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Uninstalling the Game

If you do not have the game installed yet, skip this step.

As the game is available on both Steam and GOG, there are separate instructions here for each version. You obviously only need to follow the directions for the version you have.

For Steam:

  1. Open Steam and go to your Library
  2. Find Fallout: New Vegas in the list
  3. Right-click on it and select Manage -> Uninstall
  4. Navigate to Steam\steamapps\common\ and, if present, delete the Fallout New Vegas folder
  5. Navigate to Documents\My Games and delete the FalloutNV folder

For GOG:

  1. Open GOG and go to your Library
  2. Find Fallout: New Vegas in the list
  3. Right-click on it and select Manage Installation -> Uninstall
  4. Navigate to where the game is installed (GOG Galaxy\Games by default) and, if present, delete the Fallout New Vegas folder
  5. Navigate to Documents\My Games and delete the FalloutNV folder

Installing the Game

For Steam:

  1. Open Steam and go to your Library
  2. Find Fallout: New Vegas in the list and select Install
  3. Select Next then wait for the install to finish

For GOG:

  1. Open GOG and go to your Library
  2. Find Fallout: New Vegas in the list and select Install
  3. Set the Install to location to a location of your choice

Post-Installation

Key Terminology

Now that the game is installed, there are two folders from it that will be referred to in the guide often:

Enabling File Extensions

By default, Windows Explorer will not show file extensions (such as .exe, .dll, or .esp). These extensions are very important when going through the guide, so it is highly recommended to enable file extensions:


  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Select the View tab at the top
  3. Check the box next to File name extensions
  4. show file extensions

Generating Fresh .INI Files

  1. Run FalloutNVLauncher.exe from the game's Root folder
  2. Click OK to both pop-ups that say Detecting Video Hardware
  3. Select Options then select the Ultra preset option
  4. Set the Resolution option to your preference (the launcher usually does not set it to your monitor's max resolution)
  5. Click OK then Exit




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