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KevinZiggy

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I was wondering if anyone is currently working on creating musical instruments for Fallout 4. I think it would be cool to have instruments that you can place in your settlements or that you/followers could carry around with you. If they would be set up in the settlement it could be similar to things like the SIMS where your sims would go over and play them and if more than one would be playing at the same time they'd be playing together. Anyway the possibility of musical instruments is the main "request" part of this post. Things like guitar, bass, drums, keyboards would be cool I think. 

 

I read somewhere else in this forum posted almost a year ago that someone was trying to create a recording studio/radio station in game, but I haven't seen anything about that or any update as to if it's still happening.

 

THIS NEXT PART ISN'T A REQUEST - IT'S A MOD I WANT TO CREATE

 

Anyway, the real reason I'm asking about this is that I have a number of musical friends, some of which are also voice actors, and I have the idea of creating custom followers voiced by them who would essentially be wasteland bards. As you travel with them they'd occasionally pull out their instrument and play/sing you a tune etc...

 

I'm an amateur - intermediate modder, I usually eventually figure things out, and another thing I'd like to do would be to create a series of quests that would involve putting together a band or bands for your follower. Once a band would be formed they'd be able to play at your settlements, and possibly even go on tour where each day they travel from settlement to settlement and perform wherever you've set up a stage(this would involve a settlement object that would specify an area that would be the stage). Their movement from settlement to settlement could be determined by you, as in you get to specify their tour schedule. They'd show up, go to the stage, set up their instruments and start performing original/cover songs etc...  Anyway that's my idea. 

 

It may be a pipe dream especially since I don't know if I will ever have the time to pull it off even without instruments. 


Edited by KevinZiggy, 20 October 2016 - 11:41 AM.


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MasterMagnus

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Models just as static items isn't too hard.  You could have a drum set and keyboards that the character sat down at without a ton of difficulty.

 

Animations are the biggest road block though.  They could only be 'held' using current animations.  Having someone make new animations for even one instrument, never the less a minimal 3 piece band would be a monumental task.

 

Being a musician myself I'm totally in to it.  But it seems like too much work with little payoff to create new models that would just sit there without animations.  And I don't see the point in putting an acoustic guitar in just to have people beat ghouls over the head with it.

 

Singing at a microphone (and the mic) are done, although it's pretty clearly a female body posture.  You could probably use Tinker Tom's 'working at a desk' animation for a keyboard player, although it's just fiddling with knobs mainly.  You could maybe use the 'hammering' animation to have a upright chimes player.  Maybe the sledge hammer animation for a gong or taiko drum player.  Maybe the smoking animation for a harmonica player, that would be quite a stretch.

 

I don't see it happening for a Guitar Bass Drums kind of situation without tons of work.

 

I'd trim back the idea extensively, or think outside the box with using built-in animations and non-standard instrumentation.  Ever see a 'one man band player piano?'  An upright piano with all kinds of instruments inside, and very steam-punk rube-golderg look to it.  Maybe in the wasteland they've created brand new instruments (that are played by shooting at them?)  kidding, but you get the idea.



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Bumpity bump bump... I would be very interested in a mod that introduces static instruments and band setups, am building an outdoor dance floor with band area and can barely find anything to place in it. There are a couple of guitar mods but little else, I would be eternally grateful to anyone who creates a mod like this! :-)



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You know, I bet someone could make a singing settler style mod with the 'using computer' animation for a piano. There might be something that would work alright with a drum set too.



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This mod could come in handy. We need a minutemen marching band!



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Would suggest finding a way to port animations from 76 and taking that approach. Static item that plays the in-use animation akin to workstations, except the sound is the music.

Buff would be nice but right now a working proof of concept is all you need.

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Yeah porting it from 76 should be more or less okay, it's... just mods, and same engine. Though might be some legal issues, so this would actually make a good Creation Club mod, a really good one. So here is what they should do if they wanna sell it.

 

FALLOUT 76 CONTENT PACK

Contents:

All musical instruments from Fallout 76

Some of the weapons from 76, like the 10mm Sub-machine Gun - it's honestly the best version of the 10mm so far. Not even the mod on the Nexus is as good, but its damned close!

A few other weapons to add: Black Powder Pistol and Black Powder Rifle (basically the bloody musket!), the Dragon - teh 4-barrel Musket rifle, it packs a nigh-absurd punch! Slow as heck to reload, but fun!

Also the Pump-Action shotgun, 50cal Machinegun, Gatling gun, light machine gun (MG-42), plasma caster and gatling plasma.

Some of the outfits that are from FO76 as well and their Atomic Shop.

And a whole bunch of furniture, and some unique NPCs.

 

If not added in CC, then modders dedicated enough can just copy it straight out, or reconstruct it from the ground up in the Creation Kit.

 

One mod I really bad want though is to be able to customize the Minutemen inside the game using Mannequins specifically scripted to alter the loadout and outfit of the entire faction, having up to 5 distinct primary outfit, like a standard Soldier, a Support, a Heavy Gunner and a Specialist/Sniper, the 5th being in power armor and thus rather rare.

That, or have normal containers for it. If not possible, then mods are the way to go, but to have that level of freedom would be great. Would also allow flag changing, but like I said, seem a bit too much to ask for, but I've seen far more ambitious ideas before, and they've worked out fine.

 

Thats my brainstorming for the day.







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