View Full Version : GRAPHIC: Stone Interface Background 0.5e

Jan 06, 2002, 01:42 PM
Well I made a nice white marbly stone texture and played with it. I think it looks more epic and more fun. And the game was all too yellow anyway.

I haven't replaced everything. Partially because I liked some things, and partially because I had no time.

I hope you think it's nice, and I appriciate feedback or assistance.

The yellow stone with green specks that Civ 3 uses isn't all that great or impressive, and I was quite annoyed with it.

The 1pixel black line border was ugly.

Plus, I absolutely DESPISE the "cardboard texture" which is the texture for the "elevated" things in the interface. Think about the cardboard on the sides of all advisors.

I plan to make the negociations table a wooden table with papyrus paper.

I plan to change the civilopedia into something better looking, like a book.

Basically, I was lazy since civilopedia has dozens of different graphic files and it's a b!tch to edit them all.

I am also aware of the exit button bug which changes lighting on mouse over.

Get it
The patch itself is compressed in RAR and is 5.7 MB.

It contains only the files one should change, devided already into sub directories.

I'd advise you to back up your ART folder and extract the RAR file into it.

The file can be reached at

I really want feedback

Jan 06, 2002, 01:44 PM
Screenshot 1

Jan 06, 2002, 01:46 PM
Screenshot 2

Jan 06, 2002, 02:13 PM
looks rad

Jan 06, 2002, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Exsanguination
looks rad
I seriously have no idea what that means :confused: :o

Jan 06, 2002, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by Sirotnikov

I seriously have no idea what that means :confused: :o

Don't worry. It's a good thing ;)

Dark Ryder
Jan 06, 2002, 07:59 PM
Looks cool, but what's with the blurs? :confused:

Jan 07, 2002, 11:06 AM
Thanks :)

The blurs are for two reasons:

1) Make sure your eyes are focused on the texture
2) Make the JPEG size smaller (since I saved it in 94%)

Jan 07, 2002, 01:57 PM
The mod looks good. I’m going to try it.

Sirotnikov—“rad” is short for “radical;” in Exsanguination’s context, “rad” meant “extremely good.”

Jan 07, 2002, 04:28 PM
I know it means radical, but i'm not that familiar with hip-talk to know that it always means it's good.

Also, mods, this modpack is far from finished.

Well, not that far... but I called it 0.5e for a reason ;) :D :love:

Jan 07, 2002, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by Sirotnikov

I seriously have no idea what that means :confused: :o

sorry, but that cracked me up... yea its a good thing... when will all the 'proposed' stuff be finished?

James the Wise
Jan 07, 2002, 06:36 PM
Sirotnikov are you from England ?? (I am :crazyeyes)

Anyway i really like the look of this mod and will be trying the final version (maybe even this one since u want feedback) but it looks class, and so much better than the Firaxis cheap crap.

Jan 07, 2002, 07:35 PM
I think he's a Russian commie spy...

Mack the Knife
Jan 07, 2002, 08:00 PM
ok, forgive this old winzip guy...if i don't have WinRAR i'm out of luck expanding this type of archive?

Jan 08, 2002, 07:03 PM
when will all the 'proposed' stuff be finished?
Whenever I feel like it ;)
I hope within a week or two.
I'm having alot of things to do in RL.

Sirotnikov are you from England ?? (I am )
No, I'm from the state of Israel. Nice to meet ya.

(ps. watch sky news, not bbc, ok? ;))

I think he's a Russian commie spy...
My god! You've nailed me down!

I'm an immigrant from former soviet union. The ukraine.

Luckily I'm a Mossad agent now ;)

ok, forgive this old winzip guy...if i don't have WinRAR i'm out of luck expanding this type of archive?
RAR is much better than ZIP in General. WinRar even makes smaller Zip files than WinZip.

Here is unRar.exe (zipped) :

Jan 09, 2002, 12:42 PM
The link hasn’t been working for a couple of days.

Get that puppy going so I can “get it on.”

Jan 09, 2002, 09:35 PM
They terminated my account, probably for having such a large file. :(

Jan 10, 2002, 01:20 AM
Your link is broken...

i really want your files...

plz send me that files to my email.

my email adress is ''

Jan 10, 2002, 06:20 AM
Sirotnikov, try signing up for an account at, they have 50MB space and 500MB of transfer a month... its free, it should do temporarily.

Jan 10, 2002, 10:00 AM
Post thy mod if it’s no trouble
(:flamedeviI promise ye I’m not the Devyl).

Jan 11, 2002, 03:19 PM
Ok, I changed the address

Jan 11, 2002, 09:12 PM
:grad:Thank you.

Either you’re with the modders or you’re with the terrorists.—John Ashcroft

Jan 12, 2002, 05:16 PM

bud~ zdorov ;)

Aug 08, 2004, 07:02 PM
I know this is ancient, but I used the Stone Interface and recently lost it...

Since this file was hosted off-site, it was very nearly utterly lost when the server evaporated. Luckily Sirotnikov tracked it down at; specifically here (

However, without changing the files at all I've managed to get a better compression on them so it can be hosted here. It's now a self-extracting 7zip archive weighing in at 4.27MB.

Of course I can't upload an exe file here. Hmm...

Dec 30, 2004, 05:44 AM
Hello out there! i was surfing through and i seam to be unable to find this file, does anyone know where i can find it?

Dec 30, 2004, 06:34 AM
I need the link to.

Jan 25, 2005, 01:20 AM
Uh, guys, if you click on the link provided by NStriker it will take you to the site where you can find this interface.

EDIT: Oi, sorry for bumping an old thread. Didn't check the date before I posted.

Jan 27, 2005, 02:29 PM
Site doesn't exsist any more!

Jan 29, 2005, 01:28 PM
Sure does, click on the link in post 24, and it will take you right there.