Extended and enhanced panels
And choose between default or less store buttons
Here is a collection of extended and enhanced panels codes gathered in two skindefinition files :
- The first one offers the E&E panels with the default ingame store buttons.
- The second one removes some of the most annoying/intrusive store buttons.
These custom panels are designed for high resolution screens (resolutions below
1024X768 are not supported, 1440X900 or higher is highly recommended).
These panel customizations are included by default in all the skins figuring in JRR Skins Collection.
This release can be used as well as a skin to enjoy convenient enhancements within lotro's default themes (as a hero or as a monster player) or as well as a skin developing resource.
After installation and ingame selection of the skin on your character, you have to logout and relog to enjoy the new panels settings.
Step by step installation :
- Download to your desktop the zip file hosted on this page.
- Unpack) it (using windows right clicking unzipping embedded function, or with a dedicated software as 7zip (free software), Winzip, or Winrar...).
- Once the zip file is unpacked on your desktop, check if the new created folder is called "ExtendedEnhancedPanels" or "ExtendedEnhancedPanels *something more*".
if it is the longer name, double left click on it to enter the folder then you should be facing the right "ExtendedEnhancedPanels" folder.
- Copy (or cut) it, then paste it in your ..\Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\ui\skins\ folder.
Tipycally, on windows vista and seven it looks like C:\ User(s) \ your account name \ documents \ The Lord of the Rings Online\ui\skins\
on Windows XP, it should look like C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\ui\skins\
If ui and/or skins (don't forget the *s*) folders don't exist, then create it, and then copy in it the ExtendedEnhancedPanels folder.
- Now, the skin will be available in Lotro the next time run it !
- To allocate the skin to one of your characters, log him/her, then open the ingame option panel ( *O* key)
--> select UI settings tab --> go to "user current skin" and use the scrollable selection box to select Enhanced Panels.
Featured enhancements and credits :
- To apply the new panel settings you have to log off then relog your character.
- A dressing room by Brygard, modified a first time by Jack, then by Adra.
- Numerical PVP rank icons & vitals pvp rank display fix, by Adra.
- A Larger Auction Panel, by Thrashfinger, modified by Wicky71 and Adra to fix localization issues.
- Transparent map tracker, by Hazado.
- Extended Mail and vendor parts from "Firefern's Crafting, Vendor and Dressing Room" by Mirarkitty.
- Extended Barter by The Old One, modified by Adra.
- Map window from Eclipse UI, by Eclipse. The map is smaller, but in fact, it is displayed at its actual size, this means no more zooming blur !
- Custom Saruman rings, by Adra. (with a Photoshop file to make your own if you want to)
- Extended Crafting Panel by Adra.
- Taller Legacy Extraction panel from UiBuilder by The Old One, modified by Adra in order to display the 7th legacy.
- Extended legendary item dismantling result window, by Adra.
- Mainly based on Elwe's No Store Button, some of the most intrusive lotro store buttons have been disabled within various UI panels. (I left, by choice, the main skill bar store button active).
- Extended master loot panel and need/greed/pass panel which allows to display 20 items instead of 10, by Eric Led, updated by Adra.
- Taller Panel displayed when applying an item (scroll, crystal, xp...) on a legendary Item. Now displays 8 legendary items instead of 6 by default. By Adra.
- Compact connection Status icon. Now you can stick it to the left of your screen or to the right of an UI element. By Adra.
- Taller enemies tracking panel. Now displays 20 names at once instead of 8 by default. By Adra.
- Extended inspect panel.
. . . Store buttons removed, on the dedicated profile :
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) :
- How do I uninstall a skin from my computer ?
- Character panel : Equipment tab (enhance) & Appearance tab (buy outfits) buttons
- "circle" virtues panel : The "buy virtue +1" overlay icon is set invisible but still functional.
- Destiny barter
- Crafting panel : buy recipes / buy mats / accelerate buttons
- Relic Master panel
Simply delete the skin folder you had previously copied onto your from your hard drive (I mean in ...Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\ui\skins\
folder), that's all.
- The map is no more fullscreen !
This is not a bug, this is a skinning choice, it is really convenient in some situations, and on multi screen systems.
Indeed the map is displayed at its actual size, without the zooming blur.
