Modders have put an awful lot of effort into making sure Skyrim has continually evolved and expanded in the years since it was first released into the world.
Many have focused on changing the game by adding unique weapons, incredibly powerful spells, and interesting new quests to it. A few have even gone as far as creating NPCs that’ll dynamically move into Tamriel's abandoned houses or giving the Dragonborn some Assassin’s Creed-style climbing skills.
If you’re planning on making a return to Tamriel while you wait for Starfield or Skyblivion to arrive and don’t want to have to mess around with clunky menus, a new mod might be worth adding to your load order.
Ever get sick of vanilla Skyrim’s rather outdated and occasionally clunky menus?
The mod in question is called ‘Wheeler - Quick Action Wheel Of Skyrim’, and is the work of modder dTry. Some of their previous projects have brought Skyrim’s combat up to the standards of more modern titles like Elden Ring, and ensured you won’t have to endure a post-fine teleport.
This time, they’ve decided to add a quick action wheel to the game’s UI, which can provide a “convenient interface” via which players can access and equip the huge range of items in their inventories, including weapons, spells and potions.
“Most, if not all modern RPG games have some sort of wheel menu for quick actions,” says dTry in the mod’s description, citing GTA 5's weapon wheel and the wheel used for managing signs and consumables in The Witcher 3 as examples. “This mod aims to integrate this modern UI paradigm into Skyrim, and hopefully make its players' [lives] easier.”
The wheel they’ve designed is summoned via a rebindable hotkey and, when open, will slow down the game’s flow of time by a tweakable amount. This gives you plenty of time to navigate the multiple wheels filled with item slots you can set up using it.
With the option of housing more than one item in a slot, dTry reckons the mod’s wheels should have enough space “to store basically your whole inventory/magic menu.”
You’ll be glad to know that the specific wheel setups you create for different saves can exist independently of each other, meaning that you won’t end up stuck with the same wheel across all of your characters.
In order to tweak the mod’s settings to suit your personal tastes, you’ll need to grab another of dTry’s works, dubbed ‘dMenu’. Once you’ve got everything working as intended, the mod’s description has detailed instructions to help you set up the item layout you want using the wheels’ edit mode.
Regardless of whether you’re now having a wheely good time deciding where on the wheels you want to put all of the very important stuff you’ve been hoarding, make sure to follow us for updates on Starfield, The Elder Scrolls 6 and the interesting world of Bethesda game modding.
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