Fallout: New Vegas

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Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout: New Vegas cover
Obsidian Entertainment
Bethesda Softworks
Gamebryo (TES Engine)
Release dates
Windows October 19, 2010
Metacritic 84
Monetization DLC, Expansion pack
Microtransactions Time-limited, Unlock
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person, Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres ARPG, Open world, Shooter
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America, Post-apocalyptic, Sci-fi
Series Fallout
Fallout: New Vegas on HowLongToBeat
Fallout: New Vegas on IGDB
Fallout: New Vegas guide on StrategyWiki
Fallout: New Vegas on MobyGames
Fallout: New Vegas on Wikipedia

Fallout 1997
Fallout 2 1998
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel 2001
Fallout 3 2008
Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout 4 2015
Fallout Shelter 2016
Fallout 4 VR 2017
Fallout 76 2018

Fallout: New Vegas is a singleplayer first-person open world RPG shooter. The game is not a direct sequel to its predecessor Fallout 3, but follows events from Fallout and Fallout 2. The game was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and some members of the development team had previously worked on Fallout and Fallout 2 whilst working at Black Isle Studios.[1] The game shares much of its engine and assets as Fallout 3 and is also published by Bethesda Softworks.

The game was released on retail (Steam key) and on Steam on October 19, 2010. The game was later released DRM-free on GOG.com on June 2, 2017, and later released on Bethesda.net on January 16, 2020. The Bethesda.net version has recompiled exes which makes them incompatible with nearly all mods.[2]

The game's PC launch was considered "buggy as hell" by many critics and players.[3] However various official patches released until July 7, 2011, alleviated many of these bugs and performance issues.[4]

Fallout: New Vegas is primarily monetized by four DLCs which could be considered large story expansion packs, in addition to some microtransactions which contain time-limited pre-order unlocks like weapons and ammo. From February 2012, the game was released as the Ultimate Edition which bundled all DLC and microtransactions and is normally only available to purchase as a bundle on PC as of 2012.

Modding is well supported using the officialy provided toolkit Garden of Eden Creation Kit on Steam (in the Steam Library under Tools section), and players have produced mods which fix many of the issues with the game post-official support. The largest collection of mods are available from Nexus Mods and there is an extensive modding forum, and the game does not have Steam Workshop support.

As of 2020, the game has stable performance on PC.[citation needed] However it is recommended that players add some mods, in particular, YUP, FNV 4GB Patcher, NVSE, see Essential improvements for more information.

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
Nexus mods, popular host for almost all New Vegas mods.
Reddit Community Modding Guide, guide to the basics of FNV modding, curated by modders Qolore and SciRika.
Viva New Vegas, guide to a complete overhaul of FNV, curated by modder Qolore.
The Vault, Fallout franchise wiki.



Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Ultimate Edition is also available.
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Ultimate Edition is also available.
Bethesda.net Launcher
Ultimate Edition (recompiled, incompatible with 4GB Patch and NVSE)
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Ultimate Edition is also available.
Ultimate Edition only.
Green Man Gaming
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Ultimate Edition is also available.
Humble Store
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Ultimate Edition is also available.
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Ultimate Edition is also available.

Version differences[edit]

Ultimate Edition is the complete edition with all DLC.

DLC and expansion packs

DLC may need to be manually enabled in the launcher after purchase.
Name Notes
Caravan Pack Pre-order bonus, now sold in Courier's Stash bundle.
Classic Pack Pre-order bonus, now sold in Courier's Stash bundle.
Mercenary Pack Pre-order bonus, now sold in Courier's Stash bundle.
Tribal Pack Pre-order bonus, now sold in Courier's Stash bundle.
Gun Runners' Arsenal
Courier's Stash Contains Caravan Pack, Classic Pack, Mercenary Pack and Tribal Pack.
Lonesome Road
Old World Blues
Honest Hearts
Dead Money
Original Soundtrack

Essential improvements[edit]

BSA Decompressor[edit]

FNV BSA Decompressor[edit]

Decompresses the Fallout: New Vegas BSAs and repacks them without zlib compression for performance.
Transcodes the .ogg sounds effects to .wav so they work.
Extracts any .mp3 files to loose files because they will not play when in a BSA.
Updates Vorbis libraries, fixing an audio memory leak, sound related stuttering and boosts performance while reducing cpu strain.

