Fallout 4 modding is available on PC, XBOX, and PS4.
In order to run any PC mods on Fallout 4 you must do the following:
Go to C: or F:/Users/[Your Profile]/My Documents/My Games/Fallout 4
- Open the file named Fallout4.ini in notepad
- Find sResourceDataDirsFinal=
- Update the line item to read:
- sResourceDataDirsFinal=STRINGS\, TEXTURES\, MUSIC\, SOUND\, INTERFACE\, MESHES\, PROGRAMS\, MATERIALS\, LODSETTINGS\, VIS\, MISC\, SCRIPTS\, SHADERSFX\
- Save and exit
- Open file Fallout4Prefs.ini in notepad
- Scroll to the bottom to find the [Launcher] section. Type bEnableFileSelection=1 under [Launcher].
On PC, some users experience a loss of their full screen mode. They will see their game screen at about half their monitor's screen size. This occurs when F4SE is installed to your computer, a modders resource for heaving modding. The install seems to change the screen prefs in the Fallout4Prefs.ini file.
For Steam users, there are two (2) file locations for the Fallout4Prefs.ini that need to be updated:
C:/Documents/My Games/Fallout 4/Fallout4Prefs.ini
F:/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/fallout 4/Fallout4/Fallout4Prefs.ini
Also, make sure that the following modding parameters is reflected in each Fallout4Prefs.ini file:
The best and most preferred mod manager is Mod Organizer 2. Vortex users will have a hard time switching to MO2 because Vortex is a drag and drop platform. Vortex limits itself to the capped 254 plugins ceiling. MO2 works around that problem with the 'Configure profiles' option , which sets up multiple mod profiles. You can create as many profiles as you want for different environments such as: Fallout 4 Miami, Nuclear Winter, Arroyo (TBA), New Vegas (TBA), London (TBA), Wyoming (TBA). MO2 allows you to easily switch between all of these environments that are/will be heavy in plugins.
Make sure to read about how to migrate.