Fallout: New Vegas Guide

Fallout: New Vegas - Mod Collection by Boris for Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas – Mod Collection by Boris


A personal collection of mods, That I use for Fallout: New Vegas.All the mods & programs linked to in this guide were made by other users of the Fallout: New Vegas Community over at Fallout New Vegas – Nexus.Fallout: New Vegas – Nexus.www.nexusmods.com/newvegasDont forget to “Endorse” the mods that you like.All credit to the Authors, If you like a mod comment on the mods page.My Other Mod Collections:FactorioFallout 4Fallout: New VegasWarning / Notice:In the likelihood that something goes wrong, I take no responsibility for any damage caused, By using any of the mods / programs linked with in this Guide. As always its up to you the user to ensure the files you download are safe before use.*No Copyright Infringement Intended*If any is found, Contact me via the comments section with what you want removing and I’ll remove it.If you have a question about this guide or need help i’ll try my best to provide help where i can, Please use the comments section below. its nothing personal but I Block & Remove all friend requests i dont know on the grounds of phishing attempts, I wish steam would fix this issue.- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -Please note, This guide may need updating as some of the mods linked may need updating and/or be discontinued. But ive made it Public again, To spotlight mods and what i would recommend.- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Nexus Mod Manager – Installation

I would highly recommend installing
New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE) [nvse.silverlock.org]
NVSE is now required to run most of the mods out there for Fallout:NV so its worth downloading.

*Note: Using a mod that requires NVSE and not having NVSE installed can cause your game to crash while loading into the game it self. Also check on the mods page to see if any NVSE plugins are required as some mods now require special NVSE plugins to function properly.

Simpy download and extract the loose files into your Fallout: New Vegas Main folder.

Files to move:

src (folder) nvse_1_4.dll nvse_1_4ng.dll nvse_editor_1_4.dll nvse_loader.exe nvse_readme.txt nvse_steam_loader.dll nvse_whatnew.txt

E:GamesSteamSteamAppscommonfallout new vegas

Where ever you have steam installed too. use the nvse_loader.exe to launch your Fallout: New Vegas.

How to Download & Install Mods

0.) Download & Install The Nexus Mod Manager (NMM)[www.nexusmods.com] from the www.nexusmods.com website the program is Safe and Free.
While you are downloading and installing the NMM go to the website and create a free account for later.
(Sign In is required for fast & easy downloads later)

1.) After you have installed Nexus Mod Manager click the shortcut on your desktop to run the program. The first time you run NMM the program will automaticly scan for your games (Dont worry this is safe & normal).
SImply click the “X” for the games you dont own next to the games directory path and click the “Tick” icon next to the games directory for the games you own when it finishes scanning.

*Note: If you wish to speed up this you can alternatively click the “X” on all the games and then browse to the games your self via the “” browse feature.

2.) After the scan has finished select the game you wish to mod.

3.) Keep NMM open in the background and go to the www.nexusmods.com website and find a mod you wish to download and select the “Download NMM” option this will automaticly start downloading the mod though NMM it self. Make sure you have signed into the website or the “Download (NMM)” will not be displayed.

*Note: Make sure to also download any mod compatibility patches for any mods you may be using. But avoid installing them unless you have problems launching your game with mods enabled. Compatibility patches can cause alot of problems if used with out the mods required.

4.) After you have clicked the “Download NMM”. If you go to your NMM that you left running in the background it should show you downloading the mod you selected via the website. Like below
*Note: Keep in mind you may need to click twice on the website for NMM to start downloading your mod.

*Note: That some mods will not have a “Download (NMM)” option! These mods will require you to download manualy via the “Download (Manual)” and then need manualy adding to NMM using the add new mod icon on NMM. Simply click Add new mod on NMM and browse to where you downloaded the mod too, select the file and click ok.

5.) Now you have downloaded the mods you want, Lets get them installed for Fallout: New Vegas! First select and hightlight the mod you wish to install from the list of mods and click on the install button on the top left.

While installing your mods you can see what NMM is installing and what mods are in the queue to be installed.

Ones NMM has finished installing your mod and theres no prompts that apear. Then congratulation on modding your first game using the NMM.

Nexus Mod Manager – Errors & Popups

Some mods you install may come with install options like “Project Nevada” does which will ask you what part of the mod you wish to install. This is where you have to take charge and choose what you want to install. Most of the time the default options should show you what is recommend to install. for instance “Project Nevada” is recommending me to install all 4 modules as all 4 where ticked when installing this mod. in the below picture.

