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# 1 Color-Coordinated BOff Powers?
10-27-2012, 04:51 PM
Of late, I've seen a few screenshots/videos of STO, where the tray powers are color-coordinated by profession (Engineer yellow, Tactical red and science blue). I've asked each of the people that posted the photos/video how they did that, but none have responded. I think it looks nice, and I would like to know how to do it.
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___ |___ _ Fed ____| ____ _KDF __ ____| Rom
Tac_|_Thomas Hale_| __ __Illusion _____| Silence (K)
Eng | ___Antilles _ _| _ Mirror Rygobeth__| N'Vek (F)
Sci _| __ Rygobeth _| _Lukor Son of Q'Tar | Devala (F)
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# 2 Hmm...
10-27-2012, 05:51 PM
Hey Icegavel, I've seen what you're talking about before as well and I've also asked about how do it, but I've never received an answer either. I do hope someone answers you're thread with a helpful hint as I'd love to know how to do it myself! Live long and prosper!
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# 3
10-27-2012, 09:34 PM
I have seen this as well. At first I thought it was a tribble season seven change (which would be wonderful), but I have been tribble testing these last two weeks, and I haven't seen any color changes to the tray UI. If anyone knows how this is done I would very much appreciate a comment on it.
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# 4
10-27-2012, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by majortiraomega View Post
I have seen this as well. At first I thought it was a tribble season seven change (which would be wonderful), but I have been tribble testing these last two weeks, and I haven't seen any color changes to the tray UI. If anyone knows how this is done I would very much appreciate a comment on it.
I've only ever seen it in footage from Holodeck, actually. However its done, it's live. I fiddled with the UI a bit earlier, but I didn't see any options that would do it. Right-clicked every BOff Power, looked over every option in Basic, Video, Keybinds, and HUD. Worth noting that I've also seen it Klink side, if only once.
CHARACTER GRID (@Lord-Ice):
___ |___ _ Fed ____| ____ _KDF __ ____| Rom
Tac_|_Thomas Hale_| __ __Illusion _____| Silence (K)
Eng | ___Antilles _ _| _ Mirror Rygobeth__| N'Vek (F)
Sci _| __ Rygobeth _| _Lukor Son of Q'Tar | Devala (F)
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# 5
10-27-2012, 09:49 PM
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I've only ever seen it in footage from Holodeck, actually. However its done, it's live. I fiddled with the UI a bit earlier, but I didn't see any options that would do it. Right-clicked every BOff Power, looked over every option in Basic, Video, Keybinds, and HUD. Worth noting that I've also seen it Klink side, if only once.
Perhaps this feature is similar to the custom keybinds. For that, there is a file you can manually edit with notepad. There may be a similar file for the tray UI.
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# 6
10-27-2012, 09:55 PM
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Perhaps this feature is similar to the custom keybinds. For that, there is a file you can manually edit with notepad. There may be a similar file for the tray UI.
I thought of that, too. STOwiki has no knowledge of it, and if it IS in a file, I can't find it in any of my STO files.
CHARACTER GRID (@Lord-Ice):
___ |___ _ Fed ____| ____ _KDF __ ____| Rom
Tac_|_Thomas Hale_| __ __Illusion _____| Silence (K)
Eng | ___Antilles _ _| _ Mirror Rygobeth__| N'Vek (F)
Sci _| __ Rygobeth _| _Lukor Son of Q'Tar | Devala (F)
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# 7
10-27-2012, 10:25 PM
Its got to do with the custom keybinds. I dont know how to use it and all my binds are connected to my spacebar so there is no need for individual colours.

Hopefully one of the PvP vets might be able to help out
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# 8
10-27-2012, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by bubblygumsworth View Post
Its got to do with the custom keybinds. I dont know how to use it and all my binds are connected to my spacebar so there is no need for individual colours.

Hopefully one of the PvP vets might be able to help out
ALL of your keybinds? Isn't that a little... blunt? See, my keybinds are a touch more fun. My number pad is my flight controls (all of them, even the "push to turn, push again to stop" controls, and distribute shields on NumPad 5), and then my keyboard is LITERALLY all of my tray powers You'd be surprised how fast you can rifle off powers with that setup, but I will look into your way, maybe adapt it a bit for my own purposes. It might be a touch faster. What was the command you used?
CHARACTER GRID (@Lord-Ice):
___ |___ _ Fed ____| ____ _KDF __ ____| Rom
Tac_|_Thomas Hale_| __ __Illusion _____| Silence (K)
Eng | ___Antilles _ _| _ Mirror Rygobeth__| N'Vek (F)
Sci _| __ Rygobeth _| _Lukor Son of Q'Tar | Devala (F)

Last edited by icegavel; 10-27-2012 at 10:37 PM.
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# 9
10-28-2012, 12:52 AM
Those who have this modification may be considered as acting in violation of the EULA, so its not surprising they don't feel like responding to you about their little 'customization'. That said, if Cryptic felt it was of any serious concern (obviously it isn't since only a few hundred people have done it, for example) then they have not shown it, as they have not removed the OBVIOUS means by which it is possible to replace some of the game art.

The safest course of action is to lobby for an improvement in the art of star trek online sub-forum. Perhaps ThomastheCrypticCat will find some time in his busy schedule to work in some colored icons, officially.
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# 10
10-28-2012, 01:10 AM
At the risk of getting in trouble. There was a website that showed you how to do this and provided the modified art files, but it was technically a violation of the EULA and that website has since taken down the files and the instructions. They used to have bigger and more prominent mouse cursors that were useful too.

It would be really nice if the dev team put an option in the ui to colorize them.
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