Cyberpunk THING 1.6
Cyberpunk 2077 is not a hard game. We decided to change that.
- Last updated
- 14 hours ago
- Aug 27, 2022
Updated & Compatible with Patch 1.6
The aim is to make Cyberpunk the game it was always intended to be. More immersive, more realistic. A bullet's a bullet, and Night City is full of hardened gangoons with hair triggers and bad attitudes. But they've never run into anything like you.
More than just a collection of other modders' amazing work, we are actively developing new mods to add gameplay elements that support our vision. We provide a fully preconfigured and easy to use modded experience; it just works, plug n' play.
Premium vs Non-Premium
For premium Nexus users installing this collection is a one click process as below
For non-premium users, the installation process is still simple. You just have to click "Download" followed by "Slow Download" as Vortex brings up buttons for every mod in the collection.
Ensuring Clean Game Install
If you've ever modded Cyberpunk before, it's important to ensure you have a clean game folder
Go to your main Cyberpunk 2077 directory and delete the "bin," "engine," "r6," and "red4ext" folder
Additionally delete the "mod" folder in "Cyberpunk 2077/archive/pc/"
Now make sure you go and verify your game files through Steam, GOG or Epic
In order to install this or any other collection, you will need the official Nexus mod manager Vortex which can be downloaded from the link below
On Vortex, go to the top right and click the red person image next to the bell icon
A popup will come up asking you to log in or register on the Nexus Mods website, click on "Log In On Website"
The Nexus Mods website will pop up, on which you should click "AUTHORIZE"
Now on Vortex at the top right near the bell icon it will now show your account name
In the main Vortex Window, click on "Select a game to manage"
On the next screen scroll down to the "Cyberpunk 2077" icon and, when mousing over it, click on "Manage" in orange
On the popup that appears, click on "Download" on the bottom right in orange, after this Vortex will restart
After Vortex restarts, a "Game not discovered" popup will appear, click "Continue" at the bottom right of the popup in orange
A window will now pop up where you should choose the folder for your main "Cyberpunk 2077" install directory
On your main Vortex window, it will now show an icon for "Cyberpunk 2077" showing that it is a managed game in Vortex
To verify that the extension is installed correctly, go to the left hand side and click on "Extensions"
In the main window in the search bar, if you type the beginnings of "Cyberpunk" then the following showing below means that your "Cyberpunk 2077 Vortex Support" extension is correctly installed and enabled, per the icon in green
If the "Cyberpunk 2077 Vortex Support" does not seem to be installed and enabled, further down in the main window click on the orange "Find more" button
Then search for and install "Cyberpunk 2077 Vortex Support"
To avoid issues, it is important to ensure that your "Mod Staging Folder" in Vortex is on the same hard drive as your copy of Cyberpunk 2077. On the left hand side of Vortex, click "Settings"
On the top bar click "Mods"
Under the section that says "Mod Staging Folder" in green, check the file path in orange below and ensure that it is on the same hard drive that your copy of Cyberpunk 2077 is on. If it is not, click the file icon near the right hand side in order to specify a "Mod Staging Folder" or you can click "Suggest" for Vortex to automatically suggest a file path that is on the same hard drive
To enable "Profile Management" in Vortex click on "Settings" on the left hand side
On the top bar, ensure that you are on the "Interface" section
In the "Advanced" section below turn on "Enable Profile Management"
Click on the "Add to Vortex" button on the collection page at the top right
Once you click on "Install Now" Next to the Cyberpunk Thing logo in Vortex your installation will begin
It will be clear once the actual download of the collection is completed when the "Collection installation complete" screen pops up
Cyberpunk THING is now installed
Updating the collection is as easy as clicking the "Update" button
When prompted to "Remove mods from old revision" make sure to click the "Remove All" button
The uninstalled mod archives are left in the "Mods" list in bright blue, which you should delete
Do not update any of the mods in the collection individually in Vortex! The philosophy of this collection is that when a mod updates, we update a full revision in order to keep everything up to date and interfacing correctly; when you see a new revision, update to it. If anything special is needed we will mention it in the changelog
When you start the game for the first time you will be met with an overlay prompting you to choose a key to toggle on Cyber Engine Tweaks, recommend that you choose the "~" key for the "Overlay Key"
The main "Cyber Engine Tweaks" window will now pop up, and on it you should click the "Bindings" button near the top left of the window, which will now show the "Inputs" and "Hotkeys" buttons
Recommend binding keys for "BetterScopes", "NanoDrone", "QuestTrackingToggle" in the "Hotkeys" section, and binding keys for any necessary "CustomQuickslots", and "NanoDrone" in the "Inputs" section.
Above the section there is a "Save" button which you should click to save any changes
Navigating the Mods menu uses the arrows at the top to switch between the different pages of mods
After clicking "Mods" in the main menu, navigate to the "QSLOTS" section, recommend changing "WE3D - Drugs of Night City Compatibility Mode," "Hide empty consumable and grenade slots," "Hide empty cyberware ability slots" and "Small item slots" to "On". Recommend changing "Number of Custom Quickslots" to "0" and then adding slots as needed during the course of gameplay.
Recommended Game Settings
This collection is built around the very hard difficulty setting
After clicking "Settings" in the main menu, near the left side of the top menu click on the "GAMEPLAY" section, recommend changing "Aim Assist" and "Aim Assist - Melee Combat" to "Off"
Near the right side of the top menu click on the "INTERFACE" section, recommend changing "Damage Numbers Mode" to "Off," "Overhead Damage Numbers" to "None," and "Threat and Damage Indicator" to "Damage Only"
Further down in the "HUD Visibility" section, recommend keeping all on except "Hints," "Activity Log," and "NPC Names"
New players may want to keep "Hints" on until they feel they no longer need them
To uninstall click the "Remove" button on the collection in the "Collections" section of Vortex
Open your game directory and go to "Cyberpunk 2077\r6\cache" folder and delete the file "final.redscripts"
Rename "final.redscripts.bk" to "final.redscripts"
Click "Yes" on the popup to confirm that you would like to rename the file to "final.redscripts"
What was once "final.redscripts.bk" will now be "final.redscripts"
This collection is balanced around the included System-EX mod which allows for equipping two Operating Systems. Uninstalling the current version of System-EX does not remove the extra Operating System slot it adds, and that will be part of the save this is played on. You can more easily deal with this extra slot if you want to go back to a vanilla playthrough by using the Unequip Cyberware mod
A special thanks to TeslaCoiled, without whom this crazy experiment would never have gotten off the ground.
This could not have been done without the Cyberpunk modding scene at large. They have taken what could have been a forgettable game and turned it into an unforgettable experience.
Additional thanks and credits to:
- walrus420 for the incredible Cyberpunk THING logo!
- SOSUINEPXISUYU for the beautiful and striking screenshots.
- persen for the wonderfully customized version of Alternative Midair Movement
- KeanuWheeze/Nexusguy999 for the bundled mod "Only Smart Weapon Crosshairs"
- vahndaar for the bundled mods "Takedown and Dispose Rewards," "Fix Level Up Notification," and "Fistfight Armor"
- Busy Oscar for playtesting and feedback
- General namedrops for specific help and utilities: psiberx, KeanuWheeze/Nexusguy999, scissors, rfuzzo, KiroCobra, and the Cyberpunk 2077 modding Discord!
- Can't forget the WolvenKit Team, the Cyber Engine Tweaks team, and the redscript team for making the tools all modders use, and the modding Discords in general for being a font of information!
Remember to endorse the mods in this that you enjoy: the people who made these mods are the only reason this exists.
For support or to give feedback you can reach us at the collection discord link below: