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Title: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 10:52:04 AM
Cari's Minimal UI 1.0.2

Hello! I noticed a dearth of UI mods, especially my favorite: minimalist UIs. I decided to create my own!

Features
Tripads are evil. I removed every trace I could of that blasted Tri-tachyon Teal. I've also removed much of the framing, allowing you to see the combat/area you're in around the edges.

Samples
(http://studiospryte.com/cariui/flight.png)
(http://studiospryte.com/cariui/econ.png)
(http://studiospryte.com/cariui/combat.png)

Current Issues/To Do
1) There are a few things that seem to be hard-coded as far as the UI colors and scheme go. The first being the outermost, pixel wide green border that appears on some menus.
2) I had to disable the menu "static" animation on load. It also appears to be hard-coded that god awful teal.

I am open to suggestions and ideas! Feel free to reply here, or poke me directly on discord CariTheKitty#2054!

Downloads
(http://studiospryte.com/cariui/versions.png)
Purple (http://studiospryte.com/cariui/%5b0.9.1a%5dCari%20UI%20Purple%201.0.2.zip)
Grey (http://studiospryte.com/cariui/%5b0.9.1a%5dCari%20UI%20Grey%201.0.2.zip)
Green (http://studiospryte.com/cariui/%5b0.9.1a%5dCari%20UI%20Green%201.0.2.zip)
Orange (http://studiospryte.com/cariui/%5b0.9.1a%5dCari%20UI%20Orange%201.0.2.zip) Crimson (http://studiospryte.com/cariui/%5b0.9.1a%5dCari%20UI%20Crimson%201.0.2.zip)
Lite (http://studiospryte.com/cariui/%5b0.9.1a%5dCari%20UI%20Lite%201.0.2.zip)
CHANGELOG
0.1 Initial Release - 0.9.1a compatible (tested on RC8)
0.1a - Fix with versioning. Forgot to update the csv.
1.0.1 (A big jump! Last one I promise)

1.0.2
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: PyroFuzz on September 08, 2019, 12:22:23 PM
Oh my... Its beautiful...
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 01:46:04 PM
Oh my... Its beautiful...

Thanks! I've also re-upped a very small bugfix update!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: DragonFire on September 08, 2019, 02:29:28 PM
Download link brings up a 404 error. Thought you'd like to know.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 03:12:55 PM
Download link brings up a 404 error. Thought you'd like to know.

Fixed!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Rutaki on September 08, 2019, 03:35:06 PM
Hi, I loved the look this UI brings (especially for taking less screen space than vanilla UI), just a suggestion, the font color used on the letters of the case below in my opinion is very bright (tires the eyes), a slightly darker font here might be good
(https://i.imgur.com/ZMAiBOI.png)
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 04:46:03 PM
Hi, I loved the look this UI brings (especially for taking less screen space than vanilla UI), just a suggestion, the font color used on the letters of the case below in my opinion is very bright (tires the eyes), a slightly darker font here might be good


I'll fiddle around with that tonight, and see what I can do. It's a great suggestion. If I recall correctly, it shares the same 'slot' for a color as the buttons and headers, so it has to stand out from the purple, I know I'll be able to dim it some for sure, just gotta make sure the other applications of the color are readable too!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 04:57:26 PM

I'll fiddle around with that tonight, and see what I can do. It's a great suggestion. If I recall correctly, it shares the same 'slot' for a color as the buttons and headers, so it has to stand out from the purple, I know I'll be able to dim it some for sure, just gotta make sure the other applications of the color are readable too!

(http://studiospryte.com/cariui/dimmertext.png)

How's this?
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Innominandum on September 08, 2019, 05:48:20 PM
O M G ... thank you FPS God for this unexpected gift, shouldn't have doubted you...
(https://media1.giphy.com/media/osjgQPWRx3cac/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 06:19:39 PM
O M G ... thank you FPS God for this unexpected gift, shouldn't have doubted you...

