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In this step, we will install mods that are required by the game and other mods to function properly

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Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE)

Installation instructions:

  1. Main Files - Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE) 0.6.23 (Manual download, click the blue name above for a direct link to the correct version).
  2. From the downloaded archive, extract everything to the game's Root folder.
If you do not know what the Root folder is, read the Key Terminology section from the Setup page.
  1. After proper install, your Root Folder should look like this:
    Root folder with a correct F4SE install
Extends the scripting capabilities of the game.

Making MO2 Detect F4SE

  1. Once F4SE is installed as instructed above, restart MO2 and you should see a new option in the top right drop-down: New F4SE option in the drop-down

xSE PluginPreloader F4

Installation instructions:

Allows preloading F4SE plugins before the game initializes.

Simple Fallout 4 Downgrader

Installation instructions:

Reverts game code to version 1.10.163 for wider modding support.

Creating a Separator in MO2.

  1. Right-click the empty space in the left pane of MO2 and select Create separator.
  2. Name the separator Utilities.

Address Library for F4SE Plugins

Installation instructions:

Resource required for other F4SE plugins.
This is the first mod in the guide that is installed with the Mod Manager Download button, you will need to click that button then head to the Downloads section of Mod Organizer 2 to install it. Once installed, make sure you check the box next to it in the left pane of MO2 to enable it.

Backported Archive2 Support System

Installation instructions:

Allows the downgraded executable to use the updated BA2 files.

PrivateProfileRedirector F4 - Faster game start (INI file cacher)

Installation instructions:

Speeds up game start by storing INI files in memory instead of opening, parsing and closing the file each time some value from it is needed.

Console Commands Extender

Installation instructions:

This mod adds new commands and overhauls existing console commands.

Better Console - F4SE

Installation instructions:

Makes console menu show extra useful infomation.

High FPS Physics Fix

Installation instructions:

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Make sure that no other external program such as RTSS or your GPU's drivers are applying a limiter or forcing VSync. These features have to be handled by the mod in order to achieve the best results.
All-in-one solution for smooth FPS-unlocked gameplay, mitigates stutter and reduces loading times.

RobCo Patcher

Installation instructions:

Allows modifying game data without the use of plugins.

Baka MaxPapyrusOps

Installation instructions:

Improved Papyrus performance.

Random Encounter Framework

Installation instructions:

A simple framework that allows mod authors to safely use the base game's random encounter story manager.

Lighthouse Papyrus Extender

Installation instructions:

F4SE Papyrus extender that adds new utilities for mod authors.

Garden of Eden Papyrus Script Extender

Installation instructions:

F4SE plugin that extends the capabilites of the game's scripting language with over 585 new native functions.

RAW INPUT - The Ultimate Mouse Sensitivity Fix

Installation instructions:

Disables mouse acceleration and more.