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Dark UI
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Apr 14, 2017 @ 2:05am
Jun 4 @ 11:00pm
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Dark UI

In 1 collection by ButtJunkie
My gamplay, visual and UI mods
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Compatible with 2.2

This mod overhauls the UI to give it a fresh, clean feel and quite different from others out there.

Alternate Icons - changes the look of ethic, trait and civic icons.
Blue Buttons - changes outline of buttons from light grey to light blue.
1080 Overhaul UI Compatibility Patch by Dr Maple.
Dark UI and Planetary Diversity Compatibility Patch by Hype365.
Expand Colours Patch and Improved Music Player Patch both by Shredtilldeth.

Save-game friendly - turning it on and off is safe through the same game.
Achievment compatible.
Won't cause any serious issues with any other mod. Incompatibilies are mild and only visual.

  • Replaced most UI textures with the silver and grey theme.
  • Icon changes now in a separate mod linked above.
  • Colour-coded messages:
    Blue for non-threatening diplomatic messages.
    Red for militaristic/threatening message (war, invasion, insults, revolts).
    Green for notable domestic events.
    Grey for unimportant matters.
  • Colour-coded alerts:
    Red for urgent issues (too many core systems, food shortages etc).
    White for ignorable issues.

Work on this mod is ongoing, so your feedback is very helpful. I'd like to hear your suggestions and of any issues you may be having.

Feel free to check out my other mods

Gameplay mods:
Stellaris Realism, Stronger Advanced AI Starts, Larger Galaxy Sizes (adds cores).

UI mods:
Dark UI, Colour Coded Messages, Alernate Icons, Cinematic System UI, Cleaner Galaxy UI.

Graphic Mods:
No Exhaust Trails, Subtle Hyperlane Colour, Purple Galaxy, Red-Blue Galaxy, Blue-Grey Galaxy, Dimmer Core, Galaxies Colours Restored.
Popular Discussions View All (4)
Jun 7 @ 11:38am
Suggestions & Problems
Dec 3, 2017 @ 12:21pm
To do
May 30 @ 7:10am
Ship, station and planet indicator colors
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VerKer Jun 8 @ 4:44pm 

I would have 2 suggestions / requests:

1) when clicking a fleet or ship in the outliner, the window that opens to show the ship always has the same color bar. I have seen in other UI mods, that you can color a battle fleet to show red, a science vessel to show blue, and so on, right below the fleet name in the window. What about adding that?

2) I have always wondered why UI mods do not touch the green bar on a fleet, planet or space station icon on the map (between the race icon and the class icon). When that fleet or station is not selected, its always a dull green. Given the general color sheme of dark UI, something else would fit better, perhaps some grey or light blue? Is that too much work to change, or cant that be modded at all?
Jun 6 @ 2:31am 
can anyone update the compatibility patch between PD and DarkUI?
the patch don't work with 1440p UI, the blue circle on the planet selection screen is off to the side, and way too small
ButtJunkie  [author] Jun 4 @ 11:01pm 
Version number updated, there are a few textures to recolour, but it works fine and will do for now :)
ButtJunkie  [author] Jun 4 @ 9:29pm 
It'll be updated shortly, 2.3 has only just hit guys!
OZA Jun 4 @ 8:47pm 
I'm sure the mod maker will update the mod for 2.3 - just give them a few days.
Syfe Jun 4 @ 5:55pm 
Please update for 2.3

Emperor_of_Shadows Jun 4 @ 10:18am 
when can we see this updated to 2.3
ButtJunkie  [author] May 13 @ 1:58pm 
Yep it's fine on my version, I just need to update the workshop version. There are a few other things I should get around to doing as well.
GravityzCatz May 13 @ 6:16am 
The building upgrade icon is out of place again just fyi
ButtJunkie  [author] May 2 @ 5:00am 
@Omniscient - Sounds fine by me :)