User:EssArrBee/FalloutNewVegas STEP TYPE

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This page will look much like the other FNV guide, but this will be more like STEP, or enhanced vanilla and the other will add in a bunch stuff. This guide is in its infancy and will continue to be a WIP for some time. Because this is such a work in progress much of it will seem silly until the author sobers up and thinks of better content. Use any of this at your own risk.

Last Update: 21:13:40 25 July 2021 (UTC)


Fallout New Vegas has been out for a number of years now and there is a truly amazing community that has supported the game with really creative mods since the game's release. This guide will help make New Vegas look as good as possible with the idea of compatibility in mind so that users may use it as a spring board for a larger mod setup. With that in mind, New Vegas is old enough that only the Ultimate Edition will be supported, so all DLC will be required. Also, this guide will be made for people using Mod Organizer as their main mod manager, but Nexus Mod Manager will be needed for part of the installation and Wrye Flash NV can be used to generate a Bashed Patch.

Users already familiar with STEP and Skyrim Revisited will notice that this takes queues from both styles of guides. The presentation of this guide will look more like Skyrim Revisited, but the mod choices will stick close the STEP Mandate. Additionally, there will be pages for using different mods that add new gameplay elements, items, and quests at later date when this guide is more developed.

While going through the guide remember that this is merely a working version v0.1 and is quite far from completion. There is also a Fallout Series forum to post any questions that might arise, and it is also encouraged to make suggestions there or by sending a private message. This guide will probably never be the size and scope of the STEP guide, but the current mods listed work together without compatibility issues.

The guide is listed from top down and it is advised to install the mods in that order to make sure that all directions are followed correctly and that no mods are missed. Keep in mind that there are very specific directions to install the interface mods and that those directions are very important to make sure that there no problems when starting New Vegas.

What this guide is still lacking[edit]

  1. All the INI tweaks needed. You are on your own for all but the DarnUI INI tweaks.
  2. Mods, there will be more.
  3. Post install instructions are lacking.
  4. Texture optimization. DDSOpt works for FNV, but evaluation is needed for textures that cannot be optimized.
  5. There will be Fallout style graphics added and maybe a Fallout background, if that is even possible.

Pre-Installation Checklist[edit]

Make sure that everything is ready to install before proceeding with this guide.

  1. Make sure Fallout New Vegas directory is clean from any other modding previously done.
    • A good way to make sure is to delete everything in the New Vegas folder except the Data folder.
    • Now open the Data folder and delete everything that is not a vanilla ESM or BSA from New Vegas or the DLCs.
    • Now go to New Vegas in Steam and verify game cache and Steam will download all the necessary files.
  2. Delete the Fallout.ini and FalloutPrefs.ini from My Games in the Documents folder and start the Fallout launcher so new ones can regenerate. This will allow the INIs to revert back to vanilla before starting.
  3. Set the Fallout New Vegas launcher settings to max for the system being used to play the game. Fallout New Vegas should be able to perform well on any modern hardware.


There are a few tools that are necessary to mod Fallout New Vegas and should be downloaded and installed be for any modding starts.

  • Author: The BOSS Development Team
  • Version: v2.1.1

BOSS is the best way to sort the load order of any plugins for all the Bethesda games. Without it the community would be lost. There is a drop down menu that allows switching between different games, so a different installation for New Vegas, Fallout 3, Oblivion, or Skyrim is unnecessary.

  • Author: Surazal
  • Versions: v6.6.4

Opens up BOSS userlist functions not available by using BOSS alone. Creating custom load orders or adding plugins not yet part of the masterlist is much easier with BUM.

  • Author: ElminsterAU
  • Version: v3.0.31EXP

It would really be impossible to have a heavily modded game without this amazing little tool. Essential for anyone wanting to mod a Bethesda game.

Mod Organizer[edit]
  • Author: Tannin
  • Version: v1.0.7
  • Installation: To use MO for multiple games it must have multiple installs in different locations. It is recommended to put each install of MO into the game directory of each game that it will be installed for. For New Vegas, it should go into .../Steam/steamapps/common/Fallout New Vegas.

