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Yo Fellow modders, It is time to share some knowledge and get it them all pasted into one post so everyone can find them easily.

 

There is just one Rule really. If you don't have a tutorial pleae don't comment, let's not fill the thread with garbage, unless it's a super important message. Please use the same format as me and list the programs used and hyperlink to the tutorial obviously.

 

I will start by adding a few and try to add the tutorials people post to different categories so it's easier to find.

 

Programs used for modding

 

General

  • FO4EDIT
    Clean mods, add and remove game records
    Currently used to actually make mods, this is not at all recommended, but until a creation kit is out there is no other option.

  • IMPORTANT: When the GECK launches, you NEED to take your mod through there and save it and test there is a lot of records that are not decoded for Fallout 4, like the issues that is causing cell reset, a common misconception is that this is a engine bug. Any bug introduced because of a mod pre-Geck is most likely there because of missing records. it's a plausible engine bug, but missing record is a lot more likely cause of the problem, this is just a bad excuse we modders use to feel better about using highly experimental tools carelessly and blame it on bethesda like the good fans of any bethesda franchise is bound to do. :smile:

Modelling

  • Bodyslide 
    Easily get armor to fit with body types
     
  • Nifskope
    Needed to work with nif files and making your 3D models work ingame, pretty much required.

     
  • Any 3D modeling program.
    Recommendations:
    • 3Ds Max 2015/2016 - NOT older.
    • Blender 2.6+, do NOT download 2.49b.

      3ds max is the only one supporting import and export through nif plugins of Fallout 4 meshes at the moment, but you can also get around this by using Bodyslide if you do not have access to 3ds max.

Texturing

  • Any texturing program
    Recommended:
    • Photoshop
    • Gimp

Scripting

 

Detailed description.

Spoiler

 

Tutorials

 

 

XML installer/Fomod installer

Import/export/Modeling/Animation

Spoiler

Nifskope Tutorials

Spoiler

FO4EDIT Tutorials

Spoiler

 

 

User Interface / HUD

 

More to be added and please do help out, I can't go digging for all this myself and if we could get a stuicky on this it would be very nice!



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Converting OBJ to usable NIF files, converting is possible with both blender and Maya, contrary to your post. 


Edited by MikeMoore, 04 February 2016 - 10:11 PM.


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Converting OBJ to usable NIF files, converting is possible with both blender and Maya, contrary to your post. 

But only if you are using outfit studio. There is no import/export plugins for either of those. Anyway, this is worth adding to the list ^^



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I am learning to create my first own model and I am watching this tutorial series by brain poof:

 

 

It is a step by step tutorial on how to setup the programs and create a piece of clothing. So far it was a big help, so maybe something for your collection.



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Shameless self plug: Standalone Power Armor tutorial



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I got one of my own to add: Tutorial for building NMM installer scripts.

 

It's tutorial for making NMM installer scripts. I cover every tag's purpose and explain what values can be put in them and why. It's written for beginners to markup languages.



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ok folk ,maybe someone out there in the land of the internet could help,

 

my issue; MODDING 

 

WHAT I HAVE DONE: nexus mod manager installed

                         

                                    followed updated instructions for allowing the gaming client to run mods

 

                                    downloaded a couple of mods

 

                                    activated said mods and the mod manager indicated they were installed and running properly

 

                                    then the game would not start

 

                                    i then deactivated said mods and game wont start at all

 

                                    went back and deleted the lines that i was instructed to wright and saved said files

 

                                    game still didn't work 

 

                                    deleted the game from steam and redownloaded

 

                                    so i figured i could just try again fresh start maybe i screwed up it happens

 

                                    went back and followed the instructions again

 

                                    but the problem is when i try to find the file marked "Fallout4custom.ini" IT DOES NOT EXIST

 

                                   but here is the deal the game works now but i cant get to the right file to allow modding WTF did i do?...........please help a noob



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luicianshepard

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ok folk ,maybe someone out there in the land of the internet could help,

 

my issue; MODDING 

 

WHAT I HAVE DONE: nexus mod manager installed

                         

                                    followed updated instructions for allowing the gaming client to run mods

 

                                    downloaded a couple of mods

 

                                    activated said mods and the mod manager indicated they were installed and running properly

 

                                    then the game would not start

 

                                    i then deactivated said mods and game wont start at all

 

                                    went back and deleted the lines that i was instructed to wright and saved said files

 

                                    game still didn't work 

 

                                    deleted the game from steam and redownloaded

 

                                    so i figured i could just try again fresh start maybe i screwed up it happens

 

                                    went back and followed the instructions again

 

                                    but the problem is when i try to find the file marked "Fallout4custom.ini" IT DOES NOT EXIST

 

                                   but here is the deal the game works now but i cant get to the right file to allow modding WTF did i do?...........please help a noob

have you watched gophers video tutorials on how to get fall out 4 ready to be played?. have u messed with the ini . files at all . a friend of mine had same issue and he got it fixed up







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