Other prompts such as below should give a recommendation on what to do.

However there are some prompts that dont give you any recommendation, like these prompts which you will have to choose between overrighting a file or not.

Most of the time this happens due to two mods using the same files. An example would be: Mod 1 is using the same file as mod 2. This can cause some mods to mess up and not work as intended. If you get this issue make sure to keep a note of this for the future, incase your game doesnt launch or CTD’s this could be one of the causes to why. The above prompt you need to choose your self depending on what mod or mods you are installing and have installed. For instance if i have a Texture pack installed and try to install another texture pack ontop it would ask me the above to overright the textures from the first texture pack and i would have to choose yes or no. Theres no easy solution to this prompt but general mod knowledge. Try Overright if the game doesnt work uninstall and try again.


Performance & Utility Programs

I take no responsibility for any damage caused, By use of these programs.

New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE) [nvse.silverlock.org] NVSE, Is required to run most mods there is for Fallout:NV. This program allows mods to run advanced scripting for Fallout:NV with less of an impact on your system.
NMM – Nexus Mod Manager [www.nexusmods.com] Used to Download/Install/Uninstall mods from the Nexus.com game portals. Recommended to any one who’s looking to install mods.
Fallout New Vegas 4GB[www.nexusmods.com] This file is a must. This allows Fallout: New Vegas to use more then 2GB of memory. *Requires Manual Install* Basic Install: 1.) Download the latest Mod from the link above. 2.) Locate the Downloaded File, “Right Click”, “Extract to 4GBFNV” 3.) Move the folder to a more desired location. (“4GBFNV”) *I have mine inside my Game Folder within Steam. 4.) Enter the “4GBFNV” Folder and “Right Click” on “fnv4gb.exe” and select “Copy”. 5.) Go to your desktop, “Right Click” and then “Past Shortcut” 6.) “Right Click” on the shortcut you just made of “fnv4gb.exe” and rename it to “Fallout: New Vegas 4GB”. 7.) Now use the “Fallout: New Vegas 4GB” shortcut to launch your game. Big thanks to Yummychickenblue, for keeping me updated with the new version.
New Vegas Stutter Remover [www.nexusmods.com] Attempts to remove the micro stutters from the game. Seems to work for me. *Note: This file requires “New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE)” and is a .dll file type. Recommend you read the website link before installing.
NVAC – New Vegas Anti Crash[www.nexusmods.com] Attempts to stop your game crashing and does a great job. *Note: This file requires “New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE)” and is a .dll file type. Recommend you read the website link before installing.
New Vegas Configator [www.nexusmods.com] One of the best tools I’ve found & used. This tool allows you to edit options you would other wise not be able to edit via the options menu in-game via the config file that stores your graphics options & basic game data. Used to increase graphics or to increase FPS drastically. Turn Shadows fully off. Lower Shadow/Reflection Resolutions and many more.

Problem Solving – CTD & Crashes

How to solve CTD and game loading crashes:

Next time theres a sale on Fallout:NV i would highly suggest you buy all the DLC’s for this game as most of them are required in most mods now and not having the DLC will cause you so much problems when modding Fallout:NV. Owning all of the DLC will reduce your over all mod compatibility and in turn decrease the crashing.

0.) Install the latest version “New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE)[nvse.silverlock.org]” As most mods require this to function properly.

*Note: Using a mod that requires NVSE and not having NVSE installed can cause your game to crash while loading into the game it self. Also check on the mods page to see if any NVSE plugins are required as some mods now require special NVSE plugins to function properly.

1.) Download & Install the mods you want to use. While installing make your own judgement on if you should overright files or not. This can also cause crashing so remember what mods are asking to overright. (Yes to mod) NOT yes to one/all files.

– – – Try loading the game. If the game runs fine then you can skip the rest. – – –

2.) Ensure that you have Installed “UIO – User Interface Organizer[www.nexusmods.com]
(Fixes a lot of my CTD related to the UI & HUD)

– – – Try loading the game. If the game runs fine then you can skip the rest. – – –

3.) Nexus Mod Manager -> Tools Icon (top left) -> Automaticly Sort Plugins

– – – Try loading the game. If the game runs fine then you can skip the rest. – – –

4.) Step “1.)” Uninstall the mods you choose to overright files with.

