Monster Hunter World New Mods Introduce HUD Improvements, PS4 Save File Transfer

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Monster Hunter World hasn’t received any major update lately, but thankfully the PC version of the game is getting some new features anyway thanks to mods. A couple of them have been released recently, introducing some welcome improvements.

The first new Monster Hunter World mod is the Hidden HUD Fix mod, which introduces a replacement HUD which can be turned on and off or even placed offscreen.

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In previous Monster Hunter games, setting the HUD to hidden still allowed vital information to be temporarily displayed by holding down the “camera” or “item selection” button. HUD elements could also be moved onto the second screen on DS titles. This allowed players to avoid having their vision permanently obstructed by floating bars on the edge of the screen when hunting, gathering and generally getting tackled by fish.

This time around, hiding the HUD permanently conceals HP, stamina, the minimap, sharpness, the majority of weapon specific parameters and some other things. Hence, this AutoHotkey script was written to act as a toggleable and moveable substitute for most HUD elements.

It is not intended to “assist” in hunting – fighting monsters without the original HUD should be done with the expectation of being left, in the best cases, at a marginal disadvantage. However, some features that do expose information not readily visible on the HUD are included because they were convenient to implement. Please be considerate of other players’ wishes and intentions.

The second new mod is actually a tool that allows players to transfer PS4 Save Data to the PC version. Unfortunately, your PS4 save needs to be decrypted, and it can only be done currently on jailbroken consoles.

Allows you to transfer the character data from your PlayStation 4 save to your Steam PC save.
This, of course, requires a DECRYPTED save and therefore a jailbroken PS4 (currently only public exploits for =< 5.05 are available).

Tested and working with game build 161254 (PC) / GM (PS4).

Use at your own risk! Play in offline mode if you fear a ban or whatever.

You might lose items or equipment that you have acquired on PS4 which is not yet available in the PC version.
This tool will create a backup of the specified PC save data file, so you can restore it easily in case something goes wrong.

How-to:
1. Dump your decrypted PS4 save (i.e. using Playstation 4 Save Mounter)
2. Open WorldSaveTransfer
3. Select your decrypted PS4 save as input (memory.dat) and the slot of the character you want to transfer to PC
4. If not already selected automatically, select your PC save data and the slot you want to save the PS4 character to
5. Click “Transfer character data to PC”

Monster Hunter World is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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