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Subdued Borders
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Jun 1, 2016 @ 7:00pm
Apr 17 @ 7:10am
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Subdued Borders

Fully functional with the new mapmodes for 1.2, the effect applies to all map modes.

This simple mod alters the shader FX for borders so they are transparent with a colored edge. Contested areas fill in the same way they did in the vanilla game, solid with split colors.

This is compatable with just about anything since very few mods touch the shader files, so that's a plus!

Highly resiliant mod, likely to be unaffected by future game updates even if the loader reports it to be out of date!

Updated for 1.1 with new & improved bighter and more vibrant borders!

Known Issues:
- Difficult to see borders when zoomed out
- Difficult to see dark color borders
- Visibility is highly affected by underlying galaxy color and overwhelming galaxy center effect

But wait, there's more!

Looking for extra graphics only mods? Had enough of the same orange/green galaxy? Sick of that insanely bright fog of war?

Incognito Incognita
Darker, less intense "Terra Incognita" (aka Fog of War)

Enhanced Galaxy - Orange
Same familiar orange colored galaxy with more details, softened nebula clouds and a darker galactic rim

Enhanced Galaxy - Teal
A whole new galaxy to conquer! Custom galaxy colors including the galactic center and nebula clouds

Hidden Hyperlanes
Hide those hyperlanes in unexplored space!

Enhanced Galaxy - Dark Core
Another new galaxy, this time without the bright galaxy core.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Apr 9 @ 10:59am
Adjusting the fill opacity
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n1k10s Jun 14 @ 11:29am 
Hey guys looks like it’s taking a while for the author to update this to 1.6.* so instead I just did it myself.

Because the game is still playable with the current version, all you need to do is find the "ugc_695602001.mod file in the mod directory. (Yours might not be the same number you'll need to open each one in a text editor to verify you've opened the right one). Once you find it, simply change the version to 1.6.* including the (*). This will remove the warning and having to click okay on the "the outdated mod might break your game window"

This works because there is nothing actually game breaking with this outdated mod and 1.6. However, in future updates something might change in which case we will have to wait on the author to make this mod compatible with future releases.
[E.FF]Thadwookie May 27 @ 7:07pm 
love it update 1.6.1
Arctic May 15 @ 1:53am 
Seems to still work with 1.6.1 (skipped 1.6)
Guthan May 10 @ 2:47am 
Could you update the mod?
Game is hideous without this mod

Now instead of having every one of my senses offended (yes, not just sight, somehow magically affects the other 4) by bright, clashing, sickening colors, the galaxy looks amazing
Tн0яZєя0 Apr 17 @ 7:46am 
Awesome tnx!
EvilVictor  [author] Apr 17 @ 7:13am 
Updated for 1.5, I had to fix a few things but unfortunately they didn't expose any new data to the shader, so still no way to do borders using both empire colors or anything like that. I'm looking into a better way to handle dark borders too.
Peter34 Apr 10 @ 8:30pm 
Just reporting in to you guys, that after having disabled this mod, the effect is absolutely amazing. Now I'm actually able to *see* what's mine and what's not yet mine. It's crazy nice.

This mod is broken, at least with some border colours, such as the purple one that my polity has. Please fix. I'd like this mod to recreate the look of how it was in 1.3/1.4, because that was nice, and it was high usability, rather than frustating.
Peter34 Apr 10 @ 8:22pm 
Okay, I'm going to have to disable this mod until it gets fixed. Not being able to easily see where my own Borders are is immensely frustrating.
baronjutter Apr 10 @ 8:05am 
Any way to make the hyperlanes more visible? I always have a hard time seeing them, specially if an empire has a more light colour.