Large Address Aware[edit]

FNV 4GB Patcher[edit]

Patch to make Fallout: New Vegas Large Address Aware and automatically load New Vegas Script Extender.
The GOG version is already Large Address Aware, but does not load NVSE from the original exectuable.
Improves stability on systems with at least 3GB RAM.

Script Extender[edit]

New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE)[edit]

Required by many mods for them to work correctly.
Expands the scripting capabilities of the game.
Memory Management Fix
This increases the size of the memory heap, fixing crashes and infinite loading screens that occur when the game engine fails to allocate more memory than the engine was originally intended to due to modding.
  1. In <path-to-game>\data "right click->New->Folder", then name it "NVSE". Only do this if the folder DOES NOT exist.
  2. Open up the Data/NVSE folder and "right click->New->Text Document", then name the file "nvse_config.ini".
  3. Open nvse_config.ini and add the following:
XNVSE - Community maintained up-to-date fork of New Vegas Script Extender (NVSE).

Mod Manager[edit]

Mod Managers simplifies mod installations, use one or the other.

Fallout Mod Manager (FOMM)[edit]

Basic mod manager with a simple interface, good for beginners.

Mod Organizer[edit]

Powerful and easy to use mod manager with mod virtualization, in order to keep the installation folder clean.
Features a configuration editor, the NVSE executable can also be set to be launched through the configurator.


These should preferably be installed using a Mod Manager.

JIP LN NVSE Plugin[edit]

Requires New Vegas Script Extender.
Expands the scripting capabilities of the game.
Fixes several engine related bugs.

New Vegas Anti Crash (NVAC)[edit]

Requires New Vegas Script Extender.
Implements structured exception handling and sanity checking to reduce frequency of game crashes.

New Vegas Tick Fix (NVTF)[edit]

Requires New Vegas Script Extender.
Reduces stuttering.

Yukichigai Unofficial Patch (YUP)[edit]

Fixes over a thousand bugs.

Unofficial Patch NVSE[edit]

Requires All DLC, New Vegas Script Extender and JIP LN NVSE Plugin.
Fixes several bugs that aren't covered by JIP LN or Yukichigai Unofficial Patch.

Vanilla UI Plus (VUI+)[edit]

Fixes user interface bugs and inconsistencies.

FNV Mod Limit Fix[edit]

Requires New Vegas Script Extender.
Raises the game's 120 plugin limit to 255.
Can also cause an increase in fps, remove game stutter and allow for faster loading times especially when using a large number of mods.

Skip intro videos[edit]

  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\
  2. Open Fallout.ini.
  3. Find SMainMenuMovieIntro= and SIntroSequence= lines and set them to 0

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\FalloutPrefs.ini
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/22380/pfx/[Note 1]
Default settings are stored in <path-to-game>\Fallout_default.ini
The JIP LN NVSE mod adds a new configuration file along with FalloutPrefs.ini, that overrides any settings from both Fallout.ini and FalloutPrefs.ini. Makes changing settings much easier to track and manage.

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\Saves
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/22380/pfx/[Note 1]
Autosaves and quicksaves automatically create a backup (*.bak) of the previous save when overwritten.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Stores up to 200 MB of game saves online (maximum 1000 files).


Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See Multi-monitor.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See Field of view (FOV).
See Windowed.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Use OneTweak or Borderless Gaming (add to favorites by process binary name).
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Set in launcher. Up to 15 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Set in launcher. Up to 8x MSAA.
HSAA, OGSSAA, SGSSAA, and TrSSAA can be utilized through the anti-aliasing compatibility bits 0x0000F0C1 (or 0x0000F0C5 if you experience Pip-Boy issues) using NVIDIA Inspector for NVIDIA graphics cards.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Always enabled even when disabled in the launcher; see Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Use New Vegas Tick Fix.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Rendered image uses SDR color space. In-game HDR option refers only to HDR Rendering.
Most graphics options are accessible on the main launcher screen.


