Starting a Let's Play of New Vegas, what mods should I go for?

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Ben Soto, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    Title says it all. I'm LPing New Vegas and I want to know what mods to go for. Anybody got any suggestions?

    Here's my current modlist.

    -FOMM
    -NVSE
    -NVAC
    -NV 4gb Patch
    -Mod Configuration Menu
    -Mission Mojave
    -oHUD
    -XRE - CARS!
    -Weapons of the New Millenia
    -Integration - Couriers Stash
    -Power Armor Training Perk
    -Unlimited Companions
    -Radio Free Wasteland
    -The Storyteller
    -Conelrad 640-1240
    -Weapon Mods Expanded
    -Tutorial Killer
    -New Vegas Bounties
    -New Vegas Bounties II
    -New Vegas Bounties III
     
  2. Tuffluck

    Tuffluck First time out of the vault

    Jul 13, 2017
    Are you planning on being the Courier? If not, I would get Roleplayer's Alternative Start. Also get YUP for bug fixes.
     
  3. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    I recommend Fear and Loathing Guide.

    Besides that, here are some of my favourites:

    New Vegas Uncut Series
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/users/3010984/?tb=mods&pUp=1

    Book of Flesh, maybe Book of Steel (amazing textures)
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/39873/?

    EVE (Gives Energy Weapons more OMPH)
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/42666/?

    Flashlight NVSE
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/39968/?

    HI RES Chems and Health ReTexture Pack
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/40302/?

    JIP Selective Fire + JIP IMproved Recipe Menu
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/49478/?

    NMCs Textures
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/43135/?

    PROJECT NEVADA is amazing, one of my esssential mods
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/40040/?

    YUP Gameplay Tweaks
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/61639/?

    WMX
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/39651/?

    Wasteland Flora Overhaul
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/39856/?

    And optional:

    Vault 22 Overhaul (It is a bit tax heavy, but makes the vault much more atmospheric).
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/54472/?

    Outside of that, I use some minor mods, I made myself:
    -More Meat from Animals
    -DR for Armours, etc.

    I do not recommend FOOK, though. It is a huge overhaul, that doesn't work well with many mods.
     
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  4. Ben Soto

    Ben Soto Professional Salt Shaker

    Jul 7, 2014
    I plan on doing the main quest, so yeah, I'm the Courier.
     
  5. Risewild

    Risewild Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
  6. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    That one isn't bad, but I personally prefer: 100% to pick a lock with force, 1 password, etc. It is much more simple and less time consuming.
     
  7. Risewild

    Risewild Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    But it is much less RPG-like and a bit cheaty. Since @Ben Soto was mentioning roleplaying in this LP I thought using the character skills for the lockpicking and hacking would make more sense for his playthrough.
    Also sometimes people who watch LPs do not like players to play with mods like that (100% chance of succeed on tasks) because that takes away a bit of the excitement of watching someone playing and sometimes failing at things :nod:.
     
  8. Ediros

    Ediros A Smooth-Skin

    Feb 4, 2016
    Can't deny that. That is why I didn't put it in recommended. I prefer it myself, but it is a bit too cheaty.
     
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  9. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 29, 2015
    The Fallout Character Overhaul improves the faces of the vanilla game.

    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/54460/?

    The Courier's Cache is fun comedy quest that adds a nice player home and good looking weapons and armor.

    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/49531/?


    The Desert Scorpion Armor is a good armor if you want a ranger style character. Not available on the Nexus anymore.

    https://mega.nz/#!jxZRgBKR!ungVm06YZXZUAysIUNw1jiWQNs5PUuPr6aFt4vVtzRE

    The armor is sold at the Gunrunners.

     
  10. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi First time out of the vault

    Jul 14, 2017
    Resource Based Hacking and Lockpicking
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/56117/?
    I use this to make you "spend" lockpicks/multitools for hacking/lockpicking, with skill increasing reducing the cost.

    Jsawyer Ultimate Edition
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/61592/?
    to quote the page:
    This mod is a complete, from-scratch remake of the original JSawyer mod. It aims to stay as true as possible to the source material, and clean up any inconsistencies or errors there were, whilst generally refining things and improving compatibility with other mods.
    Jsawyer made a rebalance/gameplay tweaking mod, that is now redone in order to ensure better compatibility.


    Equipment Restoration Project
    http://www.nexusmods.com/newvegas/mods/43875/?
    Restores items/armors/weapons that were not implemented upon the finished game.
     
  11. rockitten

    rockitten It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 22, 2017
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  12. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 6, 2016
    Try once, but not for me.

    If there is one thing that this serie does not need IMHO it's a perfect waifu with model face as a companion.

    Has a good house in this mod however, in Novac.
     
  13. Tuffluck

    Tuffluck First time out of the vault

    Jul 13, 2017
    Also, I forgot. If you want more variety in weaponry, get Classic Fallout Weapons. It brings back all of the weapons (and a few armors, I believe) from the Fallout 1/2/Tactics.