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Name: Darker2.0   Popular!
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Date: 04-21-2008 11:49 AM
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Version: 2.0f: Vanguard_
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Darker2.0 Version
With InfoMap

Version: 2.0-v2002 Vanguard Build: 2002- March 10, 2008
Created: July. 11, 2006 Updated: March 10, 2008

Discussion Thread
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1) Introduction
2) What this Custom UI does
3) Changes
4) How to install
5) Resetting back to Default
6) Uninstalling This Skin
7) Credits

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1) Introduction

If you are looking for a nice simple UI that is completely modular, then this is the one. Easy
to see, read, understand and yet small and simple.

This has been an ongoing project since mid-beta, to provide a simple, clean interface for
those that perfer the minimal Interface. Many people have contributed to this project. See "Credits"
below for those that have made this possible.

There are two versions of this UI. One has InfoMap (Darker2.0) and the other does not (Darker2.0b). For Darker WITHOUT the InfoMap go HERE.
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2) What this Custom UI does

Removed the dependancy for most ajoining windows. More seperate windows to move where you want them.
a) Seperate Player stats from the Defensive Target for easy layout of your choice.
Changes default size of all bags, invatory, banks and more.
Added resizable mini map for the non-InfoMap Darker2.0 version.
Changed the default font size for pop up / mouseover windows. (For what the server will allow)
Adds in the drop in box for the Market Echange Broker.
Removes the "extras" from the ui such as added graphics in the player stat window, group
window and offensive window.
Adds in the option for a horizontal group window.
Consists of 6 horizontal Hotbars and 2 vertical.
Adds in the HUD interface to choose your options you would like to have displayed in game.
ie: Combat, Stats, clock and more!
Adds in a Healer Helper hotbar for heal and buffs abilities.
Smaller and more abilities on each page.
Quest window adjusted to fit more quests in visible line.
Quest listings include Level and sphere
Ability to organize your quests by Level and Sphere.
Display of 36 parlay cards per page.
Smaller Parlay table
Updated XML to current for Vanguard.

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3) Changes

Updated version of the Rift System, Added in Updated InfoMap.
Updated all changes to match the current build.
Redone XML to match Vanguards fixes in the last two patches on the Test server.
Reduced almost all xml errors at load up.
Modified and tweeked the graphics to be a little smoother and sleek.
Brought back the Mark keys with updated graphics for the icons.
Reworked the Parlay cards to the current version of XML.
Changed the layout of the Darker2.0 Advanced settings to be more organized.
Added new Icon buttons for both the Healer Hotbar and Darker2.0 Settings.
Changed the background Parchement to a darker version of the default.
Added in custom Icons for the changing window.
Merged the clocks together into one window (real time and game time).

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4) How to install

Now that you have downloaded one of the UI mods, what are you suppose to do?

Unzip the file using your favorite zip/rar program.
Copy the folder included in the zip to your c:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\VGUIAssets\Shells
folder.
Open the c:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\bin\vgclient.ini file in a text editor (notepad is fine).
In the [UI] section change the shellname to "ShellName=ModFolderName" where
ModFolderName is the name of the folder that was in the zip file.

Inside your vgclient file, you will find [General] section, below this fairly large span of text you will find [UI].
Some times, I have found, that after a new patch or full file scan, there is nothing below the [UI].
So here is what it aught to show. You can copy and paist this below the correct section and replace

1) Download the zip file.
2) Extract and copy the folder Darker2.0.zip to "..\Vanguard\VGUIAssets\Shells\"
in your Vanguard install folder
(default: C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard).
You should have a new folder "..\Vanguard\VGUIAssets\Shells\Darker2.0\"
3) Open up your Vanguard install folder.
4) Open the "/bin" folder, and find vgclient.ini.
5) Open vgclient.ini (with notepad, i.e.) and search for [UI],
below it change "ShellName=Default" (should be line 66)
to "ShellName=DarkerBoxed".

Should look like this:
[UI]
ShellName=Darker2.0
ValidateXML=False
ChatAutojoin=regionsay,auction
LoadGameplayWindowsAtStartup=False
PresentLogin=True
GuildNotifyOnline=True
LootFollowsMouse=True
FilterProfanity=False
ShowChatBubbles=False


Some things to remember however:
Make sure that you have not accidently doubled the UI folder. (This is a usualy cause for crashing when entering the game.
Make sure you modify the ini folder correctly. If there are caps in the name of the mod, you have to include those.

