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Enhanced Skyrim UI

Skyrim Nexus now offers version 1.0 of SkyUI, a user interface enhancement for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda's RPG sequel (thanks Jerykk). Here's word:

SkyUI is mod that aims to improve Skyrim's User Interface by making it easier to use with mouse and keyboard, less wasteful of available screen space and nicer to look at.

We do all that while keeping true to the style of the original UI, so new and old components are integrated seamlessly.

It is not our goal to re-create the complete interface from scratch. Instead we try to identify and change areas that need improvement, while leaving the things that are already good alone.

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41. Re: Enhanced Skyrim UI Dec 19, 2011, 09:06 Verno
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 19, 2011, 03:15:
It's not really subjective at all. When designing menus that players will need to navigate on a regular basis, you want to ensure that navigation is as quick and efficient as possible. This is objectively not the case for Skyrim's UI. Every menu involves redundant scrolling. There's no reason why a map should require scrolling. There's no reason why I shouldn't be able to see all my skills and perks without scrolling. There's no reason why I should have to spend more than 10 seconds scrolling through my potions, ingredients, books, etc. There's no reason why, given the amount of scrolling required to navigate these menus, there is no scroll bar or PgUp/PgDn/Home/End support, or the ability to sort by name, value, weight, damage, etc. There's no reason why I should have to mark an item as a favorite before I can assign it a hotkey. There's no reason why I should be limited to 8 hotkeys when my keyboard has 10 number keys.

Skyrim's UI is objectively lousy.

Exactly. There's a difference between working around something and it being efficient. This is a pretty slick implementation that's superior to Bethesda's inventory user interface. I'm not even sure why there would be debate about that either, that's been the case with pretty much every game they've made.

On a side note I'm really loving my 2H Nord run now but I need another skill to mix things up, any recommendations? I was thinking Illusion or Conjuration.

This comment was edited on Dec 19, 2011, 09:18.
 
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