If you’re a fan of Fallout 4, you’ll know that one of the best parts of the game is the vast array of weapons available. However, as you progress through the game, you may find that the weapons become a little stale. This is where Weaponsmith Extended comes in. This popular mod adds over 100 new weapons to the game, as well as new ammo types, modifications, and crafting options. In this article, we’ll show you how to install Weaponsmith Extended so you can take your Fallout 4 experience to the next level.
Requirements for Installing Weaponsmith Extended
Before we get started, it’s important to make sure your system meets the requirements for installing Weaponsmith Extended. First, you’ll need to make sure you have the base game, Fallout 4, installed on your computer. You’ll also need to have the latest version of the game installed, as the mod is only compatible with version 1.10.163 or higher.
In addition to the game, you’ll need to have some necessary software installed. First, you’ll need to have the Fallout 4 Script Extender (F4SE) installed. F4SE is a must-have for any modded Fallout 4 installation, as it provides a framework for other mods to build on. You’ll also need to have the Mod Organizer 2 (MO2) installed. MO2 is a mod manager that makes it easy to install and manage mods for Fallout 4. Finally, you’ll need to have the Weaponsmith Extended mod files downloaded and ready to install.
Downloading Weaponsmith Extended
Once you have all the necessary software installed, it’s time to download the Weaponsmith Extended mod files. The easiest way to do this is to visit the mod’s page on the Nexus Mods website. You’ll need to create an account on the site if you don’t already have one.
Once you’ve logged in, navigate to the Weaponsmith Extended mod page. Make sure you’re downloading the correct version of the mod based on your game version. Once you’ve confirmed that you have the correct version, click the “Download (NMM)” button to download the mod through the Nexus Mod Manager. Alternatively, you can choose to manually download the mod files and install them later.
Installing Weaponsmith Extended
After you’ve downloaded the mod files, it’s time to install them. If you’re using the Nexus Mod Manager, the installation process should be straightforward. Simply double-click the mod file in the Nexus Mod Manager and follow the prompts to install the mod.
If you’re manually installing the mod, you’ll need to extract the files from the downloaded archive. Once the files are extracted, you’ll need to copy them to the correct directory. The directory you need to copy the files to will depend on the mod manager you’re using. If you’re using MO2, you’ll need to install the mod through the manager by clicking the “Install a new mod from an archive” button and navigating to the downloaded mod file. Once the mod is installed, you’ll need to enable it in the game.
Installing Weaponsmith Extended
With all the necessary software and files downloaded, it’s time to install Weaponsmith Extended. First, extract the mod files to a temporary folder on your computer. Next, open MO2 and select the “Mods” tab. Click the “Create a new mod” button, and name the mod “Weaponsmith Extended.”
Now, go to the temporary folder where you extracted the mod files and select all the files. Drag and drop them into the “Weaponsmith Extended” mod folder in MO2. After the files have been copied, select the “Plugins” tab in MO2 and enable the “Weaponsmith Extended.esp” file.
Finally, launch Fallout 4 through F4SE and enjoy your new weapons!
Configuring Weaponsmith Extended
Before you start playing with your new weapons, there are a few things you should configure in Weaponsmith Extended. First, open the “Mod Configuration Menu” (MCM) by pressing the “Escape” key and selecting “Settings” from the menu. From there, select “Weaponsmith Extended” and adjust the settings to your liking. You can adjust things like the weapon spawn rate, the availability of ammo types, and the crafting requirements for new weapons.
Next, you’ll want to adjust the in-game settings for Weaponsmith Extended. Open the “Options” menu and select “Display.” From there, select “HUD” and make sure the “Weaponsmith Extended” option is checked. This will allow you to see the names of the new weapons in your inventory and on the ground.
With these settings adjusted, you’re ready to start using your new weapons. Test them out in combat, and experiment with different modifications to find your perfect loadout. With Weaponsmith Extended installed, Fallout 4 just got a whole lot more exciting.