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  1. #1

    Change HUD Colour *tweak*

    instead of hijacking the other thread.
    I have found a way to change the HUD in game...
    (DEVS if your not happy with this then please lock the thread or remove it!)

    PLAYERS! this is AT YOUR OWN RISK! ALWAYS KEEP A BACK UP OF THE ORIGINAL!!
    if you encounter issues then restore your backup and test again! don't bug the DEVS with issues that might be caused by this tweak! if you lose the backup the ORIGINAL settings are those listed below!!

    if your happy to do a little tinkering to have a play here is how to do it:
    first locate your GraphicConfigeration file:
    mine is located here:
    E:\Program Files (x86)\Frontier\EDLaunch\Products\FORC-FDEV-D-1002
    NOTE: your file "might" be located in your appdata folder depending on your installation:
    C:\Users\"username"\AppData\Local\Frontier_Developments\ Products\FORC-FDEV-D-1001
    right click the file and choose OPEN WITH then NOTEPAD.
    now scroll down a locate this section:
    <GUIColour>
    <Default>
    <LocalisationName>Standard</LocalisationName>
    <MatrixRed> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0, 0, 1 </MatrixBlue>
    </Default>

    you are going to edit the numbers between the MatrixRed, MatrixBlue and Matrixgreen sections.

    edit them somewhere between 0 and 1...so 0.33 is fine etc

    for exemplar if you edit them to this:
    0,0,1
    0,1,0
    1,0,0
    you HUD will look like this below:
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    once you've changed the file just click save and run the game.

    NOTE: MAKE A BACK UP OF THE ORIGINAL FIRST!!

    if you use this config you can have a cool white HUD
    0,0,0
    1,1,1
    0,0,0

    or a green hud like this:
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    if you find a cooll HUD colouration you are rocking then post your settings here for others to try!!
    ill amend this OP with NOTES that we find along the way!!

    ADENDUM: if you check that config file you can see there are "test" settings like a redblueswap and a desaturation option...it appears the DEVS have this change in mind, or are testing/did test it at some point. so it shouldn't break your game. just keep a backup of the original file.

    NOTE: changes only take place on a full game restart! so save and exit then load again to see changes.

    NOTE: you need some values in the other rows to keep a contrasting colour in your displays...if you concentrate all values in one column then you will lose contrast on button lights, radar markings and other things etc. they will illuminate with saturation levels of the primary colour.

    NOTE: this will not change your orbit line and jump line colours...they remain orange (ive not found a section for that yet)
    if you get things horribly wrong just restore your backup file.


    NOTE:
    ARKKU has crated an awesome web based tool to help create your own schemes! access it here and REP him BIG!!
    http://arkku.com/elite/hud_editor/

    BARONS BLUE config
    <MatrixRed> 0, 0.33, 0.75 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>
    </Default>

    UNCERTAINS HOT PINK:
    <MatrixRed> 1, 0, 0.33 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 1, 1, 1 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0.33, 0, 1 </MatrixBlue>

    SUNSET BLAST:
    <MatrixRed>1, 0, 0 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0.5, 0.7, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0, 0, 0.1 </MatrixBlue>

    GREEN VENOM:
    <MatrixRed>0, 0.3, 0 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0, 0.3, 0 </MatrixBlue>

    PURPLE HAZE:
    <MatrixRed>0, 0, 0.5 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen>1, 0, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue>0, 0.5, 0 </MatrixBlue>

    HIGHRISEDRIFTERSBLOOD:
    <MatrixRed> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>

    MATRIX 80's REVIVAL:
    <MatrixRed> 0.3, 0.3, 1 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>

    GHOST:
    <MatrixRed>0.0, 0.3, 0.5 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0, 0, 0.2 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0.2, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>

    FADE TO GREY:
    <MatrixRed>0.2, 0.2, 0.5 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0.4, 0.2, 0.3 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue>0.4, 0.2, 0.3 </MatrixBlue>


    JADED:
    <MatrixRed>0.2, 0.5, 0.2 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0.3, 0.2, 0.4 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0.3, 0.2, 0.4 </MatrixBlue>

  2. #2
    Reped,

    Thank you will make for some interesting options for text in the rift

  3. #3
    I approve of this service and or product + rep

  4. #4


    Of it in action

    Here are the values for those who want the same colour.

