Welcome to Viva New Vegas, a fully modular vanilla-plus modding guide for Fallout New Vegas!
IMPORTANT: Everything in this guide is written down for a reason! It is vital to read everything! You can NOT skip any paragraphs/instructions and expect your game to function as it should.
Page 3 of 3 - my modded Fallout new vegas keeps crashing constantly - posted in New Vegas Mod Troubleshooting: So I guess the lesson to learn from this thread is to never say the truth on the internet.although the suggested mods at the bottom of the NVEC page also helped my games stability quite a bit ^^ BTW the adult content of those mods is below that of the average modern family movie. list fallout new vegas suggested mods This is my personal list of playtested and must have mods i warmly suggest to anyone wanting to mod our favorite game and especially now with the latest Fallout 76 delusion lets see what good ol' New Vegas has to offer. I've played one of Fallout 1, 10 hours or so of fallout 3, 10 hours of fallout new vegas, and 20 or so hours of Fallout 4. But these were always on Steam. Just wondering what mods or patches are already on the gog version, and what other mods are recommended to have bug free, and also importantly stutter free experience?
Viva New Vegas is a modding guide for Fallout New Vegas that will carefully walk you through how to install all the mods you will need for a perfectly stable, smooth, and most importantly, enjoyable experience. Unlike other modding guides, it is built with customization in mind. Mods are subjective, so every mod listed in the guide is 100% optional. Hand-made load order and conflict resolution will be provided at the end of the guide, and they will still work if you skipped any mods.
The guide is highly accessible for everyone, no matter your modding experience. It has meticulously-detailed instructions, with additional notes, explanations, and/or images for the more complex instructions. It is incredibly important that you read all the instructions very carefully, even if you believe you are experienced enough to skip them. There are many small instructions that are vital for your game to function, and could be easily missed if you aren't careful. Although you don't need any modding experience to use this guide, it is expected for you to be relatively experienced with operating a computer in general.
About the Guide
- Stability: Don't let crashing be a core feature of the game anymore! The guide includes all essential stability enhancements and no placebo/dangerous mods. With a complete install of the guide, you should have zero crashes! Of course there are no guarantees with New Vegas, but a majority of guide users report 0-2 crashes over the course of an entire playthrough.
- Performance: Every tool, setting, and mod in the guide has been carefully selected and play-tested to ensure maximum possible performance. No 4k texture mods, no ENBs, no heavily-scripted weather mods, or any other unoptimized/broken mods. New Vegas Tick Fix, a mod in the guide, also allows for playing at framerates over 60FPS without the notorious physics bugs! With my mid-range PC at 1080p resolution, I get around 120 FPS everywhere except for the most intensive (and unoptimized) areas like The Strip, where it stays around 90 FPS.
- Better Gameplay: The guide includes many mods that greatly improve the gameplay, without drastically overhauling the core experience or straying away from the game's lore. Many modern features have been added, such as a quick-loot menu, dynamic crosshair, and hit markers, without adding any features that don't fit the RPG-style or unbalance the game. The game will be much more difficult than vanilla New Vegas, without being too frustrating or cheesy. The lower difficulty settings will also still be viable for those who prefer the RPG elements of the game to the combat elements.
- Custom Mods and Patches: When needed, the guide will provide custom mods, addendums to existing mods, or patches for mods to make them compatible and consistent with the guide.
- Customizability: The guide is fully modular, every mod listed is 100% optional. Hand-made load order and conflict resolution will be provided, and they will work perfectly even if you left out any mods. For information regarding adding your own mods, see the Additional Mods section below.
- An English copy of the game with all DLCs from either Steam or GOG (instructions for properly installing it are in the next step)
- Only the English version of the game is supported for maximum compatibility. The Bethesda.net version of the game is also unsupported, as it does not work with important mods.
- At least 12GB of free drive space
- Windows 7 or higher (64bit)
- Microsoft VC++ 2013 and Microsoft VC++ 2015-2019 (x86 and x64 versions)
- A text editor (I recommend Notepad++, but the default Windows notepad will work)
- An archiving tool (I recommend 7-Zip)
- The latest GPU drivers (Either NVIDIA or AMD)
- A Nexus Mods account
Every mod in the guide has been carefully picked out and play-tested. There are no outdated or broken mods, and no mods that will negatively impact performance or stability.
