Fallout 3

About this mod

This is my attempt to improve the appearance of NPCs in Fallout 3. I have redesigned their facial structure to make them look more realistic and to better fit their personality. This removes the awkward skin tones and facial structures of vanilla FO3.

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This mod is (as of January 28, 2023) is open-source. You are free to edit, reupload as you wish.

(Edited on Jan 28, 2023)

This mod just makes people look more realistic. Often you can tell that the game developers were rushed with some of the designs but I gave it a lot more thought and time with each of the designs. 


0. Learn how to install Fallout 3 mods.

1. We recommend using Vortex to install mods. If you aren't using Vortex, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to make sure you are correctly installing mods and have properly configured your game for modding (for example: addressing archive invalidation if installing manually)

2. Choose either the HD Edition or the Standard Edition of Fallout 3 Redesigned. The HD Edition features new high resolution skin textures and a couple custom hairstyles in addition to all the features of the Standard Edition.

3. Using Vortex, download and install whichever version you chose.

4. If you want to use any compatibility patches, download and install them with Vortex.

5. Activate Project Beauty.esm and any other plugins you wish to use.

This mod will conflict with most mods that edit NPCs.

If you try to use Redesigned along with another mod that edits NPCs, you will either miss Redesigned's faces or the other mod's changes. Because Redesigned is cosmetic and doesn't impact gameplay, it is suggested that you put our plugins very early in your load order. This is so that in the event of a conflict, Redesigned will be overridden and won't interfere with your gameplay affecting mods.


Patches have been made for the following popular mods:
Mart's Mutant Mod RC6 - Patch available from the Optional section of our Files tab
Fallout Wanderer's Edition MR6 - Patch available from the Fallout Interoperability Program
FOOK2 1.2 - Patch available from the Optional section of our Files tab
Tale of Two Wastelands - Patch available on its own page
Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch/Updated Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Patch available on its own page

Advanced users will find the best solution is using Wrye Bash to create a bashed patch. The "Import Faces" function will resolve any conflicts with Redesigned. Users of our HD Edition should use the "Import Races" function as well.


The Standard Edition will work with most body mods, because it pretty much only changes faces. It should work with Dimonized Type 3, Malos, Type V, etc. But it will not work with other face mods, such as Josef Grey's makeup textures, Dimonized faces or Fallout Character Overhaul. The HD Edition's skin textures will likely conflict/overwrite body mods' textures, so body mod users are advised to stick to the Standard Edition.


I am no longer doing designs for FO3, but SpaceOden is still maintaining the mod. If you have any bugs to report, please post them in the bugs section.


I'm getting PINK/PURPLE eyes, eyelashes, heads, etc.

Pink or purple stuff means you are missing textures. Usually, this can be fixed by reinstalling our mod.

I'm getting characters with WHITE FACES but DARK BODIES.

This is an engine bug. Thankfully, there are a number of workarounds that successfully get rid of it. The simplest is to just set bLoadFaceGenHeadEGTFiles=1 in all of your INI files. Detailed instructions can be found here, and here's a video demonstrating the fix. If the INI tweak doesn't fix it for you, check the spoiler below for an alternate workaround courtesy of MrWasteland:

The game CRASHES before I even get to the main menu!
That's a missing master error. You're probably using a patch you don't need.
If you don't have the DLC, don't enable the DLC patches!

My BODY REPLACER doesn't work now that I've installed the HD EDITION
Please re-install your body replacer mod, overwriting the HD Edition's files. That should solve your problem.

Any other questions...
Post in the comments section or send SpaceOden a PM.