NieR: Automata

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The most comprehensive and complete guide to successfully modding NieR Automata to the state of "Definitive Edition" - The most enjoyable and upgraded experience for NieR Automata.

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DISCLAIMER: The mods included here are not ALL the mods that can and/or should be included in your own personal pursuit of a "Definitive NieR:Automata Experience". This mod list and guide represent only the ones I have included in my own modded experience. I implore you to EXPLORE OTHER AVAILABLE MODS -&- MOD AUTHORS because there are many more beautiful works of creation that others poured vast amounts of time into creating, available for your own tastes and experience.









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UPDATE - July 15th, 2021: Today a 16gb patch was applied to the game (SQUARE ENIX) addressing a lot of the performance issues the game has had since launch. Patch notes can be found HERE. I have updated the guide to reflect what we all now must do in order to mod the game POST-Patch, in the - NEW - guide. I have left the ~OLD~ guide HERE for archival purposes. Unfortunately everyone will need to RE-DO the guide as it is redone in the "NEW" guide version.


I N T R O D U C T I O N :

Hello and welcome to your personal guide on how to make your Nier:Automata™ experience — the Definitive one you deserve.
Unfortunately, Square Enix / Platinum Games did a shitty job when they made the PC version of the game.
In an AMAZING MIRACLE, Square Enix pushed out a NEW patch to the game on July 15th, 2021 that fixed a TON of things. Even Ultrawide users can rejoice since the game now has NATIVE Ultrawide support. Though this patch fixed a lot of things, they didn't touch a lot of the low-resolution textures that still makes the game look less-than-stellar.
Just follow this Guide and you'll be experiencing this beautiful game exactly as we all should have experienced it if the developers + Square Enix just did their jobs correctly the first time.
Thanks to our modding community, this version is STILL the de-facto version to play.



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HE L P F U L S U G G E S T I O N S :
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F A Qs / Frequently Asked Questions :
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You will need the following items in order to proceed with this guide:


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  1. A decent computer that can run this game.
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  3. You need to know that the mod's TITLES are the [Links] to the mods themselves. You have to CLICK a mod's title in order to get to the mod's page.
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  5. Attention to Detail.
  6. You have to start the game once before beginning this guide.
    Also you must start the game immediately after installing Special K, so it can generate some files we need.
    That is a critical step.
    It is critical to go through this process very carefully because for one reason or another unless you do everything I say step by step, you'll encounter stupid stuff like the white screen issue (almost as if the game is wondering what the eff is going on with it's files) — so please pay attention to detail.
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  7. Nier:Automata™ — You need the STEAM version of this game NOT the GAMEPASS version (GAMEPASS FILES WILL NOT ALLOW MODDING). I have the STANDARD version of the game (NO DLC), but ANY version of the game works here.
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  9. 7-Zip — a file archiver (really good one).






  1. Start the game once, in Vanilla form, prior to beginning this guide.
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  3. Create a Folder named: "textures" on your desktop. (I'll explain why later)
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  5. Download "Preparation Folders" under the FILES TAB. Extract the "My Mods" folder into your \Documents folder, and the "data" and "SK_Res" folders into your NieR Automata install directory.
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Wolf's Limit Break - File Size Limit Patch
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Automata LodMod
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(UPSCALED VIDEOS) - "4K 30fps"  |or|  "1440p 30fps" (ULTRA HIGH QUALITY)
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(UPSCALED VIDEOS) - "4K 60fps"  |or|  "1080p 60fps" (HIGH QUALITY)
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NieR Automata Re-Encoded Videos (HIGH PERFORMANCE)
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SPECIAL K / FAR Mod - Fix (NieR) Automata Resolution
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Grid Overlay + Film Grain Removal
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Home Menu Texture Compression Fix
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— (O N L Y for PlayStation Dual Shock 4 Controller Users)
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— (O N L Y for Keyboard & Mouse Users)
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Nier:Automata - HD Texture Pack
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Bande Desinée
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Bunker in Color
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"2B" (OUR BELOVED)
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"A2" (ANDROIDS REMASTERED)
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"PODS" (ANDROIDS REMASTERED)
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"9S" (ANDROIDS REMASTERED)
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Halo Energy Sword and Gravity Hammer
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Intoner Zero
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Song of Broken Pines
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Wolf's Gravestone
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2B Reincarnation Outfit
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A2 Reincarnation Outfit
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2V Cyberpunk Outfit
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2B - Butterfly Retexture
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— (O N L Y for Installing ReShade)
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Clean ReShade Preset
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NieR Fantasy ReShade
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NVO (NieR Visual Overhaul) 2.0
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----------------- [ReShade // SweetFX // Shaders] --------------------------------------------------------------------



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----------------- [Special Thanks] ---------------------------------------------------------
  • Aemony — For their vast knowledge, work, and their personal time in writing so much of the how-to's pertaining to Special K & FAR, that you see on the internet. They are a beautiful person for doing this for everyone who this kind of work impacts.
  • ChaserJZX — For being super helpful to others in the comments section and in general. — Thanks, ChaserJZX!
  • Merle — For spending an great deal of time helping me quickly piece together where I needed to put several different files between Special K and ReShade files in order to have a global install like the old guide had. Even though it didn't work with my installation and had to scrap the idea in favor of a local ReShade install in the end.
  • Shinrad — For the Quality-of-Life Item: "Special K / 3DMigoto Batch File".
  • Jinthaz — For providing a Quality-of-Life powershell script for Step 6 of the HD Texture Pack installation instructions.
  • Avokh32 — For the necessary feedback and resolution regarding the use of mod "NAIOM" in conjunction with local installation of special K.
  • Outlaw Liberator — For their post HERE about installing the texture pack.
  • Pohenix — For their post HERE on how to make Bande Desinée work with FAR.
  • drprofessorguy — For their post HERE on how to disable the "stereo disabled" message on the bottom of the screen after installing 3DMigoto.


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