This mod is dedicated to everyone who has made a nice comment about it.


Vanilla UI Plus (VUI+) is a Fallout 3 & New Vegas mod that greatly improves the user interface without compromising the original style. It’s 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 images. At some point it became impossible to describe everything without resorting to a huge changelog, so it’s best to just try it yourself.

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

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After two months of coding fun, I’m happy to release Vanilla UI Plus version 8.

Its major feature is obviously the Plugin option at the installer. The plugin was started as a separate mod, intended to be included into the main VUI+ and supported as such. It provides additions and fixes that are impossible to implement at the UI-xml level. Unfortunately it’s only available for New Vegas, due to the scripting restrictions of Fallout 3.

That doesn’t mean the main UI-xml mod has remained stagnant. In fact, most of the work was dedicated to this aspect. There are dozens of improvements as you can see at the changelog, and these are only the visible ones. A lot of typing went to streamlining code, to make it easier to maintain and update in the future. All in all, I think you’ll greatly enjoy this version, even if you don’t use the Plugin.

Please keep in mind that undiscovered locations are no longer hidden from the compass. This feature has been removed since Stewie’s Tweaks is offering a superior low-level implementation that takes into account the Explorer perk.

As always, have fun and stay positive,
Axonis

Changelog - August 13th 2019

Changelog - August 13th 2019

News

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

How to install UI mods on New Vegas - April 2019

How to install UI mods on New Vegas - April 2019

UI/HUD Tutorial

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 HUD Remastered Patch 1.83g

Vanilla HUD Remastered Patch 1.83g

GUIs

Patches Vanilla HUD Remastered to retain compatibility with the latest VUI+ features. Works for Vanilla HD HUD too. To install, allow VUI+ to overwrite...

Vanilla UI Plus (New Vegas) 8.00

Vanilla UI Plus (New Vegas) 8.00

Full Version

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

Vanilla UI Plus (Fallout 3) 8.00

Vanilla UI Plus (Fallout 3) 8.00

Full Version

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.

Font Metrics 1.5

Font Metrics 1.5

GUIs

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

Vault Girl Patch (New Vegas) 6.74

Vault Girl Patch (New Vegas) 6.74

GUIs

Adjusts BigCman’s Vault Girl (AKA “Vault Meat”) paperdoll on the PipBoy and the HUD.

Vault Girl Patch (Fallout 3) 6.74

Vault Girl Patch (Fallout 3) 6.74

GUIs

Adjusts BigCman’s Vault Girl (AKA “Vault Meat”) paperdoll on the PipBoy and the HUD.

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Guest
Guest

Hi,

Would the mod 'Simple Needs Expanded' for FO3 be compatible with this mod? It includes a HUD to show the needs on screen as well as adding information to food, liquid etc in the Pipboy to show the Simple Needs effects.

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Axonis Creator
Axonis

Since there are no conflicting files, the answer is yes.

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Guest
Guest

This mod looks amazing, well done, it's very apparent you have put in a lot of work to make this. Had a quick question if you don't mind.

I am going to play FO3, and this would be a really welcome change from DarnUI. BUT, I can't play without FWE. DarnUI is fully FWE compatible and has the HUD addon for FWE Primary Needs. I'm guessing this mod doesn't have the HUD support but I should still be able to use this with FWE and check thirst/hunger/etc levels via the Pip-Boy, right?

Thanks for making this. DarnUI is nice but I've always missed the vanilla feel of the UI and this seems to keep it intact perfectly.

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Jake1702
Jake1702

Speaking of that, I hated that I had to use DarnUI previously to get the icon for the grenade hotkey feature. Honestly I had no issue going into my Pip-Boy and checking the weird quest style thing to see my hunger and water, but I really wanted the grenade icon. I learned to live with it, but if there were some way to make it work with VUI+ I'd be overjoyed. Even if I had to modify part of it myself I wouldn't mind. (I just don't know how to do that yet)

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Axonis Creator
Axonis

I'll check this out. To be clear, you're talking about FWE's grenade hotkey, or this one: Nexusmods.com ?

I know they use the same code, but I wonder if a patch for the latter would work for the former.

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Jake1702
Jake1702

Did Mod DB randomly delete my reply? Okay I'll type it again.

Right now I'm using the standalone mod. I looked at the file structure for the FWE DarnUI addon and the standalone Grenade Hotkey DarnUI addon and it looks like the file structure is the same, so I don't see why it wouldn't work for both.

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Axonis Creator
Axonis

OK. I'll make a note to have a look.

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Jake1702
Jake1702

Awesome! Even if it can't be done, thanks for taking a look at it.

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Axonis Creator
Axonis

Please try the base FWE mod first and let me know if it has any compatibility issues with VUI+. I've checked its files and it has no UI-xml files which means it should have no conflicts.

I've noticed there's a DUI patch and after checking here Sites.google.com , I've found a reference to an "x-panels display". I don't know what's that.

I currently can't test FWE myself because it requires DLCs and my FO3 installation is made for VUI+ development, without any DLCs.

However, I would offer an alternative in any case: Vicious Wastes. It's very well developed, it's still being updated, and VUI+ offers internal support for its hardcore needs display, which means that you see FOD, H2O and SLP stats at your Pip-Boy Status exactly as they are in New Vegas.

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Jake1702
Jake1702

Thanks to this information you provided I will now be using Viscious Wastes in my next FO3 Playthrough. I ALWAYS wanted the FOD and H2O to look exactly like they do in NV but hadn't found any mod that does it that way prior to this. Hell, I might ditch my current playthrough and start over.

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Guest
Guest

Thanks for the reply.

I will try out VUI+ with FWE and let you know if there are issues. I have seen Vicious Wastes before - it looked interesting but there were some things that didn't appeal to me, whereas FWE is fairly modular so I can turn off the things I don't like. But thnx for the suggestion, I will keep an eye on it for sure.

Also, the "x-panel display" is, I'm guessing, just the nzme for the HUD that DUI includes for FWE that shows thirst, etc.

Thnx again for getting back to me.

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Axonis Creator
Axonis

I'm not sure that you'll see this, but if you do, tell me does FWE count food, sleep and water like New Vegas ?

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Guest
Guest

Hi again - FWE has a module called Primary Needs that makes the character need to eat, drink, and sleep. So in that aspect yes it counts food, sleep, and water because your character will began to suffer penalties if they go too long without food, etc. The DUI has a HUD that works with FWE to show the characters thirst, hunger, and sleep levels. Is this what you meant by count? Sorry if I misunderstood your question.

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Axonis Creator
Axonis

Yes, you've answered my question, thanks :) Although I believe Vicious Wastes is probably a better choice (and it's still actively developed!), it might be possible to add some improved support for FWE in the future.

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Guest
Guest

Improved FWE support would be amazing. I know FWE is an older mod but many modding guides still consider it essential, like the S.T.E.P Guide.

Thanks again for the answers.

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Jake1702
Jake1702

I've started using Vicious Wastes and within 2 minutes I've already found it superior. That's just me though.

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Guest
Guest

Vicious Wastes is decent but it's just not for me. I think it's a bit too player-centric in it's changes, especially the planned update. FWE tends to apply it's changes across the board so NPC's and creatures are affected by changes, whereas VW seems to focus on just stacking the deck against the player to make the game harder.

But I'm not knocking the mod, it's just different tastes :)

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Jake1702
Jake1702

Ah I get it. I see how FWE could be more appealing. But it also feels like it isn't nearly as streamlined. Like the fact that Vicious Wastes shows things such as "FOD -20" on item information. It's a small detail but makes it feel like it belongs in the game. I suppose there may be mods to make FWE more streamlined though.

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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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