NV Rebuilt [10a/10] - FPGE & Patches
Part of New Vegas: Rebuilt. This Collection includes FPGE, it's required patches and other patches for mods from the previous Collections.
Please note that upon installing this Collection, you may receive a warning about my game version being different to yours. You can ignore this because it was caused by me accidentally generating LOD to the wrong folder which made Vortex recognise my NV install as a new game version. I haven't gotten around to fixing this yet since I'm still working on the guide and don't want to risk breaking my New Vegas install by wiping the LOD folder.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE INSTALLED THE 9 PREVIOUS NV REBUILT COLLECTIONS ALONGSIDE GOPHER'S STABLE NEW VEGAS AND GOPHER'S DARNIFIED UI COLLECTIONS. THIS COLLECTION WILL LIKELY NOT WORK AS EXPECTED OTHERWISE. DOUBLE CHECK THE FPGE PATCH MOD LISTINGS TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY THAT WERE MISSED FOR THE MODS YOU'VE PREVIOUSLY INSTALLED.
New Vegas Rebuilt is a huge modding guide for Fallout New Vegas I've been writing since 2020. It's written from a complete beginner perspective as I wrote the guide whilst delving into New Vegas for the first time optimising the final selection after 200+ hours of playing. I referenced several other mod guides during the process.
Its designed to fix bugs, improve stability, restore as much cut content as possible, refine vanilla gameplay, further expand it with gameplay additions that tonally fit the original and finally remaster every conceivable graphical aspect. The final mod list totals around 400 mods.
These Collections are being released before the guide for testing. Each Collection represents a specific overhaul area category with 11 overall. You should be able to modularly mix-and-match the Collections to your own preferences if you wish to do so.
By trying out this Collection before the guide release, you're essentially testing the Collections for me. I'm all ears to feedback and encourage you to comment letting me know if the Collection worked as expected. I'm open to further suggestions that suit the category this particular Collection overhauls. Once the guide is released it should be fully read on release before installing any Collections as it explains what each mod does in detail.
If you installed Collection 4 - Gameplay HD, reinstall Brave New World so it adds a compatibility patch for FPGE.
If you installed Collection 4 - Gameplay HD and/or Collection Collection 9 - World Overhaul and/or Collection 5 - Gameplay+, reinstall DiDisaan's Mod Emporium and make sure the installer selects the following additional patches when downloading this Collection (it should automatically select the relevant mods):
Simple Open Freeside
- Functional Post Game Ending
First Time Players Suggestion
If you're looking for a vanilla experience on your first playthrough of Fallout New Vegas, I'd recommend installing only Collections 1-4 and 7 alongside Gopher's Stable New Vegas and Gopher's Darnified UI Collections. This combination will optimise performance, restore cut content, improve vanilla gameplay without radically changing it's original feel and overhaul lighting. Collections 8a and 8b will improve your graphics as well, but it will require LOD generation too via Collection 10b which may be daunting for someone who has never done it before.
This snippet is taken from the guide:
I’ve grouped my mod recommendations into categorised sections. I’d highly recommend starting a new game with zero mods, saving in Doc Mitchell’s house immediately after using the Vigor Tester (stat creation) before you go outside and loading it up after each mod section to test if everything works as expected. Saving there lets you test interior loading, exterior loading when you exit the house, NPC interaction and combat quickly.
Please be aware that due to the huge number of mods New Vegas may still crash unpredictably. Autosaving is also known to cause problems. Turn off autosaves in Settings and manually save regularly to avoid crashes causing any save corruption.
This Collection finally Functional Post Game Ending, the required patches for mods from the previous Collections and additional mod compatibility patches.