Viva New Vegas

This collection will simplify installation of the mods in the Viva New Vegas guide, for a "perfectly stable, smooth, and most importantly, enjoyable experience."

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"Viva New Vegas is a modding guide for Fallout New Vegas that will carefully walk you through how to install all the mods you will need for a perfectly stable, smooth, and most importantly, enjoyable experience...

Stability: The guide includes all essential stability enhancements and no placebo/dangerous mods.

Performance: Every tool, setting, and mod in the guide has been carefully selected and play-tested to ensure maximum possible performance. No 4k texture mods, no ENBs, no poorly scripted weather mods, or any other un-optimized/broken mods.

Better Gameplay: The guide includes many mods that greatly improve the gameplay, without drastically overhauling the core experience or straying away from the game's original intent."


See the guide here: https://vivanewvegas.github.io/intro.html



This collection will simplify installation of the mods listed in the Viva New Vegas guide; however, a few steps must be taken before the collection can be properly installed.

Steps to take before you download the collection:


  1. Install runtime libraries

i. Download and install the VC++ runtime libraries: https://www.techpowerup.com/download/visual-c-redistributable-runtime-package-all-in-one/

ii. Download and install the DirectX runtime libraries: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35


  1. Reinstall the game

i. Delete the game’s root folder, if it exists

ii. Install the game

iii. Delete “My Games\FalloutNV”, if it exists

iv. Run the launcher and allow it to detect video settings; then make whatever changes you wish, press OK, and exit


  1. Prepare Vortex

i. In Vortex, in the Settings tab, turn on "Profile Management"

ii. In Vortex, create a new profile called "VNV", with its own settings and savegames; enable the profile

iii. In Vortex, in the Dashboard tab, turn on "Archive Invalidation"


  1. Tweak FalloutCustom.ini

i. Install the Vortex extension “Basic INI Editor”, and restart Vortex

ii. In Vortex, open the Mods tab, and select from the toolbar “INI Editor”

iii. From the dropdown menu, select “FalloutCustom.ini”, which should be empty

iv. Paste in the following:

[Archive]
; List of archives read on startup. Necessary when using decompressed BSAs
SArchiveList=Fallout - Invalidation.bsa, Fallout - Textures.bsa, Fallout - Textures2.bsa, Fallout - Meshes.bsa, Fallout - Meshes2.bsa,             Fallout - Voices1.bsa, Fallout - Sound.bsa, Fallout - Misc.bsa

[Audio]
; Enables additional worker thread for minor performance improvement. Disable if you encounter audio stutter.
bMultiThreadAudio=1
; Disables debug logging to save memory and CPU time
bUseAudioDebugInformation=0
; Increases memory buffers to reduce audio issues
iAudioCacheSize=8192
iMaxSizeForCachedSound=1024

[BackgroundLoad]
; Forces cell unload on fast travel to lessen memory usage
bSelectivePurgeUnusedOnFastTravel=1

[Controls]
; Disables mouse acceleration
fForegroundMouseAccelBase=0
fForegroundMouseAccelTop=0
fForegroundMouseBase=0
fForegroundMouseMult=0

[Display]
; Enables Fullscreen mode
bFull Screen=1
; Forces highest texture quality so the game won't crash if you had it set to anything lower
iTexMipMapSkip=0

[General]
; Forces faster cell unload to lessen memory usage
bPreemptivelyUnloadCells=1
; Spawns additional AI worker threads
bUseThreadedAI=1
; Enables multithreading for most operations
iNumHWThreads=2

[Grass]
; Increases grass draw distance
fGrassStartFadeDistance=11200

[PipBoy]
; Fixes flicker when opening Pip-Boy when its light is on
fLightEffectFadeDuration=400

v. “Save”, and then “Close”


  1. Use “BSA Decompressor”

i. Download this file from Nexus https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/65854?tab=files; extract and run the program; “Browse” to and select the game’s root folder, and click “Decompress”; exit when done


  1. Create and install “Ultimate Edition ESM Fixes”

i. Create an empty folder in your Documents, named “ESM Fixes”

ii. Download this file from Nexus https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/77170?tab=files; extract and run the program; on the second line, “Browse” to and select the new folder, and “Install”; exit when done

iii. In Vortex, open the Mods tab, and then drag the new folder into the “Drop Files” box


  1. Use “4GB Patcher”

i. Download the file “4GB Patcher” from Nexus https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/62552?tab=files; extract, move to the game’s root folder, and run the program; exit when done


  1. Install “New Vegas Heap Replacer”

i. Download the file from Nexus https://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/69779?tab=files; extract, and move the contents to the game’s root folder


Having taken the above steps, you are ready to download the collection; except for one off-site requirement, the remainder of Viva New Vegas will be installed automatically.

Revision 2 Stats
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515.0MB
Published
Jan 28, 2023
Total Downloads
29
Unique Downloads
23
Tags
Advanced Setup
All-In-One
Animation
Bug Fixes
DLC Required
Environment
Fair and Balanced
Gameplay
Lore-friendly
Quality of Life
UI
Visual
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