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FabUI - a Classic RPG UI

Version: 2.3
by: Aedan [More]

Welcome to FabUI - A Classic RPG UI!

The intention with this UI is to recreate the feeling of nostalgia from the Classic RPG titles, such as Neverwinter Nights, Pillars of Eternity and similar games. The core idea around this UI is to integrate gorgeous 2D character portraits into the UI of WoW, and to include beautiful artwork for frames and other UI elements, giving it that old school RPG feel.

ON PORTRAITS:
Any portrait you use will only be visible by yourself, not by other players.

FabUI now includes almost 200 character portraits, based upon the official art from Blizzard from World of Warcraft and Hearthstone. You can find the sources here:

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/media/artwork/
https://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Full_art

However, the true awesomeness of this UI package comes from finding portraits for your own characters on your own, and use them in the game, but now you have a place to get started.

All included portraits are named according to race and gender, so you can find them easily once you get started. For example ""be_f_02" is a blood elf female. Besides Blood Elves (be) and Night Elves (ne), all portraits start with the two first letters of the race name e.g. "go" for goblin - "go_f_01". Some races are very difficult to find proper official art for - but I did succeed in finding a small selection for all - except Worgen females. Sorry!

I do not own any art from this package, not do I profit in any way from this package. Some elements here are from LeafUI and Goldpaws Actionbar texture from Masque. You can find these awesome addons here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NdQfOKQj5E&t=193s
https://mods.curse.com/addons/wow/masque_goldpaw

Please note that I am no way an expert on this, so you will have to look into some functionalities on your own. I will try to help if I can, in the comments section.

PREREQUISITES:

- You must be able to edit tga. picture files in a picture editor, such as GIMP or Photoshop, if you want to use custom portraits
- It helps knowing the basics of weakauras, though I will guide you to the best of my ability in here


DOWNLOADING AND EXTRACTING:

1 - Download the UI from WoWInterface.
2 - Back up your current Interface and WTF folder
3 - Extract the Interface and WTF folder for FabUI to your WoW folder
4 - Rename the folders in the WTF folder to the correct titles for your own account name, server name and character name.


PREPARING YOUR PORTRAITS

1 - Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\FabUI_Portraits (or the similar place if your root is different)
2 - Open the file "wow_portrait" with your picture editor
3 - Copy and paste your desired portrait on top of the existing placeholder. The portrait area is 174x256.
4 - Export and save the portrait as a tga. file. DO NOT CHANGE THE DIMENSIONS! If you do this, the image will not work with weakauras. Remember the title and location of this file. You will need it in the game.


SETTING UP ADDONS IN GAME

1 - Most addons have a profile named "FabUI" in the settings. Simply choose this, and everything should line up nicely.
2 - SexyMap should be fine if you use the global settings. Otherwise, simply go for the square map type, and move it to the right position.
3 - Unlock your chat frame, and move it to the correct location. The chat background is already prepared to be transparent via weakauras.
4 - If you prefer to move chat to somewhere else than the middle of the screen, you can disable the weakaura for the chat background, and move chat as you normally would.


GETTING THE PORTRAITS TO WORK

1 - Open weakauras by typing /wa, and go to the group "Portrait Area"
2 - Right click on "Default portrait", choose "Duplicate" and name this new texture after your characters name.
3 - Change the location of the portrait to match your own portrait, under the "Display" tab, at the very top. Right now, it is pointing at the default.
4 - Go to the "Load" tab, and find the input field currently checkmarked - "Player name"
5 - Write your characters name.
6 - Close weakauras, and your portrait should show.

Note that weakauras requires you to restart the game if you make changes to your portrait files.

That is it! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

KNOWN ISSUES:
- UI is currently set up for a Mage, so you might have to tune it a bit to match your class, especially if you use stances or combo points (will fix this in a future update).
- UI is optimised for solo play mostly. Shadowed unit frames is only included to create a right-click function for the character portrait. All other unit frames will simply be the default from Blizzard.

FabUI v2.2

- Updated addons to latest editions.
- Included a whopping 200 portraits from the official Blizzard artwork, to get you started

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FabUI v2.1

- Updated addons to latest editions.

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FabUI v2.0

- Moved UI elements around to create a foundation in the lower part of the screen. This also helps avoiding clipping issue between various frames, which cannot be remedied by moveanything.
- Portraits are now simplified, and it should be easy now to create your own.
- New background texture for the chat frame
- Included Immersion to the package - awesome addon!
- Targetframe abandoned in favor of a new style, which will only show up if the target is attackable

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FabUI v1.01

- Moved some frames to be more aligned with each other
- Game windows no longer clash with the portrait section
- Player portrait can now be right-clicked
- Target framed added to UI, fully animated!
- Got rid of Prat, and added Leatrix Plus instead, for better compability with the current game version.
- Got rid of unused textures in weakauras
- Class Order Hall bar is now hidden (thanks to MoveAnything)
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Originally Posted by MCBGamer
I went through a bunch of stuff just to login and tell you that this has made my RP quite a bit more immersive with my custom portraits. I have one suggestion for you. Add Fontifier to the list of addons and grab the Sovngarde Font from the Skyrim Nexus. The end result is absolutely stunning regardless and you have probably made my time in this game longer than if I didn't have this. Thanks!
So glad to hear that you enjoy the UI! I tried your suggestion, but I can't make it work. Using a different font is a good idea though, I'll see if I can find a good one
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I went through a bunch of stuff just to login and tell you that this has made my RP quite a bit more immersive with my custom portraits. I have one suggestion for you. Add Fontifier to the list of addons and grab the Sovngarde Font from the Skyrim Nexus. The end result is absolutely stunning regardless and you have probably made my time in this game longer than if I didn't have this. Thanks!
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Re: Awesome!

Originally Posted by EchoZeroJ
It took me a while to figure out how to set everything up. But now this is definitely my most favorite addon! I really like the portrait thing and the overall UI looks really good. Great job!
Thanks mate! It does require a bit more than other UIs, but the result is worth it in my opinion So happy to hear that you like it! Perhaps the whole process of using portraits and setting stuff up can be automated a bit more in the future, but sadly, I have no skills when it comes to coding and stuff.
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Awesome!

It took me a while to figure out how to set everything up. But now this is definitely my most favorite addon! I really like the portrait thing and the overall UI looks really good. Great job!
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