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7.2.0

FabUI - a Classic RPG UI

Version: 2.1
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.

I do not own any art 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
- 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\Portraits (or the similar place if your root is different)
2 - Open the file "Portrait_Default" with your picture editor
3 - Copy and paste your desired portrait on top of the existing placeholder. The portrait area is 112x159.
A GIMP template file has been included for convenience. If you use this, you will notice two layers. Make sure the layer "Art" is the top layer after you have pasted your portrait.
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.
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 and party play mostly. You need more addons or tweaking in order to raid with it, in particular, if you are a healer.

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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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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