Thank you for the kind words. Is he (FPS God) part of the same pantheon as RNGesus?
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Dwarden on September 08, 2019, 06:38:23 PM
so great, so neat, nifty cool

btw. while fixed that nexerelin crash vs version.csv
(you already fixed, yet for some reason it was downloading old file)

i did some manual edits to

.\StarSector\mods\Cariui\data\config\version\version_files.csv
Spoiler
version file
cariui.version
[close]

.\StarSector\mods\Cariui\cariui.version
Spoiler
{
    "masterVersionFile":"localhost",
    "modName":"Cari's Minimalist UI",
    "modThreadId":16490,
    "modVersion":
    {
        "major":0,
        "minor":1,
        "patch":a
    },
}
[close]

.\StarSector\mods\Cariui\mod_info.json
Spoiler
{
   "id":"aaCari UI", # internal id
   "name":"Cari's Minimalist UI", # displayed to the player
   "author":"CariTheKitty",
   "version":"0.1a",
   "description":"Minimalist UI",
   "gameVersion":"0.9.1a",
   "totalConversion":false,
}

[close]

just to make it pretty as everything else

ofcourse the 'localhost' part needs to be replaced by path to online version file when possible
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 06:48:33 PM
so great, so neat, nifty cool

btw. while fixed that nexerelin crash vs version.csv
(you already fixed, yet for some reason it was downloading old file)

i did some manual edits *snip*

just to make it pretty as everything else

ofcourse the 'localhost' part needs to be replaced by path to online version when possible

That's coming tomorrow along with a few requested colour options! Thanks for showing me though! Took me a while to learn about the version checker, as it's third party and I didn't see any documentation on it in the unofficial discord.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Rutaki on September 08, 2019, 07:00:49 PM

(http://studiospryte.com/cariui/dimmertext.png)

How's this?
I'm terrible at evaluating this kind of thing as a whole (For example, if this font fits or not the theme of your UI), but as for excessive brightness, it was definitely solved, thanks for listening  :)
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 07:25:38 PM
I like it better, it was a good suggestion. It'll be rolled out tomorrow along with the version checker 'fix' and a couple of colour options.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Dwarden on September 08, 2019, 08:09:16 PM
I like it better, it was a good suggestion. It'll be rolled out tomorrow along with the version checker 'fix' and a couple of colour options.

do the color option include some more to red grading ?

i noticed quite some of red text got replaced with pink / violet and similar
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 08:17:45 PM
do the color option include some more to red grading ?

i noticed quite some of red text got replaced with pink / violet and similar

Yes I did change the colours to be more monochromatic. Is there anything in particular that stands out as needing further change?
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Alex on September 08, 2019, 08:48:14 PM
Just want to say, that while I (obviously) don't share your dislike for "that blasted Tri-Tachyon Teal", I love seeing the game with a different-looking UI - it's just so fresh, and the look is really neat. *thumbs up*
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 08, 2019, 08:57:29 PM
Just want to say, that while I (obviously) don't share your dislike for "that blasted Tri-Tachyon Teal", I love seeing the game with a different-looking UI - it's just so fresh, and the look is really neat. *thumbs up*

Thanks! You'd certainly know the answer: the static on menu opening and, the border on the edge, is there any actual way to un-teal those?
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Alex on September 08, 2019, 09:18:02 PM
Ah, I'm afraid that's totally hardcoded - I should probably extract the color to settings at some point.

The color it's set to is (40, 152, 176, 155), so you might be able to have a fainter version of the noise show up in your desired color by inverting graphics/fx/noise.png so that it becomes the color you want when the hardcoded color is applied to it. I'm not sure if there's enough play there or if the red channel being set to 40 will make it too faint to be visible.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Dwarden on September 08, 2019, 09:37:41 PM
do the color option include some more to red grading ?

i noticed quite some of red text got replaced with pink / violet and similar

Yes I did change the colours to be more monochromatic. Is there anything in particular that stands out as needing further change?

i would prefer option to have more-colorful options too as sometimes the tone difference is too subtle

there are cases where red > violet > orange > yellow
makes sense especially indicating trouble

same for some green vs blue

were clearly indicating difference, now it's too dimmed to realize it in heat of conflict ;)
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 09, 2019, 07:55:17 AM
Ah, I'm afraid that's totally hardcoded - I should probably extract the color to settings at some point.

