FALLOUT 4
Tag Bag Plus by MardukNT
Fallout 4 » Gameplay Effects and Changes
Added: 19/05/2017 - 06:28PM
Updated: 26/05/2017 - 06:52PM

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Last updated at 18:52, 26 May 2017 Uploaded at 18:28, 19 May 2017

Folks,
Version 1.1.0 is up to add in more quest items that I had overlooked, plus some valuable and collectible items as well and to remove an item that didn't work.  Overall, the total climbed from 115 to 129 taggable items! (See the change log for details)

Before updating I recommend going to a Chems Station and un-tag all items, save your game, then update Tag Bag Plus.
I don't anticipate any issues if you don't beforehand, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

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Inspired by Tag Bag - Scrapper Highlighting Expanded by Xatmos

Made possible with FO4Edit by Hlp, Zilav and Sharlikran
And is designed to run alongside Valdacil's Item Sorting mod

If you get enjoyment from my work, please remember to endorse and maybe toss me a kudo to say thanks.

Short Description:
Do you hate blindly searching locations and containers looking for all the good stuff to loot, like I do?
Well be blind no longer!  Tag Bag Plus extends the Scrapper Lv2 perk to tag/highlight an additional 98 game
items plus all 31 components for a grand total of 129 items!  TBP works by adding a new menu to all Chem Stations called - TAG & BAG - allowing you to tag/highlight an assortment of useful items like Caps, Bobbleheads, Collectibles, Quest items and more.
(See full list below)


Also Includes:
  • 3X Highlight detection distance increase
  • Highlight effect only activates when weapon is drawn

With my added changes to the Scrapper Lv2 perk (and when paired with the Scrounger and Fortune Finder perks), you will find more troves of treasure to loot in the most common and surprising of places across the Commonwealth!

Known Issue:
Tagged items will be sorted into the Junk category in your inventory (blame that on the game).
To compensate, I've added the ‘UnscrappableObject’ keyword to all tagged items to keep them from being accidentally scrapped.

Incompatible With:

Any mod that alters the Scrapper perk.
Any mod that alters the items tagged by this mod.

Recommended Mods:
Collection Tools by Raider480 for mass harvesting of corpses and flora.
Glowing items by Bwins95 for everything else you want to find that cannot be tagged.
Bun's Radioactive Glowing Fusion Core Retextures and Glow Color Change - Bun's Radioactive Glowing Fusion Cores (Military and Hybrid Hi-Vis) to make Fusion cores easier to find (and better looking).

Long Description:
Fallout 4 has three perks that work well together but one of them really needed some help to better compliment the others.  I’m speaking about the Level 2 Scrapper perk that gives the player an added ability to highlight items and containers containing items with tagged components within a limited range around the player.

In my opinion, the Scrapper Lv2 perk shortcomings of short detection range, always on highlighting effect and limited list of items you could tag, made it a semi-worthless perk to invest in. Now with my added tweaks, it becomes a must have perk in your search to find items.

Installation:
Use any mod manager or manually extract to your Fallout 4 Data folder.

To use in game:
Once installed, activate a Chems station and look for - TAG & BAG - as a menu choice.
From there, tag or un-tag items under the different recipes you want to have highlighted in game using the Level 2 Scrapper perk effect. (Note: Scrapper perk requirements need to be met before highlighting will work).

Tag Bag Plus common features:
More vanilla items tagged (See full list below)
More tagging categories to pick from:
  • Bobbleheads
  • Collectibles
  • Component Tag (010) *
  • Component Tag (050) *
  • Component Tag (250) *
  • Component Tag (9999) *
  • Miscellaneous
  • Quest Items
  • Valuables
  • Drawing of weapon activates Scrapper Perk tagged highlighting effect and holstering weapon deactivates it. (Vanilla behavior is highlighting effect on all the time, yuck!)
  • Tagged item detection distance increased 3x over vanilla (250 -> 1000 or roughly speaking, an increase from 2.5 feet away to 10 feet in distance)

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Most of the categories in Tag Bag Plus are pretty straight forward, but I felt the 'Component Tag (nnn)' Recipes could use further explanation.  They essentially allow you to set trigger levels to automatically tag/highlight items that can be scrapped for needed components, when you fall below your set trigger amount.

For example, let’s say you tag Unobtainium under the Component Tag (050) recipe at a Chems Station.  Now, whenever you fall below 50 of any tagged component in your inventory (say Aluminum for example), items in the world (even inside containers) that can be scrapped to replenish your low component levels will be automatically tagged and highlighted, until you again rise above the trigger amount you set.
Inventory trigger amounts can be set at 10, 50, 250 and 9999 respectively.


Full list of tagged items:

Vanilla Items tagged (45):



  • Airport Employee ID Card
  • Antique Pocket Watch
  • Antique Sliver Locket
  • Bobby Pin Boxes
  • Bobby Pins
  • Book Return Tokens
  • Bottlecaps
  • Carrington's Prototype (Railroad quest item)
  • Cigarette Cartons
  • Copper Bars
  • Distress Pulsers (BoS quest item)
  • General Atomics ID Card
  • Giddyup Buttercup Toy Parts
  • Gilded Grasshopper
  • Gold Bars
  • Hallucigen Gas Canisters
  • Jamaica Plain Janitor's ID Card
  • Jamaica Plain Mayor's ID Card
  • Locket (Minutemen quest item)
  • Mass Fusion Executive ID Card
  • Overdue Books
  • Prevent (Companion quest item)
  • Pre-War Money
  • Prototype Biometric Scanner
  • Reporter’s Camera
  • Signed Baseball
  • Signed Baseball Card
  • Signed Catcher’s Mitt
  • Silver Bars
  • Silver Shroud Costume
  • Silver Submachine Gun Prop
  • Slocum's BuzzBites Recipe
  • Subway Tokens
  • Technical Documents (BoS quest item)
  • U-238
  • Undamaged Cigarettes
  • Unidentified sample 11317
  • Unidentified sample 3111
  • Unidentified sample 413
  • Unidentified sample 49
  • Unidentified sample 611
  • Unidentified sample 65
  • Vault 75 Admin Access Card
  • Vault 75 Lab Access Card
  • Wilson Atomatoys ID Card

