SPECIAL – Let’s mod Fallout 4 – WEEK II

This is the second edition of the Let’s mod Fallout 4. We are going to pick up where we left last week, with one big change. Which is that I switched to Nexus Mod Manager. I ran into some limitation with the Fallout 4 Mod Manager, which caused me to look into an alternative. In the past the Nexus Mod Manager gave me problems with corrupt installations and missing files but it seems those problems are fixed. The big advantage is that you see when a mod has an update, the download is much more easier and you do not keep an extra folder with all the mods in it, as I suggested in Week I. This week will be strongly focussed on the building aspect of Fallout 4

Nexus Mod Manager: Just download and install the Nexus Mod Manager and don’t forget to log in (bottom left) to easy download from the Nexus Fallout 4 website. After that, redownload the 7 mods from Week I by using the “download with manager” option from the links.

Homemaker – Expanded Settlements: The first mod for this week is “the brother” of Settlement Supplies Expanded (SSEx). The Homemaker also adds a lot of new buildable items such as a whole bunch of working luminaires, different fridges, benches and so on. All nicely integrated and with working recipes.

Installation: Download and install with Nexus Mod Manager. This is the new default installation methode!

Simple Intersection: Building in Fallout 4  isn’t always easy because the collision boxes often limit your creative ideas. With Simple Intersection you are able to place stuff like floors and walls slightly into another object. Not much, but just enough to matter and give you more freedom.

Installation: Download and install with Nexus Mod Manager. Also download the patch for Homemaker, allowing you to do the same with items from Homemaker

Power Conduits and Pylons: A strange limitation from Bethesda is that the power conduits and pylons in the vanilla game have a very small radius. For a house in Sanctuary Hills you need multiple conduits to get power everywhere. I hate that, so that’s why I love this mod!µ

Installation: Download and install with Nexus Mod Manager.

Better Settlements and Camps 2: Settlements and Camps are now even better with all new lore friendly textures redesigned from the ground up in 4K, 2K and 1K files. Be smart when choosing the quality of your textures. If your computer has problems with Fallout 4, it might not be wise to use higher quality textures!

Installation: Download and install with Nexus Mod Manager.

More Doghouses: What more can I say about a mod called “More Doghouses”?

Installation: Download and install with Nexus Mod Manager.

Brighter Settlement Lights: I know, I know, it is professional deformation, but lights and luminaires will always be important to me. With this mod, the lights are much nicer to use, especially with the long and soft setting.

Installation: Download and install with Nexus Mod Manager.

Darker Nights: Light works best when it’s dark. It’s not because of the previous mod that I recommend Darker Nights, but because the Fallout 4 nights don’t really feel like a dark, post-apocalyptic night. The vanilla nights are to bright, and with Darker Nights, you can make the night as dark as you like/dare.

Installation: Download and install with Nexus Mod Manager. Follow the provided installation menu and configure the mod so it suits your personal taste.

P.A.M.S – Power Armor Movement Sounds: Personally, the vanilla sound coming from a walking Power Armour doesn’t really impressed me. With this mod, the Power Armour sounds like a tool worth fearing! I even suggest the optional file “Louder High Landing” for that extra drama when you land inside a group of raiders!

Installation: Download and install with Nexus Mod Manager.

Value per Weight indicator: The last mod for this week is a useful tool when you are out scavenging. When you need to drop items, this tool can help you make the maximum profit

So, that is it for this week. If you run into any problems, have suggestions or just want to talk about the mods for Fallout 4, leave a comment!

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Have been gaming for several decades. I love to play RPG and strategy games. My favorites are the Witcher series, Fallout series and The Elder Scrolls

One Comment
  1. yordi verhoene December 1, 2015 at 18:37

    Still no nude mods…
    I am disappointed.

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