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MobileUO - UI Setup Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by The Archaeologist, May 5, 2020.

  1. The Archaeologist

    The Archaeologist Neophyte

    Sep 2, 2019
    The purpose of this guide is to help players set up MobileUO's User Interface.


    It's important to note that MobileUO uses the CUO client with no 3rd party assistant. So the only options you'll have are the in-game options of CUO. This means that scripting is not possible at this point in time using the mobile app, for now. However, as you can see above, general hotkeys are mostly all possible.

    Using this guide, you will learn how to set up touch button macros for just about everything!

    Basic Information:

    1) Just like in the PC version, you must apply your in-game option changes, then log out and back in to save your progress.
    2) ** Right click ** To close gumps, you must open the hamburger menu at the top right of the screen and then toggle "close buttons" to the on position.

    3) To lift and drag a stack, simply touch it and slide your finger.
    4) To zoom in, open the hamburger menu in the top right corner and press the scale button. You can go from 100%-200%.
    5) To reduce power usage, open the hamburger menu in the top right corner and set Target FPS to 30.
    6) Some items and rare drops are not currently visible on mobile, so it's recommended to test and see if the items you expect to find are visible beforehand, where possible.
    7) Some hues may be showing as different hues on the Mobile version.
    8) Toggles for auto-open corpses/doors is found in the General tab of the in-game options.
    9) New* You can now adjust the size and position of the thumbstick by opening the hamburger menu in the top right corner of the screen and selecting those options.

    Setting up macro buttons:


    The above image shows the location of the touch button macro creation tool. This is found in the in-game options, under the macros tab.

    To access your options, you will need to select the options button in your paperdoll. If you accidentally close your paperdoll, it can be opened again using the menu bar.

    It's recommended that you set your scale to 200% when creating macro buttons in order to help widen the press area for the dropdown menus. It is also recommended that you log out and in several times while setting up your UI to save your progress.

    Basic macros:

    1) Bandage Self - Select new macro, then select "Bandage Self" from the dropdown menu. You will need to scroll the slider down to near the bottom. Note* Use Potion is another one that is nearer to the bottom of the list.

    2) War/Peace - Select new macro, then select "War/Peace" from the dropdown menu. There is currently no way to know whether your mounted character is in war mode, and so it is recommended that players keep "query before performing criminal actions" set to the default position of on.

    3) [pouch - Select new macro, then select "say" from the dropdown menu. Then type [pouch in the text bar. Another good use for say macros is to call "guards." Note* type [help in the game to obtain a list of possible commands, such as the [drink commands for potions.

    4) Magic Trap Spell - Select new macro, then select "Cast Spell" then select magic trap from the second dropdown that appears. Alternatively you can drag spell gumps from your spellbook.

    5) Hiding - Select new macro, then select "Use Skill" from the dropdown menu. Select Hiding from the secondary menu.


    Counters are a handy tool for keeping track of your resources while you play.

    In the in-game options, select the Counters tab.

    In the above screenshot, we can see that the counter bar is currently positioned just above the game window. I set mine to be two rows down and 8 columns across. Apply and save your changes, then simply drag each item you want to keep track of into the bar.

    Note* In this image, every item being tracked is set to 0, even though I have a plethora of those items in the bag inside of my backpack. You need to have the interior container open for the counter bar and even certain touch macro buttons to work. Closing the container will cause the items inside to no longer be visible to the client.

    Changing the scale of your containers:

    You can adjust the scale of your containers in the Containers tab:

    Containers Tab

    Note* The containers tab has another nice option for MobileUO, which is the double click to loot. Be sure to turn on this handy option!

    Other Useful Tips:

    1) The smaller your game window is, the less laggy the game will be. You will have to find a good balance between view range and lag for what you are doing.
    2) Setting the scale to 125% may be helpful in some situations. Just make sure to zoom out once in a while for things like the meta talisman cooldown timer display gump or scoring which may open as you play.
    3) Currently, the minimize button on the detailed status bar is non-functional. If you accidentally open it by double clicking your status bar, it's easier just to close it and re-pull the bar. A fix is in development.
    4) It's a good idea to clean the excess clutter out of your bank and personal inventory as much as possible for play on mobile. It's very easy to mis-click something on mobile. You can use interior containers to give yourself more room, but just remember to keep them open if they have resources like (bandages/regs) inside.
    5) Circle of transparency can be found in the General tab about halfway down the list, you may need to scroll down on the menu a bit to see it. However, circle of transparency is currently not working on mobile.

    Well that about sums up the Guide for now! Feel free to comment or PM if you need any additional help setting up your UI! I hope you enjoy MobileUO as much as I do, once you see how viable it actually is!

    For my previous install/config guide, click here.

    For more information about MobileUO, you can visit the creators website here.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2020
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  2. parsnip

    parsnip Grandmaster

    Jul 11, 2013
    Super cool, thanks for writing up the guide.
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