MO is a powerful mod manager that does not install mods into the game's data folder like other mod managers. Instead MO uses a virtual directory which gives modders the ability to switch between profiles very easily without having to install and uninstall mods. For more information, see the Mod Organizer Guide.

Nexus Mod Manager[edit]
  • Author: Nexus Mod Manager Team
  • Version: v0.47.5

Nexus Mod Manger supports most of the games on the Nexus websites with only one installation of the manager. This mod manager is usually not supported by any STEP project, but for this guide it must be used for combining interface mods xml files with Unified HUD.

Wrye Flash NV[edit]
  • Author: valda
  • Version: v15.4
  • Installation: This program is optional. To install Wrye Flash NV, WryePython04a must be installed. Install the following:
  1. Python 2.7.1
  2. wxPython ansi for Python 2.7
  3. comtypes 0.6.2 for Python
  4. PyWin32 for Python 2.7
    • If any version of Wrye Bash/Smash/Flash is already installed then these files might not be needed.
  5. Now extract the Wrye Flash NV archive to your Fallout New Vegas directory so that the Mopy folder is the Fallout New Vegas folder.

Wrye Flash NV is only going to be used for its Bashed Patch abilities to merge mods or parts of mods to increase compatibility while using many mods. it can be tricky to get installed, so this is not absolutely required for using this guide.


Fallout New Vegas will need to take advantage of a couple extenders to open up functionality for certain mods.

  • Author: Ian Patterson, Stephen Abel and Paul Connelly
  • Version: v4.2 beta2
  • Installation: Download the v3beta2. Extract the files into the Fallout New Vegas folder, NOT into the Data folder. The src folder and text files are not needed.

Without NVSE many mods that add incredible features to New Vegas cannot be used. This is an essential mod for any gamer.

4GB Fallout New Vegas[edit]
  • Author: MonochromeWench
  • Version: v1.6
  • Installation: Download and extract the archive into the Fallout New Vegas folder, NOT into any other folder.

Fallout New Vegas only allows for 2 GB of RAM to be accessed by the FalloutNV.exe, so this will allow 4 GB of RAM to be accessed by setting the LAA flag.


Setting up Mod Organizer[edit]

Now that all the programs necessary to mod New Vegas are installed, it is time to set them up for installing mods and running New Vegas with Mod Organizer.

  1. Start MO and click the Configure Profiles button, it is the icon that looks like an ID card.
    1. Now highlight the Default profile, make sure Archive Invalidation is checked, and click Copy.
    2. Rename the profile to the desired name, for this guide it will be referred to as NVEP, and click Ok, then Close.
      • This procedure can be repeated for copying any profile in the future.
  2. Setup Mo to download mods from the Nexus, follow the directions provided on the Mod Organizer Guide.
  3. Click the Executables icon, it looks like two gears, and set up the programs that will be run from the MO launcher using directions from the Mod Organizer Guide.
    • For this guide add: BOSS, BUM, fnv4gb.exe, FNVEdit, and Wrye Flash. Only add the Construction Kit if necessary.
  4. Set up optional settings as desired:
    1. Click Settings, the icon with two tools on it.
    2. Choose style, language, mod folders, customize mod categories among other things.

Mod Organizer should now be installed and properly set up for modding from this point forward.

Installing with Unified HUD[edit]

The interface section will be broken up into two sections. The first one will be installed with Nexus Mod Manager and then the mods will be imported into Mod Organizer. The second set will be installed with Mod Organizer (MO) as all other mods would be after the Fixes section.

Nexus Mod Manager Section[edit]

For the following section it is required to use Unified HUD to combine the XML files to get the require effects from each mod and Nexus Mod Manger (NMM) is the mod manager that supports the installer for Unified HUD. Install these mods in the specific order they are listed as well. After installation the mods will be imported into Mod Organizer and then uninstalled. Do not run NMM through MO, it will not work.

  1. Open Nexus Mod Manger and go to the mods tab.
  2. Make sure the following mods are in the NMM mods folder before starting NMM. They need to be in the NMM mods folder to be installed by NMM.
Darnified UI[edit]
  • Author: Darn
  • Version: v04beta

Even though this mod never made it out of beta it is still complete enough to be used for all interface text.

