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Control Bar Pro V1 [Competitive Edition by ExiLe]

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# 1-ExiLe` May 16 2021, 20:44 PM
Hereby I share my edited version of the amazing work by FAS & xezon: Control Bar Pro+++++++++++++++

My version is a V1 edit and meant for competitive play. The main features are the transparent windows and super thin bezels for increased visibility.

Further changes are:
  • Removed army logo to further increase visibility.
  • Units selectable underneath the production window.
  • New and bigger alarm light.
  • New close-button for promotions-window (same size & position like original).
  • New and bigger close-button for the observers player-details window.
  • New production-queue/upgrade-grid textures.
  • Edited textures for the DC/info/communicator/quit-menu windows (simplified and more transparent).
  • Updated texture details for promotions-window (mosaic textures from V1.1).
The functionality is exactly the same as the standard V1 release by FAS & xezon, so no minimize button or other features from V1.1 (F9 still works, so whatever you prefer).

!UPDATE/IMPORTANT
  • Gentool 8.5 is required! Without it there will be a black bar at the bottom of the screen.
  • With the newest version the game is launched via the original launcher (generals.exe). When overwriting an old installation, please remove all the files and folders.
  • Hide IP/Mail features are now enabled by removing .bak from the filenames
    340_ControlBarProHideIpZH.big.bak and/or 340_ControlBarProHideMailZH.big.bak
    so they end with .big.
Downloads
https://tinyurl.com/exilecontrolbar1280x720
https://tinyurl.com/exilecontrolbar1600x900
https://tinyurl.com/exilecontrolbar1920x1080
https://tinyurl.com/exilecontrolbar2560x1440
https://tinyurl.com/exilecontrolbar3840x2160

Making your own edits


If you want to make your own edits, download my custom devkit here:
https://tinyurl.com/ExiLeControlBarDevkit

To edit the textures you need Gimp (a free Photoshop-like program):
https://www.gimp.org/

Please check the included ReadMe's before starting out!



Images

USA
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China

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GLA

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Observer

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New versus old

As can be seen below, the ControlBar Pro icon sizes are close to the original design! The icons of the original bar are stretched out on modern widescreens.
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# 2-The^TeKeN^ May 16 2021, 22:25 PM
It would be great if you could add a version with 100% transparency
My resolution: 1024 768
So should I download the second file? What is the resolution of the first file?
Thank you

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# 3Fargo May 16 2021, 22:28 PM
wow, lets try, u guys doing really good job.

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# 4OoE-ExCaL^ May 16 2021, 23:04 PM
exile+++++++

p.s. when is your next lucifer challenge?


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# 5-ExiLe` May 16 2021, 23:56 PM
QUOTE(-The^TeKeN^ @ May 16 2021, 23:25 PM) *

It would be great if you could add a version with 100% transparency
My resolution: 1024 768
So should I download the second file? What is the resolution of the first file?
Thank you


The 720 yea.

First one is 1080 too I think. I don't even know why this version is needed lmao, it's kinda confusing but that's how xezon ships them too.

I actually made it a bit more transparent now. I can make a version with 100% transparency for you, but I think it will look quite silly tbh.

QUOTE(Fargo @ May 16 2021, 23:28 PM) *

wow, lets try, u guys doing really good job.

QUOTE(OoE-ExCaL^ @ May 17 2021, 00:04 AM) *

exile+++++++

p.s. when is your next lucifer challenge?


Ty!

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# 6Percocet May 17 2021, 02:40 AM
Very cool Exile those were some good changes!

