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EVE Components Mod
Here comes my second mod, this time its the components. I used EVE icons to replace most of the components, firswt I wanted to increase the size of the icons to 64x64 pixels and have them transparent, everything worked fine until I actually researched something. The icons get enlarged inthe messagebox and so ruin everything. So back to 32x32 pixels. After some experimenting I discarded the idea of transparent icons and put a grey background in. This way they look far better than transparent, so I kept them.

Components are color coded where applicable:
  • Quality: Grey - Green - Blue - Purple. Sone items have distinct tiers, like armor or troop compartments. These tiers are color coded where possible. If only two tiers exist they are green - blue, three tiers are green - blue - purple and four tiers add a grey as least quality color.

  • Fleet components: components that boost nearby ships have a yellow background

  • Race exclusive items have a cyan background

  • Reactors: red background: uses hydrogen, purple background: uses Caslon

  • Shields, Engines and Hyperdrives have a different color coding: the basic varaint is grey (or blueish gray in case of the shields) Green is efficient, Red is fast (or fast recharging) and purple is the final super-technology.

  • Superweapons have a bright orange background, except for the Superlaser which has... oh well, you will recognize it!

Installation: Extract the contents of the zip file into the Distant Worlds/Customization/[Your Customization Theme Name]/images/ui/components directory.

The zipfile also contains a directory named "spare" (from v1.3 on) which includes several spare components I made but didn't use. These are for modders who invent new components.

The preview does not do the icons justice, they are far better. This has to do with resizing issues in the file browser.

Version 1.3 - Universe Expansion
Components v1.3 mod can be downloaded here: ZIP File Components Mod v1.3

Version 1.2 - Shadows Expansion
Components v1.2 mod can be downloaded here: ZIP File Components Mod v1.2

Helpfiles for Components mod (any version) can be downloaded here: ZIP File Components Mod v1.1 Help Files (893 kB)



Version 1.0
Components v1.0 mod (Legends expansion) can be downloaded here: ZIP File Components Mod v1.0

Version 1.0
Components v1.1 mod (Legends expansion) can be downloaded here: ZIP File Components Mod v1.1

 
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