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J.R.R
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- A tribute to Middle Earth -




Latest Update(s) :

Version 5.21.2 - October 28 2017
This update re-enables the toolbar's slots banks switching buttons(sword, shield and horse icons) on custom toolbar.

Version 5.21 - October 21 2017
Lotro update 21.2 introduced 2 new filter buttons on the quest log panel.
This JRR skins pack update consists only in a hotfix and a re-balancing of this panel to relocate the new buttons at the bottom of the panel.
A special big thank to Siloren (software engineer in Standing Stones Games) for working and communicating about the panel code entries which made this fix possible.
Of course thanks too to Andvarion, ScottK and Osdor for informing about this issue and about the solution offered by Siloren.


Full version history logged HERE





Short introduction :


"One skin to gather them all, One skin to fix them,
One skin to update them all, and in LotRO enjoy them."



JRR (like Tolkien) stands for "Jack's RedPin Revisited".

JRR is, first of all, a complete theme designed for today's high resolution screens.

It also offers you to enjoy a collection of legacy/tribute themes, updated and revisited !

There are currently 25 themes and sub-themes included in the main download ! And you can download three add-ons !


- The theme JRR A is a minimal dark glass theme, inspired and built with many Brygard's B.G.M elements.
- The theme JRR B offers a bit more transparency on the auto-attack button, the system buttons located at the left and the right of the toolbar are turned invisible.
- The theme JRR C has a minimalistic main bar. Auto-attack button is a bit more translucent. XP bar is turned invisible. All system buttons are set invisible, except when passing the mouse over them.



Last but not least, the JRR skin collection is entirely modular :
Every skin folder is considered as an addon and is independent from the other ones. This means each main skin folder can be deleted from the pack or modified without affecting the other skins.
Every skin folder interacts with no other folder than "JRR CORE" folder. This folder contains the common files for all the JRR skins (this is the only folder which must not be deleted to get the skins working).
This makes easy for anyone to freely publish a new skin, a patched or customized edition of a skin, ready to plug in JRR, in addition or as replacement of existing skin(s).

This also means, as a simple user, you can reduce the number of skins embedded in the pack in just a few seconds, by simply deleting any skin folder you don't want to be featured any more !
For this, open the JRR main folder, it is located there : "...Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\ui\skins\JRR Skins collection\"
Inside this "JRR Skins collection" folder, delete any folder corresponding to the skins you want to remove from the pack, and you're done, that's as simple as it
Notice : Just don't remove the folder named "JRR CORE".







Story of this project :


When I looked at lotrointerface.com for the first time, unfortunately it was after the f2p update.
Turbine had not released any skinning pack resource since years then almost all of the themes I wanted to test were partially damaged by LOTRO changes introduced updates after updates, and the authors seemed having discontinued their development for the reasons above

The "Jack's RedPinUI" v1.0 seemed to be the only one which had the base UI I was looking for, and which had not suffered a lot of damages, so in march 2011, I started using it and to customize it, step by step.

The purpose of this project was, in the first time, only to adapt the original work to the design I was looking for :

Some convenient customizations, as extended panels, designed for high resolution screens.
The basic interface features, as bags, vital bars and minimap have a minimalist design in order to preserve a clear view.

In a second time, one or two month later, I still had in mind the numerous bugged or outdated great themes I downloaded when I browsed LotroInterface. I wanted to be able to run them in game as well as if they were updated yesterday !
That's how came the idea to display their toolbar as tribute add-on within the JRR common interface, and this was precisely the purpose of the first release of JRR published in July 2011.

In a third time, on JRR v2, since I was more familiar with skin coding, I decided to deliver full versions of some skins, freely adapted for a JRR edition.
This means if you like a JRR theme, you could prefer (or not) its original release. It's only a matter of taste.







Requirements :


A minimal resolution of 1024 pixels width and 768 pixels height is required, 1440X900 or higher is highly recommended.

If you are below 1024 pixels width and/or 768 pixels height, you can still enjoy the JRR SmallBar add-on by selecting its "_JRR Small_No-Ext" special profile. On it, every panels has Lotro's default size.


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If you're not familiar with themes installation :


- Download and unpack the .ZIP file on your desktop (with Windows, 7-zip (freeware) or Winrar ) then copy the folder named "JRR Skins collection" in "(My) Documents" --> "The Lord of the Rings Online" --> "UI" --> "skins"
If UI and/or skins folders don't exist, create it.
Usually the path is C:\User(s)\*your account name*\documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\UI\skins\ (It is the same folder that contains your LOTRO screenshots.)

When done, if you have also installed JRR addons, the folders location and their organization should be :

Inside the JRR folder, it should look like this :

- If your LOTRO client is running, close it and restart it.

