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Last Update: 06 May 2021

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1. Overview

2. Modlist

3. Installation - Recommended Settings - Advanced (WIP)

4. Screenshots (WIP)

5. Troubleshooting (WIP) 

6. Tips and Tricks (WIP)

7. Files (WIP)

 

 

Who this guide is for.

I've watched quite a few videos on Youtube and some of them look fantastic. But most of the time you simply don't get a complete list of what they actually use or have to watch a dozen or so (*cough* 250 *cough* MxR *cough*) to get a hint of what they might use and then they might switch mods at any time.

 

So this here is my complete list and i'll add a few screenshots (i recommend to take a look there first) so you'll know what to expect if you follow this guide.

 

My goal is to get a beautiful game which is fun and, although it is a RPG, as realistic as possible without punishing you for playing it. So you'll find no nonsensical weapons and armor which are totally useless in reality (i replaced those as much as possible), and none of the punishing survival mods.

 

But the beauty of it is that you can still adapt the list to what you like. I'm just trying to give you a solid base where you can add the things you like (or remove the ones you don't). See 'Nothing is carved in stone' in post #6.

 

 

A big 'Thank you' to all the modders out there! The game wouldn't be as good as it is now without you guys and gals!

 

 

Don't forget to either endorse the mods you use or give the authors a 'thumbs up' here at LL.

 

 

Other games:

Skyrim SE for Beginners

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Modlist

Here you'll find every mod i either tested or use in my personal build of the game. I havn't had any crashes for a very long time. But there are some things you got to watch out for (see 'Tips and Tricks').

 

 

Mod Manager

I strongly recommend using MO2 for this. Troubleshooting and adding/removing mods is so much easier with this tool. You forgot something? Just install it and drag'n'drop it into the right position. Loadorder messed up? Just use drag'n'drop again.

 

It got a slight learning curve (thats where the tutorial videos come in). But once you got used to it, this tool is very very helpful.

 

Also any errors showing up in the bottom window of MO2 can be ignored. Those have always been false positives. Try installing something via FOMOD and every option you don't use falsely shows up as an error.

 

 

Creation Club

Please check the entry in the next post.

 

 

Legend

I added some additional info to a lot of the mods which might be useful to you:

(FPS)                : These mods will have an impact on your FPS.

(Optional)        : Not absolutely necessary but recommended.

(Group XY)      : These mods belong together. If you want one of the lower mods in the group you'll need the ones above it. Or you can skip the entire group.

(Rec)                : There is an entry for it in 'Tips and Tricks'.

(R88)                : Those should be added to the sorting

(File)                : There's a file available in the download section.

(Scriptheavy)   : In Skyrim you shouldn't have too many of these mods. They can influence the speed of the gameplay and will increase your loading time.

Placeholder     : Broken atm. Might be worth later on

(TEMPORARY) : This is not needed anymore after you've (re)run LODGen.

(Advanced)      : These require some extra attention. They are not essential but greatly improve the game (instructions can be found in post #6). 

🔻                  : Will require an update when Bethesda releases more content for the CC.

 

 

Preinstallation

Here we got a few things to do before we install our first mod with a mod manager.

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F4SE

This mod is needed for quite a few mods to work at all. Just copy the files into your gamefolder (usually …/Steam/steamapps/common/Fallout 4). Watch out to use the correct version for your Fallout 4!

 

FO4Edit

Don't worry, we'll need it only once to start a script.

 

ENB (Rec)

I strongly recommend using an ENB for the game (see entry in 'Tips and Tricks').

 

Foundation

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(TEMPORARY) FO4LODGen Ressources (Should be deactivated after you've run the LODGen)

(TEMPORARY) NeuraLOD - Resource File (Should be deactivated after you've run the LODGen)

Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch

Luxor's HQ LOD

Luxor's Far Harbor HQ Tree LOD

Achievements

Armor and Weapon Keywords Community Resource (AWKCR)

Canary Save File Monitor

Professional Ammo Crafting (P.A.C)

Start Me Up - Alternate Start and Dialogue Overhaul

High Resolution Texture Pack 2K and 4K - Valius

SavrenX HD 1K Buildings and Interior

🔴Don't forget to merge the two fixes into it.

SavrenX Food and Foodware 

SavrenX HD Junk and Props DLC

SavrenX HD Settlement and Clutters

🔴Don't forget to merge the fix into it.

SavrenX HD Settlement and Clutters DLC

SavrenX Organic Gore

luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt 2

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt 3

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt 4

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt 5

Diamond City HD

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Glowing Sea Ash

Vault 111 HD 

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL(see 'Final').

The Natural Bundle - Assorted Textures

🔴I recommend to install all packs of the mod in a resolution of your choice.

Haul'd Out 4K - Pier

Haul'd Out 4K - Warehouse

Shack Floors Re-Done

Luxor's HQ LOD

Luxor's Far Harbor HQ Tree LOD

Nuka World low res Mountain and Rocks LOD fix

Tookie's Textures-Grass and Plants

Plants and Herbs Revamped

Boston Natural Surroundings Trees only

🔴Make sure to get the right version.

