Baldur's Gate 3

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AlanaSP ShinyHobo Djmr and Zee

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About this mod

Changes existing UI to enhance the current modding scene by removing intrusive in-game warning and enhancing character creation options. Also provides optional files that replace UI elements based on player feedback

Permissions and credits
17/11/23 - No updates required for hotfix 11
19/11/23 - Showallitems enhanced, Feature updates only (previous version still works)
20/11/23 - Fix for racial passives/spells at level up


- Other UI mods that change the same files can prevent this mod from working.

This mod is aimed at making changes to the overall user interface to improve usability as well as opening options to more potential mods. New video soon.

Player Features

  • Prevents annoying story error message box appearing when using mods
  • Removes annoying reset tutorial/enable tutorials message box when entering CC
  • Character Creation tweaks: Redesigned Origin layout (the first screen you see when entering CC).
  • Character Creation Layout tweaks: Adds full Facial Hair Colour selection.
  • (Controller only) Character Creation Layout tweaks: Hides appearance options when not available, adds "all colours" tickbox for highlights.
  • Hireling tweaks: Redesigned Hireling layout (makes better use of the dead space).
  • Switches "Show all items" (highlighting all interactables, default left ALT key/right stick) from requiring a held input to an on/off switch. Works for both Keyboard and Controller - switching between the two input methods when enabled would cause an additional toggle to be required. Stays on UI change (such as game menu/dialogue), when examining items and when showing other tooltips - toggle only needed in new instances (region change, loaded save). (Credit: Violet-Vibes)
  • (Keyboard-only) Dialogue Tweaks - Hides the bottom-left buttons when in dialogue with companions and NPCs where Attack/Trade are not relevant. Can still be accessed by placing your mouse in the bottom-left area. This cleans up the UI when experiencing intimate scenes. (Credit: Wesslan)
  • Replaces existing Minimap with smaller version (75% zoom, takes up less space on screen) or no Minimap (leaving the relevant buttons).

Modder Features

  • Character Creation Layout tweaks: Removes head scroll limit. (Credit: Alana)
  • Character Creation Layout tweaks: Removes appearance tab restrictions allowing for modded slot use. (ex: Origin Hairstyles, Humans with tails)
  • Character Creation Layout tweaks: Changes Dragonborn Sorcerer Draconic Ancestry to allow for additional scale types.
  • CC/Level up Layout tweaks: Adds multiple scroll bars to Origins, Races, Subraces, Classes, Subclasses, Deity and Background selection for better support with modded options.
  • CC/Level up Layout tweaks: Changes passive and equipment selection to turn into a scroll option when enough modded options are added - such as modded Eldritch Invocations. (Credit: Winterbrick)
  • CC/Level up Layout tweaks: Adds passive and spell selection to Races (previously limited to Class only) (Credit: TrumanHarp)
  • CC/Level up Layout tweaks: Changes Feat panel to have additional scroll options to support modded Feats with long descriptions and multiple options. (Credit: Lostsoul)
  • Hireling tweaks: Adds multiple scroll bars to Hireling selection for better support with modded options.

OPTIONAL FILE REQUIRED - Custom Asset Features

  • Supports modded class/subclass icons, with a generic icon given to mods without a provided icon.
  • Dynamic support for class/subclass icons that have not been provided, the image name would need to match the class/subclass name in classdescriptions.lsx. (Credit: LaughingLeader)
  • Supports modded race/subrace icons, including custom names for Subraces such as Dragonborn.
  • Supports modded action resource icons for Keyboard - Hotbar, Tooltips and CC/Levelup.
  • Supports modded action resource icons for Controller - Tooltips, Action Radial "Cost:", Action Radial bottom resource bar and CC/Levelup.
  • Dynamic support for action resource icons that have not been provided and fallback support when no entries are provided for CC/Levelup and Action Radial bottom resource bar.
  • Better handling of action resources without icons, with placeholder stars added to each section and counted on Keyboard Hotbar. (Credit: juumeijin)
  • Supports modded background icons (instead of a square block). (Credit: NellsRelo)
  • Supports modded deity icons (instead of a square block). (Credit: Lostsoul)


Place both ImprovedUI.pak and any optional file(s) under "%LocalAppData%\Larian Studios\Baldur's Gate 3\Mods" - no mod list entry required.


If added via Vortex/BG3 Mod Manager/manual install, ensure that the Story Fix (or a mod that includes it) is also added to work correctly.


Ensure "Enable gameplay stats tracking" is disabled in the Larian Launcher. To do this, click on the gear icon in the bottom left -> Untick:

This mod completely overwrites UI files generated by Larian Studios, which will cause issues if these are updated in a hotfix/patch, and other mods changing the same files will cause conflicts.

The latest mod updates will be available from GitHub first -