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Old 06-08-2008, 10:59 AM
IxStandalonexI IxStandalonexI is offline
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Question Any chance someone could write a Walkthrough for Vista 32?

Hi

I have been reading a lot about different addons and UI's and would like to use one of yours...but following your instructions to the letter doesn't work.

I am using Windows Vista Ultimate 32 O/S
I Downloaded, Extracted all in to:
C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\VGUIAssets\Shells

and changed it to: ShellName=InfoMapAdvanced

but it keeps saying: Cannot create the C:\Program\Files\Sony\Vanguard\bin\vgclient.ini file.
Make sure the path and file name are correct.

I have tried a few different ways but am not the best when it comes to this and need a bit of help if that's ok?

I also don't see the .ini but worked out which one it was by viewing 2-3 of them until i found what you had explained for me to change.

A dummies walk through/guide to doing this would be awesome...lol

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

IxStandalonexI
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DroxUI-Readme
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-------- Drox UI 2.2.0 ----------
---------------------------------

The latest version of the Drox UI can always be found at my VGInterface author portal.
(http://www.vginterface.com/portal.php?id=7)

-------------------------------
Credits
-------------------------------

Miggy - For the initial work on the Abilities and Quest journals.
Agathorn - For the expanded Work Order selection window and the expanded crafting
table setup window.
Kilatre - For extensive help creating and support the N52 hotbar.
Mother9987 - For the excellent example Compass/Clock mod ported from Jaxel's OCD EQ2 mod.

...and many other mod developers for their help and inspiration along the way.

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First Time Installation Steps
-------------------------------

1. Download the DroxUI.zip

2. Open the zip file and copy the DroxUI folder and its contents to:
C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\VGUIAssets\Shells

3. Open the vgclient.ini file found in:
C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\bin

4. In the [UI] section change the ShellName to (or add it)
ShellName=DroxUI

5. Copy the user.ini file from the DroxUI folder to:
C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\bin

6. Copy the UILoader files from the DroxUI\Layouts folder to:
C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\bin

7. Start up Vanguard.

8. Once the game is loaded hit escape, click on the Drox UI Settings button,
and then click the "Load Layout 1" button. (Layout's 2 and 3 also have
alternative sample layouts.)

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Update Installation Steps
-------------------------------

1. Download the DroxUI.zip

2. Delete your current DroxUI folder from the Shells folder.

3. Open the zip file and copy the DroxUI folder and its contents to:
C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\VGUIAssets\Shells

4. Copy the user.ini file from the DroxUI folder to:
C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\bin

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IMPORTANT NOTE ON LAYOUT PROBLEMS !
-----------------------------------

If you have problems where your game refuses to remember the changes
you make to the UI layout, then try one of the following.

If you are running Windows Vista, find the vgclient.exe file in your
Vanguard/bin folder, right click on it and select "Run As Administrator".
This will ensure that the game has permission to change the files
that store the UI layout.

If you are running Windows XP, you may have the same problem with
permissions, but you'll need to fix it by making sure you log in with
an account that has administrator permissions or set the permission
appropriately for the Vangaurd folders. I won't go into further details
on the solution for Windows XP as the methods are too varied to get
specific and they don't always fix the problem.

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IMPORTANT NOTE ON PERFORMANCE !
-------------------------------

All users of this or any mod which provides you multiple versions of
one or more windows, such as vertical or horizontal group and encounter
windows, will cause some degradation in FPS and possibly UI freezes. This
can be minimized! Read on...

The reason for the lag is that Vanguard was designed to keep all windows
constantly updated even when they are not visible. So each version of the
group, encounter, and buff/debuff lists are all constantly being updated.
This causes your computer to do a lot of needless work. On some computers
this isn't very noticeable, but for most it does cause problems when you
are in a large encounter with a group. While I could remove all but one
version these windows, that would be counter to the goal I set out to
achieve when I created this mod, that was to give users the flexibilty
to choose how they wanted their UI to look and work.

So, how do you overcome this problem?

In version 2.0 I split out nearly every important window into it's own
file. This will allow you to selectively load only the windows you end up
using. To control which files are loaded you need to edit the index.xml
file found in the DroxUI folder.

If you stick with the default layout that I provide, then this will be
fairly easy. If not, then you'll need to look through the list of
windows and figure out which ones your using and which not.

Below is an example of what you'll see in the index.xml file. You need to
cut and past any windows references that you are not using into the area
between the "BEGIN: WINDOWS THAT WILL NOT BE LOADED" and "END: WINDOWS
THAT WILL NOT BE LOADED". The <!-- and --> are comment markers for XML
files and by moving the windows into the afore mentioned section, you will
be commenting out the windows you don't want to load.

