1) Introduction 1.5) Quest Windows
Version: 1.5 Vanguard Build: 1963- May 28, 2008
Created: Jan 13, 2007 Updated: Sept 18, 2008
2) What this Custom UI does
4) How to install 4.1) Changing the URL 4.2) Add Crafting Macros
5) Resetting back to Default
This is another version of the Darker series, yet with a subtle Role Play look and feel. 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.
There are two versions of the QUEST LOG in this file. The Book version is included.
However, if you wish to revert back to the default style,
1) just go into the DarkScrolls folder,
2) find the folder named "DefaultQuestWindows",
3) copy all three files,
4) and paist them in the file called "Windows".
2) What this Custom UI does
Removed the dependency for most ajoining windows. More separate windows to move where you want them.
a) Separate Player stats from the Defensive Target for easy layout of your choice.
Changes default size of all bags, inventory, banks and more.
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 Exchange 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.
Fixed a placement issue with the ToolBelts in the Crafting Window
Moved the "Sort By Chunk" drop down box to a better posission.
Darkened the Targets Target in the Offensive Target Window.
Fixed the Offensive Target Toggle in the Advanced Settings.
Adjusted the IconBlankSlot to fit more inline with the rest of the ui.
Added percentages and self Health Meter
4) How to install
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
1) Download the zip file.
2) Extract and copy the folder DarkScrolls.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\DarkScrolls\"
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)
Should look like this:
[UI]4.1) Changing the Guild Site URL
In Game Update 5 we now have an ingame brouser. By Default this is set to Yahoo (http://search.yahoo.com/). But if you would like to change the url to your guild site follow these simple steps:
a) Open folder named Windows- Find VGUIPetitionWnd.xml
b) Search for line 367 and change the url to what you would like.
line 367: <Action event="_go_url_button" senderName="_guild_forums_button" strData2="http://andronnai.com">
c) Save and you are done!
4.2) Add Crafting Macros
Moves an item from your inventory to your refining workbench.
1) Right click on one of the Macros in the Crafting Set up.
2) Name your macro
3) Select your icon from the corresponding icon listed next to command
4) Copy and paist (Ctrl+v) format into the Macro window (Can view all 15 commands in the AddItemMacro.txt)
5) Click Create
Some things to remember:
Make sure that you have not accidentally doubled the UI folder. (This is a usually 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.
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
You may then delete the "DarkScrolls" folder from your Shells. Just make sure you do NOT delete the "Default" folder.
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)
Grendul - For being a great support and soundboard, as well as assistance with some of the XML and Raid Group Windows.
Nadger- For his HUD, scripts and reorganizing everything into easy to read formats.
House Andronnai- For patience and .. well patience.
(Please pardon the lower quality of the thumbnails. I had to reduce the quality to be able to attach them here. )