Fallout 3 and my moding experience!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010 0 comments
Well Fallout 3 certaintly was an AMAZING game, it featured a vast wasteland to explore and many quests to fulfill! From the creators of Oblivion, Bethesda came this epic tale of defeat, sorrow, and triumph. From leaving the vault to finding the water purifier you enjoy a rich RPG experience!

So, what could possibly make this game better? Well, what makes any computer game better? Mods, mods, oh and mods. Similar to Oblivion thousands of mods are freely availible to download from entire Fallout overhaul (FOOK) to small mods to simply replace the body wich are still so popular (Type 3)! So of course like any naturaly curious person I download a couple... hundred mods. With thousands of save games and 200+ hours I constanly tried new mods! Or maybe I would want to play the game a specific way like as a stealth sniper or maybe a rocket launcher baring explosive genius! Whatever I wanted I could mod the game to play that way!

Well, I did and I played, and played until one day I had 25 GB left on my 255 GB hard drive... went and checked my Fallout 3 Data folder and clicked properties. It slowley went up, 400 MB, 1GB, 2 GB, 10 GB, 30 GB, 80 GB. Oh crap! Figured I had played enough of Fallout 3 I decided I should clear it out... Went through deleting things to return it back to vanilla Fallout 3. I was following a guide telling about how you only needed some a few folders, the others were just for mods. After finishing up I didnt play for another 2 months. I came back hoping to get some more fill of Fallout 3 the other day, some sweet RPG FPS blendeed action. I didnt. I clicked the Fallout3.exe and the window opens, the intro plays, and BOOM crash. EVERY TIME, crashed. A fatal error every time.

So, googled around, checked the Fallout 3 Nexus, and learned some bad news. I deleted a relativly important file. Fallout3.esm, the file that only just powers the entire Fallout 3 game. So, I wasnt sure where my disks were and it was against the TOS  to redownload the file anywhere. Well, lessoned learned, ALWAYS back up your games! Especially before modding!
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