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Dark UI
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Apr 14, 2017 @ 2:05am
Jan 31 @ 12:50am
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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.
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Dec 21, 2018 @ 5:21am
Suggestions & Problems
Dec 3, 2017 @ 12:21pm
To do
Dec 11, 2018 @ 11:45am
Git repo or equivalent?
Mr. Brownstone
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ButtJunkie  [author] Jan 31 @ 6:52pm 
Good to see you got it working Jackwagon.

@Veiden - not sure what you mean about pop modifiers being blue, but I'll double check in next time I'm in game to see if anything looks off.

@Mizati - I'll check it out.
Mizati Jan 31 @ 2:36pm 
Hey @ButtJunkie, there's a newer UI mod that's becoming fairly popular thanks to changes in 2.2, is there any chance we could get a compatability patch for it?
MarkedOne Jan 31 @ 9:39am 
Thx for the update :)
Jackwagon Jan 31 @ 7:03am 
HAH. So in Mods you actually have to highlight it... fml. Would it have killed them to add a freakin check box?
Jackwagon Jan 31 @ 7:01am 
Thank you for the quick reply! So I installed the mod and my UI is unchanged. Now, I haven't purchased any DLC yet (waiting for a sale)- is there one or more that I need? Or do I perhaps need to be on the beta? Or am I a total noob and is there more to activating it than just subscribing and seeing it on my "Mods" list?
Veiden Jan 31 @ 2:02am 
Pop modifiers became blue, they used to be transparent, can this be fixed?
ButtJunkie  [author] Jan 31 @ 12:51am 
Updated/added a few textures, such as the side bar and building background.
ButtJunkie  [author] Jan 30 @ 10:32pm 
No you have to subscribe to them separately - they're just listed for convenience.
Jackwagon Jan 29 @ 7:34pm 
Does installing this mod install all of the mods listed under "Addons"? Because I don't any of them (I play at 1440p for starters), just the dark UI. Is there a way?
ButtJunkie  [author] Jan 25 @ 1:20pm 
Been away for a bit but I'll check it out again.