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Aesthetics & Ambience


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Why the small selection of texture, lighting, animation, and audio mods?

Many of these mods are out of the scope of this guide, and as such we have only included those that we feel are critical or highly impactful. For an extensive guide on these types of mods, check out New Vegas Visual Renewal. Support for New Vegas Visual Renewal is provided on The Wasteland Supplemental.

If you do decide to use the New Vegas Visual Renewal guide, move the mods in this section down to the corresponding seperators referenced in that guide.

Visual Improvements

Impostors and LOD Flicker Fix

Fixes the Z-flicker between impostor references and LOD meshes in Camp McCarran and the nearby cells by disabling those impostor refs.

Contrasted LOD Noise Texture

Adds LOD noise texture for Mid Frequency Details, which helps blend far terrain with closer details.

  • Main File - Contrasted LOD Noise 2k

High Resolution Bloom

This mod edits the resolution of the bloom render target, allowing it to use higher screen resolutions instead of the hardcoded quarter size.

High Resolution Water Fog

Increases resolution of water depth render target, thus significantly reducing aliasing.

Mobile Pip-Boy Light

Attaches the Pip-Boy light to the Pip-Boy so it moves with the player's arm.

Simply Upscaled Grass

Upscales grass texture, improving visual quality with negligible performance impact.

Installation:

  • Main File - Simply Upscaled Grass - Vanilla Style - 2k

Animations

3rd Person Animation Fixpack

Fixes gliding, stuttering, limb popping, broken fingers, animation bugs, bad blending, etc, of 3rd person animations.

Installation:

  • Main File - 3rd Person Animation Fixpack

ISControl Enabler

Allows for manual repositioning of the gun and crosshair. Required for multiple weapon and animation mods in the guide.

Instructions:
  • Hold the aim button and right shift until the ISControl crosshair appears, then release right shift while still holding aim.
  • Adjust the sights angle by moving the mouse.
  • Adjust the sights distance with the mouse wheel.
  • Adjust the sights position by holding left shift and moving the mouse.
  • Press enter to save your iron sight alterations.

Weapon Based Hands Clip Distance

Allows for manual repositioning of the players hand clip distance.

Instructions:
  • Hold the aim button and press right alt. Alternatively, if adjusting clip distance while your weapon is at the hip, simply press right alt.
  • Adjust the hand clip distance with the mouse wheel.
  • Press enter to save your hand clip distance alterations.
  • Press backspace to exit the editor.

B42 Weapon Inertia

Gives weapons realistic inertia movement.

Anniversary Anim Pack

Includes three of Hitman's previous animation/bugfix mods, Subtle Camera Motion, Iron Sights Recoil Animations, and Fire Animation Variants. Also includes some previously unreleased animations.

Installation:

  • Main File - Anniversary Anim Pack

New Vegas Animation Overhaul - Guns

The definitive first-person animation pack for guns in Fallout: New Vegas and TTW. Two-and-a-half years in this making, this pack covers (almost) every weapon in base New Vegas, its DLCs, and in TTW.

Installation:

  • Main File - New Vegas Animation Overhaul - Guns
    • Animation Preset:
      • Vanilla
      • WAP Friendly
      • Custom

Butcher Pete Complete - A Melee Animation Overhaul

A comprehensive melee animation overhaul for almost every single one-handed melee weapon in New Vegas, its DLCs, and TTW.

Installation:

  • Main File - 1. Butcher Pete Complete - A Melee Animation Overhaul (Hitman Locomotion)

Wasteland Warrior - A Melee Animation Overhaul

Reanimates all animations for all two-handed melee weapon in the game.

Installation:

  • Main File - 1. Wasteland Warrior - A Melee Animation Overhaul (Hitman Locomotion)
  • Update File - Left Attack Fix

Blended Locomotion

Blends Hit - Locomotion, rockomotion, and some of hitman's old locomotion (jump files) into one locomotion set.

