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Old Feb 23, 2015, 12:30 AM // 00:30   #1
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Default Introducing Minimalus UI: A hyper minimal, feature-rich texmod interface!

I have been playing Guild Wars off and on for the better part of a decade now, and I've always been bothered by the HEAVY, DISTRACTING bloat of the default interface. I recently migrated to a tiny (11.6") laptop, and the bloated interface greatly detracted from my ability to enjoy Guild Wars because the entire game was masked behind layers of white and beige interface grime!!! So I decided to do something about it.


Introducing Minimalus UI: the cleanest, slimmest, most feature-rich interface ever made for GW!!

Brief overview:
  • Perfect 1px borders across entire interface.
  • Uniform window opacity & perfectly flat buttons for minimized visual impact.
  • Super slim compass.
  • Unique STACKABLE hero panels to save screen real estate without masking hero casting!
  • Boldest, brightest overhead health bars for best visibility.
  • see release page for more features!!!

Click for full resolution! Notice the gorgeous, high-fidelity lines!


Compass featurette:
  • Slimmest compass border with NO MORE N/E/S/W NUBS!!
  • Clean, bold hero flags with NO swooping "blade" to obscure environment behind them.
  • Smaller, brighter compass dots for optimum visibility in close combat.
  • Placed hero flags are now circles.
  • All new off-compass indicator and quest starburst.
  • Hyper-minimal earshot and spirit range indicators.


Stackable Hero Panels Featurette:
  • Stacked hero panels free screen real estate.
  • Visible skill casting even when stacked!
  • Gorgeous accented hero command buttons!
  • Notice how much the colors of the skills pop!! Love it.


Here are some before/after GIFs.
  • Notice how much clutter is wiped away. It's like Windex!!
  • Look how much more the game's colors pop out when you sweep the bloat away!
Click for full resolution.


If you like what you're seeing, check out the download link at the full release thread right here.

I'm still tweaking this thing and updating every few weeks, so let me know if you notice anything broken or want anything extra!! Comment below and let me know what you think!

Last edited by Naiobwyn; Feb 23, 2015 at 07:51 AM // 07:51.. Reason: Typos & minor omission
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Old Feb 23, 2015, 12:54 AM // 00:54   #2
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The transparent hero panels are a great idea. Not sure if it'll make it clear enough to make me happy to stack them though, especially given the hero names and stuff is still there. I'd give it a trial run to see how it goes in practice but I'm not going to run TexMod until the whole ban drama gets sorted properly (i.e, we get a response on whether it's ok).

Other than that, it doesn't really suit my aesthetic but the practical aspect definitely comes through.
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 01:04 AM // 01:04   #3
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I really like everything about it. Its very sleek and I actually might end up using it when I play.

One request I'd like is that the color of the mana/hp bars stay the original. I like the no borders but the flat colors on those bars are the thing throwing me off when I look at it.
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 07:35 PM // 19:35   #4
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Link to download Minimalus UI v1.9 (Classic Bars Edit).tpf at Dropbox.
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 01:42 PM // 13:42   #5
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I find Dark Glass UI to be better.

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Old Apr 25, 2015, 07:04 AM // 07:04   #6
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why would you come to this project that I worked so hard on and say something like that?
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Old Apr 25, 2015, 08:30 PM // 20:30   #7
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Originally Posted by Naiobwyn View Post
why would you come to this project that I worked so hard on and say something like that?
Opinions can happen :/

Im sure he got banned for a good reason though lol.

Ive been using this mod quite a bit, I like it! Only things I might change would be the compass border as it kinda feels out of place with the rest of the UI. And also, maybe modify the skill casting/recharge animations to be a little bit more noticeable (thinking of dromod when I say that), might flair it up a bit .

Overall though, it works really well and has no alignment issues that i can see that are big in other UI mods xD so thank you for that.
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Old Jul 06, 2015, 08:38 AM // 08:38   #8
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Transparent text boxes are a great idea. Everything looks neater overall. Nice work.
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Old Apr 17, 2016, 04:19 AM // 04:19   #9
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Just want to say that this is still the best UI mod I've found. Thanks!
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