User interface

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Components of the game window[edit]

The official EL website has a nice overview of the interface.
The different components and their uses are discussed below.


At the bottom of the game window you have a tool-bar with buttons for shortcuts to frequently used tools. Most of these are also accessible through shortcut keys.

1. Walk icon, 2. Sit/stand toggle (alt+s), 3. eye (look at), 4. use, 5. use with, 6. trade, 7. fight, 8. Inventory (ctrl+i), 9. Spell window (ctrl+s), 10. Manufacture window (ctrl+m), 11. Emotes, 12. Questlog, 13. Map (TAB key), 14. Notepad/URL (ctrl+n), 15. Buddy list (ctrl+b), 16. Stats (ctrl+z gives session window), 17. Console (F1 or ~), 18. Help window (ctrl+h), 19. Options window (ctrl+o)

Status bars[edit]

Above the Tool-bar you have a status bar, showing your ethereal points (mana, blue), food level (yellow), health points (red) and carry capacity (emu, brown). To the right of these items you can have the action points (magenta) and up to four skill bars. The first bar can be selected by clicking on the skill (left mouse button) in the skills list. Additional bars can be selected by using shift+left-mouse-button.

Chat and channels[edit]


Quick inventory[edit]

Allows you quick access to the first 6 (horizontal) inventory slots of the inventory window without needing to open it. It's possible to mix using this to feed yourself, but it spams your chatlogs.

Quick spellbar[edit]

You can add spells that you can cast from the magic window, and use Alt+[No. downwards] or click on it to cast the spell.


The Stats sidebar can be customised to show bars (how much experience to the next level) and Levels you possess in each skill

Compass and clock[edit]

The time can be toggled on/off, as well as toggling on/off the seconds unit.


Buddy list[edit]


Help, Skills, Encyclopedia, Rules[edit]


Item lists[edit]


Mini Map[edit]



Quest Log[edit]


Your ranging statistics can be displayed with ctrl+t (in some old versions ctrl+r). To get the latest client, check out Sir Odie's website.




Opened at NPC or from Inventory context menu or with #sto command.

You can right-click on the top bar for a context menu. From this context menu you can

  • Print items to console (chat-log file)
  • Sort categories alphabetically (need to close and reopen to take effect)
  • Auto close storage dialogue (when opening storage it closes the dialogue window)
  • Auto select storage option in dialogue (will open storage when clicking on storage NPC)

URL list[edit]

User menus[edit]

This User Menu is stored in a file in your Eternal Lands data directory (Eternal Lands/main/ and can be edited with a text editor (do not try this with notepad, it makes a mess, use a real plain text editor like metapad and make sure you do not save with a different or extra extension like .txt). The source code of this file is given below. Items that need additional input, such as
Accept...||#accept <Player Name>
will produce a pop-up window in which the requested data can be entered.

Guild Info...||#guild_info <Guild Tag>
Join...||#join_guild <Full Guild Name>
Accept...||#accept <Player Name>
Remove...||#remove <Player Name>
View Rank...||#rank <Player Name>
Change Rank...||#change_rank <Player Name> <Rank>
Change Tag Colour...||#set_guild_color <Guild Tag> <Colour>
View Guild Colour...||#view_guild_colors
Set Ally...||#set_ally_guild <Guild Tag>
Unset Ally...||#unset_ally_guild <Guild Tag>
List Allies...||#allies_list
Ignore...||#ignore <Player Name>
Unignore...||#unignore <Player Name>
Ignore Bots||#ignore_bots
Set Alias...||#alias <Number> <Text>
View Aliases||#aliases

Map view[edit]

Console view[edit]

Context menus[edit]

Work in progress. --Maxine 03:42, 29 July 2011 (CDT)