Fallout 4

Fallout 4

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How To Enable Fallout 4 Mods New and Improved Way!
By Dank Hill
How to enable modding the correct way!
   
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How to enable modding the new and improved way!
How to enable modding
Navigate to your Fallout 4 Folder at the following location "Documents/My Games/Fallout 4"
Within this folder will be a number of .ini files, highlight "Fallout4Prefs.ini" and "Fallout4.ini".
Right Click, select Properties and ensure that these are NOT marked as read only.
Open Fallout4Prefs.ini with your favourite text editor
Navigate to the very bottom and you will see the line [Launcher]. Directly underneath this, add the following line:
bEnableFileSelection=1
Save and Close.
If [Launcher] is not in your fallout4prefs.ini simply add bEnableFileSelection=1 and uLastAspectRatio=1 to it at the bottom and do what it says above. So it should look like this
[Launcher]
bEnableFileSelection=1
uLastAspectRatio=1


Open Fallout4Custom.ini with your favourite text editor.
* Note that this file was changed from Fallout4.ini following update 1.2
Add the following lines to your Fallout4Custom.ini
[Archive]
bInvalidateOlderFiles=1
sResourceDataDirsFinal=
Save and close...


[OUTDATED]
*sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\, TEXTURES\, MUSIC\, SOUND\, INTERFACE\, MESHES\, PROGRAMS\, MATERIALS\, LODSETTINGS\, VIS\, MISC\, SCRIPTS\, SHADERSFX\
* The above settings were deprecated as they were known to cause abnormally long load-times.
You're ready to get modding!
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37 Comments
Sir Bruno Jan 8 @ 8:00am 
Thanks Mate! working perfect. Mod Organizer 2 USERS : You have to use the INI EDITOR on the MO2 Program to Edit the ini, i Edited on the My Games/Fallout 4 folder and it did not work, but the INI Editor on MO2 did work, MO2 Have ''Profile-Specific game inis'' (Enabled by Default) i guess thats why directly on the folder did not work.
brovo Apr 10, 2021 @ 10:33pm 
also: READ!!! don's skip ull fuck up
brovo Apr 10, 2021 @ 10:32pm 
Don't do this, do this exactly https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/23556
Endorosaurus Jan 3, 2021 @ 6:09pm 
So I did exactly what you did here, and I still can't get to get a simple replacer mod working
[CIA] Scotty Dec 25, 2020 @ 9:54am 
i can't find the .ini file
pineapple Oct 24, 2020 @ 4:42am 
Fixed my broken ini. Couldn't even get past the opening scene.
Dogtag Desperado Jan 20, 2020 @ 5:51am 
What do you do after this to actually get the mods working?
Ahbadah Dec 10, 2019 @ 1:37pm 
This has never been the correct way.
Seek the Black Grail Oct 30, 2018 @ 9:18am 
For anyone having trouble, if the custom.ini isn't in your Fallout 4 folder, the one that contains the prefs.ini (usually in your "My Games" section in Documents, but this may vary based on your install) then you need to create it. The simplest way to do this is to copy and paste your fallout4.ini (Fallout4) and rename it to Fallout4Custom. Next open the file and press ctrl+a, then backspace to delete the contents. Finally copy and paste into the file:
[Archive]
bInvalidateOlderFiles=1
sResourceDataDirsFinal=

and save and close.
SUCCUBUS NIRRITI Dec 27, 2017 @ 2:38pm 
Could you please explain the process, what it does exactly in details? This sounds retarded, but im being honest. Im more interested in learning the reasoning behind the edits made in notepad, is all. thank you :)