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Fallout 4 Mod List and Load Order Guide (BiRaitBec Modlist)

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#1 BiRaitBec



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 02:42 AM

This is just a import from the official Nexus Site mod page. All text bugs and issues will be fixed with the time being.
This Mod List and Load Order Guide is the fully detailed and explained process to achieve a Great Fallout 4 Modding experience at smooth fps and close to Bethesda's Fallout 4 Game Idea.

{-The Most Complete, Performance Friendly and Endorsed for Fallout 4-}


Click on the VOTE button near the Endorse one

 - This would be a great achievement after months of daily updating this project, and since we reached a great overhaul, i'd really like that more people at least try this.


 - Fallout 4 
 - All Dlcs (NO HD TEXTURE PACK) - To disable that HD Pack you just need to untick it from the steam library page, where all downloaded contents are displayed. It gives no balance between quality/performance. They are not such great textures to excuse such performance loss
Lets make a scheme:
Vanilla textures: 7/10 quality and 5/10 performance  - HD official pack= 7.7 and 3 - Texture Mods= 6.9 and 8
 - A Beginning Knowledge of Nexus Site, Mod Organizer/Nexus Mod Manager, Personal Folders Directories and Modding.


1) Modlist is in Order, Loot can be used only to make it sort masters (esm), plugins (esp) must stay in this order.

2) Overwrite Everything. if i don't say different.

3) Green Mods are a Must Have or Highly Recommended Mods that i want you to install if you follow this modlist. 

4) Orange Mods are Optional Recommended but that people can skip freely to enhance performance, stability or to play an intended way.

5) Do Not Install Everything! This Modlist is not meant to be installed All, start with Green mods if you don't know how much you can handle, and then if your performance stay high you can start with easy Orange mods, 1 or 2 per step, you can install more settlements mods over clothes mods and so on, more clothes over weapons. If you have a great pc system then try to install more. I Never Recommend to go over the 150 plugins, better around 130 or less.

6) Read the Official Mods Description to know how a mod works in-game, leave an endorsment to that mod if you loved it and donate that author if you can or want.

7) If you see not text near a mod then you just have to install the main file only, of your preference if there are more.

8) This Mod-List is tested and meant to be played on Survival Difficult. It may be unbalanced in Others.

9) Test the modlist each 2 steps to see if it's working. I recommend you to install my clean saves file, but they are meant only for graphic and performance preview.

10) If you have doubts or you are not sure what you doing, Just Ask, its better to improve modding knowledge and to avoid useless mistakes.

11) If your Comments are deleted, it means you are not under the Rules, see Sticky Post!

STEP 0: Tools and Optimization

STEP 1: Textures Optimization

STEP 2: Base Mods

STEP 3: User Interface

STEP 4: Audio


STEP 5: Gameplay

STEP 6: Player & Npcs

STEP 7: Clothes & Accessories

STEP 8: Factions

STEP 9: Weapons & Gadgets

STEP 10: Animations

STEP 11: Visual Improvements

STEP 12: Settlements


STEP 13: Environment

 Radrose Usability Enhancement - Download the main file and install it. During installer Just click next till end.

STEP 14: ENB & Graphic 

STEP 15: Last Optimization

Use this section only if you still suffer performance or you want more fps


Leave an Endorsement to these mods and kudos to authors.
They kindly shared their work to make installation process easier and faster for all.

 Optimized Textures - Repack:
 - Westeland 512 Textures Reloaded by darthanimal
 - Optimized Vanilla Textures by MysticalFlare

 Various Textures - Repack:
 - Vivid Fallout Landscapes - Trees - Roads and Bridges - Rocks by Hein84
 - Vault 111 Exit 2K Retexture by shyzofreny
 - Wasteland Creatures Redone by DOOMBASED and stabcops
 - Bottles Labels Overhaul, Grey Tortoise Cigarette Overhaul by BlastoLho
 - Rusty Fridge Retexture by CorenseWolf
 - Less shitty industrial wall lights by Ablaze666
​ - Black vertibird by akalor
 - All Weapons HD, Evil Institute HD by bLaCkShAd0w
​ - More Realistic Pipe Weapons by AlexSlesh
 - Tapeless Hunting Rifle Stock by Rakul
 - Assault Rifle Retexture AR-51 by DeviousMeth0ds
 - Improved holotapes, Improved Road Signs, HD Item Retextures, Improved Flags, by ClearanceClarence
 - Suitcase Texture Replacer by wscottling and OpusGames 
 - Pool Table HD, Monkey Trap HD, Camo Trapper Armor by mm137
 - Proto VaultSuit by nitronizer
 - Combat Armor Retexture by Leyr  (As of perms tab in this mod i can include it since there's no money gain, if you want it removed PM me)
 - Ammo Retexture by jorhadoq

