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A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« on: August 14, 2022, 09:57:32 AM »
Polaris Theme is a configurable light-colored theme for Aurora. 

Steps to install:

  • Install AuroraPatch
  • Extract the ThemeCreator zip into your Patches folder so it becomes (your Aurora folder)/Patches/ThemeCreator/ThemeCreator.dll
  • Grab the latest zip file of Polaris Theme from the releases page
  • Extract PolarisTheme.zip into your Patches folder, so it becomes (your Aurora folder)/Patches/PolarisTheme/PolarisTheme.dll
  • Run AuroraPatch.exe from your Aurora Folder, then click Start Aurora. You'll need to do this every time you run Aurora.

This is an open source project licensed under MIT with code available on GitHub.

Huge thanks to @simast for Solaris Theme.  I used their project as a starting point and a learning tool.  Thanks to the authors of AuroraPatch and ThemeCreator as well.








The download link again: Polaris Theme


(edit 1: updated ThemeCreator link)
« Last Edit: August 17, 2022, 08:55:06 AM by Kyle »
 
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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2022, 01:24:13 PM »
Fantastic, thank you for making and sharing. Love the ability to have windows backing and map backing be different - I was trying and failing to make that myself!
 

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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2022, 02:58:59 PM »
With a settings window, wow. Man, thanx a lot!
 
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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2022, 03:43:21 PM »
Oh man I was looking for this, nice!
 

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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2022, 05:38:17 AM »
Is it possible to get a pre-built version of the ThemeCreator? My VisualStudio is still the 2019 version, and I currently don't have the time to go through updates and procedure fitness exercise.
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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2022, 06:48:55 AM »
Is it possible to get a pre-built version of the ThemeCreator? My VisualStudio is still the 2019 version, and I currently don't have the time to go through updates and procedure fitness exercise.
You can take the ThemeCreator folder from this theme:
http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?topic=12568.0

Also, it's nice to see more themes being created.
 
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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2022, 11:39:18 PM »
Is it possible to get a pre-built version of the ThemeCreator? My VisualStudio is still the 2019 version, and I currently don't have the time to go through updates and procedure fitness exercise.
You can take the ThemeCreator folder from this theme:
http://aurora2.pentarch.org/index.php?topic=12568.0

Also, it's nice to see more themes being created.

Oops! I didn't realize ThemeCreator didn't come pre-built.  I have updated the link in the original post to provide a direct download for ThemeCreator.zip.
 

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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2022, 08:53:24 AM »
Updated to v1.1

- added: red text to the list of colors that can be configured
- changed: the default color for active time buttons to a lighter color
- fixed: yellow movement trails on the map were being changed to text color
- fixed: time buttons were reverting to the original dark blue colors while auto-turns were running
 
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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2022, 02:32:43 PM »
The only problem I have with this is that the boxes under the windows are always light grey and makes impossible to use any text color beside black.

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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2022, 11:33:42 PM »
The only problem I have with this is that the boxes under the windows are always light grey and makes impossible to use any text color beside black.

I released v1.2 to address this issue

- added: setting to disable the mod's default behavior of colorless buttons
- added: setting to configure button colors separately from the main UI color


 
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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2022, 01:45:03 AM »
Love this!
wondering if maybe you could have

1) A checkbox to use the custom icons used in the Solaris Theme?
2) Maybe have a few more presets and/or ability to save and reset to other presets? this is maybe complicated and not really needed but would be cool to have a light/dark version for example :P

thank you for your amazing work!
 

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Re: A light-colored theme with a vanilla Windows look 'n feel
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2022, 08:43:34 AM »
Catastrophe! New light-blue colour for CMCs disrupted the scheme. Aaaaaa!  :'(