– – – Try loading the game. If the game runs fine then you can skip the rest. – – –

5.) Last ditch effort. Uninstall the mods you think are causing the crashing 1 by 1 till you find the mod thats causing the problems, Starting by the mods that have asked to overright other mod files. When you find the mod causing the problems go back and re-install your mods you disabled. If the issue starts again then you know one of the mods you have just re-installed is also causing issues.

Heres a list of mods that have caused me problems in the past:
*Keep in mind these mods have caused me issues in the past, However they may not be the cause of your problem.

Mosly Mod DLC compatibility Patches Electro-City Relighting the Wastland Nevada Skies – Weather Effects Underground Hideout Powered Power Armor CaliberX Advanced Recon Thermal Nightvision Glowing Ghouls FO OK DYNAVISION 3 DALCO Junk-O-Matic NV Mission Mojave – Ultimate Edition Yukichigai Unofficial Patch – YUP Inventory Assistant – iAssist Flashlight NVSE NVInteriors Project

The list could go on, However i think these are enough to pain an image of what mods could be causing the most issues. Most issues are mainly compatibility & DLC issues, NVSE heavy mods.

Game Load – Load Order Error – Fix:

Recently been getting a few issues with an error on loading Fallout: New Vegas related to the load order. It seems to be linked to a new mod I’ve recently tried, However after uninstalling all my mods im still getting the load-order error. How i fixed this was to Verify your game via Steam -> Steam Library -> Fallout: New Vegas -> Right Click -> Properties -> Verify Game Cache. After finishing the download DO NOT launch your game with any mods enabled. Disable all your mods (Via Data or NMM, *Don’t need to uninstall them) make sure you keep Fallout:New Vegas & your DLC enabled in the Load-order! Then launch your game WITH the original .exe file (Do NOT launch with Fallout:NV 4G or the NVSE launcher) I used Steam to launch Fallout. After you do this let the game load up to the main screen, If the game loads fine then re-enable your mods and continue playing as usual using your usual launcher. If it continues giving you the error i got, Verify your cache again, and try again. After doing this it tend to fix it for me.

My Load-Order

This part of the guide can be skipped this is just an example for users asking help on loadorders.

This is my working load order for my current Fallout: New Vegas game. As you see i use alot of mods and yet i barely crash.

This load order may contain mods not shown in this guide and is purly to provide a visual sight into how i have my loadorder setup.

Load Order:

