Modding Fallout NV Tutorial - Part 7 - Performance by Gopher
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1. Part 1: User Interface
2. Part 2: Project Nevada
3. Part 3: Nevada Skies
4. Part 4: Visual Enhancements
5. Part 5: FNVEdit
6. Part 6: Weapon Animation Replacers
7. Part 7: Performance
8. Part 8: Troubleshooting

This is part 7 of my Modding Fallout NV Tutorial series. In this tutorial we will focus on improving performance in a heavily modded game. I will be focusing on two ways in which I massively improve performance and stability on my own game.

What it covers
Well it does not cover many of the perfromance improving mods you can find on Nexus. At this point if you have been following my tutorials you should have no problem in finding and installing those mods to see if they suit your needs. Neither will I be covering ini tweaks, which are already covered superbly in the Fallout 3 Tweak Guide.

What I will be focusing on in this tutorial is how to enable the game to use more than 2gb of RAM, and how to play the game in windowed mode (with fake fullscreen). These two things give my system a massive boost in performance and stability, as well as removing the dreaded 64hz stutter bug.

I will also be briefly covering autosaving and quick saving and introducing you to CASM.

*WARNING: Each system is different and what works for me, may not work for you.

Please Note: This tutorial is not a replacement for reading the instructions on each individual mod! You should always read the manual for each and every mod you install. I will not be going into the same level of detail in this tutorial.
The golden rule of modding : RTFM.

There are two main aims for this tutorial:

1. Improve general performance and reduce stutter.
2. Reduce (or eliminate) crashes.

Project Nevada is an excellent mod to learn about the pitfalls of installing mods that add more things to the UI when you already have many UI mods installed.

Mods installed in part 7:
1. 4GB Fallout New Vegas
2. Fake Fullscreen Mode Windowed - Alt Tab Fix