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Thank you for downloading this UI skin for LOTRO, I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

The name for the UI Skin "Durin's Folk" is right out of the LOTR lore, short version, Durin is one of the seven first Dwarves, he founded Khazad-dûm (later called Moria after falling to the Balrog), his lineage carries all the way down to Thorin II Oakenshield (The Hobbit) and even Gimli. Durin's Folk are also known as the "Longbeards".

A lot of work went into my first UI skin for LOTRO, overall about 60 hours over a week period, mainly because there were about seven iterations which I ended up discarding during the creation process, I do plan on releasing more variations of this theme if they are requested, but for now I am moving on to making a Rohan themed skin (Coming soon TM).

Everything in this UI Skin was made from scratch entirely using Photoshop CS2, if you like my work I am seriously looking for a way to make a living creating neat stuff for games or anything cool, I've been at this for over 10 years, someone hire me already!

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DURIN'S FOLK UI SKIN
Made for The Lord of the Rings Online by Turbine
Version 1.2, April 24th, 2007
Created by Eduardo Lucero "LedMirage"
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Thank you for downloading this UI skin for LOTRO, I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

The name for the UI Skin "Durin's Folk" is right out of the LOTR lore, short version, Durin is one of the seven first Dwarves, he founded Khazad-dûm (later called Moria after falling to the Balrog), his lineage carries all the way down to Thorin II Oakenshield (The Hobbit) and even Gimli. Durin's Folk are also known as the "Longbeards".

A lot of work went into my first UI skin for LOTRO, overall about 60 hours over a week period, mainly because there were about seven iterations which I ended up discarding during the creation process, I do plan on releasing more variations of this theme if they are requested, but for now I am moving on to making a Rohan themed skin (Coming soon TM).

Everything in this UI Skin was made from scratch entirely using Photoshop CS2, if you like my work I am seriously looking for a way to make a living creating neat stuff for games or anything cool, I've been at this for over 10 years, someone hire me already!


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RECENT CHANGES
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Version 1.2 4/24/2007

1. Tweaked the bag panel border corners to not overlap with icons.

2. Tweaked the adorned panel corners (the green gems) to not overlap with other panel elements.

3. Remade all the menu and bag mini button borders.

4. Tweaked the combat mode indicator border.

5. Tweaked the drop shadows on numerous graphics.

6. Made the close window "X" button invisible (but it's still there!), it will appear when you hover over it, this was my only solution to that particular graphic not being consistantly aligned across all panels making it impossible to make a matching graphic that looked good.

7. Changed the tooltip color and shape, corners other than square are not doable with the tooltip border sadly as the tooltip background overlaps them.


Version 1.1 4/20/2007

1. Added custom menu mini buttons, I put a *lot* of work into these and I'm rather proud, hope you like them!

2. Added custom bag mini buttons, new buttons but default LOTRO bag icons.

3. Added a custom Text Button, this is the button you press throughout the UI, looks quite nice if I may say so myself!

4. Added a custom tooltip border, I wanted to do more with it but there is very little space to work with.

5. Added a custom close window "X", very difficult to work with this since it is positioned differently in EVERY window meaning I could not make a nice non-transparent button aligned to the corner graphics, oh well...

6. Made a tweak to the Titlebar graphics, the shadow dropdown on them was too heavy and I tweaked it to match the window's border dropdown shadow.


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USER AGREEMENT:
(Last revised 04/20/2007)
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1. You agree to this agreement by downloading and using any and all files and intellectual property included in this software package.
2. You agree to NOT discredit any author of any or all of their original software included be it code, graphics, any other assets or intellectual property.
3. You agree to NOT hold any author responsible for any damage, data loss or any problems caused directly or indirectly by this software.
4. You agree to NOT use any material included for monetary gain, as it is against Turbine's EULA agreement and it is NOT your right to make money off of other author's work.
5. You may redistribute any and all files contained in this package ONLY if they remain unmodified, this user agreement is included and proper credit to any and all authors is given.
6. You may modify and redistribute any and all files contained in this compilation ONLY with the expressed written permission of any and all respective authors.
7. If you do not agree then delete any and all files included in this package as well as past and future versions, by doing this you are agreeing to NOT use any and all material that are a part of this package for any purpose.

(P.S. I dislike all the legalese stuff, but I've been burned many times before)


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INSTALLATION
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1. Exit the game

2. Open the ZIP file containing all the UI Skin files (where you got this readme from!)

3. Extract all the files from the ZIP file making sure the option to "use folder names" is enabled; The folder on your computer you should select as the destination will be: ..\My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\

4. If Extracted correctly you should now have the following folder path: ..\My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\ui\skins\LedMirage_Durins_Folk\

5. All images and the skin definition file should be inside the folder ..\LedMirage_Durins_Folk\

6. Launch the game

7. Once in-game, go to OPTIONS then choose "UI Settings" from the menu on the right, once there scroll all the way down to the bottom of the UI Settings page and you will find a dropdown list where you can choose the UI Skin to use for that character.

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UI CUSTOMIZATION TIPS
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The UI provides by default five additional Quickslot bars that you can place anywhere on your screen as well as make them horizontal or vertical, to customize them do the following:

1. Go to OPTIONS, then choose "Quicklots" from the menu on the right, once there you will see checkbox options for each of the five additional Quickslot bars, notice that Bar #1 is NOT the default Quickslot bar, it is the first additional bar.

2. Make sure the option to Lock all Quickslots is DISABLED

3. For each Bar Number you wish to customize make sure the DOCK option is DISABLED, docking a bar prevents you from moving it (it goes to it's default position above the standard bar) and prevents using it vertically.

4. Choose the layout for each bar, Horizontal is default, if you want it vertical uncheck the box "Make Horizontal".

5. Exit the options panel.

6. Press CONTROL + \ (that's CONTROL and BACKSLASH) to unlock all screen UI elements.

7. Drag your bars to where you want them.

8. Press CONTROL + \ again to lock all screen UI elements.

9. Voila.

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