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5) Resetting back to Default:

If you want to reset back to the default User Interface, just do the following.
Make sure to exit the game completely before doing this.

1) Locate your Vanguard installation directory. (Ex. C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\ )
2) Inside the "bin" directory is the following file "VGSettings.xml" deleting it will reset
all windows


6) Uninstalling This Skin:

1) Locate your Vanguard installation directory. (Ex. C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\ )
2) Inside the "bin" directory is the settings file "vgclient.ini", Open this up for editing.
3) Scroll down until you find the entry "[UI]" then bellow change "Darker2.0"
into "ShellName=Default". Save and the file.

You may then delete the "Darker2.0" folder from your Shells. Just make sure you do NOT delete the "Default" folder.
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7) Credits

Thank you so much to all those that have helped, created, coded and worked with the xml!
Soresha, Cobal, Nadger, Xndyr, Zacara- For the InfoMap (Darker2.0e Map)
Nagger- For scripts and reorganizing everything into easy to read formats.
Miggy- For the classic look and assistance on the xml
Drox- For his wonderful hud and many options.
House Andronnai- For patience and .. well patience.
Customm and all the wonderful Testers that helped me out and was patient with me the last few weeks.

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2.0e: Vanguard_
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Sarrene
03-11-2008 05:59 AM
2.0e: Vanguard_
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Sarrene
03-11-2008 05:47 AM
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Old 04-28-2008, 09:17 PM  
Velveeta
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In the install instructions above it says to change shell=Darker2.0 and then above that it says to change it to shell=darkerboxed, I am assuming it should be Darker2.0.

Also, is there an easy way to change the font size of the tooltips? They seem to have gotten smaller since I installed this UI.

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Old 04-07-2008, 03:06 PM  
rikoo
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Cant get it to work now.

This mod was working great, then it starts to reload all the bozes I didn't want on after I log back in. Every time I have to check the bags off and the windows controller off, as well as lag meter and a few other.
NOW I cannot even get my targeting box. I can hover over a mob and it shows me the level, but once I click on the mob nothing happens, there is no stickied box of info.
Anyway, off to try some other mod...thanks! Hopefully this one will be updated soon.

Beau
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Old 04-03-2008, 03:16 PM  
Tjark
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Map update

is it possible to make a easy way for a mapupdate like the droxui?

thanks for youre great work

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Old 03-30-2008, 07:13 AM  
Garrett
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I've been away from the game for about 6 months and was running Boxed, since I couldn't use InfoMaps with that older UI I switched to this. I really like this Darker2.0 UI.

Good job.

I guess my only complaint would be that the hotbars and all the bag windows are really, really... small. My spell gems are about the size of the smiley faces ( ).

Any help?



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Old 03-12-2008, 01:50 AM  
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tamartarken:
I am not sure why it is doing that. I have tested it out a few times logging in and back out again, and the settings are the same as I had left them. . I may still have it as Always Show. So let me see what I can do I should have that out by tomorrow though (Thursday, so I guess that would be later today sometime.)

Sondrax:
I am not sure if I will add a g15 hotbar for this or not. However, once I get the last of the tweaks done (and resizing a few things I forgot) I may make a plug in if no one else has yet.

Kepana:
This is something they added into the default Settings window. You can go to Settings>Interface> Off Target Targets.It is at the very bottom.
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EDIT: Please note that I do not check this thread on the downloads page that often. If you can follow the thread on the forum that would most helpful. Since there I get notified if anyone posts, and I can check it right away. THREAD HERE

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Old 03-11-2008, 08:37 PM  
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I am still having issues with the Offensive Target and the Lag Meter always showing back up, even after GU4 and the updated Darker2.0

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:04 PM  
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g15?

hm, is it possible to add a g15 hotbar to that one, like drox has?
also, if i may suggest something:
the group window is kinda big if you ask me.. would be great if those names/hp bars etc match the size of those at the healer helper window so you can align them next to each other. in a grp of 6, the grp window is higher than my chat windows are.. if you know what i mean.
and suggestion #2: seeing your own hp in addition to your mana would rock

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Old 02-28-2008, 08:31 PM  
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In the Advanced Settings of the UI settings there is an About tab
i believe that has a save and a back up on there. also if that is not working for you, get your ui the way you want it. Once this is done do a /uisave <name> , example - /uisave tamarui Once this is donw then do a /rest and then do a /camp, this will sit you down and log you out. Once logged out to character select then click on Quit. then relog in and see if that works, if it is still a little buggy just reload the ui you saved by /uiload <name> , example - /uiload tamarui I hope this helps
I have tried all of these, the two windows still reappear each time I log on (I have lost count of the number of times I have done this).
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:24 AM  
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Kepana:
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I love this UI. My only concern is the Added mobs during the encounter it does not show who they have agro on. As the tank I use this a lot to switch targets to pull mob off group member. Is there something I can do to change this? Other then that love this UI!
It does show this information, at least on my screen. Any adds I or my group gets it does show their name. Unless the version you have may be a little different from the one here, try re-downloading it.


tamartarken:
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I like this UI, however, I have noticed a bug.

