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My personal overhaul of Fallout 4's plantlife. All customized Textures. First to not simply recolor textures, but to add real life to most of the bushes and grasses. This is the real one.

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Verdant Wasteland
The latest version seems to have a problem with the razorgrain. Obviously the gourd isn't the only plant that can't have glowmaps. Remove any texture/material files related to razorgrain from the install, to solve the problem. I'll set up a new download somewhere in future! Notice that this new upload has my old summer time Mod included, which alters game time, and the time of sunset and sundawn. You are free to enhance/fix whatever you want as long as I'm abscent.

Did you felt the need for summer in the wasteland? Always had the impression the sun deserves a more vibrant enviroment, then the one displayed in FO4? Well I feel like the game has a much stronger inclination for summer, and thus this Mod was born. It started as a simple retexture of the vines and grass, then quickly evolved into a full fledged "green" mod. I've rextextured almost 90% of all grass and plant types, respectively simply exchanged autumn time with prewar summer time equivalents. To turn trees green you do not necessarily need to retexture the textures. It was all easily done with the use of material files.

Thanks to @hodilton for the brilliance of his impression Video!

The most important answer to you all first! Hello, I'm from Russia, can I upload your Mod on any xxx russian mod website?

Just in case you haven't figured, the 5 other guys that asked for this already got permission to do so, because I don't necessarily care. All of them promised to link to this website, give credits, and keep my name in honor (don't even ask what else they promised). All of them did not keep their promise, and instead uploaded the file on the website and left a small note, not linking to this website, so!? Could you please stop asking, since I know you're going to do it anyways? I, in general, share a social attitude when it comes down to modding.

What does this Mod do?

It turns the octobre wasteland into a june verdant wasteland, with diverse plant types wearing blossoms and leafs. Retexturing includes all grass, plant and tree types, with the exception of some plants that I felt need to stay "wasted" for reasons of immersion, like for example the blasted grasses. You will see roses in blossom, brambles carrying fruits, dark green vine leafs, verdant and vibrant versions of ilex, viburnum, evergreen, buxus, elms, marble and much more. See the screenshots and videos for impression.

How is it installed?

It is recommended to use NMM for easy installation, since there are only texture and material files. For manual installation, just copy the files over to the correct folders.

But this is a wasteland, plants can't grow there?

Who says that? Lore? Biology? Lore might be true, but biology says nature will always return, and since this a completely fantasy based open worldgame, I'm allowed to apply whichever fantasy I want to, right? Given the experience I gained in the last copple of days, I'm entirely sure Bethesda at one point had the idea to actually make this a game happening in summer time, or, what would be even more awesome, they'd planed for a DLC adding seasons. However, I never really had the feeling they forwarded an immersive display of autumn. It felt more like a summer without leafs on plants.

Any additional recommendations?

I recommend using True Storms and Darker Nights for higher immersion. To get an even better experience, maybe change your timescale to 5, with the console command "set timescale to 5" without quotes.

Is it stable?

Since there are only changed textures and material files, everything should be perfectly fine. The textures are saved in the correct format and have
normals/speculars applied.

Any performance hits?

It's based on regular 2k textures, so it should not affect your perfomance in any way. My system as reference:

[email protected] 8x3.6 Ghz
980 GTX with 4 Gigs
16 Gigs of RAM
Windows 8.1

Will this be improved?

Yes, this will be my long time texture mod, and in the long run will try to retexture every single piece of plant in this game. I will introduce tons of variations of plants, as I already figured, that most plants have at least 3+ variation types in game. This allows me to easily import plants like ivy, oaks, coniferes etc.. Fixing the issues with tree textures has priority.

Did you just took and reupload without permission?

Nope. Let's say, as the original creator, I had very exclusive access to the source. I was even giving instructions on how to actually do what I achieved. See over here:

Tutorial 1
Tutorial 2

Notice the date when those threads where created. I do understand however, when visiting and googling for the guys making vitriolic comments, that at least two of them actually stole my original content. Dat irony.

However, a fair warning should be issued here. One little more sentence in comments, regarding me, with a modding history lasting for over a decade, stealing anything from anyone, will get you instant banned, your comments deleted, and yourself reported to the staff immidiately. Have a nice day.