Life in the Commonwealth is certainly interesting, with near endless radioactive adventures to go on, plenty of quirky NPCs and robots to talk to, plus the occasional terrifying encounter all awaiting the Sole Survivor.
That said, no matter how big a Fallout fan you may be, sometimes you might find yourself longing for a bit of a change to spice Fallout 4 up, an itch that mods can usually scratch by transforming the game into a JRPG or FIFA, for example.
Now, one modder is working to ensure that you’ll still be able to enjoy playing the game with your favourite mods on the Steam Deck, if you decide to invest in one.
Get ready for some portable Fallout modding fun!
The mod that modder Lucian04, whose previous work has improved the game’s weapons and brought crossbows to Skyrim’s Switch port, has uploaded to the nexus in order to do this isn’t technically a mod, but a PDF, called ‘Steam Deck - A Pleb's Guide to Modding Fallout 4 on Valve's New Platform’.
This time they’ve produced a detailed guide designed to help even those uninitiated into the world of Fallout modding to get Fallout 4 working with them on the Deck.
Divided into a few different sections covering the requirements for the task you’ll be undertaking, step-by-step instructions on how to do it and some guidance of how to achieve the best visual settings, Lucian04 cites the guide as being aimed primarily at: “those who refuse to use Bethesda.net or who don’t want to go through the hassle of getting Mod Organizer 2 working in Desktop mode.”
While going through Bethesda.net is an option to get a modded version of Fallout 4 going on your Deck, Lucian04 identifies it as being: “boring and easy and I’m not a boring or easy kind of guy”.
This isn’t the first time modders have taken a crack at writing instructions on how to do certain technical things to Fallout 4 either, with PeytonTheGeek’s ‘Nvidia Image Scaling Tutorial - The Poor Gamer's DLSS’ helping to make it look prettier on lower-end machines and Sight1’s ‘Performance optimization guide - mod list and tweaks’ aiming to make it run more smoothly.
On the other hand, if you’ve managed to follow Lucian04’s instructions perfectly and are looking for a recommendation for the first mod you should stick on your Deck version of Fallout 4, Pickysaurus’ ‘Nexus Mods Intro Video’ would seem like a rather apt choice.
So, draft up a fresh mod list, fire up your Deck, and make sure to follow us for coverage of the wacky worlds of Elden Ring and Skyrim modding.