- Open LOTRO option panel, then select "ui settings", miscellaneous section, and look at the first line, user current skin ("user's interface appearance" in French).
Use the select menu to choose one of the themes. (As shown on the picture below)


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After you selected a JRR theme, you have to logout (switch to the character selection menu) to apply the new correct parameters. After that you can go back into the game and enjoy all JRR features.
Except " Monsters Lair *short* " and "Delving Hills *Short* ", which both have custom toolbar settings", all the themes featured in the main download share the same panels settings. This means once your character has applied these settings a first time (by logout then login back), you can freely switch between the main download themes and fully enjoy it without having to to perform another logout / login back. (except for the 2 skins mentioned above).







Panels enhancements included in each JRR skin :


- A taller dressing room
- A taller barter panel
- A taller quest log
- A taller auction Panel
- A taller mail panel
- A taller vendor panel
- A taller crafting panel, with localization fixes
- A taller legacy extraction panel
- A taller legendary item dismantling result window
- A taller master loot window (20 items max instead of 10)
- A taller panel displayed when applying an item (scroll, crystal, xp...) on a legendary Item. Displays 8 LI instead of 6 by default.
- A taller enemies tracking panel. Displays 20 names at once instead of 8 by default.
- A more compact connection Status icon.
- Numerical PVP rank icons
- A (smaller) windowed map, actually displayed at its real size (no more zooming blur)
- Custom Saruman rings
- Less annoying store buttons within various panels

. . . Store buttons removed :
  • Character panel : Equipment tab (enhance) & Appearance tab (buy outfits) buttons
  • "circle" virtues panel : The "buy virtue +1" overlay icon is set invisible but still functional.
  • Destiny barter
  • Extended Crafting Panel : buy recipes / buy mats / accelerate buttons
  • Relic Master panel









FAQ and Known issues :


- I just installed JRR and selected one of the skins on my character, some panels are displayed in a strange manner, like upside down.
Logout then login back, this is a necessary step to apply the new custom panel settings.
Once you did it, and since you stay on JRR universal toolbar skins, you will be able to switch from a skin to another one without having to logout again.
All the skins included in the main JRR pack are universal toolbar skins, except Delving Hills short and Monsters Lair short.

- I installed a JRR addon and selected it on my character, but some panels backgrounds or other elements are replaced by a light grey frame
If only a few elements are greyed (meaning file not found at the indicated location), this can be a error from my side. Don't hesitate to report me this kind of issues.
If a big amount of grey frames occurs, first ensure you installed the pack of skins at the right location on your hard drive, then ensure you installed the optional addon folders side by side with the "JRR Skins collection" folder.
"JRR skins collection" folder must not be renamed and must be directly placed at the right place, not inside another custom/unpacking folder, if not, optional addons won't work and show only grey frames.
Optional addons folders must be located outside JRR skins collection folder, and placed just beside it.

- How do I uninstall a skin from my computer ?
Simply delete the skin folder you had previously copied onto your from your hard drive (I mean in ...Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\ui\skins\ folder), that's all.

- The map is no more fullscreen !
This is not a bug, this is a skinning choice, it is really convenient in some situations, and on multi screen systems.
In fact this displays the map in this actual size, without the zooming blur.
Advanced users can revert it by deleting the "Map Window" section in the skindefintion.mxl file of every skin they wanna fix, and repeat this operation after every JRR update.

- On delving Hills short / Monsters Lair short / BGM Opaque Short, my toolbar is not centered or its buttons cannot be clicked.
These particular profiles require the user to edit the corresponding skindefinition.xml file to position the toolbar depending its game resolution.
All required informations about how to proceed are logged into their skindefinition.xml file. Open it with any text editor, like Wordpad or Notepad.
I you play in window mode or switch between window mode and fullscreen mode, you can bypass the "Y" issue by simply setting the toolbar scale to a value different than 1.00 ( in lotro option panel -> UI settings tab) (0.99 or 1.01 is ok).
On windows 7, you can switch to the windows desktop without pressing Alt+Enter to switch into windowed mode. For this, press ctrl+alt+F12 then "task manager".

- My character doesn't show in the dressroom !
JRR skins collection doesn't supports resolutions with a height below 768 pixels.
If you run Lotro with a resolution height equal to 768, you have to play in fullscreen mode to get the dressroom correctly displaying the character.
Higher resolutions allow to play indifferently in fullscreen or windowed modes.

- The auction house panel is too big !
Your screen is too small ! ^^
If you run Lotro with a resolution height equal to 768, you have to play in fullscreen mode to get the auction house panel entirely displayed and usable.
Higher resolutions allow to play indifferently in fullscreen or windowed modes.








