Complete Fallout New Vegas Graphics & Content Mod Overhaul

By Published July 06, 2014 at 2:38 pm
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How to Install Mods - Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout NV isn’t the easiest game to mod, but we have troubleshot and done our best to provide a bug-free mod list. Follow these instructions and Fallout NV should work (mostly) fine:

  • Install Fallout NV (including DLC).
  • Install Nexus Mod Manager and direct it to your Fallout NV folder if it does not detect it automatically.
  • Download the mods and patches listed below, links will link to the mod pages.
  • Install the mods. When installing updates to mods (or multi-part mods) and NMM asks if you would like upgrade to the new mod, select “no” and then select “yes to all” to have the update overwrite the original mod files, if there are any conflicting files.
  • Follow this mod install order. If asked to overwrite something, say “yes to all.”
  1. NVSE (Just extract it and place the files in the game directory)

  2. 4GBFNV-1-9 (Place in game directory if it pops up with an error)

  3. New Vegas Stutter Remover

  4. NVAC - New Vegas Anti Crash

  5. Yukichigai Unofficial Patch - YUP - Base Game and All DLC

  6. Weapon Mods Expanded - WMX - Weapon Mods Expanded v1_1_3

  7. Weapon Mods Expanded - WMX-DLC

  8. WME - Weapon Mod Expansion - Weapon Modification Expansion 1101

  9. WME - Weapon Mod Expansion - 1101a

  10. WME - Weapon Mod Expansion - DLCs

  11. MTUI

  12. CaliberX

  13. CaliberX - Caliber 4-016 ESM Update

  14. Electro-City - Relighting the Wasteland -Electro-City v11B

  15. Mission Mojave - Ultimate Edition - MMUE 11a

  16. Mission Mojave - Ultimate Edition - Electro-City - Compatibility Patch

  17. Project Nevada

  18. Project Nevada - Extra Options 1-2

  19. Project Nevada - WME Support 1_1

  20. Project Nevada - WMX Support 1_3

  21. Mission Mojave - Ultimate Edition - Project Nevada - All DLC Patch

  22. Mission Mojave - Ultimate Edition - Project Nevada - Core - Equipment - Rebalance

  23. Project Ultimatum - English 9dot1

  24. Project Ultimatum (This is the 9.7 update)

  25. Fallout New Vegas Redesigned 2

  26. A World Of Pain v501

  27. A World Of Pain v501 and Basic Patches

  28. A World Of Pain 4 Dead Money V201

  29. A World Of Pain - AWOP Music Mod

  30. A World Of Pain - hairlegs222s AWOP Fixes V6

  31. CaliberX - AWOP CaliberX Ammo Patch

  32. Fallout Character Overhaul - v2.1 (Some options may cause crashing, it is suggested to only check eye and hair texture boxes, along with a teeth texture. Be sure that bLoadFaceGenHeadEGTFiles=1 in FalloutPrefs.ini.)