GRASSLANDS - A Fallout 4 Grass Overhaul

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final' - i've chosen the 'healthy' version).

Grasslands Vanilla Grass Redux - Denser Grass

Pine Trees Redone1 - BNS 2.4

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

(Optional) Lily Pads and pond scum remover

🔴I recommend to install both parts of the mod.

NXGEN - Nice Bush

Water Enhanced

Real Water HD for ENB

Better Coastal Waves - Wilder Water

 

SKSE

 

Textures

 

UI

 

PC

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BodySlide and Outfit Studio

Caliente's Beautiful Bodies Enhancer -CBBE-

ZaZ-Extended-Skeleton (ZeX)

BodyTalk

Hairy Men for BodyTalk

Gender-Specific Skeletons

Additional Body Textures

Better Children Face Mesh and Presets

Ghouls Revamped

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final).

Ghouls Revamped - CBBE

Ghouls Revamped - EVB Male

FSM Body Textures Extreme

CBBE NPC HeadRear Fix Remake

🔴Don't forget to copy the body textures of FSM into the mod.

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

CBBE NPC HeadRear Fix Remake with Ghouls Revamped

Natasha Face Texture

🔴DONT use the HD version unless your FO4 is prepared for it!

No Expression Creases and Wrinkles

Distinctive Teeth

Deep Spiritual Eyes

Anto Hair Pack

KS Hairdos Short Medium Length and Updo Conversions

Ponytail Hairstyles by Azar

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Improved Hair Colors

Rutah Tattoo Pack for LooksMenu

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

(Optional) Aylis Preset

(Optional) AB - Body Presets

(Optional) AB - Armor Group Presets

 
NPC and Creatures

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The Machine And Her

Detailed Feral Ghouls 

(Optional) Cait fidelity

(Optional) Curie - The Return

Dogmeat - Smart - Silent - Sneaky

(Optional) Everyone's Best Friend (Dogmeat and Companion At Same Time)

(Optional) Gage

(Optional) Hancock

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Better Children Face Mesh and Presets

Nick Valentine - Dima

🔴We only need the textures for the two NPC

(Optional) Meet Companion Ivy

🟢I can't express how much i recommend this mod. Reginald did an extremely good job. And even i (normally a companion-hater) travel with her.

Cricket Replacer

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

(Optional) Kasumi Replacer

NPCs Travel

SavrenX Better Robots and HD Liberty Prime

SavrenX Creature Pack DLC REDONE

SavrenX Synth HD

SavrenX Organic Super Mutant

Subsurface Scattering For Supermutants

HD SuperMutant Eye Textures

Unique NPCs - Creatures and Monsters - Hybrid

🔴Don't forget to merge the fix into it.

Unique NPCs - Creatures Monsters - VIS-G Patch

Fireflies

Grittier Mysterious Stranger OR Mysterious Stranger (Female)

🟢The ESP of the second mod can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

 

Animation

 

Armor

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Subgroup: Creation Club Ignore this if you don't use mods from the CC.

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Children of Atom Power Armor

Power Armors Redone

🟢I recommend using the 'loose' files.

Institute Helmet fix for X-01 Power Armor

X-01 Nuka Quantum Uncompressed Normals

Power Armor Frame 4K Dark Steel

Raider Power Armor - 4K

 🟢I recommend using the 'loose' version.

Power Armor Decals

(Optional) Comfy Socks - CBBE Bodyslide

🟢Looks nice with some of the outfits.

SavrenX HD Vanilla Armor

SavrenX HD Vanilla Clothes

SavrenX HD DLC Armor and Clothes

SavrenX Super Mutant HD Armor

Raider Armors Retextured

Biohazard Suit

Biohazard Suit - Hazmat Suit Replacer

Biohazard Suit CBBE Bodyslide

Classic Combat Armor

Classic Combat Armor Vanilla Replacer Patch

DC Guard Armor

(Optional) Desert Operator - CBBE

Gas Mask Retexture - Visible Eyes

(Optional) (Group 1) Gunner Operator

(Optional) (Group 1) Gunner Operator - Bodyslide (CBBE and Uni-Boob)

CROSS Brotherhood Recon

🟢I recommend getting either the better texture pack or the alternative below.

(Optional) Big E's CROSS Brotherhood of Steel Retexture No Markings

CROSS Chosen Of Atom

🟢I recommend getting the better texture pack too.

CROSS Chosen Of Atom CBBE bodyslide file

CROSS_Courser Strigidae

🟢I recommend getting the better texture pack too.

CROSS_Courser Strigidae - CBBE 1st Person Arm Fix

CROSS IEX

🟢I recommend getting the better texture pack too.

CROSS IEX - CBBE bodyslide

CROSS Mojave Manhunter

🟢I recommend getting the better texture pack too.

CROSS Mojave Manhunter CBBE Uni-boob Bodyslide

CROSS Vertibird Flightsuit

🔴DELETE the ESL!

🟢I recommend getting the better texture pack too.

CROSS Vertibird ESP Patch

The Kite's Handmaiden

🟢I recommend getting the better texture pack too.