The Mod Configuration Menu[edit]
  • Author: Pelinor
  • Version: v1.5
  • Requirements: NVSE

This mod will allow other mods to have advanced functionality by accessing the in game menu for customizable settings. Project Nevada would be installed right before this mod. *wink* *wink*

Grenade Hotkey[edit]
  • Author: vivanto
  • Version: v1.3.0
  • Requirements: NVSE

Adds hotkeys for grenade, grenade swapping, and melee attack. If going to add in Project Nevada make sure to skip this mod, since PN has a grenade hotkey feature.

One HUD - oHUD[edit]
  • Author: Gopher
  • Version: v1.0.1
  • Requirements: NVSE and MCM

This mod combines ImmersiveHUD, AdjustableHUD, and Primary Needs HUD into one version for easy installation.

Unified HUD Project - uHUD[edit]
  • Author: Gopher
  • Version: v3.7

If installing any mods not listed in this guide check this mod's Nexus page to see if those mods are supported by Unified HUD so they can be installed during this part of the installation process with NMM. Any mod that is listed on the Unified HUD page needs to have xml file date combined and that is why it must be installed prior to Unified HUD and with NMM.

Mod Organizer Section[edit]

Now that the last section has been installed with NMM it is time to use MO to continue. NMM can be closed now. Make sure that there are no mods currently check in MO's mod list. If there are any files that conflict with the files being imported then MO will not import them correctly.

  • This installation method is not the most ideal way to install these mods, but there is really no alternative to combining the HUD mods with Unified HUD Prject without manually editing XML documents, which is a nightmare unto itself.
  1. Open the NMM Import for MO, click the icon with the puzzle pieces on it and choose NMM Import.
  2. Check that all five mods from the prior section are listed and click Next.
  3. On the next screen click Copy & Delete, then No to copy over the archives. Do not copy over the archives so this procedure can be run again.
  4. Make sure the mods in MO are listed in the order from the previous section and that they are all in the proper place so far in the guide.
  5. Right click->Information on DUINVv4. Under the INI-Files tab in the bottom left box: Right click-> Create Tweak and name it 'Fallout'.
  6. Copy-paste the following to the box on the right and click Save (After creating the tweak you have to close the Info box and open it again to tick the INI tweak check box):


The comprehensive patches for New Vegas have seen many changes since release. There have been a few different groups that have tried to take on the task of fixing most of the bugs in New Vegas, but some have disappeared or lead their projects in directions away from just fixing bugs. Enter the Yukichigai Unofficial Patch which is just fixes and nothing else. The project has been quickly adopted by many New Vegas users and is still supported by Yukichigai and community members bringing even more bugs to be fixes constantly. Other projects that may have more to offer than just fixes will not be used in this guide.

Yukichigai Unofficial Patch - YUP[edit]
  • Author: Yukichigaki
  • Version: v7.2
  • Installation: Use the YUP - Base Game + All DLC.esm

This mod can be consider the main unofficial patch for New Vegas and is still being actively supported by Yukichigai and New Vegas players with constant support for new fixes.

New Vegas Anti-Crash[edit]
  • Author: Queue
  • Version: v6.2.5.0
  • Requirements: NVSE

This mod helps with some of the offsets and structures the exception handling of New Vegas to reduce crashes for the supported addresses. This mod will be updated frequently and should be followed for updates.

New Vegas Stutter Remover[edit]
  • Author: SkyRanger-1
  • Version: v4.1.30
  • Requirements: NVSE

This is not required for all users. Only use if experiencing stuttering during gameplay. The INI can be edited, but the game has to be started with the plugin installed to generate the INI. It will be in MO's Overwrite folder in the NVSE/Plugins folder and can be moved to the NVSR folder.


Centered 3rd Person Camera[edit]
  • Author: Jahandar
  • Version: v5

Every game has a crappy over the shoulder camera and modders always fix that problem.

FNV Classic Worldmap[edit]
  • Author: Colored
  • Version: v1.0

Pip-Boy map replacer that adds in more detail to the terrain.