Add support for multi-monitor set-ups[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Fallout_default.ini.
  3. Find the following lines:


Many fonts become blurry and terminals may become unusable.
HUD is shown on the middle/main monitor.
Relevant multi-monitor resolutions:
3840x1024 5040x1050
iSafeZoneXWide=610 iSafeZoneXWide=770
iSafeZoneYWide=15 iSafeZoneYWide=15
iSafeZoneX=610 iSafeZoneX=770

Field of view (FOV)[edit]

Edit Field of view (FOV)[7]
  1. Edit %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\Fallout.ini
  2. Change fDefaultFOV=75.0000 to the desired FOV.
  3. Below it, add fDefaultWorldFOV=75.0000 set to the desired value. Example:


High FOV values can cause scopes to not cover the entire screen when aiming down sights.[6]
If you use the console command fov #, achievements will be disabled for the current session of the game; edit the file mentioned above for a permanent fix.
Suggested FOV values (with the assumption of default being good for 5:4):
Aspect Ratio FOV Value
4:3 79.9000
16:9 105.3000
15:9 99.0000
16:10 95.2000
21:9 80.0000


By default, windowed mode only supports a limited number of resolutions.
Edit windowed resolution[citation needed]
  1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\FalloutNV\
  2. Open FalloutPrefs.ini.
  3. Change the values of iSize W= and iSize H= to the desired resolution.

Vertical sync (Vsync)[edit]

Vsync is enabled at all times, even if the Vertical Sync box is unticked. This setting can be forced in the Fallout_default.ini file.
Force Disable VSync[citation needed]
  1. Go to the installation folder.
  2. Open Fallout_default.ini
  3. Change iPresentInterval=1 to iPresentInterval=0

Enabling SSAO for all graphics cards[edit]

ENB Series has a much better AO shader that works on all GPUs. Download it from this location: http://enbdev.com/download_mod_falloutnv.htm
To install, extract all the files in the archive to the same folder as FalloutNV.exe; d3d9.dll, enblocal.ini, enbseries.ini, and other files, will be in the same folder as FalloutNV.exe

Enabling HBAO+ for Nvidia graphics cards[edit]

Note: The HBAO+ created by NVidia Profile Inspector is subpar and can break compatibility with ENB Series.
Use the Ambient Occlusion flag 0x00000003 with Quality or High Quality.
Using Ambient Occlusion flag 0x00000003[citation needed]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Under Profiles select Fallout - New Vegas.
  3. Under Ambient Occlusion compatibility insert the flag 0x00000003.
  4. Under Ambient Occlusion usage select Enabled.
  5. Under Ambient Occlusion setting select your quality of preference, but in order to use HBAO+ you must use Quality or High Quality.
  6. Click Apply changes.
If you get an error saying access denied when applying the Ambient Occlusion setting, navigate to:
"C:\ProgramData\NVIDIA Corporation"
and delete the folder named "Drs". If there is no Drs folder then create it, this will fix the error.


Input settings
Input settings

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Some menu keys are hardcoded.
Mouse acceleration
Enabled by default; see Mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
Native XInput controller support.
Full controller support
Player name must be entered at the beginning but default name can be chosen with controller.
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Additional information
Button prompts
For DualShock use the Playstation 4 Controller mod.
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
If disabled, it may re-enable itself after loading a save, even though it still says vibration is disabled.[8]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Use Better Steam Controller Support mod.

Mouse acceleration[edit]

Disable mouse acceleration[9]
  1. Go to the documents folder.
  2. Go to the My Games folder and then to the falloutnv folder
  3. Open Fallout.ini
  4. Find the section: [Controls]
  5. Add these lines:

This fix should work, opposed to changes to the fallout_default.ini in the game's folder. Also, there is no need to add these lines every time you start up Fallout. Once added, the mouse acceleration should be disabled permanently. The following paragraphs should be obsolete but are kept for archive purposes.

If this fix doesn't work, load the Fallout: New Vegas launcher and then add the lines to Fallout.ini. However, you will have to add those lines every time you play Fallout. You can also make Fallout.ini read only, which will prevent mouse acceleration from being reset.

