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hissash

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Which of the 3 should I use?

 

Fallout Mod Manager - http://www.nexusmods...out3/mods/640/?

Nexus Mod Manager - http://www.nexusmods...ds/modmanager/?

Mod Organizer - http://www.nexusmods...rim/mods/1334/?

 

 

Then what Mod Organizer should I use?

 

LOOT - https://loot.github.io/

BOSS - https://boss-developers.github.io/

 

Thanks in advance for all input on this.



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I'd skip FOMM as it's rather old and relies on its own format, FOMOD, which isn't used anymore really. NMM works fine and is easiest to use, but you'll have to repack certain mods to get correct installs (i.e. mods that come with optional folder structures and such). MO is the most complex and advanced installer - I haven't used it, but if you take the time to learn it, it's apparently very good. A third option is BAIN with Wrye Flash, but it also often needs repacking to set up mods correctly.

 

In short, I'd go for NMM but pay attention to how the archives are set up. If it's just an ordinary set up: "textures", "meshes", "esp", it works fine. If it has "optional textures", "for FNV", "for F3" and folders like that, you'll have to follow the readme and repack it so it can be installed correctly with NMM.

 

Don't use LOOT for F3, use BOSS.


Edited by Arkngt, 11 June 2015 - 10:51 AM.


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Fallout Mod Manager should be the only one you use for Fallout.  Any mod that was published before the release of Nexus Mod Manager, which are most of the best ones, will be FOMods.  NMM has a problem installing some FOMods.

 

Do not ever use LOOT to sort the load order for Fallout 3.  

 

If you only have Fallout 3 installed, use OLD FOMM.  I use Version 0.12.6 without a problem.



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Well, I beg to differ. NMM works for 99% of the mods out of the box and is clearly the most convenient mod manager to use for those that download from Nexus anyway. So then you're left with some exceptions that neither NMM or FOMM can handle out of the box, so you'll need to repack them. That's hardly a selling point for FOMM IMO. With NMM you can also test out different texture replacers without issues, as it will reinstall the one you had earlier if uninstalling the one you installed over it. With FOMM, handling overlapping texture replacers is a mess. But to each his own.


Edited by Arkngt, 11 June 2015 - 02:07 PM.


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I guess I'll give NMM a try and if that don't work I'll go with MO since I've read that it uses a virtual file system that keeps Fallout 3 clean...

 

Btw I have the Game of the Year version....







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