FALLOUT 4
FROST Survival Simulator by naugrim04
Fallout 4 » Overhauls
Added: 30/09/2016 - 06:49AM
Updated: 18/01/2017 - 06:47PM

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Last updated at 18:47, 18 Jan 2017 Uploaded at 6:49, 30 Sep 2016

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UPDATE v0.2
FROST v0.2 Update Changelog
-Accuracy Perk Overhaul- gun perks now focus on improving weapon accuracy. Default gun accuracy has been greatly decreased.
-Explosives Perk improvements- Explosives are now much more powerful. Demolitions Expert perks have been replaced with “Duck n’ Cover”, which reduces incoming damage from explosives.
-New Stations- explore the Lexington and Concord lines!
-Sanity System- chems, cannibalism, and killing (humans) reduce sanity. Lose too much and you risk going insane. Insanity causes the player to lose charisma, intelligence, and gun accuracy. It also leads to other terrifying side effects…
-Military Story ending- a finale to the mystery of HR-D4 and the Smugglers. Delve deeper, find answers, and learn to Let Go.
-DLC Asset Integration- find guns, armor, and enemies from Far Harbor in the Commonwealth!
-DLC Worldspace Integration- Travel to the Far Harbor worldspace (WIP)!
-Dynamic Directions Reading Redux Mode- People that start the game without reading the instructions on this page are sent to the Shame Room
-I RECOMMEND STARTING A NEW GAME (with my save files) FOR THIS UPDATE

Introduction: What is FROST?
FROST is the successor to the much beloved and much hated DUST Survival Simulator for Fallout: New Vegas. FROST's goal is to transform the world of Fallout 4 into a freeform survival game with an emphasis on lore and visual storytelling. Set in the years following the Great War of 2077, you will see new, replaced lore, challenging new enemies, and many overhauled gameplay systems. Many areas in the game world have been visually overhauled as well.

In FROST, the goal is not to complete quests and join factions. Most vanilla NPCs have been removed or changed beyond recognition. Your only mission is to survive, however long.

Installation
-If you are new to Fallout 4 modding, go here first.
-Extract FROST.rar into your main Fallout 4 directory (or use a mod manager like the rest of us).
-Extract the contents of the FROST Start Saves file into your save games folder (C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\Fallout4\Saves by default).
-Alternatively, download Vault 111 Quickstart and use that save.

FROST is currently in an early alpha build, so the alternate start functionality is not fully implemented. For this reason you MUST use the saves provided in the download section to start your game (unless you elect to use an Alternate Start mod and are so badass you can survive the outdoors without a gas mask (more about that below)). I do not recommend playing FROST on your current save or trying to start a new game with FROST installed.

Incompatibilities and Load Order
-FROST is a total overhaul of your gameplay experience, and I mean total. Just about anything that alters stats, levelled lists, weather or NPCs will conflict. Place FROST at the very bottom of your load order to minimize these conflicts.
-It is recommended that you disable all other DLCs (except Far Harbor for v0.2) while playing, otherwise you will have perk and workbench conflicts.
-FROST is technically compatible with Alternate Start mods, although I must warn you; if you spawn in an outdoors location without a gas mask you will irradiate to death fairly quickly. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS FOR YOUR FIRST PLAYTHROUGH. You will die very quickly.
-Gas Masks of the Wasteland is partially compatible. I hope to create a compatibility patch for this mod soon.
-Fallout 4 Seasons - Winter is a great alternative if you dislike FROST's snow textures.

