Starfield UI mods can save you from getting stuck in a clunky menu black hole

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A character and ship in Starfield.
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Most of the hardcore Bethesda RPG fans who’ve invested thousands of hours into Skyrim and Fallout 4 couldn’t wait for the chance to start digging into Starfield.

Most of those who paid for early access to the game are now plenty of hours deep into their adventures through space, with lots of that time likely having been spent making interesting discoveries, building cool spaceships, or getting up to wacky hijinks.

Meanwhile modders have been hard at work putting together a huge range of early amusing tweaks and useful additions for the game. If you’re one of the many players who have found the game’s user interface not to match your preferences, a couple of new mods might be worth taking a look at.

How have you found navigating through Starfield’s UI so far?

The first of these is called ‘StarUI Inventory’ and is the work of modder m8r98a4f2. Those who’ve played Fallout 4 on PC will likely be familiar with one of their previous works, the uber-popular ‘FallUI’.

This latest mod aims to do for Starfield’s legions of interstellar explorers what that one did for The Commonwealth's irradiated wanderers - give them a more optimised and intuitive interface via which to interact with their inventories.

Among the quality-of-life improvements it boasts are a more compact display style, the ability to easily see things like the mass, value, and damage output of an item via configurable columns, and a bigger scrollbar that you should be able to grab easily.

The mod also adds in the option to “mass-transfer” a specific category of item, such as weapons, aid or ammo, between your inventory and either a container, your ship’s cargo or a vendor that you’re trading with. That seems like it’ll be useful if, like me, you’re constantly hauling around and offloading a bunch of junk or goodies looted during your latest mission.

Additionally, some of its options might even be useful to those seeking accessibility options, such as the ability to change the style and size of menu fonts, which could provide a preferable alternative to the vanilla game’s large menu font option.

On the other hand, if you’re after a more lightweight UI overhaul for the game, another recently released mod, ‘Compact Inventory UI’, might be worth giving a go.

Created by modder Stentorious, who’s previously produced tweaks for some of Fallout New Vegas’ best UI revamps, this mod simply focuses on making more items viewable at once, while maintaining the base game’s menu aesthetics.


Regardless of whether you’re now transferring 500 mugs or potted plants directly into a tiny cupboard in The Frontier's kitchen, make sure to follow us for lots of guides to the massive array of quests and mechanics in Starfield.

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