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What are essential mods needed for New Vegas?

#1TruePowerSeekerPosted 7/20/2014 9:04:09 AM
I keep seeing it on the steam front page and it keeps reminding me I got the game a year ago and have yet to play it.

So what mods are needed to actually make the game world well and look good.

I know for skyrim there are the unofficial patches and the HD mods which are needed even for a vanilla run to be enjoyable.

So what core mods are needed to make the game function well?
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#2Pal 080Posted 7/20/2014 9:53:29 AM
You don't need any mods to "make the game function well". It works fine regardless.

However, to add a little more flavour there are plenty of options. I'm not about to list them though. Just go to New Vegas Nexus and browse the "most endorsed files of all time" and see which of them interest you.

A couple I can think off off the top of my head would be a texture pack, the monster mod (marts?) and New Vegas Bounties.
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#3AlleRacingPosted 7/20/2014 10:24:33 AM
There are definitely no essential mods for New Vegas, but if you start in the top 25 files on the Nexus, you'll have a pretty good selection of top notch mods. Project Nevada is probably the most ubiquitous.

Apparently there's a newer mod manager than NMM. I haven't used it yet, but I hear it's the way to go now.
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#4ShubPosted 7/20/2014 10:27:13 AM
AlleRacing posted...
Apparently there's a newer mod manager than NMM. I haven't used it yet, but I hear it's the way to go now.


Mod Organizer.
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#5temgunPosted 7/20/2014 10:29:31 AM
AlleRacing posted...
Project Nevada is probably the most ubiquitous.


I wouldn't recommend that on your first playthrough. Vanilla New Vegas is just fine, you don't absolutely have to mod it. Grab some texture packs and other visual mods along with the 4GB mod and you're all set. Otherwise, enjoy the vanilla game as it is. Once you get bored or have seen the base game enough, mod the hell out of it.
#6GoldninjaPosted 7/20/2014 10:32:15 AM(edited)
Shub posted...
AlleRacing posted...
Apparently there's a newer mod manager than NMM. I haven't used it yet, but I hear it's the way to go now.


Mod Organizer.


Better than Wrye Bash? Currently playing Skyrim.
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#7ShubPosted 7/20/2014 10:33:58 AM
I couldn't say, I only used Wrye Bash because certain Skyrim mods depended on it. The advantage of Mod Organizer is it doesn't mess with your game's installation.
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#8AlleRacingPosted 7/20/2014 10:54:16 AM
I was planning on switching to the Mod Organizer. Do all mods work with it as seamlessly as they did with NMM?
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#9SnadadosPosted 7/20/2014 11:14:38 AM
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#10gungunn101Posted 7/20/2014 11:25:30 AM
AlleRacing posted...
I was planning on switching to the Mod Organizer. Do all mods work with it as seamlessly as they did with NMM?


Once you get used to MO, you'll realize that mods didn't work as seamlessly with NMM as you'd think.
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