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Davinci522
March 18th, 2018, 18:40
I am working on a custom theme for my campaign and have a question about where to find/the name of some parts. I am currently changing an already existing theme and am not sure where to find certain things. I'd like to change the color of the mask for FoW. Also there is a leather strip behind the map tools. I'd like to change that also. I have looked through my graphics/frames folder and don't see anything leather there so I think its from the core frames. I am running 5e.

Zacchaeus
March 18th, 2018, 20:14
The fog of war isn't part of the theme but something different. Here's an extension which changes it to black (http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?22989-Change-Mask-color-from-white-to&p=197605&viewfull=1#post197605) which might be of some use to you.

Also you don't say which ruleset you are using and since they all have different art assets it is difficult to point you in the right direction. There are a few themes around and I could link lots of them but if I know the ruleset I can be more specific.

Davinci522
March 18th, 2018, 20:56
Thanks for the help. I will try the FoW extension. I am running 5e.

Nickademus
March 18th, 2018, 21:04
The fog of war isn't part of the theme but something different.

This isn't theoretically true. While a 'theme' doesn't have defined file boundaries, the fog of war is determined by the imagebox graphic, which is something that is changed in most themes.

I've seen that graphic file before. You will have to manually change the red part of it to black if you wish to still use the frame for images.

Zacchaeus
March 18th, 2018, 21:06
Ok, here's the link to a couple of themes (http://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?41922-GAP-amp-PRO-Themes-now-open-source) which are actually now included in Fantasy Grounds. But opening the extensions up and figuring out the code etc should give you some idea what you'll need to do. Nickademus also lists all the art assets needed (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?36035-Art-Asset-List-for-5e-Themes) to make a theme here

Davinci522
March 18th, 2018, 21:08
This isn't theoretically true. While a 'theme' doesn't have defined file boundaries, the fog of war is determined by the imagebox graphic, which is something that is changed in most themes.

I've seen that graphic file before. You will have to manually change the red part of it to black if you wish to still use the frame for images.

I was just testing that. I noticed the provided extension the imagebox was black to get a black FoW. My imagebox is currently a red velvet color. I have changed it to blue. and now the fog of war is blue. Interesting mechanic, but I'm glad I don't have to keep searching.