Fallout 4 modder makes The Commonwealth's infamous Port-A-Diners smashable

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One of Fallout 4's Port-a-Diners with a smashed window.
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Battling your way through Fallout 4 is an easy way to work up an appetite, especially if your follower doesn’t have enough room left in their inventory to bring any Vault-Tec packed lunches along on missions.

After all, blocking melee blows, lobbing mini-nukes at your enemies and jumping out of your boots whenever a deathclaw shows up all require more energy than can be supplied by endlessly chugging Nuka Cola.

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However, a new mod might just help to satiate your growling stomach, giving you the means to acquire perfectly preserved slices of pie by force.

Fallout 4 now provides gaming’s best sledgehammer-based vending experience

The mod in question is called ‘Smash-And-Grab (Port-A-Diner Quality of Life’ and is the work of modder 54yeg, whose previous modding efforts have helped Cyberpunk 2077 players to dive out of moving cars.

This time, they’ve decided to give Fallout 4’s hungry vault dwellers something they’ve been craving for a while, that being the ability to properly take out their frustration on the Port-A-Diners that can be found in places like Diamond City’s Dugout Inn.

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These interesting-looking contraptions essentially work like claw machines in the vanilla game, having a tiny chance of dispensing a piece of perfectly preserved pre-war pie, with characters whose luck stat is high being slightly more likely to come out with a tasty treat.

That said, attempts to get the pie overwhelmingly end in disappointment. 54yeg’s mod seeks to alleviate this by giving the Sole Survivor the ability to smash the machine’s glass and get at the goodies that way.

However, don’t think all of your problems have been solved, with the glass taking a fair few whacks to shatter, and the act possibly turning any outraged nearby humans hostile, or attracting hordes of fellow ghouls if you’re halfway through a dungeon full of them.

So, either exercise caution when relieving your desire for a snack. If you’re roleplaying as a pacifist who’d never do something as violent as assaulting an innocent vending machine, you could consider grabbing vault75’s ‘Always Successful Port-A-Diners’ instead.

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In order to get 54yeg’s mod working, you’ll first need to turn archive invalidation for Fallout 4 on, which this guide by modder insaneplumber may help with.

Regardless of whether your Sole Survivor is now picking shards of glass out of their supper, make sure to follow us for more updates on interesting mods like this one for Fallout, Skyrim and Elden Ring. You can also check out our mods of the month for November.