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Mad Poster
#101 Old 8th Jun 2019 at 4:29 PM
Looks great! The bubbly button effects the original AI had were getting rather dated by now.

Have you seen the Clean UI recolour for TS2?



https://greatcheesecakepersona.tumb...tagged/Clean-UI

Also, is it possible to replace the text font- wonder if TS4's fonts can be used.
Top Secret Researcher
#102 Old 8th Jun 2019 at 7:36 PM
I'm not a big fan of that UI even though I like the style, some design decisions make the UI feel unresponsive. I'm not sure about sims 3 font, it could probably use sims 4 one but I'll look into the font, font color and icon color after I finish with the UI images. It will take long because there's so many UI elements in sims 3, most of them actually duplicated for individual usage only even though they look the same. So it's a matter of collecting all of them and seeing which ones work and which ones don't, which ones are used for what.

From what I've currently experiencing almost all of ATLAS and ATLAS_HUD elements are used and that makes the UI editing easier since most of the UI parts tied to one distinct functional section of the UI can be found in the same atlas group, but some are still scattered across the different ATLAS files so there's still some searching to be done. Overall, the number of files to be changed is around 400 and I've changed just about 20. That's 5% of all the UI and that's just 80% of live mode. There's still CAS, Build, Buy, Options menu, loading screens, Popups, Messages, Different interaction windows (move lot, resort manager, phone). And all of those are individual despite them using the same elements.
Mad Poster
#103 Old 9th Jun 2019 at 2:13 PM
For me, the UI redesign I was working with became an issue when I started running into limitations. Changing certain elements would be either hard or impossible, and redoing even minor elements would take hours.

Hypocrisy is only okay if I do it.
( Join my dumb Discord server if you're into the whole procrastination thing. But like, maybe tomorrow. )
Top Secret Researcher
#104 Old 9th Jun 2019 at 3:33 PM
Photoshop effects and use of just copying effects, whole layers and layer groups among lots of files makes this really easy. Hierarchically ordered layer groups enable you to apply hierarchically ordered effects/styles... It's similar to CSS in that regard. I know, a stretch comparing a html style sheet 'language' to a full blown photo editing program, but photoshop is great for making/editing UI graphic elements.

There's really a lot of benefit from being organized with your layers if you are using PS so I def recommend the program.

In other news (I don't know if I said this or not)... I plan on releasing every single PSD file I edited to public once I finish and release this. The files are extremely organized and this will allow everyone to edit the UI as they please :D
Lab Assistant
#105 Old 9th Jun 2019 at 9:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mixa97sr
Update coming, live mode.

This is the most ambitious project I've taken upon myself. The easiest of the UI was the notification panel, followed by the pie menu and game menu which are all done, and after them it's the live mode which will be done soon... I don't know how long will this take, wasn't really easy, but now I have a general style for buttons and backgrounds so it might become faster. Here's some sneak peek into almost finished live mode:


That science icon, it should be centered. By the way I would like to try it if you release an alpha version?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jje1000
Looks great! The bubbly button effects the original AI had were getting rather dated by now.

Have you seen the Clean UI recolour for TS2?



https://greatcheesecakepersona.tumb...tagged/Clean-UI

Also, is it possible to replace the text font- wonder if TS4's fonts can be used.

Smarter UI was better, but I'm also OK with this.
Top Secret Researcher
#106 Old 10th Jun 2019 at 12:49 AM
Yeah the rolled wishes icons... uhhh... I still have not dabbled into positioning of the elements (if that's even possible). Moving every single wish icon in the graphics (images) would move it in the bottom panel so what that would be doing is just shifting the whole wishes panel, and that icon compared to the rest will still stay off center.

Once I finish the general UI graphics I plan on changing some of the minor layout errors and maybe even font/icon color. But for now I'm focusing on the actual graphics of the UI. And I will possibly release a test version when I reach a milestone (which will be when I finish the live mode UI completely).
Top Secret Researcher
#107 Old 14th Jun 2019 at 2:35 PM
UPDATE: I can finally edit LAYOUT files easily with notepad++, every color, every font, every placing, every scale, every nesting. Sims 3 UI is completely editable via these XML layout files and the graphic atlases.



And in other news, I expect sims 3 live mode UI to be completed by the end of this week.

Currently all the panels are finished, half of the queue backgrounds (some are missing or are in separate files), journals are done and some tooltips.