How can I restore the fullscreen map ?
Use a text editor software (as Windows notepad) to open the skindefinition.xml file located in the folder of the theme you want to tweak, then look for these lines (you can use Control F) and delete them :
<Element ID="MapBackground" X="0" Y="0" Width="1024" Height="768"> </Element>
then save changes in the file than relaunch lotro.
Can I tweak the size and/or location of the windowed map ?
Technically, you can edit the skindefinition.xml file and manually change the size width and height of the map, but it's NOT intended to be done, because it can fail to load the skin in case of unrecognized values or more probably lead to report wrong coordinates when hovering the map with your mouse cursor. This is what occurred when I tested it, a few years ago.
Changing the location of the map on the screen seemed not possible.
- My character doesn't show in the dressroom !
JRR skins doesn't supports resolutions with a height below 768 pixels.
If you run Lotro with a resolution height equal to 768, you have to play in fullscreen mode to get the dressroom correctly displaying the character.
Higher resolutions allow to play indifferently in fullscreen or windowed modes.
- The auction house panel is too big !
Your screen resolution is too low ! ^^
If you run Lotro with a resolution height equal to 768, you have to play in fullscreen mode to get the auction house panel entirely displayed and usable.
Higher resolutions allow to play indifferently in fullscreen or windowed modes.
Release notes :
Other screenshots :
Fixed location of the outfit panels incompatibility overlay icons.
I reorganized the icons from the character panel's outfits tab.
I failed to guess the name of the runekeeper's satchel show/hide button, as it is not documented in U25 skinning pack.
So it remains to its default location and is not well aligned yet to the satchel icon bottom.
I also had a look at the extended master loot window and even tried to put it to 28 (7 lines x 4 columns) chest slots.
I used the most recent code source from the U25 skinning pack update. (However it seems this code is the same than previous).
Unfortunately, it failed to solve the current issue displaying only 10+1 slots.
- Fixed "buy more mithril coins" button location on the barter panel.
- Fixed the location of the text and the select button for the 8th cosmetic equipment in the inspect panel
- removed the extended quest panel
- Partial patch for the issues newly introduced in the quest panel by a lotro update.
- Updated/fixed/rebalanced the extended quest panel for lotro update 22.4
- Fixed and updated the Panel displayed when applying an item on a legendary Item. It was affected by a lotro client update.
- Introduced a new extended panel : the inspect window ! By HunterGreen and Adra.
- Removed a few obsolete lines of code from the quest book panel.
Lotro update 21.2 introduced 2 new filter buttons on the quest log panel
This update consists only in a rebalancing of this panel to move properly these buttons at the bottom of the panel.
Thanks to Andvarion, ScottK and Osdor for taking me aware about this issue and about its solving from Siloren.
A special big thank to Siloren (software engineer in Standing Stones Games) for working and communicating about the panel code entries which made this fix possible.
- Fixed a minor display issue in vital portraits. The first letter of certain very long name targets was hidden.
- Added : Taller Panel displayed when applying an item (scroll, crystal, xp...) on a legendary Item. Now displays 8 LI instead of 6 by default.
- Added : Compact connection Status icon. Now you can stick it to the left of your screen or to the right of an UI element.
- Added : Taller enemies tracking panel. Now displays 20 names at once instead of 8 by default.
- In quest book panel, a button called "add slots" was not well located, this is now fixed.
-Corrected a minor display issue in the extended loot window.
- Fixed "lv100" display on auction house search tab and player inspect window for french lotro client and probably German clients too.
- Vital bar codes updated for U12.1
- Added simplified contextual quickslot (pop up skills)
- Fixed the opponent portrait issue introduced with Lotro update 12.1
- UPDATED : Auction house -> Moved the "unlock slots" button, to the bottom left of the panel.
- UPDATED : Vital bars -> Player and opponent vital bars no more have the default 1 pixel shift between heath and power bars.
- UPDATED the auction panel to fix many german localization minor issues.
- UPDATED the quest log again to optimize it with all the localizations.
- UPDATED the quest log to fix some French localization issues with the new "buy now" mithril buttons.
- UPDATED again the dressing room : Dragbar more handy and right rotate button better centered.
