Tag Bag Plus - Scrapper Perk Enhanced by MardukNT
Fallout 4 » Gameplay Effects and Changes
Added: 19/05/2017 - 06:28PM
Updated: 21/06/2017 - 07:14AM

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Last updated at 7:14, 21 Jun 2017 Uploaded at 18:28, 19 May 2017

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Short Description:
Do you hate blindly searching locations and containers looking for all the good stuff to loot, like I do?
Well be blind no longer! Tag Bag Plus enhances the Lv2 Scrapper perk to tag/highlight 88 additional items, plus all 31 components for a possible total of 119 trackable items!

TBP adds a new menu to all Chem Stations called - TAG & BAG - allowing you to tag/highlight an assortment of sought after items like: Bottlecaps, Bobbleheads, Collectibles, Quest items and more! (See full list below)

  • Drawing weapon activates Scrapper perk highlight effect
  • 3X Increase in component detection distance (250 -> 1000)

With my added enhancements to the Lv2 Scrapper perk (and when leveled up with the Scrounger and Fortune Finder perks), you will find troves of treasure to loot in the most common and surprising of places across the Commonwealth!

Known Issue:
Tagged items will be sorted into the Junk category in your inventory (blame that on the game).
To compensate, I've added the ‘UnscrappableObject’ keyword to all tagged items to keep them from being accidentally scrapped.

Incompatible With:

Any mod that alters the Scrapper perk.
Any mod that alters the items tagged by this mod.

Recommended Mods:
Valdacil's Item Sorting mod For keeping your inventory better organized.
The Mobile Mechanic - Portable Workbenches and Junk Scrapping by fadingsignal Quick access to a scrapping station makes this a great mod to have.
Collection Tools by Raider480 For mass harvesting of corpses and flora.
Glowing items by Bwins95 For highlighting most everything else you want to find.
Bun's Radioactive Glowing Fusion Core Retextures and Glow Color Change - Bun's Radioactive Glowing Fusion Cores (Military and Hybrid Hi-Vis) To make Fusion cores easier to find (and better looking).

Long Description:
Fallout 4 has three perks that work well together but one of them really needed some improvements to better compliment the others. I’m speaking about the Lv2 Scrapper perk that adds to the player a 'Component Radar effect' defined by me as: "An added ability to highlight items and containers containing items with tagged components within a set radius around the player."

In my opinion, the vanilla Lv2 Scrapper perk issues of short detection range, always on component highlighting effect and limited list of items you could tag for highlighting, made it a semi-worthless perk to invest in. Now with my added in enhancements, it becomes a must have perk in your search to find loot.

Doing something as simple as tagging Bottlecaps and Subway Tokens to find offers you the additional benefit of often leading you to discover more loot you wanted (It’s called an ancillary effect and it’s pretty cool)!

PRO TIP: Briefly clicking your V.A.T.S. key can cause blocked and/or concealed tagged items within range to momentarily highlight through nearby walls, ceilings and floors. Even behind paintings...

Use any mod manager or manually extract to your Fallout 4 Data folder.

To use in game:
Once installed, activate any Chems station and look for - TAG & BAG - as a menu choice.
From there, tag or un-tag components under the different recipes you want to have highlighted in game using the Lv2 Scrapper perk effect. (Note: Scrapper perk requirements need to be met before highlighting will work).

Tag Bag Plus common features:
Lots of useful vanilla items tagged (See full list below)
More tagging categories to pick from:
  • Bobbleheads
  • Collectibles
  • Component Tag (010) *
  • Component Tag (050) *
  • Component Tag (250) *
  • Component Tag (9999) *
  • Miscellaneous
  • Quest Items
  • Valuables
  • Drawing weapon activates Scrapper Perk highlighting effect and holstering weapon deactivates it. (Vanilla behavior is highlight is always active. Yuck!)
  • Component detection distance increased 3x over vanilla (250 -> 1000 or roughly speaking, increased it from a short 2.5 foot radius, to a more reasonable 10 foot radius around the player)

Most of the recipes in Tag Bag Plus are pretty straight forward, but I felt the 'Component Tag (nnn)' Recipes warranted further explanation. They essentially allow you to set trigger levels to automatically tag/highlight items that can be scrapped for needed components, when you fall below your set trigger amount.

For example, let’s say you tag the fake component Unobtainium under the Component Tag (050) recipe at a Chems Station. Now, whenever you fall below 50 of any component in your inventory (like Ceramic or Fiber Optics), it will trigger an automatic tag/highlight of any items in the world (even inside containers) that you can potentially scrap to replenish your low component levels, until you've risen above the component level you've set. Inventory triggers can be set at 10, 50, 250 and 9999 respectively.

>> Full list of tagged items <<

Vanilla Items tagged (38):

  • Airport Employee ID Card
  • Antique Pocket Watch
  • Antique Sliver Locket
  • Bobby Pin Boxes
  • Bobby Pins
  • Book Return Tokens
  • Bottlecaps
  • Carrington's Prototype (Railroad quest item)
  • Cigarette Cartons
  • Copper Bars
  • Distress Pulsers (BoS quest item)
  • General Atomics ID Card
  • Giddyup Buttercup Toy Parts
  • Gilded Grasshopper
  • Gold Bars
  • Hallucigen Gas Canisters
  • Jamaica Plain Janitor's ID Card
  • Jamaica Plain Mayor's ID Card
  • Locket (Minutemen quest item)
  • Mass Fusion Executive ID Card
  • Overdue Books
  • Prevent (Companion quest item)
  • Pre-War Money
  • Prototype Biometric Scanner
  • Reporter’s Camera
  • Signed Baseball
  • Signed Baseball Card
  • Signed Catcher’s Mitt
  • Silver Bars
  • Silver Shroud Costume
  • Silver Submachine Gun Prop
  • Slocum's BuzzBites Recipe
  • Subway Tokens
  • Technical Documents (BoS quest item)
  • Vault 75 Admin Access Card
  • Vault 75 Lab Access Card
  • Wilson Atomatoys ID Card

