Everything we know about Mods on Console

Discussion in 'Fallout 4' started by NotAcasul, May 28, 2016.

  1. NotAcasul

    NotAcasul meanie

    Mar 17, 2016
    Copy and pasted from reddit, will put link below.


    • "XB1 release this Tuesday, May 31st. Streamers said there is no set time and to not be expecting release at midnight EST. Streamers also said they are "still on track" for next month regarding the release of mods for PS4

    • From the main menu of the game a new button "MODS" is in the list of "CONTINUE", "NEW GAME", etc. Hitting that will take you to a BethesdaNet menu where you can search and browse for mods. The interface is kind of reminiscent of Netflix. Very practical. Looks similar to the website which you can view from your computer. Here are all mods currently available for XB1.

    • From there you can download/install, favorite, rate and report mods. Game may need a reboot once mods are installed.

    • There is currently a max of 2GB on the amount of storage for mods. People in the chat were already complaining about this but the file sizes for mods (which is shown when browsing) don't look too big, most are seemingly under 1MB. The staff who were on the stream also said this may change so cross your fingers for an increase.

    • When you install a mod to be used on one of your character saves, the game actually makes a COPY of your character save and installs the mods to that. So if you have a character named Gary and install mods to him, when selecting a character from the load menu you have the option of selecting either "Gary" or "Gary [Mod]". This is useful because:

    • Mods disable achievements on both XB1 and PS4 due to Microsoft/Sony's policies about 3rd party content (? I think that's what the streamer said). So you will not be able to earn achievements or trophies when playing as "Gary [M]", only as "Gary".

    • Some mod authors have created mods that are dependent on having other mods installed. I saw a mod that changes Cait's appearance that required other mods specific to eyebrow and hair types. There are also mods that require you to own certain DLCs, like a mod that uses assets from Far Harbor.

    • Mod authors do this for free and in their spare time. Respect their work and be patient with them. They may not even own consoles but still make mods for you guys. Kudos to them.

    • Bethnet has guidelines and restrictions about certain issues. I'm looking for a link to a list of these guidelines but one of them was mentioned on stream: no nude mods allowed on Bethnet. Doesn't appear that console players will be able to use mods that aren't allowed on Bethnet since there's no way around it. PC players can just install it from sites like nexusmods. Here's the only part of the Editor EULA that seems like it has anything to do with restricting the content of mods"
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Fallout/comments/4lcyf2/everything_we_know_about_mods_on_console/

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Spacemunkey

    Spacemunkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 4, 2015
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  3. Graham2077

    Graham2077 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 16, 2014
  4. Theinnerfish

    Theinnerfish Storytelling skeleton

    Jul 25, 2015
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  5. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    Good God what is up with that interface, is it consolized? fucking hard to navigate through that crap to do anything. Wasting screen real estate in a game also translates to wasted screen real estate in their own forum interface too.
     
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  6. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    It's nice that consoles will be able to have some mods.

    It's too bad the game itself is a disaster. It seems Bethesda is working on everything EXCEPT making a good Fallout RPG.
     
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  7. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    "Mods" More like cheats and reskins. ;)
     
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  8. Graham2077

    Graham2077 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 16, 2014
    lol why do people even make these cheat mods? The game is easy as fuck anyway, hopefully some actually useful mods get released.
     
  9. Vergil

    Vergil Banned

    Jul 8, 2014
    I'm just waiting for someone to sneak in a mod that totally ruins someone's game irreversibly.
     
  10. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    What a disguised virus?
     
  11. olestra

    olestra Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Mar 26, 2016
    they don't even hide the most downloaded mod is the one that says it fixes certain bugs. (idk, i didn't really look into it myself)

    not that they should hide that.

    forgot about doggie backpack. i like doggie backpack.
     
  12. GlowHound

    GlowHound Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 12, 2008
    There's a neat one called... oh what was it, "Vault Tec Historical Preservation Society" or something that changes a few lore inaccuracies like the T-60 soldiers in the pre-war segment being replaced by T-51b, jet references being removed from Vault 95 and so on. Though...Kid in a Fridge is changed by giving Billy and his parents Synth Components. Not sure how I feel about that one.

    Edit, this is the one.
    https://mods.bethesda.net/#en/workshop/fallout4/mod-detail/753199

    Huh. I guess only for PC right now, though.
     
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  13. NotAcasul

    NotAcasul meanie

    Mar 17, 2016
    Here's it on Nexus for all who are pure: http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout4/mods/12019/?

    Yes.

    God bless mods.
     
  14. MercenarySnake

    MercenarySnake Kept you waiting huh?

    Aug 22, 2015
    yes Hallelujah to needing mods to make games playable!
     
  15. 5545Trey

    5545Trey Underground Deviant

    Jun 25, 2014
    Not really the reason why PC gamers were labeled as "entitled", but okay.

    Hell yeah! Nothing more satisfying than cleaning up the developers' mistakes!
     
  16. Chud

    Chud Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 8, 2015
    These are snotty little children. I'm a console user, and I've been checking up on the mods, to see what might be heading for the PS4. I'm honestly going to be happy for whatever I can get. Some look pretty promising, even fun. I've been noticing the demanding comments, and all I can say, is that they remind me of awful youtube comments. "wen make fr xb1/ hurY up jeerks!" These ain't adults talking. It's still new, so we're seeing a wild west phase. If Bethesada has any sense, they'll set up some mod rules to end this bad behavior.

    As mediocre as Fallout 4 has been so far, I give them some credit for pushing for mods on consoles. That's something I did not think would ever happen. As a company they seem to have a good idea for every three or four bad ones.
     
  17. Irwin John Finster

    Irwin John Finster Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 13, 2015
    Fallout 4 was made for those. It is the target demographic.

    How else do you explain the ridiculous "writing" and lack of any role playing or dialogue or quests while simultaneously focusing on shooting and settlement/simscraft.
     
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  18. Chud

    Chud Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 8, 2015
    Honestly, you do have a point. So many companies are jumping on the Minecraft/Sim bandwagon, years behind the curve of course. I suppose I should stop expecting a higher level of maturity.