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Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« on: March 16, 2014, 05:18:18 pm »

Info graphic for starmap key assignments

The little new graphic box "submenustarmapkeys-000.png" in the file "<game path>\content\addons\hires4x.zip" for the starmap key assignments is helpful, but in my opinion to obtrusive with its white keys. So I changed it partially to black just by inverting the colors within the inner rectangles of the keys and put it back to "<game path>\content\addons\hires4x.zip\hires4x\ui", thus overwriting the original graphic.

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I think it looks a bit better than the too eye-catching bright keys.

Applies to: Ur-Quan Masters HD Beta 1 in hires-mode 1280x960px.

There are a few more slight changes I made to the mod, like implementing the "whining" Utwig voices again (I like them, they're somewhat of paradox to their strong fighters). Furthermore I added the german umlauts to the tiny fonts (tiny.fon in hires4x.zip\fonts for the ui), which can be useful for german names of the save games. If someone want to have them, I can upload those 7 letters too.
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2014, 06:17:25 pm »

Cool!
If you pack the files up into an UQM file, we can make it available as a separate download for people.
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2014, 06:42:07 pm »

Hi dczanik,

do you mean the umlauts only or the voices and the new graphic too?

And thanks again to you and your dev-comrades for the highly sophisticated work with these HD mods.  Smiley


edit - Downloads:
tinyfonts-umlauts.zip - Tiny fonts for hires-mode 1280x960px (321.70KB)
voice-utwig.zip - The "cry babies" Grin (7.59MB)

With the fonts zip-file I'm not sure if the format is correct, because I never made a addon-package so far.
It contains the whole tiny.fon directory from your file hires4x.zip, where I added this 7 umlauts:

- 000c4.png
- 000d6.png
- 000dc.png
- 000df.png
- 000e4.png
- 000f6.png
- 000fc.png

Perhaps you can have a look at it and correct it, if necessary.

In the file voice-utwig.zip are the original "whining" voices, where I adapted the file 3dovoice.rmp to hires4x and added the 2 new missing voices utwig-072.ogg and utwig.075.ogg from your recordings. This zip-file has only to be copied into the folder "addons" and is active immediately, there is no --addon parameter required.
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 10:39:26 am »

Now I finally managed it to create my first small addon with the starmapkeys in black colors for the hires-mode 1280x960px.
Download: starmapkeys.zip (13.37KB)
Just copy the zip-file into the addons folder and add the commandline option --addon starmapkeys to activate the new design.
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 06:42:26 am »

Agree the black looks like it belongs. Make it the default?
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 05:40:23 am »

Agree the black looks like it belongs. Make it the default?

I actually made a few different sets. One being black keys, I'll have to upload them to something like openart.org. I think it could even be useful for the UQM guys. The idea was to use it like  a font, so if you customized the keys, the graphics would change too. Also created characters so languages like Russian, Spanish, French, Portugese, Italian, Hungarian, etc. are supported.


Did you make 320x240 and 640x480 graphics too? I found the letters too hard to read in 320x240, so I made another set for low res stuff.
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2014, 01:47:40 pm »

Did you make 320x240 and 640x480 graphics too? I found the letters too hard to read in 320x240, so I made another set for low res stuff.

No, I didn't. Simply for the hires so far, 'cause I'm playing only in this resolution.

Question:
Couldn't it be changed in the way, that true type fonts can be used in the game? Just for the basic fonts, not the dialogues.
It would make things like this a lot easier and give the player the opportunity to switch to any other font he likes.
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2014, 09:56:53 pm »

Did you make 320x240 and 640x480 graphics too? I found the letters too hard to read in 320x240, so I made another set for low res stuff.

No, I didn't. Simply for the hires so far, 'cause I'm playing only in this resolution.

Question:
Couldn't it be changed in the way, that true type fonts can be used in the game? Just for the basic fonts, not the dialogues.
It would make things like this a lot easier and give the player the opportunity to switch to any other font he likes.

Neither game uses True-Type fonts. It would be easier if the engine supported it.
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2014, 10:51:47 pm »

Neither game uses True-Type fonts. It would be easier if the engine supported it.

Ah ok, thx.
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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2015, 07:53:14 am »

Because the file hoster sendspace.com became liable to charges quite a while ago for registered accounts, which formerly were free without deleting the uploaded files after a while, I moved them to Dropbox now.
(In german we say: "Erst locken, dann bocken!" Bye bye sendspace.com, farewell.)

Hence the links in my posts above are obsolete now and doesn't work anymore, they may be deleted by an operator.

Here's the new link to Dropbox for the addon starmapkeys.zip and the other 2 files tinyfonts-umlauts.zip and voice-utwig.zip:

The Ur-Quan Masters HD - Dropbox

For installation please refer to my replies #2 and #3, there are no changes since then.

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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 08:47:29 pm »

New addon for the lander font. Makes the messages better readable.

Copy the file lander-font.zip to the addons folder and activate it with the command line --addon lander-font.

Applies only to the hires4x resolution (1280x960 px).

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EDIT:
One more addon to reactivate the design of the Melnorme trader from UQM HD Alpha without smallpox. Grin
Same download location as above, command line --addon comm-melnorme, hires4x only.

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Re: Small changes for the UQM HD Mod
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 06:39:06 am »

much love thank you
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