FalloutNV.esm DeadMoney.esm HonestHearts.esm OldWorldBlues.esm LonesomeRoad.esm GunRunnersArsenal.esm CaravanPack.esm NVInteriors_Core.esm IWS-Core.esm Project Nevada – Core.esm Project Nevada – Cyberware.esp Project Nevada – Equipment.esm Project Nevada – Extra Options.esm Project Nevada – Rebalance.esp iHUD.esm AWorldOfPain(Preview).esm Sortomatic.esm ELECTRO-CITY – CompletedWorkorders.esm ELECTRO-CITY – Highways and Byways.esm Primary Needs HUD.esm The New Bison Steve Hotel.esm oHUD.esm JIP Selective-Fire.esm More Perks.esm More Perks for Companions.esm More Perks for Dead Money.esm More Perks for Honest Hearts.esm More Perks for Old World Blues.esm More Traits.esm YUP – Base Game + All DLC.esm FCOMaster.esm NVInteriors_ComboEdition.esm NevadaSkies.esm NVWillow.esp Afterschool Special.esm DFB – Random Encounters.esm Weapons.of.the.New.Millenia.esm DFB – Random Encounters – Update – MCM.esp DarNifiedUINV.esp NevadaSkies – Ultimate DLC Edition.esp IWS-Core-Guards.esp IWS-Core-Patrols.esp IWS-Core-Civilians.esp IWS-DM.esp IWS-HH.esp IWS-OWB.esp IWS-LR.esp Portable Tent.esp HiddenBunker.esp iAssist.esp PracticeMakesPerfect.esp WeaponModsExpanded.esp WMX-PreOrderPackCaravan.esp CASM.esp EVE FNV – ALL DLC.esp EVE FNV – NO GRA.esp EVE FNV – NO DLC.esp FPSWeaponWheel.esp Quick Trade.esp DALCO Junk-O-Matic NV.esp JIP Realistic Weapon Overheating.esp ManualReload.esp JIP Fast-Travel Anywhere.esp Faster Terminals.esp More Perks Update.esp More Perks for Companions Update.esp More Perks for Dead Money Update.esp More Perks for Honest Hearts Update.esp More Perks for Old World Blues Update.esp More Traits Update.esp Quicker PipBoy Light-0_4Sec.esp ammoingredientsloot.esp Bullet Impact Increased LOD.esp FeelingIrradiated.esp DrugsAreBadMKay.esp AG Supplementary Uniques-AllInOne.esp AG Supplementary Uniques-GRA.esp Easy Unlocking and Easy Hacking and Guaranteed Pick Pocket.esp The Mod Configuration Menu.esp Cheaper Repair Vendors.esp FP gun follows crosshairs.esp RWD-NV v1.4 [Standard Version].esp Project Nevada – EVE All DLC.esp Project Nevada – EVE No DLC.esp Project Nevada – EVE No GRA.esp Project Nevada – WMX.esp NoCombatMusic.esp XFO – 9dc – Enemies – NPC Healing – high.esp Project Nevada – Cyberware Additions.esp Project Nevada – Rebalance Complete.esp Project Nevada – All DLC.esp XFO – 9a – Enemies – AI revamp.esp NVSkies Dusty Distance Patch.esp ELECTRO-CITY – Inventory Sorters Compatibility Patch – RegularCATEYEvalue.esp ftpcam.esp True Leaning.esp Runner.esp WeaponJamming.esp WMX-DLCMerged.esp WMX-EVE-AllDLCMerged.esp SignatureWeapons.esp SignatureArmor.esp NCRTrooperOverhaul.esp Burning CampFire.esp YUP – NPC Fixes (Base Game + All DLC).esp MTB.esp Light Step ED-E.esp FCO.esp pipboyx6.esp The Weapon Mod Menu.esp FCO – HD Teeth.esp FalloutNVCheatTerminal.esp Unique skill Magazines.esp Unique Items & CollectablesNOPERKS.esp Vinyl Collection Bonus Pack.esp Ultimate NES Collection.esp ManualReload-OldWorldBlues.esp Collectable NES Games Bonus Pack.esp LFox Missing Ammo Recipes.esp LFox Missing Ammo Recipes GRA DLC.esp LFox Missing Ammo Recipes HH DLC.esp outsidebets.esp rotfacetoriches.esp kochandbohr.esp avangraffscorned.esp athornysituation.esp betsybrahmin.esp awilderwasteland.esp Pacersgambit.esp originalintroExtended.esp LFox Bottle That Water.esp DYNAVISION 3.esp Boacombat2glove.esp boa ncrpahelmet.esp WMX-ArenovalisTextures.esp Weapons.of.the.New.Millenia.Leveled.Lists.esp Weapons.of.the.New.Millenia.Store.esp Weapons.of.the.New.Millenia.Honest.Hearts.Grunt.Patch.esp resurrector.esp Reactive People – Ultimatum.esp My Merg Patch.esp JIP Companions Command & Control.esp


Visual – User Interface

UIO – User Interface Organizer[www.nexusmods.com] Required for installing any UI or HUD mods as it fixes alot of CTD issues.
Unified HUD Project – uHUD [www.nexusmods.com] When using multiple mods that change the in game HUD a lot of problems start to appear. This mod helps solve most HUD related problems. Re-install this mod every time you install any form of UI mod. Would highly advice switching to “UIO – User Interface Organizer” however this mod still works.
Darnified UI v4[forums.bethsoft.com] Possibility the best UI mod out there to date. However the install is a little more difficult as it requires you to edit config files for the UI to work correctly. Due to this i wouldn’t recommend this mod to any one that doesn’t know how to edit the files required.
MTUI [www.nexusmods.com] My second best UI i would recommend. That can be installed with the Nexus Mod Manager and needs no advanced edits.
Shiloh DS – Clean Pipboy Screen[www.nexusmods.com] Cleans up your pip-boy and allows you to alter parts of it.

Visual – Heads-up Display

One HUD – oHUD [www.nexusmods.com] An all in one HUD. Contains 3 HUD mods. Links below incase you wish to use one specific mod. Dont install iHud, aHud, pHUD. While oHUD is installed else your game will crash.
Immersive HUD – iHUD[www.nexusmods.com] Auto Hiding UI.
Adjustable HUD – aHUD[www.nexusmods.com] Move UI elements.
Primary Needs HUD – pHUD[www.nexusmods.com] Optional displays: Rads, Water, Food, Sleep, Clock, Fatigue

Visual – Camera

New Vegas – Enhanced Camera[www.nexusmods.com] Enables a visible body and player shadows when in first person.
Fallout Camera Auto Switch Sides[www.nexusmods.com] Allows you to switch your Camera position from right to left on the fly while in 3rd person. *Notice: Wont work with “Centered 3rd Person Camera”.
Centered 3rd Person Camera [www.nexusmods.com] Centered 3rd person camera, Instead of the standard camera.


