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Complete Modlist and Load Order Guide for Best Fallout 4 Modding Experience. Extreme Fallout 4 Engine & Textures Mods Optimization.

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This Mod List and Load Order Guide is the fully detailed process to achieve a Great Fallout 4 Modding experience with Smooth FPS and Close to Bethesda's Fallout 4 Game Idea

{-The Most Complete, Performance Friendly and Endorsed for Fallout 4-}

- #3 File of the Month - August 2017 - 117 Votes -
 - Just 205 mod pages out of 28.3k reached such a prestigious achievement and this is one of them -


- Fallout 4 + Season Pass or Fallout 4 Goty Edition  - (NO High Quality Textures DLC) - To disable that DLC you just unselect it from the Steam library page.

 Suggestions (Read at least Once)  <-----------------

1) Mod List is in Order, Overwrite Everything unless I say different. Do not use LOOT or any Sorting feature.

2) Green Mods are Must Have or Highly Recommended Mods, so I want you or suggest for you to install all of these.

3) Yellow Mods are Optional but still Recommended. You can freely skip these to enhance performance, stability or to play an intended way.

4) Read the Official Mods' Descriptions to know how a mod works in-game, leave an endorsement to that mod if you loved it and donate to the official author/s if you want. 

5) If i don't say wich file to download or the installation text next to the mod is empty, then you just have to install the main file only or one of your preference if there are more. Don't Install mods requirements if i don't say that, in many cases these requirements are fake and not really required, more intended as credits or suggestions, unlucky authors abuse of many nexus site features and make people only confused.

6) Always say yes\ok whenever you will get warnings through mod installers if i don't say different.

7) If you have doubts or you are not sure what you doing, Just Ask, its better to improve modding knowledge and to avoid useless mistakes.

 Step 0: Tools Needed


 Step 1: Textures Optimization

What This Step Does?


 Step 2: Core Mods & Fixes


 Step 3: UI/HUD & Camera


 Step 4: Clothes\Armors - Gadgets - Weapons


 Step 5: Factions


 Step 6: Gameplay


Step 7: Player/NPCs Looks & Animations


 Step 8: Settlements


 Step 9: Environment/Visuals & Audio


 Step 10: Patches & Performance



When the game gets an official update, your F4SE and the mods using its full features will be broken, causing a Crash to Desktop on Launch.

To avoid that for next update go on steam library, right click over Fallout 4, select properties and in the Updates tab, on the Automatic Updates selection, select Only update this game when I launch it, in this way, since you run it from f4se, it won't start updating when you launch it from f4se .exe.

If instead it got updated just do as follows:
 - Delete the f4se_1_10_XXX.dll you have in your Fallout 4 Main Directory folder.
 - Wait for F4SE Team to update their tool and then repeat the F4SE installation in Step 0.
 - Wait for the following mods/files to update for the latest F4SE version and install them again.
Mod Configuration Menu
PrivateProfileRedirector F4 
Crafting Highlight Fix
def_ui_translations main file.
Extended Dialogue Interface
Place Everywhere


Leave an Endorsement to these mods and kudos to authors.
They kindly shared their work to make installation process easier and faster for all.
(I've all permissions from authors granted by messages i personally own if ever someone wants to verify)

 Main Repack - Part One
 - Thaylar's Armor and Clothing Enhanced by thaylar 
 - Proto VaultSuit by nitronizer 
 - BoS Jumpsuit Retexture by guidethisonekalaheria
​ - All Weapons HD by bLaCkShAd0w 
 - Ammo Retexture and Desktop Fan Retexture by jorhadoq 

 - Better Settlements and Camps 2 and Haul'd Out by DUST2DEATH
 - Far Harbor Pine Branches 4k, Defined HighTech Floor Tiles, Fix For Tiles02, Fix For Forsythia and Finer Vanilla Vines 4k by mediasylum
 - 2287 - Billboards and Posters by Apolocrato 
 - Improved Road Signs and Improved holotapes by ClearanceClarence 
 - HQ Statues by LucidAPs 
 - KG's Barbed Wire and KG's Chain Link Fences by Kiddgimmick 
 - Less shitty industrial wall lights by Ablaze666 
 - Vault 111 Exit 2K Retexture by shyzofreny
 - Wasteland Nights by 
 - HD Alien UFO Retexture by jiveo123 
 - Pool Table HD, Monkey Trap HD and Realistic Pool Balls HD by mm137 
 - Pre-War Money Retexture by sakura9 
 - PatrickJr's Redone Bobbleheads by GrimTech 
 - Suitcase Texture Replacer by wscottling and OpusGames 
 - Proper Flyers and Posters by mindkiller316 
Main Repack - Part Two

