Mom’s Basement progress

This is what Mom’s Basement looks like. This is only the barebones beginning, but due to the crashing problems I have with the CK2.0, it’s taken me many days to get this far. In fact, I can’t see myself doing anything more on it, because there’s lots to do still with decorating and adding custom assets and stuff, not to mention adding the NPC’s and the NavMesh, which is going to be a hellish experience in this ill-working POS CK. It was a nice dream though but I think I’ll say good bye to Fallout4 with this.

Mom’s Basement

I am actually creating a mod for Fallout 4 right now. I wanted to do something small just to check out the new Creation Kit. For all Elder Scrolls games, since Morrowind, I’ve done the Alcoholics Guild, which is only a little house with a couple of NPC’s in it. I’m trying to create something similar for Fallout 4, but with a spin. This time, the environment is going to be a basement with three nerds living there.

The Fallout Creation kit is really touchy though and not at all fun to work with. It’s constantly crashing; many times just randomly, making the process very frustrating and time-consuming. You need the patience of a god. If I ever finish this mod – which I doubt – it will be the first and last mod for this game just because their CK is so unbelievably unstable. Bethesda says they built the game with this crashing POS. Yeah sure.

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The three nerds live in Mom’s Basement, where they’ve spent the last two centuries playing the famous pen and paper RPG Vaults and Dragons, as well as Atomic Command on their computer terminals. They’re quite oblivious as to what has happened in the world upstairs. They’ve probably survived drinking irradiated water that has been leaking from the nearby chemical plant in Malden.

I’ve created the upper house as well as the layout of the basement. Currently, I’m decorating the interior. Stay tuned for more. I can’t promise a proper Nexus release, because I don’t know how high quality this work will be (due to ill-working CK), but I’ll publish what I have on this blog later on. We’ll see where this takes us; it’s just an experiment with the new CK2.0.

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Away in The Wasteland

Sorry mates. No mods to report from me lately, since I’ve been away in Fallout 4 for a while. I never liked the Fallout series, but I really got into this latest instalment. I’ve tried and checked out the Creation Kit for it, but I don’t think I’ll mod it though, so keep your eyes open for more Skyrim goodies from me in the future instead. I have a few things to do with Skyrim still.

Fallout 4

I don’t know what I feel about Fallout 4 yet, but so far, it’s been fun. Glitches here and there, like one guy who was supposed to give me assignment who was standing on the roof of a building, refusing to move, and I couldn’t get up. If I hadn’t played Bethesda’s games before I wouldn’t have known about the console and “tcl”.

The UI is really irritatingly bad on PC, so I have no doubts there’ll be a SkyUI for this one as well. The Character creation is fun, and for once, we get a body weight slider! That’s good news for modders like me who enjoy creating NPC’s, because now we can create real characters and not only NPC’s who are either muscular or more muscular.

The game doesn’t look like much and vanilla Skyrim actually matches it easily in terms of looks. I don’t care about the looks, but I would have expected a bit more wow-factor from a 60€ game in 2015. The story is nothing much either, it seems, but I really do want to see how it ends, so that’s a good sign.

Would I recommend Fallout 4? Sure I would, knowing that there will be thousands of mods to fix bugs, crappy UI and add masses of material in the future. I will check out the modding tools when they arrive in early 2016, but I doubt I will be making anything for FO4.

Fallout 4

Yes, Fallout 4. I never really played the old Fallouts. I have 3 and NV, but I’ve played NV like 25 hours, so, in my book, it wasn’t a hit. There’s something about the hypothetical 60’s nuclear destruction slash post-apocalyptic world that doesn’t grab me. I will get Four when it’s out, but don’t expect any love from me.

The game’s graphics has already come under criticism, based on what has been seen in the trailer. I don’t care about graphics. I’ve played Distant Worlds for a thousand hours, for God’s sake!

Nonetheless, with Fallout being Bethesda’s focus right now, and Elder Scrolls VI far away, it seems like there’s a couple of years of modding work in Skyrim still to be done. And that’s OK by me. I still haven’t released any really big mod, so I’m happy to get some more time with old Skyrim. Expect me to be here, because i have a lot of ideas I want to realize. Best of luck to Fallout 4 though.