This is a discussion on Pokerstars Aurora Themes within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; Well, with the November Double Trouble event, I will be playing back on Pokerstars. Just Home Games, but I've noticed that they've fully swapped over
Well, with the November Double Trouble event, I will be playing back on Pokerstars. Just Home Games, but I've noticed that they've fully swapped over to the new Aurora graphics.
My questions are these:
1: Does anyone know what files to edit for Table and Table background? My old Xthemes folder is now useless of course and the images I see in C:\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\gx\table-view\table don't seem to relate to anything Pokerstars uses anymore. I just like having pics of my kids on the table when I play. My old one was nothing fancy, just went well with the "shiny" theme. Obviously I would have to recreate it for the new table layout, but need to know what to change beforehand. https://i.postimg.cc/L43dPWc7/bg.jpg
2: Is there anything like a "theme editor/creator" out yet? I can do graphics no problem, but if we have to compile stuff now, I don't have those tools yet. So would need to at least know what tools are used if anyone knows.
3: Any full Aurora themes out there that anyone can link me to that are current? (Also, free, as I'm just going to see what files it changes and hopefully edit them to suit my preferences)
Omg, Aurora is a pain in the @ss... All the masking and the way the table colors sit flat on the mask with no way to dial down the opacity was a nightmare.
All the ranting aside, at least I found the files and was able to port my old theme into the new Aurora engine. Sue me, I like the Classic wood table. ;-)
Made a simple batch file to copy files in case I need to update PS (updating always of course sets all graphics back to default) and it works.
Did Red felt, Blue felt, Green (like above) and also a Dark (below). Had to use background0x.jpg's but it now allows a right click and pick one of the 4 'change background' options and my felt color changes.
So, not optimum, but for me, it's now makes Stars more pleasant for me to play on. Yes, I did make a Evenbrook blaze across the table instead of it saying Pokerstars. Double Trouble event is coming up, so go Team Evanbrook for the win!
With all the work done, did this one just for fun to make sure it was easy from here on out.
It would be nice if you'd tell all how you came back to the classic theme.
If you're asking "What files did you replace to get things to look this way?"
Here are the files:
Classic (Aurora) Theme location \Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\Themes\cocos\classic\table-view\table\images
\Program Files (x86)\PokerStars\gx\table-view\table\images
table_logo.png <-- to replace the Pokerstars blaze on table.
Now, all that said, if you were asking "How did you disable that Aurora crap and get to run the old graphics and use the old classic theme?" Well, I did NOT do that. This is totally running the Aurora graphics because I read that they disabled the old way altogether in some countries and will do it for all eventually. I just used my old graphics and figured out what to change to make Aurora look the way I wanted (So far, I've modified only the Classic theme built into Aurora)
Hope I answered your question whichever way you meant it.
No problem. (Just FYI, you can disable a lot of the extra Aurora stuff within PS, just can't go back to the original graphics engine. That's why I did this in Aurora.
Other stuff I modified and got working: (not listed, card backs, as that's pretty basic and easy to find)
avatar_frame.png (to replace stock "no user uploaded avatar" image)
icon_take_seat.png (instead of white empty person outline)
table.png (cash game lobby table image)
tourn-lobby-logo.png (tournament lobby upper left logo)
I do not like the aurora graphics , I disabled it from day 1 , there is such a choice in the lobby , you restart the app and everything is fine .
Pretty much also did the same thing. Well, at least here in the US, they've made the aurora engine default and the old engine disabled on the latest clients. I've heard so many bad things about it and I don't care for animations and other distractions anyway. I also have in Table Appearance - Animation settings:
also disabled Throwables, Ambient Animations, Zoom Animation, Animation and set the Aurora graphics quality to Low. Honestly, did that the first time I saw new graphics, so don't know if it causes problems or not as I never gave it a chance.
My post is just a theme/skin to enable a similar look to how I had set things up for myself using their old Xthemes way of skinning. I figure they're not going to go backwards graphics wise, so even if you can use the old engine, it's not supported any longer. So moved myself forward. I only really play on PS for home games anyway, as being US based, I can't play real money.