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Auto complete some of the initial Minutemen quests to unlock their support without the repetitive grind. Built with SKK Fast Start technology, no changes to base game scripts or assets for 100% main and faction quest completion safety.

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Auto complete some of the initial Minutemen quests to unlock their support without the repetitive grind. Built with SKK Fast Start technology, no changes to base game scripts or assets for 100% main and faction quest completion safety. 

[ help settlements in trouble, without the grind ]

User guide  (RTFM)

This mod can be installed and enabled at any time in any game before entering the Concord Museum.  It makes no changes to your game until you make a menu selection.

The earliest it will trigger is exiting the Vault 111 elevator. If you want to choose later you can do anything with the other factions and DLCs, even finish the main quest. If you enter the Concord Museum to progress When Freedom Calls before making a choice, the mod will notify you and stop. If OK to run, the menu of choices:

SHUTDOWN the mod. 

Option: [ Give me full quest XP | I don't want any bogus quest XP ] 

1.  Rescue the Concord Museum gang (When Freedom Calls)

1+2.  Make me Minutemen General (The First Step)

1+2+3.  Start the Castle Quest (Taking Independence)

I will choose later [ Misc: .SKK Fast Minutemen Activation Note ] 

Quest XP Option

I prefer to earn my XP, but get that others like to level fast. If selected, no quest XP will be awarded for the quests auto completed by this mod. Of course it doesn't affect anything else.

(1) Rescue the gang from Concord

This automatically completes MQ102 Out Of time, MIN00 When Freedom Calls, and Starts MIN01 Sanctuary. Codsworth is enabled to be a companion. The museum is unlocked. Player has ownership of Sanctuary workshop, the gang are sandbox settlers. Preston is ready to have the "Join Minutemen" talk. Mod shuts down.

(2) Make me Minutemen General

Includes all of (1) plus MinRecruit00 The First Step is completed (you remember Corvega), MIN01 Sanctuary is completed (player still needs to build the happy making beds and stuff).  Player has ownership of Tenpines workshop. Preston is enabled to be a companion. Player is Minutemen general and given the support flare gun.  Mod shuts down. 

(3) Start the Castle Quest

Includes all of (1) and (2). Usually the player needs Sanctuary plus 4 settlements with at least one settler each to start MIN02 Taking Independence. This mod safely convinces Preston the condition is met to offer the start the Castle attack dialogue. He will not be companionable until the job is done, but may vomit up some "another settlement needs your help" radiant offers because there is no stopping him without base game hackery.  This mod waits for MIN02 Taking Independence to finish then reduces the timer for MIN03 (Old Guns) to start from 70 hours to zero, but the player must leave the castle for 3D to unload to clean up the Mirelurk mess. Mod shuts down. 

The mod shuts down on completion of your chosen option with a notification [ SKK Fast Minutemen has completed ] to help keep your save game clean and minty fresh.


The mod has no dependencies on extenders or DLCs and does not change any existing base game scripts, assets or objects. As with 99% of SKK mods, its 100% pure new Creation Kit forms and scripts. As it does not touch any other stuff in your save-game, there should be no load order issues or mod conflicts. If you run stuff that modifies base game scripts or conditions, that's on you.

FAQ, Known Issues

(1) If you have a v003 or older game and the Concord crew try to return to the Museum from Sanctuary, install the optional SKKFastMinutmenPatch004 to fix that trigger. 
(2) This works perfectly with SKK Fast Start new game or vault exit savegames. It will not work with other ALT start mods that "forget" to set key new game start triggers for the benefit of others (MQ102.Stage15 specifically, naughty mods). Craft a [ SKK Fast Minutemen Activation Note ] in the utility section of a Chemistry workbench. 

(3) You will still need to secure 8 or more settlements with 1 or more settlers and handing a MM radiant quest to Preston to trigger MIN301 Form Ranks. SKK Workshop Ownership Utilities provides a counter display and bumps the quest system to recognise them (if Preston quest handin is not working, a common base game issue).

(4) If you don't select the option to Start the castle quest, but having done it the hard way you want to speed up Old Guns you can from the console:

cqf DN133 "DN133QuestScript.CleanUpMirelurkClutter" ]
[ cqf MIN03 "Min03Script.StartTimerGameTime" 0.1 1 ]

(5) If you made a mistake activating Preston's gang and cant take the irritation any more, or if Preston is disrespecting your OverBossness, use Preston is killable to clean up that mess.

(6) What about an ESL version ? NO, SKK mods will not be published in ESL format because life contains sufficient hassle.

(7) What about MCM ? NO, as 90% of SKK mod users are Xbox (when the bethesda.net downloads are actually working).

PC manual installation & removal

Copy  SKKFastMinutemen.esp and SKKFastMinutemen - Main.ba2 to your ...\Fallout 4\Data directory, enable in the Bethesda mod menu, mod manger or whatever.

The mod can be disabled after either the [ SKK Fast Minutemen is shutting down ] or [ SKK Fast Minutemen has completed ] messages have popped. Only remove mods if you are happy to accept potential conflicts from load order changes in a save game.

The SKK Fast series that are 100% main quest compatible

SKK Fast Start New Game - start  a new game in less than 2 minutes to Vault 111 exit. 
SKK Fast Start Location  - start your new game from a different Commonwealth location.
SKK Fast Start Reunions - auto complete Vault 118 and Fort Hagen ready to take down Kellogg.
SKK Fast BOS -  triggers the arrival of the Prydwen once the Arcjet Call to Arms quest is completed.
SKK Fast Start Minutemen - auto complete initial Minutemen quests to unlock their support.
SKK Fast Start Institute - relay direct to the Institute to accelerate the main quest with a helper faction. 
SKK Fast STOP Institute - blow the institute without the main quest, factions or relay.

If you have read the comprehensive solution description and still need support,
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