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Old 01-05-2018, 04:58 AM
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Smile Custom loading screen

From threads here and here, I've tried to make some custom loading backgrounds. But I figured out the game just allow one background at a time.
I made some beautiful backgrounds here, but I don't own any of these pictures.

Add a new loading screen from the upcoming expansion wallpaper "Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods."

Update: for multiple loading screens, try Grim Internals tool and follow the instruction(thanks to GlockenGerda for his built-in function)


Source: http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68923



Soure: http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48119



Soure:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/RYk9m



Soure: http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66570


Link for custom loading backgrounds:
Mountainvalleytown
Necropolis Gate
Winter Teaser 2017
-> Grim Dawn: Forgotten Gods <-


Note:
1. copy "ui/loading" file into "C:\Users\User_name\Documents\My Games\Grim Dawn\Settings".
2. or make a new settings file in [GrimDawn Installation Directory] and copy "ui/loading" to the created file.
3. If you want to turn back the original one, just remove the "ui/loading" file.

Make it yourself guide:
Prerequisites:
- an image file with 1920x1080p resolution (with any extension - convert later)
- a tool to convert ".jpg" or whatever file to ".tga" file (needed to make compatible with asset manager)
Suggestion: paint.net (free version)https://www.getpaint.net/download.html
- "Asset Manager" tool (can find in the grim dawn installation directory)
- "Texviewer" tool (can find in the grim dawn installation directory)

1. Convert the image to ".tga" extension file (some convert tools may not have extension compatible with the asset manager). If using paint.net, just open the image file with the software and then save as ".tga" file to convert it.

2. Make a new mod file by using asset manager. Open asset manager -> work offline -> Mod -> new -> enter a name -> ok.
The new mod file will be saved in the "mods" folder (in the installation directory).
i.e E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Grim Dawn\mods\YourNewModName

3. The new mod file will contain three default subfolders: assets, database, and source. Copy the converted ".tga" file to the subfolder "source".

4. Open asset manager -> Mod -> Select -> YourNewModName
Choose "Sources" tabs in the lower pane -> double click "YourNewModName/source." You will see your copied ".tga" file in the right pane. Then right click the ".tga" file and choose "Auto-create Asset". A new ".tex" file will be created in the subfolder "assets", but we've not done yet.

5. In asset manager, click Build or F7 to build the new mod (may get an error message at this step, but it doesn't matter, just close the asset manager program). Another ".tex" file will be created in "resources" subfolder of the mod file(this subfolder is created automatically after we build the mod). We will use the ".tex" file in "resources" folder for our loading screen, not the one in "assets" folder. To confirm the ".tex" file will work, open it with Texviewer tool.

6. Create a new folder "ui/loading" (ui and its subfolder loading).
Copy our ".tex" file to this folder and change its name to "loadingbackground01.tex". Put "ui/loading" folder into "C:\Users\User_name\Documents\My Games\Grim Dawn\Settings".

Enjoy!

Last edited by Darius; 06-23-2018 at 01:48 AM. Reason: new Forgotten Gods screen and a guide
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Old 01-08-2018, 09:47 AM
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Impressive work

Would be helpful to people who don't like the new loading screen
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:01 AM
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Only the doctor would help to people who don't like the new loading screen
Still very cool work.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:41 AM
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Added new screen from the teaser of upcoming expansion Forgotten Gods and a guide.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:47 AM
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Thank you so much for posting this guide! Really enjoying my new loading screen now
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:19 PM
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The 2nd one is Cool!

Thanks so much
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