Strange UI 2018 - Links to overview and download

First of all…this is not my work…it’s the work of MisterClean.

I just want Strange UI be available in the new forums.

The latest version is updated and works with saga server.

Link to STRANGE UI overview (old forum):

Alternative overview (mostly in German):


Hoping somebody can help me out with a request on this awesome UI. I’ve been stuck using the old Mirage for ages, and want to get rid of it but have just become way to accustom to the mapping of it. The 4x17 large view is just too big for me. Is there anybody who has the smarts who can help me with editing either the minimalist x3 or the 3x17 vertical spaced bottombar.xls? In otherwords help me by remapping the setup this top option in the image I created.

I’ve tried to do this myself, but have been unsuccessful. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

So, are you essentially asking for the Mirage 4x17 bar to be edited to remove the bottom bar and be just 3x17?

yes and no. The icons for the skill slots are a lot larger on that one, and I like the smaller versions such as the basic strange Ui 3x17. but the mapping would be as you said the mirage 4x17 minus the 4th bar.

So you like the Strange UI 3x17, but just want to change the key mappings to mimic Mirage.

Do you change your hotkeys often? Because it sounds like you could just use the Strange UI Bottombar and change your keybinds once. From a gameplay perspective, nothing would be different once you get each character set up with abilities in the visual positions you like.

To be honest I haven’t changed them in ages. I’ve tired to do that very suggestion but ran into two issues. One is no matter what I did the new key bindings would not save after logging off. Server side that is. I’ve tried all the fix steps on that and don’t want to press that matter. Secondly the action bar is on the top vs the bottom. It visually seems to mess with me where I think I need to click a different key as a result of my fingers trained on the positioning.

You know, it is still far easier to just move the abilities around on the bar to match your old positions, they get the settings to save. The location of the Action Bar really is irrelevant. You re-organize the abilities like the directional arrows once per character, and then you don’t care what bar it technically is located on.

As for having tried all the work-arounds to get your settings to save, I’m sorry to say it here, but that is almost certainly user-error for not getting it to work. Regardless, Funcom really should fix that bug so it doesn’t mess people up so much that they want whole UI’s altered instead of changing keybindings.

Maybe I or someone else will take some time to tinker with the UI files and get something along the lines you want, but it would certainly be quicker if you just get the settings to save yourself and go that route.

EDIT: Also your image for keymappings is a bit odd given how you skipped Extension Bar 1 Slot 10.

hmm I didn’t even notice that. Its probably a error on my part.

Anyhow I thank you for you advice, and suggestions. in the end hopefully somebody can help me out. I’ve tried as you said what should be easier, but for me the action bar is completely relevant but I just cant communicate the reasons why clearly. Probably due to my TBI years back maybe I have a hard time adapting once my brain has become accustom to something.

If your settings won’t save try to log out in an instance…wait the 15 seconds and relog…this should work.

This also works in the cities Khemi and Conarch (where you can buy PVP armor) and in Old Tarantia (where you can buy Tier armor).

I just realised that I want something I cant have in this UI; Something I expected back when AoC first started thinking it’d have more features than AO would at the time because FC would be progressing forward…not backward.

Macro buttons.

Not the massively scriptable bot ■■■■ you’re all thinking, but simple /fondlemywilly and /aocshouldcrowdfundsomepatches sort of thing on my hot bar.

So, in the tradition of actual motivated people a la Bombata and MisterClean, can anyone whom peruse these a fora and delve deep in to the xml festiva, contribute anything positive regarding the possibility of hotbarable (not a real word, peasants) ‘thingies that make sexy moves and slap beaches’?

I’m referring to a one click option that’s hotkeyable to enable one to fart on someones face without needing to bring up a seperate window. This is possible in AO. Is it also possible in AoC?


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Read the xml files, learn how to edit them and LOCK them with Windows permissions, and then thank FC for breaking it when they helpfully implemented their ‘cloud’ storage mechanism. Which they should disable with a simple flag in their code because obviously they haven’t updated it to work with Windows Vista and beyond.

Right now.

For some odd reason this UI has stopped showing quests on the mini-map in the expansion isntances about 4 days ago. Re-installing the UI did nothing.

un-check the option to hide quests locations from the map/minimap, or the setting that only shows selected quest.

ooh good grief how did I turn that off lol…

I’m also using Strange UI. Seems to be the most robust and updated UI mod. IKOS 3.6 is barely anywhere to be found, but I did like the old FDS UI it used to be.

Anyone having issues with Global and NPH chat channels? Mine have recently become non-existant.

So I am hoping someone knows about UI’s enough to help me resolve an issue. I am using strange UI with the Naga bottom bars. I needed a little more room so I added a row to the right side. The problem I am running into is even though the keybind for the button is showing on the top row if I press the button it activates what is on the second row.

So it seems there is a config for the shortcuts some where but I cannot find it.

Necro, but using old thread instead of new.

How can I change text color in chat? Since I installed, global chat color is the same as on screen message etc. This means it is a tad confusing to overlook.

Can I change this somehow? If so where?

One of the first options when you install it is exactly that, where I use Mirage colours. I think it lets you choose between four options.

Oh, great, thanks! I’ll reinstall the ui and see if I prefer Mirage colors :slight_smile: