Fallout 4 is a role-playing action game that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios. It is set within an open world post-apocalyptic environment that circles Boston and the surrounding Massachusetts region, the Commonwealth. A player controls the “sole survivor” character from a long-term cryogenic stasis in an underground nuclear fallout shelter. The character witnesses the murder of their spouse and the kidnapping of their son. He now ventures out into the Commonwealth to search for their missing child.
What’s in the game
The game explores the dilapidated world, completing various quests and acquiring experience points to level up and increase their character’s abilities. In addition, the game has new features, including developing and maintaining settlements and an extensive crafting system where drugs and explosives are crafted from materials scavenged from the environment. The game also is the first in the series to feature full voice acting for the protagonist.
The new equipment system allows a large variety of upgrades and customization for weapons and armor. In addition, unlike the previous fallout games, weapons and armor do not deteriorate with use, requiring constant maintenance.
Skills in the game have been removed and have been replaced with a 7×10 perk chart. The player acquires a new perk at each level, each with prerequisites based on unique attributes and levels, and most have multiple tiers. One of the problems concerning this further advancement is that no complex level cap allows players to experience a little more freedom when exploring and in combat.
A player can continue playing even after they have finished all main quests. This feature returns from Broken Steel, which enables a player to experience the aftermath of their decisions. The player can partake in side quests that appear after the main story ends.
Critics praised the game’s world depth, player flexibility, the total quantity of content, crafting, and soundtrack while criticizing the game’s graphics and technical faults. The game became a commercial and critical success, grossing $750 million in the first 24 hours of its release. It received numerous accolades from gaming publications and award shows, including Game of the Year and Best Game awards from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the British Academy Games Awards. Six downloadable content add-ons have been released by Bethesda, including the Far Harbor and Nuka-World expansions.
How to install mods for Fallout 4 on a PC
The system requirements for installing Fallout 4 on PC include;
- Operating system: Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz/ AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz or equivalent
- 8GB RAM
- 30 G.B. free Hard Disk drive
- Video: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/ AMD Radeon HD7870 2GB or equivalent
- Internet access and free steam account are required to install the game.
1. Pip-boy Edition
The pip-boy edition of this game features; a wearable pip-boy that can hold the iPhone 6,5/5s, 4/4s, Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, and many other smartphones using foam inserts. It also contains a pocket guide for the pip-boy, a Vault-Tec perk poster, a RobCo Industries stand, a capsule case, and a collectible metal case with the game in it.
2. Fallout 4 Nuke Pack
This pack features a fallout 4 lunchbox, a fallout 4 print (37×10″), a Vault Boy mini bobblehead, and the game in a collectible metal case.
3. Fallout 4 Mighty bundle
This bundle features a 100-page hardcover fallout 4 franchise book, a fallout Vinyl figure of Vault boy pop! and a copy of the game.
4. Game of the Year edition
Bethesda released a limited quantity of Fallout 4 GOTY to celebrate the game of the year edition. Pip-boy collector editions were exclusively available in North America at selected retailers.
Fallout 4 is the first game in the fallout series to feature native mod support for consoles. During the Xbox conference in 2015, Todd Howard announced that the Xbox one would offer MD support after the Creation Kit for the PC release, available for download from the end of April 2016.
Mods support for Xbox one was released at the end of May the same year, and support for PlayStation 4 was due in June but was delayed. As of September 2016, the mods on the PlayStation 4 were canceled, but Bethesda and Sony later agreed and allowed the mods to be released after The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition was released. However, the mods were limited to using assets that were already found within the game files.
Bethesda Game studios introduced paid mods in August 2017 through the Creation Club. Content available in this club was announced to be fully compatible with the main game, add-ons, and achievements.
First, you will need to find mods that you will want to use in the game. The most trusted site is Nexus Mods. From this site, you will pick a mod then click on the “Files” tab. Next, click the “Download manually” link. Set path to your desktop or a folder you have dedicated for Fallout 4 mods.
Then go to the folder that contains the downloaded mods and extract the files using WinRAR or any other related program. Extract the files to a new folder using the “Extract to…” option to ensure that the files don’t get lost or disorganized. Open the new folder and copy the applicable files (generally the entire folder)
You should then find your Fallout 4 install location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common.
Paste the copied folder into Fallout 4’s data folder. You may be prompted to replace or merge files. Click “yes.”
Finally, you will need to edit the .ini file to inform the game to recognize mods. First, find the ini file which mostly, it’s always:
C:\Users\*USERNAME*\Documents\my games\Fallout 4
Right-click on Fallout4.ini, then select Edit. Click CTRL + F then search the file for: “sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\file to File and save as then replace the current .ini file. Now all that remains is to boot up the game and enjoy the new mods.
That’s all. This was a short guide on installing mods for Fallout 4 on PC. We hope you find it helpful if yes, please give a thumbs up via the comments section. Also, remember to reach out in case you encounter difficulties while installing the application.