Misc Item Icons - New Vegas[edit]
  • Author: The 3rd Type and DekoMan91
  • Version: v0.9

Replace many of the icons in the Pip-Boy menu for more diversity.

The Weapon Mod Menu[edit]
  • Author: Pelinor
  • Version: v1.2
  • Requirements: NVSE and MCM

Opens up new features to the weapon modding interface used in game, so it is more intuitive.

Covering the Mojave[edit]

Texture Overhauls[edit]

POCO BUENO Texture Pack[edit]
  • Author: Ojo Bueno aka tapioks
  • Version: v5

Excellent texture pack that covers many things.

NMCs Texture Pack For New Vegas[edit]
  • Author: NeilMc_NMC
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: Install both Medium files. Large files on the Nexus can get corrupted during download and the only fix is to retry the download until it works.

The largest texture pack for New Vegas and with Poco Bueno is a great base to build from. There are three sizes of this texture pack, the Medium is a mix of different sized textures matched together really well. The large is mostly 2k and 4k textures, so to much for a heavily modded setup.

Plants & Stuff[edit]

The deserts of the Southwestern United States have the second highest plant density of any habitat in the world, only behind the Rain Forest. Chernobyl only a few decades removed from the second biggest nuclear meltdown in history is completely covered in vegetation, radioactive vegetation, but still covered in the stuff. The point being that nuclear war would allow for plants to just cover the Mojave and make the world feel much less empty and devoid of life. Hopefully this section can address that problem.

Wasteland Flora Overhaul[edit]
  • Author: vurt
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: Install the ESP-less v1.0

There are other versions, but they have to many disabled and deleted references and cannot be cleaned. They may or may not cause issues due to those dirty edits, so use them if that is preferred. Both are really well done, especially the fertile version, but neither version can not be officially recommended here.

Hectrol FX DUSTSTORM Deluxe HighRes Retex[edit]
  • Author: Hectrol
  • Version: v1.0

Hectrol is the man and makes wonderful little mods that address many eye sores.

Hectrol Tumbleweed Deluxe HighRes Retex[edit]
  • Author: Hectrol
  • Version: v1.0
HiRes Raider Graffiti[edit]
  • Author: tvs_frank
  • Version: v1.0
Improved LOD Noise Texture[edit]
  • Author: Cyberlazy
  • Version: v1.00

This is one of those mods that you did not know you needed until you had it and now you cannot play without it.

Mojave Nights - a moon and stars replacer[edit]
  • Author: CptJoker
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: Choose 140% moon size and default moon glow. The plugin for that option does not sort correctly so follow these instructions:
Open Boss Userlist Manager.
Select the "Mojave Nights 140.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "AFTER".
In the adjacent text box, type "Mojave Nights.esp" and click [Save Rule].
Close Boss Userlist Manager and click [Yes] when prompted to save.

What color do you think the moon and stars would be through an atmosphere that went through a nuclear war? I think it would be rainbow colored.

People & Mutants[edit]

Lookin' Good, Feelin' Good[edit]

The vanilla bodyies in Bethesda games tend to be weird and ugly. Lucky for us some excellent modders have made some much better bodies to conquer the wasteland with.

Type3 Body and Armor Replacer[edit]
  • Author: Exeter, Dimon99
  • Version: v2.1
  • Installation: Install the New Vegas Type3 Armor Complete main file.

This is the non-nude version of the Type3 female body replacer and the armor meshes to go along with them. Vanilla body type are really weird looking in the Fallout series, and Type3 is the solution for females. If you prefer the nude body then get the other main file for Armors only and use the original Type3 body replacer.

Roberts Male Body[edit]
  • Author: Robert, Sickleyield, and nivea
  • Version: v3.2
  • Installation: There are a few options with no installer, so follow these instruction to choose the correct settings:
In the right pane of Mod Organizer, right click->Open in explorer.
Open meshes->character->_male. There is four folders. Listed by more muscular to less muscular: Muscular, Default, Runner, Marathoner.
Open the folder prefered and copy "upperbody_<choice>.nif". There are four choices, and "upperbody_shorts.nif" is recommended.
Now paste it in the parent folder and rename it "upperbody.nif". Overwrite the original "upperbody.nif". 

