Fallout New Vegas

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Adds visible counters of rads and hardcore needs to the side of your Pip-Boy.Supports Pip-Boy 3000, 2500, 2500A, Readius, and Pimp-Boy 3 Billion.

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Pip-Boy Counters For Rads & Hardcore Needs
by ZuTheSkunk

(See here for the version for Imp's More Complex Needs.)

This mod adds visible counters to the side of your Pip-Boy, showing in-game time, your radiation level, and your hardcore needs (dehydration, hunger, sleep deprivation). Comes with a side feature of making the "Stats", "Items" and "Data" texts glow in the dark (Pip-Boy 3000 only). Works also if you don't have Hardcore Mode enabled.

Does NOT require NVSE. (Well, the Pip-Boy 3000 version doesn't.)

Currently supports:

- Pip-Boy 3000 (i.e. vanilla); recommended to use together with this hi-res retexture
- Pimp-Boy 3 Billion
Pip-Boy 2500 by EdisLeado
- Pip-Boy 2500A (Wrist-Mounted) by EdisLeado
- Pip-Boy 2500 Quantum Blue retexture by Kaya47
- Pip-Boy Readius by AlexScoprion and Brianide

Pip-Boy 3000 & Pimp-Boy 3 Billion versions will not work with 5:4 resolutions (i.e. non-widescreen) due to being outside of the screen.

The mod currently has no proper support for Pip-Boy 2000 Mk VI; as a temporary solution, check out this patch.


Simply put all the files in the Data folder where the game is installed, and then make sure to checkmark the mod in the Data Files section of the game's launcher.

Make sure that you install one of the main files FIRST, and only THEN experiment with the optional files.

To uninstall, simply delete the files.


This mod will conflict with any mod that changes the meshes of the Pip-Boy of your choice.

The base version of the mod only supports radiation and Hardcore needs at the range of 0-1000, and will not show anything beyond that range. The optional percentage version does support higher values, but requires manually setting them yourself.

The mod is currently designed only for the vanilla Hardcore stats (dehydration, hunger, sleep deprivation), so will not show anything from mods that add more stats.


- It's not a fault of the mod itself, but due to the way the engine handles Hardcore Mode, the Sleep Deprivation stat might break in some situations, which may manifest itself by the Sleep counter not updating correctly. To fix that, I suggest using this mod.

- The counter is invisible if a Stealth Boy or anything else with a stealth field is on. I don't know a solution to this issue.


Q: Are you going to change the color of the font to Amber?

A: No. The game's shaders affect the shade of the color, meaning that even if I did that, the color would still be off. As such, I don't think it's worth bothering about.


Mod, meshes and textures of the counter: ZuTheSkunk
Fixed female Pip-Boy model: Silvie ( link )
Pip-Boy Readius mod: AlexScoprion and Brianide ( link )
Pip-Boy 2500 mod: EdisLeado ( link , link )


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