If you’re a fan of Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, or Oblivion, you know that the default user interface (UI) can be quite clunky and unattractive. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: Darnified UI. Darnified UI is a mod that replaces the original UI with a sleeker, more streamlined version that is much easier to navigate. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing Darnified UI, step-by-step.
1. Pre-Installation Checklist
Before we get started with the installation process, there are a few things you need to do to ensure that everything goes smoothly. The first thing you need to do is check the compatibility of Darnified UI with your game. Darnified UI is compatible with Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, and Oblivion, but you need to make sure that you have the correct version of the mod for your game.
The next thing you need to do is back up your game files. This is an essential step because if something goes wrong during the installation process, you’ll want to be able to restore your game to its original state. To back up your game files, simply copy the game’s installation directory to a new location.
Finally, you need to install the necessary software. Darnified UI requires you to have the Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM) installed. If you don’t have FOMM installed, you can download it from the Nexus Mods website. Once you’ve downloaded and installed FOMM, you’re ready to move on to the next step.
2. Downloading Darnified UI
Now that you’ve completed the pre-installation checklist, it’s time to download Darnified UI. To do this, go to the Darnified UI website and choose the appropriate version of the mod for your game. Make sure that you download the mod from a reputable source to ensure that you don’t download a virus or malware. Once you’ve downloaded the mod, you can move on to the installation process.
3. Installing Darnified UI
Now that you have downloaded Darnified UI, it’s time to install it. The installation process is relatively straightforward and can be completed in just a few steps. Here’s how to do it:
Extract the files from the downloaded archive: Use a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip to extract the contents of the downloaded archive to a new folder on your desktop or in your downloads folder.
Copy the extracted files to the game directory: Once you have extracted the files, you need to copy them to your game’s directory. The location of your game’s directory will depend on the game you’re playing. For example, if you’re playing Fallout: New Vegas, the directory will be located at C:Program Files (x86)SteamsteamappscommonFallout New Vegas. In this directory, you should see a folder called “Data”. Copy the contents of the extracted Darnified UI archive to this folder.
Make necessary changes to the game files: Once you have copied the files, you need to make a few changes to the game’s configuration files. Open your game’s launcher and select “Data Files”. Scroll down until you see the Darnified UI files and make sure they are checked. Then, select “Options” and choose “UI”. From here, you can adjust the font size and color, change the position and size of UI elements, and more.
4. Customizing Darnified UI
One of the best things about Darnified UI is that it’s highly customizable. Once you have installed the mod, you can adjust the font size and color, change the position and size of UI elements, and even install additional mods to enhance Darnified UI. Here are a few tips for customizing Darnified UI:
Adjust the font size and color: Open your game’s launcher and select “Options”. From here, choose “UI” and adjust the font size and color to your liking.
Change the position and size of UI elements: Open the Darnified UI mod configuration file (darnui_config.xml) located in your game’s Data folder. From here, you can adjust the position and size of UI elements to your liking.
Install additional mods: There are many mods available that are compatible with Darnified UI. For example, you can install a mod that adds a clock to the UI, or a mod that makes the UI even more streamlined. To install additional mods, simply download them and follow the installation instructions provided by the mod author.
By customizing Darnified UI, you can create a UI that is perfectly tailored to your preferences and enhances your gameplay experience.
5. Customizing Darnified UI
One of the best things about Darnified UI is that it’s highly customizable. Once you’ve installed the mod, you can adjust the font size and color to your liking. To do this, go to the FOMM “Package Manager” and activate the “DarnifiedUI F3” or “DarnifiedUI NV” package. Once you’ve done this, click on the “Data” tab and then click on “Interface.” Here, you can adjust the font size and color.
You can also change the position and size of UI elements. To do this, go to the “DarnUI Config” folder in your game’s installation directory and open the “DarnUIConfig.xml” file. Here, you can adjust the position and size of UI elements to your liking.
Finally, you can install additional mods to enhance Darnified UI. There are many mods available that are compatible with Darnified UI, and they can add even more functionality and customization options to the mod. Some popular mods to consider include MTUI, DarNified UI NV – F3 – FOOK2 – EVE – Project Beauty and Unified HUD Project.
While installing Darnified UI is generally a straightforward process, sometimes things can go wrong. Here are some common issues and their solutions:
Issue: The game crashes or freezes when loading.
Solution: This problem can occur if there is a conflict with another mod. Try disabling other mods one by one to see if that solves the problem.
Issue: The UI elements are not positioned correctly.
Solution: This problem can occur if the “DarnUI Config” folder is not in the correct location. Make sure that the folder is in the “Data” folder in your game’s installation directory.
Issue: The font is too small or too large.
Solution: This problem can be solved by adjusting the font size in the FOMM “Package Manager.”
If you’re still having trouble with Darnified UI, you can seek help from the community. There are many forums and websites dedicated to modding Fallout and Oblivion, and the community is generally quite helpful. Finally, if all else fails, you can revert back to the original game UI by uninstalling Darnified UI through FOMM.