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Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

I'm just wondering if anyone has found a way yet to manipulate the UI elements, usually these are among the easiest things to mod in a game but unfortunately it's apparently near impossible to do it in BSP for some reason.

I'm asking because the way the UI is set up ingame is really annoying-
http://i.imgur.com/burAp9F.jpg

Everything is pushed away from corners to the center of the screen and it's also very large, obscuring the view of your ship quite often, especially with the bottom right elements. I know this is a console port so that's why it looks so large and centered, made to fit on TV's but for an up close 1920x1080p res it just gets really annoying.

So I made a rough image of what I think would be an ideal UI - smaller, and relegated to the corners of the screen, so you can see more of what's happening in the center outwards without too much obscurity now, but the text and icons are still legible.

http://i.imgur.com/ZrfOZfw.jpg

Now that was slightly fun to make, just imagining how it would look, but how feasible is something like this in the current stages of modding BSP? Is it at all possible? I would settle at most for just moving all the 4 main elements to the corners at the very least, just to clear up space in the center a bit more.

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

I have played around with the UI a while back and made a few UI mods though they were shelved. It is totally possible to move UI elements around but as for the size that is nearly impossible to change, though there is always a possibility.

I might actually look into this for the Last Stand Pack

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

Would you be able to tell me what files I have to modify so I can at the very least offset all the UI elements to the corners of the screen? I would hugely appreciate it, thanks.

I mean if you can't or if its too complicated (my BSP modding experience is basically nil) then I could totally wait for your next mod release if it will include that, I'm in no rush with this, I just like the idea of modding the game wherever I can. Speaking of that, do you think there's any way to get wreckage of sunken ships to not disappear and fall through the map? That would be interesting to experiment with.

I'm guessing these parameters are all located in the game files like MLS_Resource is, however I've only recently finally been able to get BSP Ripper working so I haven't had a thorough look into all the games files yet.

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

As far as I remember the 2 mpaks you need to work with are
skel_Init.mpak
GvSpace_Init.mpak

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

What about the free camera? I noticed it in the '"devinputs" option under the controls menu. But after assigning a key...nothing happened. In fact, the only things in there that did anything were the (slightly derpy) moviecam and change game speed. I was disappointed as a lot of those things looked pretty cool. So, is it just me?

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Axis_Crusher wrote:

As far as I remember the 2 mpaks you need to work with are
skel_Init.mpak
GvSpace_Init.mpak

Thanks, I'll poke around in there and try not to crash the game afterwards.

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What about the free camera? I noticed it in the '"devinputs" option under the controls menu. But after assigning a key...nothing happened. In fact, the only things in there that did anything were the (slightly derpy) moviecam and change game speed. I was disappointed as a lot of those things looked pretty cool. So, is it just me?

I also played around with those settings quite a bit and all I got working was the 3 game speed options as well as the movie camera keys, Toggle2 works in training mode only and you can use it with deck and target camera for nice HUD free pics of ships, however in other modes it is unresponsive to any attempt to exit it unlike the first Toggle setting so be careful with that if its mapped as you have to restart your game once you press it since you cant access any menus.

Targeted and deck mode work with the first toggle mode though and you can rotate around those points by mapping that to the arrow keys but for some reason I cant get it to behave properly and after one or two full rotations the camera ends up in the water or pointing at the sky with no way to point it back down and you have to press toggle cam key again to reset it. Drop, Move cam next and previous item also works but again you end up in the water after moving around too much.

Overall the movie camera keys function surprisingly well, if only there was a way to be able to point it back up or down, its finicky like that, but fun to mess around with. Deck cam is by far my favorite although it also makes it easier to notice graphical glitches on the ships like doorways, shadows and other textures flickering rapidly.

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

deck cam?
wow nice
nvr tried modding ui

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Would you be able to tell me what files I have to modify so I can at the very least offset all the UI elements to the corners of the screen? I would hugely appreciate it, thanks.

I mean if you can't or if its too complicated (my BSP modding experience is basically nil) then I could totally wait for your next mod release if it will include that, I'm in no rush with this, I just like the idea of modding the game wherever I can. Speaking of that, do you think there's any way to get wreckage of sunken ships to not disappear and fall through the map? That would be interesting to experiment with.

I'm guessing these parameters are all located in the game files like MLS_Resource is, however I've only recently finally been able to get BSP Ripper working so I haven't had a thorough look into all the games files yet.

the ship not falling through the map thing could be done
i will try to make it possible.
soon i will release this mod im making
xi pack
25 new maps and 40 new units.all free for this awesome community

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

Wow, that's a lot of stuff.

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

Any chance of a teaser blitz? IE a screenshot of a new unit?

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

all are in making so u gotta waitt like a few days
developing maps currently
in this mod there are a lot of units
half are modern
jets,helis(if the code is fully cracked) and somhow make a heatseeking missile
i could base it off the fido
other are real ww2 units
the exact look of a real essex will be made
and 3 huge maps
ALMOST over 250 kms huge
just started on them
they just blank maps for now
and u want teaser?
but 1 small problem
my lightwave mmod thing is f$%^#$ so idk what i gotta do to get it back up n running
units will have to wait until i solve this problem
well and i also am making the grand,the elusive,the awesome,Bismarck class
the models im making are being made from scratch looking at the real images
i also made a low poly one for bsm users to import
Note That All The Dlcs are included
all maps and all units(it will take a while coz im a bit slow n steady type of guy)
next im thinking sci fi space warfare ae
heres ye essex class design
http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprint … ex__1944_/
not hard to make considering its easy as modding existing yorktown
thats right.same hull thing ladies ae
it would be made faster with the help of some experienced modders

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Hey wasnt aware thats what state its at lol but awesome

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Re: Is there any way to shrink and offset the UI yet?

well not a problem lad
haven't played a single game and been doing this thing for three days
i making maps through one simple method
cloning empty campaign sea maps like battle of santa cruz,etc
heres one of the new planes im adding
http://www.the-blueprints.com/blueprint … ellbomber/

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We need an Arado Blitz to go with the Kikka/Me-262 ag

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the ship not falling through the map thing could be done
i will try to make it possible.
soon i will release this mod im making
xi pack
25 new maps and 40 new units.all free for this awesome community

Woah that sounds awesome. And you say the ships not falling can be achieved? I only really want to mod that to see wreckage realistically on the shores of islands not floating through and disappearing to Davy Jones' locker right before my eyes, it doesn't make as much sense to keep the wreckage showing out in the deep sea though I suppose, since you would only be able to see it with a submarine, but that would be kinda cool too.

I just thought, of something, maybe prolonged sink time might be something cool too, so randomly a ship that's out of the game can still sink on your screen for a lot longer than it does now ingame, just to add some additional visual element and variety I don't know if it that is possible though.

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