Themed Loading Screens for Dark UI by khalim19
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Added: 03/05/2008 - 06:20PM
Updated: 06/12/2013 - 11:03AM

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Last updated at 11:03, 6 Dec 2013 Uploaded at 18:20, 3 May 2008

Based on Trollf's Themed Loading Screens, this entry contains DarkUI themed loading screens, separated into three mods:
  • vanilla loading screen replacer,
  • Shivering Isles (SI) loading screen replacer,
  • additional pack of new loading screens, dubbed "AddOn".

All of the DarkUI loading screens are converted from Trollf's loading screens, giving every loading screen a DarkUI look and feel.
Obviously it's assumed you have Dark UI or DarkUI'd DarN or other DarkUI-like user interface installed to make these loading screens and DarkUI-specific textures blend together seamlessly.

Version 2.0 and above overhaul the overall look of the loading screens, giving them proper DarkUI-style frames, removing the "parchment effect" seen in Trollf's loading screens and applying a different overlay with different coloring, which, I think, blends in better with the background and the new frames.

There are two sets of packages to choose from - "standard" and "alternate".

The standard packages are the default packages.
The alternate packages contain loading screen textures with extra overlay applied on the background and with highlighted text area (the area where the loading screen description appears), giving the loading screens a more unique appeal. The textures from the standard packages don't have these extra "decorations".

For each mod, pick either the standard or the alternate package (not both, since, obviously, they overwrite each other). Both contain all the necessary resources (.esp files, menus and textures).

Note about DarkUI'd DarN
If you intend to use DarkUI'd DarN, install it with appropriate loading_menu.xml file. If you installed these mods after DarkUI'd DarN, download the compatibility patch listed in the downloads. You can also simply reinstall DarkUI'd DarN with the correct loading_menu.xml, though using the compatibility patch avoids the large overhead of the reinstallation.

Russian translation by Chelsun
Italian translation (vanilla replacer only) by Mr Sandman (for Trollf's original loading screens, but the translated .esp files can be used in this mod as well)
French Translation (vanilla replacer only) by Pascal1 (for version 2.x, use only the translated .esp files with my 2.x textures)

Original Trollf's loading screens (for vanilla UI)
Loading Screens Themed Replacer
Loading Screens Themed Replacer SI
Loading Screens Themed AddOn

Custom themed loading screens
If you want to create your own DarkUI themed loading screens, you may want to download and use my Themed Loading Screens - DevKit resource.