Bobbleheads tagged (20):

  • Agility Bobblehead
  • Barter Bobblehead
  • Big Guns Bobblehead
  • Charisma Bobblehead
  • Endurance Bobblehead
  • Energy Weapons Bobblehead
  • Explosive Bobblehead
  • Intelligence Bobblehead
  • Lock Picking Bobblehead
  • Luck Bobblehead
  • Medicine Bobblehead
  • Melee Bobblehead
  • Perception Bobblehead
  • Repair Bobblehead
  • Science Bobblehead
  • Small Guns Bobblehead
  • Sneak Bobblehead
  • Speech Bobblehead
  • Strength Bobblehead
  • Unarmed Bobblehead

Components Tagged (31):
  • Acid
  • Adhesive
  • Aluminum
  • Antiseptic
  • Asbestos
  • Ballistic fiber
  • Bone
  • Ceramic
  • Circuitry
  • Cloth
  • Concrete
  • Copper
  • Cork
  • Crystal
  • Fertilizer
  • Fiber optics
  • Fiberglass
  • Gears
  • Glass
  • Gold
  • Lead
  • Leather
  • Nuclear material
  • Oil
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Screw
  • Silver
  • Spring
  • Steel
  • Wood

All DLC Options include:


Automatron items tagged (2):
  • EyeBot Pod Schematics
  • Spotlight Schematics

Vault 88 items tagged (4):
  • Vault-Tec Control Boards (All sectors)

Far Harbor items tagged (3):
  • Crate of Valuables
  • Mother Icons
  • Industrial-Grade Fuses

Nuka-World items tagged (24):
  • Drink Orders
  • Gazelle Hides
  • Grandchester Mansion Ticket
  • Nuka-Berry Recipe
  • Nuka-Bombdrop Recipe
  • Nuka-Cade Tickets
  • Nuka-Cade Tokens
  • Nuka-Cide Recipe
  • Nuka-Cola Formula
  • Nuka-Cooler Recipe
  • Nuka-Frutti Recipe
  • Nuka-Hearty Recipe
  • Nuka-Lixir Recipe
  • Nuka-Love Recipe
  • Nuka-Nuke Shell Blueprints
  • Nuka-Power Recipe
  • Nuka-Punch Recipe
  • Nuka-Ray Recipe
  • Nuka-Rush Recipe
  • Nuka-Sunrise Recipe
  • Nuka-Void Recipe
  • Nuka-Xtreme Recipe
  • Power Distributor
  • Project Cobalt Schematics

That’s 129 items in total you can potentially track!


Eight options to pick from (Install only one):


To make sure no one feels left out, I made several options to pick from. Including some that don’t require DLC content and/or sorting mods installed.  Please pick and install the Tag Bag Plus option that best matches your play needs.

NOTE: All DLC enabled options include the Scrapper Lv3 Perk fix for Far Harbor. Only install them if you have all DLCs loaded.

DLC, Zero weights, Sorted (Option 1)
  • DLC support/Perk fix
  • DLC items tagged
  • Sorted for use with Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod
  • Zero item weights
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

DLC, Zero weights, No sorting (Option 2)
  • DLC support/Perk fix
  • DLC items tagged
  • Vanilla item names
  • Zero item weights
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed.

DLC, Vanilla weights, Sorted (Option 3)
  • DLC support/Perk fix
  • DLC items tagged
  • Sorted for use with Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod
  • Vanilla item weights
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

DLC, Vanilla weights, No sorting (Option 4)
  • DLC support/Perk fix
  • DLC items tagged
  • Vanilla item names
  • Vanilla item weights
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed.

No DLC, Zero weights, Sorted (Option 5)
  • Sorted for use with Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod
  • Zero item weights
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

No DLC, Zero weights, No sorting (Option 6)
  • Vanilla item names
  • Zero item weights
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed.

No DLC, Vanilla weights, Sorted (Option 7)
  • Sorted for use with Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod
  • Vanilla item weights
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

No DLC, Vanilla weights, No sorting (Option 8)
  • Vanilla item names
  • Vanilla item weights
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed.


Modder's Musings/Closing Thoughts:
With permission, I took Xatmos’ original mod as my inspiration for Tag Bag Plus and re-imagined it from the ground up to tag even more items, in a more compartmentalized way and added in overdue DLC support.

As Xatmos points out on his page, In order to make it possible to preserve tag/highlight status across saves, a fake component needed to be created and added to all items that we wish to track.

To exploit a loophole in the game, when you add this fake component to the various item component lists, you set the fake component count to zero. That way you always have a missing component available for tagging.
Thanks go to Xatmos for figuring this all out.

Now, if you are wondering why some perfectly good items didn't make it on the list
, I made the choice to tag only items I felt had the most benefit to the player and/or were of high resale value (40+ caps and above). Tell me in the forums if you disagree or have suggestions.

Credits:
To Xatmos for the original idea
To the FO4Edit team for their wonderful tool
To Bethesda for making Fallout 4
To the Nexus for hosting this crazy community
...And to You for trying out my mod. Thank you and Enjoy!