NESQUIKO's Custom VGUI 0.1

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  1. daruck

    daruck Member

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    LATEST VERSION 0.32 - 05/09/09 - Small fix for people that play on Low settings.
    Hello,

    I have been working on a custom VGUI for Empires for a month and a half. I put a lot of effort in this one, more than 300 files were designed and compiled. It's not completely done but I think I can release it right now.

    I was going to keep it private but, even though I dislike the community, I feel that this mod needs more contributions. I hope you enjoy it, and if you don't like it post your suggestions or ideas to make it better.

    Some screenshots of it can be found here:
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/console.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/main.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/comm_ui.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/research.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/skill.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/skill_engineer.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/skill_scout.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/vehicle_weapons.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/vehicle_armor.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/vehicle_engine.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/nademg.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/hud.jpg
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/engineer_menu.jpg

    TO DOWNLOAD THE VGUI GO TO:
    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/web/
    Thanks for hosting it dizzyone.

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    HOW TO INSTALL:
    1. Backup:
    - \materials\console
    - \materials\vgui
    - \resource
    - gameinfo.txt
    2. Unzip and copy the folders into:
    - Empires\
    3. Overwrite.
    4. ????
    5. Play


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    It wouldn't have been possible without help from:
    Coffeburrito. Fixed Empires code related to the VGUI and Commander interface resolutions. Made this possible.
    BumGravy. Taught me how to edit VTFS and how transparency works.
    The Commonwealth Warriors. Provided a lot of feedback, suggestions and ideas.
    Starcitsura. Made the map "The Hall" for the start screen and he let me use it.
    Trickster. Spammed me to death.
    ploos. Drew penises, he could help.

    Thanks to everyone who contributed with suggestions.

    I will continue to improve it, your feedback is welcome.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
  2. Coffeeburrito

    Coffeeburrito Coder

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    Fantastic work! It's awesome to look at, AND practical.
     
  3. BumGravy

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    Makes empires look more empires than empires.

    Also will help a lot for my 800x600 by letting me see a little more with comm interface open and stop me getting ambushed from the front when i got vehicle menu open :)

    The only thing i would change is tweak the opening screen picture with some filters, maybe adjust contrast etc. and maybe monochrome it?
     
  4. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    I feel upset. I spammed you aswell :(
     
  5. [SG]GummiBear

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    I love it, looks much more professional in a way I think than the original one (no offense to empires dev team)
     
  6. recon

    recon SM Support Dev

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    Daruck / NESQUIKO,

    It looks awesome. Nice job.


    QFT
     
  7. OuNin

    OuNin Member

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    I'd like the health, stamina, and ammo icons in the infantry HUD too be gray. :V
     
  8. [SG]GummiBear

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    hmm seems that the main menu is still the same background and the text is neither formated like the text in the pics you show nor like the normal empires text, but some ugly and boring third "type"

    other than that it seems to be working fine (only did a very quick run ingame on an empty server (so I could be alone)that all the time I got today)
     
  9. daruck

    daruck Member

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    You forgot to copy the resource folder
     
  10. [SG]GummiBear

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    aint you just supposed to unzip it all to ...\steamapps\SourceMods\Empires with Use folder names (or something like that(have it on danish myself so jsut my geuss at a translation)) checked? cause that what I did
     
  11. daruck

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    Maybe you didn't extract it correctly, try to extract it to some random directory and copy it manually. I've got two complaints already with a similar issue, both solved by copying manually.
     
  12. [SG]GummiBear

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    nope didn't work... extracted it to the desktop and then copied it to empires... you sure there is not something wrong with the archive?
     
  13. PwnedYoAss

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    Im-fucking-pressive! This is actually better looking than the original GUI, no offense dev team.
     
  14. daruck

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    Ok it was my fault, sorry. I forgot to add the console folder which includes the backgrounds.

    This is the updated zip, download it again. You just need to copy the content of the "materials\console" folder into empires\materials\console directory and overwrite the backgrounds.

    http://raegquit.com/NESQUIKO/vgui/release/0.01.zip

    Also delete the font birchstd from your resource directory. I don't know why did I include it, the updated zip doesn't have it anymore.

    Tell me if you keep seeing that weird font that isn't the Empires one nor the one in the original post.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2009
  15. PwnedYoAss

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    Now all we need is a rotating animation of the tanks in the vehicle build menu!
     
  16. Theowningone

    Theowningone Noone likes me :'(

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    The only complaint i have is that some of the souds are annoying after a bit. I love the NF SMG2 sound tho. Makes me want to fire it randomly for the luls.
     
  17. CobaltBlue

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    Agreed.

    Also, the scout sense icon is very fun.

    Edit: HOLY FUCKIN' SHIT! Good thing I listened to the sounds before overwriting. The "audio" portion of your "VGUI" sucks sweat off a dead man's balls. Everyone delete the 'sound' directory before installing.

    Edit: Also, it works fine without the "bin" overwrite, so I would recommend deleting the 'bin' directory before installing as well. (wouldn't want any malware sneaking on to your computer)
     
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  18. Lollum

    Lollum Tester++

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    I still wonder why we haven't got a "Custom content"-section instead of the "Mapping-only"-section. However, good job Nesquiko friend.
     
  19. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    The easter-eggs are lulzy.
     
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  20. Lollum

    Lollum Tester++

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    Oh noes,
    TRICKSTER, YOU LEAKED IT!

    Also, lol at the commander-voices. HSM should consider joining the team as a voiceactor!
     

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