I had a great deal of trouble getting mods to working at. NMM didn't work. Installing manually didn't work. What did work, at least initially, was Mod Organizer. I started out with just a handful of mods:
- Everyone's Best Friend
- Companion Infinite Ammo
These all worked great. So I decided to install a few more:
- Scrap Everything
- Thematic and Practical
- Sim Settlements
- Scrappy Signs
- Main Box
- Eisenwolf's Legacy
- Symbiotic Settlements
- Settlement Keywords Expanded
Some of these were just required by the mods that I really wanted. Mostly I was interested in Scrap Everything. I went to town in Sanctuary scraping all the debris, trash, leave piles, etc. When it was nice and tidy. I started to build some things and saw that the settlement building menu was missing things. I couldn't build walls or any generator other than than the fusion one, for example. Obviously there was some sort of conflict.
So I exited the game, remove Thematic and Practical, and tried to restart it. But Mod Organizer was spitting errors. I couldn't get it to launch the game. So I reinstalled that as well. I could never get it to start the game, so I went back to using the original shortcut. The game launched. Yea! Everyone's Best Friend and DEF_UI were working. Yea again! But all the work i did with Scrap Everything in Sanctuary and elsewhere was undone. And worse, Scrap Everything wasn't working. I tried multiple things to get it functional again, but to no avail.
I'm not that far into the game, but I have discovered 5-6 settlements, gotten to Diamond City, etc and I'd hate to restart if I have to. Also, I'd never know if this issue would come back. So any suggestions to resolve this would be greatly appreciated.