Starfield has launched proper today, September 6, with an astonishing number of mods already available after a week of early access.
One of the most popular mods on NexusMods revamps the game’s inventory user interface, addressing a key complaint with Bethesda’s sci-fi role-playing game.
M8r98a4f2’s StarUI Inventory mod improves all inventory screens for Starfield on PC. There’s a new compact display style, more details in sortable columns, item category icons, and loads of quality-of-life features.
Modders have already fixed Starfield’s UI
StarUI, Starfield equivalent of “SkyUI” is already here and gives PC players a far more intuitive and informative at a glance interface, Insane to me how fast modders work considering the game isn’t even “officially” out yet! pic.twitter.com/smZThoaMGm
As IGN Starfield reviewer Dan Stapleton pointed out, Starfield’s inventory management is “shockingly bad”.
“To avoid becoming overloaded you’ll constantly need to transfer the weapons, space suits, materials, and alien goo you’ve collected between your inventory and your companion’s, or to and from your ship’s cargo hold, but maddeningly you can’t view the contents and capacities of both the giving and receiving container at the same time,” Stapleton wrote.
“You’re just blindly dumping things out of one until you get a message saying the other is full. All the while, much of the screen is wasted on an overly large image of an item. It’s a bizarre and aggravating step backward from Fallout 4, and the kind of thing I expect modders to remedy within a week of launch.”
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It turns out Dan was right: modders did sort out Starfield’s inventory management within a week of launch. And it looks like many other Starfield players agree a fix was sorely needed. The StarUI Inventory mod is currently the eighth most-downloaded Starfield mod on NexusMods, with 58,545 total downloads at the time of publication.
If you’re after more cool stuff on Starfield, check out the player who stuffed 20,000 potatoes into a cockpit, opened the door, and revealed the game’s “mind-blowing” physics. If you’re playing, check out IGN’s interactive Starfield map.