In the game of Transformice, the user is presented with a large graphical user interface that has a variety of functions.
The information bar is positioned at the top of the room and informs you of:
- the current map's #, and creator (if user-made)
- the time left to complete the map
- the number of mice in the room
- who the current shaman is
- which room you are in
Time left is useful in maps that have something happen at specific times, e.g. in map 81, the time counter helps the mice and the shaman because after 10 seconds, the gravity reverses. This gives the mice and the shaman the knowledge of when the gravity will be reversed and how much time they have left to build a shelter or die.
The bottom bar houses a number of other features, listed below.
The chat box is the most active part of the bottom bar. Not only can registered players communicate with each other in this window, but it also displays various game information.
- “Points” redirects here. For experience points, see Experience.
- “Points” redirects here. For skill points, see Skill.
Next to the chat box, you'll find a list of people currently playing in your room as well as their current overall scores.
Generally speaking, the people at the top of the list will be next to be the shaman, but there are occasions where people continue to gain points without becoming the shaman. It also seems random whether or not the next map will have two shaman or not regardless of how close the top scores are.
A table of how many points mice gain after each round can be found here.
The leaderboard shows the order the mice that completed the level (obtaining the cheese and proceeded to the hole) finished in and which places they had been in. It is similar to the now removed ranking tab.
As mentioned above, there are also buttons above the player list. These buttons do a number of things.
By clicking the shaman feather to the right of the emote buttons, a dialog box opens, allowing you to turn hard mode or divine mode on/off, enable/disable skills, set your shaman markings color and configure your totem. This feature is only available to players that have over 1,000 saves.
- Room list
- Hall of Cheese
- Discord (opens https://discord.gg/transformice)
- Help (opens http://www.transformice.com/tutorials/index.php)
- Fullscreen (replaces the help button on older accounts)
The Menu button opens up into a number of options.
|Menu||Displays clickable images leading to tutorial, vanilla, survivor, tribe house, bootcamp, racing, shop and map editor.|
|Shop||You can purchase cute items for your mouse in this window such as hats, furs, or even shaman item skins.|
|Skills||Lets you distribute skill points and see your level and experience.|
|Forum||Opens the Atelier 801 forum.|
|Map Editor||The Map Editor is a feature that lets you create your own map.|
|Training||Changes to room "Training
|What's new?||Shows a list of recent updates.|
|Game Rules||Shows a shortened list of the rules.|
|Community||Shows a list of community-made resources.|
|Email and password||Lets you validate your email.|
|Option||Equivalent chat command
(with nickname included)
|Whisper||/c or /w|
|Whisper (tab)||/c* or /w*|
|Add to your friendlist / Remove from your friendlist||/friend|
|Marriage proposal / Divorce||∅|
|Trade||/trade||Trading only works if both players are in the same room (if not, this option does not appear, as well)|
Players can trade by using the chat command "/trade" followed by the nickname, or by using the "Trade" option in the player menu, which appears after clicking on a player's name, either in the player list or the chatbox.
Trading only works if both players are in the same room; if not, the option to trade does not appear in the player menu, as well.
On the trading interface, inventory items can be selected to trade by clicking on them. Holding ⇧ Shift while doing so selects 10 of the same item, or if the player does not have at least 10, then all of them.
To prevent abuse, after an item has been selected for, or deselected from, trading, the "Submit" button to finish the trade is greyed out and does not function for a few seconds.
A player's that has clicked "Submit" box turns green; both players must click "Submit" to finish the trade. If either player selects or deselects an item, the player's that has already clicked "Submit" submission will be undone.
Players can report others by using the chat command "/report" followed by the nickname, or by using the "Report" option in the player menu, which appears after clicking on a player's name, either in the player list or the chatbox.
Reasons for reporting that can be chosen:
- Spam / Flood
- Insults / Obscenity
A comment can also be added.
There is a system called karma, which keeps track of how many reports of a player have resulted in a ban.