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# 7-ExiLe` May 18 2021, 12:51 PM
working on a version with super thin bezels now:

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# 8ku7ari May 18 2021, 14:31 PM
Well done Mr Exile smile.gif

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# 9fastAiR May 18 2021, 14:50 PM
Is this easy to install, last time I tested this I fcked my zh up smile.gif)

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# 10-ExiLe` May 18 2021, 15:48 PM
QUOTE(fastAiR @ May 18 2021, 15:50 PM) *

Is this easy to install, last time I tested this I fcked my zh up smile.gif)


copy paste, you can do it biggrin.gif

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# 11fastAiR May 18 2021, 15:54 PM
QUOTE(-ExiLe` @ May 18 2021, 15:48 PM) *

copy paste, you can do it biggrin.gif

edit, fixed it with some black magic. Thanks looks nice

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# 12-ExiLe` May 24 2021, 19:03 PM
Another small update, fixed some graphical errors.

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# 13-The^TeKeN^ May 25 2021, 12:17 PM
Do you know the difference between launcherControlBarProZHShell and launcherControlBarProZH?

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# 14-DoMiNaToR- May 25 2021, 12:26 PM
Observer mode still seems to have the old style after I copied and overwrote all the files with these ones.

Did observer mode not get the update to look the same with thin bezzels?

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# 15-ExiLe` May 25 2021, 12:36 PM
QUOTE(-DoMiNaToR- @ May 25 2021, 13:26 PM) *

Observer mode still seems to have the old style after I copied and overwrote all the files with these ones.

Did observer mode not get the update to look the same with thin bezzels?


Did get the thin bezels, but not the transparency, because I'd have to redesign the windows as they overlap. Thought it wasn't important enough to do that.

QUOTE(-The^TeKeN^ @ May 25 2021, 13:17 PM) *

Do you know the difference between launcherControlBarProZHShell and launcherControlBarProZH?


The normal launcher doesn't work on some particular windows 10 systems, the shell launcher is basically a backup for those systems.

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# 16-ExiLe` May 25 2021, 14:35 PM
QUOTE(-ExiLe` @ May 25 2021, 13:36 PM) *

Did get the thin bezels, but not the transparency, because I'd have to redesign the windows as they overlap. Thought it wasn't important enough to do that.


Actually redesigned it, but I'm not sure if it looks great or whether it's useful really

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# 17Ommak May 26 2021, 16:20 PM
Great Job,
I am trying to install it on my computer, but I am unable to make it work on the origin version. It keeps redirecting me to the original launcher .
any help is appreciated, thanks.

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# 18-ExiLe` May 26 2021, 19:01 PM
QUOTE(Fake Money @ May 26 2021, 17:20 PM) *

Great Job,
I am trying to install it on my computer, but I am unable to make it work on the origin version. It keeps redirecting me to the original launcher .
any help is appreciated, thanks.


Do you use the new generals.exe in the launcherControlBarProZH folder? And what exactly happens? Some kind of error message?

You might get better help if you post here too:

https://www.gamereplays.org/community/index...;#entry10419685



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# 19Ommak May 28 2021, 12:04 PM
QUOTE(-ExiLe` @ May 26 2021, 19:01 PM) *

Do you use the new generals.exe in the launcherControlBarProZH folder? And what exactly happens? Some kind of error message?

You might get better help if you post here too:

https://www.gamereplays.org/community/index...;#entry10419685


Yeah, I am using the exe iside the controlbarprozh folder.
I tried the other folder as well, but it just opens the game like normal popping up the window that lets you choose between zh and normal.
I doesn't give an error.

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# 20-ExiLe` May 28 2021, 12:53 PM
QUOTE(Fake Money @ May 28 2021, 13:04 PM) *

Yeah, I am using the exe iside the controlbarprozh folder.
I tried the other folder as well, but it just opens the game like normal popping up the window that lets you choose between zh and normal.
I doesn't give an error.


Ahhhh this happened to a friend of mine aswell, we ended up installing a completely different version. There should be a fix I think, probably gotta replace that original launcher, but we hadn't tried that as we had more issues with origin. Origin sucks lol.

Maybe try the OriginFix.zip ?

https://www.gentool.net/download/

I think this replaces the "double launcher" in the top folder, not ZH folder itself.

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