There are already rather many UI mods to 7 Days to Die and this is my contribution. The mod isn't entirely new, I just (finally) came up a name for it. The old thread
for this mod won't be updated anymore.
The main idea of Origin is to keep the UI's look as close as possible to the original 7DTD UI (hence the mod name) while spicing up the UI with some quality of life changes. Though I do keep the right to slightly deviate from this guideline if it's best for the overall look of the mod.
The mod is updated when needed. Just please try to remember I live in a different continent than the Pimps, so the patches to the game usually land when us Finns sleep and shortly after that go to work. :) TL;DR: the mod is usually
updated within approx. 10-16 hours of the new version.
- (Top left): Re-positioned day and time coupled with the world temperature and elevation indicators
- (Top center): Added indicator to compass to show which way the player is facing
- (Top right): Added text outlines to active quest tracker
- (Bottom left): Added bars for water, food and feels like -temperature above the current stamina and health Bars
- (Bottom center): Added experience bar and player level indicator left from the bar
- (Bottom center): Added numbers for toolbelt slots
Before installing this mod, it's always a good idea to back up the existing files!
This mod consists of three files: xui.xml
in the Config-directory and windows.xml
in the XUi-directory.
Extract the contents of the rar-archive to [Steam location]\steamapps\common\7 Days To Die\Data\Config
-directory and overwrite the existing files.
Installation instructions can also be found as video, courtesy of Dianddra.
"I remember seeing coordinates in the HUD, where are they?"
"Why are the buff timers disabled? How can I enable them?"
- In A14, a bug was introduced to the UI which causes several unexpected errors if the player adds waypoints while the coordinate indicators is on. Thus coordinates are disabled until Pimps fix the glitch. However, if you aren't using the waypoints at all, you can always activate the indicator with the instructions in the section II of the appendix
"Can you change the temperature to Celcius?"
- While the buff timers are a nifty feature, they have several downsides which are caused mostly by the way the timers are implemented. Further details and the enabling instructions are found in the section I of the appendix
- The temperature unit can be changed by yourself in the console (works in MP only if you are an admin). Type settempunit c for Celcius and settempunit f for Fahrenheit.
"Why there is only a static fill for the core temperature bar?"
- The core temperature is just a value in the game UI and there isn't any changing fill related to it like there is for food/water/etc.
"Wellness isn't shown anywhere, why?"
- Wellness can already be seen indirectly from your max HP and Stamina values so I prefer not to have it visible in the HUD.
"Can this mod be used in multiplayer games?"
- Only if the host uses the mod. 7DTD multiplayer servers push most of the game files to the clients, including the xml files which the UI mods use. So even if you have this mod installed and the server you play on doesn't, you are forced to use the whatever UI the server uses.
"I don't like the feature X in your mod"
- And you absolutely shouldn't. This is a matter of taste like oh-so-many other things in the world. Luckily, you can always remove/add parts to your liking. I've tried to comment the mod files well and removing features pretty much comes down to comment out or remove sections from the XML files. If you don't know how to do this, I can probably help you out to some extent. :)
"Are you taking requests?"
Yes and no. The whole idea of this mod is to keep things as simple as possible while keeping the main look dedicated to the original 7DTD UI. However, if your request is good and rationalized, I may implement it but just don't expect me to add some huge and flashy timers to the middle of the screen. Also, please to try remember that I'm mostly doing this to my own leisure and I don't have plans on making it a second job . :)
Big thanks to all the people in the forums who have helped me with the UI hacks (especially to Sirillion and Red Eagle LXIX) and for all the other UI modders who have given me good tips and ideas! Also thanks to Dianddra for making the installation video. Oh, and of course huge kudos for Da Pimps for creating this major timesink for us. ;)