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Adds 4 M4 Carbines to the game. LOL!

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Name: M4 Carbines
Version: 1.0
Date: 17/02/2010
Category: Weapons
Author(s): metallicalec
Source: http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=6264

!!!You may not use this in your mods without my permission!!!

11 May 2009 - version 1 uploaded
18 Feb 1010 - Added support for RH_ Iron sights mod


I've added a new file which includes aligned meshes that work with RH Iron Sights mod. You can find the mod here:
RH Iron Sights Mod

Because I've had to move the guns around (up mostly) it means they clip with the hand a bit in third person.

- Adds 4 Colt M4 Carbines to the game.

- M4 with EOTech reflex sight.
- M4 with EOTech and silencer.
- M4 with Aimpoint scope.
- M4 with Aimpoint and silencer.

They can be bought from Moira Brown at Craterside Supplies and Flak and Shrapnels at Rivet City. They should restock once a week.

If you want you can just add them with console codes:

M4 EOTech - player.additem xx07F0C0 1
M4 EOTech SD - player.additem xx07F0C1 1
M4 Aimpoint - player.additem xx07F0C2 1
M4 Aimpoint SD - player.additem xx07F0C3 1

Where 'xx' is the order you load this mod. E.g '09' (No. 9 in load order) or '0A' (No. 10 in load order)

They use default 5.56mm ammo and can be repaired with each other, assault rifles and chinese assault rifles.

- Extract the files to a temporary location.

- Merge the 'Data' folder from the mod with the 'Data' folder in your Fallout 3 install directory. Usually found at C:\program files\bethesda softworks\fallout 3\data\ though it differs on steam/vista.

- Download 'archive invalidation invalidated': http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=944

- Make sure you have "bInvalidateOlderFiles" set to "1" in 'Fallout.ini' Go into my documents/my games/fallout3/ (not the fallout install folder, its different) and there should be a text file called 'fallout'. Open it and search (ctrl +f) for ''bInvalidateOlderFiles'' if it equals '0' then change it to '1' and save. It should look like this: bInvalidateOlderFiles=1

- If you are using the RH Iron sights files then you will need to install RH Iron sights mod as well. It can be found here: http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=6938
Make sure to follow the instructions for installing that mod too.

- Start Fallout Mod Manager, place a checkmark beside ColtM4Carbines.esp or ColtM4Carbines_RHIronSights.esp
Or you can use the Fallout 3 Launcher; click Data Files and place a checkmark beside the .esp you want (only one).

- Play :)

1. Delete the files/folders associated with the mod.

(install folder)\Fallout 3\Data\ColtM4Carbines.esp
(install folder)\Fallout 3\Data\Meshes\Weapons\2handautomatic\M4Carbine\
(install folder)\Fallout 3\Data\Meshes\Interface\Hud\Aimpoint.nif
(install folder)\Fallout 3\Data\Textures\Weapons\2handautomatic\EmdgM4\
(install folder)\Fallout 3\Data\Sound\Fx\Wpn\emdgm4carbine\

Common Problems

These are the most common problems people get, and the solutions. I recieve pms about these the most.

- You got the guns but they are just huge red exclamation marks over your character when you equip them - this means the files (specifically the meshes) are in the wrong place. Check you put the files in the right place. Check the 'uninstall' section above for the right folder structure.

- The guns models look ok except the textures are screwed up, they change colour randomly and just dont look right - As far as I knnow this means the game is using random vanilla textures from the game environment on the guns and not the proper ones from the mod. You either didn't set 'bInvalidateOlderFiles=1' in the fallout.ini file or you didnt install archive invalidation invalidated. Or both.

Known Issues or Bugs

None. Let me know if you get any.


You can find me here (F03Nexus) as metallicalec
You can find me at FPSBanana (http://www.fpsbanana.com/) as blackfox88
You can send me an email here: [email protected]

Plugin/general tweaks/some normal maps/converting all this stuff to fallout3 - metallicalec

HUGE thanks to these guys:

Model: Twinke Masta
Skin: El Maestro de Graffiti
Original compile/Turbosmooth: Bathroom Security
Gemtech HALO (Silencer):

Skin: El Maestro de Graffiti
VLTOR Modstock:

Model: TheLama
UV: TheLama
Skin: El Maestro de Graffiti
EOTech 551:

Model: Likon
Skin Likon

Model: Twinke Masta
Skin: Acid_Snake

Model: BOT
Skin: BOT

Valve, Vunsunta

Aimpoint reticles: Pelinor, Alexscorpion


Thanks to the author of blackwolf backpack mod. I based my script off that.

Tools Used
3D Studio Max - http://www.autodesk.com/3dsmax
Niftools plugin for 3ds max
Smd plugin for 3ds max
DDS Converter - http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=8698
GIMP - http://www.tesnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=14920
NIFSkope - http://niftools.sourceforge.net/wiki/NifSkope
Photoshop - http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/
Readme Generator - http://lhammonds.game-host.org/obmm/tools_readme_generator1.asp
MDL Decompiler