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Old 05-09-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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Default [REL] OLC-Gui Special (OLCUM) and Sale's MyFavDials: merged


I did this mod, because I always really liked the OLC Gui since I first tested it in version 1.2.3. The only gripe I have with it is that I like the standard control dials better when they are somewhere at the right side of the screen.
I remembered that some time ago I used to use the sliding dials mod and wanted started to combine those two mods.
I first had to learn for an important exam but a few days ago I started all over with my idea. Mostly because OLC made some further changes to his gui mod. Now it is finished to a point where it can be used as an every day's mod although some things still might be improved yet.

This is how it looks right now:
For once the MFD mod had 3 big dial groups and you could switch between 25m/26m dial, the speed and engine telegraph and switch between compass and rudder.
Because of SH3 limitations and because I wanted to leave the whole TDC in OLC Gui, I could only make the 25m/260m dials switchable, the other ones got split up.

Because of limited space on the screen I lined the dials up as seen in the screenshots below.
Also, because two dials are sliding in from the right as also did OLC's speed conversion table, I placed this chart in the upper left corner and made it draggable (similiar to the ones in GWX).

Because I really ran out of space for sliding stuff on the screen I further decided to throw out the engine telegraph. I don't think that this is a dramatic loss as you can easily control the speed by using the hotkeys [^],...,[9].

A last oddity I should warn you is that there is only one general setting for the speed of the sliding dials. And because OLC made the convoy map and the minefield map slidable too, those two items now slide as slowly as do the control dials.
In my oppinion this looks a little bit strange but isn't changeable (afaik). Otherwise the dials would be hard to use.

To install it, simply extract the archive to your MODS folder and use JSGME to activate it.
Of course after installing OLC Gui.

Criticism and ideas for improvement are always welcome.
Enjoy, i.

Last edited by ichso; 05-14-2008 at 01:06 PM.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:12 PM   #2
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Very nice and well done, will try it out after this patrol . OLC's Gui is superb, let's be clear, it's just my own preference (and due also probably to eyesight) to have the big slideout dials.
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Great ! Thanks!
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Old 05-10-2008, 02:33 AM   #4
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I just made some changes to the mod in order to adress some problems I didn't realize before. OLC discovered them and pointed out three things that are also effected by the low general sliding speed: the local time, CE report dials and the flags sheet which where all introduced with his gui mod (at least in this form).

To change those issues I set the sliding speed to the maximum value again but (as I already knew) made the depth dials unusable.
So I decided to put this to the top of the screen - mostly centered but a little bit overlapping with the rudder dial, but it's hardly recognizeable.
Also, because there is already the mines chart sliding down from the top of the screen I made that one draggable too and put it right next to the draggable speed tables in the upper left corner on the [F5]-screen.
The new download is bigger because I had to change and import those two charts to make them better useable for dragging.

I will see whether it annoys me that the depth dial is not in the down right corner anymore, but I think all in all it is better this way now.

Here is the second version of this mod (with _L_ightning _s_peed sliding dials ):
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:15 AM   #5
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your mod is very good.... but in OLC gui Gold i missed the compass of map... this compass that appear when you zoom in the map to sub icon (that compass is of GWX3)

can you do it on your mod or help me to merged that compass?
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