(Optional) (Group 2) Just another Piper Outfit

(Optional) (Group 2) Just another Piper Outfit - Patch

Private Military Company

Private Military Company Hotfix

Private Military Company - Glowmap

Private Military Company - CBBE Uniboob Bodyslide

Private Military Company Extended

SavrenX Power Armor HD DLC

Slooty Vault Jumpsuit

Slooty Vault Jumpsuit - CBBE Bodyslide

(Optional) Vault Suit Re-haul Slooty Edition

Eyewear and mask retexture

(Optional) Piercing collection

Rad-Ban Eyewear Inc

Tactical Fast Helmet

(Optional) PIP-Pad

 

Sound

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(Optional) No Bethesda and S.P.E.C.I.A.L Intro

🟢You can delete files if you want to keep some of the video.

Reverb and Ambiance Overhaul

Ambient Wasteland - Fallout 4 Edition

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

(Optional) Atomic Radio

Barefoot Footstep

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

BetterVertibirdSound

Consistent shell Audio

(Optional) Ghouls Add Sound Caiena

🟢Now the ferals sound creepy

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

NPC's Institute Laser Weapon Sound FIX

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Player Comments and Head Tracking

Immersive Generic Dialogues

Immersive Generic Dialogues Patch

Murder Death Scream

Project Reality Footsteps FO4

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

P.A.M.S - Power Armor Movement Sounds

🟢Pick your choice

Power Armor Voiced Operating System

Quieter Settlements

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Realistic Conversations Fallout 4

Realistic Minigun Sound Replacer

STFU Military Checkpoint Announcer

(Optional) Workbench Humming

(Optional) Fallout 4 Main Menu - Man In The High Castle  (The correct place for changes to the main menu)

(Optional) Fallout 4 Main Menu Theme Music Replacer- Violin cover  (The correct place for changes to the music of the main menu)

(Optional) Tactical Loading Screen (The correct place for changes to the loading screens)

 

Override

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Alcohol Effects

(Optional) (Group 1) Bobble Girl

(Optional) (Group 1) Bobble Girl Loading Screen

Bottle Water anytime

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Companion Infinite Ammo

CROSS Crit Gore-verhaul

DLC Ammo

Extreme Particles Overhaul 3.0

🔴Depending on your ENB you might want to use the version with less bloom.

Extreme Particles Overhaul 3.0 - Freezing Fix

(Optional) Extreme Particles Overhaul No Impact Smoke

(Optional) First Person Messages

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

(Optional) (Group 2) Ghoulish Perk Heals Radiation Damage Too

(Optional) (Group 2) Ghoulish Perk Heals Radiation Damage Too - Settings

🟢Thats one of the optional files

Immersive Burning Molotovs and Flamers (Tip)

Immersive resistences perks

🟢Now they are actually useful.

(Optional) Improvised Adhesive

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

(Optional) Legendary Modification 

(Optional) Mannequins Replacer

More Realistic Cats

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

One Minutemen Radiant Quest At A Time

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Raider Gangs Extended

🟢This will make raiders a lot harder

Raider Gang Extended DLC Compatibility Update

Realistic Death Physics - No Animations

Realistic Ragdoll Force - Explosions

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Immersive Fallout Combat - IFC

SKK Settlement Attack System

Realistic Death Physics - No Animations

Shell Rain

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Visual Reload

War Veteran Female Sole Survivor

 

World

 

Building

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If you're not interested in building settlements you can skip this section (although the 'Looks Mirror' is very useful).

 

Workshop Framework

Armor Workbench No Fire Barrel

Auto Doors

(Optional) Coffee Mod 9000 GTX French Roast

🔴Redundant if you own the content 'Slocum Joes' from the CC.

Craftable Display Shelves

Crimsomrider's Unique Furniture
Deployable Turret Pack 2 

🟢I use them for my base

Dog Bed for Dogmeat

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

JaL - Just a Ladder

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Looks Mirror

Memory Bank Conduits

Move Settlement Spawn Point

Move that Workbench

Private Area Markers (keep settlers out of your house)

Repaired Wall-Clock - Mesh Replacer

Singing Settler (Add the wardrobe too)

Solar Panels

(Optional) Vault-Tec Breeding Posters 4.1.0 OR Vault-Tec Breeding Posters - Adult Version 4.1.0

🟢Something you could expect from Vaulttec

Less shitty industrial wall lights

Do It Yourshelf - clutter for shelves and bookcases

Dino's Decorations - clutter arrangements for your settlements

CWSS Redux

Subgroup: Advanced Building

Subgroup: Sim Settlements

 

Patches and Fixes

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Armor and Weapon Keywords Community Resource (AWKCR)

AWKCR - Color Swap Hider

Better Cooking Stations

Better Cooking Stations - Far Harbor and Nuka World

BloodPack Mesh Fix

Companion Heal Thyself

Crafting Highlight Fix

Decent Elevators (WWE)

(Optional) Decent Elevators - Floor

🟢Pick whatever you like.

(Optional) Delay DLC

🟢Pick whatever you need.