Robert's Males is the best male body made for Fallout games, if using mods that require Breeze's Males, then they are usually compatible with Robert's too. To bad he never finished his Skyrim body replacer.

Hall Of Face[edit]
  • Author: Deblazkez
  • Version: X2

High resolution face replacer.

Authentic Burned Man[edit]
  • Author: Rocket
  • Version: v1.0

Bandages look like used bandages and much better head mesh.

Uhh... That's Not a Bug[edit]

An author's note: The Cazador is based on a real monster known as the Tarantula Hawk. They are huge black spider wasps with orange wings that have the second most painful sting or bite in the world. They usually sting tarantulas and their venom flips over the spider and paralyzes it. Then they lay their eggs in the tarantula's stomach and when the eggs hatch a feast ensues, while the spider is alive. They are the state insect of New Mexico, the state which the author is a former resident and now lives about 10 minutes from. Nightmares, check. Remember that like Australia, everything in the Mojave wants to kill you.

Bornagain NV the Book Of Water[edit]
  • Author: CaBaL
  • Version: vOmni2
  • Installation: Just install The Book of Flesh for now, but download The Book of Steel which will come later.

Cabal is clearly a master of the dark arts. It is the only explanation for the level of quality his work produces.

Feral Ghoul Retexture by Koldorn[edit]
  • Author: Koldorn
  • Version: v1.0

The Ghouls will now look much more like rotting, radiation ridden zombies, and that is a good thing.

Super Mutant Mesh Replacer[edit]
  • Author: TheNeglected
  • Version: v1.3

Much better meshes for the Super Mutants.

Hectrol ED-E Deluxe HR Retex EVOLUTION PACK[edit]
  • Author: hectrol
  • Version: v1.0

Excellent ED-E retexture and ED-E will now change to a new texture after upgrade from follower quest.

The Most Dangerous Game[edit]

Does This Make Me Look Fat?[edit]

Why did the neck collars of the Ranger Armor get left out? No one knows, but these will fix that and a bunch of other stuff.

Wasteland clothing Hires retexture[edit]
  • Author: Macintroll
  • Version: v1.3A
  • Installation: Install the Wasteland Clothing HD V1-3 FULL PACK main file and the Wasteland Clothing HD V1-3 POWDERGANG FIX -IMPORTANT- optional file.

High res retexture of the clothing from the Mojave.

ADAM - A Definitive Armor Mod[edit]
  • Author: VT08
  • Version: v4.1
  • Installation: The link is for an updated version of the mod by AI99, it is packaged in a ridiculous manner, so follow these directions:
The best way to manage this mod is to extract it in a separate folder. The archive is just more archives that must be extracted individually.
Once the archives are in a separate folder, the files can be moved back into MO's downloads folder so the files can be installed.
Move 1ADAM - Main.rar, 2ADAM - Honest Hearts.rar, 3ADAM - Lonesome Road.rar, 5ADAM - Exeter Improved Coats.rar, 8ADAM - NCR Patrol Armour.rar, and 9ADAM - NCR Troopers.rar to the MO downloads folder.
Install each one of the files with MO.

Original mod page is here. There are additional options that can be used, just move the other folders to the downloads folder and install.

Bornagain NV the Book Of Water[edit]
  • Author: CaBaL
  • Version: vOmni2
  • Installation: Install the The Book of Steel.

Again, these textures are dark magic, use at your own risk.

NCR Civilian Clothing[edit]
  • Author: Darziak
  • Version: v1.0

Make nice tweaks to the NCR clothing and bring a bit color to the their wardrobe.

Bornagain Combat Armor[edit]
  • Author: EmeraldReign and Cabal120
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: Lite Version

Combat armor is big, bulky, and makes soldiers look ridiculous, which is the most accurate representation of combat armor. This will just make it look more big, bulky, and ridiculous.

Dead Money Assassin Suit Retexture[edit]
  • Author: EmeraldReign
  • Version: v1.0

Really nice retexture of the Dead Money Assassin Suit.