Installation:

  • Main File - Blended Locomotion

Iron Sights Aligned

Comprehensively aligns iron sights across mods that alter or add animations and weapons.

Installation:

  • Main File - Iron Sights Aligned
    • Weapon Meshes:
      • Vanilla
      • Tale of Two Wastelands
      • Weapon Mesh Improvement Mod
    • Base Animations:
      • Vanilla
      • Anniversary Anim Pack
      • FNV Clean Animations
    • kNVSE Animations:
      • New Vegas Animation Overhaul - Guns
      • EliV3's ETJ kNVSE Animations
    • Weapon Replacers:
      • Laser Weapon Iron Sights
      • WAP Weapon Replacers
      • C.A.R and OUR Friends
      • R91 and Friends
    • Additional Patches:
      • Yukichigai's Unofficial Patch
      • Hitman's Anims No Burst Fire
    • Animation Preset:
      • Vanilla
      • WAP
      • Custom
info

In the upcoming FOMOD, UNCHECK patches for any mods you skipped earlier in the guide.

  • Main File - Iron Sights Aligned - Mod Support
    • Weapon Meshes:
      • Vanilla
      • Tale of Two Wastelands
      • Weapon Mesh Improvement Mod
    • Base Animations:
      • Vanilla
      • Anniversary Anim Pack
      • FNV Clean Animations
    • kNVSE Animations:
      • New Vegas Animation Overhaul - Guns
      • EliV3's ETJ kNVSE Animations
    • Weapon Patches:
      • Claim the Mojave
      • Dead Money Tweaks
      • Havasu Blues
      • More Mojave
      • New Vegas Bounties I LE
    • Tale of Two Wasteland Mods:
      • .32 Caliber Weapons Pack
      • Alton IL
      • A World of Pain for Fallout 3
      • DC Arsenal
      • EDGE
      • The Regulators
    • Standalone Weapons:
      • Hitman's RPD
      • Hitman's KRISS Vector
    • Weapon Packs:
      • Hitman's RPD
      • Hitman's KRISS Vector
    • Weapon Packs:
      • Classic Fallout Weapons Remastered
      • NS Weapons All in One
      • Supplementary Weapon Pack
      • ZL Armaments Remastered
    • Another Millenia Team:
      • Another Millenia
      • Another Millenia Add-on
      • Another Millenia - Hitman Part 2
      • Tactapack
    • anonx1987:
      • Wasteland AR Pack
      • Wicked Pistols Pack
      • NVRA - AR70
      • NVRA - Augomag
      • NVRA - MPK
      • NVRA - Uzi
      • AK-50
      • Colt 2033
      • Fedorov Avtomat
      • Marlin Thumper
      • Raging Bull
      • Rainer AK - Remastered
    • AWOP FO3 kNVSE Animation Options:
      • .44 Magnum Revolver
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
      • 10mm Submachine Gun
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
      • Assault Rifle
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
      • Chinese Assault Rifle
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
      • Hunting Rifle
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
      • Plasma Pistol
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
      • Laser Rifle
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
    • EDGE TTW kNVSE Animation Options:
      • Hunting Rifle
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
    • The Regulators kNVSE Animation Options:
      • 10mm Submachine Gun
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter
      • Sawed-Off Shotgun
        • Hitman
        • Rockbiter

Scope Aim Tweaks

Configurable tweaks when aiming with a scope such as blur and fade in from black.

Installation:

  • Main File - Scope Aim Tweaks (No Plugin)

PSRO - Peripheral Scope Reticle Overhaul

A comprehensive overhaul of all vanilla scope reticles with pixel perfect alignments and a full clear view of surroundings.

