One of the coolest parts about finally being able to customize our SWTOR user interfaces is the fact that not only can we enjoy them for ourselves, but we can share our personal UI creations with the community. The game’s ability to accept altered .xml files also makes it easy for players to try out other UI creations without having to copy every little tedious step in-game. One SWTOR community site is doing just that– they’re assisting the community by offering players the tools to share their custom player-made UIs.
I am, of course, talking about SWTORUI. The site was launched in April. Here’s a bit about the folks behind the scenes:
“The staff at SWTORUI would like to welcome you to our interface customization community for the Bioware game StarWars: The Old Republic. (Yes, we are those same crazy people that brought you EQInterface, WoWInterface, EQ2Interface, RiftUI and more!)
We welcome you to use our forums and discuss your plans, wishes, etc. for AddOn development in SW:TOR.”
On SWTORUI, not only can players browse and download custom UI layouts, but they can share their own and take part in the community forums. The interfaces are organized into different categories based on class, role, and type of gameplay. For players new to the custom UI importing world, there is a handy FAQ on how to install UI layouts. There’s even a picture-based guide.
There is also now a community thread on the official forums about the UI creations seen on SWTORUI. It can be found here. The thread has even seen action from BioWare’s staff members. Be sure and check it out!