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VIVA NEW VEGAS

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Visuals
There may be less visual mods than you may be used to with a modded game, but there is good reason for that. Fallout New Vegas is an extremely fickle game, more so than Skyrim or Fallout 4. Any visual improvements you make to the game will come at a cost. ENBs may make for pretty screenshots, but they are near-impossible to play with due to the many bugs, performance problems, and vision-obscuring effects they use. Texture mods may improve some textures, but they can cause performance drops and stuttering even on higher-end PCs. The limiting factor is the game's 32-bit engine rather than your PC. They also create a great disparity between the new textures and the vanilla textures, both in quality and in style, making for some jarring texture transitions or seams. Overall, I do not think that these types of mods are worth it.

Creating a Separator in MO2

  1. Right-click anywhere in the left pane of MO2 and select All Mods -> Create Separator
  2. Name the separator Visuals

Anniversary Animation Pack

Installation instructions:

If you do not know what to do when installing multiple mods from the same page, read the Mod Installation Advice section from the MO2 page

- Includes three of Hitman's previous animation mods, Subtle Camera Motion, Iron Sights Recoil Animations, and Fire Animation Variants, as well as some new previously unreleased animations

Anniversary Anim Pack - General Bugfix

Installation instructions:


- Fixes many bugs/inconsistencies in Anniversary Anims Pack

B42 Weapon Inertia

Installation instructions:


- Gives weapons realistic inertia movement

Compatibility Skeleton

Installation instructions:


- Allows multiple mods that edit the skeleton mesh to work together, required for B42 Weapon Inertia

Improved LOD Noise Texture

Installation instructions:


- Improves the generic LOD noise texture

Vanilla LOD

Installation instructions:


Vanilla LOD Download

- LOD generated through FNVLODGen for use with vanilla textures that allows for objects to be seen from much farther away

This mod will only work with vanilla textures. That means any texture mods you may want to add (such as NMCs or Poco Bueno) will not work with this. If you do add any texture mods, it is recommended to generate your own LOD.

Simple Interior Lighting Overhaul

Installation instructions:


- Gives interiors a more atmospheric and immersive feel

Altitude

Installation instructions:


- Vastly improves all the weathers in the game, while still keeping a relatively vanilla-esque feeling

As visual mods are very subjective, not everyone will like Altitude. If you want an alternative, I suggest checking out Nevada Skies plus Nevada Skies Tweaks. It's a great mod and its fully compatible with the guide if you install it instead of Altitude. They can not be used at the same time.

A Little More Lamplight

Installation instructions:


- Enhances the vanilla streetlights and adds new ones around Outer Vegas, Freeside, and more





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