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

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


- #3 File of the Month - August 2017 - 117 Votes -
 - Just 170 mod pages out of 26.3k reached such a prestigious achievement and this is one of them -






 

Requirements


- 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.

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.

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

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 Step 1: Textures Optimization


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 Step 2: Core Mods & Fixes

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 Step 3: UI/HUD & Camera

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 Step 4: Clothes\Armors - Gadgets - Weapons


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 Step 5: Factions

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 Step 6: Gameplay

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Step 7: Player/NPCs Looks & Animations

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 Step 8: Settlements


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 Step 9: Environment & Visuals

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 Step 10: Audio

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 IMPORTANT PATCHES

 - Radrose Usability Enhancements - During installer select Enable on Empty Bottles and Workbench Perk Requirements categories in the first panel and unselect the Visible Weapons enabled option in the following panels.

 - Assorted Compatibility Patches - During Installer select VIS Patch Vanilla Weight under the first category, then unselect the following options on the next panels:  PreWar Binoculars, Salvage Beacons, Immersive HUD and Sim Settlements if you have them selected.

 - Wrye Bash - Download the main file and run it. During Installer select until completed, then select Fallout 4 option and unselect the View Readme. (Don't install the tool inside ProgramFiles or ProgramFiles(x86) folders).
Once Opened, ignore the warnings. (If you have installed Better Locational Damage mod you must select the BLD - Leveled Lists - DLC.esp, after that right click over the Bash Tags window on the bottom right of the program and select Delev, then do the same and select Relev as well).
Scroll to the bottom of the load order and Select the Bashed Patch.esp box. Right click on it and select Rebuild Patch. In the popup window select Build Patch.
You can close the program now.


IMPORTANT FOR PERFORMANCE

 - Boston FPS Fix - Download the AIO and PaladinBaileyRedRocket main files. Install them in order.



 - Packing Textures - Download my WorkBase main file if you didn't yet and open the Archive.exe file inside it. On the program window select Archive and then Settings, on the new window change General to DDS and select Ok. Now Drag and Drop the Fallout 4\Data\Textures folder inside the window and wait a bit till it finish to load and don't worry about error logs. Then on the upper left corner select File and then Save As. On the window Name the file as Bundled Textures and save it inside the Fallout 4\Data folder.
In order for this to work, go to Documents\My Games\Fallout4 folder and open both the Fallout4.ini and Fallout4Custom.ini files. Inside both of them copy the following line over the same one inside the files under [Archive] category:

sResourceIndexFileList=Fallout4 - Textures1.ba2, Fallout4 - Textures2.ba2, Fallout4 - Textures3.ba2, Fallout4 - Textures4.ba2, Fallout4 - Textures5.ba2, Fallout4 - Textures6.ba2, Fallout4 - Textures7.ba2, Fallout4 - Textures8.ba2, Fallout4 - Textures9.ba2, Bundled Textures.ba2


Now rename the Textures folder as TexturesBackup so that the game just loads the created .ba2 file only giving more performance and stability instead of loading the loose files.
Remember to always rename it as Textures before you want to add or remove mods that include loose Textures files and then do the process again.




  ENB & Graphic


 - ENB Series - Download the file and open the Wrapper folder. Extract the d3d11.dll and d3dcompiler_46e.dll to your fallout 4 main folder. 
 - BRB ENB - Download my BRB ENB update file and extract all files to Fallout 4 main folder. If you want more quality you can enable the EnableDepthOfField or the
EnableDetailedShadow lines inside the Enb menu that can be opened with Shift + Enter. At more performance cost you can even enable the EnableSSAO line.


You can improve Performance and Stability by going in the enblocal.ini file after installing my ENB. 

