Fallout New Vegas

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This is an overhaul of the Jean area that attempts to expand the area with additional ruins and buildings.

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Name: Jean Overhaul
Version: 1.2
Date: 07/10/2020
Author: Aceflyheight (Lainkino)

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Requirements:
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Fallout: New Vegas
Lonesome Road

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Description:
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This is my first mod so if there's any issues or if you have any improvements for this mod, let me know and I'll see what I can do. I'm still learning how the GECK works.

This mod makes changes to the area surrounding the Jean Sky-Diving Shack. I added additional ruins and a somewhat intact building to the area so that it feels more like a 'town' in regards to the real Jean, Nevada as well as additional vehicles and some clutter.

07/10/2020 Note: Sorry for taking so long to push out a new update everyone! Hope everyone enjoys version 1.2!

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Changelog
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V0.1
-Added additional cars, motorcycles, and police vehicles to the Jean Ruins area.
-Added an extra ruined building and a partially intact building to both sides of the road from Goodsprings at the "Jean, Primm, and Las Vegas directions" road sign.
-Added a bedroll and aircraft service cart to the area around the plane.
-Added a bench next to Jean's Sky-Diving Shack.
-Added a bus shelter and a nearby crashed bus.

V1.0
-Added Goodsprings Courthouse to Jean and the accompanying parking lot across from the Powder Ganger camp.
-Added additional vehicles around the newly added courthouse.
-Added sign for the courthouse by retexturing the Mormon Fort sign.
-Added working parking lot light to the courthouse parking lot.
-Cleaned the plugin to remove any potential ITMs.

V1.01
-Removed the Mormon Fort sign mesh from the mod after finding out how to create texturesets in the Geck and how to apply them to new instances of objects.

V1.02
-Updated the Goodsprings Courthouse sign texture with a new font and color for the text on it.

V1.1
-Included resources from Signs and Signage DIY (F3) (https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/23582):
Files used: pixlettersupportbig02 (pix/pixsigns/vanillatextured/support)
-Included resources from Speedy Resources (FNV) (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/39551):
Files used: neonletters01(A,D,E,G,I,L,N,V) (SPD/Lights/Neon/Alpha01)
-Made minor edits to the vanilla ruined building in Jean which will hopefully soon become the local 'pre-war post office' for the Jean-Goodsprings area. (mail dropbox in front of building, office letter cubby for mail, desk, and chair so far.) 
-Began work on the interior of the Goodsprings Courthouse, but I've marked the door as 'Inaccessible' for now until I have the interior ready.
-Moved the Vikki and Vance casino billboard further down the road from where it is located in the vanilla game.
-Added the pre-war ruins of a casino near the Goodsprings Courthouse using meshes from the Lonesome Road DLC, Speedy Resources mod resource, and the Signs and Signage DIY mod resource.
-Added a billboard near the new casino ruins with a custom texture advertising the community of Jean, Nevada and its casinos.
-Added a tall version of the above billboard to the north end of the Jean Ruins area.
-Cleaned the masters from the plugin and Honest Hearts is now no longer required. Sorry for forgetting to do this originally, everybody.

V1.2
-Replaced a vanilla ruined building with a new building and a custom sign texture indicating it as a pre-war post office. The interior is currently a WIP and is currently missing navmeshing, but it can be entered as of now.
-Completely replaced the old Nevada Landing casino ruins with a brand new design. I have not begun work on an interior yet, but I am planning on making one as soon as I'm finished with the interior for the post office.
-Included additional resources from Signs and Signage DIY (F3) (https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/23582):
Files used: pixstar5bulbidleblue (pix/pixsigns/vanillatextured/stars) and pixsign13 (pix/pixsigns/vanillatextured/signs)
-Included additional resources from Speedy Resources (FNV) (https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/39551):
Files used: neoncurve01, neonstraight01, and neonstraight02 (SPD/Lights/Neon/Bits)
-Made minor edits to both of the billboard textures for the Nevada Landing billboards to try to improve the quality a little bit.
-Cleaned the plugin to remove ITMs.
-Made minor edits to the landscape in Jean to better support the buildings that I've added.
-Added employee parking lot to the new post office building.
-Added additional graffiti.
-Moved the bus station a few feet over to accommodate the new post office.
-Adjusted the position of a road piece to hide a gap between two of them that I noticed.
-Slightly adjusted the angle of the wastelandpool static underneath the wrecked car next to the courthouse.

