Update Complete. Shortcut to latest version XI View 2.06 [MIRROR 1] [MIRROR 2]
--== Version ==--
I'd like to keep this called XI View, because most everyone from the windower community knows it as that. With that, I will start it as XI View 2.0
--== DESCRIPTION ==--
XI View 2.0 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,FFXI Style or XI View from Darkshade.
XI View 2.0 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)
In Game for XI View Status Icons to work make sure in Game you go to this menu setting.
Menu - Config - Misc. > Icon Type 2
*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. I've included an image to help illustrate this.
Chat log font:
For chat long font to be displayed correctly, go to your FFXI Config and make sure under Textures tab the Fonts drop down is set to Compressed.
Here is an example
--== Screen Shots ==--
UI Icons that appear next to you and your characters names. (Standard & Widescreen)
New Bazaar Icon that's used as default
Deathbringer's fonts (XI Views default font is Trebuchet MS)
Menu Icons (Ongoing project)
In game look at some status icons.
--== DOWNLOADS ==--
MediaFire XI View 2.06 - (20.06 MB) - (May 20th 2013 Update) Redid the UI for US,JP,German and French clients. Redid and added new Status Icons for all clients. Added new add-ons to silence character selection music and background themes (Add Ons Folder). Added options to add Default or Custom bazaar icons to the UI (all clients)(Others Folder)
*Please read all Read Me files and how to video for correct installation.
Game Front XI View 2.06 - (20.06 MB) - (May 20th 2013 Update)
Put Locker XI View 2.06 - (20.06 MB) - (May 20th 2013 Update)
XI View 2.05 - (16.34 MB) - SE Version update, March 27 2013. Did not add the background dats and images to the ROM 0 folder. (forgot)
XI View 2.04 - (16.69 MB) - (Minor Update for the December Version update SE had) Also added a basic "how to" video for people that are not sure how to copy and paste the ROM folder for XI View.
XI View 2.03b - (14.81 MB) - (Minor update) "Other" folder, fixed Original Utsusemi icons. Now including the menu icons(Relic version is default)
XI View 2.03a - (14.99 MB) - Minor update to some Status Icons, and added Menu Icons (ongoing project)
XI View 2.03 - (14.64 MB) - Updated for the 7/23/12 FFXI version update. Only thing needing changed was the UI.
XI View 2.02 - (14.61 MB) - Updated for the 6/13/12 FFXI version update. Added new protect/shell icons, fixed the German UI with Aerolite's fix and Bebek's fix for the JP UI.
XI View 2.01b - (14.10 MB) - Added Status Icons, str, agi, vit, mnd, ect.. Added darker blue menu buttons and hopefully fixed the German issue crashing.
XI View 2.01a - (14.13 MB) - Added Kactuar's Fix for Darkshade's Icons as and option (older 16x16 converted to 32x32, icons may look blurry) Also did minor fixes to the icons which include food, rampart, cover, hasso, phalanx, magic shield and souleater. Fixed bar spells, dnc steps and other minor fixes to icons. log/menu chat fixed for the Trebuchet MS font.
XI View 2.01 - (11.47 MB) - Added dnc icons, bazaar icons and Deathbringer pointers. Also fixed mnk icons.
XI View 2.00 - (10.44 MB) - Integrated Deathbringer's latest font pack into XI View.
--== Notes ==--
I'd like to thank Kactuar for fixing the Icon Changer program so I was able to do this. I would also like to thank Darkshade (for icon & UI tweeks) and Deathbringer (for font & cursor tweeks), because without them this wouldn't be possible.
Also, thank you Hyshio for allowing me to continue on with the project.
I've tested as much as I could with the jobs I have leveled, and so far everything is in working order.
I tried keeping this close as possible to what Darkshade has done, so that there was no confusion. I will update this as changes are made from FFXI being updated and add more screenshots at a later time.
This post has been edited by wildman48: 20 May 2013 - 05:15 AM