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Adds readable skill book excerpts to a crate outside Novac. Have you ever wondered what skill books are about? Now you can take a look at their contents from the comfort of your Pip-Boy!

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Today I finally got to port over Skill Books - Readable Excerpts to New Vegas. It was fun to make at the time, so why not? This mod requires no DLC, only the base game. You can find them in a crate outside Novac. No compatibility issues with mods such as Novac Public Library and Novac Reborn, which I'm using myself.

I had been toying with the idea of making a mod that would let you actually read excerpts from skill books (yes, only skill books, not pre-war books and not magazines, either) for a long time. I took the time one day to make it for Fallout 3, and here it is now. Of course, I am not an expert so I couldn't make something very elaborate, so I slammed my head against the wall for a while until I came out with an idea that could sort of make sense. Who would ever have imagined people would read page-less book on some kind of computer display? Technology is amazing! I also reused the text for the U.S. Army: 30 Handy Flamethrower Recipes for the Wasteland Survival Guide.

I wrote these excerpts myself, in some cases taking snippets and information from here and there (for instance, I am not really that knowledgeable about lockpicking in real life...). I tried to make the stories fit with what you learn from the books, although I had to make a sort of novelization for Grognak the Barbarian, since I am terrible at drawing and I don't really know how to put images on the Pip-Boy. And, even then, they'd probably be really small. I apologize in advance.

To install, extract the contents of your downloaded file to your "Steam/SteamApps/Common/Fallout New Vegas/Data" folder. Then activate the mod through your preferred launcher by ticking the checkbox next to the esp. Or you can use the Mod Manager to download the mod automatically. To uninstall, simply delete the file from your Data folder, and you're good to go. Have fun!