This section will tell you more about some requirements of this guide.

You need…

  • An English copy of Fallout 4 from Steam
    • The Recommended Guide will tell you how to properly install Fallout 4
    • Only the English version of the game is supported for maximum compatibility.
    • The and Xbox Game Pass versions of the game are unsupported, as they do not work with F4SE which is essential for many mods.
  • All DLCs for Fallout 4 (except the High Resolution Texture Pack DLC)
  • At least 37.5 GB of free drive space
  • Windows 7 or higher (64bit)
  • Microsoft VC++ 2015-2022 (x86 and x64 versions)
    • Just download the files and install them
    • Do not download the ARM64 version or Visual Studio itself, they aren’t needed.
  • A text editor (I recommend Notepad++ or Visual Studio Code, but the default Windows notepad will work)
  • An archiving tool (I recommend 7-Zip)
  • The latest GPU drivers (Either NVIDIA or AMD)
  • A Nexus Mods account
  • A Discord Account (optional)
    • During the “Nexodus”, many mod authors removed their mods from Nexusmods and are now hosting them on a Discord Server
    • All mods from Discord will be optional in this guide

Installing the game on an SSD can drastically improve load times and decrease stuttering. Here are the (minimal) recommended specs for being able to run the game at 60FPS in 1080p:

  • CPU: Modern quad-core processor (2.75GHz or more)
  • RAM: 16 GB of RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA 900 series card or an AMD RX 400 series card