  33. NVInteriors Project - NVInteriors Core

  34. NVInteriors Project - NVInteriors Wasteland Edition AWOP

  35. For the Enclave - For The Enclave 3-0-4 FINAL

  36. The Weapon Mod Menu

  37. Classic Fallout Weapons - New Vegas - CFWNV 3dot3b FINAL

  38. Classic Fallout Weapons - New Vegas - All DLC in one

  39. Classic Fallout Weapons - New Vegas -  Project Nevada Patch

  40. Weapon Retexture Project - WRP - weapon_retexture_project_1dot95

  41. Weapon Retexture Project - WRP - New 12_7mm SMG

  42. Weapon Retexture Project - WRP - ChristineCOSRifle

  43. New Vegas Uncut - Freeside Open - Freeside Open V0-7

  44. New Vegas Uncut - Freeside Open - Freeside Open Cut Music

  45. New Vegas Uncut - Freeside Open - A World Of Pain Freeside Open Compatibility Patch

  46. Weapon Mods Expanded - WMX - Weapon Retexture Project compatibility patch

  47. Interior Lighting Overhaul - Interior Lighting OVerhaul 6-7 (It is suggested to only check the A World of Pain box)

  48. Interior Lighting Overhaul - Interior Lighting OVerhaul 6-7-4

  49. Caesars New Regime - Legion Overhaul - Main File - All you need

  50. Caesars New Regime - Legion Overhaul - Mission Mojave Compatibility Patch

  51. NCR Rearmament - NCR Rearmament 1_5a

  52. New Vegas - Enhanced Camera - Enhanced Camera

  53. rePOPULATED WASTELAND - rePOPULATED WASTELAND v2A

  54. Wasteland Flora Overhaul - Wasteland Flora Overhaul v2dot8a - Dead Version

  55. Wasteland clothing Hires retexture - Wasteland Clothing HD V1-3 FULL PACK

  56. Wasteland clothing Hires retexture - Wasteland Clothing HD V1-3 POWDERGANG FIX -IMPORTANT-

  57. Monster Mod - Monster Mod Re-Release

  58. Monster Mod - AWOP-MoMod

  59. Monster Mod - Hunter

  60. NMCs_Texture_Pack_For_New_Vegas - NMCs Textures NV Large Pack Part 1 of 3 FOR NMM

  61. NMCs_Texture_Pack_For_New_Vegas - NMCs Textures NV Large Pack Part 2 of 3 FOR NMM

  62. NMCs_Texture_Pack_For_New_Vegas - NMCs Textures NV Large Pack Part 3 of 3 FOR NMM

  63. EVE - Essential Visual Enhancements - EVE v1point15a Final

  64. EVE - Essential VIsual Enhancements - Plasma Pack Plus

  65. Enhanced Blood Textures for NV v2_22c - Enhanced Blood Textures

  66. Mojave Nights - a moon and stars replacer - Mojave Nights

  67. Brighter Larger Radius Pip-Boy Light - x2

  68. Mission Mojave - Ultimate Edition - WMX - Compatibility Patch

  69. NVInteriors Project - NMC_NVInteriors Compatibility patch Large

  70. ENB (These cannot be installed by NMM and must be done manually, there are instruction on the ENB’s pages. There are multiple ENBs we recommend, 1, 2, 3)

Note: Nexus Mod Manager integrates a load order program called BOSS and will automatically sort your Fallout NV mods. To launch Fallout NV, use the 4GB Enabler .exe file. The new .exe can be configured to be launched via NMM.

Troubleshooting Fallout NV Bugs, Crashes, & Fixes

Luckily, Fallout: New Vegas is fairly stable compared to Fallout 3, though it does still have problems. The major ones are covered here.

Freezing or crashing randomly - This is usually due to Fallout only being able to properly use two threads at most. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the folder My documents / My Games / FalloutNV

  2. Edit the file FALLOUT.ini.

  3. Inside FALLOUT.ini look for a group called [general].

  4. Inside the general group, after all the configuration parameters, change bUseThreadedAI=0 to 1 and after it add iNUMHWThreads=2

  5. Now save and close the .ini file and try playing.

Crashing at start of game -

  1. Run Fallout NV in different compatibility modes.

Or

  1. Try running without mods or DLC. If it crashes reinstall/verify game files via Steam, if not, continue.

  2. Disable all mods and run Fallout 3 with the DLC. If it still crashes, try enabling DLC one-by-one to see if one of them is causing the problem. If not, continue.

  3. If disabling mods fixed the crashing, enable half of the mods and see if the crashes persist.

  4. Keep halving the mods activated until you learn which mod is causing the problem.

  5. Reinstall that mod.

  6. If that does not solve the crashes, either ensure you have installed compatibility mods needed for that mod or uninstall the suspect mod completely.

Random Crashes - This can be due to a number of root causes. While I haven’t had any issues, it is possible others will experience instability. Try installing CASM or try these steps:

  1. Open the folder My documents / My Games / FalloutNV

  2. Open the file FALLOUT.ini to edit it.

  3. Use ctrl-F and search “bUseThreadedAI”.

  4. Change that line to say bUseThreadedAI=1 instead, and then add iNumHWThreads=2 on the line below it.

  5. Now save and close the .ini file and try playing.

(This limits the number of threads Fallout NV can use, since natively it will use too many threads and crash).

Or

Try the same steps as for crashing at start of game.

There are big red boxes with explanation marks - this is due to missing textures. Follow these steps to solve:

  1. Disable all mods and run Fallout 3 with the DLC, if there are still red boxes reinstall Fallout NV/verify game files via Steam.

  2. If disabling mods fixed the boxes. Enable half of the mods and see if the boxes persist.

  3. Keep halving the mods activated until you learn which mod is causing the problem.

  4. Reinstall that mod.

  5. If that does not solve the boxes issue, either ensure you have installed compatibility mods needed for that mod or uninstall the suspect mod.

There are borders around Fallout: New Vegas even though it is full screen - Alt-Tab or alt-enter. It will expand Fallout NV to fullscreen but not actually bring you to another window.

If you have any further issues, please put them in the comments and we will help you solve them.

Tips & Conclusion

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  • Press the ` key and type in “TCL” if you get stuck somewhere. That will disable collision and allow you to walk through anything. Type “TCL” again to enable collision.
  • For AMD GPUs, you can use RadeonPro to force HBAO, SSAA, SweetFX, and more by linking it to the 4GB launcher. NVidia users can use GeForce Experience and the nVidia Control Panel to do this.
  • If a type of AA, tessellation, or anisotropic filtering is being forced through either of the programs above, turn it off in game.
  • If using an ENB, do not force AA, tessellation, or anything through drivers or other software.

Our collection of mods is certainly not all-encompassing -- in fact, it’s far from it. We didn't want to have too many files in the install list unless needed, so some mods were cut out. If you know of any good mods we didn’t mention, feel free to post them in the comments below! This mod overhaul takes a somewhat old game and renovates it to be a good-looking, fun, and challenging new experience. The post-apocalyptic, desert wasteland in Fallout: New Vegas is an incredibly unique experience to play through, and with mods, it’s worth exploring all over again. 

- Michael “The Bear” Kerns.


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