Fallout 4
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Retexture for Dogmeat attempting to give the appearance of a "sable" German Shepherd.

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Sable Dogmeat

I really like the look of German Shepherds, but because I can't leave anything alone, I wanted to make Dogmeat unique. Upon browsing images of German Shepherds, I came across an absolutely stunning variant of the breed - the Sable German Shepherd. This is my attempt to give Dogmeat that appearance. This texture pack will come in a couple different varieties, both available at the vanilla 2K and "ultra" 4K size.

I'm on the fence about the vanilla Bethesda specular maps with the darker fur of the Sable Shepherd. It's supposed to give the appearance of glossy fur, but in some light it can end up looking like solid grey flecks. So I put together some custom specular maps (pictured above) that help to give the fur a more natural gloss. I can't say one is better than the other, so I figured I'd keep both versions available and users can decide which they like best. Pictured below is a shot with the vanilla specular maps.

1. Choose the main file of your choice (Custom Specular 2K or 4K OR Vanilla Specular 2K or 4K)
2. Download with the mod manager of your choice OR extract the contents to your game's data folder

In order to have the texture show up in game, you must do the following (if you haven't already done so):
1. Go to Documents\My Games\Fallout 4 and open Fallout4.ini
2. Find sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\
3. Edit to read sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\, TEXTURES\
4. Save Fallout4.ini
5. The texture should now be visible in your game!

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Q - Will you make XXX color?
A - I'm not sure if I'll do any other varieties. I have a couple ideas but nothing solid.
Q - What ENB do you use?
A - These were all taken with the CFL ENB, using True Storms and no NAC.
Q - Consoles?????
A - Sorry, I don't own a XBox to test and this texture cannot be used for PS4. As it stands now, these textures will not be available on Bethnet, and if they are seen there THEY ARE STOLEN.
Q - Will you make a standalone version? PRETTY PLEASE WITH A CHERRY ON TOP???
A - Sorry, that's well beyond my lowly texture-modding capabilities. If someone would like to make a standalone version using these textures, please feel free to contact me!

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