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Potential Ideas / Future Plans
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1. Currently working on trying to implement a pre-war style post office to the Jean Ruins. -Very Early WIP currently-
2. Working on adding the ruins of a pre-war casino south of the Goodsprings Courthouse. I wanted to do something along the lines of the Nevada Landing casino or Terrible's/Gold Strike, but I was unable to find any building parts in the files that would work well for that purpose. Instead, I worked with some buildings from the Lonesome Road DLC and there is a preview of what it looks like currently in the Images section. -WIP currently-
3. Working on creating interior cell for the Goodsprings Courthouse. -Very Early WIP currently-
4. Revise and improve the texture for the new Jean, Nevada billboards. -WIP currently-

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Installation
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Manual
1. Extract this archive to any folder and then copy the contents to Fallout: New Vegas' data folder.
folder.
2. Start the Fallout: New Vegas Launcher, click Data Files, and enable the .esp file(s).

Mod Managers
1. Use 'Download with Manager' button and install via your mod manager.

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Un-Installation:
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Delete/Disable the esp included in this mod and the accompanying meshes and textures.

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Incompatibility:
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Should be compatible with anything that doesn't heavily edit the Jean exterior area. Any mods that edit the interior of the Jean Sky-diving Shack are fully compatible. If you find any mods that this mod is incompatible with, please let me know and I will try to make a compatibility patch for them.

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Known Issues:
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1. The navmeshing is still vanilla and thus still exists under the new buildings and ruins that I added. I will try to fix this as soon as I feel comfortable with trying my hand at navmesh editing. The vanilla navmeshing should not cause any issues though since as far as I can tell none of the NPCs try to walk through the additional statics that I've added.
-Note (7/10/2020): I was wrong. Some of the geckos do attempt to walk through the added static objects (primarily the cars behind the police station and the new casino building), but they usually teleport to the opposite side of the statics after a few seconds and continue their normal movements.
2. There is currently no navmeshing inside the new post office building so please do not take companions inside the building with you.
3. There is no LOD for the building kits that I used to build the casino so as a result, it will not appear until you are close enough for it to load in.

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History: (For full history, check the changelog above.)
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03/06/2020 - 0.1 - Initial release.
03/08/2020 - 1.0 - Initial full release.
03/08/2020 - 1.01 - Removed the Mormon Fort sign mesh from the mod after finding out how to create texturesets in the Geck and how to apply them to new instances of objects.
03/25/2020 - 1.02 - Updated the Goodsprings Courthouse sign texture with a new font and color for the text on it.
04/06/2020 - 1.1 - Made small edits to the vanilla ruined building and added the ruins of the Nevada Landing casino.
07/10/2020 - 1.2 - Added a new post office building replacing one of the vanilla ruined buildings and overhauled the Nevada Landing casino ruins.

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Contact:
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You can find me as Aceflyheight on the Nexus.

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Credits:
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Thanks to Obsidian for creating Fallout: New Vegas.
Thanks to ChristGrinderAvenue for the courthouse idea.
Thanks to Vinz of dafont.com for the Defused font.
Thanks to Pixelhate for their mod resource, Signs and Signage DIY and DarthFANtOM for their post on Pixelhate's mod confirming that Pixelhate allows usage of the mod in FNV too and not just FO3 only:
https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/23582
Thanks to SpeedyB64 for their mod resource, Speedy Resources:
https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/39551
Thanks to MaiqDaLiar for their mod resource, Actually Blank Billboard:
https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/55209
Thanks to the Las Vegas Outsider website for the shot of the Jean, Nevada billboard that I used for the new billboard texture.
http://www.lasvegasoutsider.com/jean-nevada/

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Tools Used:
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NV GECK
MO2
GIMP
NifSkope

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Licensing/Legal:
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You may not alter, re-upload, or redistribute this mod without my permission. If you PM me and I do not respond within 2 weeks, you can do whatever you want with it. Please make sure to also credit Vinz, Pixelhate, MaiqDaLiar, and SpeedyB64 for their resources if you include any of the files that I've mentioned as belonging to them.