Far Harbor Bed Fix

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

(Optional) Far harbor perk fixes

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Faster Workshop (Workshop Lag Fix)

Fixed Alpha Maps

Flicker Fixer

Invisible Empty Bottles and Glass Objects Fix

Less Exaggerated Blood Impacts

Limited Time MoleRat Disease and Craftable Cure

🟢I consider this a bugfix 

More Oil

Nuka Cola Storage Rack Fix (File)

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Nuka World - Skip raiding your own settlements

Player Comments Start Me Up Universal Patch

(Optional) Player Comments - Ivy Companion Patch

Quick Change

Rad-Ban Eyewear Inc - Scratch patch

Radio Model Replacer

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Remove Trish's Note

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Robco Fun - Red Menace Magazine

🟢The ESP can be flagged as ESL (see 'Final').

Rusty Face Fix

SavrenX HD Vanilla Armor - Fix

SavrenX HD Vanilla Clothes - Fix

SavrenX Better Robots and HD Liberty Prime - Decal Fix

Patch for Far Harbor - Normal Dialogue Prompts

Patch for Nuka World - Normal Dialogue Prompts

Settler and Companion Dialogue Overhaul

Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch - Patch 

🟢For 'Player Comments and Head Tracking

Fo4FI FPS fix

Fo4FI FPS fix - Translation

FO4FI - Nakano Residence Flicker Fix

 

Weather and Lighting

 

Weapon and Armor - Override

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Look At Me - Brotherhood Of Steel Edition

Look At Me - Gunner Edition

Look At Me - Institute Edition

Look At Me - Minutemen Edition

Look At Me - Railroad Edition

Look At Me - Triggermen Edition

(Optional) Power Armor Materials AND Paints (PAMAP)

Power Armor map fix

SavrenX Weapon HD DLC

RobCo Recon Scope Replacer

(Optional) M26 Fragmentation Grenade Replacer

Defense Gun

Defense Gun replacer for pipe-guns

Visual Reload Defense Gun Compatibility Patch

38 Revolver - Pipe revolver replacer

AER15 Modern Laser Assault Rifle

AK74M - Assault Rifle

Cazador Missile Launcher

🟢I recommend to merge the two patches 'Cazador Missile Launcher - Update' and 'MCM hotkey fix' into the main file

FN-FAL

FN-FAL - Textures

Springfield Armory M1A

The Humble Hunting Rifle

Heckler und Koch - G36 Complex

Heckler und Koch - MP5 Complex

MK18 CQBR

Mossberg 500 Pump-Action Shotgun

MWM4 - M4A1

MWM4 - M4A1 - Texture

Service Rifle

Service Rifle - Sound Replacer

Beretta M9-FS Pistol (92FS) 

🔴Don't forget to deactivate/remove the ESL

Energy Weapon Replacer - AER15

🟢All laser weapons - No LL

Modern Weapon Replacer - AK74M

🟢Handmade Rifle - No LL

Modern Weapon Replacer - Beretta M9-FS

🟢10mm - No LL

Modern Weapon Replacer - Cazador Missile Launcher

🟢Fat Man - No LL

MWR - FN FAL

🟢Radium Rifle - No LL

MWR - Heckler Und Koch MP5 Complex

🟢SMG - No LL

Modern Weapon Replacer - Mk18 CQBR

🟢Plasma Rifles - No LL

Modern Weapon Replacer - Mossberg 500

🟢Combat Shotgun - No LL

MWR - Service Rifle Redux

🟢Combat Rifle - No LL

Modern Weapon Replacer - Springfield Armory M1A

🟢Lever Action Rifle - No LL

See Through Scopes

Accuracy International AX50 Anti-Materiel Rifle

AX50 - See Through Update

AX50 - See Through Hotfix

Classic Holstered Weapons System (CHW)

 

Lovers Lab

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You can use this guide for anything regarding poses, animations and addons to the game.

 

 

Final

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Another Sanctuary Bridge

(Optional) Listening Post Bravo Player Home (Exterior)

🔴I always had issues in this location. So if you have vanishing walls this mod will fix the exterior.

(Optional) Taffington Boathouse Renewal

🔴CAUTION! This does require a new game!

🟢At least one settlement should look nice. You can rebuild reactors but repairing a roof is beyond your capabilities?

(Optional) Underground Hideout Redux

🟢A 'classic' mod comes to FO4.

ESL flagged ESP (File) WIP

Config Files

🔴Create an empty mod to save configuration files.

Created bodyslides should be added here.

Subgroup: Predone Bodyslides WIP

 

Bashed Patch

🔴 Has to be created via 'Wrye Bash' (Just convert the content of overwrite into a mod after you've run it)

 

 

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Installation

The most important thing first: DO NOT USE LOOT TO 'FIX' THE LOADORDER!

 

The second important thing: DO NOT download the 'High Resolution Texture Pack'!

 

With that out of the way the Installation is quite forward:

 

1. I always install the mods in the same order they are listed. At the end, when everything is installed i manually move the ESM to the top (while keeping the order in which they were installed) and check that the patches are below the mods they are supposed to patch.

