1. Post #1
    rekima's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Some of us have wide screen displays and the new Steam overlay is a nice square. I was wondering if anybody figured out how to skin valve's new UI and particularly the overlay to stretch is out a bit more.
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    July 2005
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    I use a widescreen display and I think it looks perfectly fine. What are you talking about?
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    April 2005
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    Works fine for me. Explain it in a bit more detail.
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    September 2009
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    More detail, or better yet, a screen capture
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    January 2006
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    Doomish, that's not the overlay. The overlay is what you see in game when you press shift-tab (or whatever you have that assigned to)
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    AutomataReturns's Avatar
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    It works fine for me.

  8. Post #8
    rekima's Avatar
    June 2009
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    The clock and the links are in the middle as well as those three nice boxes at the bottom. I'd prefer it if they were situated on the corners of my screen.
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    Oh how terrible that must be
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    July 2008
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    Some of us have wide screen displays and the new Steam overlay is a nice square. I was wondering if anybody figured out how to skin valve's new UI and particularly the overlay to stretch is out a bit more.
    Sorry for the off topic, where is your avatar from again? Looks really familiar.

  11. Post #11
    child porn prodigy
    venom's Avatar
    April 2005
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    Oh. Didn't even notice it. I think it looks fine. I'd just wait a week or two, Steam'll probably fix it themselves.

    Edited:

    Sorry for the off topic, where is your avatar from again? Looks really familiar.


    Black Mage from Final Fantasy, methinks.
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    Whilst I do understand the situation, and it would be nice to have a fix, I only see for a few minutes (5, at most) a day, so it's no major loss.

    Sorry for the off topic, where is your avatar from again? Looks really familiar.
    Opening cut scene to Final Fantasy IX (my favourite)
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    rekima's Avatar
    June 2009
    12 Posts
    its vivi from FFIX. the lil black mage.

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    April 2009
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    The clock and the links are in the middle as well as those three nice boxes at the bottom. I'd prefer it if they were situated on the corners of my screen.
    They might have done that for eyefinity users, so the overlay would be in the center screen and not some stretched out piece of crap.
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  15. Post #15
    rekima's Avatar
    June 2009
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    I'm wondering tho that if there is a modding capability in skinning that would allow us to skin a personal skin that can have our own xy coordinates for those elements on screen. I read that the new UI has been completely redone in a way that would allow us to change all the elements.

    Even now i'm already using a downloaded skin. For those who haven't noticed the difference.
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    wouldn't it be better to have it all in the center anyways? the reason HUD's are on the edges is so nothing blocks your view. but when you shift-tab you're helpless anyways, so it doesnt matter.

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    July 2005
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    wouldn't it be better to have it all in the center anyways? the reason HUD's are on the edges is so nothing blocks your view. but when you shift-tab you're helpless anyways, so it doesnt matter.
    This. Having it in the center is getting in the way of nothing.

    In fact, I think it's better this way because I can put my friends list and chat windows on the sides and not have them cover up other important buttons I need to click.

    Though I'm still waiting for Valve to implement tabbed IMs. This is my only lasting gripe about Steam. Steam is the only instant messaging service I use where I still need to keep a ton of chat windows open.
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  18. Post #18
    rekima's Avatar
    June 2009
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    Modifying a bit the overlaytaskbar.layout in Steam/resources/layouts I managed to move the text and buttons horizontally and vertically as much as I wanted but there seems to be a defined border which stops me from spreading the layout as I want it.

    This is what I meant by making a skin for widescreen users, change the overlay to fit the screen better.