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Mercinova's Color TSW MousePointers
Version: 1.0.0
by: Mercinova [More]
6 Full Sets of Color TSW MousePointers

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***WARNING***
This Mod requires altering the Default UI.
Proceed with Caution and At Your Own risk.


First and Foremost, Exit TSW if it is running.
You cannot use /reloadui for this change to take effect.
The MousePointers are initiated at the Start of the Client...not within the game.

Extract the Zip file into...
/The Secret World/Data/Gui/Customized

Inside the unzipped folder...
../MercinovaColorTSWMousePointers
...there are 6 folders...one for each color set.
Inside each of those folders is a folder named MousePointers.

Navigate to... /The Secret World/Data/Gui/Default/gfx
...and make a backup of the ORIGINAL MousePointers folder...
or simply rename it to MousePointersORIGINAL.

Go back to... ../Customized/MercinovaColorTSWMousePointers ...
Open the folder of the color you want...Copy the MousePointers folder and Paste it into...
/The Secret World/Data/Gui/Default/gfx

Restart TSW

NOTE
Client Updates will OVERWRITE this Mod.
You will need to repeat the Copying Steps after each Update.

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Unread 07-27-2012, 12:26 PM  
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You're Very Welcome...

You're Very Welcome...

Non-sense! This is the PERFECT Place to ask questions like this!
The question was pertaining to MousePointers. Had you asked
me how to make EggRolls...it would probably have been inappropriate...

Glad You figured it out and was able to add a bit of glitz as well.

I'm just a hobbyist myself and in no way an expert on the matter.
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Unread 07-27-2012, 11:53 AM  
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Re: Resizing Cursors...

Ah I see. This is sort of the conclusion I was coming to as it seemed to only use the 32x32 for me, although I didn't know it was dependent upon resolution for which was used, logical though. I was able to stretch it a bit, but went into photoshop and added some extra drop shadow, sort of embossed it and threw in a outer white glow, then went into icofx and reset the hotspot etc. Probably not the best place for me to be asking questions like this, but I do appreciate the information. I mean I have done some graphical work before but as a hobbyist on an as needed basis. Thanks again.
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Unread 07-27-2012, 11:43 AM  
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Resizing Cursors...

MouseCursors are Hard-Coded to use a certain size (i.e. 48x48 px, 32x32 px) depending on the resolution. You'll notice in that Default Cursor File, there are 2 sets of Cursors...32-Bit & 8-Bit...and each set contains a 48x48, 32x32 & 16x16 cursor. I assume the resolution that you're using is Standard, therefore, it uses the 32x32 Standard Cursors from the set. The 16x16 cursor is the Standard for lower resolutions, as the 48x48 cursor is for very high resolutions.

I'm not sure how you went about resizing the cursor, but it doesn't matter how large you make the cursor...it will be reduced to the size hard-coded for your resolution. In other words, it will automatically reduce a 128x128 cursor down to a 32x32 cursor on a 1680x1050 resolution.

The trick is not to try to create a larger cursor in size (i.e. 128x128), but rather enlarge the size of the cursor within the 32x32 size. In other words...stretching the current cursor to the limits of the 32x32 confinement will yield the result you're wanting. However, stretching takes away from the sharpness due to pixelizing, so it's best to re-draw the cursor, rather than stretch it.

I've Enlarged the Default Cursor for each of my Color Sets and the TSW Default Cursor. I'll upload them in a few. I hope they're large enough for your needs, because I truly do not know how to enlarge them beyond their 32x32 Hard-Coded Size.

If you have any more questions...Don't hesitate to ask...
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Hmm well I've tried this a couple of times to resize them. It seems to scale them down when I do this regardless of the size I make them, and it's smaller than the default size. Even if I delete all the other sizes in the cur file. This is with the default cursor. Any ideas on that? Thanks.
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Unread 07-25-2012, 10:19 AM  
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Yes...

Yes...they can be enlarged. However, Only the Main Arrow Cursor is smaller than
the default set. All of the other cursors are default size.

Is it just the Main Arrow Cursor that you would like enlarged or the complete set?

BTW...You can download any cursor you want from the internet and
rename it to mousepointer_default.cur and overwrite the one in...
.../The Secret World/Data/Gui/Default/gfx/MousePointers...
...to change the Main Arrow Cursor.

You can do that to any cursor in that folder ( use the appropriate name for each cursor ),
but you will need a program to change the colors and resize them. I used AniFX.

TIP: Don't select AniFX as the default program associated with .cur files.
It will change the icons of the .cur files to that of AniFX and you won't be
able to see the cursor icon in Windows Explorer anymore. I made this
mistake and it took a bit of work with the registry to get them back.
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Any chance of making these larger? I lose track of my cursor in dungeons sometimes, with the default ones at default size. These look even smaller to me which would be tough. I tried to resize them but it didn't seem to work out.
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