Arwen's Intro to Fallout New
September 10, 2013)
Thank-You: to all the talented people who
have made these modification (MODs),
and are generous in, not only sharing their efforts, but for all
their support within modding community.
News - March 30, 2013:
Version 4.1 of my
New Vegas Realism Tweaks was released on
This is a Minor, but important update that
fixes some bugs and further improves game play balance. If you
are currently using v.4.0, this update should work fine with your
I just added a couple of other mods to this list, and will add
more as soon as I have the free
time to spend play testing them.
My Load Order page lists all that mods that I am currently using in my own game .
. . along with my recommended load order.
Mods which have been added or updated in
the last month:
Arwen's NV Realism Tweaks
(02/02/13) - My own Fallout New Vegas Overhaul: with
challenging game play changes that increase immersion and
enhance the RPG aspects, while improving game balance.
Community Compiled Patch
(added 3/29/13) - community driven project to fix a
large multitude of bugs/glitches.
Mods which were added or updated in the previous month or so:
ABOUT ARWEN'S FALLOUT New Vegas JOURNAL: This journal now consists of three main
My Fallout New Vegas Mod
Section: my recommended mod list (see below),
along with my
Mod Load Order
My Fallout New
Vegas Tips Section: contains
tips and hints, plus a mod users
The Trials of
a New Vegas Girl: this is my planned Fallout New Vegas fantasy story,
but it will also a bit more than that.
At the end
of each chapter will be my Gaming Comments and Tips section -
where I explain how specific mods have added to my gaming experience
for the gameplay that was covered in that chapter.
There will also be a section on role-playing, where I'll explain
some of my role-playing techniques that have made the game
more immersive for me. My primary goal in writing this
journal is to help other players make Fallout New Vegas
into a better gaming
These are my recommended mods
for Fallout New Vegas. These are the mods I have selected
in my own personal quest to make Fallout New Vegas a better game . . . and "a
better game" in this case, refers to a "better role-playing game."
I only made a few of these mods.
These mods have made a huge impact on my game
play. It might seem like adding 80+ mods would be a lot of work, but
these are not huge mods and the
Fallout Mod Manager
makes it really easy to install most them. You may not want to
install most of the mods that I'm using - but should just install
the ones that make the changes that you want to have in your own
game. That's the advantage of using individual mods, rather
than the large mod overhauls (compilations).
might require that you start a new game
(If this is the case for any of the mods that I list here, I'll put
this in my review). They might seem to work fine with saved games, but some changes won't
take affect until you begin a new game (or, in some cases, until 3 or 4 game
days pass - when cell respawning kicks in).
experienced with installing and using mods, you can skip ahead to
Index . . . if not, I would strongly suggest that you read the next section
Are you unsure about how to install MODs?
Are you not exactly sure what a MOD is?
It so, you should first read my
MODs 101 - The
Basics section (which I originally wrote for
Oblivion, and then
rewrote for Fallout 3).
I also wrote some basic
instructions on how to install a
mod with FOMM in my Fallout
New Vegas Tips section.
Warnings About Using These
MODs (and disclaimer):
My Fallout Journal MOD pages are
my way to share the mods I am using. I've tested out every one
of these mods in my own game, and haven't noticed any major
conflicts, but I can't guarantee that they won't cause problems for
others (and incorrect
will cause conflicts).
Please don't try to install
any of these MODs without:
1.) first backing up your saved games folder
2.) knowing how to install the MOD
3.) knowing how to uninstall the MOD
4.) understanding exactly what each MOD does.
I also highly recommend that you use the
Manager to install MODs
Before you start installing
MODs . . . I suggest that you do the following:
1.) Update your Fallout New Vegas game with the latest
patch (Steam should do this automatically when you connect)
2.) Once it its released: [Install the Fallout New Vegas Mod Manager and use it
to install your mods.]
Arwen Note: If you have the space on your hard drive, it
is also a good idea to back up your Fallout New Vegas folder, before installing
any mods. Then, if your game somehow gets messed up, you won't have to go
through the entire reinstall.