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Fallout 4 modlist and guide. Focus on new quests, survival mode and settlement building, adding 60+ hours of content to the game! Easy to follow instructions on how to take modding to the next level.

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This modlist with accompanying guide was born out of a desire to use Biraitbec´s Fallout 4 Mod List and Load Order Guide together with Mod Organizer 2 instead of Nexus Mod Manager. After a while the scope of the guide grew, and I decided that my endvision mas different enough that it warranted a guide of it´s own. 


- Tons of game fixes and tweaks
- Minimalist UI/HUD
- For Very Hard/Survival mode
- Unbogus Fallout Overhaul and Pack attack (Better enemy AI)
- Cut content restored
- New companions
- A more beautiful game (courtesy of Biraitbec) while remaining performance friendly
- Vastly expanded settlement building functionality
- The biggest quest mods, and a few smaller ones
- Key vanilla location overhauls (Revamped Diamond City, Goodneighbour etc)
- Faction overhauls (Minutemen, Raiders, Synths, Super Mutants)
- Player customization options galore
- More armor and weapon options
- True Storms weather and sounds overhaul
- Conflict resolution patches to make it all work together.



1. Download the "Crossing the Great Wastes" main archive and any updates/hotfixes, setup Fallout4 according to instructions therein and install the whole modlist (yes even if you plan to omit mods/add your own. This makes it easier to troubleshoot issues).

2. make sure that the ApeCR and gameplay tweaks esps are loaded after the bashed patch, but before Ape´s gameplay tweaks in the right pane in MO2, like so:

Bashed patch
Ape´s gameplay tweaks

3. Go play
4. Report issues


"I can suggest all people to keep an eye on this guide, since i know for sure Ape75 is really talented in what he does." - Biraitbec

"Are you interested in a freshly curated modlist with vision and scope, moving to Mod Organizer 2, getting familiar with tools like FO4Edit and Wrye Bash, making merges, texture repacking, tackling survival difficulty, or possibly doing some beta testing? If any of those get a nod then this is the guide for you. Ape75 is leading an awesome effort here. " - Sturtus261

"The organisation and layout of your mod is beautiful - exceptional work Ape75!"Inferno118899

"It might not seem like it at first, but there´s a method to my madness." - Ape75


Known issues:

Increase in loading times

Will happen with many mods installed, especially when using loose files. I have added experimental instructions in the guide on how to pack huge textures folders for faster loading. This is something we´ll work further on in future releases.


Thanks to courageous alpha/beta-testers. Below is a list of everyone who provided feeback during these stages, contributing to making the guide better:


If you feel that I´ve missed your contribution (I assure you it´s never intentional), just let me know and allow me to rectify that.


Other guides I wholeheartedly recommend:

Biraitbec´s Fallout 4 Mod List an Load Order Guide by Biraitbec
Way to the lost by Mortercotic


A list of my small fixes and patches:

Settlements Clean-up (English patch)
Setllement Clean-Up scrap mod translated from Japanese-English

Apes gameplay tweaks and patch repository
Realistic headshots - less deadly edition
Patch for the Realistic headshot mod, to not let you oneshot every enemy in the game.
Compatibility patch for when using survival options, survival stats widget, Everyone´s best friend and Give me that bottle in tandem
Unbogus Fallout - less headless edition
Not a fan of headless ghouls and synths. How do they see or hear you to attack? Simple FO4Edit