The modding neighborhood has all the time been the lifeblood of Bethesda Sport Studios’ RPGs, and Starfield is, in fact, not going to buck that custom by any means. In fact, with full mod help for the sport not set to reach till subsequent 12 months, it’ll be some time earlier than we begin seeing the actually loopy mods that we often affiliate with BGS video games. However although full modding instruments for the sci-fi RPG aren’t but out there, PC gamers have already began releasing mods that enhance the expertise in a number of, smaller methods from completely different sorts of UI enhancements to and graphical upgrades to quality-of-life enhancements and extra. Right here, we’re going to check out a couple of such mods that you could find for Starfield on NexusMods.
StarUI Stock by m8r98a4f2
Starfield’s UI has obtained loads of criticisms for being onerous to navigate and never almost as informative because it must be. This mod, nevertheless, fixes nearly all of these points spectacularly. Not solely does it look cleaner and extra compact, a few of its different enhancements embrace exhibiting what ammo kind a gun makes use of within the menu, vendor menus exhibiting how a lot of an merchandise you already personal, with the ability to type objects by issues like shortage and whether or not or not they’re contraband or stolen, and rather more.
Compact Ship Builder UI by Stentorious
This can be a fairly easy one, and the change it makes could seem very minor on paper, however for many who spend a variety of time in Starfield’s ship builder, it’s fairly a noticeable enchancment. In a nutshell, this mod makes the complete ship builder UI extra compact, in order that far more modules are displayed on the display without delay.
Icon Sorting Tags by mcguffin
Right here’s one other helpful mod to make the UI a bit extra informative. Along with including small icons to lootable objects on the earth that aren’t junk, it additionally provides different icons to make stock administration somewhat simpler. At a look, these icons can inform you support objects’ results and buffs, the standard and rarity of crafting assets, and extra. It may be significantly useful when used at the side of the aforementioned StarUI mod.
BetterHUD by KhaoMaat
The BetterHUD mod makes adjustments to Starfield’s most important HUD which may appear small on paper, however do work out fairly properly for these searching for a extra immersive, much less distracting expertise. For starters, it strikes the location of location textual content and XP indicators, now showing on the backside of the display, whereas additionally disabling enemy well being bars and hit markers, and including a much less distinguished, minimalistic dot crosshair for all weapons.
Enhanced Dialogue Interface by Seb263
This mod brings purely beauty adjustments to dialogue scenes, however they’re undoubtedly noticeable. With the Enhanced Dialogue Interface mod, the textual content for all dialogue choices turns into aligned, the darkish background behind every choice is eliminated, and the readability of the textual content itself can be improved, all in all for a way more aesthetically pleasing look. Moreover, the mod additionally shortens the delays when dialogue sequences start and finish, making for smoother transitions.
Undelayed Menus by Seb263
This may look like a very granular enchancment, however when you’ve felt like Starfield’s UI is a bit unresponsive, this mod is value trying into. Going into and out of menus within the sport is accompanied by a fade impact that takes a few second every time. That fade is eliminated with this mod, whereas all menus additionally run at 60 FPS as a substitute of the default 30 FPS, enabling snappier UI navigation.
Enhanced Participant Healthbar by SilverEzredes
Once more, a easy one, however one which immediately makes parts of the UI extra informative, even at a glance- only one aspect particularly, in actual fact. As its identify suggests, the Enhanced Participant Healthbar mod dynamically adjustments the color of your healthbar relying on how a lot HP you might have, altering colors at 75%, 50%, and 25%.
Ship Skip by Bub200
Starfield’s animations for watching your ship land, take off, dock, and undock are cool and every part, however after you’ve seen all of them dozens of instances, they will begin getting in your nerves. Fortunately, the Ship Skip mod permits provides you the choice to show them off totally, in order that transitions from flying your ship to exploring on foot turn out to be a lot, a lot faster.
Clean Ship Reticle by alexbulluk
The advance on supply here’s a very particular one, however one that you simply’ll doubtless admire when you spend a variety of time flying your ship. For those who’ve ever felt that your ship’s reticle appears a bit stuttery, that’s as a result of it does, on condition that it’s capped at 30 FPS, which might be a problem when you’re enjoying at a better body charge. With this mod, nevertheless, the ship’s HUD runs at 120 FPS.
Impartial LUTs by fadingsignal
Starfield makes liberal use of filters, as any piece of visible media does, in fact, and whereas a variety of these filters do an amazing job of including to the sport’s visible model and aesthetic, that’s not all the time the case. With this mod, nevertheless, you’ll be able to take away all color filters from the sport, which suggests the sport has a extra uniform look, and a a lot, a lot deeper black pallet. How a lot you’ll like it’s going to clearly boil right down to choice, however you’ll discover better element and sharpness on a number of events.
Starfield Upscaler by ureDark
Starfield not having DLSS help at launch was fairly a disappointment to many. Positive, it options help for AMD’s FSR, but it surely’s honest to say that the outcomes aren’t as spectacular as they’d have been with DLSS. Because of the Starfield Upscaler mod, nevertheless, you’ll be able to exchange the sport’s FSR help with help for both Nvidia’s DLSS or Intel’s XeSS. The present model of the mod, nevertheless, solely helps DLSSS2.
Starfield Excessive Definition Texture Pack by epiphanyabsolute
The identify’s fairly self-explanatory. The excessive definition texture pack makes use of AI upscaling to, properly, upscale all textures and property within the sport. As per the mod’s creator, it achieves a 2x enchancment, and truthfully, the outcomes might be immediately obvious in fairly a couple of circumstances. The mod’s a work-in-progress proper now, so hopefully we are able to sit up for even higher enhancements.
Starfield FOV by hellstorm102
There’s no in-build FoV slider in Starfield at current, and although the dearth of such a function is all the time disappointing, there’s really a fairly straightforward repair for it. By default, first particular person FoV within the sport is 70, whereas third particular person FoV is 85. With this mod, each might be modified to permit for a a lot wider view in your display.
Jetpack Overhaul by IxionXVII
The Jetpack Overhaul mod doesn’t essentially overhaul your increase pack as a lot because it improves it, but it surely is admittedly fairly a noticeable enchancment. Moderately than controlling your jetpack with repeat button presses, this mod permits you to management it by urgent and holding the button. That, in fact, means now you can additionally use it for ever shorter bursts, permitting for extra precision in motion, which might be significantly helpful in zero-g environments.
Stealth Overhaul by IxionXVII
For those who’ve ever felt that Starfield’s stealth could be a bit too punishing (particularly with out sufficient stealth ability upgrades), the Stealth Overhaul mod is likely to be value trying into. The mod reduces various issues that make stealth a bit extra forgiving, together with enemy imaginative and prescient cones, how a lot sound you make while you’re in stealth, how rapidly enemies can detect you based mostly on the sound you’re making, how rapidly sleeping NPCs grew to become conscious of you, and extra.