- Utilities:xNVSE, 4GB Patcher, New Vegas Heap Replacer, JIP LN NVSE Plugin, JohnnyGuitar NVSE, New Vegas Anti-Crash, New Vegas Tick Fix, Mod Limit Fix, OneTweak
- Bug Fixes/Quality of Life Improvements:Yukichigai Unofficial Patch, Unofficial Patch NVSE, Weapon Mesh Improvement Mod, WMIM Wrist Fix, lStewieAl's Tweaks, lStewieAl's Tweaks Custom INI, Faster Pip-Boy Animation
- HUD/UI Mods:User Interface Organizer, The Mod Configuration Menu, JIP Improved Recipe Menu, Simple DLC Delay, Vanilla UI Plus, Vanilla HUD Cleaned
- Visual Mods:Anniversary Animation Pack, Improved LOD Noise Texture, Yellow Goodbye
- Gameplay Mods:JSawyer, Fallout 4 Survival Mode-Style Damage, Fallout 3 Economy, Follower Tweaks, Follower Formula Redone, GRA Unique Weapons Relocated, Just Loot Menu, Just Dynamic Crosshair, Just Hit Marker, Marathoner, Real Recoil, Real Recoil Custom INI
Fallout New Vegas Mods List
There may be less mods than you may be used to with a modded game, but there is good reason for that. Fallout New Vegas is an extremely fickle game, more so than Skyrim or Fallout 4. Even seemingly harmless mods can cause major issues. Many of the most popular mods were made right after the game came out, and as modding has advanced a lot since then, they are outdated and unsafe to use. One category I'm sure that a lot of people will be disappointed in is the Visuals. My opinion on visual mods is this: Fallout New Vegas is a ten year old game, and it looked dated even by 2010 standards. You will never be able to make the game look 'good'. Any visual improvements you make to the game come at a cost. ENBs may make for pretty screenshots, but they are near-impossible to play with due to the many bugs, performance problems, and vision-obscuring effects they use. Texture mods may improve some textures, but they can also cause performance drops and stuttering. They also create a great disparity between the new textures and the vanilla textures, both in quality and in style, making for some jarring texture transitions or seams. Fancy weather mods may add some cool new effects and make the game more realistic, but the new weather effects can be very buggy, performance intensive, and obtrusive. Overall, I do not think that these types of mods are worth it.
Best Mods For Fallout New Vegas
If you are looking to add more mods to your setup, please wait until after you have completed the guide, or else we will be unable to help you on Discord should you need it. Unfortunately, I do not have the time or energy to provide support for setups that install extra mods on top of the guide. If you do plan on adding mods after you finish the guide, please reference this list of mods that you should avoid using.
Viva New Vegas uses by far the best mod manager for any Bethesda game, Mod Organizer 2. MO2 is much better than any of the other available mod managers, like Vortex, Nexus Mod Manager, or Fallout Mod Manager. It has a virtual file system, meaning that the original game folder will be completely untouched, allowing for easy switching between different mod configurations and easy management of loose files conflicts.
The guide also uses no automated load order, conflict resoluton, or merging tools. For more information about why these tools (and others) are unsafe, please reference this list of tools you should avoid using.
The guide will make the game run much better than vanilla. As the game is ten years old, you do not need a very strong PC to run it. The game is much more CPU-intensive than GPU-intensive. Installing the game on an SSD can drastically improve load times and decrease stuttering. Here are the recommended specs for being able to run the guide at 60FPS in 1080p:
- CPU: Any dual-core processor (2.5GHz or more)
- RAM: 4GB of RAM (speed shouldn't effect much)
- GPU: NVIDIA 600 series card or an AMD 5500 series card
While these specs will be fine for just following the guide, you will need better specs if you plan to run big texture mods. You'll need more than 4GB of RAM and a GPU with at least 3GB of VRAM. As New Vegas is such an old and unoptimized game, you will only get diminishing returns on performance as your specs get better.
For reference, here are my specs. I am able to run the game in 1080p at around 120 FPS everywhere except the most intensive (and unoptimized) areas like The Strip, where it stays around 90 FPS. Even with specs as good as mine, I still lose anywhere from 10-20 FPS on average depending on the area when I have a full texture mod setup.
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- CPU: Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.0MHz
- RAM: 16GB of DDR4 RAM @ 2400MHz
- GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB
- Storage: Western Digital 512GB m.2 SSD
- Monitor Dell 27' 1080p @ 144Hz
Have any questions? We have a Discord dedicated to the guide. If you run into trouble, have any questions, or just want updates on the guide, be sure to check it out!