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Essentials

Updated Dec 2019

Welcome to The Official Elder Scrolls General Modding Guide: Fallout 4 Editon!
In this guide, we will teach you how to make Fallout 4 both fun AND good looking! First things first, I'm gonna have to teach you how to install mods and how each file works. The best way for to efficiently organize and sort your mods, is a mod organizing program. There are several of these programs we can use. You can even sort them manually if you're experienced or bold enough!
Remember to ALWAYS read the mod description on how to install, activate, and use the mod if you don't know. The same rule apply to READMEs in the mod packages.
 
In this section, we will discuss:
-Utilities
-F4SE Essentials
 

Utilities

[ Mod Organizer 2 ]
A more powerful, less idiot-proof mod manager. The way to go if you know what you're doing.
[ Fallout 4 Script Extender ]
Script Extender for Fallout 4. Not as necessary as in Skyrim, but still nice to have.
[ FO4Edit ]
A useful tool for troubleshooting, editing mods, and much more.
[ Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch ]
You know the drill for the past several games. Grab the Unofficial Patch.
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F4SE Essentials

[ Mod Configuration Menu ]
Yes, you need this. Config your shit.
[ DEF-UI ]
Aside from some useful UI tweaks, it allows you to sort your Pip-Boy items by category and adds icons to them. Requires a sorting mod. Install DEF_INV.
[ Extended Dialogue Interface ]
The Extended Dialogue Interface removes the hardcoded 4-option limit on dialogue and adds full engine support for any number of player dialogue options.
[ IN-GAME ESP Explorer ]
[ Better Console ]
[ Rename Anything ]
[ Place Everywhere ]
[ Crafting Highlight Fix ]
[ QuickTrade Redux ]
Pressing R on NPCs opens their trade menu. This also allows you to have Automatron vendors.
[ HUDFramework ]
A framework utilized by other mods to add UI elements.
[ Lookup Failed! ]
If you're using the Full Dialogue Interface mod, then chances are you're getting LOOKUP FAILED! on some of the new creation club content. This will fix the problem for you.
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