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Unread 08-18-11, 07:12 PM   #5
spiel2001
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You've pretty much got all of the right answers here. The only caution is that I would not invest much effort in customizing the layout of nUI5 because it is not compatible with nUI6 -- however, I'm talking about the layout and not the art... the default layout between nUI5 and nUI6 do use the same art, so no worries there.

As for transparent backgrounds, with the current version of nUI5, all you have to do is set the viewport option off, so it's not as big a deal as it was.

That said, I will point out one thing most people don't realize... nUI actually shows *MORE* of the 3D world than the regular screen does... it's just in a slightly smaller area. The nUI viewport moves the bottom edge of the world view up to the top of the dashboard... so, you see the exact same vertical world space with and without nUI when the viewport is enabled. However, if you pay close attention, you'll see that the nUI viewport shows you *more* width in the world view than with nUI disabled.

So, while is may feel like you see less because of the dashboard, it's actually an optical illusion... you see more. As long as you're not playing on a small monitor, it's a non issue. On a small monitor, however, the viewport is admittedly small.
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