Configurable Power Armor Fusion Core Drain by RAWberry400
Fallout 4 » Gameplay Effects and Changes
Added: 13/11/2015 - 04:57AM
Updated: 19/11/2015 - 02:11AM

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Last updated at 2:11, 19 Nov 2015 Uploaded at 4:57, 13 Nov 2015

UPDATE 11/18/15

Now NMM Compatible!  Just pick the option you want in the scripted installer.

This mod allows you to change how quickly power armor fusion cores drain.  There are several options, and keep on the lookout for the upcoming modular version!

If you choose No Drain, the suit still has to have a core.

Check out these awesome spotlight videos for the mod!  Thanks to all the video creators.


-New!-  There is a new option for 75% drain in version 1.5

-New!-  There are 2 new options, for 5% drain and 1% drain.  These correlate to a 95% reduction, and 99% reduction.  


-New!-  There is one more new option called 'Balanced Fusion Core Drain'.  This is what I consider to be a balanced setup that is realistic for these cores.  It reduces jetpack use to 50%, 5% of normal power draw for running, and 10% of normal for action point usage.   This makes it to where you can easily get around without having to worry about core drain, however jetpack usage is still fairly heavy.  (That's a 95% reduction for running, and 90% for action points.)

-New!-  There are new options!  The main download now contains a 'No Movement Drain' Option that removes all movement power drain, and reduces jetpack use by 50%.  Also a new file that contains options for increasing the Power Drain.  Both by request!  Thanks for the suggestions, keep them coming.


-New!-  There are now several options for power armor drain.  No drain, 10% power usage, 25% usage, and 50% usage.  The download contains all files, please choose ONLY ONE!!

Note that 10% power usage means that the power armor will now only use 10% power compared to vanilla.  So 50% cuts it in half, and 25% is 1/4 of the power draw.  The lower the percentage, the longer the fusion cores will last.


As of version 1.6, there is a scripted installer included for NMM support.  Just choose the option you want on install.

Note that if you want to change the amount of drain, you need to uninstall and reinstall, not just toggle activation.


1. Unzip your preferred .esp from the downloaded file into Fallout4/Data/

2.  In %Appdata%/local/Fallout4 edit plugins.txt (Most likely C:/Users/--user--/AppData/Local/Fallout4) - AppData is a hidden folder!

Add the filename (including .esp) of the esp you added to /Data/ to the end of the plugins.txt file as a new line!!  Save the file, and set as read-only if you are experiencing issues.  (The ini change below in step 3 should mean that you don't have to set this as read-only)

# This file is used by Fallout4 to keep track of your downloaded content.
# Please do not modify this file.
No Fusion Core Drain.esp

3. Edit Fallout4Prefs.ini in ~MyDocuments/My Games/Fallout 4 

Add bEnableFileSelection=1 to the [Launcher] section at the bottom.

4.  Launch the game!

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