[MOD] Expand Weapon and Drone Slots to 4

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[MOD] Expand Weapon and Drone Slots to 4

Postby mr_easy_money » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:55 am

so... somebody was looking for a mod that increases the number of Weapon/Drone/Augment slots, so I figured I'll do that, except for the augments bit since that can't be done with non-hardcoded modding.

Expands the number of weapon and drone slots to 4 for all ships.


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v1.1
- changed formatting to findComposite tags. since every ship's slots are being overwritten, doing it all in one tag makes more sense

v1.0
- initial release
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Re: [MOD] Expand Weapon and Drone Slots to 4

Postby blancfaye7 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:16 pm

I'm confused. I wanted to increase drone slots to 4, but I read somewhere that the UI will be destroyed...

What trick did you use?

EDIT: Oh wait, the UI does get destroyed if it's a 3~4 weapons and 4 drones in a ship.
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Re: [MOD] Expand Weapon and Drone Slots to 4

Postby mr_easy_money » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:30 pm

blancfaye7 wrote:I'm confused. I wanted to increase drone slots to 4, but I read somewhere that the UI will be destroyed...

What trick did you use?

EDIT: Oh wait, the UI does get destroyed if it's a 3~4 weapons and 4 drones in a ship.

yes, the UI was never intended for more than 6 total slots. it could be worse though, as you can imagine if the number of drone slots is increased again from 4 to 6. the last drone slot may not even display, going off screen...

(impossible unless you delve into hardcoded modding)
The only way I would think of displaying everything would be to reduce the size of each slot. Making it a scroll list wouldn't make sense given the hustle-bustle nature of FTL.
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Re: [MOD] Expand Weapon and Drone Slots to 4

Postby 4n4 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:49 am

Would be nice if this could be done with the iPad style weapon and drone UI. As in, the items are listed vertically, not neccessarily using just icons.
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Re: [MOD] Expand Weapon and Drone Slots to 4

Postby mr_easy_money » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:15 pm

4n4 wrote:Would be nice if this could be done with the iPad style weapon and drone UI. As in, the items are listed vertically, not neccessarily using just icons.

Current modding tools can't change the listing from horizontal to vertical, but it'd be cool wouldn't it? Yes there would be enough horizontal space so as not to break the UI, but better yet I think the tooltip box (shows when you hover over weapon/drone on main HUD) to the right would look cool. However, making the boxes vertical might not fit either... wouldn't they cut into your ship's shields or further?

It's an interesting thought, and I wish there were better modding tools (maybe in the future? please?). Simply being able to rearrange things on the HUD would go a long way.
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Re: [MOD] Expand Weapon and Drone Slots to 4

Postby 4n4 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:52 pm

Even further, would be nice to be able to scale the UI down and/or use higher actual resolution to gain more space.

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