DW:U is awesome game but original version lacks some immersion related to Races - there could be more of it , and alot .
Choosing certain race should have option to influence UI selection, soundtrack selection, as it influences your ship designs.
UI and Soundtrack are both omnipresent things, which actually build the "feel" of race you play.
Example of it here, in my mod thread: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3651979
The problem there no ability to mod it, because current mechanics disallow to create race-specific UIs/Soundtracks.
Please add it as modding feature.
Here is proposal how to do it easy, file-structure wise:
1. Race specific UI is simple.
Add to race file variable racSpecificUI.
if raceSpecificUI = 0, then it will use default ui from installed theme or vannila game ui in ui/chrome directory (same as it works now)
if raceSpecificUI = 1,2,3 etc then it will check for folder ...ui/chrome/ui-01, ...ui/chrome/ui-02 etc - same way as it works for ship art currently
2. For soundtrack its bit more complex but also manageable.
Same thing, in race file variable raceSoundtrack = 0 then it will play all files from music folder of active theme.
if raceSoundtrack = 1 and more it will find text file soundtrack1, soundtrack2 in sounds/soundtracks folder. Each file will have exact names of files which are assigned to current soundtrack. Game will pick random string, find file in sounds/music folder , and play it.
3. Sound effects could be altered same way as UI.
For now, for example, with my mod, its impossible to create different soundtracks, and must replace folders + delete older race/version music folder manually in order to play other race with customised race-specific ui/music.
Thanks alot in advance.