Changelog: Gameplay
-Lethal Combat: Enemies will kill you in just a few hits and you will do the same to them. Your best bet is to take cover and not get shot.
-IMPORTANT NOTE: In regards to melee- Yes, you do do less damage than your enemies at level 1. Take perks, git gud. As would make sense in real life, the player and all human NPCs receive the same damage... with guns and explosives. Melee weapons depend entirely on the skill of the user. When you start the game you are a malnourished, half-dead prisoner. You're weak and have just woken up from a coma, so OF COURSE you don't do as much damage with a pipe as a hardened Cannibal or Survivor would do. Taking the appropriate perks will put you on the same level as your enemies. After all, they do more damage BECAUSE they have these perks. Please realize this before you froth at the mouth and start screaming "unfair!". It is fair, you just need to gain some experience.
-Scarcity: Ammo, meds, and other useful things are very rare. To find them in large quantities you'll have to go to where it'd make sense for them to be (i.e. medicine is more often found in hospitals).
-Radiation: Radiation is now far more deadly. Not only are all sources of radiation amped up, the new Atmospheric Radiation system gives all players constant rads if they dare to explore the outdoors without a protective gas mask.
-AI Tweaks: Enemies use ammo, and vary in accuracy. Lower level enemies will spew rounds to the wind while expert marksmen will take you down from across the battlefield with one well-placed headshot. Beware.
-Settlement Overhaul: Hi-tech workshop items require schematics to build, which can be scavenged and collected in the world. Settlements have also been nerfed to be much more difficult to protect and will function more as personal bases.
-Legendaries Removed: No more god weapons (except for a handful of uniques)! You'll use what you can get your hands on and be happy with it.
-Carryweight: Carryweight has been dramatically lowered (assuming you're playing on Survival mode and not one of those Easy-mode milk-drinkers). You will only carry the necessities.
-Perk Edits: No more simply picking meat off of bodies! Invest in the Hunter perk to harvest goods from your kills. Or take the edited Rifleman, Commando, and Gunslinger perks to increase your range and accuracy with their respective guns.
-And much more!

Changelog: Lore and the World
FROST takes place just after the Great War. As such, the lore, world, and enemies reflect this change. FROST includes...
-A newly implemented Subway System with over 22 large new cells (including 1 friendly city) that connects each of the vanilla Fallout 4 subway stations 
-Hundreds of new notes and terminal entries detailing the extensive new lore of the world. Follow notes and discover hidden conspiracies!
-8 distinct new factions to interact and battle with! These completely replace all vanilla factions.
-Many revised and edited vanilla cells (WIP)

Changelog: New Gear!
-Many new weapons and armors to add greater diversity to the new factions and enemies.

Naugrim04's Recommended Mods!
For a proper lore-friendly Survival-Horror experience!
Ultimate (Main) Menus (Video Replacer)
Reverb and Ambiance Overhaul
Interiors Enhanced - Darker Ambient Light and Fog
Fallout 4 Enhanced Color Correction
Crows and Creatures
CREEPY MONSTERS OF THE WASTELAND
Towbie's Realistic Weapon Sounds
Digital Nightmare - Music Overhaul Mod
Travis Begone
Clickerfied Ghouls - The Last Of Us Clicker Sounds For Ghouls
TorchAndLantern
Some Assembly Required (Power Armor Overhaul)

Credits
TEXTURES & MESHES
-MADMAX713- Raider Overhaul assets
-Horus05- Commonwealth Scavvers assets
-tookiejones- Survival Go-Bags assets
-textures.com- snow textures
-Herofonts (dafont.com)- Bronx Bystreets font
-Jonathan S. Harris (dafont.com)- True Lies font
-ghostfc3s- Subway Runner station resources (modified- for Concord/Lexington stations).

WRITERS
-Sojak246
-Your401Kplan
-SeraphimDreams
(Please contact me if you contributed notes but do not see your name here. I will verify with you if they were included or not.)
MUSIC
-Cameron McKinley- "Begin Again" Main Title arrangement

Disclaimer
FROST is very much a work in progress. Since this is still an early build, there will be many, many bugs, inconsistencies, anachronisms, and other unappealing things. My hope is that you will still be able to enjoy the mod in its rough state and will report these issues in a clear and respectful way. Know that FROST will be updated often and will have numerous content dumps. An Xbox version will likely be uploaded in the distant future. I do not know specifically "when", other than that it will be very far down the line. Thank you.