How to Modify and Customize Weapons – Fallout 4 Guide

How to Modify and Customize Weapons – Fallout 4 Guide

Fallout 4 features an extensive crafting system when it comes to weapon modifications. It can be a little overwhelming at first, but understanding these basics

The One Video You NEED to Watch Before Modding Fallout 4 (Intro to Modding Fallout 4)


One-stop shop for everything you need to get started on modding Fallout 4!

00:00 – 01:30 Intro
01:31 – 8 Commandments of Modding Fallout 4
07:01 – Installing Fallout 4
14:41 – Setting up a mod manager (intro to Mod Organizer 2)
36:01 – Essential tools and utilities
1:02:54 – INI file configuration
1:07:33 – Final considerations/conclusion

Links (in chronological order of reference/relevance in the video):

Our Fallout 4 community modding Discord server for any questions in relation to this video or Fallout 4 modding in general: https://discord.gg/DfFYJtt8p4

Whispering Chills (the guide referenced starting at 36:01) is no longer online, but you can still install the Whispering Chills setup shown throughout this video via Wabbajack if interested: https://www.fallout4experiences.com/whispering-chills

Lost World (music used in the background throughout much of the video): https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/56265

Some trustworthy modding guides:
Midnight Ride (best option for beginners) – https://themidnightride.github.io/

Optimization Guides Collection 2 (BEST guide for INI edit recommendations in my opinion) – https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/50005

MOFAM (super mega guide) – https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/48580

Way to the LOST (reliable mainstay of the community) – https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/30329

Steam library duplication (use to create a new steam library on a single hard drive): https://github.com/LostDragonist/steam-library-setup-tool/wiki/Usage-Guide

Mod Organizer 2 download: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrimspecialedition/mods/6194

Helpful MO2 usage resources:
GamerPoets MO2 video series – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlN8weLk86Xh3ue76x2ibqtmMramwQmHB
MO2 section of Midnight Ride – https://themidnightride.github.io/mo2.html

Load order frameworks/methods:
THE load order framework – https://oddlittleturtle.com/load-order/load-order-framework/
InstantHero’s The Method – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qDFUHEPIv1LA57W4-dCOfgkmOeXxS_yL/view?usp=sharing
BRB guide (don’t follow the guide itself, however the steps of order and categories to use in installing mods CAN be reliably used as a starting point to follow. E.g. all core mods and fixes installed together, then UI/camera mods, then equipment mods, etc) – https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/23556

Essential tools and utilities links:

x64 Visual Studio/C++ update (direct download link): https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x64.exe
x86 Visual Studio/C++ update (direct download link): https://aka.ms/vs/17/release/vc_redist.x86.exe


Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE; direct download link): https://f4se.silverlock.org/beta/f4se_0_06_23.7z

Address Library for F4SE Plugins: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/47327?tab=files

xSE Plugin Preloader: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/33946?tab=files

Buffout 4: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/47359
Buffout 4 crash log interpretation and mods to AVOID article: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/articles/3115
Buffout 4 crash log auto-scanner: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/56255?tab=files

FO4Edit/xEdit: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/2737/?tab=files

NVIDIA Profile Inspector: https://github.com/Orbmu2k/nvidiaProfileInspector/releases/tag/
BRB Fallout 4 NVIDIA profile (under miscellaneous files at the bottom): https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/23556?tab=files

Latest FO4 ENB libraries: http://enbdev.com/mod_fallout4_v0468.htm

High FPS Physics Fix: https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/44798?tab=files

Abbodi Visual Studio AIO installer (install latest version and restart computer if having issues with Buffout or game startup): https://github.com/abbodi1406/vcredist/releases/

INI edit suggestions/resources:
Optimization Guides Collection 2 (linked above under trustworthy modding guides)

Useful INI settings article – https://www.afkmods.com/index.php?/topic/4316-fallout-4-useful-ini-settings/

Weapon Debri Crash Fix (alternative to NVFlex INI edit): https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/48078?tab=files

Conflict resolution in xEdit (MUST WATCH): https://youtu.be/bEx_GcKz-BA

Our Fallout 4 community modding Discord server for any questions in relation to this video or Fallout 4 modding in general: https://discord.gg/DfFYJtt8p4

Additional credits go to Akira Yamaoka and Konami for use of the songs “A Stray Child” and “End of Small Sanctuary” from the Silent Hill 3 soundtrack in this video.

New ammo types for Fallout 4! + F04edit tutorial on how to edit weapon mods and make patches.

This mod adds in a crazy amount of new ammunition types into Fallout 4. It’s a framework mod though, so I’ll also show you a tutorial on how to make patches for it

0:00 Caliber Complex mod

Caliber Complex patches

Caliber Complex ammo crafting

3:00 F04edit tutorial – how to change ammo types

5:20 how to add in conversion kit modifications

8:00 how to edit weapon damage, other values, and modifications

9:33 how to delete ammo you don’t want

10:36 checking the edits in-game

The gun mods shown in this video

Bethesda Mod School: XEdit 101 (FO4Edit) – Basic Weapon Adjustments

In this new series of lessons, kinggath teaches you some of the basics about using XEdit. This video also contains lengthy explanations of things like Load Order and the difference between the various file formats that a Bethesda mod can be (ESL, ESP, ESM).

As part of the demonstration for how to use the software, you’ll learn how to make a simple weapon re-balance mod.

Knowledge Required:
::: From CK 101: https://youtu.be/CB1Q8PCF3a0
– How to load your own custom plugin in the game.

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