STEP 1)  Download and install Fallout Character Overhaul 2.3.1.  That is NOT the main version of the file.  Version 2.3.1 is at the bottom of the Files page, under "Old Files'.  If you install version 3.0 at the top of the page, you will have endless issues.  The texture paths were changed in v3.0 and they will not work with NVR3.  It will break.  You will have pink faces.  You will bug me with questions that have been answered many many times.  VERSION 2.3.1!!!!!!  NOT VERSION 3.0!!!!!!!!!

FCO 2.3.1 Installer Options:

Most of these I wouldn't bother with.  I did test these out:

A)  First page, Other Textures:  Hair Textures.  EDIT:  Don't use these.  Despite some hairs looking a bit better, others become problematic.  More trouble than they're worth.

B)  First page, Other Textures:  Eye Textures.  REALLY don't bother - NVR3 should overwrite all of these anyway.

C)  Second page, Roberts Patch:  If you are using Roberts male body replacer, definitely use the Roberts Patch.  I got horribly mismatched hand textures without it.  This patch does require FCOMaster.esm be activated though (and starting with QRNVR3 v.1.4.0, leaving it enabled is no longer a problem and is actually recommended for certain features - see below.)

D)  Second page, NPC Addons:  NVR3 doesn't address most of these, so use them if you prefer the image in the installer to what the base mod gives you.  I do think both versions of Willow by Dracomies, included in the QRNVR3 installer, are excellent and would use those instead.

STEP 2)  Install New Vegas Redesigned 3.  First install the main file - "New Vegas Redesigned 3 version 3.7".  Then install "Update from 3.7 to 4.4".  If you're using MO2, I recommend to "Merge" the Update into the primary 3.7 installation.  As for the "Compatibility with other mods" optional file, I have remade most of those patches for QRNVR3 which are available during installation.  The exceptions are the Lings and Mikoto patches, since I can't even find Lings anymore and don't use Mikoto.  If these no longer work and there is a need for them to be remade for QRNVR3, and someone can direct me with a link to Lings, let me know.

If you are not going to also install QRNVR3, it's recommended that you disable FCOMaster.esm in your plugin list if you want your game to look the way Dracomies intended (and I agree with his reasons).  You will not get the custom races for the PC that FCO offers though.  With QRNVR3 installed, you can leave it enabled, you will get the FCO PC custom race, beard and eyes options, you can use the Roberts patch I mentioned above, and it won't mess with the appearance of NPCs.  Win win win.

STEP 3)  To install QRNVR3, please read and follow the rest of the instructions on the QRNVR3 description page.

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  1. warpig960
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    Excellent guide, thanks so much! Character models are vastly improved after following this guide.

    Heads up to anyone wondering:
    - install FCO with Roberts patch first
    - install redesign (following all QRNVR3 steps)
    - install Roberts (and pipboy fix patch)

    Installing Roberts prior to redesign ends up with the couriers body completely messed up and a big black square on the chest
  2. Andizzzzy
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    Thanks mate :)
  3. SNIPD
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    Many thanks Qwinn :D
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