ALR - Aptoms Legion Retextured[edit]
  • Author: Aptom
  • Version: v1.1

Better gear for Legion. Hail Ceaser!

NCR Trooper Overhaul_beta[edit]
  • Author: EmeraldReign, Nekronom, CaBaL, wjs, and dragbody
  • Version: vbeta
  • Installation: This mod's plugin has not been added to the BOSS masterlist, so follow these instructions:
Open Boss Userlist Manager.
Select the "NCRTrooperOverhaul.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the lower-right pane click the tab bar and select "Armor and Clothes" and then click "Copy" which is above.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "BOTTOM".
Click [Save Rule].
Close Boss Userlist Manager and click [Yes] when prompted to save.

This is much like ADAM except that it covers the NCR troopers and it does not come packaged in such a ridiculous way.

NCR Trooper Overhaul - Distributed[edit]
  • Author: pwinkle
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: This mod's plugin has not been added to the BOSS masterlist, so follow these instructions:
Open Boss Userlist Manager.
Select the "TrooperOverhaul-Dragbody.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "AFTER".
In the adjacent text box, type "NCRTrooperOverhaul.esp " and click [Save Rule].
Close Boss Userlist Manager and click [Yes] when prompted to save.

This mod takes the added tropper models and textures from NCR Trooper Overhaul and distributes them across the wasteland.

Do You Feel Lucky?[edit]

Well, do you punk? America may be dead and gone, but the 2nd Amendment is alive and well in the Mojave, so make sure that rifle is real nice and shiny when you stand your ground.

Retextured FALLOUT Ordnance - RFO[edit]
  • Author: EmeraldReign
  • Version: v0.2

Heavy Weapons face lift, covers most of the larger guns.

Weapon Retexture Project - WRP[edit]
  • Author: Millenia
  • Version: v1.95
  • Installation: Install Main file and 12.7 alternate file

There is not a whole lot to say about this mod that has not already been said. Millenia is a gun nut who is also the best texture artist making mods ever. We are just lucky that he was making mods and not scooped up by a studio earlier.

GRA WRP Unofficial Patch V2[edit]
  • Author: Millenia and micalov
  • Version: v2.1
  • Installation: This mod's plugin has not been added to the BOSS masterlist, so follow these instructions:
Open Boss Userlist Manager.
Select the "GRA-WRP-Patch-Two_Unoffcial.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "AFTER".
In the adjacent text box, type "christinecos.esp" and click [Save Rule].
Close Boss Userlist Manager and click [Yes] when prompted to save.

Continued work on WRP for GRA integration.

LAER Retexture[edit]
  • Author: The Riff
  • Version: v1.1

Only one gun, but proper energy weapon retextures are few and far between. At least the LAER is done correctly.

Plasma Rifles Awesomefied[edit]
  • Author: MadCat221
  • Version: v1.32

Added effects to plasma rifles hard to see while shooting, but excellent for screenshots and to see working on other's guns.

HD One Hand Melee by Insanity Sorrow[edit]
  • Author: InsanitySorrow and 2cooldays
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: Install both files.

One-Handed melee weapons get a face lift from one of the best.

Fire Axe - Retextured[edit]
  • Author: d_seven
  • Version: v2
  • Installation: Install Fire Axe and Knock Knock retextures.

Give the chop in style.

Packrat Mentality[edit]

Lets be honest, there is a ton of ugly, rundown crap in the wasteland. This section will help that crap look as good as possible.

Hectrol Lockinterface Deluxe HighRes Retex[edit]
  • Author: hectrol
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: 1024

Wouldn't shooting locks be more fun? Oh well, this will help it look good.

Hectrol Vegas Sewer Deluxe HighRes Retex[edit]
  • Author: hectrol
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: 1024

In the future the whole world will be a sewer, so do not forget where the Ninja Turtles live.

HI-RES Chems and Health Re-Texture[edit]
  • Author: clintmich
  • Version: v1.2

Psst... Hey you. Yeah you. I got what you need, man. Nice retexture of the drugs and medical supplies in New Vegas.