Installation:

  • Main File - PSRO - Peripheral Scope Reticle Overhaul
    • Continue?:
      • Let me in.
    • Background Visibility:
      0% (Original)
      25%
      50%
      75% (Recommended)
      100% (Vanilla Replacer)
    • Fin?:
      • Finish.
  • Optional File - PSRO - Mod Compatibility Compendium - FOMOD
    • Continue?:
      • I got everthing. Let me in.
    • Select Your Patches:
      • AMAC-1500 Sniper Rifle
      • CFA - Classic Wattz 2000 Laser Rifle
      • Classic AK-112 - The Adytum Rifle
      • Classic Fallout Weapons Remastered
      • DMT - Dead Money Tweaks - Complete Overhaul
      • EVE - Essential Visual Enhancements
      • Gyrojet Carbine
      • LaFrance Specialties M16-K
      • Mosin Nagant - Sniper Rifle
      • Mossberg 590 Special Purpose Shotgun
      • Panzermann's Changes
      • Sturmgewehr 44 (STG 44)
      • Tactapack
      • Turbo Gatling Plasma
    • Mossberg 590 Special Purpose Shotgun:
      0%
      25%
      50%
      75% (Recommended)
      100%
    • Tactapack:
      0%
      25%
      50%
      75%
      100%
    • Finished:
      • Oh ye. We did it. Finished.

Compatibility Skeleton

Allows multiple mods that edit the skeleton mesh to work together, required for B42 Weapon Inertia.

Installation:

  • Optional File - NVCS Vanilla Weights
note

This mod MUST load after any other skeleton containing mods, which should already be true if following the guide.

Audio

ATMOS Ambient Sound Overhaul - TTW

A port of ATMOS Ambient Sound Overhaul from Fallout 3, adding more than 200 new ambient sound effects. Over 3000 hand placed sound emitters. 3D sound effect with actual distance and direction in the world. Only affects the Capital Wasteland.

ATMOS Ambience Overhaul

Modernized ambient soundscape with an object based directional sound system. Estimated near 1000 new custom-built sound effects, crafted with film industry grade equipment. Only affects the Mojave Wasteland.

Installation:

All Weapon Sound Overhaul Modern Edition Redone - AWSOMER

A full replacement of all ballistic, explosive and energy weapon sounds.

Installation:

Lighting

Improved Lighting Shaders

xNVSE plugin that almost completely fixes the exterior lighting bug, and allows up to 4x the number of active lights!

Installation:

  • Main File - Improved Lighting Shaders

Atmospheric Lighting Tweaks - TTW

Makes changes to Image Spaces and Lighting Templates to give interiors a more dynamic and atmospheric look.

Natural Interiors

Remove the tints from Interiors.

Weather

MoonlightNVSE

Fixes moonlight, making the moon the light caster instead of the sun.

Longer Weather Transitions ESPless

A small improvement that extends the weather transition time by a factor of 20, which fixes abrupt weather transitions when using varied weather types.

Desert Natural Weathers TTW

An overhaul of weathers with 360 degree panoramic cloud textures, improved lighting, and DLC support.

Installation:

  • Main File - Desert Natural Weathers TTW

Accurate NASA Stars

4k star texture and mesh using NASA satellite images to create a real-world accurate starfield.

Installation:

  • Main File - Accurate Stars

NillaPlus Maximum Moon 4K 2K 1K

MOOOOOOOOON (it's bigger, it's brighter, it's round...er?)

Installation:

  • Optional File - NillaPlus Majestic Moon (medium) 1K

Cloud Upgrade NVSE

NVSE plugin which adds pseudo-animated clouds for horizons and panoramic cloud systems.

Interior Rain

Interior rain sounds powered by Climate Control NVSE.

Installation:

  • Main File - Interior Rain
  • Optional File - Interior Rain - TTW

3D Rain

Replace the poorly designed 2D rain found in Zion Canyon (as well as in most weather mods) with a new 3D version. Rain no longer looks abnormal when you look up or down.

Installation:

  • Main File - 3D Rain

Climate Control - Rain

Rain fixes and improvements powered by Climate Control NVSE. Supports 3D Rain.

Installation:

  • Main File - Climate Control - Rain
  • Optional File - Climate Control - 3D Rain
caution

Weather mods MUST always load after all other mods, which should already be true if following the guide.