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--== DESCRIPTION ==--
XI View is the continued work on the project to update FFXIs GUI to look cleaner and for status icons to be easier to understand at a glance, this was formerly known as Brandson's UI or FFXI Style.
XI View includes updated Status Icons, Fonts, Graphic User Interface and Menu Skins for both normal 4:3 displays and wide screen 16:9/16:10 displays.
--== INSTALLATION ==--
To install XI View download then extract the archive and then choose the folder pertaining to your monitor resolution (normal screen or wide screen) and then copy the ROM folder to your FFXI directory choosing yes when prompted to overwrite any files. The FFXI directory is *usually located at X:\Program Files\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\ or in x64 OS, X:\Program Files (x86)\PlayOnline\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI\ X in place of your drive label. (Usually C)
*The Steam version of FINAL FANTASY XI is located at X:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\ffxi\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI and X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\ffxi\SquareEnix\FINAL FANTASY XI
To install the menu themes select the preferred theme in the ROM/0 folder and rename it to something between 14 and 21.DAT. This image should help illustrate.
--== SCREEN SHOTS ==--
Click screenshot for full size image.
- Full list of status icons with images. -
- Icons that appear next to you and other characters names. -
- Example of Menu/Screen and Chat fonts. Screen font here is the Playstation Font credit to Deathbringer. -
--== DOWNLOADS ==--
XI View V1.12 - (9.39 MB) - CRC: 9D172B8D - Integrated Deathbringer's latest font pack into XI View.
XI View V1.11a - (8.88 MB) - CRC: 5FC82528 - Fixed on screen damage not displaying.
XI View V1.11 - (8.86 MB) - CRC: 203BE22D - Patched for 2/13/12.
XI View V1.10 - (8.59 MB) - CRC: F2540DC6 - Several new status icons added. Fixed certain status icons that were using the wrong icon.
XI View V1.09 - (8.58 MB) - CRC: 8A74B83F - Patched for 9/19/11. Added one new status icon.
XI View V1.08 - (8.58 MB) - CRC: F8775A0F - Patched for 7/11/11. Currently using SE's default HD name icons with appropriate re-sized versions for widescreen.
XI View V1.07 - (8.57 MB) - CRC: 5E52DDF1 - New default high resolution font Trebuchet MS, credits Deathbringer. Added font folder with font installation executable and instructional image.
XI View V1.06 - (1.41 MB) - Patched for 5/9/11. Currently using new SE default HD font text for on screen data such as damage and names.
XI View V1.05 - (1.40 MB) - Added folder containing the same pack but with the original utsusemi icons. Added the XIV theme to a separate folder.
XI View V1.04 - (1.34 MB) - Patched for 12/6/10. Added new icons. Added "Backup" folder. Fixed several old icons not displaying properly.
XI View V1.03 - (1.28 MB) - Updated version of the 9/8/2010 Patch. Fixed the cursor and adds many new icons for ability's that were added with that patch.
XI View V1.02 Alpha - (1.28 MB) - Patched for 9/8/2010. Added a dozen new icons. Still need to patch some of the newer icons. EDIT: Accidentally missed a few of the files. I'll update later with a new version that has the fixed pointer/buttons and the rest of the new status icons. My apologies.
XI View V1.01 - (1.27 MB) - Added many new status icons from merit category 2 and older. Cleaned up several of the icons from the last pack.
XI View V1.00 - (1.27 MB) - Added many new status icons for the latest update. Added support for all of the different client languages. This is untested on many clients, please report any bugs.
--== FOOTNOTE ==--
Currently working on compiling user created fonts along with credits to font makes with font installation software and instructions for future version.
Will probably add a /FONT/ folder with DDS packages with a copy of changetex and instructions on how to use it. Should have this newer version out soon.
Looking for assistance with writing a self updating installer for various GUI mods. Probably need webspace/ftp and installer with drop boxes/various options.
Contact me if you're interested. I have very little programming experience so need someone who is willing to do the majority. Thank you very much.
This post has been edited by Darkshade: 19 February 2012 - 08:41 AM