On this page you can create custom Control Center layouts for ndGUI in 3 steps:
Set up the new Control Center layout by specifying the top/bottom and left/right aligment of elements independently, assign them to fade groups or turn fading off and configure Sidebar/Rollup Panel behaviour
Generate the new Control Center layout data
Replace the previous Control Center layout with the new one in the ControlCenter.xml file
Since the GUI of the game was not meant to be modded like this (nor in any other way, for that matter), your options are still rather limited and you might notice some oddities in certain configurations. Still, using this tool should provide you with somewhat more freedom in customizing the Control Center layout than just using the pre-defined files in the ndGUI package.
Step #1: Set up new Control Center layout
Step #3: Apply new Control Center layout
Once the definition data is generated, you need to apply it by replacing the current content of the Control Center definition file with the new data:
Completely exit the game
Start the AO launcher, click "Settings", then select the "GUI" tab in the Settings window
Click the "Open" button next to the "Skins" line in the "Folders" frame to open the custom GUI folder, then click "Cancel" in the AO Settings window
Open the "ndGUI\Views" folder in the custom GUI folder
Locate the "ControlCenter.xml" file, and open it with a plain text editor (eg. Notepad) Note: If your current ControlCenter.xml file contains any customization (such as aligned shortcutbar numbers or togglers), you will need to note down the values before proceeding to the next step, then restore them after step #5
Select all the content of the file and delete it
Select all the content of the textbox above and copy it to the clipboard
Paste the content of the clipboard into the empty "ControlCenter.xml" file
Save and close the file
If something went wrong...
If you encounter issues with your custom generated Control Center layout (such as most of the Control Center elements not getting displayed), you need to revert to any of the default layouts by replacing the current "ControlCenter.xml" file with one of the default layouts in ndGUI (as described in the "Customization / Changing the menubar position" section of the main page).
Should something like this happen and you can recall the settings which resulted in a bad layout, please notify me about the issue in the Notum Dovvetech GUI 4.3 thread or in a PM.