Effects – Graphics & Textures

Notice: There’s an issue with the Archive Invalidation, where installing mods some times turns it off. After installing texture mods make sure you Toggle Invalidation on and off to fix texture issues.

Textures Packs

Large texture packs.

NMC’s – Texture Pack [www.nexusmods.com] Performance, Low, Medium, Large Res Texture packs available use the appropriate texture pack for your computer.
POCO BUENO – Texture Pack [www.nexusmods.com] The best Hi-Res Texture pack available for use with high end computers only.

Textures Packs – Boosters

Small texture packs.
Install one of the above main texture packs from above and then install the below textures below & choose to overwrite.

Clear Windows [www.nexusmods.com] Windows that work.
Wasteland Flora Overhaul [www.nexusmods.com] Medium Res Texture pack for all Flora. Grass, Trees, Bushes
HD Glass Impact Decals[www.nexusmods.com] HD Glass Impact Decals.
HD Smoky Fire and Explosions[www.nexusmods.com] HD Smoky Fire and Explosions.
Yams Pinup Parade[www.nexusmods.com] Adds a lot of posters to the wasteland making it feel more alive.
HQ Dust Storm FX[www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res re-texture for the dust storms. May have a negative effect on performance.
Improved LOD Noise Texture[www.nexusmods.com] Improved distant LOD noise textures.

Re-textures – Weapons
Weapon Re-texture Project – WRP [www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res Weapon Textures as you see them on your character in first person.
Hi-Res World View Weapon Textures [www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res Weapon Textures as you see them in the world. (Not when your using them)
Weapon Animation Replacers FOMOD[www.nexusmods.com] Replaced weapon animations. Make sure you read the mod page on how to install this mod. Don’t download directly from the website to NMM.

Re-textures – Items
Wasteland clothing Hires retexture[www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res re-texture for most amours & clothes.
Magazine Redux[www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res re-texture for all Magazines.
Bornagain NV the Book Of Water [www.nexusmods.com] The Book Of Steel: Armor – Re-textures The Book of Flesh: Creatures – Re-textures
Ranger Helmet Neck Cover [www.nexusmods.com] Minor tweak to the texture for the Ranger’s Helmet. To cover the neck up.
NCR Trooper Overhaul Beta [www.nexusmods.com] Re-texture of most of the NCR Troopers uniforms + special uniforms make you NCR while wearing them.

Re-textures – Misc

Teeth[www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res re-texture for all NPC’s Teeth.
Fallout Character Overhaul[www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res re-texture for all NPC’s faces in the game.
Fallout New Vegas Redesigned 3[www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res re-texture of most Quest & main NPC’s faces in the game. A major improvement. *Notice: When installing “Redesigned 3” follow the Installation notes. Requires: “Fallout Character Overhaul 2.3.1”
Omnis Hi-Res Pip-Boy 3000[www.nexusmods.com] HD custom PipBoy looks great.

Effects – Visual

DYNAVISION 3[www.nexusmods.com] All in one visual package. Contains 3 visual mods. Links below incase you wish to use one specific mod. Dont install IMAGINATOR, CINEMATECH, Directors Chair. While DYNAVISION 3 is installed else your game will crash.
The IMAGINATOR – Visual Control Device [www.nexusmods.com] Allows you to controll your ingame Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Light Output, Depth-of-Field, Focus, Motion Blur. Making the game look completely different.
CINEMATECH – Film Grains and Styles[www.nexusmods.com] Allows you to add special screen effects to your game. As in the name “Film Grains and Styles”.
Directors Chair – Total Visual Control Device[www.nexusmods.com] Allows you to control your ingame visuals even more.
EVE – Essential Visual Enhancements [www.nexusmods.com] Adds a lot of visual enhancements to Lasers & Plasma Weapons along side new critical strike visual effects.
Enhanced Blood Textures[www.nexusmods.com] Hi-Res Re-texture & Enhances all the blood visual effects in the game. Also adds screen effects when damaged.
Burning Campfire [www.nexusmods.com] Makes campfires actual burn with when you use them.

