The purpose of this Basic Guide is to tell you what mods are absolutely needed to play FROST, how to install them, and what you need to do to make a properly workign load order for FROST.

Installing this setup takes less then 5 minutes (without including Download Time).

This guide doesn’t tell you how to install general Fallout 4 bug fixes related to engine problems!

Some Assumptions and Requirements

  • MO2 or Vortex are installed to handle your mods for Fallout 4
  • Only one mod manager manages Fallout 4 on your PC
  • You know what a load order is and how to sort it
  • Fallout 4 is not installed in the Program Files directory of Windows
  • Loose Files are enabled (Vortex automatically does this, MO2 does not)
  • You always start the game with F4SE through your mod manager
  • You’ve used the Simple Downgrader mod tool to downgrade Fallout to version 1.10.163
  • The following mods and their requirements are installed (mind the version numbers!)
    • Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE) 0.6.23
    • xSE PluginPreloader
    • Buffout 4
    • Address Library
    • Mod Configuration Menu 1.39
    • Backported Archive2 Support System
    • PipBoy Tabs

You can not skip a single mod from the Basic Guide! Read everything carefully!

Mod Installation Advice

When the guide says to install a mod, it will be formatted as follows: Main File - Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch 2.1.2b. This is referring to the mod’s category on Nexus, the file name, and the file version. I will leave the file version out in many cases, in that case just download the newest version of the mod.

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