[MOD] EEUITweaks Mod Collection - All EE (v2.2+) Platforms
EEUITweaks User Interface Mods Collection Version 2.6
The goal of EEUITweaks is to be a collection of the individual UI.MENU (i.e. Extended Edition 2.x+) mods/patches/tweaks from the BeamDog UI Modding forum; packaged as a single WeiDU collection. The advantages are to automate the tedious manual editing of UI.MENU, simplify multiple mod installations (particularly after an update), and to provide a single source from which many EE GUI mods can be accessed. It does NOT install the full UI replacement environments, although it does support modding them.
EEUITweaks supports BGEE, BG2EE, BGEE/SoD, PST:EE, and EET with the BG2(default) and SoD (EET_gui) user interfaces. It also supports installing mods on the Dragonspear UI++, BG2EE GUI To BGEE, LeUI, Revised Dragon Scale, IWD GUI for BG2:EE and BG:EE, and IWD2 for BG2 replacement UIs. In all cases, it will skip attempting to install useless or invalid mods for a particular environment (e.g. transparent sidebars on Dragonspear UI++).
EEUITweaks-master.zip contains the usual WeiDU setup-EEUITweaks.exe installation program and EEUITweaks mod files directory and should present no problem for those who are familiar with using WeiDU. For those who are not so familiar, there is a file named 'Installation.txt' within the zip's EEUITweaks directory that contains step-by-step instructions. For EET installations, EEUITweaks mods should be installed after Finalize EET (setup-EET_end component 1) and after any optional 'full UI.MENU' GUI packages.
If you've previously installed any of the mods supported by EEUITweaks using a stand-alone WeiDU setup, Please use the same stand-alone setup to un-install the mod prior to installing it with EEUITweaks. EEUITweaks will not be able to un-install it. Similarly, if you've manually installed a mod contained in EEUITweaks, I'd recommend manually un-installing it prior to re-installing via EEUITweaks.
Something that may not be familiar (unless you've used @CamDawg's excellent 'The Tweaks Anthology' package), is that EEUITweaks makes use of mod 'Groups'. This mechanism defines a relatively small number of categories, and associates each mod in EEUITweaks with the most relevant category. When you start EEUITweaks, it will ask you select the categories of interest. This makes it easier to install only a subset of the full collection - saves wearing out the 'N' key . Details of the groups (and the currently included mods) is in the message below.
I would like to thank all of the folks who have developed the mods/tweaks that appear in this collection. Without their efforts - it wouldn't be much of a collection. I'd particularly like to thank @lefreut whose suggestion in another Discussion provided encouragement to move this project from the "One of these days I need to..." phase to actual development.