caelNameplates Assistance

85 Blood Elf Paladin
1020
As the title states I am looking for some Lua assistance with caelNameplates. I have made several modifications to it through trial, error, and Google; but, I have a few things I can't figure out how to change.

As some caelNameplates users may know, the newer versions of this mod haven't looked like the display pics on the download page (http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info13961-caelNameplates.html) for some time and a lot of people are/were asking on how to get that look back with the current revision -- This is my goal (as well as other modifications). Seeing as caellian (the author) is not responding to those particular questions in the comments section on how to bring the old look back... I've turned to you guys (and girls).

Here's a list of what I would like to still modify:
1. Class Colored Health Bars For Raid/Party Members
2. Put An Outline Around The Level and Name Fonts
3. Darken Background Texture Behind Health Texture (Currently Way Too Bright)
4. Change The Border Around The Nameplate

Number 4 pertains to this "old look" I was talking about and it is the last piece to the missing puzzle, however, I may be out of luck. I found some old CNP Lua files which showed that caellian had used the file "border1.tga" for the border texture. This file doesn't exist in the current set of folders as far as I can tell.

However, I did find this...
http://code.google.com/p/caellian/source/browse/trunk/caelMedia/borders/?r=784#borders...which shows those old border texture targa files. I can't seem to get those files off of there through Chrome and I don't have an SVN program to try. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone knew how to grab those from that SVN (if it is even possible).

For anyone that would like to help out and needs access to the Lua file (caelNameplates.lua) here is mine that I've modified...
http://pastebin.com/VUAvdn5N

For Design Reference:

CNP in its unmodified, default form as of the latest release (r20 011211):
http://i.imgur.com/EBOJh.jpg
The "old look" I'm trying to get to:
http://s.cdn.wowinterface.com/preview/pvw29211.jpg
My new modified version:
http://i.imgur.com/pyRZi.jpg
That last pic also shows how bad the current/missing health blend together (#3 on my list) compared to the "old look".

Any and all help is appreciated as always. Thanks.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
1020
An update on that SVN link. I was successfully able to download the border1.tga and border2.tga files (from releases r771, r784, and r1256) and they are nothing like what I was hoping for. I would attempt to make my own border textures but... I'm not really sure what I'm doing.

There are currently 5 TGA files that come packaged with CNP (caelMedia/borders/glowTex*.tga) which can be used for borders and they are all noticeably different when viewing them in game. However, when I open any of these TGA files in Photoshop they're completely blank. If there was something for me to look at and get an idea from then, I would be willing to alter it and see what I could come up with; but... nothing shows up except a 128x16 white image.

I'm going to cross-post this thread to the caelNameplates comments as well and hope that someone, somewhere can point me in the right direction with my list above.
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90 Night Elf Priest
14340
Hmm you're doing something wrong with images. I just went to the link you posted, clicked on the View Raw File link, downloaded each and viewed them with my preview on mac. They look like regular border images to me.
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
1020
12/22/2011 12:29 PMPosted by Sedivy
Hmm you're doing something wrong with images. I just went to the link you posted, clicked on the View Raw File link, downloaded each and viewed them with my preview on mac. They look like regular border images to me.

The border1.tga and border2.tga files do show up as borders in Photoshop just fine. The glowTex*.tga files do not show up as anything for me in Photoshop although in game all five of them look slightly different than the next.

After trying different things I've become quite frustrated with CNP and I've given up with trying to change it so much. I've gone back to TidyPlates and now I'm attempting to alter the TidyPlates Neon Theme to look how I would like it to look. I'm sure I'll be posting a new thread here shortly since I've run into something that is really game breaking.
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90 Night Elf Priest
14340
Heh. But Danltiger is quite responsive so if you post on tidyplates comments, he'll give you a reply.
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