<!-- BEGIN: WINDOWS LOADED BUT NOT USED IN THE DEFAULT LAYOUT -->

<Window filename="Drox_Compass.xml"/>
...
<Window filename="Drox_ReactionAbilitiesHorizontal.xml"/>

<!-- END: WINDOWS LOADED BUT NOT USED IN THE DEFAULT LAYOUT -->

<!-- BEGIN: WINDOWS THAT WILL NOT BE LOADED


END: WINDOWS THAT WILL NOT BE LOADED
-->

If you have any missing windows when you log in next, then you'll want to
re-edit this file and figure out which windows you need to move back to
their original location.

-------------------------------
Notes about the DroxUI Key Mappings
-------------------------------

The user.ini file is needed to enable all the additional key mappings
supported by the DroxUI mod. Listed are the key combos that differ from
the default UI.

F11 = Take Screenshot (was numpad minus)
F12 = Autorun (was numlock)
` = Cancel Ability (it used to be auto-attack)

# = Main hotbar
Ctrl-# = Horizontal Hotbar 2
Alt-# = Horizontal Hotbar 3
Shift-# = Horizontal Hotbar 4

-------------------------------
Changing Hotbar Banks
-------------------------------

The horizontal, vertical, G15, N52 and 3x4 hotbars all support 4 banks (or sets)
of abilities. The following key combos let you rotate through those 4 banks on
their respective hotbars.

Ctrl-F1 = Horizontal Hotbar Up
Ctrl-F2 = Horizontal Hotbar Down
Ctrl-F3 = Vertical Hotbar Up
Ctrl-F4 = Vertical Hotbar Down
Ctrl-F5 = G15 Hotbar Up
Ctrl-F6 = G15 Hotbar Down
Ctrl-F7 = N52 Hotbar Up
Ctrl-F8 = N52 Hotbar Down
Ctrl-F9 = 3x4 #1 Hotbar Up
Ctrl-F10 = 3x4 #1 Hotbar Down
Ctrl-F11 = 3x4 #2 Hotbar Up
Ctrl-F12 = 3x4 #2 Hotbar Down

-------------------------------
Sample Layouts
-------------------------------

If you copied the files in the layouts folder to your bin folder. There
will be four sample layouts attached to the UI Loader buttons found on
the first tab of the Drox UI Settings window.

------------------------------------
Optional Logitech G15 Keyboard Setup
------------------------------------

If you have a Logitech G15 keyboard, may may want to use the game profile
I've included for Vanguard. This profile sets up the G keys to match those
assigned to the optional G15 hotbar. To use the profile, you will need to open
your Keyboard Profiler and choose Profile->Import and select the
Vanguard.lgp file found in the DroxUI\G15 folder.

------------------------------------
Optional Nostromo SpeedPad n52 Setup
------------------------------------

*** Many thanks to Kilatre for lots of help creating the N52 hotbar! ***

If you have a Nostromo SpeedPad n52, may may want to use the game profile
provided here by Kilatre. This profile sets up the Nostromo keys to match those
assigned to the optional N52 hotbar. To use the profile, you will need to import
the Vanguard.n52 file found in the DroxUI\N52 folder.

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Is there an option not to use the book journals?
------------------------------------------------

If you would rather use the default quest and abilities journals, I've included an
alternative index.xml file in the DroxUI\NoBookIndexFile folder. Simply copy
the index.xml from that folder into the DroxUI folder (overwriting the
existing one).
I hope this want help you .


Greetings Horlog

Ps.: Any Ui-package and addon have such a Readme-File
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 AM
IxStandalonexI IxStandalonexI is offline
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Thanks Horlog,

I appreciate the reply.

The only problem is I dont want to use this one, I just want to install the InfoMapAdvanced as im more of a solo quester who is just starting to Mine/Blacksmith and it will not let me save the change in notepad, I dont know how to get around this for Vista x32...

It's driving me nuts!

I dont really want to change the layout at the moment but I thank you for responding so quickly

I hope im not being to much of a pain...

Thanks again

IxStandalonexI
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Old Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Taldaas Taldaas is offline
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To ease this for you a bit more I stole the relevent paragraph out of Horlog's copy/paste:

Quote:
If you are running Windows Vista, find the vgclient.exe file in your
Vanguard/bin folder, right click on it and select "Run As Administrator".
This will ensure that the game has permission to change the files
that store the UI layout.
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Old Today, 01:43 AM
IxStandalonexI IxStandalonexI is offline
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Thank you very much Taldaas!

I will try that now and let you know how I went
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