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woril 07-19-2012 05:34 PM

Suggestion: Customizable UI colors
 
The title says it.

This option will certainly not harm. For instance I would like to grey my UI out in order to reduce the eye strain caused by red/blue contrasts.

What do you think?

mikewendell 07-19-2012 06:18 PM

Been suggested and ignored for the most part.

I have to deal with forum posters here who don;t understand about that issue as well. They just love posting in a low contract color against the dark background.

framesplicerx 07-23-2012 05:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woril (Post 4872521)
The title says it.

This option will certainly not harm. For instance I would like to grey my UI out in order to reduce the eye strain caused by red/blue contrasts.

What do you think?

Indeed! City of Heroes had this and it was a great feature.

I know I have a friend who refuses to play Klingon simply because of the intense red and subsequent eye strain. It's disappointing too since he loves the ships, the klink culture, and the c-store consoles!

Crazy to think Cryptic is not getting his money for ships simply because we can't alter the UI color!

maxvitor 07-27-2012 08:20 AM

This is a very old subject, many threads have been created by players complained about the intense red of the KDF UI, myself included, as well as some complaining about the bright blue of the FED UI and it seems those complaints have gone unheard.

For myself, even being able to just turn off the frames and borders on the UI leaving only the active elements would be an improvement.

I've taken to shrinking the scale of the UI to a minimal but still viewable size to compensate.

I certainly wouldn't mind if at some point they build in the ability to use user designed mods for the UI elements.

mikewendell 07-27-2012 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by maxvitor (Post 4996391)
This is a very old subject, many threads have been created by players complained about the intense red of the KDF UI, myself included, as well as some complaining about the bright blue of the FED UI and it seems those complaints have gone unheard.

The one and only time I played a Klingon was for about 20 minutes and I;ve never been back. Literally gave me a headache.

aexrael 07-27-2012 11:00 AM

Is their UI coded via XML elements, Flash components or some third great unknown? Anyone know?

maxvitor 07-30-2012 08:59 AM

"some third great unknown", the UI are textured overlay elements that are hidden in one of the .hogg files. I've looked through the files in the program folder and there is no file that mentions color adjustment. I suspect that there are 2 complete sets of ui elements, one shaded federation blue and the other shaded klingon red and what you choose at the character screen determines what overlay is loaded.


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