Today we’re checking in on some of the latest modding news at Planet Fallout.
Any advice to people new to modding (Fallout 3)?
Qzilla: Everyone says this to new modders but it’s 100% true: start small! If your first foray into modding is making a WIP thread for a TC for Oblivion/Fallout 3 and you haven’t even started on it yet… you’re starting down a long long tunnel with no end in sight. The best way to start modding, from my perspective, is to find someone else’s *small* mod, and try to customize it more to your liking, emphasis again on *small*. Mods can get very complex very fast, so the best way to gain understanding is to start with something small and simple, and then once you’ve got the basics down you can start trying to mix things together to do more complicated things. No matter how much you may want to remake the entire Deus Ex game with the Fallout 3 engine — or whatever wild-eyed dream you’ve cooked up — it’s not gonna happen.
For more State of Modding interview, click here.
There’s plenty of other mods to check out on the site as well. Here’s the current Top 5 mods:
- Fellout: The Fallout 3 Weather Overhaul by Hat Monster (shown above): If the Capital Wasteland is looking a little too dreary for your tastes, this mod will bring a little sunshine into your game.
- The Enclave Commander Mod by J3X: Mentioned on Bethesda Blog for the umpteenth time, this one’s got as much staying power on the charts as Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
- Rideable Creatures by illyism: Feet tired? illyism’s got a new mod that will let you ride a Brahmin, Yao Guai, Ant Soldier, Centaur, or an Ant Queen. From the look of the screenshots, it appears the Chimera Tank is now driveable too (requires Operation: Anchorage DLC).
- Personal Terminal by ITJunky: Is your place in Megaton or Tenpenny Tower missing something? A computer maybe? With this mod, you can have your very own PC in your in-game home. No word if you can get Rick Roll’d on it.
- Outcast Tech And Armor Faction Overhaul by sergwolf: The main purpose of this mod is to realistically change the Outcast faction (and Brotherhood of Steel) to scavenge for new technology, armor, and weapons (requires Operation: Anchorage DLC).
That’s all for now, but we’ll definitely check in on Planet Fallout now and then. More from Planet Fallout after the break.