Effects – Weather

Nevada Skies – Weather Effects BETA [www.nexusmods.com] Adds a dynamic weather & night system.
ELECTRO-CITY – Relighting the Wasteland [www.nexusmods.com] This mod adds new street lights and light sources to the wasteland. Must have mod for any one using Nevada Skies or any night mods.
Interior Lighting Overhaul [www.nexusmods.com] Makes interiors a lot darker and gives your pip-boy light an actual use.
FNV Realistic Wasteland Lighting [www.nexusmods.com] Makes the game look and feel more realistic and alot better. A must have mod. Works with nevada Skies.


Gameplay – Core

Project Nevada [www.nexusmods.com] Project Nevada revamps most of Fallout: New Vegas. Dynamic Crosshair, Bullet Time, Sprinting, Grenade Hot-keys, Variable Zooms, Helmet Visor Overlays, Enhanced Stealth, Enhanced Vision, Explosive Entry, Inventory Sorters, Chargeable Weapons, Player Implants (Cyberware), Full Game Re-balance, New Weapons & Armor & many more.
Realistic Weapons Damages – New Vegas[www.nexusmods.com] Realistic Weapon Damages. NPC’s no longer survive head shots.
Enemy AI – Tactics – NPC Healing [www.nexusmods.com] Full AI Revamp. AI Heal, us cover, use smarter tactics and teamwork along with more creature differences.
The Mod Configuration Menu [www.nexusmods.com] The Mod Configuration Menu, Is a mod that allows you to configer mods in game with out the use of the console. A lot simpler and a lot easier way to set up mods in game. Make sure you get the update!
CASM with MCM [www.nexusmods.com] A better Auto Save Mod.
More – Perks,Traits + Companion Perks [www.nexusmods.com] More perks for every kind of player.
Practice Makes Perfect [www.nexusmods.com] Ever leveled twice and then maxed a skill set out? well no more! with this mod you no longer get skill points to spend instead they increase when you use the specific skills.
Drugs Are Bad Mkay [www.nexusmods.com] Because Drugs are Bad Mkay! Use of drugs give visual side effects.
DALCO Junk-O-Matic NV [www.nexusmods.com] This mod cleans up all the junk & clutter around you and places them into a container that you can access at any time to check. Items such as: Empty Cans/Empty Bottles/Ashtrays/Coffee Mugs & others junk & clutter. *Major Performance increase noticed while using this mod*
More Realistic Aiming [www.nexusmods.com] Adds weapons sway to your weapons depending on your condition of your character.
JIP Selective-Fire [www.nexusmods.com] With this mod your able to make Automatic weapons be Single Shot or Burst fire. With increased benefits with doing so.
JIP Realistic Weapon Overheating [www.nexusmods.com] Adds a bit of realism to your weapons. With this mod you cant fire them indefinitely with no penalties.
JIP Fast-Travel Anywhere with Random Encounters [www.nexusmods.com] Don’t get this mod wrong, Its not Fast Traveling as you know it. You can actually move to any where you want. Not specific map markers. However you do get random encounters, that can get you killed.
The Weapon Mod Menu [www.nexusmods.com] Allows you to see what weapon mods are available for weapon with out having the mod it self. Also allows you to add & remove a weapon mod from a weapon. instead of the weapon mod being permanently attached to that weapon.
Weapon Mods Expanded – WMX [www.nexusmods.com] Adds a lot of new weapon mods to the world.
Ammo Ingredients as Loot [www.nexusmods.com] This mod should have made it into my Core Mods & Game-play section. However i just feel like its a cheat in some way due to the amount you get from looting. Rewards you for searching which i like i just wish it didn’t give as much as it does. Could be because i search every thing though..
Runner [www.nexusmods.com] A mod that allows you to run slightly increase your speed over time when your out doors. The speed is limited and its not game breaking. However I’m not 100% sure if i like this mod or not it feels a little bit cheaty but at the same time i kinda like it…

Gameplay – Bug Fixes

Mission Mojave – Ultimate Edition [www.nexusmods.com] This mod fixes over 27,000 bugs for Fallout: New Vegas such as flying objects,clipping,broken scripts,mission fixes and so much more.
Yukichigai Unofficial Patch – YUP [www.nexusmods.com] Fallout New Vegas, Unofficial Patch – community patch (Not an official patch) fix’s a lot of problems with Fallout New Vegas. May cause issues a lot of mods.
Bullet Impact Increased LOD [www.nexusmods.com] Allows you to see the bullet impact while shoot at longer distances.

