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Provides Alternate start, Quick start, Normal start options. When you use one of the alternate start paths, there are over 800 dialogue edits, with voice and lip sync, so your character is no longer the mother/father of Shaun (or even a Vault Dweller, if you want). Great for role players.

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Translations
  • Italian
  • German
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Description

This mod provides a menu at the beginning of the game, after the bathroom scene, with three options:

Alternate start: wake up from this dream as a different person, not the parent of Shaun:
  • You can be a pre-war vault dweller, starting in Vault 111:
    • Follows the alternate plotline, where you are released from the vault by mistake
    • At the terminal, select your own SPECIAL stats and up to 20 traits
  • You can start as a wastelander outside of the vault, and select:
    • Your own SPECIAL stats
    • Up to 20 Traits
    • One of 38 different occupations, including factions (affects your starting gear)
    • One of 38 different start locations (sorted by difficulty)
    • How much or little starting gear you have (four difficulty levels)
    • Your starting level (so you can pre-level-up your character)
    • Randomize any or all of the above

Quick start:
wake up from your memory, in your pod in Vault 111:
  • Follows the normal plotline, but you skip all the prewar stuff and get to playing
  • At the terminal, select your own SPECIAL stats and up to 20 traits

Normal start: nevermind, just play through normally (basically a 'cancel' button)

Versions
  • Full version: makes over 800 dialogue edits with voice and lip sync so you don't have to play as the "concerned parent" character, replacing those with voiced and lip-synced lines from the rest of the game (so it's the original voice actors). The dialogue lines vary depending on which start path you choose. There are two choices here - one for if you're using the popular Full Dialogue Interface mod, and another for if you are not.
  • Basic version: just provides the alternate, quick, and normal start options. No dialogue edits, no options to start outside the vault. This mod is minimally invasive, and makes only as minor edits as I could get away with. Mainly this is for people who are testing mods or just want the "quick start" aspect of the mod.

Media

Also, read the review of the mod on Game Face: START ME UP: How one mod fixes Fallout 4's biggest issue. Thanks for the review!

Check out Start Me Up on Nexus Community Picks for March 2017. Thanks to rcoll for the submission!


Questions

Do you have any warnings?
  • Obviously, don't use this mod with other alternate start mods or others that alter how you start. You may want to avoid using this mod with mods that significantly alter the game's dialogue and quests (or if you do, check them for conflicts in Fo4edit). Otherwise, you can use this with any other mods you want.


Does this mod have the usual alternate start problems that other mods have?
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Are these other mods compatible with Start Me Up?
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Help, the mod isn't working!
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I started outside the Vault, how do I start the main quest?
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I started outside the Vault, and I can't start "Getting a Clue" with Nick Valentine?
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I want to use the Enclave or NCR or expansion pack start option, what mods do I need to also have installed?
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Help, I'm not getting config items from other mods when I start the game?
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Can I use this mod if I already started a new game without it?
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What "silent player" mod can I use with this?
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What do I do if I want to play as a ghoul?
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Is there an XBOX or PS4 version available?
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I checked your mod for errors in Fo4edit and found some?
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Will there be versions available in other languages?
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Can I translate this mod? How?
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Can I change the dialogue back to normal after installing the mod?
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What changes have been made to the plot for the alternate starts?
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What are the start locations, exactly?
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What are the character classes, exactly?
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Why did you name the mod "Start Me Up"?
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Credits

While I built this mod from scratch myself, I did look at how some other mods were built, so credit is due:
I also couldn't have done this without some great software tools and help:

Additionally, I'd like to thank (in no particular order): Gribbleshnibit8, chucksteel, JaxFirehart, luthienanarion, TrickyVein, pintocat, Puppettron, retlaw83, RoyBatterian, TJMidnight, Risewild, Scorpion,  deadboy, and the rest of the Tale of Two Wastelands team for their help learning all this modding stuff over the years.
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