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WTF Lyrium Dust by theskymoves
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Added: 07/07/2017 - 08:22PM
Updated: 07/07/2017 - 08:59PM

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Last updated at 20:59, 7 Jul 2017 Uploaded at 20:22, 7 Jul 2017

WTF, Lyrium Dust?
Version: 1.0

File under: Scraping the bottom of the nit-pick barrel

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Requirements:
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Dragon Age: Origins, and an inclination toward hyper-pedantry.

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Description, Details, and TMI:
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Why is the inventory icon for Lyrium Dust pink-ish brown? WHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYY?????

This is a kludgy hack that recolours the icon a to a blue similar to the potions crafted from the reagent.

As the game defied my efforts to make a simple override replacement for the original icon - it worked in the toolset but not in-game and I'll be arsed if I know why! - I was, in the end, only able to effect the change by giving the image a unique name and then replacing the UTI for Lyrium Dust with one that calls the new, unique icon. (Like I said, kludgy...)

An optional replacement icon for The Winter Forge is also included (phaetwf_ico_lyriumdust.dds).

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Installation and not:
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Copy the tsm_dwarfdust folder to the game's override location. (Usually Documents\BioWare\Dragon Age\packages\core\override.)

Should work in an existing game, and there should be no deleterious effect if the files are removed; the game will revert to the vanilla icons.

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Known Issues amd the unknown:
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None, but will conflict any other mod editing the following files:

gen_im_cft_reg_lyriumdust.uti
phaetwf_ico_lyriumdust.dds

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Notes:
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I am fully cognizant that there may be intent on Bioware's part regarding the disconnect in the hue differences of lyrium in nature, lyrium processed into a potable liquid, and refined lyrium dust, especially inĀ  light of what is seen in DA2 (red lyrium deposits, blue pots). Absent any explanation of how/why the material colour-shifts, I'm happier with it all blue in DA:O. YMMV.

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History:
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3/27/2016 - Version 1.0

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Contact:
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