Skin by skin credits :


- "AuC" original contents come from "AuC Theme - Blue (SoM)" by Gaylen. Many additional panel backgrounds grabbed on Google Images.
- "B.G.M" 4 skins are based on "Black Glass Mix" by Brygard.
- "Delving Hills" both profiles are a JRR revisited edition of "Delving Hills" by Wicked Mouse. The loading screen comes from Elven Adventuress UI by Silverangel. Auction house background by John Howe.
- "Durin's Folk *short* and *Large*" original contents come from "LM Durin's Folk Revisited", originally created by LedMirage then revisited/updated by Daimon.
- "Eorlingas" both profiles original contents come from "Eorlingas", by Ledmirage and from Eorlingas Revisited Again revisited by ElfHeart.
Character panel background by Ruiz Burgos. The anniversary portraits 1 to 9 are based on vital bars from Riders of the Riddermark by Supermax.
- "Fifty Shades of Grey Wizard" is a raised-to-life edition of "Greyskin UI", created by Maximoz in 2007
- "Greenleaves" mainbar and minimap come from "Greenleaves" by Chevrefeuille, panel borders and parchment titlebars come from Kaylan's Scroll Action Bar by Kaylan.
- "JappMe *short* and *Large*" original contents come from "JappMe MoM Ivy" 2.0.2 and JappMe Isengard, both by JappMe.
- "Monsters Lair" is a JRR exclusivity, by Adra. It delivers a full "monster play" looking theme. The short toolbar design is based on Small Monster Play Toolbar, by AP Erebus.
- "Spirit of Elfwood" original contents come from "Spirit of Elfwood Reborn" by Kuvasie, Ryshia & Elfheart.
- "The White Hand *large*" original contents come from "The White Hand", by Kaylan.
- "The White Hand *short*" is a JRR exclusive edition of "The White Hand".


Global credits :


- JRR was Built from Jack's RedPin-UI 1.0 by Jack of Windfola as starting base !
- Many panels elements are from Brygard's B.G.M, some other pictures and codes come from Eclipse UI, Azure Glass, JappMe.
- I used some wallpapers and artworks from LOTRO, "lord of the rings" the movie and of the game "the battle for the middle earth II".
- "Larger Auction Panel" by Thrashfinger, modified by Wicky71 and by Adra.
- Extended quest panel, by Adra.
- Numerical PVP rank icons & vitals pvp rank display fix, by Adra.
- Dressing room by Brygard, modified a first time by Jack then by Adra.
- Custom Saruman rings, by Adra.
- "Transparent Map Tracker" by Hazado.
- Mail and vendor parts from "Firefern's Crafting, Vendor and Dressing Room" by Mirarkitty.
- Extended Barter by The Old One, modified by Adra.
- "Ultra Mini-packs!" by rushl.
- Attunement bar (Rune keeper) from "ZerCleanUI" theme, by Zerstor.
- Gambit backgrounds by Halvr
- "Warden Gloss" by Zamos.
- Virtues Re-organized by Adra.
- Map window from Eclipse UI, by Eclipse aka Shivega.
- Extended Crafting Panel with localization fixes, by Adra.
- Taller Legacy Extraction panel from UiBuilder by The Old One, modified by Adra in order to display the 7th legacy.
- Expanded master loot window (20 items max instead of 10), by Eric Led, updated by Adra.
- Extended legendary item dismantling result window, by Adra.
- Some store buttons removal codes are from Elwe's no store button, some others by Adra.







Main download screenshots : (OUTDATED)




JRR *A*




JRR *C*




JRR - AuC




JRR - B.G.M *Opaque*




JRR - B.G.M *Opaque Short*




JRR - Delving Hills *Large*




JRR - Delving Hills *Short*




JRR - Durin's Folk *Large*




JRR - Durin's Folk *Short*




JRR - Eorlingas *Large*




JRR - Eorlingas *Short*




JRR - Greenleaves




JRR - JappMe *Large*




JRR - JappMe *Short*




JRR - Monsters Lair *Large*
Monsters Lair can be used as well by heroes or by creeps (it fixes all the default monster play UI crappy blue elements)




JRR - Monsters Lair *Short*




JRR - Spirit of Eflwood




JRR - The White Hand *Large*




JRR - The White Hand *Short*





Separate Addons : (click the pictures to access their own download page)Other skin I maintain :