 

2. Then comes the last step. Creating the bodyslides and the LOD generation.

 

 

Creation Club

Obviously i couldn't check every mod Bethesda offers in the CC as i have no intention to buy them. Some mods of the CC seem to have problems with a modded game so you'll have to check which ones will actually work with the list (and please report them to me).

 

Working:

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Noir Penthouse

Pip-Boy Paint Job

Power Armor Paint Job

 

Cause problems:

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Graphic T-Shirt Pack             - Causes a very visible neckseam

Modular Military Backpack   - Won't be undressed when an animation for AAF gets triggered.

 

 

Recommended Settings

I'll add a few comments for some mods which will give you the best visuals for the game.

 

Bodyslide

As MO2 uses a virtual installation you have to run Bodyslide through MO2. Just add a link to it in MO2 and start it from there.

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Start MO2 and edit a new link:

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Then select the 'Bodyslide x64.exe' which is located in your mods folder of MO2:

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Now Bodyslide will recognize all the armor (if they got a preset for Bodyslide) you have installed.

 

 

ENB

The imho best choice is PRC.X - Regular Legacy. Out of the box very nice already and offers many options to adapt it to your taste.

 

 

Immersive Burning Molotovs and Flamers

I recommend to use the following settings:

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As usual format is page/option

 

1.1 Burning Molotovs AND Flamers

2.2 Ruddy88 Edition! Extended Range

3.1 Immersive Radius

4.2 ESL

 

 

LOD

Just follow the instructions here: Regenerating Object LOD using FO4LODGen

 

 

MO2

MO2 extracts the compressed files you download into the folder 'Mods'. But this can get confusing when you build up your loadorder. I strongly recommend to create subfolders for the different games (like '.../mods/Skyrim SE' and '.../mods/Fallout 4'). 

 

 

Advanced

None atm.

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Screenshots

 

Aylis

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Buildings

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Landscape

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 Towns

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Concorde

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Diamond City

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Goodneighbor

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Sanctuary

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Troubleshooting

As you can imagine we might run into a bug or glitch while running so many mods. In this post i'll try to give you some informations to diagnose and (if i got a solution) resolve them.

 

 

Tools

 

 

Console commands for building

The alignment of some of the added concrete parts is a little bit off, but they all can be moved into the right position.

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Concrete 'Slab' and 'Beam'                                     - modpos z 32 OR -32

Whole wall section - thin and thick                        - modpos z 256 OR -256

 

Flickering texture (horizontal)                                 - modpos z -0.015 

Flickering texture (vertical)                                      - modpos x 0.015 OR -0.015 

Floor Slab with one rounded corner                       - modpos z -0.15 

 

 

Bugs

With that many mods conflicts are unavoidable.

 

Seams on Face/Wrists

This depends on the used textures and the ENB. Sometimes it seems to be gone, then the light changes and it becomes visible again. After all the tests, and what i read in the threads about it, it is only possible to minimize the effect. It will never be completely gone and is an issue of the underlying engine of the game.

 

 

Quests

Some quests/triggers might not work as intended. If i find something i'll add it here.

 

Open Order

The quest is a bit sluggish. You might have to talk to Wolfgang a day or two later to finish it.

 

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Tips and Tricks

ENB

The use of an ENB is highly recommended. It improves the visuals and will enhance your gameplay. But it is also one of the things that totally depends on your personal taste. Some want it more colorful others more bleak and others as realistic as possible. So i can't tell you which one is the best for you. The one i recommend is, together with the preset for Reshade, the best combination that i found. 

 

 

ENB, Weather, Lighting and Skin 

All these kind of mods influence each other and finding the right combination can take a lot of time. Change one of the first three and the look of the game can change drastically, it might even change the feel of the game.

 

The chosen texture for your character is very sensitive to the used ENB. What works perfectly fine in one setup might lead to bugs in another. Shadows might be wrong, or something else.

 

Changing the weather mod

Thankfully there doesn't Need to be much done if you want to use any other weather mod.

 


Hardware

As some of us might be on a budget for gaming i'll give you my recommendations when it comes to hardware. But one thing you have to check first is the 'Grafik-kartenrangliste' (just scroll down a bit) to get a rough estimation how your video card is ranked. 

 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 1600 or equivalent (Minimum). This one is still working well.

GPU: Radeon RX 580 or equivalent (Minimum). Expect ~30-35 FPS with everything installed.

 

If you want to upgrade and save some money you might want to take a look at a Ryzen 2600 (~120€) for the CPU.

 

 

Improving Framerates

Depending on your videocard (i'm saving for a new one atm) some of the mods in the list will tank your framerates. The biggest influence have the ones marked with (FPS) (at least that are the ones i know of). 

 

 

Loading Times

There are a few factors regarding your loading times. First of all your storage. In a lot of games ist not that important, but when it comes to Skyrim (and FO4) i strongly recommend a SSD for your game and the swapfile. With all the texture mods it does make a noticable difference.

 

The second thing are the scriptheavy mods. The impact of scripts seems to be much bigger in Skyrim than it is in FO4. But the effect is still noticable.

 

Third thing are your framerates. The lower your framerates are the longer your loading times become. 

