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Thief: Deadly Shadows Tweak Guide

[Page 7] Advanced Tweaking (Pt.2)



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T3UI.ini


This file contains a range of User Interface (UI) settings, such as which objects are visible in particular windows, and the positions of various components. While you can experiment with these, the most interesting section relates to the Heads Up Display (HUD):


[HUDWindow]


ChildWindow_2=LightGem

ChildWindow_3=ItemCycleWindow

ChildWindow_4=WeaponCycleWindow

ChildWindow_5=HealthMeter

ChildWindow_10=CompassWindow


The items shown above relate to important sections of the HUD - the Light Gem, the Items and Weapons selection windows, and the Health Meter. To remove any one of these components (although not recommended), place a ';' in front of the relevant line.


The references to HUDLight_1 and HUDLight_2 in this section are covered in the T3UILights.ini section below. These control the color and lighting of the HUD.



[LightGem]


Pos_Y=-50

Pos_Z=10


You can move the position of screen elements, like the LightGem in this example, by changing the Pos values.


Scale_X=1.0

Scale_Y=1.0

Scale_Z=1.0


You can change the size of screen elements by changing their Scale value. In this example changing 1.0 to 0.5 for the three entries above will halve the size of the Light Gem. Reducing the Scale values to 0.0 effectively removes the item from screen.


Note that other screen elements like lights, text and borders may need to be resized and/or moved as well to remain in correct positions to the newly resized element.



T3UILights.ini


[HUDLight_1], [HUDLight_2]

[MetaGameLight_1], [MetaGameLight_2]

[MetaGameLight_3], [MetaGameLight_4]

[MapLight], [Lockpicklight1]


The HUDLight_1 section relates to the metallic borders around the HUD elements. HUDLight_2 relates to bluish the lighting behind the HUD elements. The MetaGameLight sections each relate to the various lights behind menus and popup windows through out the game. The MapLight and Lockpicklight1 sections relate to Map and Lockpick screen lighting.


Color_R=250

Color_G=225

Color_B=175


Changing the lines shown above alters the Red, Green and Blue values and hence the overall color of the element.


Intensity=.65


Changing the Intensity value increases or decreases the brightness of the element.


Active=VISIBLE


Changing this setting to NOT removes the element altogether.



T3UISoup.ini


[SmokeySoup]


Active=VISIBLE


Changing this setting to =NOT removes the smokey blue background behind the menu screens.



The last page of this guide has several more handy tweaks which are not in the .ini files, and wraps up the entire guide with some useful links