You can receive an email notification on each update of JRR Skins Collection.
For this, simply register on lotrointerface.com (it's free),
then click on the "add to my favorites" button on this page
(near the top right of the page, under the download button).
You can turn this option ON and OFF here (first option)
Archive List (Old Versions)
File Name
Version
Size
Author
Date
5.21
58.23 MB
Adra
10-21-2017 04:08 AM
5.17
58.23 MB
Adra
12-23-2015 10:18 AM
4.17
52.25 MB
Adra
12-01-2015 10:28 AM
4.16
52.14 MB
Adra
08-12-2015 10:29 AM
4.15
52.10 MB
Adra
02-16-2015 10:55 PM
4.14b (U14)
51.17 MB
Adra
11-10-2014 12:05 AM
4.14 (U13)
51.24 MB
Adra
08-09-2014 09:52 AM
4.13 (U13)
52.51 MB
Adra
05-01-2014 12:26 AM
4.12 (U12)
52.47 MB
Adra
02-01-2014 01:37 PM
4.11b (U12)
51.35 MB
Adra
12-16-2013 11:40 PM
4.11 (U11)
51.31 MB
Adra
10-13-2013 11:50 AM
4.6b (U10)
46.60 MB
Adra
08-23-2013 04:48 AM
4.4 (U9)
45.36 MB
Adra
08-23-2013 04:40 AM
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Very good skin... Thank you
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Excellent skins.

Could you add a hint to the description/docs that you have to restart LOTRO for the UI to work flawlessly? As a first time skin user I was baffled why the auction house did not show prices at first after installing the skin ;-)
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hi and thx,

yes you're right.

--> hint added

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Love it! Thanks! My new skin!
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This is simply fantastic! Would it be possible to release a version with the 'smallbar' toolbar used in the UI Builder utility found here: http://www.lotrointerface.com/downlo...UiBuilder.html?

I looked, but couldn't figure out how to edit the skin definition file myself, and I really prefer this toolbar for screen real estate purposes.

Excellent work on this, though! This may just become my skin of choice!
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Re: JRR SmallBar Addons

Hi and thx for the kind feedback ^^

"Would it be possible to release a version with the 'smallbar' toolbar used in the UI Builder utility found here: http://www.lotrointerface.com/downlo...UiBuilder.html?"

I didn't knew UIBuilder (or any builder in fact, I just used wordpad ) but this seem to be a good tool too
SmallBar works very differently than JRR uses to. The JRR used only universal mainbar... till now ^^
Check the smallbar RC3 addon, I don't know this bar enough to track any hidden bug. SmallBar's rune keeper attunement code is outdated and don't works. I let JRR's default one instead.
I'm really not familiar with custom bars, but I guess this should work ^^.
In any case, don't hesitate to report the way it runs

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Works great, Adra! Thanks so much! Loving it!!
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You're welcome
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Hey, great skins, just experiencing 1 problem, sometimes when i ctrl + mouseclick, to check outfit, it bugs. anyone know what i could do to fix it?
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Hi,

in principle, you should experience issues with custom panels only if you just changed the skin (from one using different settings) and didn't applied the new panels settings by executing a simple logout and login back.

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Unread 07-30-2011, 01:33 PM  
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Smile A little bug.

Hello,

just want to say I absolutely love this compilation and use it on all my characters.

There is a little problem, tho. I use the Smallbar_1680 settings, and many of the icons is bugged (as in they show as 4xmini-icons instead of one normal one).
Any way to fix this?

Cheers!

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Re: A little bug.

Hi,

if it occurs in SmallBar's start menu, this is normal. The start menu simply displays the same icons used in the toolbar, so as they are 1/4 normal size they are automatically displayed 4 times to fill the area.

I don't know any way to fix it at the present day, maybe Isengard update will introduce a new way to manage skins. Let see 27th september

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Re: Re: Bug.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/3922/bugqe.png

There you can see what I mean. some icons are normal,
others are wierd :-)

Is there anything I have done wrong, or can do that fix those?

Cheers,
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bug.

You didn't done anything wrong, and you can see the same situation in the fulscreen overview screenshot I posted on smallbar page.

But from what I saw on other skins, there is nothing to fix it at this point.

SmallBar is far from normal use, and Lotro client is not designed to deal with it.

Startmenu displays 4 times the undersized icons to basically fill the standard area.

It can be only 3 icons displayed "correctly" in the start menu because those 3 icons cannot be displayed correctly in the toolbar !

and this is simply due to the fact Turbine hasn't published the codes to manage it

Lotro store, "war" and "wallet" are till now "untammed" icons. --> The ball is in Turbine's hands concerning this issue.

Many and many people asked them to update the skin codes since many years and they just didnt took it in consideration till now.

But, I heard they will release an update with Isengard.

So, let's be patient ... and cross fingers

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Unread 07-31-2011, 06:01 AM  
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To many "Re:`s".

Aha, I understand.
Then I will pour myself a cup of good old Patience, and wait :-)

It`s a brilliant combination of skins etc, so I like it alot.

Cheers for the explaining!

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