 - Power Armor Redone by Nukanist 
​ -
More Realistic Pipe Weapons by AlexSlesh 
Assault Rifle Retexture AR-51, Better Ammo Boxes and Duffle Bag Retexture by DeviousMeth0ds 
 - Tapeless Hunting Rifle Stock by Rakul 
 - Dogmeat 4k Optimized and Vertibird HD by SavrenX
Shadow the Dark Husky Companion, Siberian Husky and Classic Dogmeat a.k.a. Pirate by 7iger
 - Wasteland Creatures Redone by DOOMBASED and stabcops 
 - Detailed Deathclaws by jimhsu
 - Detailed Feral Ghouls by erkprok 
 - Police Protectron Re-Texture by Nikoli Grimm 
 - Vivid Fallout All in One by Hein84 
 - luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIOluxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt2, Interiors - Building and IndustrialReal Water HD and Teddy Bear HD by luxor8071 
 - Bottles Labels Overhaul by BlastoLho 
 - Stromberg Retexture Project by Stromberg90 
 - Retex_Skeletons by kj666 
 - HD Lockpick Interface by dpillari
 - Perk Grid Background Replacer by Cthorthu
 Main Repack - Part Three
 - The Lavish Laser Collection, The Top-Notch TommyGun, The Delightful Deliverer, The Radical Ripper and The Meritable Minigun by dpillari 
 - Creatures Pack Part 1, Creatures Pack Part 2, Sentry and Handy HD, Dima 4k Optimized, Assaultron HD and Liberty Prime HD by SavrenX
 - HQ Diamond City Textures by ClearanceClarence
 - Prydwen 2K Textures by tamu75 
 - Evil Institute by bLaCkShAd0w 

 - FlaconOil's HD Retexture Project by FlaconOil
 - Lucid's Texture Upgrades by LucidAPs

 Optional Repack - Performance Addon
 - Performance Textures by Nero1024
 - Potato Textures by kkthebeast
 - Optimized Vanilla Textures by AlpineYJ
 Optional Repack - Quality Addon
 - Grafix Texture Overhaul by koojinn
 - PhyLight All in One Textures by Phylith

 Merged Mods - Fixes
 - All Maps Fixes and Console Enabler by BiRaitBec
 - Power Armor Map Fix by spanian77
 - Smooth First Person Sprint and Water LOD Fix by Bretton
 - Barber and Surgeon Camera Fix by k4tonic
 - 3rd Person Beard Fix by Karniage  
 - Female Rear Head Clipping Fix by QuietPippin
 -  No Aggro Impact Landing by mm137 
 - Fixed Alpha Maps by ScottyX2
 - HD Lensflare by 

 Merged Mods - Appearance
 - Appealing Moles by JTesmer
- Improved Hair Colors by ClearanceClarence
 - AlexScorpions Male Body Retexture by AlexScorpion

 - Eyewear and Mask Retexture by Castell
 - Live Action Mr. Handy by Pyrota111000
 - Floppy Eared Dogmeat by MissMorose
Concord NPC Overhaul by EnclaveOverlord1
Minutemen Faces Overhaul and Diamond City Faces Overhaul by SeriouslySarcastic
Sexy Hancock by Dysthe
Alternative Walk Animation and New Alternative Animations by onymaru9
 - 10mm Pistol Reanimation Pack, Revolver Reanimation PackReanimation Pack for Combat Shotgun and Rifle, DoubleBarrel Shotgun Reload Animation and Right-handed SubmachineGun by wardaddy755
Hunting Rifle Animation Replacer by hitman47101
Fiddler's Deliverer Animation Replacer by FiddlerGreen
Merged Mods - Visuals
 - Clarity by Bretton
 - Hollywood Bullet Tracers and Hollywood Lasers by Flecked

Merged Mods - Audio
 - Project Reality Footsteps FO4 by HULKHOD3N and Project Reality
 - Barefoot Footsteps by GrozaTerroristow
 - Better Automatic Weapon Sounds by AngryZealot
 - Commonwealth Gunfire Overhaul by bluechipmunk1225
 - Immersive Squeaky Doors by Hicsuntdracones1
 - P.A.M.S. by ONIXer 
 - Resynched Power Armor Handling Sounds by LolzMan1325
 - Cinematic Sounds - Explosions by OlFosterlO
 - Terrifyer Ghouls by taylorlongboard 
 - Reverb and Ambience Overhaul by mm137 
 - Decreased Subway Announcement Sound by kakinotane2000
 - Reverb and Ambiance Overhaul - Vault Reverb Patch by jakelad
 - Radio Reverb Fix by TheKetzku

 - ENBSeries by Boris Vorontsov
Advanced Depth of Field by Marty McFly
by BiRaitBec
 - Dynamic Performance Tuner and Load Accelerator by xwise
and StochasticTinkr 

Main Images by ThatFeelIKnowIt
VIS-G Official Patches by Schnips
MO2 Infos by Marayoor

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Special Thanks to:

Mortercotic, FoxHunter69, mikazu, rayhne, ApoAlaia, PaleRiderxundeadratChutneyBadgerSpawn1702mupp3n, Aryius, mailleweaver, Kiedra666kippOmenVenlafaxinArcanantKal_Choedan, Ape75, titostalokito, Shevyipopej, CrimsonKnight98ImNotDexDex, DrawVidStejawikoKhatsworthAltmrb783TGM2018, ThatFeelIknowIt, Marayoor, Schnips

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