I'm customizing my main menu UI, editing the C2/Data/Intrface/Main.txt. I've moved and ditched various elements in it, but now I'm stuck! I had this idea to make room for a huge race list on the right half of the screen, and I have the room, but I can't expand the number of items shown at once.
Well, I do have an idea of what I should do, but there's a problem:
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// Scrolling list specs 1 // # of scrollers 1,40 // scroller i.d. , total # scrollable items in list 4,4 // # displayed at once, index of item at "top" 4,7 // index of first,last scrollable item
What's an entry? The various UI elements are defined in their individual entries in the textfile, and there are 26 entries for the main menu UI. For example, the Driver-text is one entry, the actual name of the driver is another. The vehicle thumbnail, as you might know, consists of six entries, forming a 3x2 grid of image tiles.
Each race name displayed is one entry.
Entries explained, moving on... if you increase the "7" to "12", the list of races is expanded, but it will be expanded to the positions of the next 5 entries. For example, the car thumbnail tiles are within 5 entries from the last race item, so you would see some of the next races over the car thumbnail tiles.
So I was thinking of moving the race name entries to the end of the entry list, but it can't be done as the game seems to expect a certain order in the elements.
Next I was thinking of simply making about 40 new entries for all races, to the end of the list, making the scroller box to use those instead, and leaving the original four unused. But the problem with this was that I couldn't add new entries, because increasing the number at the top of the textfile didn't seem to have any effect.
Or perhaps I should figure out what the "group" setting does.
Any ideas? I recall there was a few people who have customized UIs... at least Tosh and Harm I think?
PS: although it is a minor concern at the moment, I would like to get rid of, or edit, the rounded boxes serving as shady backgrounds for the various elements. They don't match with my current positioning of elements. Do the DAT-files have anything to with these? Anyway, it's not a big deal right now.
Another one is that for some reason, there didn't seem to be an entry for the APO slot graphics, so I wasn't able to move it.