Hi. Let me introduce myself:
I'm Hellfire3698. I'm pretty new to PC gaming. If you play on xbox often (most notably Halo or Battlefield) there's a chance we've crossed paths.
I'm brand new to Nexus, and everything involving it: PC gaming, modding, all that. I was introduced to pc gaming by a few new friends and was curious and interested in specifically modding. Within this year of this post I have explored steam and have already bought a couple games from there. One of them is Fallout 4. I have played a lot of hours on Fallout 4, and have even came across a few youtube videos involving pc mods for Fallout. I want to change things up in Fallout 4 now that I have it on PC. I've played Fallout 3, New Vegas, and Skyrim, but I had no clue how to install mods to those games on Xbox 360. But now that I've explored Fallout 4 on PC and knowing there are mods available on PC, I wanted to give it a try, since I've seen some that I really want to have, and some I wanna try out. Especially gun and environment mods. You can thank MxR mods for that on Youtube.
Help with mods
As stated before, I'm brand new to all things modding. I have friends I play with online through PC who don't know modding however or have used mods. I've been told Nexusmods is a place to find/upload mods for games, most notably Bethesda games, and it's also a hub for modders to chat or share mods. I want to ask questions and ask for advice on modding. I'm specifically asking for help in modding Fallout 4 currently. I want to do this before I actually use any mods in case I mess something up with my PC or games if I do it on my own.
In case anyone needs to know what I'm running on, check the attached image. I also have an NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 ti. No clue what it means.
That said, Here are some questions I need answers for:
How do you mod games? Just nexusmods do most of the work? If not, what do I need to do to properly mod games?
How do I separate my normal Fallout 4 with my Modded Fallout 4? How to I manage save files between modded and unmodded?
Can mods affect my games negatively if I play them in a laptop(I have a gaming laptop right now)?
How can I tell if any mods will put stress on my PC?
Is there a maximum limit on how many mods I can run, or do I have to manage that myself through remembering how many and which ones are running?
Are certain mods illegal that I should know about? I know modding on multiplayer games are cheating but I mean mods like skyrim or fallout mods?
Do I need to learn coding or know apps like notepad++ or visual studio very thoroughly to install mods? I'm currently not planning on learning how to make mods on my own. I took computer science before, still can't wrap my head around the coding or how I even passed the class in the first place.
How does Steam and Bethesda feel about modding? I'm sure there might be some rule they've made regarding modding for games like Fallout. Do I have to pay them extra for every mod still, or do they need like a log of all the mods I've installed/used?
What issues might I come across in using mods?
What exactly does my NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1050 TI do? All I know is that when I unknowingly activated it for my games, it lowered all the game volumes by about 30-40% so I turned it off.
That's all I can think of right now. Sorry if this post was VERY long. I do want to try out mods and see what cool stuff modders have made. Maybe if I get the hang of the essentials, I can try my hand on making my own mods. We'll see.
Every bit helps. Thanks
Edited by Hellfire3698, 30 September 2018 - 08:30 AM.