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    Default BlackBird - New Skin for DDO

    BlackBird is a replacement skin for DDO by my good buddy Ualac. The main goal of the skin was to have something that melted into the background in dark quests, rather than constantly vying with the action on screen for your attention. As a nice little side bonus, lining up windows is also a lot easier.

    You can download BlackBird at: http://www.lotrointerface.com/downlo...BlackBird.html

    To install follow these directions:
    • Close DDO if you have it running
    • Find your "Dungeons and Dragons Online" folder in your “My Documents” area under Windows
    • Inside the "Dungeons and Dragons Online" folder, create a “ui” folder, with the name all lowercase
    • Inside the "ui" folder, create a “skins” folder, again all lowercase
    • Place the zip archive you downloaded into this folder
    • Right-click the zip archive and choose something like “Extract Here” or whatever your zip unarchiving tool lets you do. Note: if you were lucky to already have a version of BlackBird installed, then delete the old one prior to extracting this new archive. You should end up with one folder called “BlackBird”. The path to your BlackBird folder should be "My documents/Dungeons and Dragons Online/ui/skins/BlackBird". If it isn't, the game won't be able to find the skin.
    • Start DDO
    • When loaded and logged in, go to the Options panel, go to UI Settings, and near the bottom of this panel is a dropdown menu called “Current User Skin”. Change it from “None” to “BlackBird”
    • Play
    • Go and provide feedback here!


    Screenshots below.

    Windows opaque, bars locked, with hireling window



    Character sheet, options, default inventory, bars locked, windows transparent



    Character sheet skills, quest hournal, inventory with details, bars locked, windows opaque



    Adventure compendium, social panel, bars unlocked, windows transparent



    MyDDO, social panel



    Adventure window



    Auction house, quest map



    Logout



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    Love it.
    This will probably be my 1st installed custom UI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Memnir View Post
    Love it.
    This will probably be my 1st installed custom UI.
    I think this says it all...

    That is awesome, I will be downloading this....
    Thank you!

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    If I could give more I would.
    That is sweet!
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    Oh brilliant. Nice work. This is similar to the other one I like, rival01, in style, but with more elements skinned by the looks of it. Will be trying it out, thanks!

    Have commented on myddo, but is your mate on the forums? Looking to give +rep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimkj View Post
    Oh brilliant. Nice work. This is similar to the other one I like, rival01, in style, but with more elements skinned by the looks of it. Will be trying it out, thanks!

    Have commented on myddo, but is your mate on the forums? Looking to give +rep.
    i got alot of skins but they color everything but my hot bars how do i fix this

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    Yeah, I'll get him to post in the thread. He definitely deserves the big-ups, it's a hell of a lot of work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by transtemporal View Post
    Yeah, I'll get him to post in the thread. He definitely deserves the big-ups, it's a hell of a lot of work!
    sweet bro!

    1st one i ever used and from the install to the implementation, it truly rox.. you got my +1 oh yea!

    who is the original dev so's i can ding him a +1 too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaal View Post
    sweet bro!

    1st one i ever used and from the install to the implementation, it truly rox.. you got my +1 oh yea!

    who is the original dev so's i can ding him a +1 too?
    Ualac is the developer, ding him, he's posting around here somewhere.
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    Looks a lot like the Fade2Black, but without the annoying transparencies or Blocked Windows

    Definitely getting this one.

    Edit: Effects the Character Selection Screen as well. WAI?
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    I can hardly see the selected items on your bars. Perhaps something more flashy could be used. And something that isn't just the border, because if it is only the border, 2 items being used with one in the middle of those could give a false impression.

    Other than that, looks quite good. I do agree that the default colour scheme is a hindrance in some darker quests.
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    Looks good. Will give it go so many thanks
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    Love it! thanks
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    I LIKE it!
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    Yep, tried it and will stick with it. Very good, ta.

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    Wow,awesome job..i love it !

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    Tried it and I really like it. The only thing I would change is really the point I made earlier.

    Other than that, it's really good! Thanks for it!
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    hey Nospheratus, i hear what youre saying. if i get a chance ill try and make the active items in the hotbars look a lot more obvious for ya

    theres an alignment issue id also like to fix up with the autoattack animation for 3bar characters (health+spell+ki) so i'll get an update out with those things in it.

    thanks to everyone thats giving it a go, and posting a comment, i appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ualac View Post
    hey Nospheratus, i hear what youre saying. if i get a chance ill try and make the active items in the hotbars look a lot more obvious for ya

    theres an alignment issue id also like to fix up with the autoattack animation for 3bar characters (health+spell+ki) so i'll get an update out with those things in it.

    thanks to everyone thats giving it a go, and posting a comment, i appreciate it.
    This skin is by far the best skin I have seen for DDO. +1 for you.

    2 minor suggestions to go along with the above suggestions:

    1. When the hotbars are unlocked, the active hotbar has a yellow border, but when I lock the hotbars, the active becomes white like the default software. I think it would be cool if the active hotbar in locked mode replicated the active hotbar in unlocked mode, i.e. a yellow border.

    2. Partition the health and sp bars similar to the way the rival skin works. I.e. put hash marks at 25, 50 and 75% for easir identification of how much health/sp etc are left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thucydides04 View Post
    This skin is by far the best skin I have seen for DDO. +1 for you.

    2 minor suggestions to go along with the above suggestions:

    1. When the hotbars are unlocked, the active hotbar has a yellow border, but when I lock the hotbars, the active becomes white like the default software. I think it would be cool if the active hotbar in locked mode replicated the active hotbar in unlocked mode, i.e. a yellow border.

    2. Partition the health and sp bars similar to the way the rival skin works. I.e. put hash marks at 25, 50 and 75% for easir identification of how much health/sp etc are left.
    i've just updated the skin on the lotrinterface.com site, and as well as having the prior suggestions implemented, this should fix the missing locked hotbar highlights.

    i've also put 25%, 50%, 75% indicators in the health bar and focus orb area as people have asked for. it's tricky as i want to keep most of the UI looking consistent so these may be too subtle for some people.
    anyway, let me know.

    they look like this in the healthbar:

    and like this in the focus orb:


    i've added some extra files in the focusorb folder with more markings if people want to use these instead.

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    love the look of the skin can't get it to come up ingame not sure what i'm doing wrong



    made the ui folder and the skins folder inside it then downloaded blackbird chose extract to

    browse local disc c/program files/turbine/ddo/ui/skins extract here it extracts i see all the files inside of skins but nothing comes up in game any ideas what i'm doing wrong?
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