If this still doesn't work, find the following lines in the Fallout_default.ini and change them to match the following:

bBackground Mouse=1


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, footsteps, voice, effects and radio.
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output[10]
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
Use this mod to enable true binaural sound. Does not require a sound card.[11]
May require DirectSound3D restoration software to restore proper audio functionality on Windows Vista and later (Included in HRTF mod).
Creative ALchemy may cause the game to freeze and stop responding during the introduction with Doc Mitchell.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation.
Unknown if taken from the PS3 version or retranslated from English into Japanese, download
Retail only. Patch for digital release here.
There is a enhanced fan translation that corrects many errors the original have here.
A Turkish fan patch is available here. Separate patches are also available for the following DLCs: Dead Money, Honest Hearts

VR support[edit]

3D modes Native GG3D Notes
Nvidia 3D Vision
Use Helix Mod: Fallout New Vegas.
TriDef 3D
G3D, DirectVR
Officially supported game, see official vorpx game list.
Devices Native Notes
3RD Space Gaming Vest
Novint Falcon

Issues fixed[edit]

TweakGuides has created a comprehensive guide for fixing issues in this game. It can be found here.

Characters "Throwing Up"[edit]

This is caused by conflicting character mods, this can usually be fixed with a compatibility patch or by using LOOT to fix the load order.

Rotating Heads/Floating, non-animated NPCs[edit]

Setting "Actor Fade" to the maximum value should fix this.

Random unlit geometry when using Pip-Boy light[edit]

The "Pip-Boy Light Priority Fix" xNVSE plugin may help remedy this, without needing to sacrifice distant light quality.

Alternatively lowering the "Light Fade" option can help reduce instances of this happening, at the cost of distant lighting being reduced.[12]

Game Crashes Randomly[edit]

Random Crashes[citation needed]
  1. Use New Vegas Tick Fix
  2. Use NVAC
  3. Use the FNV 4GB Patcher
  4. Use the JIP LN NVSE Plugin
  5. Use the Memory Management Fix
  6. If using New Vegas Stutter Remover remove it

Game Stuck On Loading Screen[edit]

Perpetual loading screen.
Sometimes attempting to 'load' a save game does not work.
Generate New Autosave[citation needed]
  1. Start a new game and playing it to the point where Doc Mitchell tells you to go to the Vigor Tester machine.
  2. At this point the game will autosave, and loading your previous save should work now.
Load a different save first[citation needed]
  1. Load an older save (or different save).
  2. At this point the engine and game are fully loaded, loading your previous save should work now. This is faster than having to skip cutscenes and wait for an autosave, but requires having other saves on your hard drive.

Unable To Level[edit]

Caused by using the advlevel console command.
rewardxp console command[13]
Can be fixed by adding enough XP to level once again.
  1. Use the console command rewardxp (e.g. rewardxp 5000 to award 5000xp) and add enough XP to level once again.

Some Sounds Don't Work[edit]

Voice acting and Pip-Boy sounds (and possibly others) can not be heard, while the radio and movement can.
Windows Sound Options[citation needed]
Can be fixed by correcting the number of sound channels in the configuration of your playback device in Windows.

Application load error P:0000065434[edit]

This happens when you start the launcher.
Launcher doesn't open[citation needed]
  1. Open Steam as Admin.
  2. Rightclick the game in your Steam library and select "Properties".
  3. Select the tab "Local content" and click "Verify integrity of game cache". This might be necessary several times. Steam will download the missing/corrupt files.
Launcher can't find Steam[citation needed]
  1. Open CMD in Admin-mode
  2. Go to the New Vegas installation folder (the same folder where NVSE resides)
  3. Create a symbolic link to Steam by typing this command in CMD: mklink "Steam.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe"

Game Crashes on Startup (NVSE installed properly)[edit]

This happens when you start the game, and have mods that utilize NVSE (New Vegas Script Extender)
Crashes on Startup (NVSE installed properly)[citation needed]
  1. Rightclick nvse_loader in the Fallout New Vegas installation folder and select properties.
  2. Select the tab "Compatibility" and click "Run this program as administrator" and apply.
This could also be the result of mods attempting to change the same object.

