You’re exploring the New Vegas wasteland, and then it hits you: if only there was something that added more grass to the game. You hit a roadblock on the Road, and suddenly find yourself scrambling for a tip to get past those darn Radscorpions. You’ve conquered Caesar, but what you’d really like is some way, any way, to bottle water.
Well, we have the links for you.
First up, the New Vegas Nexus has officially opened, offering a convenient home for many of the game’s modders. The site already features dozens and dozens of files to sample, and only some of them are explicit. Check it out.
In an effort to weed out the best of the best mods, PC Gamer has listed their 25 favorites. Everything from depth-of-field hacks to higher-stakes gambling is featured. If you like one-hit headshots, they have a mod for you.
Ripten also has a list of five essential New Vegas PC mods, including a camera shift for those that like a more centered perspective.
Planet Fallout has their own set of modding guides in the works. Check out their first and second posts offering top-quality mods.
1Up.com shares 10 tips for braving the post-nuclear wilds of the West. Their second tip: become a kleptomaniac. Obviously this guide is good for your cap wallet, but not for the good of heart.
The latest episode of own Bethesda Podcast also has plenty of tips and hints, courtesy New Vegas game guide author David Hodgson. Snowglobe spots and effective builds are discussed.
Finally, let’s say you’re still scraping together the caps to buy New Vegas. No problem: FileBlog has five Fallout 3 mods to keep you busy in the meantime.
Out of the hundreds (thousands?) of Oblivion mods that have been released since 2006, which could you not live without? PC Gamer’s Tom Senior answered that question today, narrowing down his favorites in “Ten Essential Oblivion Mods.”
We’ve made use of many mods on the list — which includes such stalwarts as Oscuro’s Overhaul and Midas’ wacky magic spells — but we’re less familiar with a couple. Head over to PC Gamer to check out the full feature.
Of course, there are plenty of other Oblivion mods worth a download, and everyone’s got an opinion on which are the best. What are your ten must-haves? Let us know in the comments.
That? That’s the release trailer for “Nehrim,” an Oblivion mod by esteemed group SureAI — makers of the Morrowind total conversion “Arktwend” and the Fallout 3 mod “Cube Experimental.”
But as is readily apparent, Nehrim is no ordinary mod.
Developed over a period of four years — yes, you read that right — Nehrim is an immense piece of work. According to SureAI, the total conversion contains:
555840 objects in 9622 loading areas (levels) and is inhabited by 1285 non-player characters, some of them friendly, others hostile.. 1616 scripts take care of offering the players enough variety in the 35-part main quest as well as in the about 30 side quests. In the German version, you can hear 56 professional voice actors, while the nearly 50 new and self-composed pieces of music can be enjoyed internationally. On top of that, there are a lot of new weapons, armours and spells. Referring to the testers, the game can hold you busy for about 40-50 hours.
And according to SureAI’s Dennis Weich, it’s all finally being unleashed for download tomorrow. While only the German version will be released initially, an English version is coming, and we’ll have an interview with the team to coincide with the latter release. In the meantime, visit SureAI’s site or their ModDB page for more info.
Here’s the steps you’ll want to follow to get your Morrowind player tracked online, as provided by Fliggerty:
Go to the GHF Census and Excise Office website and register for a new character. You are given a character ID, then you go play Morrowind. The mod setup process will ask you for this character ID, which it will use (obviously) to reference your character’s stats online. In the game you will be given a book, “Census Logs,” that you use to update certain bits of info about your character. You can set things like your current activity, current mood, etc. When you wish to upload your data to the CnE web site, all you do is save your game and then choose the upload option in the uploader program.”
Sounds like a cool project. The more people that participate, the more interesting the site will become. Won’t you join in on the fun?