FALLOUT 3
NMCs_Texture_Pack_for_FO3 by NeilMc_NMC
Fallout 3 » Models and Textures
Added: 06/04/2010 - 12:20PM
Updated: 18/06/2014 - 03:24PM

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Description

Last updated at 16:24, 18 Jun 2014 Uploaded at 13:20, 6 Apr 2010




What This Mod Does:

It changes the vast majority of in-game graphics (see screen-shots)

The DLC is not retextured with this mod, it covers Fallout 3. It still works if you have the DLC installed but the textures in the DLC will be the ones that shipped with the original game (unless textures in the DLC are re-used from the Fallout game).

This was a years worth of work, all textures were made individually by 1 person alone, and took a great deal of effort.



What graphics does this mod change?

Roads
Landscape, Trees, Rocks
Vehicles- Cars/ Motorbikes/ Boats etc.
Buildings-
Litter & most paper scraps
Interiors- all aspects, walls ceilings floors etc.
Medium to large sized objects (eg. toolboxes, Nuka cola vendors, chairs, cupboards etc).

This encompasses the bulk of the in-game visuals, what I consider the vast majority of the graphics.

What graphics does this mod NOT change?

Sky, Water, Small clutter objects (eg bottles, cans, books etc)
NPC's (in game characters), Bodies/ faces, Clothing etc.
Weapons,
Effects
Mutants and other wasteland creatures.
UI elements, Loading Screens, PipBoy.

(so any glitches with these particular textures has NOTHING to do with this mod!).

Note: So as not to be pedantic, these lists are not exhaustive as it would take up most of this page. Check the videos, screenshots and look youselves in-game. A lot of the elements that are not covered in this texture pack are covered by other mods at Nexus, which you can add as you feel fit.

How to install this mod

There are 4 Sizes of texture pack to pick from, all contain the same number of textures, just at different resolutions:

Maximum typically 2048x2048 Textures and Normals.
Large typically 2048x2048 Textures and 1024x1024 Normals.
Performance - a hand picked mixture of Maximum, Large & Lite to maximise visuals with least impact on performance.
Lite- typically the same size as default textures, ie. 512x512.

I CANNOT GIVE A GUARANTEED ANSWER AS TO WHAT PERFORMANCE YOU CAN EXPECT FOR EACH PACK AND YOUR INDIVIDUAL PC, ONLY A ROUGH GUESS. See below.

From highest quality to lowest quality:

* MAXIMUM-
Ultra High Quality, maximum resolution graphics.
You need to use the Large Address Aware Enabler for FO3 mod or you will most likely get slowdowns and crashing and texture glitches and CTD's.
Recommended specs? Difficult to say- I would recommend that you get 60FPS capped with the default game and have a good hardware with little to no drops in FPS with the default game. And to minimise stuttering, have the game installed on a Solid State Drive or very fast hard drive or RAID0 configured drives.

* LARGE-
Very High Quality Graphics.
Strongly advise to use the Large Address Aware Enabler for FO3 mod, or you may get slowdowns and crashing and texture glitches and CTD's.
Recommended specs? Again it's all subjective. I would recommend that you get 60FPS capped with the default game and have a good hardware with little to no drops in FPS with the default game.

* PERFORMANCE-
High Quality Graphics, textures are selected for the best balance of quality and performance. I advise to use the Large Address Aware Enabler for FO3 mod.
Recommended specs? This should run well if you can run the default game at a good FPS level.

* LITE-
Good quality graphics, but around the same resolution as the default game graphics, some are a little larger. Don't think they are not worth trying, you will be very pleasantly surprised!
Recommended specs? If you can run the default game you can run this and expect the same performance.

Install with Nexus Mod Manager:

Pick a size pack you want to use, download it using NEXUS MOD MANAGER (NMM) by clicking on the green button on the downloads page, and install it as you would any other mod via NMM.

IMPORTANT:
Activate 'Archive Invalidation' in the tools (spanner/ wrench icon) tab of NMM.


You are ready to play.

Or, install manually (NOT RECOMMENDED):

THE NEXUS SERVERS ALWAYS SEEM TO CUT OUT AND BREAK THE FILES WHEN DOWNLOADING MANUALLY SO THIS METHOD IS NOT RECOMMENDED
Download the pack size you want to use.
Extract it and open the folder created- theres a folder inside called 'textures'.
Copy this into the folder called 'data' in your Fallout 3 game folder.
Click 'yes' if asked if you want to replace files.
Activate archive invalidation.

Any errors unpacking the file, or server issues, contact the admins of this site. Don't post in the thread or PM me.


Troubleshooting:

* If textures don't show up in-game, make sure you have 'archive invalidation' enabled. If you already have, turn it OFF, then back ON again.

* If the game stutters/ crashes more often, use the Large Address Aware Enabler for FO3 mod and maybe check out the 'Stutter Remover' mod here at Nexus. If that doesn't fix it, try the 'Clear Cell Buffers EVERY Cell' mod (at the bottom of the downloads page) or choose a smaller sized pack.

* If you are not happy with your performance, download and install a smaller sized pack or turn down some of your in-game settings.

* If you are getting good performance and want better graphics, install a larger sized pack.

* If you are getting errors unpacking this is often due to your download cutting out short- It's a Nexus issue, nothing to do with me so please don't post your complaints in the thread because it's got nothing to do with me or the mod. Plus, here is a workaround I discovered:

I recommend Free Download Manager as it resumes downloads when the servers cut out.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/download.htm

If you are using NMM (Nexus Mod Manager), try changing the default server to one closest to you as by default it selects the server with the fewest users when you choose to download.


NOTES FOR USERS ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH THIS MOD:

This page and downloads page has been recently overhauled, mainly due to the same questions being asked over and over again and because of Nexus Servers not working properly and stopping people downloading this mod easily enough. This involved me having to delete all the old files and re-upload the whole mod as NMM-compatible files.

Heres a few things to know...

* There are NO new textures, so if you already have my texture pack installed there is NO NEED TO RE-DOWNLOAD IT!

* The 'max bumpmaps' add-on files are now already included in the MAXIMUM pack.

* The 'Full' pack is now called the 'Large Pack'.