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Unread 04-26-2008, 11:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Cleitanious
When using the original skin, the game still has to load the images and xml.
I am a skinner and modder for a few games other than DDO and LOTRO.

Just throwing this out there on every game I have ever skinned.
Felgrath, is correct it does have to load the xml's and the alternative art work. 9/10 the artwork is much higher quality than the default art. Or opaque which taxes the system much more than anything because it has to "Re-render" as it were everything that is behind those window's and bars that have that transparent overlay.

On a low end system such as my laptop I run about 30-40 fps on VG:SOH which I admit isn't the best but with a clean simple black ui I run 75-80 so just simple changes to a ui will do much more than just fast load times it will help improve overall game performance on most "low end" machines.

But that's just my 2 cents. From personal experience.
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