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Post TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
Here's a little mod that I'm kind of proud of. TargetHelper adds a resizable / movable bar that shows you all of your squad mates / drones / slaves / bases in larger targetable boxes. It also doubles the size of the shield and energy bars for those boxes so that they are easier to read. Here's a look at it:

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Here's what it looks like with a background on the box. Not as pretty, but some people might like seeing where they can grab etc. You can still move and resize it without the background, just thought i'd offer options:

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Downloads:
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TargetHelper_back.zip

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TargetHelper_noback.zip


To install:

Your SS install location might be different. The default is in %appdata%. Regardless, drop the correct zip into the content folder next to the default folder. You probably won't have a 'custom' unless you made one. Here's a screenshot showing the location:

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The SS folder should look like this in order to install the mod:
It should look like this:

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To use:

Once installed and after you've logged in, it should show up in the bottom right corner of your screen. If it isn't there, deploy a drone or squad someone to make sure it should be showing something. If it still isn't there, you can left-click the main target box to trigger its visibility. This was a workaround solution that I had to implement due to a bug with the way custom UI elements are managed.

To resize, just hover over the left side of the dialog and your cursor should change to an active cursor. The hitbox for the resize element is 15px, so you have a good bit to work with. Click and drag to your desired width. To move it, left click and drag around any box or to the left of the left-most box. I know it's kind of low-tech, but this was one of the only ways I could do it that avoided major bugs while still being useful.

Here's a link to an album with misc full-size screenshots:
http://imgur.com/a/7JPDl#0

Questions / comments / concerns / requests are welcome. Enjoy!


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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
Your Chat toggle mod works for me but not this one

i can left click or do what ever i want it will not show me the bigger action bar


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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
Doesn't seem to work for me. I copied the zip file into the content folder as stated. Your Dark UI works fine for me, but this one doesn't seem to load. I'm testing on my FC with 10 slaves flying around. Should be quite easy to spot I'd imagine :P

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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
I just downloaded both versions and they both worked fine for me...

Can you guys try deleting your dialogs.xml file found in "StarSonata2/config/dialogs.xml" ?

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Just did. No noticeable change

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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
heylo wrote:
Just did. No noticeable change


Okay. So assuming the install process went fine, here are the steps to check to see if it's working.

After installing, restart client
Login
Deploy drone / have squadmate etc.
See small target icons in their normal places
Look in bottom right of screen and see 1 target box
If can't see target box in bottom right, target something and left-click the MAIN target box in the very upper right of your UI
This should toggle the visibility on if it was off before
Check bottom right for target box
resize and move around

Outside of that, I really don't know unless you have other mods installed that also have root edits or an actionbar.xml edit.

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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
That did it. Target a slave and then click the main window. Not rightclick, just click. Seems to work fine after that. Thanks :)

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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
heylo wrote:
That did it. Target a slave and then click the main window. Not rightclick, just click. Seems to work fine after that. Thanks :)


Thank god. I thought I was going crazy somehow :P

Yeah I know it's kind of janky, but there are a few UI bugs affecting a mod like this and I'm kind of at the mercy of what is already in place, which is the functionality of the current targeting boxes. I talked to Calypso a bit and he's looking into it, so hopefully I can improve this mod once a few UI bugs are fixed.

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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
Now it worked

ok it moved x)

but still i think it shows only one target for me


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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
CLXXXIII wrote:
Now it worked

ok it moved x)

but still i think it shows only one target for me


Yeah, hover next to the box on the left side, your cursor should change. Left click and drag to the left.

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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
GOD


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Post Re: TargetHelper - Squad/Drone/Slave HP & Energy at a glance
CLXXXIII wrote:
GOD


Hopefully this is a "GOD IT FINALLY WORKS" ?

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