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The New Vegas Mod thread

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by aron searle, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. aron searle Arcane

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    I'm not looking for tweak mods, I.e mods that change or add to game mechanics (I have those).

    But mods that add areas and content, but not overly unbalanced or cheese.

    I tried "a world of pain", but fuck it was stupid, it added so much unbalanced stuff that I had several thousand caps before even leaving good springs, and starting enemies had plasma rifles.
     
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  2. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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  3. Gord Arcane

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    For quests mods you can have a look at the stuff by PuceMoose.
    I liked some of his stuff for FO3, but haven't really played his FONV mods yet.
    He's got a, let's say "unique" style you might like or not, so check it out and see for yourself.
    Tales from the burning sand

    New Vegas Bounties is also considered quite good.

    And then, of course, there's the quest category on the Nexus
     
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  4. udm Arcane Patron

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    Found this: No Dialog Tags. Removes the silly [Intelligence] or [Speech 43/75] tags.
     
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  5. EvilSatan Educated

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    Run the Lucky 38 is cool. Also, Nevada Skies is pretty boss.
     
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  6. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    sup Drog.
     
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  7. sirfink Scholar

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    New Vegas Bounties is extremely popular. However, it's not that great. It's just hunting various "boss" type guys around the Wasteland, many of whom carry very overpowered gear. Also, the voice acting is horrible as -- like all mods with VO -- the guy recorded it with his cheap headset microphone. But hey, you might like it.
     
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  8. Tycn Savant

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    This.

    Plus EVE for graphics whoredom and you're good to go.
     
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  9. Ed123 Arcane Patron

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    I found EVE a pain in the ass, especially the nuclear laser criticals and various shit that looked retarded but still slowed my computer to a crawl for several seconds.

    I've been using the monster mod a bit, which is cool because it transplants some enemies from STALKER into NV, as well as old F3 mod creatures. The only thing I'm not a fan of is replacing all the radscorpions with badly modelled spiders at higher levels. But overall it's pretty cool and canon-friendly.

    Any mod that gives all the women big tits is mandatory for a gamebryo title, ofc.
     
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  10. Needles Scholar

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  11. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    A shame there's not an apathetic BoS paladin in the background stealing the spotlight, to continue the tradition created by Oblivion's Watchmen. The brahmin is a suitable substitute though, just as charismatic

    edit: from Puce Moose, mentioned above

    http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/ ... p?id=35015
     
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  12. Misterhamper Scholar

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    From what I have read (haven't played those yet), those quest/land mods should be pretty good and derp-free:

    Area 51 - Project Roswell

    Paradise Lost

    Rust Town

    Tales from the Burning Sand

    Goodsprings Filler
     
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  13. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    Meh. Doesn't even have a dick.
     
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  14. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Since Jaesun wouldn't let me start my own thread I'll ask my question here (even though it's the exact OPPOSITE of what you are asking for)...

    What tweak mods do you have installed? I have yet to play NV so I don't want any fanboy added content. Going to mod sites is... interesting to say the least. You spend more time sifting through nude, Cloud Sword, and romance mods than actually finding good ones that fix the console-related annoyances of NV.

    Any help is appreciated.
     
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  15. EvilSatan Educated

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    New Vegas Bounties I + II

    A world of pain

    Increased wasteland spawns
     
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  16. Gord Arcane

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    Depends on what you are looking for specifically, but there are a number of basic and/or generally interesting mods out.

    For the UI I recommend Darns Darnified UI for New Vegas, should make the interface much nicer.
    There are other UI mods though, and Darn has vanished about half a year ago, so they may have more features.
    Project Nevada might help if you want better shooter elements, but I've not used it yet. FWE for FO3 which it was based on was interesting though.
    Other options are Arwens realism overhaul or XFO's New Vegas overhaul. All three are modular.
    For better textures look for Ojo/Poco Bueno, improves quite a lot of the vanilla textures.
    And for weapon textures there is the weapon retexture project.
    If you want more/better weapon mods grab either Weapon mods expanded (WMX) or weapon mod expander (WME).
    For better weapon effects there's EVE, plays well with WME, not so well with WMX right now.

    Go and look them up on the Nexus, can't be arsed to do it myself right now.
     
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  17. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    I don't have many balance mods or straight-up new content, however, I do have a few that chance the game in subtle, but very positive ways, if those are up your alley.

    If you don't have New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE), get it ASAP. New Vegas Mod Manager is also great for... well, yeah, what it says.