Player "Sliding"[edit]

Character will continue to move or "slide" a bit sometimes even after they have stopped moving. Note that this should not be confused for the game engine forcing characters to take a full step when moving.
Player "Sliding"[citation needed]
  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Keyboard settings (NOTE: You may have to change your view from "Category" to "Icons" in order to access Keyboard settings)
  3. Under the "Speed" tab, set Repeat Delay to Short, and set Repeat Rate to Slow.
This fix does not work for some players.
Limiting Maximum pre-rendered frames[citation needed]
  1. Download and run Nvidia Profile Inspector.
  2. Under Profiles select Fallout - New Vegas.
  3. In section Sync and Refresh set the option Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1.
  4. Click Apply changes.

Data Files get auto loaded on Startup[edit]

Affected data files are enabled at all times, even if their boxes in the "Data Files" menu are unticked.
Disable data file autoloading[citation needed]
  1. Go to the <path-to-game>\Data\
  2. Search for a file you want disabled with a .nam extension.
  3. Delete or rename the selected file.
  4. Repeat for any file you want disabled.
If you chose to delete the .nam files, you can recover them by verifying the game data files integrity in Steam.

Application load error 5:0000065434[edit]

Occurs when launching the game in any other way than through Steam due to an inappropriate Steam AppID being used.
Can happen when you have a Polish, Czech or Russian version of the game.
Error code P:0000065432 may also apply when the AppID is incorrect.
Installation of Fallout NV Extenders[citation needed]
  1. Download New Vegas Script Extender.
  2. Install the New Vegas Script Extender according to the ReadMe file found in the archive you just downloaded.
  3. Install 4GB Fallout New Vegas.
  4. Create a shortcut to fnv4gb.exe in your Fallout NV folder and add -SteamAppId 22490 as a launch parameter. The shortcut should now resemble:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas enplczru\fnv4gb.exe" -SteamAppId 22490
  5. Use this shortcut command line as an example. It can be used to launch the game through Nexus Mod Manager, Mod Organizer and possibly other launchers.


This method only applies to PL/CZ/RU versions of the game. If it fails, try one of the methods below.
This method involves installing two extensions. While being mods, they are considered essential.
Match shortcut target AppID with actual Steam AppID[citation needed]
  1. Download New Vegas Script Extender.
  2. Install the New Vegas Script Extender according to the ReadMe file found in the archive you just downloaded.
  3. Install 4GB Fallout New Vegas.
  4. Find the correct Steam AppID for your version of the game. The easiest way to do this is as follows:
    1. Right click the game within Steam, then select "Create Desktop Shortcut."
    2. Right click the newly created shortcut on your desktop and select properties.
    3. The URL address should be in the form of steam://rungameid/22380, with the last number being the real Steam AppID.
  5. Create a shortcut to fnv4gb.exe in your Fallout NV folder and add -SteamAppId xxxxx as a launch parameter. Replace "xxxxx" with your real AppID. Shortcut should now resemble:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout New Vegas\fnv4gb.exe" -SteamAppId 22490
  6. Use this shortcut command line as an example. It can be used to launch the game through Nexus Mod Manager, Mod Organizer and possibly other launchers.


This method applies whenever the AppID being launched does not match your Steam installation, such as any localized version of the game or a special edition of the game.
As above, this method involves installing two extensions. While being mods, they are considered essential.
Symbolic link creation[14]
  1. Open a Command prompt using "Run as Administrator" (Start>All Programs>Accessories>Command prompt).
  2. At the prompt type, enter the complete path to the common folder inside the SteamApps folder you use. For example,
    CD "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\"
    and press Enter (if the common folder does not exist, create it).
  3. The command prompt should show the above path. If not, try the following steps. Otherwise, skip to Step 4.
    1. First, check to see if the path you entered exists.
    2. Second, if the path exists, check to see if the drive letter of the path is different than C. If so, in addition to navigating to the folder, you must also enter the drive letter and press Enter in order to see the path you entered. For example,
  4. Next, type
    mklink /d "Fallout New Vegas" "D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas"
    and press Enter (change the example path to your Fallout New Vegas installation folder).
  5. Recreate any shortcuts using the new "proper" path (i.e. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Fallout New Vegas\FalloutNVLauncher.exe).
  6. Reconfigure your mod managers to also include the changed path.


This method creates a symbolic link between where the game is installed, and where it "thinks" it is installed. It allows using the correct path without moving the game files.
Game reinstallation[citation needed]
  1. Uninstall the game.
  2. Install the game, this time in the default Steam folder. This is frequently:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\


This method moves all the game files to the default Steam folder. Make sure you have enough disk space before doing this.

