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Essentials

Updated August 14th, 2017

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:
-Mod Organizing
-Essential Mods
-Tools and Utilities
 

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.
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User Interface

[ Full Dialogue Interface ]
This mod overhauls the dialogue interface to a more linear format that allows for full knowledge of what you are going to say when you choose one of the dialogue options.
[ 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.
[ QuickTrade ]
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.
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