 

 

LOOT

You do not need LOOT at all (except to check for possible problems)! I'm used to NMM where the correct loadorder was extremely important, so this list is built so that it works as it is. The only Thing you have to do is to maybe move a patch or two further down and move the ESM up. Thats all in that regard.

 

 

Memory

One common problem with a suddenly crashing game is the required memory. I've had set the swapfile of my system to 10GB (beginning and ending with 10GB) and very often had a CTD. I installed and removed mods, checked and rechecked meshes, but nothing helped (as they weren't the problem).

 

It simply was that i ran out of memory… Let your OS handle the swapfile and this problem will be a thing of the past. Sometimes tuning your system is detrimental.

 

Windows 7:

Usually 8GB is still enough. But if you already use DDR4 i recommend going up to 16GB.

 

Windows 10:

Especially when you want to heavily mod your games you should start with 16GB. The overall 'feel' of the game is much smoother and you won't use the swapfile much anymore. It is the swapping that causes the mini-lags and those can become very noticable.

 

General Tip:

If you already have RAM then it is not worth it swapping those for newer faster RAM. The amount of available RAM usually tops speed. If you need a benchmark to see an improvement then the upgrade was not worth it.

 

General Tip Ryzen:

For Ryzen it is a bit different. Anything above DDR 4 3000 is fine, but it shouldn't be slower! With the new Ryzen 3 a speed of 3600 is the sweet spot, below that speed (to 3000) the difference is marginal and above 3600 you start to get diminishing returns (it might even get slower than lesser specced RAM). Go with RAM that has 3200 CL16/14 and you'll not overpay while still having a very good performance.

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Mods worth mentioning

I got a few mods which i will not include in my list but which could still be interesting to you.

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Crazy Safari 3.0

This mod is for those who really want a challenge. At a lower level these creatures pose a challenge that is extremely hard to overcome. If you want to add it to the group 'NPC and Creatures' activate it after you got at least level 20. Otherwise you'll die a lot!

 

Unique NPCs - Creatures and Monsters of the Commonwealth

This will give you a lot of variations (size and color) for the creatures. The reason for not permanently including it in the list is simply its size. The smallest one got 1 GB and thats a bit too much for my taste. Still, it might be interesting to you.

 

 

NOT recommended mods (empty atm)

Sadly i found a few mods which are incompatible with this list, cause problems, or got other issues that make them undesireable for us. This might change in the long run but as they are atm i simply can't recommend them.

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Nothing is carved in stone...

I've tested quite a few mods to find the combination which i like the best. But you might disagree with some of the choices i made and i definitely don't think it is the best-of-them-all list. We all got different things we like (or not).

 

 

OS and DirectX

Older games (and Fallout is one of them) might run into trouble with DirectX. Microsoft made their newer OS compatible with the older versions of DirectX but didn't include all the older files. But it might be that a game requires a specific file from an older version and will give you trouble if it can't locate it, If you want to make sure that this is not the case i strongly suggest to install the old version of DirectX on top of the one provided by your OS.

 

 

Remapping of keys

Sadly Bethesda decided in their infinite wisdom to protect the user from changing keys. Thankfully we can do something about it. 

Install Autohotkey

Create a script to change the keys how you like them (How to / Standard script (i modified this one)).

If you're not sure about the names then use the Keylist

 

 

Fallout 4 and updates from Bethesda

It will happen. Sooner or later Bethesda will grace us with the next update and a lot of the mods in the list won't work anymore. To prevent that from happening in the future you will have to change a few settings in the game and follow a simple rule.

1. Set Fallout to only update when launched through the game properties,

2. Make sure Steam is always running before you launch Fallout, like by making it start on boot,

3. Always launch through the SKSE launcher, which you have to do anyways.

4. Make a backup of your Fallout4.exe! If something goes wrong let the update run through and replace the EXE with your backup. Then it is 1-3 again.

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Files

Before spreading a lot of files all over the thread i'll collect them here.

 

 

Aylis Preset

Here you get the preset i created for my char.

Aylis Preset.7z

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Empty ESP

This will be useful when you create the LOD for the build.

RenameMe.esp

 

 

Nuka Cola Storage Fix

No idea why it was removed, but it is very useful and i got no informations about the author or permissions.

Nuka Cola Storage Rack V2-24909-02-00-00.7z

 

 

Starlight Base Small (Beta)

I'm still working on it (almost finished), but i hope you like this little sneakpeek...

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AC Starlight Base Small V1.1RC.7z

 

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Hunting down the optimal ENB again. The reshade i got atm is simply perfect, but now 'Decent ENB' is causing a bit of trouble (the godrays blur edges).

 

Added the stuff from the CC i could check here.

 

Quantum

Grim Wolf

F4BP

Dawn

Vanilla Plus ENB

Pulse

Natural

Ember

Remnants

FO4BP

Nuclear Fusion

Olympos

SSENB

etc...

 

Gone through a lot of ENB. Decent ENB is still the best choice atm. I really wish Rudy would make one for FO4...

 

 

SavrenX is really pushing it as he's uploading a new mod almost every day (and i love it even if i have to rewrite parts of the list 👍). One new mod of his made a whole group of separate mods redundant. 

