FALLOUT 4: Installing Mods on PC (MANUALLY)

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Nexus Mod Manager is getting updated to support Fallout 4 soon, but in the mean time I put together a quick guide to installing mods manually. I always recommend using a Mod Manager, but knowing how to install manually is still a useful skill to have.



Download links for the Mods installed in this video:
1. Easy Lockpicking
2. Value per Weight indicator for container UI

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  1. Starp131
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    it wont even let me mod the game ;_; no mods work ;;;____;;;
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  2. AzraelDeGallos
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    so i did as you said, had to edit the plugin file manually now my game wont even load...
    1. AzraelDeGallos
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      crashes immediately
    2. AzraelDeGallos
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      even reverted the plugin file back to the way it was originally and that did not fix the issue...
    3. AzraelDeGallos
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      the only way the game would work was to remove all plugins and revert the plugin file in AppData. any help here would be REALLY appreciated. i dont have many mods, just a select few that i would really like to play with.
    4. ReCoNzEIRE96
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      I've edited the plugin file and it cause no issue.Maybe recheck you have put it in correctly?
    5. UniversalDisaster
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      I don't suppose you ever found a fix for this? I've run into the same issue myself.
  3. TwistedBlackMan
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    Hey I did everything it said to install the mod installer but every time i click fallout 4 after the finder it says im missing the program files x86 but i checked and they are there
    1. ahays07
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      Try re-scanning the game. It happened to me as well but re-scanning fixed the problem for me.
  4. Maniac3020
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    I have a severe dislike for video instructions. It takes longer to watch then to read, it's a pain to rewatch if I missed something, I can't skim through for relevant information, and so on. It's just a pain. Why can't we have a nice, written set of instructions?
    1. Mehra
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      I was just about to comment the same. I get that videos are the new medium, but some of us don't LIKE watching videos for everything. Why not supply us with both? It doesn't seem like it would be that time consuming and it would also be a boon to those of us that prefer reading our instructions over watching someone. I came to the comments to see if anyone else felt the same or if anyone posted something a little bit more readable.
    2. RS13
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      1) it would take more time than you think. It would certainly take longer to write clear, idiot-proof instructions (which you need lest you get spammed by outraged idiots) than it would for you to skip around in the video.
      2) Use google. Type the instructions into the box, hit enter, click on the first link. There's your written instructions. There's no need for gopher to provide additional written instructions when it's already been done.
    3. DarkGenius
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      RS13, if he (gopher) wished he could do this, it would satisfy both parties and thus give him more reviews, you don't need to google anything, and idiot-proof? just because someone doesnt pour enough interest into something does not mean they're "idiot" nor does it mean they have to right to argue for their failure, anyway. As a rule, unless you do it better, its best you do than say you can.

      There is people that prefer to read and see for themselves rather than hearing/watching someone prattle incessantly, spilling out instructions with you having to pause to let the most technical info sink in, I tend to do both in varying degrees.

      And guess what? thats the miracle of the internet for you, nowadays you can just google to find all sorts of knowledge and information, this changed our world and changed the people.
    4. MyrddinDE
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      Exactly my thoughts. So annoying, 30 sec (self)ads and self worship then fool proof bla bla... I could have skipped to the vitals on a text. So annoying.
  5. Claymoredog
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    I appreciate everything you guys do, one question though, it seems like I have to constantly Check my plugins, for some reason. I remember in skyrim, you check the plugin box and it would stay. Any clue as to what im doing wrong?
  6. FiddleOfGold
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    SO I installed the mod, along with the cinematic reshader...had no issues until I can up on some water..it look ed great then a straight up CTD...TO remove and test if the water mod is the issue, all I need to do is delete the filed placed in the data file by the water mod, yes?
    1. ParaLyze
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      Yep, that's all you need to do
    2. RS13
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      Be sure to delete all the files placed in the data folder. As time goes on, mods will begin adding multiple esps and files to the data folder (or virtual data folder in the case of Mod Organizer). That's why using a mod manager is so necessary.
  7. Meverah
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    Hi, You can open the familiar mod selection window by clicking on the powerarmors right eye (left side) in the launcher. You might have to click around a bit to find the exact spot.
    1. Etnojz
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      It actually worked O.o
    2. dannis
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      Or maybe you want everyone to spend time clicking around on the launcher :/ couldn't find it
    3. Mcgan
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      Works, but it is slightly below the right eye for me.
      Nice tip, thanks :)
    4. Raimiette
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      This does work but I basically just clicked around the eye randomly until the menu popped up lol.

      Thanks though, helps a lot.
  8. acelogan
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    Thanks for another great mod video, Gopher. Always appreciated.

    I'm waiting for Mod Organizer to support Fallout 4 before installing any major changes - sticking to just the basic ini settings and tweaks for now.
  9. deathdifire
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    So im trying too configure my .ini files too enable mods on my game but i cannot for the life of me find launcher in my notepad to add that extra line. Can anyone help?
    1. poopooface123
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      Press Ctrl+F to look for keywords and type in launcher.

      Are you sure you're on the .ini file Fallout4Prefs not Fallout4?
  10. geordie1
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    i'm not touching mods until FO4 version of NMM is released, otherwise i will forget to keep track of what mods went in which folder etc.. etc..

    RELEASE IT ALREADY !
    1. dannis
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      Same here, I'll keep waiting! There's not any must-have mods out right now anyways - I'm happy with the game!
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