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    Lightbulb 3.5E Theme - Pathfinder

    In honour of JPGs epic (and stealthy) introduction of a Pathfinder mode in the latest FGII v2.8 3.5E test release, I thought it would be nice to build (and release) a custom theme.

    I don't often work on other rulesets but given 3.5E and 4E share many common characteristics now (from a FGII ruleset development perspective). it hasn't been too difficult transposing some of my older theme templates.*Here's what I have completed so far: desktop, main sidebar buttons (still have the smaller ones to do) and hotkey bar.



    As I did for the 4E ruleset, I plan to mimic (as closely as I dare) Paizo's art style for PF and plan to develop similar enhancements to PC, NPC, Item and Encounter sheets to mimic PF standard stat block formats. Lots of work still to do.

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    * All fluid by nature and therefore subject to change.

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    Sweet, looking good.

    You may want to use an unmodified version of the Community Pack logo so it's fully Community Use Policy legal. (And hopefully promote FG better to the Paizo folks.^^)

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    Thanks.

    I've downloaded the community logos pack and replaced the one I was using. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Next Project(s)*: Starfinder v1.2 Starship Combat

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    Starfinder v1.1 - Character Starships
    Completed Projects: Starfinder Ruleset v1.0, Starfinder Core Rulebook, Alien Archive, Paizo Pathfinder Official Theme, D&D 5E data updates
    * All fluid by nature and therefore subject to change.

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    Progress update:

    Making slower progress than anticipated as I am having to override quite a few of 3.5E's window definitions to get the new skin in place and looking decent. I'm not sure I favour the new folder structure for rulesets.

    Desktop - complete. Cleaned up and now with updated buttons and legal PF logo.
    Chatbox - simplified edge.
    Mod Collector - completed.
    Hot Keys - completed. Font color needs adjusting.
    Campaign List Windows - complete.

    Although the screenshot below doesn't show them yet, I have also built equivalents of the two fonts commonly used in the PF rulebooks. I'm referring to title text which is in the Jubilee font and the body text which is in the NexusSansOT font. As both of these fonts are commercial fonts and quite expensive I opted to make my own. I have a Jubilee equivalent complete with [a-z][A-Z][0-9][,.;:-+_"'?[]()] character support (enough for a title). For the NexusSansOT font I found the Calibri font (installed on all Windows/Mac systems) to be a very close match so I used that as the basis for the body text font.

    Last edited by Zeus; July 17th, 2011 at 08:20.
    FG Project Development
    Next Project(s)*: Starfinder v1.2 Starship Combat

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    Starfinder v1.1 - Character Starships
    Completed Projects: Starfinder Ruleset v1.0, Starfinder Core Rulebook, Alien Archive, Paizo Pathfinder Official Theme, D&D 5E data updates
    * All fluid by nature and therefore subject to change.

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    Nice, it's very smooth looking.

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    Thanks. Feel free to leave any comments or suggestions for improving the theme.

    Looks like I am going to have to make some changes to the campaign windowlist windowclass definitions anyway so if there are any particular requests, now is the time to let me know.
    FG Project Development
    Next Project(s)*: Starfinder v1.2 Starship Combat

    Current Project:
    Starfinder v1.1 - Character Starships
    Completed Projects: Starfinder Ruleset v1.0, Starfinder Core Rulebook, Alien Archive, Paizo Pathfinder Official Theme, D&D 5E data updates
    * All fluid by nature and therefore subject to change.

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    Wow, looking great can not wait to see it when it's done.

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    Clearly a man of many talents. I very much appreciate that you have a very elegant but non-distracting design for your UI. Provides a rich texture for the environment, but is easy to navigate through. Very classy.
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    Looks great!

    Look forward to seeing it on my own desktop sometime soon...

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