This mod is dedicated to the users who provided me with positive feedback.


Vanilla UI Plus (VUI+) is a Fallout 3 & New Vegas mod that greatly improves the user interface without compromising the original style. It’s been fully developed and polished, but still supported and maintained when necessary.

Why vanilla ? Because it looks like old PLATO programs which I find consistent with the game setting. The original fonts are also very easy to read by everyone, including controller users.

The mod’s main features are documented at the annotated screenshots and there’s a huge changelog.

VUI+ has been recommended by GOG, Tale of Two Wastelands, Viva New Vegas, and Sinitar Gaming.

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This version came bigger than expected.

It was initially intended to introduce a single new feature: applying user color preferences on the menu backgrounds. The change would require to remove the greenish color cast from the backgrounds, and to apply color via UI-xml code. The latter would require some hacks such as overdriven brightness on semi-transparent textures, but it’s something I’ve been used to doing with this mod long ago.

Then I received a report from LOC, the major designer of icon HD enhancements for New Vegas, about the map markers on the Pip-Boy. Like most vanilla graphics, they don’t scale well with higher resolution textures. Fixing the problem I realized there are game settings that affect the min/max zoom of the Pip-Boy maps. I’d like to use these settings myself, so I decided to work on the scaling of the map markers and the map reticle to avoid tiny or huge sizes in non-default zooming.

For the map markers in particular, I’ve always considered their size, especially on max zoom too high. I think the most common reason for zooming is to point to a specific marker in areas that are too crowded with markers. However when you zoom in and the markers also zoom too much, it kind of defeats the purpose of zooming. So I’ve used a different scaling formula and reduce the marker size (slightly in min zoom, more in max zoom) to make it easier to point at them.

Finally, and before I managed to upload the mod due to a technical issue in ModDB, I got in a discussion with RoyBatty at the Tale of Two Wastelands discord chat. Texture preloading, used by VUI+ to improve menu loading speed, is causing stuttering and lags in Roy’s game. I cannot reproduce the problem myself and I didn’t want to remove this feature either, but since I respect Roy I decided to do something about it. So I relocated texture preloading to the Pip-Boy Stats and it still works fine with all menus, but no longer affects the HUD. Besides the potential of fixing this stuttering problem, I like this edit myself too because I prefer to limit my HUD edits to the minimum.

All in all I consider version 8.47 to be a nice improvement. Let’s have fun playing the game now.

-- Axonis

PS. By the way, this version got uploaded exactly 3 years after I moved it to ModDB. This was totally by coincidence since I planned to release it a day earlier and got delayed due to that technical issue I mentioned earlier. So, happy anniversary, and thanks ModDB :)

Changelog - September 19th 2020

Changelog - September 19th 2020

Feature 1 comment

Old version entries are concatenated into single sections; minor and reverted edits are cleaned up.

How to install UI mods on New Vegas - September 2020

How to install UI mods on New Vegas - September 2020

UI/HUD Tutorial 1 comment

An updated guide on properly installing interface overhauls such as Vanilla UI Plus or Darnified UI, along with extensions such as the Mod Configuration...

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Vanilla UI Plus (New Vegas) 8.47

Vanilla UI Plus (New Vegas) 8.47

Full Version 1 comment

Install with a mod manager, along with UIO. If there are any conflicts, allow VUI+ to win them, and check out the Addons tab to see if a patch is necessary...

Vanilla UI Plus (Fallout 3) 8.47

Vanilla UI Plus (Fallout 3) 8.47

Full Version 1 comment

Install with a mod manager. If there are any conflicts, allow VUI+ to win them and check out the Addons tab to see if a patch is necessary.

Loot Menu Patch

Loot Menu Patch

GUIs 1 comment

Patches the Loot Menu to optimize it for VUI+ with smaller fonts, correct alignment and fixed color. To install, allow both VUI+ and this patch to overwrite...

ENBoost-NVSE-NVSR presets 1.4

ENBoost-NVSE-NVSR presets 1.4

Other 1 comment

A collection of settings for ENBoost, NVSE and NVSR that I use in my game to reduce stutter and improve performance. Tweaks specific to Windows 10 have...

Vanilla HUD Remastered Patch 1.83j

Vanilla HUD Remastered Patch 1.83j

GUIs 1 comment

Patches Vanilla HUD Remastered to retain compatibility with the latest VUI+ features. Works for Consistent Pip-Boy Icons and Vanilla HD HUD too.

Font Metrics 1.6

Font Metrics 1.6

GUIs 1 comment

This isn't playable; it's a testbed mod intended for creating font metrics for Vanilla UI Plus. See the description for instructions.

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Trasheater2
Trasheater2

Hi, I have an issue where NPC markers are slightly offset on the compass, and I don't think I had this problem on earlier versions. I'm using the HUD remastered with the patch if that helps

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Axonis CreatorSubscriber
Axonis

Can post a link to a screenshot of the issue with VUI+ and another one without VUI+ ?

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Trasheater2
Trasheater2

Yep. Imgur.com Both are in the same exact spot

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IntenseMute
IntenseMute

I can confirm that I am also experiencing this bug but it is not a fault with VUI+ patch.

The second picture is Vanilla HUD Remastered with the old built-in VUI+ patch active, right?
Reinstall Vanilla HUD Remastered and choose the standalone option, you'll experience the bug happen.

This is because the <width> of the compass was increased by 20, but should have also been moved left by 10. This <width> modification had been left out of the old built-in VUI+ patch.

Edit: The <width> modification is also not in the aHUD\hudtemplates.xml file, which means the bug is not present when oHUD is installed.

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Axonis CreatorSubscriber
Axonis

Ok then IntenseMute and Trasheater2 - I should change <x> to 10 (from 20) in the standard patch and leave the aHUD patch as it is ?

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IntenseMute
IntenseMute

I'd advise removing the width adjustment, because users who use Consistent Pip-Boy Icons without VHR will see the compass clipping over the bracket, as seen in Adash's last image.

Also, yeah, leave the aHUD patch as is.

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Adash
Adash

I took some screenshots.
Just VUI+ Sun9-46.userapi.com
VUI+ with Consistent Pip-Boy Icons and VHR patch Sun9-66.userapi.com
Same as above, but <x> was changed to 10 Sun9-66.userapi.com
With last change compass goes over the bracket.

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Trasheater2
Trasheater2

You're right, going into the VUI+ HUD Remastered patch (on this page) inside Menus\Prefabs\hudtemplates.xml and changing <x>20</x> to <x>10</x> under "template_compass_window" centered the NPC markers for me, thank you!

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Axonis CreatorSubscriber
Axonis

Can you try without VHR or any other mod that affects the compass ? (eg. Consistent Pip-Boy Icons)

I've just tested and the compass looks fine to me. I'm not using anything that would affect the compass besides VUI+ and I haven't made any edits to the compass in VUI+.

The patch simply forwards edits by the VHR author.

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Trasheater2
Trasheater2

Yeah, VUI+ without VHR was fine, but we found a fix above for VUI+ with VHR

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This highly curated mod is a labor of love, many small obnoxious issues from the original obsidian/bethesda UI had been solved by this while keeping the vanilla look. At the time I'm writing this review, VUI+ is still being updated. Also Axonis is the peep to go about FNV interface issues, knows stuff.

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VUI+ version 7.66 has been released: Moddb.com. The option to display the key label on the HUD activation prompt is back!

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