Topic on Talk:Fallout 4

Tmplt (talkcontribs)

A recent change changed all usage of Fallout4.ini to Fallout4Custom.ini. Is this config file an addition in this game that overwrites parameters set in Fallout4.ini?

Is the usage of the file documented somewhere?

Megabobster (talkcontribs)

I changed this, it's not documented as far as I know (I found it by simply looking at it and trying it out), it works perfectly in all my testing, and it's how we should tell noobs/the non-tech savvy to do it so they don't mess up their default settings. Fallout4Custom.ini is easier and more intuitive, at least to me. It's like Bethesda was like "hey, this is the .ini where all your custom lines go, and we will use all the settings you put in here to overwrite everything else everywhere else." If someone gets frustrated with tweaks and mods there should always be the option of "delete the lines you added" and not "try to remember what the original values here were." Or something like that. I'm new to Bethesda games, and I'm pretty new to the whole Wiki thing, so someone feel free to tell me if I'm doing it all wrong [insert thumbs up here]. Now let's see if I can figure out how to sign this comment.

(oh I think I also forgot to add I standardized the formatting and wording between the sections that I changed to Fallout4Custom.ini as well)

Tmplt (talkcontribs)

If Fallout4Custom.ini works, then by all it should be used instead of the default ini file, for the reasons you've listed already. I wonder if this feature was a recent addition, or whether it may work in other games based on the same engine.

Megabobster (talkcontribs)

Some googling and an anecdote from a friend says that Skyrim had it but support was much more inconsistent and wonky. Fallout 4 is probably the first title that they've got it fully figured out.

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