 

 

The MK14 is available again (it was hidden before) and now i can add it, and some addons, to the list.

Broken download!? Working on a fix now.

 

Got it working. But that took some sweet time...

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Updating Status to 'Prerelease 1.0.1'

Removed now redundant files (got a better replacement), removed the group 'Weapons - Textures' (having only one file in there seemed silly), added a 'new' weapon and some finetuning.

 

Uploaded a file to improve the FSM Skin.

 

 

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@Aylis

Nice to see you back on Fallout 4. Haven't mentioned it yet on the other thread, but the latest skyrim mod list works great. But I digress. Still going through downloading the mods on the list, found an error or two (Will make a separate post once I've gone through everything). I have a few mods You might want to look at. They are ones I have been playing with for a fair amount of time over the years, and I think they will compliment the list.

 

Foundation

Sim SettlementsThe vanilla settlement system is really crappy. Kinggath's sim settlements is still a great alternative, and is still being actively developed. I should note that SimS is in my foundation because of a number of other mods that I also use that have it as a requirement.

 

Textures

Components Redone: This mod updates the textures of the components, and adds some new ones. It's a favourite of mine, and works rather well. The only exception is that the screw textures do not get replaced for some reason. This does not affect gameplay.

 

NPC

We Are The Minutemen: W.A.T.M. is I find a must have for those who do not want to outright kill the faction. It makes them more useful, and Preston less whiny. It also has good synergy with Militarized Minutemen.

 

Animations

Hunting Rifle Animation Replacer: So I like to snipe in FO4. When your playing a particularly brutal survival mode like I do, sniping to soften up a target is usually a must. That being said, Using a left-handed rifle right-handed is a good way to get hot brass to the face and/or arms. Usually not the kind of scars you want to show off. Of the various animation repalcers I've tried over the years, this one is 2nd best. It makes the hunting rifle right-handed while not changing any of the vanilla textures. It is also a requirement for the right-handed AMR (next mod). If you don't plan on using the AMR, but want a kickass hunting rifle, I highly recommend the Battlefield 1 Animation Pack - Hunting Rifle. Quick warning though: This gun does not look vanilla.

 

(CC) Right Handed Anti-Material Rifle: Pretty much the same reason as the mod above. 

 

Revolver Reanimation Pack: Animation pack that makes the .44 revolver into a double-action revolver. I.e. No cocking the hammer after each shot. A must have if you plan on using the .44 or the western revolver.

 

Armor

HN66s Sirius 12 and Hn66s Sirius 16 Assault Suit: Similar to the Nano Suit the Sirius armors are a good alternative. The crafting requirements are also lower than the nano suit, making it a good mid-game alternative. The Sirius 12 is a single piece suit, while the sirius 16 comes in different pieces to allow for different looks. Both are functionall identical. Both come with a few extra armor bits that can give you some extra abilities that can be used standalone.

 

More Armor Slots: A simple mod that adds some extra slots. Basically, it allows you to equip armor on top of almost any piece of clothing. 

 

Override

Legendary Crafting Framework: This is a upgraded version of Legendary Modifications. It has some extra legendary effects besides the originals, and a few other interesting bits. It also works the same way as legendary modifications, so there's no learning curve to it.

 

Dogmeat - Doors are not for Dogs: If ever you have had moments where you cursed dogmeat for running ahead through closed doors, this mod is for you. Also comes in a all dogs cannot open doors flavour.

 

World

Unlocked Trailers Project: Pretty sure this one was in your original mod list. Makes the treasure hunt a little more interesting.

 

Atomic Radio and Tales From The Commonwealth: Three separate mods that include a radio station, quest mods, and a settlers mod. They are very well done, and are highly recommended. 

 

 

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@asebw

o.o

So much stuff...

 

01. This one is a bit too scriptheavy for my taste. So for now i won't add it. Maybe later, when i've built the new system…

02. Looks good. I'll check it out.

03. Hmmm, maybe… another one to take a look at.

04A and B. Not atm. I hope to get a replacer for the hunting rifle that isn't overcomplicated.

05. Can't test this one.

06. I'll check it out.

07. Nope. I don't like this one.

08. With all the clipping i can't recommend it.

09. Didn't like the extra legendaries.

10. You havn't met the Husky of my neighbor, right? 😁 This is more for 'Mods worth mentioning'.

11. Had tried this one and ran into a few bugs (and removed it from my list). As those won't be fixed it won't be added.

12. I'll take a look at it.

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Updating Status to 'Prerelease 1.0.2'

A few other additions as SavrenX and Luxor released a few more mods i simply had to add...

 

Added mods:

Detailed Feral Ghouls                            - NPC and Creatures

luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt 4  - Foundation

SavrenX Power Armor HD DLC             - Armor

SavrenX Synth HD                                 - NPC and Creatures

Stumble Upon Interiors                         - World

 

 

Testing atm:

Ghouls Add Sound Caiena ...

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1 hour ago, Aylis said:

@asebw

o.o

So much stuff...

