Thank you for replying to my question about how to hide the HUD in Sacred 2 (Gold). Unofortunately, I have no idea how to "erase all the interface textures so that they're invisible (open each file and erase it, making it transparent)". I found some "graphics#.zip" files that contain user interface .dds files; but it does not matter what I do with them (the game shows no effect). I even completely deleted archives containing textures for the UI, but the UI remains unchanged when I launch the game. I am no modder, and I really need someone more knowledgeable to help me. This would be my favorite game if I could turn the HUD off. Is there any chance that you (or anyone reading this thread) would be willing to asssist me? Even if you could tell me what files need to be modified, that would be a great help. I play with Elite textures (but I do not know whether that has any bearing on the UI). Anyway, if you have an idea, or could offer some instructions for a nubie, I would be most grateful.
Actually, I would be happy playing even if I had to be careful not to click the hidden HUD elements. I know it is not perfect, but it would still achieve the immersion that is a sine qua non for me. Game functionality might be awkward, even frustrating, but it would be worth it to me. If you do know of a simple way to pull it off, please let me know. Of course, I have no expectation that you should invest real time in this for me; I am just hoping you may know of a relatively easy solution. Thank you for the time you have already given in replying to these inquiries.