This article concerns content for Secret World Legends. For the TSW Classic version, click here.
This page is under heavy editing. I apologize for the mess.
GUI stands for "Graphical User Interface". It is a generic computer term for on-screen displays and buttons. Commands entered by typing them instead of clicking on them are referred to as "Command Line Interface" (CLI) as opposed to the graphical GUI.
- For a list of CLI commands available see Commands.
- For a list of keyboard shortcuts used to access GUI components via keystrokes instead of mouse clicks, see Keyboard Layout.
The basic components of the GUI are explained below
The main menu is where you configure the game's controls and audio/visual settings.
The default to activate the main menu is F10, it can also be accessed by pressing ESC if no windows are open.
|Audio Options||Audio Configuration|
|Video Options||Video/Graphics Configuration|
|Interface Options||GUI Configuration|
|Character Select||Return to Character Select|
|Exit Game||Exit To Desktop|
|Resume Game||Close Main Menu|
The HUD (Heads Up Display) is the user interface for the game. The only places it's not used is during cutscenes, the main menu, character creation, load screens, login and character selection.
For the purposes of this overview, it's being divided into four sections: Top, Right, Left and Bottom. Most UI elements can be turned on or off, moved or resized. It also supports modding although the Secret World Legends modkit is not yet finalized. As of August 9th 2017.
|Menu||Pull down menu||No|
|Patron||Manage Patron (Membership) Status||No|
|Daily Login Rewards||Claim Daily Login Rewards||No|
|Aurum||Amount of Aurum you have. (The green plus overlay will open the purchase window.)||No|
|Marks of Favor||Amount of Marks Of Favor you have.||No|
|Anima Shards||Amount of Anima Shards you have.||No|
|Compass||Your character's facing direction.||Size/Position|
|Blue SP||Unspent Skill Points||No|
|Orange AP||Unspent Ability Points||No|
|Latency||Uses a symbol similar to cell-phone bars to display your network Latency.||No|
|Clock||The clock can show either in-game (white) or real-world time (green). Clicking on the time switches between the two.||No|
|Lock||Clicking on the lock on the upper right lets you move UI elements. (For more customization, use Interface Options from the Main Menu.)||No|
|GUI/HUD/Mini Map||User Position/Map Details||Size|
|Mission Tracker||Active Mission(s)||Size/Position|
|Mission Report||Mission Report Icon (Not Shown)||Size/Position|
|3D Mission Pointer||Location and Distance of Mission||No|
|Chat Window||Communications/CLI Commands||Size/Position|
|Defense Target||Defensive Target (Not Shown)||Size/Position|
|Team/Raid Window||Showing information about players on your team. (Not Shown)||Size/Position|
|Health Bar||Character Current/Maximum Health. Any buffs/debuffs will appear above this bar.||Size/Position|
|Weapon Status||Charging Status for Each Weapon||Size/Position|
|Anima Essence||Death penalty. Click to replenish using anima shards .||No|
|Weapon Power||Energy for Each Weapon||Size/Position|
|Health Potions||Number of Health Potions. Click green plus to replenish.||No|
|Ability Bar||Equipped Active Abilities||Size/Position|
|Quick Access Inventory||Quick Access Inventory||No|
|XP Bar||Current XP Status with SP and AP milestones||No|
|Notifications||Popup Notifications will appear from time to time.||Position|
|Tutorials||Tutorial hints will display in the bottom center of the screen until dismissed with ESC.||No|
|Alerts||System message will appear just below the compass.||No|
|Timer||Under certain circumstances, a countdown timer will appear next to the mission tracker.||No|
|Event Timer||Under certain circumstances, a timer will in a backlit box with a LED font.||Position|
|Subtitles||If subtitles are enabled, they will appear just above your ability bar.||No|
|Activity Finder||If you are in an activity finder queue, a small icon will appear||No|
Gear and Equipment
- Your character must be a minimum of level 15 or a Patron to be able to trade with another character.
Achievements and Legends
- NOTE: To create your own Cabal you must be a Patron .
Buying and Selling Items
Funcom has already included two primary methods to tailor the user interface to your needs:
- Interface Options (accessed using the main menu)
- Lock (click the lock icon on the upper right of the top menu bar to toggle edit mode)
There's also UI Mods, Macros, etc... See Customization.