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Modifies the Brotherhood of Steel Overhaul to strip out almost all changes but keep most visuals. Existing-save-friendly! Requires original mod.

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Ad Victoriam: A Brotherhood of Steel Overhaul (Apocalyptic Edition) makes some awesome visual enhancements to the Brotherhood, but also makes a number of changes incompatible with an existing savegame. Some of them are also rather subjective in terms of lore-friendliness.

This override (which REQUIRES you get the original mod, see instructions!):
  • Strips out the interior Prydwen changes (no more CTD)
  • Removes all NPC changes, no new game needed now
  • Restores all lasers to being lasers (and red!) and not Plasma weapons
  • Squires, stop messing around and get dressed, this is war
  • and generally cuts out all the massive changes the mod makes to keep Sinlessorrow's cool visual enhancements and textures.

One additional change I did make was the Combat Armor BoS decal - the dark red on dark grey just doesn't show up well in anything other than bright direct light. I added a grey background to the logo, while keeping its sprayed-on-stencil feel (slightly scratched and imperfect).

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Install an Ad Victoriam MAIN file. Looks like you can use either Apocalyptic or Pristine, your choice!
  2. Instead of one of the "Update Files" from that page, install this mod's Main file.
  3. That's it!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED:

The Danse Dilemma - lets you potentially take over the BoS and actually influence its policies
Brotherhood of Steel Pip-Boy Rebirth - some nice BoS skins for your Pip-Boy.
  >> See optional files of this mod for a fixed Linked version!
Useful Assault Masks - provides the helmet with that red hood you see in the image



Frequently Answered Problems and Solutions (FAPS)

WHY NOT JUST INCLUDE TEXTURES?
I'm not swiping and repackaging someone else's stuff. Don't ask. Besides, this way, since you have all the assets in place, if you ever want to use the full version in a new game, all you have to do is DEACTIVATE my mod, then install and ACTIVATE one of the "Update Files" from the original mod, without having to go get the whole thing again - and you can then deactivate the original "Update Files" and switch back to this mod's override at any time.

WHY THE LOOSE FILES?
Loose files override an archive, so rather than alter the original mod's stuff, my red lasers and BoS decal act as overrides so you can switch between versions at any time. Also, since they're loose, if you decide you don't like my versions, you can just go rename the loose textures this mod provides from .DDS to .NOPE or something and the original mod's green lasers and dark decal will take effect.

AD VICTORIAM!

I ALSO MADE DESE TINGS:

Accelerator Sound Fix - Custom Reverb and Quad's Reload Sounds
Gets rid of the Bethesda Bullet Bangs every weapon has outdoors and gave the Plasma Accelerator 9 custom reverb tails from its own firing sounds. Also custom reload effects, and a slight balance tweak. Plus a new optional skin for fun.

Unique Pickman's Blade and Bowie Knife Buff
A unique appearance and new name for Pickman's Blade, instead of the generic Combat Knife, plus buffs Mike Moore's Bowie Knives' damage a bit.

Effective Melee Blocking
Makes blocks actually stop enough damage to keep you alive, and more

Ad Pictoriam - Brotherhood of Steel Apocolyptic Visuals-Only Override
Strips out most of the game changes from Ad Victoriam, existing-save friendly, keeps all the cool new visuals

Useful Assault Masks
Changes the Assault Gas Mask to three varieties of hood/mask color - and gives it stats that make it worth using

Mastermind - Automatron Provisioners using Robotics Expert
Think it's silly needing to be a politition and salesman to program your robots? Now the Robotics Expert perk works too!
Time to build your robot army!

Companion Stealth Distance Fix (No Free Hugs!)
Tired of your companions standing on your head when you stealth? Now with Less Dogmeat Standing on Loot!
Still some. Just much, much less.

Bugfix for Dismissed Companion Endless Babble
A permanent fix for the bug that makes Companions spout all their comments endlessly after you dismiss them.
You know, maybe I like the rain, Preston! Custom interval times available!

Perforation: Better Automatic Weapons
Not a damage number tweak, but a changed mechanic. Preserves balance and ammo, and adds fun.
Did I mention it also affects the Minigun and Gatling Laser

Home Despot - Local and Linked Workshop Component Inventories
Shows the raw component totals from all the junk in your Workshops, local or linked.
Get a Grip on Your Junk

Scarcity: Destructible Power Armor and More
Permanently destroyed PA pieces. Fewer and randomly-charged Fusion Cores. Tougher requirements for repairs.
Less is... less.

FusionGun-VIS: a compatability patch
for the Fusion Gun by Fallout Suite (not me), tagging it like Valdacil's Item Sorting (also not me) using AWKCR (still not me).