On the [MEMORY] category set ForceVideoMemorySize=True and depending on how much VRAM and RAM you have set the proper value for VideoMemorySizeMb=

(8 GB VRAM and 32 GB RAM) = 30000

(4 GB VRAM and 16 GB RAM) = 10000

(2 GB VRAM and 12 GB RAM) - (6 GB VRAM and 8 GB RAM) = 7000

(2 GB VRAM and 8 GB RAM) = 3000

(1 GB VRAM and 8 GB RAM) = 2000





WHEN FALLOUT 4 UPDATES

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 keep playing 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







 CREDITS



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)


 Textures Repack - Main Pack 
 - Better Settlements and Camps 2 and Haul'd Out by DUST2DEATH
 - 2287 - Billboards and Posters by Apolocrato
 - Wasteland Nights by CptJoker71

 - Thaylar's Armor and Clothing Enhanced by thaylar 
 - Proto VaultSuit by nitronizer 
 - BoS Jumpsuit Retexture by guidethisonekalaheria
 - Power Armor Redone by Nukanist
 - Perk Grid Background Replacer by Cthorthu
 - Vault 111 Exit 2K Retexture by shyzofreny
 - Proper Flyers and Posters by mindkiller316 
 - Less shitty industrial wall lights by Ablaze666 
 - Pool Table HD, Monkey Trap HD and Realistic Pool Balls HD by mm137 
 - KG's Barbed Wire and KG's Chain Link Fences by Kiddgimmick
 - HQ Statues and HQ Bathroom Stalls by LucidAPs
 - Suitcase Texture Replacer by wscottling and OpusGames 
 - PatrickJr's Redone Bobbleheads by GrimTech
 - Retex_Skeletons by kj666
 - Police Protectron Re-Texture by Nikoli Grimm
 - Bottles Labels Overhaul, Grey Tortoise Cigarette Overhaul by BlastoLho 
 - Official Blue Tape by asXas
 - Pre-War Money Retexture by sakura9

 - Improved holotapes, Improved Road Signs and HQ Diamond City Textures by ClearanceClarence 
 - Prydwen 2K Textures by tamu75
 - HD Alien UFO Retexture by jiveo123 
  - FO4 Landscape Overhaul HD, Real Water HD and Teddy Bear HD by luxor8071
 - Vivid Fallout All in One by Hein84 

 - Wall worldmap and Finer vanilla vines by mediasylum
 - Stromberg Retexture Project by Stromberg90
 - FlaconOil's HD Retexture Project by FlaconOil

 - Wasteland Creatures Redone by DOOMBASED and stabcops 
 - Detailed Feral Ghouls by erkprok
 - Detailed Deathclaws by jimhsu
​ - All Weapons HD and Evil Institute by bLaCkShAd0w 
 - Power Armor Jetpack HD, The Lavish Laser Collection, The Top-Notch TommyGun, The Delightful Deliverer, The Radical Ripper, The Meritable Minigun and HD Lockpick Interface by dpillari

​ - More Realistic Pipe Weapons by AlexSlesh 
 - Tapeless Hunting Rifle Stock by Rakul
 - Ammo Retexture and Desktop Fan Retexture by jorhadoq 
 - Assault Rifle Retexture AR-51, Duffle Bag Retexture and Better Ammo Boxes by DeviousMeth0ds
 - Shadow the Dark Husky Companion by 
7iger
 - Improved Vanilla Holotapes and HQ Flags by ClearanceClarence

Textures Repack - Performance Addon
 - Performance Textures by Nero1024
 - Potato Textures by kkthebeast
 - Optimized Vanilla Textures by AlpineYJ

Textures Repack - Quality Addon
 - Grafix Texture Overhaul by koojinn
 - PhyLight All in One Textures by Phylith
 - luxor8071's HD Texture Pack AIO and Interiors - Building and Industrial by luxor8071




Textures Fix
 - All Maps Fixes by BiRaitBec
 - Lens Flare Visible Rectangle Fix by Alepap




Merged Mods
 - Immersive Mouth and Teeth and Improved Hair Colors by ClearanceClarence
 - Cinematic Sounds - Explosions by OlFosterlO
 - Eyewear and Mask Retexture by Castell
 - Floppy Eared Dogmeat by MissMorose
 - Appealing Moles by JTesmer
 - Barber and Surgeon Camera Fix by k4tonic
 - P.A.M.S. by ONIXer
 - HD Lensflare by MystiriousDawn




 BRB ENB
 - SweetFX: by CeeJay.dk
 - ENBSeries by Boris Vorontsov
 - Advanced Depth of Field by Marty McFly
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Remade by BiRaitBec





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 - Mortercotic,
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Shevyipopej, CrimsonKnight98ImNotDexDex, DrawVidStejawikoKhatsworthAlt



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