FALLOUT 4
Tag Bag Plus by MardukNT
Fallout 4 » Gameplay Effects and Changes
Added: 19/05/2017 - 06:28PM
Updated: 29/05/2017 - 06:28AM

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Last updated at 6:28, 29 May 2017 Uploaded at 18:28, 19 May 2017

Folks,
Version 1.2.0 is up to strip out more items that weren't highlighting and brings the final count to 119. See Change Log for details.

Before updating I recommend going to a Chems Station and un-tag all components, 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 perk to tag/highlight 88 more items, plus all 31 components, for a possible total of 119 trackable items!


TBP works by adding a new menu to all Chem Stations called - TAG & BAG - allowing you to tag/highlight an assortment of sought after items like Bottlecaps, Bobbleheads, Collectibles, Quest items and more! 
(See full list below)


Also Includes:

  • Drawing weapon activates Scrapper perk highlight effect
  • 3X Increase in component detection distance (250 -> 1000)

With my added enhancements to the Scrapper Lv2 perk (and when matched up with the Scrounger and Fortune Finder perks), you will find 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 TBP cannot tag.
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 enhancing to better compliment the others.  I’m speaking about the Lv2 Scrapper perk that adds to the player a ‘Component Radar’ effect defined by me as:
An added ability to highlight items and containers containing items with tagged components within a limited range around the player.

In the MO’s opinion, the vanilla Scrapper Lv2 perk issues of short detection range, always on component highlighting effect and limited list of items you could tag for highlighting, made it a semi-worthless perk to invest in. Now with my added in enhancements, it becomes a must have perk in your search to find loot.


Doing something as simple as tagging Bottlecaps and Subway Tokens offers you the additional benefit of leading you to discover even more loot you wanted! (It’s called an ancillary effect, it’s pretty cool).

PRO TIP: Briefly clicking your V.A.T.S. key can cause blocked and/or concealed tagged items within range to briefly flash their presence through nearby walls, ceilings and floors. Even behind paintings...


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:
Lots of useful 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 weapon activates Scrapper Perk highlighting effect and holstering weapon deactivates it. (Vanillabehavior is effect is always active. Yuck!)
  • Componentdetection distance increased 3x over vanilla (250 -> 1000 or roughly
  • speaking, an increase from a short 2.5 foot radius, to a more reasonable 10 foot
    radius around the player)


*
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 (38):



  • 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)
  • 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 (2):

  • Mother Icons
  • Industrial-Grade Fuses

Nuka-World items tagged (22):
  • 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
  • Project Cobalt Schematics

That’s a total of 119 items you can potentially track in game!


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 Perk fix
  • DLC items tagged
  • Vanilla items tagged
  • Zero item weights
  • Sorted for use with Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod
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 Perk fix
  • DLC items tagged
  • Vanilla items tagged
  • Zero item weights
  • Vanilla item names
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed.

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

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

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

No DLC, Vanilla weights, Sorted (Option 7)

  • Vanilla items tagged
  • Vanilla item weights
  • Sorted for use with Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

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


Tag Bag Plus Origins:
With permission, I took Xatmos’ original mod as my inspiration and re-imagined it from the ground up to tag even more items than before, be organized in a more compartmentalized way and add 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.
  A disadvantage to doing this is, the game treats any item that can be broken down into components as junk and sorts it accordingly.

Thus why I felt it prudent to add the keyword ‘UnscrappableObject’ to all the items on the list to safeguard against accidental scrapping.

To leverage a loophole in the game, when you add in a 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.

Closing Thoughts:
Folks, at this point I'm satisfied I've extended the Scrapper Lv2 perk to cover all the useful items I could and/or wanted to cover. So, outside of requests to make changes, this will likely be the final update to Tag Bag Plus.

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!