Jump to content
Gopher's Minions

How to update Fallout 4 with installed mods?


VladTheImpaler
 Share

Recommended Posts

I'm really new to modding and am still feeling my way around.

I would like to update Fallout 4 to 1.5 but have read on the internet about players who have updated with mods and corrupted their save.

Should I uninstall mods, then update, and reinstall mods?

What's the best way to do this?

I don't want to start the game over.

Thank you in advance for the help.

Vlad

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

1 hour ago, VladTheImpaler said:

I'm really new to modding and am still feeling my way around.

I would like to update Fallout 4 to 1.5 but have read on the internet about players who have updated with mods and corrupted their save.

Should I uninstall mods, then update, and reinstall mods?

What's the best way to do this?

I don't want to start the game over.

Thank you in advance for the help.

Vlad

Should you uninstall mods before updating? Well, to be extra safe, it really is a good idea to uninstall your mods before updating.

Then reinstall each mod and test it to be sure it is still working before you install the next mod.

The same thing goes for Bethesda DLC.

Modders do not change the basic game and how it works. Bethesda does. So after a Bethesda update or DLC install many mods that alter behavior or add mechanics may not work. Texture mods generally are not affected, but meshes might be.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There was an early issue with NMM and 1.5 and the 2 not talking very well with each other.  However, that issue seems to have been resloved.  As Cryzeteur says it is a safe way to go but honestly, I have never done this and I have yet to experence a major with my save file after an update.  

A couple other things:

Understand that there might be mods that no longer work, crash to desktop, because the program got updated.  You want to make sure that you get the most up-to-date version of your mods.  NMM does have a feature that will allow you to see if your mods have been updated as long as you hit the "track" button on the mods description page.  However, this feature is finiky at best but at least it is something. 

Also, be aware that you will probably spend more time modding your game than actually playing if you are like me and you constantly moving mods in and out of your load order.  This is a warning in its self.  Installing and removing mods in and out of your load order could cause your save to fail.  I have not had this happen yet with FO4 but it has happened with Skyrim.  Good rule of thumb is to pre-determine what mods you want for a play through and stick to those for the entire playthrough.  You can tweak as you go but general stay away from major overhaul in the middle of a play through.  

Textures mods are different.  Since there is no .esm or .esp file, generally, these mods can be deleted and/or installed at your leasure.  

 

Oh yea, welcome to the club!

Edited by Plague
Link to comment
Share on other sites

On ‎5‎/‎19‎/‎2016 at 9:01 AM, Plague said:

Also, be aware that you will probably spend more time modding your game than actually playing if you are like me and you constantly moving mods in and out of your load order.  This is a warning in its self.  Installing and removing mods in and out of your load order could cause your save to fail.  I have not had this happen yet with FO4 but it has happened with Skyrim.  Good rule of thumb is to pre-determine what mods you want for a play through and stick to those for the entire playthrough.  You can tweak as you go but general stay away from major overhaul in the middle of a play through.  

Oh yea, welcome to the club!

Definitely spend more time modding than playing. Actually most of my time is spent trying to find out why something isn't working. You really have to love fixing programs to love modding. ... One test of a potential modder used to be the old Windows 95 disk defragger. You could get it going and watch the little squares of checked disk shift back and forth while listening to the Hall of the Mountain King music for hours ... and be happy. A bit mindless, but a lot of hackers have told me that they did the same thing. (Yes, I know Hackers and Modders are not the same animal.) Modders brains are a bit off.

Anyone not familiar with this music can try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzMviY4rRM8

 

Edited by Cryzeteur
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...