You can now download the Xenon UI OXZ from this link https://app.box.com/s/cubl9bn9lzivg6ya36m3y45nn39jkudq
. It's a fairly hefty size, at around 34mb, so be prepared for a long download on a slow Internet connection. This version is designed for a 16:9 display ratio. A "redux" version of the OXZ is also available here https://app.box.com/s/mb2u5pbes257ou42d96evz9472j2i4dy
, which is only 11mb, but without the sidebars. This should work on other display ratios. Note that the redux version is incompatible with the full version. If you try to install both, the Xenon UI version will win.
I've updated the screenshot in the first post with the latest look.
But first, some warnings: This OXP will pretty much override any backgrounds set by other OXP's, including any F4 interface backgrounds. This is by design! See, it says so right there on the side of the box. The concept of this set of backgrounds is to create the illusion that you, the player, are communicating with the game-world via a console type of screen. And so, to maintain the illusion, I am forcing these backgrounds on all screens.
But note: There is a way to override the override. If you realy want to keep the background of a particular OXP, if you open up the OXP you'll find sample code in the header section of the "xenonui.js" file (or "xenonreduxui.js" for the redux version) that will enable you to add some code that will allow other OXP's to keep their particular backgrounds, as long as that OXP uses a screenID on their "mission.runScreen" command.
In order to keep the size of the OXP down, I've used a program called "pngcrush" to reduce the size of the PNG files. This seems to work fine on my Windows machines, but I don't have a Linux or Mac box available to test on those platforms. If the compressed files don't work I'll replace them with the full-size versions.
For those with 16:10 ratio displays, I'm still working through the options. Perhaps I can get a show of hands on how many 16:10 users would be interested in a version scaled for their display? Yep, I see your hand at the back there, Norby. Anyone else?
Also included in both OXP's is a new Oolite theme music for the title screen, composed by me. You don't have to like it! If you don't want it, just remove the "OoliteTheme.ogg" file from the "Music" folder. Oh, and also delete the "descriptions.plist" file in the "Config" folder as well, otherwise I'll end up taking credit for NoSleeps's original theme, which wouldn't be fair. Or right, even.
Let me know what you think, or if you hit any problems. If you find a screen I've missed let me know and I'll issue an update.
If there's no major issues I'll load them to the manager later.