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XWA Interface Update out now

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Post by Ace Antilles » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:36 pm

I'm happy to finally release this brand new huge update that I've spent long hours on creating since the summer.
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The XWA Interface Update upgrades the look of most of the menu screens found in the Flight Simulator room and others. It replaces nearly all the interface images stored in the Frontend2.dat file. Many of them look a little dated so I thought it would be fun to update them with brand new images featuring craft made by the XWAU.
This means when selecting options in Quick Skirmish there is updated X-Wing, A-Wing craft images and more.
Also most of the Icon boxes are updated too. They are now clearer new versions of the original design ideas. 

When replaying a Tour of Duty, images have been updated for difficulty, missile choices, collisions and more.
I’ve replaced the menu Cutscene movie preview pictures with improved versions.
The Multiplayer section has had the screens updated with new Cockpit images on the menus.
The Racing Missions section has had its menus updated too for the Yard race selection screen.
Lastly in the Crew Quarters there are new improved Rebel and Imperial kill tally icons.

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So essentially most of the buttons etc you see that you interact with in the game have been altered to look better.
See the Readme file for all the changes. I hope you like what I have done as I think it gives a 20 year old game a little bit of polish.

I'll post a bunch of screenshots which will illustrate some of the changes better.​

Download NOW from The X-Wing Outpost!
https://www.xwingoutpost.com/

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Post by Ace Antilles » Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:37 pm

Here are a bunch of screenshots showing some of the differences but there's even more to see in game.
I edited nearly every file in the FrontEnd2 file and more. So see what you can spot :)


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Post by Blazingfirestorm » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:44 pm

really cool update nice work.

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Post by Bman » Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:29 pm

Nice.
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Post by darklord » Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:54 am

Fantastic Ace!! A sorely needed update

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With all the variation in XWAU options, I would think Multiplayer would be really difficult. Why I keep an unmodified copy around and XvT untouched.

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Post by Vince T » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:43 am

Looking great, Ace, well done!
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Post by JeremyaFr » Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:22 pm

Good work :2thumbs:

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Post by Ace Antilles » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:52 pm

Cheers guys :) I hope you are enjoying it so far.
A lot of late lock down nights and early mornings went into it lol
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Post by Avarice1987 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:33 pm

I like the update very much, good job

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Post by haui » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:26 am

Great work thanx
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Post by Knarfe » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:19 am

I like!

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Post by FFM-IGEL » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:57 pm

Hello Ace,

this is once again an amazing achievement from you. Many, many thanks.

How can I incorporate this new interface into my system? I can't find a download nor a short instruction what I have to do to use it.

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Post by Ace Antilles » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:35 pm

Thanks a lot guys I appreciate the kind words.
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Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:57 pm
Hello Ace,

this is once again an amazing achievement from you. Many, many thanks.

How can I incorporate this new interface into my system? I can't find a download nor a short instruction what I have to do to use it.
You download it from my website.
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https://www.xwingoutpost.com/


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Then just run the installer and it does it for you like XWAU patches do.
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Post by FFM-IGEL » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:10 pm

I see.
Thanks for your quick and really simple description to implement this.

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Post by Vince T » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:17 pm

Am I sensing sarcasm here?

A more comprehensive guide:
- Locate the Interface Upgrade in the Upgrade Section on the website
- Download it and unzip the .exe file
- Run the Exe file and click through the wizzard
- Done
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Post by FFM-IGEL » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:23 am

Hello VinceT,

I'm sorry it came across that way. It was definitely not meant to be sarcasm. The description is really simple and good. I understood it right away.

Anyway, thanks for your guide of how to include the files.

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