Fallout 4

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FROST is a hardcore total conversion mod set in the years following the Great War of 2077 that aims to eliminate all vanilla quests and NPCs to create a freeform survival experience.

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FROST is the successor to the much beloved and much hated DUST Survival Simulator for Fallout: New Vegas.
FROST's goal is to transform the world of Fallout 4 into a freeform survival game with an emphasis on lore and visual storytelling.

Set in the years following the Great War of 2077, you will see new, replaced lore, challenging new enemies, and many
overhauled gameplay systems. Many areas in the game world have been visually overhauled as well.

In FROST, the goal is less about completing quests and joining factions.
Most vanilla NPCs have been removed or changed beyond recognition.


Your mission is to survive, however long.







FROST Modding Guide
It is highly recommended to read this guide on how to make a proper FROST load order.
You will probably do something wrong if you don't read the guide! Don't worry, the guide is split into two guides, one of them is short and very basic in case that you just want to try out FROST or want to set it up as quickly as possible.

Installation

FROST can simply installed with a mod manager of your choice, we recommend to use MO2.
You need to use the following mods to make a proper FROST setup. This stuff is also covered by the guide mentioned above.
If you skip those mods, you will miss a lot of content and bug fixes. Please install them




"Why do I need all of those mods?"
See the FAQ below


"Which DLCs do I need?"
Far Harbor, Automatron, Nuka-World, Vault-Tec Workshop, Wasteland Workshop and Contraptions Workshop. Those are hard requirements! CC content and the High-Resolution DLC are not needed and not supported.
"I need help!"
If you need help, visit the FROST Discord Server, and we will gladly help you!






After you've installed all the mentioned mods, and managed your load order properly like
shown in the Installation Section, you can start Fallout 4 and just click "New Game" to start playing FROST.
The Old Frost Save files are NOT needed any more!






FROST is a total overhaul of your gameplay experience, and I mean total.
Just about anything that alters stats, levelled lists, weather or NPCs will conflict and requires a patch.


Many mods on the Nexus are compatible with FROST, but a lot of them are not.
Read this for some general guidelines which mods are compatible or not.

You can't just throw FROST into any load order, you have to build your load order around it.




Gas Masks of the Wasteland is compatible. Be sure to use its included FROST patch, and to NOT use the GMOW NPC plugin
-Fallout 4 Seasons - Winter is a great alternative if you dislike FROST's snow textures.

The following mods are incompatible and should not be used with FROST:
https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/articles/3393

The following frost mods are either badly made, outdated or redundant. It is not recommended to use them:
https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/articles/3392





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FROST is now in the hands of its community. The add-ons which the FROST community made basically "complete" FROST.
If you don't like certain design choices, visit the FROST Discord to talk about there.
If you don't like the FROST and it Add-Ons, please keep in mind that it is a free, amateur production.
It did not take years off your life to download them. The design choices are the way they are because that is what we enjoy. Writing us an outraged letter cursing the names of our families probably won't get much changed, but a thoughtful suggestion might. The way in which you interact with other people makes a difference.

Thank you.







TEXTURES & MESHES
-MADMAX713- Raider Overhaul assets
-Horus05- Commonwealth Scavvers assets
-tookiejones- Survival Go-Bags assets
-textures.com- snow textures
-Herofonts (dafont.com)- Bronx Bystreets font
-Jonathan S. Harris (dafont.com)- True Lies font
-ghostfc3s- Subway Runner station resources (modified- for Concord/Lexington stations).
-killshots2- Ghoul Masks, Wendigo model/textures, fix for Angel's Hood model.
-Gogy28- Bear Hunter Armor
-WickedRhyme- Homemade Explosives
-m150- TochAndLantern
-Derpsdale- Spirit Forms assets
-DSJ- Federation/Alliance Armors, Alliance/Themis Flags


SCRIPTING
-Dan- Hallucination Scripting Extraordinaire


WRITERS

-Sojak246
-Your401Kplan
-SeraphimDreams
-JackOfHearts
-Dman51


MUSIC

-Cameron McKinley- "Begin Again" Main Title arrangement


PAGE MANAGEMENT

-RedMetalShield (since 2021