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Should I clean the DLC master Files For New Vegas?

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#1 wimpymilkdrinker



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 07:56 PM

Yes or No? Some guides I've been reading say to do it. Yet some people say not to do it or the game will break. 

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:52 PM

In discussions with a lot of modders on this very topic lately, I've come to the conclusion that cleaning masters is a pointless exercise. There may be some small benefit for Skyrim to do so, but for all other games I see no benefit in doing so.


Some overhauls, such as Tale of Two Wastelands, actually require you to have vanilla DLC plugins otherwise their installer will not be able to create the correct plugins.


Some of the guides ask you to do so but I feel these are largely based on a kind or "herd mentality" in that, "everyone else was doing it so why not?"


For general modding of specific games like FNV or FO3 your game may not break but it probably won't run better/faster/smoother/longer either.

#3 wimpymilkdrinker



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:31 PM

Thanks, I decided not to clean them for now.

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