The color it's set to is (40, 152, 176, 155), so you might be able to have a fainter version of the noise show up in your desired color by inverting graphics/fx/noise.png so that it becomes the color you want when the hardcoded color is applied to it. I'm not sure if there's enough play there or if the red channel being set to 40 will make it too faint to be visible.

I fiddled with that a bit earlier on, and it wasn't particularly great looking. I've used the disable for the static thus far. I appreciate you looking into it! I do hope you eventually move the tint for the screen-edge border and static to settings or player.faction where the UI colors are currently, and thank you for it in advance. (It's also nice to know I wasn't crazy and missing the setting!)
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Alex on September 09, 2019, 07:58:41 AM
the tint for the screen-edge border

Could you clarify what exactly you mean there? I'd expect that one to be in the settings or .faction somewhere.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 09, 2019, 08:03:14 AM
the tint for the screen-edge border

Could you clarify what exactly you mean there? I'd expect that one to be in the settings or .faction somewhere.

It's on the edge of the screen when you're in a full screen menu like Character/Refit/fleet/"Crew/Cargo"/Intel/Command
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Alex on September 09, 2019, 08:43:05 AM
Ahh, you're right, that's hardcoded too - wasn't aware of that. Made a note for that as well.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 09, 2019, 08:54:15 AM
i would prefer option to have more-colorful options too as sometimes the tone difference is too subtle

there are cases where red > violet > orange > yellow
makes sense especially indicating trouble

same for some green vs blue

were clearly indicating difference, now it's too dimmed to realize it in heat of conflict ;)

I'll throw together a version that doesn't modify any of the colors, while still retaining the minimalist layout. However, I can't /add/ any sort of color-states based on values.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 09, 2019, 08:56:07 AM
Ahh, you're right, that's hardcoded too - wasn't aware of that. Made a note for that as well.

Cool beans! Again thank you for looking into it.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Thaago on September 09, 2019, 09:41:37 AM
Oh neat! I'm going to check this out, thanks for making it!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 09, 2019, 03:38:35 PM
Thanks! I just released a new version with new color options too!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Dwarden on September 09, 2019, 04:22:14 PM
great release of various colors, testing the Lite variant now

i've also idea how improve the 'usability' of the UI mod,
as atm. picking/removing the mod causes loads/saves to be incompatible
yet, there is quality of life tweak - solution, add this line

"utility": "true",
into file `mod_info.json`
e.g.
Code
{
    "id":"aaCari UIl", # internal id
    "name":"Cari's UI(Lite)", # displayed to the player
    "version":"v1.0.1",
    "description":"Minimalist UI.",
    "gameVersion":"0.9.1a",
    "utility": "true",
}
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 09, 2019, 05:08:44 PM
great release of various colors, testing the Lite variant now

i've also idea how improve the 'usability' of the UI mod,
as atm. picking/removing the mod causes loads/saves to be incompatible
yet, there is quality of life tweak - solution, add this line

"utility": "true",
into file `mod_info.json`
e.g.
Code
{
    "id":"aaCari UIl", # internal id
    "name":"Cari's UI(Lite)", # displayed to the player
    "version":"v1.0.1",
    "description":"Minimalist UI.",
    "gameVersion":"0.9.1a",
    "utility": "true",
}

Added, will be in 1.0.2 tomorrow.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 10, 2019, 05:12:36 PM
Running a touch late, will be released tomorrow! I'll add in some new flags for player factions for being tardy.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 11, 2019, 09:17:15 AM
1.0.2 is out! New flags and marked as utility to make using it easier!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 12, 2019, 03:01:51 PM
After a few users have had issues, I've re-uploaded all the files as .zip
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Dwarden on September 12, 2019, 03:14:39 PM
the "Cari UI Lite\mod_info.json" still says 1.0.1 but that's only optical detail for the mod selection menu
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 12, 2019, 06:39:42 PM
the "Cari UI Lite\mod_info.json" still says 1.0.1 but that's only optical detail for the mod selection menu

Thanks! Should be fixed now! Applied to all versions.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Ced23Ric on September 13, 2019, 07:25:11 AM
  • Added Green theme

Instant download.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 13, 2019, 08:41:56 AM
Instant download.