Tilde console key not working[edit]

Pressing the tilde key on the keyboard does not launch the cheat console.
Disconnect gamepad[citation needed]

Can be fixed by disconnecting the controller. The controller can be reconnected after using the cheat console.

Error Code 53[edit]

Delete Relevant Appmanifest files[citation needed]

Delete Appmanifest files from the Game Library and restart Steam. Re-install the game and Steam will find the existing files.

Unable to trade/loot in the German game Version[edit]

Use the .exe from the international version[15]

Exchange the game's .exe-files with ones from the international version, available HERE.


This method also reenables the gib/gore features of the game.

Stutter when limiting FPS through ENB Series, NVSR, or driver[edit]

Use D3D Antilag by Kegetys (no ENB)[citation needed]

Download Kegetys D3D9 Antilag HERE

If not using an ENB, extract d3d9.dll and antilag.cfg to the same folder as FalloutNV.exe. To adjust the FPS limit, edit antilag.cfg with a text editor and change the value for the Antilag setting. E.G: FPSlimit=40

Use D3D Antilag by Kegetys (with ENB)[citation needed]

If using an ENB, rename the kegetys d3d9.dll to d3d9_antilag.dll, put d3d9_antilag.dll in the same folder as FalloutNV.exe, open enblocal.ini, and change the first three settings to:




Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3 Unless shaderpackage019.sdp is renamed to shaderpackage017.sdp (WARNING: Breaks ENB, can also ruin reflections), the game will use vertex shader model 2.0, and pixel shader 2.0B.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio DirectSound
Cutscenes Bink Video


See Essential improvements for modifications that fix bugs and improve performance.
Viva New Vegas is a comprehensive Fallout New Vegas modding guide website which gets updated constantly and provides links to essential, stable and lore-friendly mods and how to install them.

Tale of Two Wastelands[edit]

This mod requires Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition and Fallout New Vegas Ultimate Edition.
The mod is now in beta and is very stable.
Adds all the Fallout 3 content, including the world, quests, NPCs and items, into Fallout: New Vegas, and integrates the games to create a seamless experience.
Includes more than 40000 bug fixes to both games.
Can cause many conflicts with existing mods.

Charge's FNV HD Texture Packs[edit]

Fallout: New Vegas's textures upscaled using a curated selection of AI upscalers.
Authentic to the original textures' artstyle.
Has several known issues that slipped past curation. The author plans to correct these in future updates.


Requires all official DLC to be installed in order to work.
General difficulty tweak and bug fix mod by Fallout: New Vegas' Project director and Lead designer, Joshua Sawyer JSawyer Mod.
Contains crude editing and bugs, JSawyer Ultimate is a reconstructed version with fixes but strays heavily from the original mod and has it's own bugs.

New Vegas: Uncut[edit]

One of the mod authors, MoBurma, has listed content which has been cut from the game due to time constraints.
Restores content cut from the game in a number of individual mods.
Some mods where indicated can be buggy and not function properly.
Mods such as Freeside Uncut require higher-end computers to perform optimally.

Fallout - New California[edit]

A massive mod that adds an all new story with hours of voiced dialogue, a new world, and multiple branching narrative paths. An Unofficial Prequel to New Vegas.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) 256 MB of VRAM
DirectX 9.0c compatible


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/22380/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (22380) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. What happens in 'Fallout: New Vegas' - last accessed on 2020-05-25
    "This time around, Bethesda Softworks will publish the sequel with development by Obsidian Entertainment. The staff of the Irvine, Calif., studio (Neverwinter Nights 2) includes several veterans of Fallout and Fallout 2."
  2. FNV 4GB Patch - Page 205 - File topics - The Nexus Forums - last accessed on 2020-05-30
    "The Bethesda.net versions of Fallout New Vegas (and Fallout 3) have been recompiled. This breaks most of the mods made in the last 10 years since NVSE will not work and no one will pick it up and make it work, let alone JIPLN, NVTF, NVAC, Johnny Guitar, Stewies Tweaks, etc."
  3. Fallout: New Vegas is buggy as hell; where’s the outrage? - last accessed on 2020-05-30
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