Fallout 4

About this mod

The Fallout 4 Seasons project provides seasonal landscape overhauls for Fall/Autumn, Winter, Spring, & Summer.

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How to use Seasons:

Choose the Season that you want from the downloads page. Only have ONE Season enabled at a time. You can manually switch seasons via your mod manager at any time, but Seasons do not change automagically. You don't need to start a new game when you remove a Seasons file, because the plugins are empty. When you first go back into the game after removing a season you may get a warning about the missing file, but it's safe to continue.

Automatic Season Changes are a technical impossibility. 


Sometimes you may get dead trees that are replaced by prewar trees, you can use the console to delete any unwanted replaced trees that aren't covered by the settlement scrapping system.

select the tree in the console, enter:
disable

if the tree disappears it's safe to then enter:
markfordelete

if something ELSE disappears or you can't tell what disappeared, enter:
enable

COMBINED OBJECTS: I don't recommend disabling combined objects for Seasons. It kills performance, and Seasons is not designed around it.


I am retired from modding for the forseeable future, but I continue to respond to questions and queries. I'm often too awkward to reply to compliments, but I read them all and am always grateful when my work has brought happiness to someone. So a most humble thank you to my mod users, you're such kind and lovely people.
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A Brief History of The Seasons Project:
GameDuchess was the original author of Seasons and compiled the work of many other talented people as well as contributing a mammoth amount of her own work. FrogprincessQ4 was a Seasons fangirl who became the Seasons curator and now full owner of the mod when GameDuchess retired from modding. Over the space of about two years frogprincessQ4 rebuilt most Seasons from the ground up and added a few extra transition Seasons as well. There are now seven Seasons which roughly translate as:

Autumn
Autumn- Golden Grasses:a late Autumn version
First Frost - (Lite):an Early Winter version, with minimal edited textures for a more Vanilla look
Winter
Spring Thaw:An Early Spring version, where things have grown very lush, but there has been a late snowfall, for a green and snowy look
Spring
Summer




Thank you so much to Hodilton for this (extremely out of date) feature video of Seasons paired with Subtle ENB!

SparrowPrince has kindly and spectacularly created and allowed me to add a Snowy LOD for use with Winter.
It is now included in Winter.

**Winter LODs can be safely used alongside SparrowPrince's FAR - Faraway Area Reform (LOD) 
It does replace the diffuse maps, but the bump maps will still work. If you use FAR overwrite the noise file with the Season's one.**

Thank you to Rhaevyn for the new Seasons header!

These Seasons packages also look cool with the addition of More Grass Low by Meltus. Recommended More Grass Low is in Optional Files section. You can add Snow to your Winter season over at Vivid Weathers
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Inspired by pictures of modern day HiroshimaNagasakiBikini Atoll (23 nuclear devices!) and Chernobyl.


MOD CREDITS (All assets from the below mod resources are already included and used with full permission of the original authors.)

Most textures are now by frogprincessQ4, but originally the textures for the Seasons Project were painstakingly hand selected, switched around, mixed & matched, optimized, recolored, or otherwise tweaked to suit the Season they are in, by GameDuchess. The result is a complete overhaul for each season.

A Little Bit of GreenAll Tree Have LeavesTookies Textures Grass and PlantsTouch of Green
Trees Have Colorful LeavesWinter WonderlandNuclear Winter Wonderland, Divine Revelation - (A note on this mod, which has been removed from Nexus. I asked for and received direct permission from all the mod authors who - I believe - may have had some of their files incorporated into DR. If I have missed something, I hope that I will be informed so that I can correct any error. Most DR assets replaced in 3.0 versions.)


Froggie's Creative Commons Image Files Credits:
Leukojum
Narcissus
Maple Leaf
Poppies


VIDEOS:
Please see the videos tab for more videos, they have been removed from here for the sake of people with slow/er internet connections. With most humble apologies to the video creators. All videos for Seasons are very out of date, if any video author is interested in making a feature of the latest versions of Seasons with no adult content in it, I would be very happy.


HIGHLY RECOMMEND additional mods for the ultimate landscape & gaming experience. (Screenshots do not show these mods, BTW.)
(Install BEFORE FO4 Seasons mod in the order below order & overwrite when asked.)

Vivid Fallout - (Seasons will overwrite many files, but they are a great base!)
True Storms
Vivid Weathers
Nuclear Weather - For REAL snow effects and lots of other cool weathers! - http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/9063/
Radiant Clouds & Fog - http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/735/?
(Then your chosen Seasons Project file.)

ALSO RECOMMENDED

MaRoc ENB - If you want grit & realism, this is the ENB for you. May be a bit performance heavy.
Subtle ENB - Optimized for gameplay and performance on Vanilla color palette, top video.
OR RenVision ENB - Several different varieties, video above.
OR Wasteland Grit Reshade - Very post-apocalyptic, muted, noir cinema style reshade.
OR Grim Wolf Reshade & ENB BOS Edition - High end, detailed, realism look.

COMPATIBILITY

This mod just replaces/adds textures and some few meshes. Should be compatible with just about everything, loose file landscape mods will override the BA2 files. Compatible with True Storms and Vivid Weather. Add on Nuclear Weather (link above) for snowstorms, and more additional weathers too.

INSTALLATION and UNINSTALLATION
These are both very simple now that Seasons uses the BA2 system. You will need to do the usual set up for modding. Just download the Season that you want with your mod manager and activate the plugin. If the file is too big for your mod manager to handle, download manually and install from file. Dectivate the plugin when you want to remove Seasons completely or change Season. A new game is not needed when changing Season.