Full Dialogue Interface (NewDialog English and CN-DE-ES-FR-IT-JA-PL-PTBR-RU translations) by Cirosan and shadwar
Fallout 4 » User Interface
Added: 18/11/2015 - 05:34AM
Updated: 28/09/2016 - 09:12PM

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Last updated at 21:12, 28 Sep 2016 Uploaded at 5:34, 18 Nov 2015

Full Dialogue Interface

What does this mod do?

The Full Dialogue Interface mod makes the game display the full lines of what your character is going to say in conversation, instead of just a paraphrase. It also revamps the interface so that the game will now display dialogue options in a list and use the number keys/face buttons for input, depending on your control scheme. The mod supports both keyboard and gamepad. Many different interface layouts are available, so check the screenshot section for examples of what the mod looks like in action.

This is a translation of shadwar's work and should not be used at the same time as the NewDialog mod.


Support for the new Nuka World DLC has been added. Find it under 'Update files' in the mod's downloads tab. English only for the moment; other languages to come later in the week.

Full Dialogue Interface is also available for Xbox One and Playstation 4.

I've got a new mod out, Traits and More Perks, that re-adds New Vegas-style Traits to Fallout 4 and adds some brand new Perks to boot. Give it a look if you're in need of some new content to spice up your game. Apologies for the gross self-promotion.

To all international users:
The translations for the Chinese and Spanish documentation need to be redone for Beta12, as many new interface layouts and installation options have been added.
If you would like to help, the text that needs translating can be found here:


Full vs. Lite

To clarify: The Full version functions with both keyboards AND gamepads, but changes the interface to a list and will adhere to your control scheme setup (number keys or face buttons). The Lite version retains the vanilla layout.

Both versions will function according to your control scheme (keyboard or gamepad) and display the full line of your character's dialogue as opposed to a paraphrase, as in vanilla.
The primary difference between the two is the presentation of the dialogue and the input options. The Full version shows the dialogue choices in a list and can use the number keys for input, while the Lite version retains the vanilla layout and input options (arrow keys, mouse click, and/or gamepad buttons).


In the installer, mark the check box next to the one option you want to install. DO NOT CLICK THE "Finish" BUTTON WITHOUT CHECKING AT LEAST ONE OPTION! After the installer is finished, do the following two steps and then you're done:

1. Go to ...\Documents\My Games\Fallout 4\ (typically found in C:\Users\<YourName>\My Documents\My Games\Fallout 4 )
2. Open your Fallout4Custom.ini file, and add the following lines:


Download the manual install package, found under Miscellaneous in the downloads tab. Open the manual install archive you just downloaded. Then click on the folder labeled with the name of the interface layout you wish to install (for example, "Default", "Brackets Without Numbers", etc.). Inside that folder, you should see three more folders: Interface, Strings, and EN Strings Backup. Extract THOSE folders to your Fallout 4\Data folder (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Data ). Again, don't extract the folder labeled "Default" or "Brackets Without Numbers" or whatever - go INSIDE the folder of your preferred option and extract the three folders in there (Interface, Strings, EN Strings Backup) to your Fallout 4\Data folder.

After you're done placing the folders in the proper place, do the following two steps and then you're done:

1. Go to ...\Documents\My Games\Fallout 4\ (typically found in C:\Users\<YourName>\My Documents\My Games\Fallout 4 )
2. Open your Fallout4Custom.ini file, and add the following lines:


Method B
If the above doesn't work for you, try the following. If that still doesn't work, skip to Method C, below. Method C is guaranteed to work, but it's recommended to at least try this first as Method C involves directly overwriting files rather than adding new ones. With that being said, Method B involves the following:
1. Open your Fallout4.ini file, and find the following line:
2. Add ", INTERFACE\" (without quotes) to the end of this line, so that it looks like so:
sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\, INTERFACE\
3. In the same directory, find Fallout4Prefs.ini, and add the following line under [Launcher]:
NOTE: If the interface is not showing up, try adding step 2's modifications to Fallout4_Default.ini located in your root Fallout 4 directory. Further, try adding step 3's additions to the duplicate Fallout4Prefs.ini located in Fallout 4\Fallout 4 (no, this isn't a typo; there's another folder named Fallout 4 inside your root Fallout 4 directory). These steps may be necessary if you are bypassing the launcher.

Method C
Do neither of the above work with your install? This will fix your problems without any additional hassle.
Simply go to the downloads tab on the mod's page and look for the "Repacked BA2 files" section. Download the one that has the interface format you want (Brackets Without Numbers, Corners With Numbers, etc.). If you're using NMM, you're done. Otherwise, if you're installing manually, follow the instructions included in the Readme.

Troubleshooting and Common Problems

Problem: The game crashes at the main menu. You may or may not have recently reinstalled FDI or updated from a previous version.
Solution: NMM may have had a hiccup and not installed the mod's files properly. Go into your Fallout 4\Data folder, and see if there is a folder named "Strings". If there is no folder by that name or the Strings folder is empty (there should be three files inside, all named "Fallout4_[your language]" - there's a .strings file, a .ILstrings file, and a .DLstrings file) then that's the problem. You can solve this by installing the mod manually.

Problem: After running the NMM installer, the mod didn't seem to change anything.
Solution: You may have run the installer without marking a check box next to the one option you want in the installer's menu. Clicking "Finish" without marking any check boxes means you didn't tell the installer to do anything, because you never selected which option you wanted. Try running the installer again and make sure you mark the check box next to your preferred option.

If that didn't work, make sure you made the .ini changes described in the "Installation" section, above. If there are still problems, try performing "Method B" and "Method C", as outlined above.

Problem: I have a problem that isn't described above; or, the above solutions did not work for me.
Solution: NMM may have had a hiccup and altered something it shouldn't have. Re-validate your game files through Steam, then perform a manual install by following the instructions above.


1. Go to Fallout 4\Data\Interface and delete the following file: DialogueMenu.swf
2. Go to Fallout 4\Data\Interface and delete the following file: MultiActivateMenu.swf
3. Go to the Strings Backup folder contained in Fallout 4\Data and copy the three files from there into Fallout 4\Data\Strings, overwriting the mod's files
4. If you have any DLCs installed, go to Fallout 4\Data\Strings, and delete all files with the following names: DLCRobot, DLCCoast, DLCworkshop03

Credits and Final Remarks

shadwar for the original New Dialog mod.
mcguffin for developing the Fallout 4 Translator utility.
ZeroByDivide for the initial build of Full Dialogue Interface's NMM installer.
Commander19 for help formatting the full description on the mod page.
Stryke131 for the String Patcher tool.
x360w for the BA2 Repacker tool.
Aryn for letting me know when the official, vanilla Japanese strings had been updated.

This is a beta and while everything functions perfectly, there may be a few dialogue options here and there that I missed. Let me know if you find something that slipped through the cracks.

If you want to be notified as soon as I release a new mod or update one of my mods, you can follow me on Twitter at: @CirosanCB
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Have fun!
- Ciro

My Fallout 4 mods:
Traits and More Perks
My Fallout: New Vegas mods:
Ulysses Companion Mod
Cirosan's Classic Overhaul