    <GUIColour>
    <Default>
    <LocalisationName>Standard</LocalisationName>
    <MatrixRed> 0, 0.33, 0.75 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>
    </Default>
    <RedToBlueTest>
    <LocalisationName>RedToBlueTest</LocalisationName>
    <MatrixRed> 0, 0, 1 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>
    </RedToBlueTest>
    <DesaturateTest>
    <LocalisationName>DesaturateTest</LocalisationName>
    <MatrixRed> 0.33, 0.33, 0.33 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0.33, 0.33, 0.33 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0.33, 0.33, 0.33 </MatrixBlue>
    </DesaturateTest>
    </GUIColour>

  5. #5
    Neato! Thanks Kirisute.

  6. #6
    Awesome. They should be adding sliders for this adjustment in game. Should also be a config for each of your ships, but that may be not a possibility.

  7. #7
    Originally Posted by SirBaron View Post (Source)


    Of it in action
    awesome!! REPPED!
    please post your settings and ill add them to OP!

  8. #8
    Good find. +1 rep

    NOTE TO OTHERS - If you are tweaking the game files and experimenting and your game crashes, don't blame the devs, they can't fix things if you tweak them and put the wrong numbers is!


  9. #9
    Oh my god! I've been wanting this for ages, but it seemed like a silly request in the midst of all the time-critical fixes. Thanks very much for sharing this.


  10. #10
    Originally Posted by harag View Post (Source)
    Good find. +1 rep

    NOTE TO OTHERS - If you are tweaking the game files and experimenting and your game crashes, don't blame the devs, they can't fix things if you tweak them and put the wrong numbers is!
    <GUIColour>
    <Default>
    <LocalisationName>Standard</LocalisationName>
    <MatrixRed> 0, 0.33, 0.75 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>

    </Default>
    <RedToBlueTest>
    <LocalisationName>RedToBlueTest</LocalisationName>
    <MatrixRed> 0, 0, 1 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0, 1, 0 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 1, 0, 0 </MatrixBlue>
    </RedToBlueTest>
    <DesaturateTest>
    <LocalisationName>DesaturateTest</LocalisationName>
    <MatrixRed> 0.33, 0.33, 0.33 </MatrixRed>
    <MatrixGreen> 0.33, 0.33, 0.33 </MatrixGreen>
    <MatrixBlue> 0.33, 0.33, 0.33 </MatrixBlue>
    </DesaturateTest>
    </GUIColour>

  11. #11
    Great find! Interested to get the OK from FD re this, don't wanna change game configs at present unless they confirm that it will have no effect on the stability of game.

  12. #12
    Indeed. A little annoying it changes everything, but awesome for the time being until we get an official UI color changer. Im thinking ship UI and service screen can be 2 different settings so not everything has to be the same color.
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    But this is great. Time to tweak!
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    EDIT: Changing the color shouldnt have any bad effect on the game apart from that some things could be hard to see. But as configs go, changing color values are safe to change most definately.

  13. #13
    Originally Posted by SirBaron View Post (Source)
    snipped vid

    Of it in action
    Sir Baron, very nice blue you have there, what are your settings?


  14. #14
    Great work, can't wait to try this when I get home.

    Seems odd that something this simple wouldn't have been put in the options menu, but at least it can be done now!

  15. #15
    If you find a good color please add your values.
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    Originally Posted by Leopard View Post (Source)
    Great work, can't wait to try this when I get home.

    Seems odd that something this simple wouldn't have been put in the options menu, but at least it can be done now!
    It will be. But for now it changes EVERYTHING. FD will implement ship UI color change that doesnt change every single bit in the rest of the game. Maybe a color changer for other things as well. We will have to wait and see.

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