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raddevon
18-06-2011, 01:19 AM
A mention of Fallout: New Vegas and modification thereof in the comments of this (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/06/17/what-games-will-you-play-this-weekend/#comment-page-2) post reminded me that I really want to go back to that game. I played for a couple of hours just after release and fizzled out. The mod mentioned is Project Nevada which sounds interesting, but I'm not crazy about the idea of increased difficulty since I love the exploration aspects of the Fallout games more than challenge.

Can you recommend some mods or even convince me that I should give this Project Nevada thing a shot?

somini
18-06-2011, 01:28 AM
http://www.newvegasnexus.com/
In case you don't know.

New Vegas Bounties: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37310
Better Crosshair: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=36789
Misc Items Icons: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=34737
Cigarettes Replacement: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37339
Cowboy Repeater Retextured: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=37293
Varmint Rifle Retextured: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=35189
Freeside shortcut: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=39352
Lock Bombing: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=38653
Bottle That Water: http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=34840 (essential, how can this not be in the game?)

This is what I used in my first playthrough. It's almost vanilla, just a few quirks...

Sceptrum
18-06-2011, 01:42 AM
Centered 3rd Person Camera - If you wish to zoom out more when in 3rd person.

CONELRAD - Custom radio station. The DJ that is infrequently talking isn't good, but I find the music to fit the game very well. Personally I find the Radios in Fallout New Vegas to have very few songs and DJ announcements compared to Fallout 3. Conelrad has a nice selection.

If you google Recommended Fallout New Vegas mods, there should be some lists written by PC Gamer and some others.

BenWah
18-06-2011, 02:54 AM
The most important patch you can get is the community bugfix patch, and unfortunately its stuck in limbo
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http://www.newvegasnexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=38326
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http://www.thenexusforums.com/index.php?/topic/272139-community-bugfix-compilation-continued-endorsements/page__st__420

vinraith
18-06-2011, 03:22 AM
I've always found increased difficulty, in the form of scarcer supplies and harsher survival requirements, motivates exploration as one needs to scrounge more and explore more to find the things one needs. Fallout Wanderer's Edition, the mod by the Project Nevada folks for Fallout 3, is the best thing that ever happened in that game in that it constantly drives you to explore new places to find food, drink, medicine, and ammunition, it turns the whole thing into this marvelous survival game.

Project Nevada, unfortunately, isn't quite there yet. It makes hardcore mode a tiny bit hardcore, but I haven't had to go very far out of my way to keep myself comfortably loaded up on food, water, ammo, and meds. I'm hoping they'll make a harder variant of it by the time I wish to play through the game again, but for now it'll do.

To be honest, though, if you bounced off the vanilla game, I doubt Project Nevada is going to fix that for you. Right now, anyway, it's simply too subtle. If you have FO3, you might actually be better off trying FWE, if a first person post-apocalyptic survival RPG sounds like your kind of thing.

raddevon
18-06-2011, 03:46 AM
The most important patch you can get is the community bugfix patch, and unfortunately its stuck in limbo

Thanks! I found a copy that is supposed to work with the latest patch and the DLC.
http://www.ravenmodding.terminal47.net/?file_id=41

Kablooie
18-06-2011, 03:46 AM
I play the hardcore mode, which still isn't hard, really, but adds dehydration, starvation, and ammo weight.

Project Nevada consists of several mods, a few are ready. It also requires the script extender, which I'm not crazy about adding, but has to be involved to achieve certain effects & modifications. I'll probably install it when it's a matured a bit more.

I like CONELRAD and New Vegas Bounties. Centered 3rd person camera, too. Of course I use FOMM (Fallout Mod Manager).

raddevon
18-06-2011, 03:48 AM
To be honest, though, if you bounced off the vanilla game, I doubt Project Nevada is going to fix that for you. Right now, anyway, it's simply too subtle. If you have FO3, you might actually be better off trying FWE, if a first person post-apocalyptic survival RPG sounds like your kind of thing.

I would like to try something like this for kicks. I have never been one to try especially hard to challenge myself in games, but perhaps this sort of challenge would be good for me. I need to broaden my horizons, see what I'm capable of... become a man!

vinraith
18-06-2011, 03:53 AM
I play the hardcore mode, which still isn't hard, really, but adds dehydration, starvation, and ammo weight.

Project Nevada consists of several mods, a few are ready. It also requires the script extender, which I'm not crazy about adding, but has to be involved to achieve certain effects & modifications. I'll probably install it when it's a matured a bit more.

I like CONELRAD and New Vegas Bounties. Centered 3rd person camera, too. Of course I use FOMM (Fallout Mod Manager).

Yeah, if you're not in a hurry I'd recommend waiting. It doesn't seem particularly buggy at this point, but it simply doesn't offer the kind of significant changes and challenges I was hoping for from the FWE guys. I'm sure it'll get there, it's just not there yet.

wcaypahwat
18-06-2011, 06:32 AM
I'm currently playing with the mods listed here (just texture/shader updates)

http://blog.fileplanet.com/2011/01/18/new-vegas-light-life/

http://blog.fileplanet.com/2010/11/23/new-vegas-guns-now-more-shiny/

http://blog.fileplanet.com/2010/12/14/new-vegas-mods-yes-man-approved/

and

http://www.fileplanet.com/217377/210000/fileinfo/Fallout:-New-Vegas---Moddable-Unique-Weapons-Mod

Squiz
18-06-2011, 12:12 PM
Surprised that Wulf hasn't already posted his long and thorougly elaborate mod list here:
http://www.guildwars2guru.com/forum/fallout-new-vegas-t10510.html

You might also want to check out this link to the old RPS forum for some experiences of fellow RPSers with that: http://rockpapershotgun.com/rpsforum/topic.php?id=3692

The whole thing is tested for compatibility (some minor issues may arise with updates to the mods) but gives you loads of recommendations for single mods too.

8-bit
18-06-2011, 12:49 PM
the secret stash is the best radio mod I found, it adds songs inspired by quests rather than songs that go "hur hur hur its got atomic in the title, I'm clever" as in conelrad.

I think that these are the actual titles of the mods I installed, faster running, faster walk, brighter pipboy light, timescale adjuster, populated casinos, greener grass, plausible starting outfit, bottle that water, Fellout, light step for ED-E (why does a floating eye set off land mines :?), improved throwing. I installed pipboy Readius too which is just a lot nicer than the one you are given.

edit: timescale adjuster and fellout probably make the biggest difference because you can make the game run in real time and also change the how often you get hungry/thirsty. fellout makes everything prettier and nights actually go dark.