cool GUI mod from FahreS to add to his recent releases, guess he is on a bit of a role. Smile

This is the CompactClear Gui mod which will change the selected races menu buttons so that they are arranged in a numpad-type palette where the tactical window is placed. The background of the palettes and menu are more opaque than normal or so they appear. This arrangement is not as neatly placed as the stock menu but the commands all placed in the numpad type layout make it easier to see and access. Even though it obstructs the tactical window it will prove useful ingame. This adds to the efficiency of your gameplay as you as accessing commands is unrestricted by a frame like the stock layout, however some may not like the way it departs from the original layout so it may take some getting used to. If like myself you are used to nothing but the hotkeys (habbit obtained from Homeworld), you would still find this arrangement a great help.

Notes:

  • This can be integrated into the Project Blue GUI mods that FahreS has created lately.
  • In addition you can choose between a 4:3 and a 5:4 screen resolution version.


    Overall, I am really impressed with the work FahreS is doing with the GUIs and this is a very cool mod, which I will be using. Granted it's not for everybody but it's still impressive work

    - IKS


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    Content________________________________________________________
    -Introduction
    -Information about this Mod
    -Installation instructions
    -Install this GUI for other races
    -Contact
    -Legal


    Introduction___________________________________________________
    You have NO permission to change the GUI and/or to release it.
    Ask me for authorisation: e-mail or ICQ-UIN (both under Contact).


    Information about this Mod_____________________________________________________________
    This Mod changes the GUI of a selected race in Armada2,
    other GUIs will not be influenced by this one, therefore this GUI works perfectly
    together with "Project Blue".
    In addition you can choose between a 4:3 and a 5:4 screen resolution version.


    Installation instructions______________________________________________________________

    1. Copy the files:

    fwguisimp2.tga
    fwguisimp.tga

    in your Armada directory to "...\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\Textures\RGB"

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    2. Copy the file:

    gui_fed.cfg

    I: If your screen has a 5:4 resolution, maybe 1280x1024pxl,
    use the file "gui_fed 5by4.cfg" and rename it to "gui_fed.cfg".
    As Armada 2 renders not perfectly,
    the 4:3 version may look better although you have a 5:4 screen.
    Test this, if you want.

    in your Armada directory to "...\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\misc"
    and replace the old file. You may backup the old file before replacing.

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    3. Copy the file:

    gui_federation.spr

    I: If hou have installed "Project Blue: Level 2" use "gui_federation PBL2.spr"
    and rename it to "gui_federation.spr".

    in your Armada directory to "...\Activision\Star Trek Armada II\Sprites"
    and replace the old file. You may backup the old file before replacing.
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    Install this GUI for other races_______________________________________________________

    The same steps like the normal installation but you have to rename "gui_fed.cfg" to:

    gui_bor.cfg - to change the borg's GUI
    gui_cardassian.cfg - to change the cardassians' GUI
    gui_kli.cfg - to change the klingon's GUI
    gui_rom.cfg - to change the romulan's GUI

    I: This GUI is not designed for Species8472

    AND do not copy "gui_federation.spr" but:

    gui_borg.spr - to change the borg's GUI
    gui_cardassian.spr - to change the cardassians' GUI
    gui_klingon.spr - to change the klingon's GUI
    gui_romulan.spr - to change the romulan's GUI

    I: These variants also have "Project Blue: Level 2" versions.
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    Done


    Contact________________________________________________________
    Questions to: fahres@gmx.net
    ICQ: 148686453
    http://www.the-main.de.vu/
    http://www.a2tuts.de.vu/

    Legal__________________________________________________________
    This file is in no way connected to, or affiliated with Activision,
    its employees, representatives, consortiums, or other persons or
    companies associated with it. Therefore, the creator of this file,
    Activision, and its subsidiares take no responsibilty for harm this
    file may do to your computer.

    Have fun with this GUI Mod!

    FahreS @ -=WiCKeD=-HARKER

    Version  1.0  Author  FahreS @ -=WiCKeD=-HARKER  Website   
    Downloads  138  Size  439.29 KB  Created  2008-02-08 

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    Comments  

    #1 apoclaydon 2008-02-08 18:44
    wow it looks like the A1 pannel unfortunatly it cobers up the cinimatric view window mayb that cu somehow b fixed
    #2 FahreS 2008-02-09 08:33
    if the buttons did not overlap the cinematic view, then they would have needed more space. and i thought, that the cinematic view isnt as important as more space in the overview.
    #3 IKS_Yo_Mama 2008-02-09 13:48
    Oh I agree FahreS, the stock layout is not good for RTS, I've installed this mod and I am using it.

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