Magazine Redux[edit]
  • Author: razzy1319
  • Version: v1.0

If magazines gave bonuses in real life then I'd be King of the World.

Money Higher Quality Retex 1_2[edit]
  • Author: Lord Inquisitor
  • Version: v1.2

Caps are really hard to see, but this makes them stand out.

Pre-War Money Retexture[edit]
  • Author: RedRoomService
  • Version: v1.2

Money will survive the apocalypse and this mod will make sure it does it in style.

Tweaked Cashregister[edit]
  • Author: Lord Inquisitor
  • Version: v1.0
Urban Food Re-Tex[edit]
  • Author: clintmich
  • Version: v1.0

Ever wonder what food that can last over 200 years looks like? This mod has the answer.


Not sure you're gonna make it, but that sure is a pretty shade of red. Make sure that some of the special effects look special with this section.

Enhanced Blood Textures for NV v2_22c[edit]
  • Author: dDefinder
  • Version: v2.22c
  • Installation: Download Enhanced Blood Texture main file, Alternate Textures, and Low Res Textures. Follow the directions as follows:
When installing the main file, click Manual, then uncheck and expand Enhanced Blood Files.
Move dD - Enhanced Blood Main NV.esp into Data.
Uncheck and expand Optional Files, the expand Realislim. (Realislim folder is spelled that way)
Move dD - Reduced Dismemberment Force.esp and dD - Reduced Ragdoll Force.esp into Data.
Check Data, so there is a check mark, and uncheck Enhanced Blood Textures New Vegas.txt. (Readme is not necessary)
Click Ok.
Install Low Res Textures file, in its own folder or into the Enhanced Blood Textures, but make sure to use Merge, not Replace.
Open downloads folder in windows explorer to find Alternate Textures-34917.rar and extract Alt Screen Blood and Alt v2.0 Blood splatter.rar to download folder.
Go back to MO and install Alt Screen Blood Blur and Alt v2.0 Blood splatter, in their own folders or into Enhanced Blood Textures, but make sure to use Merge, not Replace.

Probably the only blood mod for New Vegas that matters.

Alternative Blood Spout[edit]
  • Author: midtek
  • Version: v1.00
  • Installation: Compatible with Enhanced Blood Textures version. This mod's plugin has not been added to the BOSS masterlist, so follow these instructions:
Open Boss Userlist Manager.
Select the "Alternative Blood Sprout.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the lower-right pane click the tab bar and select "Game-Settings and Override" and then click "Copy" which is above.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "BOTTOM".
Click [Save Rule].
Close Boss Userlist Manager and click [Yes] when prompted to save.

Blood sprouts will actually sprout from enemies with this mod.

Better Posture[edit]
  • Author: JW1
  • Version: v1.0

Stand up straight soldier!

Hectrol Binocular Scope Deluxe HighRes Retex[edit]
  • Author: hectrol
  • Version: v1.0
  • Installation: 1024 Version, choose Military Option.

Looking through binocular scope will look so much better.

In the Wasteland No One Can Here You Scream[edit]

Oh wait... that's space. Anyways, there are some annoying sounds in the wasteland, but this section will help with that.

Improved Sound FX v0821[edit]
  • Author: dDefinder
  • Version: v0.821

A rebalance of just about every in game sound. Even makes some of the more annoying sounds, i.e. Cazador poison, less so.

Ambient Wasteland 2[edit]
  • Author: Leviathan1753
  • Version: v1.1

Adds many new ambient sounds to the wasteland.


Courier Stash Pre-oreder pack selector[edit]
  • Author: Yukichigai
  • Version: v0.4

Getting all the pre-order packs right at the start is game breaking and this mod allows you changes that and only choose what you want.

Dead Money - Surprise Vending Items Restoration[edit]
  • Author: Yukichigai
  • Version: v1
  • Installation: This mod's plugin has not been added to the BOSS masterlist, so follow these instructions:
Open Boss Userlist Manager.
Select the "Dead Money Surprise Items.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the lower-right pane click the tab bar and select "Game-Settings and Override" and then click "Copy" which is above.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "BOTTOM".
Click [Save Rule].
Close Boss Userlist Manager and click [Yes] when prompted to save.