Every time I log in, the lag meter button and offensive target window are opened, even though I have saved them to off.

Also, it would be very helpful to me, personally, if you could put a "button" or something around the "Save UI" and "Load UI" text (I'm pretty sure those are not the exact words used, but hopefully, I have gotten my point across)

Thanks for the streamlined UI. I have been looking for a change, recently. It's nice to see something that doesn't take up my ENTIRE screen.
In the Advanced Settings of the UI settings there is an About tab
i believe that has a save and a back up on there. also if that is not working for you, get your ui the way you want it. Once this is done do a /uisave <name> , example - /uisave tamarui Once this is donw then do a /rest and then do a /camp, this will sit you down and log you out. Once logged out to character select then click on Quit. then relog in and see if that works, if it is still a little buggy just reload the ui you saved by /uiload <name> , example - /uiload tamarui I hope this helps
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Old 02-18-2008, 02:38 PM  
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Cudos

I like this UI, however, I have noticed a bug.

Every time I log in, the lag meter button and offensive target window are opened, even though I have saved them to off.

Also, it would be very helpful to me, personally, if you could put a "button" or something around the "Save UI" and "Load UI" text (I'm pretty sure those are not the exact words used, but hopefully, I have gotten my point across)

Thanks for the streamlined UI. I have been looking for a change, recently. It's nice to see something that doesn't take up my ENTIRE screen.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:51 PM  
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Great job

I love this UI. My only concern is the Added mobs during the encounter it does not show who they have agro on. As the tank I use this a lot to switch targets to pull mob off group member. Is there something I can do to change this? Other then that love this UI!

Kepana
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Old 02-05-2008, 02:36 PM  
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Very nicely done, looking forward to giving this UI a try!
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Old 02-04-2008, 09:51 PM  
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Been using this now for a week or so. It's still great. I like the look of it a lot. The only problem I have is that I can't find the waypoint distance indicator. On my previous UI (core) I could tell how far my current waypoint is. That was extremely helpful.

Any way to turn that on with this layout?
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:55 PM  
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A few requests for this Great mod. I am really liking it!
  1. Add the Diplomacy bag and Crafting Utility/Container bag to the bar with all the bags.
  2. Personally I really like the default map, have an option to use default map with Riftway map or modded map with Riftway map.
  3. Have a tooltip for when you mouse over the Ying Yang symbol.
  4. On the XP Bar, add Experience after the XX% so it will look like this. ie 54% Experience 34% Rest XP.
  5. Make the little icon of the scroll in the left corner of the minimap more distinct, places like Qalia it is a little hard to see.
  6. When you depress the the scroll on the minimap, the next window needs to have the close mark adjusted to the corner of that screen.
  7. Also there is a round minimap already in the game files, have it so we can choose from the square minimap or the rounded minimap.
  8. Add a Report Bug to the Settings Window, that way we can have the bug and petition there.
  9. When you open the map, all the icons in the top left corner could use a Tool Tip.
  10. Maybe in the Quest Tracker instead of gold text for quest titles, use the same color as the ones in the Quest Journal(green, white, red, etc) and add the level number and sphere line(A, D, C).
  11. LFG/LFM is kindof hard to see, black text on grey background.
  12. On the 12 hour clock add am or pm.
  13. Reactions Window add the littel shield, etc for each set of actions.
  14. Also anyway af adding it so when you have something on the button stays green so you know it is already on and when off the Red off button stays red.
  15. Experience Bar On/Off does not seem to work.
  16. Can not seem to turn off the PetStatusBar.
  17. Add a dark box around on hand money section in the broker window.
  18. Maybe be able to have a little bit bigger bags, on wide screens they are a little small.
These are just my suggestions. I really do like this mod very much, I really hope it stays maintained. I use a 22" LCD, 1680x1050 resolution, this is great for it.

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Old 02-01-2008, 05:24 PM  
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VERY NICE!
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