The following is a list of the mods I use that have (in my opinion) enriched the already wonderful experience that is Fallout 4. None of these are really game breaking unless you make them as such. Use what you like the sound of, ignore what you don’t. Also know that none of these mods conflict with one another as far as I can tell. I’ve only had one crash in 50 hours or so of play so far. These are not in any particular order.
You’ll notice when you first play the game that 99% of the time your character runs around with their finger on the trigger and the gun ahead of them. This feels a bit weird since you know your weapons are heavy and it’s not exactly proper gun handling. No need to accidentally shoot your friend when running around. This doesn’t negatively impact gameplay in any way and I find it adds so much to the game with such a subtle touch.
I’m going to quote the mod description for this one because it’s quite a nice addition to the game.
This mod does five things.
One, every outfit in the game can now be worn under armor pieces.
Two, every hat and helmet in the game that doesn’t cover your face can be worn with bandanas & gas masks.
Three, every outfit and every hat & helmet in the game can have ballistic weave armor added to it.
Four, every outfit can have a torso, leg, arm, or vault suit armor mod, and every hat & helmet can have a torso or vault suit armor mod.
Five, adds new outfits craftable from the new custom Armorsmith Workbench.
It’s arguable that it might make the game easier because you’ll have slightly higher armor values at times but you can offset this with a higher difficulty or difficulty multiplier mods.
Another cool mod! This bad boy adds in custom workbenches and lets you build weapons (and if you wish) ammunition. It’s getting updated fairly frequently and they’ve even got immersive versions (which I use) that require you to have reasonable perks to make various things. Great addition.
This one “can” be a cheat mod. But I prefer to use some of the more balanced options it has available. This helps tweak the fusion core drain which I felt was a bit too high in the beginning. If fusion cores drained that quickly the Brotherhood of Steel would be completely screwed. If someone ever makes a “fusion core recharging station” I’ll promptly remove this. But for now it just kinda breaks the game for me to see my cores draining like I’ve got an energy vampire on my back.
Another one that “can” be a cheat mod. I prefer the reduced weight option. While it seems flexible the weight system appears to be 1:1 with the Standard Unit of Measurement (which is not standard and hardly useful for measuring things). I picked up an 80lb weight and it had 80 weight. A 20lb weight had 20 weight. So then, I don’t think a lot of the items should be 1lb or more. I admit that technically a fan can be heavy but when all I’m getting out of it is a few small components that suggests someone has already stripped it.
Anywho! Your mileage will vary. This made the game much better to me. I got it after I’d already basically built everything but I imagine it would have made the initial grind a lot more fun.
I’ll admit I haven’t run an FPS counter to check but it “appears” that this has improved my game performance and I can’t tell a difference in the game itself. Your mileage may vary. I’m also trying out the Texture Optimization Project (flipping back and forth) to see which works better.
This mod is awesome. It adds in a bunch of new stuff to build for your settlement that was included in the game but not available for building. Functioning bunk beds! I love it. Give this a look, you won’t regret it.
You’ll want this. It makes it less likely that you’ll tell a friend to go eat shit. Current Fallout 4 has you guessing what you’ll say. This gives you a nice laid out list of what you’ll say. Very useful.
Install the Full Dialogue Version of this and rejoice! It separates out radioactive food from cooked food, among other things. Super helpful.
This fixes a lot of light fuckery. Makes the game a fair bit more immersive in my opinion.
This is literally essential if you have the (as of this posting) Crimson driver. The driver breaks your compass. Dropping these DLLs in the install directory of your Fallout 4 will fix them.
That’s it! These are the mods I use and I’m having a great time. Hope you enjoy them as much as I am.