    A couple of technical ones: the FNV 4GB patch removes a lot of the game's crashing and stuttering, plus allows it to use more RAM. You'll find it on the NVSE page if you use NVSE; if you don't, there's another version on the Nexus somewhere. Additionally, there's the New Vegas Stutter Remover, which uses script injections to fix a lot of the game's buggy code, improve performance, and generally make the game more stable. It works brilliantly for me, and has removed almost all stuttering while also allowing me to disable v-sync without the game running too fast. Unfortunately, it has yet to be updated for the latest patch, but keep the link on hand in case it is: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/ ... p?id=34832

    As for actual gameplay mods,

    1) Brighter Larger Radius Pip-Boy Light, makes the flashlight actually useful.

    2) Bindable Pip-Boy Light, allows you to set up a custom key to turn the light on and off. Unfortunately I can't find any links to it at the moment. http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/ ... p?id=35631 may be a reasonable alternative.

    3) Easy Unlocking and Hacking, makes the mini-games super easy when you pass the skill check for lockpicking and hacking. Removes a lot of tedium.

    4) Sprint Mod, allows you to sprint faster when holding down a key. Consumes AP as stamina, giving more incentive to increase agility, both for combat and exploration.

    5) New Vegas Map Markers, adds a bunch of map markers to certain locations around New Vegas, mostly concentrated around the Strip. Extremely useful if you ever get tired of crossing through Freeside all the time.

    6) Inventory Sorters, adds prefixes to inventory items to make it much easier to find them in the inventory list (i.e. food items marked with [FOOD], healing items marked with [AID]).

    7) Sensible Dismemberment, significantly reduces chances of dismembering and exploding limbs, while allowing certain weapons to dismember in more logical/realistic ways, i.e. a shotgun will no longer decapitate, but it will still cause heads to explode.

    8) Immersive Karma, removes messages for gaining and losing karma, as well as sound effects.

    9) Karma-Less Petty Crime NV, stealing no longer causes karma loss.

    10) Community Bugfix Compilation Patch, what it says on the tin. More or less New Vegas' version of the Fallout 3 Unofficial patch, albeit less extensive.

    Last, unless you have an alternative you prefer, DarN's new UI for New Vegas, similar in function to the ones he made for Fallout 3 and Oblivion, can be found here: http://ui.darnified.net/wip/DUIFONV/v1/DUINVv04.7z Unfortunately, DarN has apparently disappeared off the face of the earth, so it hasn't been updated in a long while, but it still works just fine.
     
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  18. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Thanks Gord and sea. That is exactly what I'm looking for. Any other suggestions are welcome. Is the NVSE difficult to setup?
     
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  19. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    I can't speak for pirated versions, but running it using Steam, all you need to do is copy the files to your game install folder. There are instructions on the NVSE web site, here: http://nvse.silverlock.org/
     
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  20. Gord Arcane

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    Not at all, extract it into your New Vegas folder and that's it.
    By some evil magic they have managed to make it start automatically I think.

    Edit:
    Regarding sea's comment: I don't know about pirated versions, but if you have a localized no-gore version (like myself) you may need to install a bloodpatch first for NVSE to recognize the .exe.
    Oh and btw., I'm afraid "Sensible Dismemberment" above links to the FO3 version. Don't know about a FONV version.
     
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  21. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Nah, I'm no pirate. I'm a collector as well so I have my collector's edition sitting on the shelf. Finally getting around to playing it after playing through a lot of retro games lately (Chaos Strikes Back, WC2, U6, with a little Thief thrown in).
     
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  22. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    I'll just keep my shit posts in GD.

    Edit: Alright, which mod wants to fess up?
     
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  23. Crispy I'm trying to improve my attitude. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    I've tried both of the "Area 51" mods and they, along with all the other supposed content-adding mods, were incredibly retarded. Rife with spelling and grammatical errors, no voiceovers (which is understandable) and as mentioned often completely unbalanced, made me dump them immediately.

    Even the DLC's suck because they tend to vary from NV's formula so drastically which is barely good enough to tolerate GameBryo as it is.

    My advice is to stick with your favorite game mechanics mods and enjoy the original content. It's all decent enough to waste your time on.

    My favorite useful mods are

    4GB Enabler (if you can find this still, makes NV run much smoother and works properly now after the latest patch -- no more arms swingly wildly over your head)

    I Hate Cazadors -- self-explanatory

    The various weight mods -- adds weight from caps and adjusts weights on other items to make more sense

    All the texture mods, as mentioned

    Centered 3rd Person -- self-explanatory

    Others I can't recall right now.
     
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  24. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Fuck people are morans.
     
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