Hello guys, I was wondering if anyone out there could tell me if it's possible to just find/replace the UI texture for, say, the terran User Interface. I know that the UI is actually a 3D model and that it's a pain to create a completely custom UI. But if I could just reskin a default UI it should work for now.. Does anyone know where I could find the texture file used for the UI?
On another note, what this is for is for a total conversion mod for Starcraft 2 in which a group of us are trying to make a new Warcraft game within the Starcraft 2 Engine. We have a basic working Orc Race, but the UI is one of our biggest challenges to tackle. If you'd like more information you can visit our ModDB page. Also check out our Facebook Page for updates and such.
If you would like to join our project or help out, please let me know. We currently need modelers, texture artists, and data workers although anyone can help out since it will be a community project.
Hey terminator, I know I tried to do this for you earlier and only managed to get a semi-working Human race UI working. You can find these textures by digging in one of the asset files, I believe. However, you probably don't want the actual SC2 UI textures, right? Use an MPQ Editor to dig into WC3 .mpq file - there's actually an MPQ Editor/Viewer found on www.wc3c.net that will export the model file as a .tga for you instantly! So, it's pretty simple. After that, you just gotta rearrange and mash up the pieces yourself.
Since these textures are a static size, it will NOT scale to user's resolution! So, you must build your UI for a 1600x1200 user, then add "patches" for the 16:9 and 16:10 users.
NOTE: After exporting the texture from the mpq viewer, make sure to go into photoshop and save it as a .dds file with alpha.
EDIT: http://www.wc3c.net/showthread.php?t=82558 is the link to the mpq viewer you want. This will NOT work with Windows 8.
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I'm running windows 8 :(
Could be dds i dont remember :P
In in assets/Textures/
If you replace it you can hard swap it. But you wont be able to switch back to the other one without importing the original with the same name.
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editor only way to export files out of the archives:
Editor -> window -> console -> type "browse" -> search file you need -> right click it and export
No theres another way, Go to Textures tab, Go to Texture file, then just search the file and right click. thats what I do.
Thank you all!!
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