Fallout 4 Creation Kit Beta and an Important Notice to Survival Testers
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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:41 PM
Mod authors, and those soon to be... the wait is finally over. The Fallout 4 Creation Kit has been released in open beta! This means that everyone can finally get their hands on the software used to create the game. These tools will allow us much greater power and flexibility with which we can continue to expand the Fallout 4 universe.
Thereís mention of mods being available for console players soon as well. Iíd say more but Iím just as excited to get into the mix as you are. So hereís the info:
For those of you that have been participating the Fallout 4 Survival beta (not to be confused with the Creation Kit beta), you will need to once again update your Nexus Mod Manager (0.61.20) as the gameís method of managing plugins has changed again behind the scenes.
Download the latest version of NMM at with the following link:
Please note that due to some remaining issues we are having during the migration to HTTPS, the download from the "Install NMM" link will not deliver this latest version. So for the time being, use the link above until we can fix this. Thank you for your patience.
After updating and ensuring your plugins are enabled in the interface, you should be good to go.
If you arenít using NMM or Bethesda.net and still wish to enable mods manually, please note that the usage of the plugins.txt file has changed. Though it's still located in your %appdata% directory (i.e., something like c:\users\sirsalami\appdata\local\fallout4), it no longer contains references to core files / dlc plugins. Also, you MUST add an asterisk (*) before the entry for each modded plugin. For instance, a properly enabled plugins.txt file will now look something like this:
# This file is used by Fallout4 to keep track of your downloaded content.
# Please do not modify this file.
*Unofficial Fallout 4 Patch.esp
Weíll be updating the wiki to reflect these changes, accordingly.
Itís important to note that while the Creation Kit supports uploading your work directly to Bethesda.net, which seems to be very heavily geared toward end users and console enabled mods, authors will be in no way restricted from distributing their work elsewhere in the same manner they always have. Your creations will always have a home here.
So, this is what weíve all be waiting for folks. Go get the kit and get your hands dirty! Though I have a few ideas of my own, I absolutely cannot wait to see the creations you come up with. Itís like a great vault has been opened, or something.
Good luck, and happy modding!
Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:55 PM
The plugin.txt is back to appdata location, no longer in game's folder. Time for NMM 0.61.20 update since it doesn't actually enable mods now.
Edited by omega2008, 26 April 2016 - 07:56 PM.
Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:11 PM
Anyone else having issues getting the CK to load ESMs or plugins? It keeps hanging anytime I try to open anything.
Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:14 PM
Does that mean if I update to the latest beta that I will be able to use my currently installed (non-CK) mods without having to use a wonky work around?
I had to reinstall the entire game, DLC, and patches (besides the beta) to enable my mods after the last BS, so not trying to deal with no mods (meaning I won't play until a fix) again.
Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:14 PM
Fallout 4 1.5 Steam Update (1.5.157)
- Fixed issue with plugins.txt file being written to wrong directory
Edit: The reply I replied to vanished while writing this. Oh well.
Edited by omega2008, 26 April 2016 - 08:15 PM.
Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:16 PM
In response to post #37060890. #37061240, #37061310, #37061330, #37061370 are all replies on the same post.I had to try logging in about 5 times and it went through. I actually went to reset my password, it told me I can't use my old password, so tried it again twice and it logged in. Might work for ya, maybe not. I can't get anything to load in the CK, and am not ready to just start fresh (a bit rusty from my NV tinkering), so logging in might not even matter to you.