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Improved Spell Book Gump

Discussion in 'UO Enhanced Client Discussion' started by Nalif, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Nalif

    Nalif Journeyman
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    I spent a few hours making this today in 3D. Unfortunately, I have no experience in LUA or making addons or anything. Not only that, I don't even have an active subscription - So who can help me get this in-game? I can change the colors easily and I can get this to you in just about any format you'd need. Just tell me the dimensions ( or better yet, give me the exact graphic for the original so I can match it up ) and the format :) This was just a quick mock-up of a mage's spellbook.


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  2. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    In my UI I use the 2D spellbook gump. The background change based on the spellbook type so only this is not enough, but is a good start ;)

    You can know the right size by looking the 2d gump in inside uo :)
    If you keep the proportion of the 2d ones I can quickly replace them with yours :)

    EDIT: I forget the inside uo ids:

    mage spellbook: 8ab
    necro: 2b00
    paladin: 2b01
    ninjitsu: 2b06
    bushido: 2b07
    bard: 2b29
    mysticism: 2b32
    spellweaving: 2b2f

    good luck :D
     
  3. Nalif

    Nalif Journeyman
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    Here's the spellweaving book and ninjitsu.

    I notice that the resolution for the 2D spell books are 406x229 or something like that; is it possible to use a higher-res graphic so that it won't look blurry in the EC?

    EDIT: Done a little more work

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  4. Martyna Zmuir

    Martyna Zmuir Crazed Zealot

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    Very nice graphics!

    Might I suggest the symbol of the Codex for the watermark in the magery spellbook?
     
  5. Pinco

    Pinco UOEC Modder
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    the size must be the same, and it wont be pixelled thanks to the antialiasing ;)

    However, the background must be transparent or the black will be visible :D

    Keep going with the good work :)
     
  6. Nalif

    Nalif Journeyman
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    Bummer...I was hoping I'd be able to use higher-res images so they wouldn't be blurry :( Making the background transparent won't be an issue. What format should I give these to you in? Tiff? PNG?

    Here's Chivalry.

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  7. Dermott of LS

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    ...

    DDS is the file type used in UO.
     
  8. Nalif

    Nalif Journeyman
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    Hmm...I'm using photoshop x64. After researching this, the nVidia plugin that's made for photoshop doesn't work with x64. Is that what you guys are using, or is there perhaps another alternative I can use? I don't have photoshop x86 installed, and I'm not going to install it just to use one plugin :(
     
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    I use Gimp with the plugin... mainly because it's free. Haven't had an issue with it, works fine in Win 7 64 bit
     
  10. Nalif

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    That did the trick! Thanks! I re-subbed and I'm in the middle of trying to figure out how to put the graphics into Pinco's UI...I took a look at the .dds files in his skin and can't seem to find the files for the legacy books....any idea?
     
  11. Pinco

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    send me a spellbook image so I can make a temporary change to the spellbook script for tests :p