ENB by Boris Vorontsov
MasterEffect and DOF by Marty McFly



Edited by TechAngel85, 26 March 2019 - 06:25 PM.

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#2 Yougurt



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 06:29 PM

Great guide! Thank you so much. i think its the first time ive had a fallout 4 moded experience without crashing to desktop every 30 minutes!

Started two days ago ( from nexus) have 15 hours played and all goes really well ( even with the 187 plugins installed, going against your advice here ;) ) and added just a small mod to hack terminals)

Instructions were clear, just skipped the 2 nvidia steps ( ATI here ). My only question is regarding loot. What is the best way to just order esm's and leve the esp alone. Wasnt able to find any info online about this and would like to add a mod or two aditionaly!

great work and thanks again!
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#3 BiRaitBec



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:49 PM

Well, i don't think you need to load order that much, everything is working like it should. Tough many people like to have ESM files at the beginning of load order. 


What i suggest you is to use LOOT if ever you wanna order properly. So that all the ESM plugins get ordered at the best.


LOOT anyway, is really a mess on huge modlists, like this one, so i never suggest to leave completely the automatic order from LOOT.



So you should sort everything with LOOT, then close and open again Nexus mod manager if you have it opened during LOOT sorting. This way on the plugins tab, on the left side of nexus mod manager window, you have all the plugins ordered as LOOT said. 


Leaving the ESM plugins you should manually order all plugins you see as my modlist. So there's a plugin from a mod? i put it in that exact same order as shown. 


It will take a bit, you can even not use loot and manually set ESM plugins only at the beginning of the load order. So you just select the esm you have to order and you bring him up at the bottom of the esms you see at the beginning.

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#4 BiRaitBec



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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:55 PM


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#5 Yougurt



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Posted 11 August 2017 - 11:44 AM

Thank you very much for the fast answer!
Ill continue checking the nexus on forum!

Once again tks and good job!
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#6 Barachiel



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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:46 PM

This is a great guide.  I'm using it currently, and it's very stable.  It's also easy to expand upon, as I've added about 3-4 dozen extra mods after making sure everything was kosher, and so far I've seen only very minor issues, all from my added mods.

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#7 BiRaitBec



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Posted 02 February 2018 - 08:58 AM

Thanks, of course, since i cannot update the mod list in this site, i recommend you to visit the nexus link the top of the page and see the updated one in there.

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#8 theApe



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:41 AM

Really nice to see this guide. Will go through the updated one on Nexus tonight, using Mod organzer 2 instead of NMM :)

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#9 easyrider1988



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Posted 08 February 2018 - 05:37 AM

Great guide BiRaitBec, I'm installing it now with MO2 without any problems so far.

A small note - you forgot to include Looks Menu in the updated version in Step 4.1


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#10 BiRaitBec



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Posted 10 February 2018 - 06:26 PM

no its not forgotten.

After some time i decide to do a slimming version of the modlist, till 5.0 and there happened that i just kept the essential.

The 5.0 version is coming really soon and has it included. i ll probably post a new updated topic in here aswell when it will be released.

stay tuned.

For MO2, no problem at all, i think NMM do the work really easily and i never had problems with it. Soon will be released the new vortex, sequel of nexus mod manager, and we hope for the better.
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#11 theApe



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:21 AM

Really enjoying this mod setup, but of course I ignored your suggestion of !>170 mods, haha. I just can´t help myself, and I´ve basically gone through 3000 mods on nexus looking for things that sounded neat. if after a couple of play hours don´t have any glaring issues I´ll post my setup. Using mod organizer and it works stellar. MergePlugins is vital for huge modlists, too:P

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