Things to complete are age up dialog, party picker, change home dialog and move out dialog as well as opportunity dialog and find a job dialog. Rest of the tooltips as well.
Test Subject
#108 Old 23rd Jun 2019 at 9:32 PM
OMG I LOVE THIS, TELL ME PLEASE WHEN IT FINISHED
Top Secret Researcher
#109 Old 27th Jun 2019 at 9:59 AM Last edited by mixa97sr : 27th Jun 2019 at 10:10 AM.
If anyone wants the current UI version, I posted it on my just revisited simblr, but I'll provide a simfileshare link here:

http://www.simfileshare.net/download/1114223/

Or if anyone prefers just attachments, here's that thing as well
Download - please read all instructions before downloading any files!
File Type: zip FlatWhite.zip (24.21 MB, 87 downloads) - View custom content
Lab Assistant
#110 Old 27th Jun 2019 at 8:40 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mixa97sr
If anyone wants the current UI version, I posted it on my just revisited simblr, but I'll provide a simfileshare link here:

http://www.simfileshare.net/download/1114223/

Or if anyone prefers just attachments, here's that thing as well

Awesome!
TS4 logo in main menu should not be gray
Top Secret Researcher
#111 Old 28th Jun 2019 at 2:11 AM
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Originally Posted by mrcnlbyrk
TS4 logo in main menu should not be gray


I've got lot of feedback to actually indeed make it gray, as it popped out with colors and detracted from the rest of the colored sims 3 UI. Plus I planned to do it myself without the feedback anyway.
Forum Resident
#112 Old 19th Jul 2019 at 10:44 AM
Hey, any updates on this one?

Check my tumblr:
http://eliasctifler.tumblr.com/
:)
Top Secret Researcher
#113 Old 10th Aug 2019 at 12:24 PM
Not yet. Ill start the next phase of it in a month, which is fixing minor inconveniences with live mode and going over build and buy modes.

Final one will be CAS, which will probably be done next year.
Forum Resident
#114 Old 14th Aug 2019 at 2:35 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mixa97sr
Not yet. Ill start the next phase of it in a month, which is fixing minor inconveniences with live mode and going over build and buy modes.

Final one will be CAS, which will probably be done next year.

Okay , thanks for the update!

Check my tumblr:
http://eliasctifler.tumblr.com/
:)
Test Subject
#115 Old 5th Oct 2019 at 8:22 PM
@mixa97sr

I love your UI! I don’t see myself switching back, besides for nostalgic reasons. I hope you’ll end up fully finishing it ^^
Test Subject
#116 Old 17th Jan 2020 at 4:21 AM
Hello! I've been dying to try this recolor out (also tired of the blue) but no matter what I do, none of the install instructions seem to work. I am 83% positive this is likely due to user error

As it is though, downloading straight into my Mods/Packages/ folder (using MTS's resource cfg) and also moving the UI files into a uimod folder + adding the lines onto the resource cfg hasn't worked. Anyone else experience problems? This would be the only UI mod I'd have installed.
Lab Assistant
#117 Old 22nd Aug 2020 at 4:56 PM
It's been a year since the release of that clean white UI project. I wonder if you canceled it, or if you are going to continue, @mixa97sr. Plus I don't know if mentioning works here.

Feel free to add me on The Sims 3 and to send me in-game gifts. ^^
You can also find me on The Sims Forums, but inactive.
Instructor
#118 Old 25th Aug 2020 at 3:32 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mixa97sr
If anyone wants the current UI version, I posted it on my just revisited simblr, but I'll provide a simfileshare link here:

http://www.simfileshare.net/download/1114223/

Or if anyone prefers just attachments, here's that thing as well


Thank you!!!

The UI looks amazing!
Top Secret Researcher
#119 Old 3rd Sep 2020 at 5:45 PM
There have been recent updates on progress on my tumblr page:
https://justmiha97.tumblr.com/post/...00/a-sneak-peek
Instructor
#120 Old 14th Oct 2020 at 3:20 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mixa97sr
There have been recent updates on progress on my tumblr page:
https://justmiha97.tumblr.com/post/...00/a-sneak-peek


Amazing!

So, the update is on the build menu.

I like the details you made.

From what I noticed, it's not just recoloring the menu to white gray but also redesign.

I really like it. It makes the game looks much modern.
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