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A small tweak to EdisLeado's Med-Tek Trauma Kit limb-healing mod that makes the recipe for surgical supplies more appropriate.

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THIS MOD ONLY CONTAINS AN .ESP AND REQUIRES EDISLEADO'S ORIGINAL MOD, WHICH ITSELF REQUIRES NVSE! THE ORIGINAL MOD CONTAINS THE MESHES, SOUND, AND TEXTURES REQUIRED FOR THIS MOD!

One of my all-time favorite mods for Fallout: New Vegas is EdisLeado's Med-Tek Trauma Kit, which overhauls the way that you care for crippled limbs by requiring adequate skill investment into Medicine and a more diverse array of medical supplies. Instead of doing anything by itself, a doctor's bag can be used to unpack a stimpak, a medical brace, and a pack of surgical supplies, each of which can be used to heal specific limbs. The specialization of these resources makes limb injuries a lot more dangerous, but a lot more meaningful, and I can't imagine playing without it.

However, one possible oversight in the mod is its bizarre recipe for surgical supplies, which are used to heal the chest and head. The mod's recipe for a medical brace is pretty intuitive—leather belts and scrap metal—but surgical supplies require...scrap electronics, duct tape, and pre-war money? I originally made this edit to the mod for my own personal use, but I figured that since an update to the original mod is unlikely after five years of silence, it would be worthwhile to share it with other users here.

This mod changes that obtuse crafting recipe to the following:

Surgical Supplies
  • Scalpel
  • Forceps
  • Duct tape (real bandages are hard to come by)
  • Vodka (officially for disinfecting, optionally for numbing)

The scalpel and forceps required to craft surgical supplies are not consumed by the recipe, meaning that you will only need to find additional duct tape and vodka to craft additional surgical supplies—because so long as you can get untainted vodka to sterilize them, why would you throw your perfectly good tools away?

This mod also adds doctor's bags and surgical supplies to the campfire crafting list, since you're not actually "crafting" anything—you're just sort of putting things into a container. It also reduces the Medicine skill requirement for crafting surgical supplies from 50 to 0, the same as doctor's bags, since you're not actually crafting anything per se—you're just putting items you already have into a set. I figured that even though you can't actually use surgical supplies until you have a Medicine skill of 50, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to consolidate these items into surgical supplies beforehand.

Installation and Use

This mod contains nothing but an edited version of the main .esp file of the original mod. Installation is as simple as installing the original mod as normal, but loading my .esp file instead of EdisLeado's.

  1. Go to the EdisLeado's original mod page and download his mod, and any optional files that you want.
  2. Download and extract this mod to /Data..
  3. Remove "medtektraumakit_edisleado.esp" from your load order.
  4. Activate "Med-Tek Trauma Kit - Alt SS Recipe.esp" instead.