Fallout 4

About this mod

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)  <-----------------

Mod List is in Order, Overwrite Everything (Merge for MO2) unless I say different. Do not use LOOT or any Sorting feature as that is already made at best by human brain and those auto tools have confirmed to instead put things upside down and not in the real correct way, at least for fallout 4.
Always say yes\ok whenever you will get warnings through mod installers if i don't say different.

Green Mods are Must Have or Highly Recommended Mods, so I want you or suggest for you to install all of these.
Yellow Mods are Optional but still Recommended. You can freely skip these to enhance performance, stability or to play an intended way, but on my end i find these to be same essentials as the green ones.

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. 

If i don't say which 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.

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 & Quests


 Step 9: Environment/Visuals & Audio


 Step 10: Patches



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
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 involved granted by personal messages in almost all cases or from usage approves in their mod pages Permisson tab)

 Main Repack
 - HD DLC Armor and Clothes, HD Vanilla Clothes, HD Vanilla Armor, Super Mutant HD Armor, Creature Pack DLC Redone, Better Robots and HD Liberty Prime, Weapon HD DLC, Organic Gore, Power Armor HD DLC, Synth HD, Organic Super Mutant, Junk and Props DLC, Food and Foodware, HD Settlement and Clutters, HD 1k Buildings and Interior, Detailed Hair, HD Vanilla Landscape and Landscape Interior Building DLC by SavrenX
 - Enhanced Blood Textures by dDefinder1
 - Thaylar's Armor and Clothing Enhanced by thaylar 
 - BoS Jumpsuit Retexture by guidethisonekalaheria
 - Power Armor Jetpack HD by dpillari
 - More Realistic Pipe Weapons by AlexSlesh 
 - Assault Rifle Retexture AR-51 and Better Ammo Boxes by DeviousMeth0ds 
 - Dogmeat 4k Optimized by SavrenX
 - Detailed Deathclaws by jimhsu
 - Detailed Feral Ghouls by erkprok 
 - Police Protectron Re-Texture by Nikoli Grimm 
 - Vivid Fallout All in One by Hein84 
 - HD Alien UFO Retexture by jiveo123 
 - Better Settlements and Camps 2 and Haul'd Out by DUST2DEATH
 - 2287 - Billboards and Posters by Apolocrato 
 - Improved holotapes by ClearanceClarence 
 - Stromberg Retexture Project by Stromberg90 
 - Far Harbor Pine Branches 4k, Defined HighTech Floor Tiles, Fix For Tiles02, Fix For Forsythia and Finer Vanilla Vines 4k by mediasylum
 - Wasteland Nights by 
 - Bottles Labels Overhaul by BlastoLho 
 - Monkey Trap HD by mm137 
 - Proper Flyers and Posters by mindkiller316 
 - Retex_Skeletons by kj666 
 - HD Lockpick Interface by dpillari

 Performance Overhaul
 - Performance Textures by Nero1024
 - Potato Textures by kkthebeast
 - Optimized Vanilla Textures by AlpineYJ

 Quality Addon
 - Grafix Texture Overhaul by koojinn
 - PhyLight All in One Textures by Phylith
 - Thaylar's Armor and Clothing Enhanced by thaylar 
 - Assault Rifle Retexture AR-51 by DeviousMeth0ds 
 - Detailed Deathclaws by jimhsu
 - Detailed Feral Ghouls by erkprok 
 - Vivid Fallout All in One by Hein84 
 - Better Settlements and Camps 2 and Haul'd Out by DUST2DEATH
 - Improved holotapes by ClearanceClarence 
 - Bottles Labels Overhaul by BlastoLho 
 - Proper Flyers and Posters by mindkiller316 

 - luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIOluxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt2, luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt3, luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO Pt4, Vault 111 HD, Diamond City HD, Interiors HD and Real Water HD by luxor8071 
 - The Lavish Laser Collection, The Top-Notch TommyGun, The Delightful Deliverer, The Radical Ripper, The Meritable Minigun, Power Armor Jetpack HD, Power Armor Frame 4k UHD and T51 4k UHD by dpillari 

Restyle Pack
 - Shadow the Dark Husky Companion, Siberian Husky and Classic Dogmeat a.k.a. Pirate by 7iger
 - Evil Institute by bLaCkShAd0w 
 - Perk Grid Background Replacer by Cthorthu

 Merged Mods - Fixes
 - 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  
 - FSM Body Textures by fsm135Caliente, Ousnius, Jeir, XunAmaroxxs2reality and Fuse00
 - CBBE Headrear Fix by alan81512
 - Female Rear Head Clipping Fix by QuietPippin
 -  No Aggro Impact Landing by mm137 
 - Fixed Alpha Maps by ScottyX2
 - HD Lensflare by 
 - X-01 Invisible Flashlight Remove by 
Skeletal Adjustaments for CBBE by SQr17

 Merged Mods - Appearance
 - Appealing Moles by JTesmer
 - Lots More Male Hairstyles and Lots More Facial Hair by rbddc12
 - Hair Tones Redux by radbeetle
 - 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
 - Varied Diamond City Guards and Varied Gunner Mercenaries by 
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
 - Laser Weapons 1st Person Reposition by akir4 and 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
 - Power Armor Intercom Voice and Resynched Power Armor Handling Sounds by LolzMan1325
 - P.A.M.S. by ONIXer
Cinematic Sounds - Explosions by OlFosterlO
 - Terrifyer Ghouls by taylorlongboard 
 - Inner City Ambience by Zorkaz
 - 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

VIS-G Official Patches by Schnips and NexusKrendl
FOMOD Creation Tool by Wenderer
MO2 Infos by Marayoor

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