I have created this mod because i play very rarely and always forget my Hotkeys.
This Mod will change the Icons for Buildings, Units, Techs and Actions to overlayed ones.
Sadly i couldn’t find a way to make it adapt to the custom Hotkeys.
This is why i created 16.218 files so that the right Overlay can be created for everyone.
Since it is very exhausting to create every Overlay by hand (305 files have to be handpicked) i am working on a script which does it for you.
I was woundering if this is something that people are interested in, or if this is just some fun project for myself.
- Combined the PNGs using ImageMagick composit
I created and used this script to composit the pictures: https://mega.nz/file/AtgkBbYJ#xUfMghstnUoRTMlhMq6OpEkbBh9dMNLH1rcWDGXIH4w (you need to change the paths at beginning and end) !!!Make sure you have some knowledge of programming befor doing this!!!
- Converted the combined PNG files back to DDS using TexConvGUI (Output Format = R8G8B8A8_UNORM)
- The mod folder needs the following structure:
actions <- In here you place 80x80 PNG files
buildings <- In here you place 256x256 DDS files
tech <- In here you place 256x256 DDS files
units <- In here you place 256x256 DDS files
Into the HotkeyIcons_player_nickname folder also goes the thumbnail.png and the info.json file, which should look like this:
Please stick to that HotkeyIcons_player_nickname naming scheme and only change the nickname. This way everyone can see in a second that these kind of mods are connected.
And thats it
If you dont like my red letter design just create your own Icons.