Bobbleheads tagged (20):

  • Agility Bobblehead
  • Barter Bobblehead
  • Big Guns Bobblehead
  • Charisma Bobblehead
  • Endurance Bobblehead
  • Energy Weapons Bobblehead
  • Explosive Bobblehead
  • Intelligence Bobblehead
  • Lock Picking Bobblehead
  • Luck Bobblehead
  • Medicine Bobblehead
  • Melee Bobblehead
  • Perception Bobblehead
  • Repair Bobblehead
  • Science Bobblehead
  • Small Guns Bobblehead
  • Sneak Bobblehead
  • Speech Bobblehead
  • Strength Bobblehead
  • Unarmed Bobblehead

Components Tagged (31):
  • Acid
  • Adhesive
  • Aluminum
  • Antiseptic
  • Asbestos
  • Ballistic fiber
  • Bone
  • Ceramic
  • Circuitry
  • Cloth
  • Concrete
  • Copper
  • Cork
  • Crystal
  • Fertilizer
  • Fiber optics
  • Fiberglass
  • Gears
  • Glass
  • Gold
  • Lead
  • Leather
  • Nuclear material
  • Oil
  • Plastic
  • Rubber
  • Screw
  • Silver
  • Spring
  • Steel
  • Wood

>> All DLC Options include <<

Automatron items tagged (2):
  • EyeBot Pod Schematics
  • Spotlight Schematics

Vault 88 items tagged (4):
  • Vault-Tec Control Boards (All sectors)

Far Harbor items tagged (2):
  • Mother Icons
  • Industrial-Grade Fuses

Nuka-World items tagged (22):
  • Gazelle Hides
  • Grandchester Mansion Ticket
  • Nuka-Berry Recipe
  • Nuka-Bombdrop Recipe
  • Nuka-Cade Tickets
  • Nuka-Cade Tokens
  • Nuka-Cide Recipe
  • Nuka-Cola Formula
  • Nuka-Cooler Recipe
  • Nuka-Frutti Recipe
  • Nuka-Hearty Recipe
  • Nuka-Lixir Recipe
  • Nuka-Love Recipe
  • Nuka-Nuke Shell Blueprints
  • Nuka-Power Recipe
  • Nuka-Punch Recipe
  • Nuka-Ray Recipe
  • Nuka-Rush Recipe
  • Nuka-Sunrise Recipe
  • Nuka-Void Recipe
  • Nuka-Xtreme Recipe
  • Project Cobalt Schematics

That’s a total of 119 items you can potentially track in game!

Eight options to pick from (Install only one):

To make sure no one feels left out, I made several options to pick from. Including some that don’t require DLC content and/or Valdacil's sorting mod installed. Please pick and install the Tag Bag Plus option that best matches your play needs.

NOTE: All DLC enabled options include the Scrapper Lv3 Perk fix for Far Harbor. Only install them if you have all DLCs loaded.

DLC, Zero weights, Sorted (Option 1)
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

DLC, Zero weights, No sorting (Option 2)
  • DLC Perk fix/items tagged
  • Vanilla items tagged
  • Zero item weights
  • Vanilla item names
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed.

DLC, Vanilla weights, Sorted (Option 3)
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

DLC, Vanilla weights, No sorting (Option 4)
  • DLC Perk fix/items tagged
  • Vanilla items tagged
  • Vanilla item weights
  • Vanilla item names
Requires: Fallout4.esm, DLCRobot.esm, DLCCoast.esm, DLCWorkshop03.esm and DLCNukaWorld.esm installed.

No DLC, Zero weights, Sorted (Option 5)
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

No DLC, Zero weights, No sorting (Option 6)
  • Vanilla items tagged
  • Zero items weights
  • Vanilla item names
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed.

No DLC, Vanilla weights, Sorted (Option 7)
  • Vanilla items tagged
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed. Plus, Valdacil's Item Sorting Mod.

No DLC, Vanilla weights, No sorting (Option 8)
  • Vanilla items tagged
  • Vanilla item weights
  • Vanilla item names
Requires: Fallout4.esm installed.

Tag Bag Plus Origins:
With permission, I took Xatmos’ original mod as my inspiration and re-imagined it from the ground up to tag even more items than before, be organized in a more compartmentalized way and added in overdue DLC support.

As Xatmos points out on his page, In order to make it possible to preserve tag/highlight status across saves, a fake component needed to be created and added to all items that we wish to track. The disadvantage to this approach is, the game treats any object that can be broken down into components as junk and sorts it accordingly. Thus why I felt it prudent to add the keyword ‘UnscrappableObject’ to all the items on the list to safeguard against accidental scrapping.

To leverage a loophole in the game, when you add a fake component to the various item component lists, you set the fake component count to zero. That way you always have a missing component available for tagging.
Thanks go to Xatmos for figuring this out.

Closing Thoughts:
Folks, at this point I'm satisfied I've enhanced the Scrapper Lv2 perk to cover all the useful items I could and/or wanted to cover. So, outside of requests to make changes (or if inspiration hits me again), this will likely be the final update to Tag Bag Plus.

To Xatmos for the inspiration
To the FO4Edit team for their wonderful game editor
To Bethesda for making Fallout 4
To the Nexus for hosting this crazy community

...And a big Thank You! to you Player for trying out my mod.
Hopefully, you will discover you stand a better chance of looting Fallout 4 of all the good stuff with my mod installed, than you did without it!

Happy scrounging!