- UPDATED the dressing room to make the dye panel cleaner.
- UPDATED : Enlarged the crafting panel
- ADDED : Taller Legacy Extraction panel
- ADDED : Extended legendary item dismantling result window
- REMOVED : Deed log "accelerate" buttons removal (outdated)
- REMOVED : Customized Instance finder panel (outdated)
Updated the code which allows to display 20 items instead of 10 in the master loot panel and the need/greed/pass panel.
- Fix for update 9 : No more custom code for the stable master panel.
- Please delete any previous installation of Enhanced and extended panel before installing this one.
- Renamed the skins in the skin choice list from the option panel : EEPanels
- Splitted Extended and enhanced panel into 2 profiles : less store buttons and default store buttons.
- Small update of the player and opponent vital bar codes. (They are used to move the numerical PVP rank icon).
- Master loot list window can now show a maximum of 14 items simultaneously instead of 10 by default.
A last fix to enable LotrOnion support. It's fully working now :)
Please manually delete any previous installation before copy/pasting this one in your plugin folder.
Hotfix : the game was unable to read the new name in v3.4c, this is now fixed ! :o
- First attempt to add LotrOnion support ^^
- LotrOnion is a MMOUI Minion plugin which allows you to update in one click all your previously installed lotro plugins !
- The Zip file internal "path finder" folder structure has been removed to support LotrOnion requirements.
- Installation : Download and install this release as usual. Future updates will be supported through LotrOnion. (manual updates will be of course still supported !).
- Since I changed the installation folder's name, please delete any previous installation folder (called "extended panels xx") to avoid old version still featured ingame in skin choice list.
- The update version number isn't not mentioned any more in the ingame selection menu's skin name.
- Instance finder panel customizations are disabled for full Rise of Rohan expansion beta support.
- Updated the wallet code.
- I Re-organised the virtues positions on the "circle" virtues panel.
The previous arrangement, realized by Artificieren, was outdated since Rise of Isengard expansion was released.
- Modified a bit the the crafting panel's title-bar height position.
- I removed the store buttons and fixed two French localization issues from the Instance Finder panel.
- Removed store button from relic master panel.
- Optimized some codes.
- Some of the most intrusive store buttons within UI panels are now disabled.
- I Forgot, on auction house panel, to copy the line defining its background, this is now fixed.
- Modified a little bit the dress room title bar position.
- Corrected the bottom border of the auction house.
- Introduced a reforged crafting panel. It is intended to fix German and French localization issues.
- Fixed a minor French localization issue on auction house panel.
- Fixed both player and opponent vital bars height, which has been increased with 5th anniversary update.
- Fixed the player/opponent portrait becoming smaller or bigger when entering a new area.
(it occurred only if vital bar scale wasn't set to 1.0)
- Added JRR's extended quest panel.
- Added JRR's numerical PVP rank icons & vitals pvp rank display fix.
- Auction panel reworked to fix german (fix by Wicky71) and french issues, also fixes the bottom border issue.
Update 6 release - Just removed the outdated "extended skirmish
This version 2 can be considered as well as a skin maker starting base as well as a ready-to-use skin dedicated to enhance Lotro's default theme.
- The dressing room has been updated a bit.
Added components :
- Transparent map tracker
- Larger Auction Panel
v2.0.6 by Thrashfinger
- Mail and vendor parts from "Firefern's Crafting, Vendor and Dressing Room
" by Mirarkitty
- VirtuesOrganized by Artificeren.
- Map window
from Eclipse UI, by Eclipse aka Shivega.
- Custom Saruman rings, with a photoshop file to make your own if you want to.
- Virtues Organized
- This Extended barter
version doesn't cut any more the last displayed object, page up and down are moved to the right bottom to avoid trading with a missed click.
- This Extended skirmish
version doesn't cut the last displayed destination.
extended crafting panel with default store buttons
extended crafting panel without store buttons
Taller Legacy Extraction panel, displaying the 7 legs at once
Taller legendary item dismantling result window
Extended loot window (20 items shown simultaneously)
Taller Panel displayed when applying an item (scroll, crystal, xp...) on a legendary Item.
Taller enemies tracking panel : 20 names at once
Compact connection Status icon :
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