Got Fallout 4 up and running again.

More or less. The Script Extender is still being updated, so I can’t use any of those mods. Right now I’m just carving my little mini-settlement out of Sanctuary, prepping everything so that people can move right on in when I get around to going to Concord. I’m not really playing it again so much as I’m waiting for the Starfield DLC to drop…

Moe Lane

PS: I know people think Fallout: New Vegas has a better story, and it does — but I can build stuff in Fallout 4. That’s a huge part of the fun for me.


Two thousand, eight hundred, ninety-nine and eight-tenths hours.

2,899.8 hours. That is my current runtime on Fallout 4, according to Steam. And apparently I did not know before today that you can get power cables inside your buildings by putting a power conduit on a floor mat, connecting it to an another conduit, and then move the mat inside.

…2,899.8 HOURS!

Fallout 76 reviews starting to come in.

This one from Gamespot is interesting.  Short version: Fallout 76 looks a lot like Fallout 4, but with other people.  Entertainingly, it looks a lot like my modded version of Fallout 4, in that there are leaves on the dang trees and everything (I just can’t get into the unmodded Fallout aesthetic*).  A whole lot of the mechanics and the GUI is identical, in fact.  But it’s not quite identical, and I assume that the differences will get me humiliatingly killed a few times.

Well, we’ll see in a month.

Moe Lane

*It’s been a long damn time.  The trees and the grass would come back.  Even if radiation is weird and entertaining in this universe.

Fallout 4 (2015) releases Game of the Year (in 2017).

I… have no idea why Bethesda waited until now to bring out a GotY version of Fallout 4.   Maybe it’s on the checklist for Things to Do Before We Can Get Started on Fallout 5?  Or maybe they thought that they had released the GotY, only Bethesda checked its website this morning and realized that they forgot to hit publish.  That happens to me sometimes.

:pause, while looking at pictures:

Man, I always forget just how bleak the Commonwealth looks when playing vanilla. If you pick this one up, do yourself a favor and go download the Fallout 4 Seasons Project. I typically run the Summer option, but they’re all good for making the place look better. Even the Winter option is pretty good. Continue reading Fallout 4 (2015) releases Game of the Year (in 2017).

God, this Bethesda Creation Club thing is gonna be a HUGE PitA.

I mean, OK, as a concept Bethesda’s Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim is great.

But it’s gonna be a pure headache to everybody who has already modded the game. Because I don’t think that all that vetted content is going to be compatible with all the modded content out there, and I certainly don’t think that all the best modded content is going to end up being vetted.  For a variety of reasons.  On the plus side — and it’s a very big plus side — some modders may end up getting paid for some of their stuff.

So I guess we’ll see.