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LDD LEGO Universe MOD
Here are some instructions about how to mod LDD, it gives you access to nearly every brick in the LEGO inventory that has existed.
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LDD UNIVERSE PALETTE ACTIVATION INSTRUCTIONS
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For Windows users>>>

1. Close down LDD (If open)
2. Find the file named preferences in the LEGO Digital Designer folder.
3. Open preferences.ini in a text editor (such as notepad) and add the text: Themeaccess=LEGOUniverse
4. Save the file
5. Restart LDD and you will get a LEGO Univers tab.

Activation For mac users.
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1. Close down LDD (If open)
2. Find the file preferences.ini in /User/Library/Application Support/LEGO Company/LEGO Digital Designer/preferences.ini

3. Open it in a text editor and add in the line: Themeaccess=LEGOUniverse
4. Save the file
5. Restart LDD and you can now acces the LEGO Universe palette tab.


Different interface

As you can see the interface is slightly different.

Labeled tools

Here is picutre of the tools labeled.
AU mean "As usual".

Here is a description of the new tools:

Decoration tool:When you are using it click on a brick (such as minifigure body & head or tile) and if there is any decoration it will open a box with all the possible decorations. As shown below.





Paint bucket tool:Does as it says, when using it it paints the brick you select.

Colour Selection palette:When you click on it it brings up LEGOs colour palette which has nearly every colour (I think). When you hover Red for example it opens a sub menu/window above the other with any of the variations of the colour, as seen below.

Colour Selection Example

Colour Picker Tool:Does as says, use it to select a brick with the colour that you want that is part of your model in the workspace. As seen below.

Before
Before--^^^
Notice how the Colour Selection Palette has is a red coloured block.
After
After--^^^
Now see that it has changed to light grey after I clicked on a light grey coloured brick.

So thats the new features that are included in the LEGO Universe LDD content.

I find it really helpful because now I can create anything using the bricks I need in advanced before building physiclly with the bricks cause it means I can spend more time in front of the heater then my cold bedroom where I keep all my supplies, not that they are large in numbers!

UPDATE: Loaction of prefrences file. Just click on the picture to see enlarge.

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 I made it 
  July 31, 2010
Quoting Christian Collins How do you restart LDD?
It just means, closing and reopening LDD.
 I like it 
  July 28, 2010
How do you restart LDD?
 I made it 
  July 28, 2010
Quoting Luke Magiera I can't find the file that I'm supposed to add to. I've tried everything fomr the previous comments, and I've got notepad open right now. The only thing that I can open is the readme and the maual on how to use LDD. Do I need the most recent version of LDD for this to work? Because I don't.
You probly do need the newest version for it to work, and make sure ur using an admin account.
 I like it 
  July 26, 2010
I can't find the file that I'm supposed to add to. I've tried everything fomr the previous comments, and I've got notepad open right now. The only thing that I can open is the readme and the maual on how to use LDD. Do I need the most recent version of LDD for this to work? Because I don't.
  July 25, 2010
Ill try that but i have windows 7 so ill use the addministrator
 I made it 
  July 24, 2010
Quoting ryan .... i cant getit to work it keeps saying acsess denied
Have u read any of the past comments they may help. But make sure ur an administrator if ur using VISTA.
 I like it 
  July 23, 2010
i cant getit to work it keeps saying acsess denied
  July 19, 2010
IT WORKS!!!!!
 I made it 
  July 18, 2010
Quoting W Mark I saw this mod advice, and got excited... but then, I discovered that the program files for LDD are read-only, and I can't change that even with the administrator password. I have tried this mod on two computers, an HP desktop and an HP laptop, both running Windows Vista, and it doesn't work on either. Does anyone know how to get it to work?
I looked into your problem on my VISTA laptop and didn't come across your issue, I had a different one where I couldn't save it in the correct loaction, the computer couldn't agree with my save loaction, but I managed to find a way past this & it might work for you. If you open notepad (found in Start>All programs>Accessories) and open the read-only preferences file in notepad as well, now just copy the language=en to the blank document and then just add the 'Themeaccess=LEGOUniverse' line to it. Close the read-only document & save the new document that you added the text to to you desktop giving it the name 'preferences.ini' (just for quick access) and close it. Now delete the preferences file from the LDD Assets folder (I think this should be possible) Now have the Assets folder window half the screen size and drag the new prefrences file from the desktop into the assets folder and it should successfuly copy over, now close the window and run LDD and the mod should work. Best of luck! Vall
 I made it 
  July 18, 2010
Quoting Awesome Builder no clue what 'file preferences.ini' means
I've posted a screen shot showing you the file. If you look at the adress bar you can see exactly where it should be.
  July 17, 2010
I saw this mod advice, and got excited... but then, I discovered that the program files for LDD are read-only, and I can't change that even with the administrator password. I have tried this mod on two computers, an HP desktop and an HP laptop, both running Windows Vista, and it doesn't work on either. Does anyone know how to get it to work?
 I like it 
  July 10, 2010
Woo Hoo!
 I like it 
  July 10, 2010
Now to try to do this and get it made...
 I made it 
  July 2, 2010
Quoting Marco Urban perfect, finally I can use the bricks I need!
Agreed! The other versions should include all the bricks even if you can't buy them, but it doesn't matter that much as now I/we can use this.
 I like it 
  July 2, 2010
perfect, finally I can use the bricks I need!
 I made it 
  July 2, 2010
Quoting Newt King Wow! I just did this and ran a code log over it: you got us a new version before it was released, or a version to be released for LDD with Lego: Universe. AWESOME! Thanks!
I signed up for BETA testing a few months ago, possibaly at last year even, and I got a email in March saying I was accepted so now I get to test it, anyway I was going through the files and found some LDD ones, I opened them and found this content, then there was another of the many BETA updates and the file I think it was in became corrupt, the game still works but this folder was unaccessable, but luckly I had saved several files from the LU content so I managed to open them then I went through the program files and just found the difference between the two. Anyway is good to see that people are happy with this!!
  July 1, 2010
forget my last comment! i finaly made it!!!!! thanks!!! 100000/5
 I like it 
  July 1, 2010
Wow! I just did this and ran a code log over it: you got us a new version before it was released, or a version to be released for LDD with Lego: Universe. AWESOME! Thanks!
  July 1, 2010
Ingenious, I script OpenGL, and Python... I should of thought to mod LDD!
  July 1, 2010
yes i have LDD, and i found preferences.ini and i had a text editor. and i added to the line: Themeaccess=LEGOUniverse. but it just doesn't work. :(
 I made it 
  June 30, 2010
Quoting Rick S. it's really cool! but do i need to download something for it?
Only if you don't have LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), heres the link if you don't have it>> http://ldd.lego.com/download/default.aspx
 I like it 
  June 30, 2010
it's really cool! but do i need to download something for it?
 I like it 
  June 30, 2010
great mod, works fine.
 
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