Below you will find a wide variety of the most commonly asked questions about UIE. To help provide answers to many of these questions I've made this little FAQ to help:
Q: How was UIE (User Interface Enhancements) made?
A: Using a program called n2003lyt.exe to move the NR2003 UI and my own skill-set of graphic design in programs like Photoshop and After Effects UIE 2013 was made possible.
Q: Will this take forever to download? I have a slow internet/a limit I can download.
A: UIE in it's compressed state is very small. The full package compressed is only about 90 MB's large. But uncompressed can be rather huge so make sure you have free space on your hard drive.
Q:What if I only want certain UIE features and not all of them?
A: Other packages are available that only offer sections of the UI (Like menus, replay, or racing UI only). This helps those who have low disk space or only care for a certain part of the UI in NR2003. UIE 2013 is very modular in the sense that it can run with only small section instead of having to have an entire package to work.
Q: How many different layouts are there that we can use?
A: Depending on the package you download there will be different amount. If you were to download the total package it would include over 100 different UI layouts total.
Q: How big is the file size for UIE once I unzip it?
A: UIE is approx 3.55 GB's large if you download the Complete edition.
Q: How do I install UIE?
A: When you download UIE from the website instructions on how to install are provided. If you still need help please refer to our help thread here: Troubleshooting thread
Q: I think I found a bug on one of the layouts, where do I go to report this?
A: If you have found something you believe is an issue you can visit the bug thread here to report it: Bug reporting thread thread
Q: I have a cool idea for a new UI layout or an idea for improving one of the layouts, where can I share my ideas?
A: Visit the feedback thread here for all your ideas: Feedback / Suggestion thread
Q: Is there a place I can preview everything in UIE 2013 before I download it?
A: Yes! We have a gallery where you can view all the UIE layouts which can be previewed here
Q: Camhack looks like it can be used with UIE 2013 a lot, is there a tutorial for this?
A: Yes, a tutotial for camhack can be found here
Main Menu layout questions:
Q: Why does my game crash before I get to the main menu of NR2003?
A: Make sure you have not removed the folder within the UIE folder called 'CREDITS' it is required for UIE to run. Also you may need to disable the game's intro.
Q: I installed one of the ticker menus but the ticker is not scrolling on the correct position of the screen?
A: Make sure the ticker menu layout you have chosen is the same screen size you play NR2003 on. Only a handful of resolutions are supported for the main menu tickers. More resolutions may be added if people want them.
Q: I installed one of the ticker menus but the ticker is not showing up?
A: Make sure in NR2003 on the settings menu you have 'background animations' turned on.
Q: Can I make my own custom background for the main menus / make a new design for the ticker?
A: Yes! Make sure to download the templates package. This will allow you have the necessary files to make sure your background lines up properly with whatever menu you have chosen. If you need help visit this section here: UIE 2013
Replay layout questions:
Q: Why is the S key standings still a box? Can't you change this?
A: The standings box unfortunately cannot be made horizontal. This is hard coded into the NR2003.EXE and AD Racing Design will not touch the EXE under any circumstance. The best we were able to do is make it look decent on the the racing layouts like the tickers.
Q: Can I make my own logo/series replay layout?
A: Yes! In the templates package you can make your own fictional replay layout.
Racing layout questions:
Q: Why is the F2 standings still a box? Can't you change this?
A: The standings F2 key box unfortunately cannot be made horizontal. This is hard coded into the NR2003.EXE and AD Racing Design will not touch the EXE under any circumstance. The best we were able to do is make it look decent on the the racing layouts like the tickers.
Q: Why doesn't the ticker layouts scroll/move?
A: Again a limitation of NR2003. No animations can be added in the racing layout, it just simply is impossible.
Q: Can we make our own custom drivers for the Hotpass layout?
A: Yes! We have provided a template on the website that you can download to make your own. If you need further assistance visit this section here for help: UIE 2013
Q: Can we make our own custom ticker?
A: While it is possible to modify any of the existing tickers with new STP's the tickers are the core of UIE 2013 and are very complex beyond a simple template to customize since they are tied to the lyt files as well. Any custom tickers that don't match and existing layout file would not work. If people want specific tickers made in the future this may be taken into consideration.
Q: Why do none of the tickers have any Sprint, Nationwide, or Camping world logos on them?
A: This was done on purpose since not everyone will use the tickers to race with official Nascar carsets. In most cases people will run their own fictional series and this makes more sense than to have specific series logos on each ticker. If it is requested by the community special tickers with certain Nascar series could be added later on.