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Offline kmunoz

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Modding icons?
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:30:31 PM »
Is it possible to mod the icons? And if so, is anyone planning to do so?

I find the icons incredibly off-putting. They look like they belong in a Teletubbies game.

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Re: Modding icons?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 03:50:46 PM »
Is it possible to mod the icons?

Go to [SteamInstallDirectory]/AIWar2/GameData/ExternalIcons/. That should be all of them, with instructions on how to mod them.
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Offline kmunoz

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Re: Modding icons?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 01:43:46 AM »
Hmmm... the instructions there are super opaque, and I don't see any ship icons, except in AIW2ModdingAndGUI/Assets/Icons.

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Re: Modding icons?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 12:15:31 PM »
Hmmm... the instructions there are super opaque, and I don't see any ship icons, except in AIW2ModdingAndGUI/Assets/Icons.

That's because you can't mod the ship icons unless you open the entire project in Unity...

Start Unity Personal
Point it to
AI War 2\AIW2ModdingAndGUI
Wait 6 minutes or so for it to load all of the dependencies
Then you load
# Assets > Icons > OfficialGUI > GUISHIPS_Borders

And despair

Because now you can see the icons here

(On your drive where AI War is installed, in file explorer, not within Unity)
AI War 2\AIW2ModdingAndGUI\Assets\Icons\OfficialGUI\GUIShipsWhite
AI War 2\AIW2ModdingAndGUI\Assets\Icons\OfficialGUI\GUIShips_Borders

Now in theory you can change them easily

But at the end you get a huh.unitypackage (if you only export the chosen assets via the export function of Unity) file and I got zero clue what to do with that... I want to get an assets file that I could edit, but how the heavens do I get my 2 edited materials to be in 1 and for the game to load it?

I can make what I have attached here, but I can't make the game use that in any way (and building the project would entirely defeat the idea of an ASSETS mod) (instead of a PACKAGE mod)

Am honestly totally 100% confused now.

The attached file is what I ended up with when exporting from the loaded project, includes changed icon for metal for giggles, but I can't figure out what to do now.

In fact after watching the tutorial video about it I have no Assets export tab nor button anywhere as shown in the video.

Ps.: Also the EXTERNALICONS thing in GameData is even more confusing, how would I make a sprite dictionary and more importantly WITH WHAT? And does that mean I have to redistribute ALL icons when I only change 2?
« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 01:01:58 PM by eRe4s3r »
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