 

01. This one is a bit too scriptheavy for my taste. So for now i won't add it. Maybe later, when i've built the new system…

02. Looks good. I'll check it out.

03. Hmmm, maybe… another one to take a look at.

04A and B. Not atm. I hope to get a replacer for the hunting rifle that isn't overcomplicated.

05. Can't test this one.

06. I'll check it out.

07. Nope. I don't like this one.

08. With all the clipping i can't recommend it.

09. Didn't like the extra legendaries.

10. You havn't met the Husky of my neighbor, right? 😁 This is more for 'Mods worth mentioning'.

11. Had tried this one and ran into a few bugs (and removed it from my list). As those won't be fixed it won't be added.

12. I'll take a look at it.

4 a&b complicated how? You just install in M02 and go. 

5. I will be testing it out with the build and will let you know. 

10. I grew up with a very large Alaskan Malamute. The dogs of F04 are NOT on his level 😛

 

On a side note, I do have a bunch of the CC stuff. With past AAF builds, most of it seemed to work alright except for the aforementioned backpack. There was another issue with the sentinel power armor where it would try to be flagged as a potential partner with some of the old LL mods. Will let you know if that problem persists with the current mods\versions of the mods. 

 

On another side note, have you ever tried the fusion body? Curious to know your thoughts on it. And will you also be testing the RSE2 mods? Flashy seems to be making progress on them.

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@Aylis

 

Ok, finally got through the mod list. Found a few errors that will need correcting.

 

Textures

Ultimate Flag Replacer - BoS - You have this one down 4 times. I am assuming the other three are supposed to be minutemen, railrod, and institute?

 

Override

Ghoulish Perk Heals Radiation Damage Too - Settings - This one seems to be missing from the linked page. Quick search of the Nexus also came up empty.

 

World

Beantown Interiors Project - This link points to this thread, and not the actual beantown page

 

Weather and Lighting - The header is misspelled Wather and Lighting

 

Patches and Fixes

1950s feminine patch and basic ammo crafting patches for AWKCR - These ones are not in the AWKCR page. Not sure what these are supposed to be. 

 

AWKCR CBBE Patch V2 - This particular patch has been added to AWKCR's main installer. Shouldn't require a separate download.

 

Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch - Patch - Might want to mention that this is for Player Comments and Head Tracking to avoid confusion

 

Armor Override

Craftable Armor Size - Might have to check out the mod to be sure, but from what I read, this function has already been added to the recent version of armorsmith extended. 

 

Weapon Override

Vanilla Weapon Replacer - MP7 - Link goes to the MP7's page and not the replacer page. 

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Alright heres a few i personally like but each their own

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/4233 Black titanium power armor frame

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/377 Touch of green. 

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/16706 Decent ENB

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/10660 Visible Companion Affinity

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/38476 Fem Fatale : Female Coursers

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/12538 No Borders

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/25682 ENB Lights overhaul

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6 hours ago, asebw said:

 

Animations

Hunting Rifle Animation Replacer: So I like to snipe in FO4. When your playing a particularly brutal survival mode like I do, sniping to soften up a target is usually a must. That being said, Using a left-handed rifle right-handed is a good way to get hot brass to the face and/or arms. Usually not the kind of scars you want to show off. Of the various animation repalcers I've tried over the years, this one is 2nd best. It makes the hunting rifle right-handed while not changing any of the vanilla textures. It is also a requirement for the right-handed AMR (next mod). If you don't plan on using the AMR, but want a kickass hunting rifle, I highly recommend the Battlefield 1 Animation Pack - Hunting Rifle. Quick warning though: This gun does not look vanilla.

 

(CC) Right Handed Anti-Material Rifle: Pretty much the same reason as the mod above. 

 

 

on the left/right handed weapons. 

i never actually thought about it, i'm left handed so i shoulder a weapon on my left naturally, it looked normal to me so. i never debated it. if i stop and think about it i can shoot right handed (which in a weird way would make better sense, your strong arm is out and not gripping the stock)

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6 minutes ago, jaeos said:

on the left/right handed weapons. 

i never actually thought about it, i'm left handed so i shoulder a weapon on my left naturally, it looked normal to me so. i never debated it. if i stop and think about it i can shoot right handed (which in a weird way would make better sense, your strong arm is out and not gripping the stock)

I still to this day don't understand why Bethesda did this. Fallout 3 and NV had right-handed rifles so you would think that would have carried over. 

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Just now, kesryth said:

Correct me if I am wrong or just blind.. but I don't see where CWSS redux is installed in the mod list, but we install Player Comments and Head Tracking - CWSS  in the [Patches and Fixes] section. Did I just miss it, or was that an oversight/unintended inclusion?

If I had to guess, the Lover's lab section is not complete. CWSS was a soft requirement for one of the RSE mods in the original mod list. I'm guessing it was either forgotten, or to be added in a later version. 

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28 minutes ago, asebw said:

If I had to guess, the Lover's lab section is not complete. CWSS was a soft requirement for one of the RSE mods in the original mod list. I'm guessing it was either forgotten, or to be added in a later version. 

Thanks for that clarification. I thought it seemed odd, but I do recall that there was something else that had a requirement for LL stuff.

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