Hope you like it!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Iota Latte on September 13, 2019, 12:10:55 PM
OH MY GOD, finally someone thought about this! Look at those beautiful purplish colour, they are simply amazing!
Some small concerns, can we install two theme and get a setting tab /or/ internal menu to switch (without restart) which one to use? (Since I like Grey and Purple)
(Ahhh, maybe some crimson theme? (no, Latte you are asking too much ;) ) )
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 13, 2019, 12:40:29 PM
OH MY GOD, finally someone thought about this! Look at those beautiful purplish colour, they are simply amazing!
Some small concerns, can we install two theme and get a setting tab /or/ internal menu to switch (without restart) which one to use? (Since I like Grey and Purple)
(Ahhh, maybe some crimson theme? (no, Latte you are asking too much ;) ) )

a crimson theme would be easy enough, however making a menu setting might be difficult. as the UI's pretty locked down.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 13, 2019, 05:22:31 PM
OH MY GOD, finally someone thought about this! Look at those beautiful purplish colour, they are simply amazing!
Some small concerns, can we install two theme and get a setting tab /or/ internal menu to switch (without restart) which one to use? (Since I like Grey and Purple)
(Ahhh, maybe some crimson theme? (no, Latte you are asking too much ;) ) )

I looked into it l, seems the images for the UI are all preloaded, so I can’t make something that would be any functionally different from just having multiple versions on your mod list I’m out for the weekend but I’ll see what I can do on Monday about getting a few themes that I have on my todo list like your crimson version. I would LOVE to make thar menu option so I don’t have to make 5-10 different zip files. Doesn’t look possible in the end :(
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Bastion.Systems on September 17, 2019, 11:44:55 AM
I must say this mod is very neat for anyone playing on a laptop with the accursed 1366x768 (the devil's resolution).
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 17, 2019, 07:56:53 PM
I must say this mod is very neat for anyone playing on a laptop with the accursed 1366x768 (the devil's resolution).

I can relate, in a slightly different way. I ALWAYS play windowed, because I don't know why. I dislike fullscreen things.
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: CariTheKitty on September 21, 2019, 04:44:28 PM
Updated with new Crimson Theme!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Fjoelsvider on October 02, 2019, 11:22:29 PM
hello cari, thank you for the mod!

i was wondering ifd you plan on doing any metallic looking themes, like silvery or my personal favorite a copper sort of look would be amazing.

have a nice day
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Shirobine on October 20, 2019, 01:09:17 AM
Wonderful mod, makes seeing things much easier too if you're using the color sets. On that note, I don't suppose you could do a Lite version but with amp'd up brightness on some of the greyed out text this game loves to use? Specifically the planet names in intel? I like to stay laid back on my chair and not have to sit up and squint to see the names of the planets right away. I mentioned Lite mostly because I actually like the color scheme of the game, just not so much the black text on a dark background.

Thanks for the mod thus far!
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: guesswho2778 on November 28, 2019, 03:02:44 AM
finally! i found it!
ive been seeing this mod around in videos or in discord and have been trying to find it a while now, it makes everything look so much nicer!
and i agree with you on the tri tachyon teal... its awful
Title: Re: [0.9.1a] Cari's Minimal UI
Post by: Codyrex123 on December 15, 2019, 12:59:23 PM
I gotta ask, can the differentiated colors found in the base game UI be shown more clearly?
Such things as the increased burn speed being green while your normal maximum burn speed being yellowish orange. Or health and CR bars in combat? Or is that something not possible? I was using the grey theme and it was all just a little too dark and hard to see with the dark backdrops.