Gameplay – Time Saving

Quick Trade [www.nexusmods.com] Quick Trade is more of a convenience then any thing else, instead of having to talk to an NPC to trade you can just right click at him to instantly bring up his trade menu.
Inventory Assistant – iAssist [www.nexusmods.com] Probability the best mod I use. With this mod you can pick up all items that are close to your cursor automatically by holding down your E Key instead of having to pick them up individually, However the best part of it is you can also use this mod to automatically store all your items of a specific kind into a container by holding down E at a container.
FPS Weapon Wheel [www.nexusmods.com] Allows the use of your mouse wheel to switch weapons.
Faster Terminals [www.nexusmods.com] Makes you interact with terminals faster.
Quicker Pip-Boy Light [www.nexusmods.com] Takes less time to enable your Pip-Boy Light. (Recommend the 4 Second Version)
Brighter Larger Radius Pip-Boy Light[www.nexusmods.com] Helps make things easy, when playing at night.


Content – Companions

JIP Companions Command and Control [www.nexusmods.com] Companion HUD that shows your companions Health & current command. Command your companions to Lockpick, Loot, Heal, Walk to & Guard The mod also comes with alot of companion related options in the MCM menu, Such as “Infinite Companion Ammo”, “Unlimited Companions”, “All Companions Essential”, “Companion Home Marker ” & “Companion Dressup”
Light Step, ED-E[www.nexusmods.com] Because ED-E is well flying….
The Storyteller Companion – Official Mod of The ShoddyCast [www.nexusmods.com] A must have companion. This companion comes with his own companion ED-NA who will over time interect with objects and the companion him self. The main companion is fully-voiced and provide him with Pre-War books and he’ll provide you with 1 out of 50 fallout lore videos inside the ingame it self!
Russell[www.nexusmods.com] The only true companion mod that fits Fallout New Vegas well from my view. This companion requires The Someguy Series[www.nexusmods.com].

Re-texture – Companion
KORs Lily-NCR [www.nexusmods.com] Re-texture for Lily. Ever hate how Lily looks? yeah me too. This mod changers that.
ED-E Retexture[www.nexusmods.com] Re-texture for ED-E Vanilla HD
Hectrol ED-E Deluxe HR Retex[www.nexusmods.com] Re-texture for ED-E.

Content – Player Homes

Portable Tent [www.nexusmods.com] Allows purchase of a Backpack that allows you to deploy it into a Portable Tent. Has the best inventory sorting system I’ve seen in any mod. (Drop the backpack -> Stealth -> Pickup to deploy)
Mobile Truck Base [www.nexusmods.com] Adds a mobile truck home. Has a little problem with companions getting in the way due to the size but other wise a great player home.
Underwater Home [www.nexusmods.com] Rated Best house mod on nexus.
Underground Hideout [www.nexusmods.com] Rated Second Best house mod. Major CTD issues for me.
Mobile Vault [www.nexusmods.com] Working mobile vault truck.
Hidden Bunker[www.nexusmods.com] A small well themed bunker with every thing you would need to survive.

Content – New Items & Weapons

Weapons of the New Millenia[www.nexusmods.com] Millenia Weapon Pack. Must Have.
AG Supplementary Uniques [www.nexusmods.com] Adds a lot of Unique weapons to the wasteland if your like me and like adventuring this mod is for you. There’s nothing like getting rewarded for adventuring.
105 Unique Skill Magazines [www.nexusmods.com] Adds 105 Unique Skill Magazines. That give different amounts of skill points on use, and some that provide permanent effects as long as there in your inventory.
Unique Items and Collectibles[www.nexusmods.com] Adds over 100+ high quality collectible items to the wasteland. Unique Books, Whiskey, Poker Chips and many more. However the best part of this mod is that there’s special unique items that provide a benefits other then just looking cool such as the “Aladdin Lamp” which will gives you 50 Caps every time you pick it up. (can be repeated).
Signature Weapons[www.nexusmods.com] Select a gun to level up along side you! Hate how you have to change a gun you like out for a more higher power gun? This mod stops that as your chosen gun levels up the more you use it.
Signature Armors[www.nexusmods.com] Select a armor to level up along side you! Have a peace of armor you love but its no good in combat? Not any more!

