So the live servers finally came back up, and the Vert Blue patch does make the UI work .. but the spell gems window has no labels and the hotkey bar is not showing any inventory slots. I am going to fix mine by effectively merging the old and new files, but folks will probably appreciate a real fix for those options. Once I get mine working, I will post the files in my Google drive if people want.
For reference, I use the spell gems window with right-sided text.
Thanks again, Savok, for the fix.