Restores some content cut from Dead Money to add in surprise items in Dead Money.

Delay DLC - TTW[edit]
  • Author: Gribbleshnibit8
  • Version: v2.0
  • Installation: Install Delay DLC Combined.

The first main file is for TTW, so be careful.

Faction Armor Usage Enhancement[edit]
  • Author: Raestloz
  • Version: v0.8b
  • Installation: This mod's plugin has not been added to the BOSS masterlist, so follow these instructions:
Open Boss Userlist Manager.
Select the "RaestlozFactionArmorEnhancement.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the lower-right pane click the tab bar and select "Game-Settings and Override" and then click "Copy" which is above.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "BOTTOM".
Click [Save Rule].
Close Boss Userlist Manager and click [Yes] when prompted to save.

This mod helps the faction armor hide your character if the face is covered, who would have thought?

Populated Casinos[edit]
  • Author: xMrAx
  • Version: v0.96
  • Installation: Install the main. There is a medium and low version for low end systems.

Reintroduce some life to The Strip by adding in a bunch of gamblers and patrons to the casinos.

Tutorial Killer[edit]
  • Author: pintocat
  • Version: v1.1
  • Installation: This mod's plugins have not been added to the BOSS masterlist, so follow these instructions:
Open Boss Userlist Manager.
Select the "Tutorial Killer.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the lower-right pane click the tab bar and select "Game-Settings and Override" and then click "Copy" which is above.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "BOTTOM".
Click [Save Rule].
Select the "Tutorial Killer - Factions.esp" to be ordered in the lower-left pane.
In the selection box below "ADD", select "AFTER".
In the adjacent text box, type "Tutorial Killer.esp" and click [Save Rule].
Close Boss Userlist Manager and click [Yes] when prompted to save.

You do not need a tutorial to play this game. Kill it with this gem.

You take a sip from your trusty Vault 13 canteen[edit]
  • Author: Just Another
  • Version: v1.0

Even in the wasteland you can't escape pop-ups. Better use this blocker.

Post Installation Checklist[edit]

  1. Run BOSS.
  2. Create Bashed Patch

Run BOSS[edit]

Open BOSS through Mod Organizer and sort the mod list. When completed there should not be any mods listed in the Unrecognized Plugins from this list. If so double check that all the mods listed in the Unrecognized Plugins do not have directions for BUM.

Creating a Bashed Patch[edit]

The Bashed Patch is almost as versatile for New Vegas as it is for Oblivion. This means that many more options exist to merge things to the Bashed Patch.

Run Wrye Flash through Mod Organizer. When started right click Bashed Patch,0.esp and select Rebuild Patch.
If there is a pop-up that saying certain mods will be disable because they are mergable, click 'Okay'. If not disregard.
In the Bashed Patch menu in the left pane make sure all these check boxes are ticked: Merge Patches, Import Actors, Import Factions, Import Graphics, Import Inventory, Import NPC Fces, Import Names, Import Sounds, Import Stats, Tweak Settings, Content Checker, FormID Lists, Leveled Lists, Race Records.
Now go through all the sections that are checked and make sure to tick every check box in the right pane that you see except for one: Under Import Graphics leave YUP - Base Game + All DLC.esp unticked. If it is checked the Bashed Patch will fail.
Click Build Patch and wait for it to finish. Wrye Flash should take care of everything from here and ask to activate itself if that is needed.
When done close Wrye Flash.

Using a Merged Patch[edit]

A merged patch can be used if that is prefered over the Bashed Patch. There are many videos explaining how to make it on YouTube.

Future of this project[edit]

  1. Get it a name. Thinking NVEP i.e New Vegas Enhancement Project.
  2. Add new mods.
    • One overhaul, some weapons and armor, and new quests.
  3. Add in more post install stuff.
  4. Add in texture optimization if possible.
  5. Figure out the WFO problem with red exclamations.
  6. Create an installer for Unified HUD. (maybe, I don't realy like coding, I'm a math guy, so chalkboards are my thing)
  7. Address INI tweaks.