Z2 is a small side project of mine that I just sat down and started coding the other day. I started with creating a new compass bar and then just
went from there, making things up as I progressed along the orange line. The result is what you see in the screenshots below.
No external assets were used in the development of this HUD with the exception of the compass bar of course which sparked this whole thing.
The compass bar is hosted online(imgur) and that makes this modlet server friendly in the terms that it requires no client downloads unless one
opts to use the optional 10 slot tool belt and target health bar patches which will require the clients to download and install DMT modlets.
I've not spent a whole lot of time on this modlet yet, and as such I am sure there are both bugs and hopefully minor issues I haven't caught
before releasing it. Please make me aware of those with a post in this thread. I prefer not to be sent PM's in this regard.
Worktime: 3-4h (initial sketchup)
Worktime: 6-7h (fine tuning, touchups, changes)
This modlet is coded to be a HUD killer. This means that it can be dropped into an overhaul mod and it will likely kill the overhauls HUD and
replace it with Z2. Some adaptation might be needed depending on overhaul features and original HUD complexity.
Z2 is currently not scale friendly, due to this it attempts to lock the scale at vanilla values. This might cause issues if added to other mods or
modlets that rely on changing the scale to display correctly. This will be rectified in an upcoming version.
It's color scheme is also highly customizable through the styles.xml file. So if orange is not your thing, change it there by setting a new R,G,B
color code in the correct style entry. This will be further diversified in an upcoming version.
Z2 - Showing the HUD and the radial menu.
Z2 - Showing the vehicle health and fuel bars.
Z2 comes with some optional features that can be used. The reason I made these optional is because they require a higher level of experience
when it comes to modding, they require the use of third party tools, they render the client EAC unfriendly and they require clients to download
and install the modlets locally.
The first optional feature that is available at release is the target health bar which, when installed correctly, enables the target health bar in the
games engine and adds some other tweaks by SphereII to further enhance and touch up the bars a little. (DMT patch provided by SphereII)
Z2THB - Showing the target health bar. (Requires client install and DMT patching.)
The second optional feature that is available at release is a patch to tweak Z2 to fit if you have a 10 slot tool belt modlet or overhaul installed.
Please do note that Z2 itself does not currently come with a 10 slot tool belt DMT patch.
Z2TB10 - Showing a 10 slot tool belt. (Requires client install and DMT patching. Also requires a 10 slot tool belt DMT mod/modlet.)
To download click on the images below. They pull directly from my github repo. Optionally you can download and install these modlets through
SphereII's Mod Launcher (recommended). Install like any other modlet by dropping it into your 7 Days to Die installation folder and making sure
that the hierarchy is as follows; "Mods\modname\ModInfo.xml". And as always, do the smart thing and backup saves first. Use at your own risk.
This is an initial release and is to be considered a test version. Please post here with any issues that may present themselves.
Updates and changes will happen when I get around to it. I will try and touch up this main post with some more fancy graphics and stuff soon
Hope you like it!