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Manually adjusting chat bar/window

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I remember finding in other forums (official eTO forums I guess) a tool to edit the chat bar size, but that's probably lost in oblivion now, so I decided to poke around the UI files and found out how to edit it manually.

Just open ChatUI.ucf in LifeTO/data/UI_nori with a text editor, and add any value you want to the values in BOLD I pasted bellow. As an example, if you add 50 to "iViewDimX" value, it will be 387 and the blue bar at the bottom of the chat bar in-game will be 50 pixels wider; so add 50 to the other numbers in bold so everything lines up and fits perfectly.

There's also a (note) about what it changes in-game.
 

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iViewDimX    = 327    -    -    -    -    (width of the blue bar at the bottom of the chat bar/window)
iViewDimY    = 22

iEditBoxDimX    = 251    -    -    -    -    (width of the white-ish box you type your messages in)
iEditBoxDimY    = 18
iEditBoxCoordX    = 58
iEditBoxCoordY    = 3
iEditBoxMinDimX    = 133    -    -    -    -    (width of the white-ish box you type your messages, in the whisper tab)
iEditBoxMinDimY    = 18
iEditBoxMinCoordX    = 176
iEditBoxMinCoordY    = 3

iComboBoxDimX    = 116
iComboBoxDimY    = 18
iComboBoxCoordX    = 58
iComboBoxCoordY    = 3

iEmoticonBtnCoordX    = 5
iEmoticonBtnCoordY    = 5
iMemoBtnCoordX        = 22
iMemoBtnCoordY        = 5
iWhisperBtnCoordX    = 40
iWhisperBtnCoordY    = 5
iCloseBtnCoordX        = 310    -    -    -    -    (position of the triangle button that closes the chat bar/window - if you don't edit this, it'll probably hide behind the message bar)
iCloseBtnCoordY        = 6

iStatViewDimX    = 325    -    -    -    -    (width of the semi-transparent blue window where all messages are displayed)
iStatViewDimY    = 78

iStatViewMaxDimX    = 325    -    -    -    -    (width of the semi-transparent blue window where all messages are displayed [minimum size?])
iStatViewMaxDimY    = 478

iModeButtonDimX    = 65    -    -    -    -    (width of each of the buttons that say "All/Party/Whisper/Guild", it is optional, add only 1/4 (or so?) of the value you added to the others)
iModeButtonDimY    = 18

iDummyModeButtonDimX    = 64    -    -    -    -    (width of the blank "button" next to the "Guild" one, add the same value you did to the others if you didn't change the iModeButtonDimX value)
iDummyModeButtonDimY    = 18

 

 

And FINALLY, here's a preset (that I came up with), and how it looks in-game (1360x768). You can just paste it over the original file with a text editor if you wanna use this one.

Pic is downsized a bit so I can post here.

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iViewDimX    = 490
iViewDimY    = 22

iEditBoxDimX    = 410
iEditBoxDimY    = 18
iEditBoxCoordX    = 58
iEditBoxCoordY    = 3
iEditBoxMinDimX    = 292
iEditBoxMinDimY    = 18
iEditBoxMinCoordX    = 176
iEditBoxMinCoordY    = 3

iComboBoxDimX    = 116
iComboBoxDimY    = 18
iComboBoxCoordX    = 58
iComboBoxCoordY    = 3

iEmoticonBtnCoordX    = 5
iEmoticonBtnCoordY    = 5
iMemoBtnCoordX        = 22
iMemoBtnCoordY        = 5
iWhisperBtnCoordX    = 40
iWhisperBtnCoordY    = 5
iCloseBtnCoordX        = 471
iCloseBtnCoordY        = 6

iStatViewDimX    = 488
iStatViewDimY    = 78

iStatViewMaxDimX    = 488
iStatViewMaxDimY    = 478

iModeButtonDimX    = 117
iModeButtonDimY    = 18

iDummyModeButtonDimX    = 19
iDummyModeButtonDimY    = 18

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Edited by Twicey
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Thank you for this! :gift:

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Thanks for the guide, Twice!  I have a res similar as yours (1366x768), so it's very helpful.  I made it so that the chat bar stretches all the way across, here's the edited file for download.  Here's the code if you just prefer that:

iViewDimX	= 892
iViewDimY	= 22

iEditBoxDimX	= 816
iEditBoxDimY	= 18
iEditBoxCoordX	= 58
iEditBoxCoordY	= 3
iEditBoxMinDimX	= 698
iEditBoxMinDimY	= 18
iEditBoxMinCoordX	= 176
iEditBoxMinCoordY	= 3

iComboBoxDimX	= 116
iComboBoxDimY	= 18
iComboBoxCoordX	= 58
iComboBoxCoordY	= 3

iEmoticonBtnCoordX	= 5
iEmoticonBtnCoordY	= 5
iMemoBtnCoordX		= 22
iMemoBtnCoordY		= 5
iWhisperBtnCoordX	= 40
iWhisperBtnCoordY	= 5
iCloseBtnCoordX		= 875
iCloseBtnCoordY		= 6

iStatViewDimX	= 890
iStatViewDimY	= 78

iStatViewMaxDimX	= 890
iStatViewMaxDimY	= 478

iModeButtonDimX	= 178
iModeButtonDimY	= 18

iDummyModeButtonDimX	= 177
iDummyModeButtonDimY	= 18

You'll have to shave the values off by 6px each where you edited them originally if want it to fit your screen, but here's what it looks like anyway:

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Edited by Serushi

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