Content – New Lands & Extended Play

A World Of Pain [www.nexusmods.com] Largest new worlds content mod available for Fallout New Vegas. Adds: New – Buildings, Interiors, Bases, Caves, Sewers, Massive Linked complexes. New – Quests New – Tougher Enemies New – NPCs New – NPC Dialogue New – Vendors New – Weapons (Special Weapon’s M) New – Armor (Special Armor’s M) New – Music & Ambient Sounds DLC Support
The New Bison Steve Hotel and Lucky Casino[www.nexusmods.com] Run the Bison Steve in Prim! Probably the most balanced mod I’ve seen. Perfect for starting a new game with as you basically need to complete the main quest line to get this casino up and working. Adds well over 4+ hours into the game if not playing from fresh.
New Vagas Bounties I [www.nexusmods.com] Brilliant mod. Cant fault it at all. Adds a new building to the world where you can pick up Bounties to kill people for Caps. Whats impressive is this mods fully voiced by the author and works so well with the Fallout: New Vegas world. Now im sure your thinking that sounds a little over powered getting paid caps for killing some one. Don’t get me wrong here the bounties you go after are like min-boss’s to kill, there hard. and some times there in groups of four or more that jumping you after exiting an area.
IWS-Increased Wasteland Spawns [www.nexusmods.com] (Balanced) My favorite mod. Increases the spawns of creatures and NPCs. More things to kill is never bad.
VVV – Very Voracious Vermin[www.nexusmods.com] (Hard) Adds many new creatures to the game.
Monster Mod[www.nexusmods.com] (Very Hard) Adds many new creatures to the game.
DFB – Random Encounters [www.nexusmods.com] (Balanced+) This mod is fairly balanced, it adds the o crap im going to die if i don’t fight this right. Randomly Encounter special mobs while traveling, Enclave, Creatures, Deathclaw all based on your level. So no Deathclaw or Encave face rolls at level one.. Dont forget to get the update for MCM support.
Fallout: New Vegas – Uncut (Cut Content)

Re-adds content that was originally cut from the game before release. Check the website linked for a better discripton on what these mods do.


Optional Mods

A lot of the mods in this section are not recommended and are purely for bug fixing and general stupidity on my behalf while playing.

Fallout NV Cheat Terminal Redux[www.nexusmods.com] Because using the console disables achievements. Using this avoids disabling achievements due to using the console and having to restart your game.
The Resurrector[www.nexusmods.com] Allows you to Resurrect dead NPC’s back to life. Yes this can be done by console. Using this avoids disabling achievements due to using the console and having to restart your game.
THE5 Combat Assistant – Better than any Nightvision etc[www.nexusmods.com] Adds: Nightvision, Thermal, Neuronal-Electric, Combat Assist.
Toggler MCM [www.nexusmods.com] Allows you to enable / disable passive perks such as Bloody Mess, Animal Friend that can get annoying over time.
Flashlight NVSE[www.nexusmods.com] Adds Flashlights to the game: Head, Shoulder, Belt, Handheld.
Easy Unlocking – Easy Hacking – Guaranteed Pick Pocket [www.nexusmods.com] Kinda game breaking if you haven’t played Fallout: New Vegas before. Wouldn’t advice using unless you want a quick run though the game. Makes you able to force locks 100%, Guaranteed Pick Pocket and hacking computers only have one word to hack.
Missing Ammo Recipes [newvegas.nexusmods.com] Yet another mod that could have made it into my Core Mods & Game-play section. This mod allows you to craft all ammo types. Armor Piercing and Hollow Point rounds.. I still haven’t made my mind up about this mod. Especially with “Ammo Ingredients as Loot” installed.
Significantly Cheaper Vendor Repairs[www.nexusmods.com] Because 800 caps to repair a pistol is well…

Total Conversion

Fallout: Project Brazil[www.nexusmods.com] Total Conversion. Not yet played or Tested.
Tale of Two Wastelands (TTW)[taleoftwowastelands.com] Allows you to play Fallout 3 while still playing Fallout: New Vegas. Requires: Fallout 3 installed.


Community Suggested Mods

So, As a result of people asking why “x” mod isnt on this guide, I have decided to create a “Community Suggested Mods” to the guide, This section will be purly for mods that the community has recommended. Not my self.

If you have a mod that you would like to see on this list, Please comment with the name and link (if possible) to the mod. Please try to keep all links/downloads to the offical Nexus website, To prevent the linking of harmful files.

*Please note, Since these mods are Community choosen mods, I probley wont be able to provide any support for any of the mods in this section, Other then my general mod knowledge.

Fallout 4 Quickloot for New Vegas[www.nexusmods.com] Adds the Quick loot menu from Fallout 4, to Fallout: New Vegas. Suggested by: Yummychickenblue
Milton and Hans[www.nexusmods.com] A radroach companion mod, With a twist! Suggested by: Quality Omelets